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Taphrin by YngvarAsplund Taphrin by YngvarAsplund
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To anyone with more than a loaf of bread between their ears it is immediately obvious that Taphrin's ancestry has traces of demons. His kind is tolerated by most, but is often looked at with a certain level of mistrust, so finding honest work is never easy.

Taphrin, or Taph for short, finds things for a living. And at the moment he has been lucky enough to find employment at the local brewer of potions and tinctures. As a result, he is frequently seen heading towards the woods in search of various ingredients.

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I promised a good friend of mine I would make an attempt at creating a couple of original characters. This is a part of that attempt.
Taphrin's name is derived from the fungus Taphrinomycotina. Thank you, *emi-ku, for helping me name him!
I will be doing at least one more original character. It's a good exercise to do from time to time, so maybe I'll do more?
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:iconatomickitten13:
AtomicKitten13 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Nice story behind this awesome artwork.
Color and details are amazing in this one. :)
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:icondigitalrabie:
DigitalRabie Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
well done
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:iconyngvarasplund:
YngvarAsplund Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icondeckxdezigns:
DeckxDezigns Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
awesome work

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:iconyngvarasplund:
YngvarAsplund Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconestonius:
Estonius Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Way cool scene and character!
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:iconyngvarasplund:
YngvarAsplund Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you think so!
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:iconisilwe87:
Isilwe87 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
I like it!!!!
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:iconyngvarasplund:
YngvarAsplund Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icont-zlod:
t-zlod Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cant have enough of this piece. moar moar! please moar! :love:
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:iconyngvarasplund:
YngvarAsplund Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe. :)
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:icondocholiday1974:
docholiday1974 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
love it.... great originality, simple explanation and captured my imagination with that explanation. great work
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:iconyngvarasplund:
YngvarAsplund Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, that's nice to hear. :)
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:iconmmhinman:
MMHinman Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is awesome!!0.0
the guy is cute in a way;)
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:iconyngvarasplund:
YngvarAsplund Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it. :)
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:iconmmhinman:
MMHinman Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np^^
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:iconerinkill:
Erinkill Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
OMFG, that is a beautiful drawing and very simple yet convincing story for it. They match perfectly. 10/10.
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:iconyngvarasplund:
YngvarAsplund Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, that's nice to hear. :)
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:iconcorwin-cross:
Corwin-Cross Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013   Digital Artist
awesome!
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:iconyngvarasplund:
YngvarAsplund Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconanedrehagen:
ANedrehagen Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Superkul! Blei ultra bra denna, glede meg te dei neste :D
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:iconyngvarasplund:
YngvarAsplund Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Takk. :) Lurer på om jeg skal lage litt mer action i de neste. Handlinga i denne er litt kjedelig, hehe.
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:iconanedrehagen:
ANedrehagen Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Kjør på, det blir aldri dårlig når du kjører på med litt action! :) Det ser velidg lovende ut dette i alle fall, keep it up bro!
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:icontoonsta:
Toonsta Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
Fuckin love your art style dude! Coolest lines and trees and colours ever!
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:iconyngvarasplund:
YngvarAsplund Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Takk takk! :)
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:iconricedeviantart:
ricedeviantart Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First thing that comes to my mind was that i have seen those colors/coloring somewhere. A lot of inspiration from diablo 3. Great image but you should focus more on your "own" style.
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:iconyngvarasplund:
YngvarAsplund Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm, I wouldn't mind if my style was inspired by the Diablo 3 art style even more. It's a style that is really appealing to me. But I appreciate the advice and will keep it in mind. :)
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:iconmowendesigns:
MowenDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like him and his backstory, and of course the illustration is great. ^_^
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:iconyngvarasplund:
YngvarAsplund Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, that's nice to hear. :)
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:iconc-a-s-p-i-a:
C-a-s-p-i-a Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought this was Tibalt at first from the Magic the Gathering card game :P media.wizards.com/images/magic...

Great work however ^-^
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:iconauraginx:
auraginx Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Me as well aha
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:iconyngvarasplund:
YngvarAsplund Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That wasn't my intention, but I can definitely see the similarities, hehe. And thanks. :)
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:iconswordsmith86:
swordsmith86 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
oh man i love the trees in this.  i've been on a big fantasy kick lately so i'm loving stuff like this.  thanks for sharing :)
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:iconyngvarasplund:
YngvarAsplund Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No problem. I'm glad you like it!
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:icondavespineapple:
DavesPineapple Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely love the colors, they feel so smooth!
Awesome job (:
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:iconyngvarasplund:
YngvarAsplund Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconlucas-irineu:
lucas-irineu Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Man, this looks so amazing! You should definitely do more.
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:iconyngvarasplund:
YngvarAsplund Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlucas-irineu:
lucas-irineu Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student General Artist
(:
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:icontsaoshin:
TsaoShin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing.  Your color and paint style are beautiful!
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:iconyngvarasplund:
YngvarAsplund Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Tsao. I'm glad you like it! I like to think my style has improved at least a little since I met you guys at The Island, heh. That's ten years ago this summer if my memory isn't failing me. Time flies. :)
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:iconeclecticmanta:
EclecticManta Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So awesome!! Love the painterly feel and character. Just amazing!!!!!
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:iconyngvarasplund:
YngvarAsplund Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconpheotive:
Pheotive Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013   Digital Artist
Great work! I love his face and hair :)
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:iconyngvarasplund:
YngvarAsplund Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icongriffsnuff:
griffsnuff Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
:icontearplz: I am never tired of watching all the details you add into your pictures! Digger den intense rødfargen sammen med alle de brun/gråe!
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:iconyngvarasplund:
YngvarAsplund Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Takk. Fint å høre at du liker det. :)
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griffsnuff Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
:D
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