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[Steps] Raphtalia! by muddymelly
[Steps] Raphtalia!
Patreon Icon Photoshop (final and progress) files of the full-sized artwork (and "thank you" gifts) are here on my Patreon; my free Photoshop files are here! 
Raphtalia! by muddymelly [Close-Up] Raphtalia! by muddymelly 
(My FacebookTumblr, and Twitter are here; I'd be very honored to connect with you! 💖) 

Here are progress/step snapshots from the beginning to the "end*" of Raphtalia's fan art! (Raph' stars in the unique fantasy series, Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari ["The Rising of the Shield Hero!"] More info on the full-sized piece!) 

*Art is never finished, only abandoned. 
- Leonardo da Vinci(?)
[Close-Up] Raphtalia! by muddymelly
[Close-Up] Raphtalia!
(This is a crop of the full-sized* artwork!) Patreon Icon Photoshop (final and progress) files of the full-sized artwork (and "thank you" gifts) are here on my Patreon; my free Photoshop files are here!

(My FacebookTumblr, and Twitter are here; I'd be very honored to connect with you! 💖)  

*Dear you, thank you so much for looking!! kaomoji set 1 13/19This is a close-up of a much bigger artwork of Raphtalia (Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari ["The Rising of the Shield Hero!"] More info about this artwork in the description of the full-sized piece below!)  kaomoji set 1 3/19 
Raphtalia! by muddymelly [Steps] Raphtalia! by muddymelly

kaomoji set 1 18/19 PS. If you'd like to get a print of any of my pieces, I'll soon be opening up a print store with affordable prices!
Raphtalia! by muddymelly
[Close-Up] Raphtalia! by muddymelly [Steps] Raphtalia! by muddymelly 
^ A close-up and steps for you darling folk! kaomoji set 2 18/67 (My FacebookTumblr, and Twitter are here; I'd be very honored to connect with you! 💖)

m(_ _)m Patreon Icon Huge Photoshop (final and progress) files of this piece (and "thank you" gifts) are here on my Patreon; my free Photoshop files are here! 

kaomoji set 1 18/19 (If you'd like to get a print of any of my pieces, I'll soon be opening up a print store with affordable prices!) 

After a super long time of me not posting (thank you so much for being super patient with me,) here is a piece of the very warm-hearted demi-human Raphtalia (from the fantastical web novel/light novel/manga series, Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari [“The Rising of the Shield Hero!”] She has the cutest round tanuki ears (that resemble a cat's!) and bushy tail, which I hope to draw better next time!! The ring-thing in Raphtalia’s right hand is one of her metal slave cuffs. (As a young slave, Raphtalia had suffered horribly for years at the hands of her previous owner, but feels real pride in being a capable slave to her new master, the grumpy-but-kind-hearted Naofumi. Her many lovely outfit redesigns always include her slave cuffs that she wears proudly.) 
I find myself typing and re-typing spoilers as I try to spin up a character description of the graciously kind (and badass) Raph’ and the series! I’m forever bubbling over with spoilers...
I think the best way to describe this uniquely interesting series would be [to use my shoddy memory to paraphrase] in the words of my beloved younger sis’, who recommended it to me:
  • Tate no Yuusha vividly chronicles the innovative solutions of an ordinary Japanese university student (a young man named Naofumi) thrust into a sprawling and socially complex fantasy MMO-esque world -- where he learns he’s been summoned to be the Hero of the Shield. 
  • The drawbacks of Naofumi's incredible new life situation include (1) royalty conspiring against him (inducing the whole kingdom to unfairly despise him,) and (2) he cannot equip/hold any weapon - except for his shield (firmly attached to his wrist.) He's almost immediately badly betrayed! 
  • Being forced to use only a shield (that cannot be thrown like a boomerang/Captain America's shield) leads to fascinating inventiveness in the face of formidable enemies and surviving a hostile fantasy land. 
  • Even with his innovations, Naofumi still needs someone to join his 1-man team who can fight... After Naofumi uses his few hard-earned funds to purchase the heavily-abused Raphtalia from a slave trader, the generally-cold-but-good-hearted Naofumi (grumpily) feeds, nurtures, trains, clothes, and medicates a grateful Raphtalia, who swears she’ll be his sword and to fight for him.
  • Naofumi continues to be grumpy/cold for some time. 
  • Understandably, it takes a lot for this guy to trust a fellow.
Rentarou Nodding Icon 
[Gift Art] - Little Bat Family (GIF) (free .PSD!)
Bat This GIF is of the steps for this batty artwork: 
[Gift Art] - Little Bat Family by muddymelly 

Dear y'all! As promised, here is another free batch of high-res Photoshop files (of this artwork) on my Patreon .:Bullet:. Patreon (including step-by-step .PSDsfinal .PSD + images, and step-by-step image files!) kaomoji set 2 16/67

Thank you so much for looking, dear and patient y'all (many of whom I owe a response to!!) 

Alternative depiction of the little bat family: 
Bat Bat Bat (aahhhhh that tiny animated flappy bat!! Such endearing pixel artwork, dear y'all!!) 
[Gift Art] - Little Bat Family (free .PSD!) by muddymelly
[Gift Art] - Little Bat Family (free .PSD!)

[Gift Art] - Little Bat Family (GIF) by muddymelly Bat:heart: rvmpBat:heart: rvmpBat 

As promised, here is another free batch of high-res Photoshop files on my Patreon .:Bullet:. Patreon (including step-by-step .PSDs, final .PSD + images, and step-by-step image files!) kaomoji set 2 16/67 I hope everything is to your liking, dear y'all; please let me know if you can't open any files! Thank you all so much for your gracious support and patience with my slow replies... Bunny Emoji-74 (Snuggy) [V4] The cause behind this artwork is near and dear to my sisters and me, so I have waxed verbose in writing about it to y'all... 

