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Elliel full body by Tyshea Elliel full body by Tyshea
Elliel is a self-serving Jotun mercenary from the North, skilled at both archery and the art of seduction. Despite her confidence, she has no shame when it comes to self-preservation-- nothing is more important than survival and money. At least she's an honest person.

Laid-back with bouts of mischievousness, this impish playgirl is about to get herself into a whole world of trouble when she agrees to escort a certain spoiled High Elf magician.




I don't know how many of you remember this sketchdump, but me and Bee decided to recycle a very very old universe I was building back in middle and high school and use the characters from that to inspire us.
I'll be uploading more world concepts hopefully, but the basic idea is a re-imagined high fantasy world, with a focus on diversifying typical fantasy races to include cultural influences that aren't just Medieval Europe.
It's not shown well in El's character sheet, of course, but we'll get to more later down the line!

El is a Northern Elf, one of the two Dark Elf races.
Also known as Jotuns, they're generally your typical high fantasy Drow with a slight Russian influence.
Famous for their battle prowess, detailed wrought iron, and rich ore, the Jotuns are a proud but crude people, with hints of their Elven pompousness.
They're on horrible terms with the Western Elves (also known as High Elves or Naiads), having never let go of a bad blood feud that split the two cultures apart (the Jotuns were chased all the way up north, where they developed a new capital city underground)

Her original design on the left didn't have enough of the Russian influence that I wanted, so I gave her some of the detailed quilting of 18th century clothes on her outer jacket (at least that's what my rough research led me to)
I also wanted her to have a very heavily asymmetrical look to her, not only to augment her archery, but to match her personality.

More of this fantasy world also be found in this gallery or below:
Disir full body by TysheaImori and Aseri full body by Tyshea Garsend full body by TysheaRetavadi full body by TysheaTayen full body by Tyshea

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Edit [11/10/2014]: minor edits on her facial features and body type
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Blue-Rosez Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did you make up all these characters or its this something else
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K-Moto Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
She's so beautiful! *3*
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ;v;
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K-Moto Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
You're welcome! Your art is really awesome!  <3
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Azurenite88 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Hot woman, cool armour and glowing blue tattoos. Welp, I´ve fallen in love all over again .______.
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
THAT'S HER JOB I GUESS
Damn this flirt
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spaceintrovert Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student General Artist
wow!
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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spaceintrovert Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Student General Artist
That's ok!
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Nicoit Featured By Owner Edited Nov 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
She's so perfect
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like her! :D
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Nicoit Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeah! really!
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this girl more than chocolate.
That's a lot.
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
LMAO, THANK YOU
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lndzbrdn Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the mix of feminine and masculine clothing on her!!!! She's so awesome and bamfy, and I am totally in love with this look!

btw, (SORRY IN ADVANCE FOR MY NERD SELF RIGHT NOW, I have a minor in russian studies, sorryfornerdtalk)--18th century Russia had just begun to be Europeanized by Peter the Great in about 1700 (but tbh, only the nobility were really forced to do European stuff like shave their beards/change their style. so, for a bit, the peasants still looked pretty russian peasant-y. tall hats, long skirts, the works....) Ahhhhh, so, I think to make El look more "russian", maybe add fur around her collar or perhaps add an asymmetrical sleeve with fur on the end. this could work for the middle two outfits. or, you could give her a fur hat...IDK, fur just makes things look way more russian almost 100% of the time lol

I hope this helps if you're ever changing her clothing designs in the future :heart: it'd be difficult to pull off--making her look more like a russian, winter-dweller, AND a hardcore northern elvish mercenary--but it's doable, it'd be supercool :hug:
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
DON'T BE SORRY FOR YOUR NERD SELF, OH MAN, this is perfect! 18th century sounds about right for what I'm going for actually. I wanted there to be some more of the uh, "folk" aspect of their culture? Gosh I actually don't know how I should describe that. It shows up in some of their prints and waist sashes though. If you've got time and don't mind looking in this sketchdump, I'd like to know your thoughts on what I've got rolling so far!
Fantasy Sketchdump 4 by Tyshea

I REALIZED FUR WORKS REALLY WELL THOUGH LMAO. I would use it, but I've been leaning towards giving the Dwarves more fur. Trying to go for unique textures and textiles for each of my races.

