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Raistlin by navate Raistlin by navate
Done for Pixelbrush's "Fan Art Confession" event... Raistlin Majere, a character from the DragonLance Chronicles, and possibly the coolest mage to ever grace the pages of a fantasy series. I grew up reading DragonLance, and I remember trying to redraw the official artwork done by Larry Elmore when I was little.

It's not as polished as the rest of my work, but I wanted to post it here anyway as a little tribute to a book series I still adore. :love:

Real art coming shortly. Honest.

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Coconut-CocaCola Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Hello there! I'm doing the videos for: www.youtube.com/channel/UCAbh1…
and I currently need pictures for the videos background. Could I please use this one, by including your link of course :)
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Ladywoodelf2 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Wonderful!
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MarcusAfflavius Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
This is hands down my favorite depiction of Raistlin, he looks in this, the same exact way he does in the theater of my mind. Thank you for this. I love it.
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TheSkaldofNvrwinter Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
who knows about Raistlin these days? :) I haven't kept up with Dragonlance for years
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KuTheBrewer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I like yours better than the one from Elmore. You can feel the pain on this one. Hope I could see the eyes better, still I really like it! Is going into my favorites! Cheers!
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CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional
Great character! I love it, my big dog called Raistlin :) hehe
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello there, you've been featured in this.. hm.. thing :D [link] :)
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navate Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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taramaya88 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
I loved that series as a kid! I think you've captured him well.
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Glaphira Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Amazing man!
He's moved on my desktop.
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NycterisA Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I am with you. I am such a closet fangirl for Raistlin Majere that I sewed a black robe - only thing I've ever sewn in my life.
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escarin Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Its awosome
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AkitoSouma Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is awesome. There's something about him here that looks almost ancient... like he's just seen so much.
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x-VelvetChains-x Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Oh my, this is gorgeous. There is far too little Raistlin fanart out there. And may I just say, I am so in love with this man. LOL.
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haplotheone Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
This is epic! The expression on his face... Oh he is definitely on the dark side!
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Shalafi-sama Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
I love the way all the dark colors sort of blend together. A wonderful Raistlin.
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Melancholic-Symphony Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's the most epic mage ever.

And the best quote ever:

A very attractive fellow, inhabiting a small fortress in Palanthas, known to have an almost dangerous sex appeal and extremely acid tongue. Upon encounter you oughta keep in mind that physical sexual contact with him is nigh impossible, despite your overwhelming urge to do so.

I like how your portrayal is very different from the other artists. He looks like he would blast you to bits without breaking a sweat.
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Mordaunt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Featured on [link] ^^:heart:
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:iconnavate:
navate Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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isolella Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful ! tormented and tired, I like Raistlin's strengh of will. It shows up perfectly on your picture.

Raistlin forever !
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rm2kking Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Fantastic. Simply Fantastic.
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:iconbunnychan:
bunnychan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, just wow. You nailed the character perfectly
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eXone Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
he is in fact the best Archmagus,my Shalafi and the Master of Past and Present. although the Companions despise him, i love his character so much. --Dalamar the Dark ^_^
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Beatrix-Adamant Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
ooooh I love Raistlin Majere!!!!I adore he! He's my favourite character of DragonLance...and your's a great work!It's exactly how I imagine he...:heart:
anyway I'd like to make a great view of him hourglass...
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SeraphimKiss88 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
I got so excited when I saw this in your gallery. The best Raistlin art I've seen yet! :D I love the colors and the atmospheric background... And especially his intense gaze. I can make out the hourglass pupils, just barely... :aww:
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SeraphimKiss88 Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
I thought I"d faved this already.

:+fav:

I grew up reading DragonLance, and I remember trying to redraw the official artwork done by Larry Elmore when I was little.

Me too. Still have some of those old drawings. :aww:
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Ravenflax Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Favorite character from Dragonlance, hands down.
I love this how you did him - it's amazing. It's actually [in my opinion] rival to/better than some of the original cover art.
I would love to see a Silvanoshei or Gilthanas by you.
:boing:
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Kirres-talon Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
i personally never really liked elmore's style of art, but this has to be one of the best depictions of the cynical young mage i have ever seen :D
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Waterbenderbunny Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
This is awesome! I'm finally reading the books again, though it's been a year or so since I had stopped. Raistlin is one of my favorite characters.
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jskar Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
wow i love it and of the tousans of ways to do magus's staff ive seen i love your the most =D :+fav:
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Raistlinluv Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
Wow. Absolutely amazing. :)
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Parapalegic-Jew Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Professional Artist
Raist would be proud, I would think that Caramon would have this pic up on his wall if he had the chance. Bravo!
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killddianette Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesone!! Beautiful ^^
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MysticForce Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
I can almost feel the power radiating from him. AWESOME!:w00t!:
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kaaper Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful! this is really it! :D
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Squeezoid Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
beautiful.. i love Raistlin..
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jaddes Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
Wow! Very good, I really enjoy your art. :)
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brokenfaerietales Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007  Student
My favorite character from the series. :D I wish you had made his hourglass eyes more visable though.
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Tylorian Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
WOW! That is...AWESOME!
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SarahPonzohaRiley Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what do you mean, this is real art! :) DragonLance was also my favorite fantasy series growing up, and I used to try and draw Raistlin all the time back in junior high school. And yes, he is by far the best mage in fantasy. The lighting in this picture is perfect.
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tekmeb Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent drawing,but I like the character when he uses two of the swords;)
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Jones6 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
best. picture. EVER. ahh i remember reading dragonlace... now ill have to read them again!! raistlin is by far the best mage ever. how could there be any question about it?
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Lady-Labyrinth Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007   Writer
Wonderful!
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Feetuss Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
Shirak!
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MelissaFindley Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007  Professional General Artist
This one got featured, too: [link]
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lukadron Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
Holy shit, this is impressive!
The dark colours are so foreboding and grah, you did a marvelous interpretation of him. I admire lots and lots
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Thaldor Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
This is great. You have really caught nearly same kind of Raistlin that i have in my mind. I have hated Raistlin that Elmore drawed to the Soulforge because it's somehow not "Raistlin-like" but this is all different.
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EMasqueradeGallery Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007   Artisan Crafter
Very well done! Those were some really good books and I think you've captured him perfectly!!!

Faved!:D
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Ksar Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Oh.. Raist!.. Very nice..)
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broomstix49 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
OMG!! I'm favoriting this!! I love Raistlin so much, DEFINATELY the best mage in fantasy.
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