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Iben by jeddibub Iben by jeddibub
Taking a break from commissions to draw one of my favourite characters! Ever since I saw this gorgeous Gemsbock called Iben by Aureath I've been wanting to draw some fanart but haven't had the chance. I wish I could have drawn a full image but unfortunately I've got a lot on at the moment. :(

I adore his mean attitude and beautiful character design! I really must get my own horned/antlered character happening. There's not enough appreciation for our herbivores.

Apologies for the design liberties taken and the glaring anatomical issues. I know they are there, so please be nice! :glomp: This was a practice/just for fun image- took about 3 hours from start to finish! Which is extremely short for me...I usually take upwards of a few days! :D

And I have no idea where he would carry those swords!! ;P Not much room in a loincloth...

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:iconmichaelmas:
michaelmas Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
oh!oh!oh!
*x*

I've always loved :iconaureath:'s Iben

and you've made him.. so...
breathtaking x-x

just so stunningly beautiful x)
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swandog Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful!! I hope you'll keep drawing anthro ungulates! :D
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TheWhiteShark Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007  Student General Artist
...Wow.
Love the pose, the coloring
Very unique picture.
I would definatly want to stay on his good side.
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:iconcaptaindannyofdakota:
This is one amazing gemsbok! (or oryx, whatever you call it)
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:iconkittyrose:
KittyRose Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful Work :)
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frisket17 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
Lizzy squealed about this in every place she could. With good reason, Jed' gal. You do fantastic art and this is no exception. I dig the pose -- and damn you for being able to draw such gorgeous male figures! Gah. That torso. -envy-
But never the less, this is AWESOME and Liz is right.. Iben looks great with the artistic liberations you took - like with the mane. :D Fluffy-boy.
But none the less. Awesome work hon!
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BloodEffex Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
heck yes mother!
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rockyhorrorsusiekat Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
Neat picture!!! Love the details and the colouring!!!
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lionrunestudios Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
VERY lovely pose indeed...god this is awesome, well done :clap:
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ShawnLeroy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I like the pony tail. At least I think he has one. :)
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SaintKareshi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
I'm a close friend of aureaths, she squelled about an amazing peice of Fan art and of corse I had to come see. I LOOVE this. Amazing, I'm an uber big fan of Iben and get groutchy when hes not done justice and this peice is just soooo fantastic. A+ my dear A+
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:iconjeddibub:
jeddibub Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
Thank you...yes I read her squeeing comment. :D Thank you for coming to have a look and leaving a lovely comment, I appreciate that a lot! :) Far too kind!
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Mottenfest Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the pose and the awesome structure of the anatomy.
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bijaihd Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing.... :)
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:iconhazrak:
Hazrak Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
OOOH, you could make something really cool like maybe... ibix or a kudu. :3
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:iconjeddibub:
jeddibub Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
I'm thinking that. I absolutely adore Kudu so that'll probably happen.

Thanks for the comment hon! :)
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Hazrak Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
No probs. I miss talkin' to you, so I was glad to. By the way, spectacular pic, i love it ;3.
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RaptorArts Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow very Very cool!
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NuclearNinja Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
I am reminded of the new Prince of Persia games for some reason... that's a good thing :).

Excelent work is all I can really say.
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mttw-artistic1 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
great job on the muscles :)
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Teh-Big-P Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
Ah, how to put this... Awesome mate. Those scimitars and desert background give the piece a sense of the Middle East/North Africa environment.
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Silenced-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMGWTFUNF

His eyes :heart:
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:iconjeddibub:
jeddibub Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
Thank you! I'm surprised how they came out in the end...but I'm happy! :D A fluke I think.
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Silenced-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sometimes flukes are awesome :}
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aureath Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well. Now that I'm done almost squealing myself into a coma, this looks FANTASTIC! Oh my god, I almost never get fanart, especially not of Iben, so I was surprised and thrilled by your note, but then I get to the image and see THIS? Amazing!! Gah, you did SUCH a beautiful job with him, I adore the way you drew his face, it's very true to the species, and the crazy, wild mane framing it turned out so nice! I may have to experiment with making it longer now, because I quite like the look of that.

Auhn, and the SCARS. They are so realistic and jagged and awesome and I lovelovelove the musculature you have going on, especially in his arms and those HANDS. I am seriously loving on all the little details, too. Like the swords (bloodstains, ee!) and the eyes. They're exactly how I imagined them! Bluish-white and not-quite-opaque. Even the simple colors of the background compliment him so well.

And there is some serious lag going on with the comment box, so I shall cut my RAVING short (lucky you! XD) but yes. Omg. I adore you. Thank you so much for making him so SEXEH. I save this forever now 8D Yee!
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jeddibub Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
*blushes* Aww....you are too kind! It was totally my pleasure to draw this guy up! I really love Gemsbok and Oryx's anyway and he's just a fantastically designed character I couldn't resist! :) Everyone loves a bad boy anyway... ;P

I always imagined him with a longer mane for some reason so I took some artistic liberties there. Glad you liked it too! The best reward is the creator's approval so I'm over the moon. :glomp:
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notveryathletic Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very impressive ^_^
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:iconjeddibub:
jeddibub Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
Thanks! :) I thought you'd dig the swords. ;P
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notveryathletic Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah *wags tail* =3
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
make a moose character! or a dik dik! [link]
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:iconjeddibub:
jeddibub Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
I'm thinking maybe a collection of bovidae characters...if I get the time. Most probably will have a Kudu, maybe something tank like a Bison or water buffalo, and I really dig Moose as well. Dik Dik's are so adorable...the smallest antelope yes? I remember the Attenborough doco segment on them. :)

On a slightly weird note, I pretend to be a moose with my niece, it's so cute!! :D She loves it!
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meihua Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
ooh, kudu... definitely have one of those :D
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Lunar-Epitaph Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
Wow...he looks great! The coloring is wonderful! :)
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