, her enigmatic Iven-mar, Dalmar.
When Sleyf put this character forth as the subject I was immediately excited. For one, she explained Dalmar's race, the Iven-mar, needed a more wild appearance than previously rendered. Sleyf imagined hair that was also comprised of quills, feathers, fur... and yet decidedly humanoid, feminine beauty. I love free-reign and helping with concept designs, and Dalmar was no exception. Her hair... I had to think on the concept a bit, and had to erase more than I'd like to admit.
But aside from all that, what an interesting species concept. This woman is busting with creative characters and worlds teeming with nuance and details. Check out her gallery. Seriously.
Sleyf, thanks so much for this. I really hope I did her justice. I want to have another go at her, using her and that luscious mane as study in copics, with your permission, of course.
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