THANK YOU FOR THE SUGGESTION THOUGH, AND FOR YOUR KNOWLEDGE, I hope you don't mind the counter nerding, ahhh
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lndzbrdn Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np!! and DUDE, I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT THIS SKETCHDUMP. ///faints////// (ughhh, I usually pay more attention to detail than this, lolol)

BUT YEAH, in that sketchdump, the dark elf jotun lineup looks very russian!! I see what you did--the collars on the first and last coats are great. I like that the first dude has a long coat with a thick belt--that's really good! AND THE TALL LADY'S HEADDRESS IS SPOT ON. mandarin clasps, long sleeves/coat trains, and thick collars are excellent touches. A+ on the incorporation of russian style!!!

 I think this previous sketchdump really really shows the research that you've put into your art. I've always loved your stuff, but right now, I'm 20x more impressed than I usually am with your work. I'm glad I could revisit that post! :hug: nicely done, Ty!!:heart:
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
AHH, THAT'S GREAT TO HEAR :icontearplz:
Thank you so much! I'm happy you think so! And I just wanted to say like, I always really look forward to your comments IN GENERAL but your feedback on this was really really nice and I REALLY APPRECIATE you taking the time. I APPRECIATE YOU IN GENERAL BUT YEAH, EVEN MORE APPRECIATION OVER THIS. Thank you! ;v;
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lndzbrdn Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahw, don't mention it!! <33 i'm happy to comment!! Tamako Smile Icon 
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ohmybug Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student
I absolutely love your character designs and particulary, I fell in love with this girl. Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] 
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so glad to hear that, thank you! ( ; ▽ ; )ノ
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Devanelle Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Your armor/costume design is seriously inspirational
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :love:
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BrandonSweere Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
so epic!
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BrandonSweere Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
whoops haha forgot I commented on this!
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Alcheius Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
I keep coming back, and am always unsure if I love this or love this.
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, so you definitely love it? :D
Thank you!
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Alcheius Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Your welcome. Its always interesting to see whats new that you've got. I like the Jotun lady out of it all. She looks like a literal badass. The very definition of the word
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BrandonSweere Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
so epic!
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Alyfinelli Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
I've said this before, and i'll say it again.... *nugh~* I love your style. Sharp, but curvy, tall and sophisticated, yet mischievous.   
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
AHH! Thank you so much! :iconblushuplz:
Glad you get those vibes from her, that's precisely what I'm going for :heart:
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avatarfangirl55 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can feeeeel the sass.
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
HAHA, she is rather sassy :XD:
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avatarfangirl55 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is malleable. So sass. Love it~
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Kuroi1992 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is one of my favorite characters of yours
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm happy to hear that! :love:
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Shadoritos Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Student General Artist
she is so pretty im going to die. i want to exist in this world of yours all the girls are so attractive wtf.
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
HAHAH, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Really happy you like her!
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Kona-Ann Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful concept!
i love the depth and detail in this character :)
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like her hair and the markings on her right. :)
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Rivvyn Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
............ I really wanna make that bow..........
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Dude I'd love to see it if you did! :D
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Rivvyn Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh believe me, I'm sure as hell trying to figure out how to xD
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BlackMage145 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Is she intended to look  androgynous or is it just me?
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dobyk Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Are there mages in this fantasy universe? Are they similar to the mages of other fantasy universes? (you know, robes, staff, arcane incantations and complex rituals)?
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yep yep, there are mages and magic casters and everything :D
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amjedigen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
I'd love to see a piece illustrating how magic works in this universe.
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha I'll get to it eventually! :D
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