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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.




ONE MORE CHARACTER, SORRY.
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:
Fantasy - Veya by Ai-BeeImori and Aseri full body by Tyshea Garsend full body by TysheaTayen full body by TysheaElliel full body by Tyshea
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:iconmarchy96:
marchy96 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015   Artist
Damn, this guy's sexy ;D
Love his outfit, suits him just right ^^
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LadyShallandra Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Reta yum you are beautiful delicious man yes you are yes you are :kiss: :drool:
his chest... And his hair... And his evil glare... With that turban on he looks like a desert Thief King or something... Maybe a Thief Spirit 'cause humans aren't blue... Ehhh kinda like in that one movie... That I saw... Years and years ago in walking-babyhood... It was a Disney movie, but he doesn't look very Disney to me at least...
But he'd be one cool kick-ass villan. Or hidden hero, or reformed villan, or fallen hero... Aw shucks he'd be damn cool anyway. Just look at his scary hot goodness <3 where did the thief thing...? Well, hmm... Ah! It was from an Aladdin movie! That's where the thief thing came from! :3 Im glad I figured it out cause not explaing would be kinda mean to folks from the base cultures...
yummy yummy kiss his tummy ^^' :crazydance:
why yes, I am sleep deprived. it's the dead of night, or squeak of morning, and I'm online drooling over his BEAUTIFUL BLUEBERRIES... :drool:
hahaha he has blue nipples... ^^' yeahhhh gonna stop typing now... :sweatdrop:
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
HAHA your reaction was totally priceless, thank you!! :XD:
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LadyShallandra Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! ^^
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Well drawn.
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Mallliera-de-Luc Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
This is amazingly beautiful.:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap :squee: :squee: :squee: :squee: :squee: :squee: :squee: 
Could you please draw something for me? 
I've had the image in my mind for a mind but I am not very artistic
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! But I'm sorry to say I'm not taking commissions at this time :(
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Myrethy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
xD was so sure just going by the thumbnail that this was a female character… PSYCH NOPE HE'S A GUY HAHAHAHAHA ahh gender-norm defiance, how I love you :D
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
LOL yep, not enough sexy fantasy guys in the world, I say :P
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:iconmyrethy:
Myrethy Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed :D
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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!)
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:icontyshea:
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 :)
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TheComicChick Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student General Artist
my god your art is beautiful :D 
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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TheComicChick Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student General Artist
you're welcome :) 
keep making amazing things ^^ 
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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!)
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:icontyshea:
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:
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SuperHeroSockMonkey Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist
His nipples, man ;)
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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?
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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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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:
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:icontyshea:
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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SassyRaptor Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
You are very welcome! c: 
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ShadowMan-DDT Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I honestly have to thank you for making these. I'm making a fantasy RPG and how you broke down the cultural influences of each character and the society they come from made me realize I completely neglected that aspect of the world. Now my game takes place in one single kingdom, but even that can yeld any number wildly diverse cultures. Fuck, just look at the U.S.! I will start trying to put alot more thought into how the different races cultures work, how they relate to each other, and even put more real world influences into my world, hell might make things more fun and easier when it comes to weapons and armor.
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Tyshea Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thank you SO much!
I really hope you do experiment, it's a great eye-opener and you get a lot of new ideas. It's fun to explore too :)
Man I seriously can't get over the fact you were inspired by this, you have no idea how much that means to me haha
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TheFlamingZebra Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THAT TORSO IS SO BEAUTIFUL I WANNA RUB MY HANDS ALL OVER IT. The intricate armor designs are breath taking and subtle and make me cry.

Okay so one thing I love about your style in general is the fact that while you do use lines, you don't really seem to RELY on them to make it appear, the colors do that. Basically it's delicious and I love it because ADORE color so much but LINES are so cool and I hate to leave them out and this is just a beautiful balance of both
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Tyshea Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
GOOD YESS SUCCUMB TO THE FEMALE GAZE LMAO

ahh, thank you though! I tried to do totally lineless painting, and while I CAN? It's just not quite my style.
I've been developing a way of using more..painted lines I guess, and it's just so nice that people notice ;//u//;
BUT THEN AGAIN YOU NOTICE EVERYTHING GOSH YOU
//BLUSHU ROLLS AWAY
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Ash-chan94 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
I would really, really love to see this as a comic. I just love every design. I've loved elves from ever since I can remember, and since I've recently come into DnD this makes me smile so big. You make every design with such thought historically and aesthetically, which is why I've followed you since the start of Salad Days when it was still active and on going. I can't wait to see more designs based on this concept, I wish that I could even draw like this to contribute to the fanart this desperately needs.
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Tyshea Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh, thank you so much! I have no idea when we'd do a comic for real, but maybe we could do some joke strips HAHA

But damn, thank you so much!
I would probably explode from happiness at fanart :|
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Ash-chan94 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
If I master Worbla, I would even cosplay those designs, so beautiful ;A;
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vai-russ Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
okay at this point I feel like I've adequately described how I love all the different inspirations you're drawing from so I'll just go curl up in a little ball of happiness goodbye.
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Tyshea Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You really have, and I am blushing up a storm.
THANK YOU AGAIN YOU ALL OF HAPPINESS LET ME JUST LOVE YOU
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vai-russ Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
alas you cannot nope i am gone goodbye friends.
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moonspirit18 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
nom nom nom, i is eaten him.
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
guessing you like him? :XD:
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moonspirit18 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
YES!!!! I LOVES HIM... NOM NOM NOM ;)
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
HAH, thank! :D
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moonspirit18 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
ABSOLUTALLY WELCOME!!!!!
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freaKANIME780 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
I wanted to throw in some fancy pun filled joke but, I got nothing. That aside I love the elf and all his exposed chest goodness.
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha, thanks dude! :D
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Azurenite88 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Looks badass, love his design
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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hell-kill Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student General Artist
oh i like him
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you do!
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RedWolf4 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Man, Ty, these characters are sweet. Not to mention that I rather dig the little bits of worldbuilding that you've been tossing about. One issue I have with Chesty McBarechest is, well, guess. :P But it's just a niggle, nothing to be really taken in, I just have a mania about improperly armored characters is all. I love Elliel's design for that reason, how she free's up her string arm and armors the side facing opposition the most. Also she looks pretty badass. And the Thai inspired set is pretty awesome too, I'd love seeing more of how that turns out.

Pretty much everything this day has been pretty buttery. Your lines and design as always are damn fine Ty, keep up that smooth work. *Tips hat*
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I totally get that, but bringing up Eliel isn't exactly fair because she's in 4-inch heels HAH
These designs obviously aren't taking much practicality into the equation.
I wanted Reta to be very bare, since fantasy ladies get that treatment all the time; why not men?

Thanks a lot though! Glad you're enjoying them so far, I definitely am too :D
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RedWolf4 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Heh, well, I guess there is that, the practicality matter.

And as for Reta, well, I hadn't really considered that, so yeah, you've got me there.
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antillanka Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
I love your characters! I'm getting really interested in learning more about this story!
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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