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The Barbarians by zazB The Barbarians by zazB
An elf raised among a tribe of desert dwelling barbarians. She is pretty sure she is one of them but was victim of a accident at her birth. They call her Sticks, because to them she looks like a stick figure =P

close up can be found here [link]
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:iconmwr928:
mwr928 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
depending on the specific elf background/heritage, she could be stronger thank any of them. 
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:icongoing2killuall:
going2killuall Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
a bit small isn't she
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
maybe it's the other way around ;)
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:iconaudiomaniak:
Audiomaniak Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Barbarian Elf? LOL) Reminds me of one human brought up by dwarves)
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Yeah she is pretty much a reverse Carrot
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:iconsharksang:
sharksang Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
looks awsome dude. keep up the great work!
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:iconarctic-titan:
Arctic-Titan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Wow, either the girl is tiny or the men are huge. Looks cool.
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
It's a mix of both actually. I wanted them to be orcs or ogres at the beginning, but we settled for a tribe of heroic sized barbarian instead :)
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:iconmajestic-kirai:
Majestic-Kirai Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I am just so in love with her character! 8D And this color palette is really delicious.
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Thanks :D
Even if it's overused, the orange and blue palette is still pretty.
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:iconphaidrosthepeep:
PhaidrosthePeep Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
She is still lugging around the largest sword of the group...
I love the subtle tattoos.
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:iconkerevon:
Kerevon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Compensation. If you're that tiny (compared to barbarians, so who knows how tall she really is), you've got to make up for it with a giant sword.
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Kosmikpotato Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Cool concept, and the colours and design are awesome !
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:iconmureckep:
mureckep Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
fantastic!! :D I love her! ;)
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:iconjohn-tommy:
John-Tommy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
I wonder what they find so interesting that obviously is of no interest to her? Great disparity by the way their proportions are almost comical and nice tats very primal.
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:iconelinewton:
Elinewton Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
WOW!!Great design!!
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:iconeokani:
eokani Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FFAww I love these kinds of desert-like scenes and characters! The designs for the costumes are really cool, and she's so cute and tiny! c: Great job!!
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:iconwillcaligan:
WillCaligan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
This is pretty cool. Love the designs.
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
Thanks! :)
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:iconwillcaligan:
WillCaligan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
My pleasure.
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:iconrob-powell:
rob-powell Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009   Digital Artist
this is a really cool concept...would make a great comic
I'm a bit astonished that she can carry that sword, bloody thing almost as big a she is...
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
Thanks!
I must say I never really aimed for total realism =P
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:iconrob-powell:
rob-powell Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009   Digital Artist
that's the beauty of art, physics is optional...
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xxxBrokenSoulxxx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the fact, that there is one small happy female with three big burly men. Nice work
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TheFoxyEccentric274 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
Cool. I think this would make a cool cartoon series. Really nice work. ^__^
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friedsashimi7 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Artist
There's something really appealing about three big, fierce-looking guys and a tiny elf chick being "one of the guys." This picture is also probably something I'll be referring to for my own work, since I'd like draw more bulky guys and have them look right.
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ikkko Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
ahhhh! cool, javais pas catché que cétais Sticks.....(soupir),si je lisais pas a cent mille a l'heure aussi...jaurais catché :P vraiment cool! bon ben faudrait ben que je fasse mon perso moi avec! :D
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MarineGal2 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Intresting concept. Remember what they say "great things come in small packages."
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:iconravingeagle:
RavingEagle Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Love the colour and details, the tattoos are a great touch. Elf??? Strikes me more as a halfling, unless her tribe members are not human?
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Small elf, enormous humans :)
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:iconravingeagle:
RavingEagle Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
No, no, I understand. It was just what I saw when I first looked at it before reading. There is plenty of fantasy where this is the case. Ether way it is a truly gorgeous piece you have done. Cheers!
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
Thanks :)
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SupermanLovesAspen Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this should be a Disney animation
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Thanks :D
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SupermanLovesAspen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
would you or will you do more arts with Sticks? or, would it be ok to write a story to go with the art?
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
I'll probably draw more of her, but I have a couple of other projects I want to finish before :)
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SupermanLovesAspen Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome
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:iconanimot:
animot Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
great concept, love the style too, a little bit weird that the desert barbarians wear blue, maybe coz they look good in it
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
I think Tuaregs wear blue as well, so I don't think it's that weird. The fact that they wear so revealing outfits may be however =P
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:iconanimot:
animot Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
ah sooo
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:iconthehouseofvin:
TheHouseOfVin Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this piece and the short bit of story that you gave along with it. Cool idea.
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:icondsil:
DSil Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Student General Artist
I like the blocky, angular style and the diverse character designs.
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Christian-Milborrow Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
I like contrast between she and her mates. She looks very delicate but fierceful in the same time. And the barbarians look rather...cute ^^
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:iconlemonflower:
lemonflower Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
Sweet McAwesome (intelligent critique ahoy!).
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:iconvincentgordon:
VincentGordon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
nice style.
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:iconsebbythefreak:
Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Professional Filmographer
C cool pcq son outfit sexy fit bien avec celui des gars... c genre le même, mais pourtant avec un effet tant différent. J'aime ça.
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
Je suis content que quelqu'un l'ait remarqué :)
merci!
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:icongoggie:
goggie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
I love her design very much! :) Nice colors too
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avatarblade2000 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Two questions:

(1) Is this part of a book or comic? Because the story intrigues me in all kinds of ways...

...and:

(2) Is there NOTHING you can't do?! :O
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:iconzazb:
zazB Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
1 - nope :P
2 - sadly, lots of stuff I can't do, otherwise I would be rich and famous! :D
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