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Gremlin of the Diamond Caves by TamarinFrog Gremlin of the Diamond Caves by TamarinFrog
And now! Something completely different!

I wanted to challenge myself and I decided to practice some digital painting with a more realistic look rather than cartoon.
I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone and proof that I am not a one trick pony. I am quite happy with the outcome. :)

So, I wanted to draw my view of a "realistic" sableye. To me, he is pokemon world's gremlin, mixed with Gollum. Thus, it always amuses me when I see people drawing him with a fur. Since sableye is a creature that can grow diamonds out of his body, I'd say his skin needs to be hard, almost mineral like. This is how I prefer my sableyes. Creepy and gremlin like! :D

Hope you like it! I'd love to experiment with digital painting more. I seriously need to get faster at it. Gotta practice some speed painting. And feel free to give me any tips!

Sableye (c) Nintendo
Some brushes from [link] were used for textures.
[link] was used as a pose reference and inspiration. (I told you I see sableye as Gollum XD)
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Delilaskunk516 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks so freaky. In a good way ofcorse.
Sweetlileevee Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
I'm getting goose bumps
CelestialDrake Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I gots one of those. They are creepy XD
ShadowNight9 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Artist
shadownickmcnick Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
kinda reminds me of gollum. or the falmer from skyrim
chibimaker Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Niiiiice realism. 8D
Kikulina Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
holy holy holy holy holy holy
so creeepy!!!

nice effects ; D
SealAwayHearts Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This reminds me of your old style, I really miss you old style. Sure this new one is cute but I kinda miss the older sharper look of your art.
TamarinFrog Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The time I used pencil linearts? Uuh... I dunno. Gave me more trouble than it was worth. Plus, even my pencil linearts have evolved into more smoother and rounder.
SealAwayHearts Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
^^; That's the think thought I seem to be interested in rough and sketchy which was your first style that drew me into DA in the first place. I don't mean to be rude and I do like your current style as well I just kinda like older things for some reason. Though I do love how you draw Winslow in your current style. C:
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