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Moonga- Vigilant Water Elf by Suzanne-Helmigh Moonga- Vigilant Water Elf by Suzanne-Helmigh
This is the advancedwarrior elf I did for the new Moonga set: Lanna and the kingdom of waters.
The normal version:
Www.moonga.com :iconmoonga:


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StarklyIce Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really beautiful. I like how you created the lights, especially in this underwater setting. The way the light comes behind and around the cliffs from the distance gives great depth! :)

May I ask you about the time when you started drawing "seriously"? Did you feel frustrations like I, seeing that things don't turn out as you want, and knowing that there is sooo much to learn and it's hard to find where to start? I've been struggling for quite a while, and I do observe a lot of artworks and read a lot, but no matter what I start drawing, I can do it for 1 or sometimes even 2 hours, but the impatience and frustrations (due to lack of skills and being slow) kick in and make me stop.
Did you also have such problems, or did you have great passion at that time that enabled you to not being frustrated and disappointed? What was your approach?

If you look at  my works, you might think that I'm not serious about art, but I really am, it's just that I need to build skills. I really don't know whom to ask about this experience, but if you have time to tell me about the attitude I should take, I would be really grateful~
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Goldenphoenix-Titly Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful :clap:
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artbatter Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, this is great. I have seen your work around before. Nice stuff.
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Suzanne-Helmigh Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much :)
your work is really cool, gave you a watch :)
So cool that wizards bought your work, how did that happen? Did you send it to them or did they find it online? It looks great.
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artbatter Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I went to GenCon Indy 2012, a gaming convention here in the states that happened to be about a four hour drive from my home. Went there with an 8.5 x11 inch portfolio of everything you see here on DA, and included life size mockups of my card art on actual cards I made. Paizo, Fantasy Flight, MTG and D&D all wanted me and Jeremy Jarvis from MTG wanted to purchase 2 of my pieces on the spot. After the reviews, and drinks at a local bar with everyone (including Todd Lockwood) I sent everyone home with card mockups and prints. Then Jeremy called me and wanted 6 pieces. I was obviously tripping out with Joy. Just goes to show you how important conventions can be!
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Suzanne-Helmigh Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my god that sounds like the dream breakthrough! You must be one happy man still :)
Sadly they don't come here in Europe, I was at an convention last year , Paizo and Fantasy flight games where there, but they were extremely cranky and there were just regular employees, no CEO's or art directors :( .
Do you still get to work on cool gigs form those company's?
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artbatter Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, Paizo and FF send me stuff, but Im so busy with mtg and even some cryptizoic stuff (they handle the WoW TCG) that I kinda have to turn them down. MTG is a dream job (as far as freelance goes) and wizards pays the best hands down, trust me. Getting in with them is a big deal and from what I hear a tough cookie to crack. It was my first time applying with them so I got lucky I suppose.
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Suzanne-Helmigh Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool :D Yeah I work for Cryptozoic too, haven't heard anything form them since Christmas, I think I have to email them again.
Stopped working for ffg a while ago :P they don't pay enough to keep up the rent you know :P
But MTG is epic, I've send my portfolio to them last week actually. Guess they were not to impressed XD ah well.
You should try Aplibot, a lot of Magic the gathering artists work for them too (they seem to pay even better.) But you don't need to if magic keeps you busy : Did you get to do work for the gatecrash set?
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artbatter Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The thing about mtg is this: Every time you see something released just remember then it was created just about 12 months before that. Gatecrash came out before I began my work with them ( I missed out ). I may just have to try my hand at applibot for Legend of the Cryptids. But im working on a concept art portfolio too so maybe if time allows. Since I have done lots of card art, some promo stuff and book covers ( Fellow mtg artist Dave Palumbo commissioned me for Nightshade Books) I want to get into gaming and maybe even movies someday. Since we are fb friends just message me on there, Im on there way too much lol.
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SBraithwaite Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I like this it tuned out really well
it good to see more about these characters
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