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Sybil + trinkets by TheMichaelMacRae Sybil + trinkets by TheMichaelMacRae
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Sybil + trinketsby TheMichaelMacRae

Digital Art / Drawings & Paintings / Fantasy©2011-2015 TheMichaelMacRae
Sybil and a number of her possessions. She is an adventurer she took off from her home over a year ago and has since been wandering outward basking in the open wilderness and barren plains of her world. She enjoys her solitude and takes pleasure in the smallest of things. She collects interesting artifacts and keeps them in her various pouches and bags. She carries little in the way of necessities. She has and extra shirt and pair of pants and some shoes but she rarely wears them. she finds food on her travels and sleeps under the stars. She carries a grenade launcher. yeah. It's for defense though she prefers not to use it. It is only for the most dire of circumstances. Make no mistake there are dangerous things out there. She started off with 6 grenades now she only has 3.

She actively chronicles her adventure in a withering journal, she is running out of room so her writing has decreased in size to the point that it is necessary to use a glass to read it.

Her most prized possession is her video camera, she takes excellent care of it, keeping it maintained and clean as best as possible. It is wound by a crank on the side and uses a special type of film that can be re-used.

She also owns an audio recorder that takes max 2 minute sound clips and imprints them on record style discs, the disks are made of a malleable plasticy substance that can be smoothed out with some effort for re use.

Her welding tool is used for maintaining the grenade launcher and also in fire starting among other things. When it runs out of power she must re charge it by rotating the copper cylinder on it's top for a while at at time. She has a number of welding rods to use but when she runs out she will still be able to use the welder to start fires, just not solder anything.

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a few of the objects are dis proportioned like the audio recorder and the camera and her shoes, but the rest are to scale I think.
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Inupoutdown Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Writer
Awesome design!
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TigerEstoque Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great idea - the audio recorder looks like the Voxophone from Bioshock Infinite though :D
Hope to read more about her adventures in the future :3
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Hermanworks Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
looks like a Bioshock an Oddworlds Tematic
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Erednay Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
I've got to ask, where do you find the inspiration to come up with such unique, compelling characters? I especially like the design of the makeshift grenade launcher, reminds me a bit about the one that's in Bioshock 1.

Either way, great work.
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TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dunno, I just take themes I'm interested in and try to make characters to enact them. With this young lady for example, I was intrigued by vast fantastical landscapes coupled with aimless wandering in the company of ones-self. I'm also interested in objects, structures, clothing, things in general and so she is interested in those things too and they come into play in her world.

Then once you've got that down you just throw in a brief genesis story for the character(s) and you're good to go.
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Erednay Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Well either way, I'm pretty amazed by the level of detail that went into this character and her clothing. The 'skirt belt' thing is a pretty smart idea, allowing her to carry multiple pouches for quick and easy access. Oh, what function does her sleeves offer, if any? Just noticed them while writing this.
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TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure, honestly this is an old design for her, I don't like most of the stuff she's wearing and I've ditched the whole grenade launcher thing. The sleeves may have been one half of some sort of shirt. Like in the 1500's it wasn't uncommon to be able to untie your sleeves from your jacket (shirt... thing?)
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paulibus2001 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Video camera looks like the movie camera my parents had many years ago.  If I remember correctly, it used 8mm film.

The details on your drawing are very well done; good job!
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TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah it's a 'cinne nizo' by kodak I believe. 8mm
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Artsylark98 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have a wonderful art style!
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Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a really lovely layout for a character. Great work!
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theunknownemo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
no hand gun?
seams weerd to have no closer rage weapon
still nice dun
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JoyfullJuneBug Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
I'd like to read her journal! Also she needs a water container of some sort. Tantrum 
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Allyatharii Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
wow this is a lovely design :0
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Kerimako Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
nice stuff man!!!
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DeanForever Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O MY GOD! IT IS FANTASTIC 
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Techsniper Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Excellent. I'd love to see more characters done in this vein and style.
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Vasilis-Moustakis Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent!
A really well designed explorer of the wasteland.
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gckatz Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Writer
Neat!  Very cool-looking and well-thought-out.
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Dhavita Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student
Love the depth of your design, and how each and every thing has a use and meaning. It's very cool to see such a self-reliant adventurer, and seeing this makes me want to know more about their story. Excellent job! :D
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dinfet Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013

Awesome character and style of clothing! I like the details of her equipment along with the unique designs.

 

Sybil's mini bio gets me interested in her I am now going to follow the story that you are creating for her just because of this image.

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lucidflux Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Her design is absolutely lovely! All the thought you've put into all of her trinkets and tools is really amazing.
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CriminalSpirit Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting character, I enjoy the style and the detail of her and all her trinkets! C:
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thecindyperez Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Looooooove your art style... so good!!!!
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Grenade launchers solve problems.:nod:
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CanRay Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Writer
Very nicely done. I love images that show the equipment of a character. :D
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InesTheDudette Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! I would love to draw stuff like you q_q
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iSazzify Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012   General Artist
I love your character design and concept ^_^
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woodfencer Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Sybil sounds like an interesting character. I like adventurers. does she travel barefoot and use the shoes for the rough parts of her journey, like rocky roads?
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TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, for 2 reasons. 1: Unless she wants to go about making new ones, she has to make those last. 2: most of the world she lives in is grassy plains and light forests. No roads, little rough terrain. = no need for shoes!

Then again, I guess she just likes the feeling of the grass between her toes.
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woodfencer Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. That's a cool explanation. I just want to say, I have nothing against shoes. Shoes protect your feet from getting injured, but I would not want to wear them all the time. I think shoes are just a tool, not a luxury. That's why I draw my characters barefoot.
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StrikeRedkite Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Always best to be prepared
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Khaiya Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
It would be fun reading a story about her if you ever made a comic or something c:
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TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually those "stories" aren't really related to anything in this picture, they're kinda abstract.
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TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Made a few snippets: [link] [link] [link]

And I actually did make a comic, it was for school, The line art is ok but the colors haven't turned out too well, I will re-do and up load it in the future.
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Khaiya Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Haha, interesting! And I would love to see that when you finish with it.
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devippk Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Nice colors. I like steampunk girl :)
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themalgal3693 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
This is great. Is this for anything specific?
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megane-me Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011   Digital Artist
amazing design and awesome details : D
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chekus Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student General Artist
The colors are amazing
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Purple-Fearie Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011   General Artist
This is a beautiful and well thought out character design. I am completely in love with it! Fantastic job!!~
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