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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.

More of this fantasy world also be found in this gallery or below:
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Forestwater87 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Gorgeous! Love reading about the stories of all these people . . . are they written down anywhere, or do I need to piece them together from the picture descriptions? (Not a slam if it’s the latter; that’s fun too!)
Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
They're not written anywhere yet, but maybe someday! Right now we're just doing them for fun/rp stuff :)
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
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