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Elven Archer - Hair Update - Front by RoninDude Elven Archer - Hair Update - Front by RoninDude
I updated Elven Archer's hair style. She's just wearing it differently. XD 
Anyways, I am looking forward to revealing her name at the end of the month! 


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:icong4mm43t4:
G4MM43T4 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
her nose. so cute.
i do like that style of hair layering. gotta try it one day.
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, dude! Yeah man, it's fun! Like little ribbons. :D
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:iconfantasyrebirth96:
FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
you know i realize that i really like her hairstyle alot^^
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Glad to hear that!
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:iconrallyguy33:
Rallyguy33 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016
Nice variant. Love her expression.
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! Glad you like the change. :)
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:icontehwatcher:
tehwatcher Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
1st so pretyy

2nd i love seeing her all the time

3rd does she wear difrent outfits?
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! And no, I haven't drawn her in other outfits. 
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:icontehwatcher:
tehwatcher Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
1st your welcome

2nd i see will you make tho?
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know. It could happen! ;)
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:icontehwatcher:
tehwatcher Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
1st i see cant wait

2nd im sure she will be beautiful say  curious what is the most sexyest thing you ever draw(i dont mean anydisrespect)
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You will have to look through my gallery and decide for yourself. ;)
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:icontehwatcher:
tehwatcher Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
1st oh ok X3

2nd curious do ronin uhhhh know bayonetta?
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I've heard of that game. Not really something I am interested in. 
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:icondarianblood:
Darianblood Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
Those freckles....too cute for words
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe thanks!
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:iconkyoshyu:
Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks even better up front. :)
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icongrendelkin:
Grendelkin Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So surprised.... ;)
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I suppose so!
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:iconthejimmyjames:
thejimmyjames Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Always <3
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconshadowraven2006:
ShadowRaven2006 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
interesting hair style, I like it.
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconxenajade:
XenaJade Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Hair update?

I can tell. I really liek this hairstyle ;~;
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconrandommode:
Randommode Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
She is so awesome I love her so much :) 
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe I am glad to hear that!
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:iconhazard89:
Hazard89 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
Looked better before.
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
We will agree to disagree. :)
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:iconhazard89:
Hazard89 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
Sure
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:iconiloveiceareas:
ILoveIceAreas Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
i like it! the low cut adds the charm to her.
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconsapphicneko:
SapphicNeko Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
pretty :)
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlastminutereplicas:
LastMinuteReplicas Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
She's wonderful :heart:
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkyman102:
Kyman102 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
:D Freckle elves are always great
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, glad you feel that way!
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:iconvirtualdexus:
VirtualDexus Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like her new hair style! :D
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmaehedrose:
Maehedrose Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
She's very cute, but it's time I got real with you for a moment.  I like your pieces, but all your girls look very similar to one another, particularly in their faces and expressions.  I'd love to see you branch out some more and try something you aren't so comfortable with. 
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Edited Oct 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I am very aware of this. 

I also agree that it'd be cool to experiment more and come up with different face types. I've done that a little, with some of my recent personal pieces, actually:
Lin - An apple a day by RoninDude
(Three different faces, here)

Expressions, however, are something I DO experiment a lot with. Just look through my gallery and you will see a lot of expression practices. Sassy elf was invented to try different expressions out. Here's some expression practice on the same facial structure, for consistency: 
Emotion Practice 1-29-2016 by RoninDude Emotion Practice 1-20-2016 by RoninDude

And some other expression practice that I am proud of: 
Expression practice - Hayden Panettiere - Set 2 by RoninDude
Silly Quickie - Hayden Panettiere Expressions by RoninDude

The thing is, it's not a great idea to experiment on client work. The client hires me to draw a specific way. Often, I am given examples of previous works of mine for the face and hair and expression. So this ends up making my commission work look derivative of my personal work. As I create more commissions, more clients ask me to draw stuff that looks like my other commissions, and so there are some popular expressions and facial structures that I am asked to repeat again and again. This causes a situation where much of my work has the same expressions and faces. It's sort of a domino effect, if you follow me. The same thing happens if I post nudes, which is why I stopped. I post one nude, and then I get commissioned to draw a dozen more nudes, which attracts even more clients who want nude work... Eventually, I get burned out from all the nudes. 

In my personal work, I do explore quite a bit. I've done some thicker women, and some older women, and some men with different face types, too. I still have a lot of exploring to go, and it's planned. But I can't do anything about the fact that commission clients expect and ask for a certain "look", and I am obliged to give that to them. 

Then there are some recurring personal characters I have, and it wouldn't make much sense to change their facial structure, would it? XD

So, as you said, "It's time to get real". This is the reality of the situation. Besides that, it's not terribly uncommon for some artists to have all the characters use the same face. Just look at the anime industry! lol

Thank you for your comment! Just know it's something I am aware of, and I am doing my best, given the circumstances, to slowly add more facial structures to the mix. Here's an example of some facial structure practice: 
Facial Variation Practice 3-26-2015 by RoninDude

I'd like to do more of this, until I am confident enough to add it to my regular mix. 
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:iconusoutlaw:
usoutlaw Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
she so interesting. iv never seen an elf with freckles. also her hair looks pritty
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icondrottem:
Drottem Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! so cute!

the details are very impressive! 
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconfighterxaos:
fighterxaos Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Professional Writer
Super cute work! :love:
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe thanks!
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:icondreamerwhit:
DreamerWhit Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
wow, I love it. She looks wonderful
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