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Retavadi full body by Tyshea Retavadi full body by Tyshea
Retavadi is an assassin from the South. Silent and deadly, he hides a tragic past behind his sharp blade.
He's serious, hard to amuse, but surprisingly difficult to offend. If anything, he could be faulted for his coldness and seemingly unfeeling nature, but it's appropriate for his lifestyle.
On the rare occasion his family is threatened, he can have desperate and violent outbursts.

He has a sick sister back home who he sends money to, but little does he know, she's been looking for him for the past few years.

I'm working on another batch and was originally gonna have Reta in that group, but I ended up finishing him last night. So have him!

Reta is a Southern Elf, the other race of dark elves. The culture is based heavily on Indian, Persian, and generally Middle Eastern vibes (sourcing a lot of Ottoman stuff).
Known as the Djinn, the desert Elves are well known for their trade and artistry. Unlike their underground Northern counterparts, they live under the heavy sun and specialize in animal herding, weaving/embroidery, and bronze-work.
They live in good harmony with most of the other races in the area and have a long and illustrious royal line.

Originally, the Djinn had purple skin like the Jotuns, but I felt they didn't look different enough that way. I had a revelation to make them blue-skinned, much like the way many Hindu gods and avatars are portrayed. I personally love the result.
Red hair is a common feature, ranging from fiery orange, to deep rich magentas. This is based on the Muslim tradition of dyeing hair with Henna, though in this case I guess it would happen "naturally" haha.

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TheComicChick Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student General Artist
my god your art is beautiful :D 
Tyshea Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
TheComicChick Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student General Artist
you're welcome :) 
keep making amazing things ^^ 
SuperHeroSockMonkey Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist
Hot damn that chest man! I'm really lovin the colours and his expression and everything (especially his awesome man pecs, they are perfect!)
Tyshea Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
HAHA, thank you so much! I'm pretty stoked you like his exposed chest :XD:
SuperHeroSockMonkey Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist
His nipples, man ;)
dobyk Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
This Djinn, so hot o.O  Even if the Djini society is matriarchical, it is still possible for a male Djinn to pursue more intellectual and "high" jobs right? Perhaps in another country?
Tyshea Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha, thanks!
They're free to pursue them, it's just not expected. They can totally go to other countries for higher jobs too
SassyRaptor Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
dfgfdfg sexy elf amg!!

I really love his face! I like the color you used for the hair, as well, really compliments the purplish-blue on the skintone. c: Excellent outfit, too! The neutral/earthy colors work really well with the bright hair and skin. 

Awesome work! :w00t:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks man! I had a lot of fun with his facial features and colors :D
Happy you like him!
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