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Flechette by TheMichaelMacRae Flechette by TheMichaelMacRae
I made this really quickly tonight. And this is the first time I have tried to draw this dude in detail so his outfit is susceptible to change...


SO... Flechette is a very mysterious 500 n' something year old man. Very little is known about him or how he lives, what he does etc. He just exists and he has certain connections with the various governmental organizations that deal with paranormal \ magicy \ sci fi shenanigans that go on in the world.

Frankly however I don't know why or what kind of connections he has... I havent' made that up yet.

Flechette is human, but with the slow passage of time he has all but lost his humanity. While he seems impervious to death and unaffected by age his body does not seem to be so lucky. His body is old and withered, skin like leather and blackened by the cold. He is thin, and looks as though he suffers from extreme malnourishment.

While it is not known if he is affected at all by the intense cold of the far north (where he lives, secluded from society) he had tightly bound himself in various assortments of cloth and animal hide in an almost masochistic looking tangle of ribbons. He has not removed these "clothes" he has only added more as time went on. It is thought that beneath this covering his body is slowly deteriorating and he uses it essentially hold himself together... that could also explain why he chooses to live in sub zero temperatures to possibly preserve himself. But like I said, nobody knows with this guy, he's got his own agenda. It is also believed that there is some sort of black magic going on about him, that his covering and the hundreds of pouches he has fused with it could be containing various charms or items that combine to give him his long life.

Like I said again, he is human but he has lost, or chosen to leave behind, all aspects of his humanity, he does not eat, he does not sleep, he does nothing that we humans do. He exists, and beyond that no one knows what he does.

He doesn't move much, he is often very slow and deliberate though completely capable of quick movements. It seems as though everything he does is planned and calculated.

He has an insatiable interest in anatomy, as is evident in his thousands of drawings of dead animals he has hunted.
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I like detalisation
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Shwonky Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
I just love this character, man
KINGOOB Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Thats so badass!
ihatematthewstella Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
this is rad
DarkWisp88 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
.....well i like him already!
Esseev Featured By Owner Edited Jul 23, 2014
what program you use for painting ? 
TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CRSpiderman Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic back story. Fantastic Art. I'd love to see a progression of your process.
RUNNrabbitRUNN Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
truly addicted. want more. 
XNarakonaroX Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
If you ever write some sort of book or short story, I will read it. The way you put so much detail into your drawings and the stories behind them is amazing. Thank you for existing. <3
Exzriel Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very original! I'd love to read a book or just a short novel with this idea, keep heading in that direction!
shadowstein Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kind of reminds me of the frozen mummy of john torrington
TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AwakeningStar Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, thats so good... if only i could draw like this Waaaah! 
magyarb Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Really great but it's strange that there are no snowflakes in front of him...
LectorCuldera Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
i really, really like this. the background story anchors the character, while also making him more mysterious (if that's possible). i love the creativity and detail that went into creating this character, from the blood on the ground to the bandages that encompass him.
N0SNitro Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Absolutely great just my style :D nice!
TrixieRyuu Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
gosh if I'd ever meet this guy my nerves and heart would just stop working. Definitely couldn't sleep in his prescence. And STILL... reading his description, I've gotten more and more interested in him. Rare kind of original character.
PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Outstanding work ... :onfire:
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troniclove Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
i really seem to like ur stuff, haha! : D
this one looks really dynamic, guess cuz it isnt as elaborated. love it! :love:
patrickuhl Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
I really like the rough clothing
piratepseudoferret Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010   Traditional Artist
Hayzeus Christo, this guy's characterization is amazing! I love how none of his little nick-knacks and frillies seem superfluous in any way, and dat expression~! (ps; how do you get your palettes to work so beautifully together???). Man, this is wonderful.
TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just start with a general dark brownish grey color and then take slightly different hues for color variations. And the background was kinda luck haha
Valsharess Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
My goodness, the level of detail for such a 'quick sketch' is amazing :/
lessersubterfuge Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
I laf u.

I rove all the details.
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November 10, 2010
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