I drew this artwork of a loving batty family for a hard-working friend and animator, Justin Gorski, who'll use this piece to promote his upcoming 3-D short film titled "Lil Bat!" Lil Bat's story strives to raise awareness of the dreadful "white-nose syndrome" disease that has been wiping out dwindling bat populations with frightful rapacity! Imagine being unable to sleep night after night because your skin and mucosal membranes are extraordinarily itchy/scratched raw, and there's nothing in your fridge and no running water... nor is there anything you can do to rid yourself of the fungi attacking your skin, nose, lips, arms. And you feel super sick. This rather sounds like the nightmarish I Must Scream and I Have No Mouth...! 

Bats affected by white-nose syndrome are reeling from all of these experiences (and more) during their wintry hibernation season, when there are no insects and unfrozen water to consume... and when uninterrupted rest is a must. Suffering from illness, exhaustion, and dehydration, millions upon millions of benevolent, insect-nomming bats died from white-nose disease in droves over the past ten years. The italicized bit hit us hard when I was drawing this piece: 

Current estimates of bat population declines in the northeastern US since the emergence of white-nose syndrome are approximately 80%. [...] It is unlikely that species of bats affected by white-nose syndrome will recover quickly because most are long-lived and have only a single pup per year. 

Diligent (and highly concerned) scientists have rolled out promising cures (bacteria VS fungi battles, aww yiss) over the years!! In summery Georgia, where my sisters and I live, we can see tiny and curious bats very softly chittering around street lamps, where they munch on the entranced insects drawn to the light. kaomoji set 1 9/19  These tiny (and sometimes humongous!) mammals are incredibly wondrous in anatomy and lifestyle... 

Thank you so very much for reading all of this. :heart: rvmp _(:3」∠)_ 

(Here's a list of all free files from me!) 


Here's the link to check out your first rewards of Junekaomoji set 2 18/67 Patreon Icon Heart Emoji Bullet I'm currently making more rewards for y'all that you'll receive during this month!

Dear y'all, please definitely let me know if you have any problems, suggestions, critiques, requests, and thoughts; your insights and the time that you kindly give me are incredible gifts, and are deeply appreciated...! What can I do to make everything that I do better? I'm gratefully all ears! 

... I want to do so much more for y'all. I feel like my hands and my self are on fire (in a wonderful way, def' thanks to y'all,) and my heart wants to do my very best to create pieces that may bring you joy. I owe you all so very much. 

About this batch of rewards... 

This batch is all about the kickbutt Kaneki Ken; it was def' fun to draw what might be the coolest-looking of all of his incredible character redesigns... Kaneki just *slays* kaomoji set 2 52/67 (*badum-tish*) in every form, doesn't he? I really want to draw him again (definitely feel free to send in requests and ideas!)

Also, I've included 700+ custom and curated brushes and dozens of handmade and hand-picked tool presets! And your well-deserved rewards go on to include the following: 
Patreon-PROMO by muddymelly

What's coming up next... 

Watch these blobs transform before your very eyes! (Oh, gosh, my phrasing is awful - as always; these are not GIFs, but they are work-in-progress shots that you'll see progressing over the next few days!) I'll post them in order of blobbiness! 

ClHOBv1WEAAIzay by muddymelly

ClHORirWgAEWEJo by muddymellyClHOnVpXEAEjTkc by muddymelly

^ To your left are poor Overblob heroblobs, and to your right is the blobbiest work-in-progress I may have ever dared to send a client.  

:Rolls up sleeves: I'll be working on these and more, but def' holler if you need me, dear y'all!! 
  • Watching: all of you amazing creators!! Go, you, go!


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Melissa Hui Wang (王晖)
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Thank you very much for looking at my work! Please always share any thoughts or critiques you have; I'm grateful for the opportunity to listen to you and for your discernment that fuels my improvement. I am honored to receive your insights, wise criticisms, and kind encouragement! Please know that your words and thoughts are cherished by me.

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Meiko55 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016
I heard the development is halted indefinitely. That's so sad. We were expecting this game so much. We're gonna miss Skye: Endless Realm!! :-(
Yulette Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>w< / you are awesome my friend~
Thanks for the watch and fave! :D
Centi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How have I never seen your gallery before.  So much talent in one place!  *sucks on your creative juices* 
Meiko55 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
Thx for the fave! ^^
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Thank you for watching! Yuki Emote
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Aaaaaaaaaa thanks for giving me a devwatch! I hope you enjoy the crazy stuffs I'll post in the future! ;w;
Shiro255RGB Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
Amazing artworks!Love 
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Thank you so much for the watch :D
ExcelciArt Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Student General Artist
Omigoodness, please let me take a second to breathe??
Thank you SO much for the watch, your art is so inspirational to me!!~
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Traveler-san Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for watching me! :D hopefully I can impress you with my art, but I admit that it'll be hard, compared to yours! You're amazing!
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Ahh, thank you for the watch!!
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Thank You (16) by daniya-ART
bareus16 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Question this is digital art correct?
Sketchon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Student General Artist
Oh wow thank you for watching me!! You're kind of an artist inspiration and skill level aspiration for me and I've been following development of Skye Endless Realm for years. I hope everything is going well for you and your loved ones and that you're doing what you love artistically! It's important to enjoy yourself ^_^. Thank you for all of your amazing contributions. Sharing them gives people like me aspirational hope and inspiration so please keep going!! 

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