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Duty Bound by GrimReapette Duty Bound by GrimReapette
King Zephyr Faulkes. King of Geofek and the Western Aishal territories. He's in Fractured Entity.

Simply put, Zephyr is Geofek. He might have once had a personality, maybe been a softer man, but after years on the throne he has eroded like the mountains and turned jagged. He's a stern man, with an unwavering stubbornness and ruthful nature. He's not the best family man, but taking care of the princess is not his duty. His duty is to take care of Geofek and look out for her best interests. Now he's dealing with a war between Yman, and he is determined to win it. Even if that means he has to raze all of Aishal, he'll do it.

I think this is one of the best portraits I've ever done. I struggled with aging Zephyr for a while. I wanted to keep his sharp features, but still make him look older and very set in his ways. I hope that came across. Other than just drawing him, I loved designing his crown. The Georn people love and revere Gryphons. They're loyal and powerful creatures, and only certain members of society are allowed to own and breed them. The Royal Family, of course, has several gryphons. Zephyr's favorite is a golden eagle/leopard mix named Titan. This is probably the most interesting and fun outfit I've made. :}

Zephyr, Art © Me
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Singinggirlone Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011   General Artist
HISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS *tries to punch then remembers its my compy* great picture, rly well drawn, I'LL DANCE ON HIS GRAVE
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GrimReapette Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Teehee. Even though you don't like him, he was sooooo much fun to design.
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Singinggirlone Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011   General Artist
i bet
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Ekuboryu Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
I think this is one of the best I have seen from you, you have done well with the hard topic of aging and his features are quite well done. I like all the tiny details.

Imogen is pretty sure this guy is terrifying
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GrimReapette Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much. ^^

Yeah, most of my characters agree that Zephyr is terrifying. Those who have met him like him even less.
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MistyTang Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Why, hello there his Majesty Zephyr. :eyes:
Ooh, I like this guy! (...I think Noreat is interested, too. <:^0 ) I really dig his design. Older guys can be difficult to draw, but you've done a fine job! :nod: I too love his crown--it is awesome! I like his outfit, too. I can only imagine how awesome the rest of his regalia is.

And I totally agree. This is definitely one of the best portraits you've done! :heart:

*schemeschemescheme* :plotting:
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GrimReapette Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much Misty. I love his crown, it was the most fun part of this portrait.

I am worried and excited by the evil scheming. :ohnoes:
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tigerflyer Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011   Photographer
I like his hat. It has the fancy.
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GrimReapette Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
His crown is quite fancy. I redrew it like 3 times until I wound up at this design. xD
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