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Dragon Commander: Character Arc by orogion Dragon Commander: Character Arc by orogion
This is concept art I made for the game "Divinity: Dragon Commander" by LarianStudios.

You can find the website to the game at the link below:
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Copyright 2010,2012 Larian Studios, all rights reserved. Larian Studios, Divinity and Dragon Commander are registered trademarks of Larian Studios in the US and other countries.
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Given 2012-12-22
Really interesting and well designed characters for an upcoming game Dragon Commander: Character Arc by ~orogion ( Suggested by KeinZantezuken and Featured by PolyMune )
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NikHero Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this!
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:icontheforgottenmyth:
TheForgottenMyth Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the feet/heels on the robotic woman, very cool
Beautiful work :heart:
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:iconorogion:
orogion Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you for the praise! Very much appreciated ^^
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Ansalagon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
WOW EPIC :D
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:iconthanios:
Thanios Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
It’s beautiful, I like the colours and the light, the combination of the background and the characters are so…wow , it’s perfect
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:iconorogion:
orogion Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much for the praising words ^^
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:iconthanios:
Thanios Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
You're welcome
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:iconthanios:
Thanios Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
You're welcome
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MassRelay101 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
I love this game and I love this character! (Don't want to spoil her name for people here.)
Great work! Hope you find more projects in the future!
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orogion Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I rejoice in hearing that you love this character so much ^^ I certainly hope I can keep concepting for the Divinity universe in the future!
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yuuki-kouseki Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
omg this is so perfect !!!
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:iconorogion:
orogion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you ^^
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:icontech60:
tech60 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Whoa nice
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:iconorogion:
orogion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you ^^
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:iconcallendra:
Callendra Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Death between Biological and Cyborg... I can see some symbolism here. Gorgeous! Love the colours and the details!
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:iconorogion:
orogion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Ha, I see I made you think ^^ Good!
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:iconinvadermayhem:
invadermayhem Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   General Artist
So it represents birth, destruction and recreation?
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:iconorogion:
orogion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
In certain way it does. You'll have to play the game to find out this characters story arc. ;)
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LanaLemony Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ah, I'm kind of disappointed in how hyper-sexualized these women are. I'm not even sure how a skeleton can have lips.
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orogion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
She doesn't, it's not clear on the drawing I guess, but the lips are painted on it, like you would draw lips with lipstick on a football. The reason why she does it is because of the character she is. I can't reveal anything yet about her story so I can't go deeper into this.
Suffice to say it's a part of her personality.

Also designwise it's nearly impossible to have a skeleton look female and sexy without stylising things. The previous version we had at the studio of this looked like a crossdresser. Simple cuz a realistic skull looks grim and masculine and this was not a design we wanted to go for.
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LanaLemony Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
But where the lips are on a skeleton there should be teeth underneath. There is no teeth texture there at all.

I don't really see how "looking like a cross dresser" is an issue. Especially not when you're a skeleton. I mean, they can't even reproduce. You'd think the rules would be a bit different? A woman can decide to wear whatever she wants, but I find it extremely hard to suspend my disbelief long enough to believe that a robot wants nipples. I just see objectifying here and I can't look beyond that to appreciate the parts of the designs that are actually pretty cool.

You keep saying that they have a story behind them, but why choose that story? There's pretty much nothing original anymore about hyper-sexualizing female characters.
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orogion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Well I'm not gonna get dragged in a discussion here. Mainly since A) I work in contract, my boss has the final word on a design B) I don't write the characters storyline. I just come up with a design that fits with it. C) I can't say much more than what's shown in the drawing because of my NDA.

In that perspective, the crossdresser look didn't fit the profile our writer set up. Simple as that. I can understand you don't see an issue with it, since you just got presented an image out of context ^^
You're right when you say a skeleton can't reproduce. Just as it can't talk as it has not tongue, can't move as it doesn't have muscles, doesn't have a voice as it doens't have vocal cords, can't think as it doesn't have brain, can't see as it doesn't have eyes.
Once you thread that path you're bound to burst your suspension of disbelieve.
Yet in the divinity universe, where DragonCommander takes place, the skeletons are a race with a nation and its own politics.

Anyway, I'm gonna close by saying thank you for voicing your opinion and that I'm sorry that you feel that these concepts are too objectifying and hyper-sexualizing to your taste. I've also learned in all my years that's impossible to cater for everyone.
Additionally, I can garantee that the characters in DragonCommander are more than that and actually have a very deep and rich story.
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LanaLemony Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for your time and explanation. :>
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tina345 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Artist
this is a masterpiece to me it is Temptation, Death and Judge, you really did a awesome job.
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orogion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Oh I hadn't looked at it that way! But I do must say that I do see where you're coming from! Wonderful!
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tina345 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012   Artist
thanks.
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Aouzu Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
thats so awesome I love the girl in red
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:iconorogion:
orogion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks ^^
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Chime-Elf Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
It's beautiful! :D I especially love the way you've done the fabric. Very realistic.

I also really love your background - how did you make it?
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orogion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Well the background is just a combination of several brushes, tracing and working on top of those. It's function was only to slightly reinforce the themes of the characters at either side.
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Chime-Elf Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Well, I think it succeeds in that! Nice work :D
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spikedangel Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I like the middle one. I wouldn't call the other two interesting or well designed.
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orogion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you for voicing your honest opinion.
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raynetempura Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Wow, this is very beautiful... Everything is so well drawn and painted, and the designs are so well placed and organized. It's very lovely, kind of chilling. :) I love it.
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orogion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you much for your praise ^^
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SethFox Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Oh wow <3
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:iconorogion:
orogion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
:heart:
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SpongeMuffin Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
The robot girl looks a bit ridiculous with the heeled feet (not to mention not realistic, she'd be a fairly useless tool with feet like that) but overall it looks pretty awesome.
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orogion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Robots made in our own image is completly ridiculous unless they have to function identically as us. Real world shows us robots that nothing more than chip driven arms or cameras on wheels.
However, this concept was made for a high fantasy game so things are bound to become unrealistic, but that's the nature of the setting. And for that reason I enjoy taking a lot of artistic freedom in my designs.
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AlastorCain Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I love that design on the right the most, it's really captivating to me for some reason. Amazing work.
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orogion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
It's amazing to see how everyone has its own favorite for whatever reason.
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webs6070 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist
this is really cool
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:iconorogion:
orogion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks ^^
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webs6070 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist
youre welcome
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AnaBelenRuiz Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I've found your inspiration for the first one! :P
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great work!
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orogion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Yup, DA features a lot of cool stock artists. And I thoroughly enjoy being inspired by them.
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AnaBelenRuiz Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Interface Designer
:-)
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gruuvvi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
powerful! :)
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orogion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks ^^
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:iconudtheaesir:
UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Love it!
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