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Concept of Drizzt by AniHime Concept of Drizzt by AniHime
This was one of my first attempts to draw Drizzt like I used to imagine him. He looks kinda short and awkward. :P
I don't know why, but every Drizzt artwork (or almost) I find on the internet kinda scares me. Most of the artists draw Drizzt looking like a beast or something like that. He's supposed to look slender, light and young (at least in the Darkelf Trilogy, the only one I've read so far). You also hardly see in the ilustrations the most talked detail about Drizzt - his lavender eyes.

EDIT (2010): Gee, I kinda flickered at this comment I made years ago, when I hardly knew about Drizzt and his world. ^^; Now I've seen tons and tons of nicely painted images of Drizzt that inspire me and I must make a totally new drawing of him! :)

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Tethrin3791 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Totally agree on you assesment. Great picture over all as well.Not a big fan of the hair though I know its a traditional look for Drizzt. But great work overall! :D
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AniHime Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you! ^_^
This drawing was made based on one of the few Drizzt illustrations I've seen at the time. Now I draw him very differently. And I've seen lots of nice illustrations too, since that time. So I should probabily edit the text. :)
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Tethrin3791 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
Lol perhaps so, you've inspired me to try Drizzt too, wont be as good as yours though, I dont have photoshop or anything like that :(. But again, good work! Come see my page if you get the chance (I only have a couple up now so keep checking, cause the better stuff will come a bit later as I need to make them digital.
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keelerleah Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, you have been featured in my latest news article --> [link]
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Flocculus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
I read those books.
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Ninako Featured By Owner May 3, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I am diggin the coloring in this picture. As for the shortness, its prolly because his legs are short compared to the rest of his body, and they look a bit on the small side to me, just my preference, but i think he deserves thicker thighs. i praise you for giving him a cleaner look, and not a scarey old man look :D kitty looks great X3 all in all awesome picture; considering the light at the end, is this when he finnally leaves the Underdark? Im just finishing up trilogy myself. Homeland proves to be my fav so far. Zak FTW! anyhoo (lol) awesome job!
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AniHime Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^^ The books are great indeed.
Yah, the drawing can be when Drizzt leaves the underdark. ^^
It's one of my first Drizzt drawings, so I still needed lots more improvement. Now I came up with a new version that I like much more, I will update some one day... when I have time again. ^^
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Ninako Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I look forward to them! GL! Oh and gratz on catchin that art theif...tho it seems she is unstoppable x.X;;
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Artsoldier35 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
Good pic. It has a very Elfquest feel to it.
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AniHime Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks. ^^ Elfquest? Yes... I remember someone telling me that Drizzt here looked like some character from Elfquest, which name I can't remember.
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Artsoldier35 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006
Don't get me wrong, I like elfquest also. Consider it a compliment.
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AniHime Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006  Professional General Artist
I have considered it ^^ I don't know elfquest very well, but it's fantasy related so... I'm glad you find my picture a good fantasy pic. :)
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Artsoldier35 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006
No problem and keep up the great work.
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ceres-de-rehka Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like your version. I, like everyone else, am very tired of the old, wrinkly version of Drizzt that the cover artists seem to favor (I have no clue why). This is much closer to the way I invisioned him and I especially like the way you did his hair. It really does look like the thick mane he is supposed to have. I think he just looks a little awkward because his knees are kind of close together but his feet are angled in. ::tilts head to look:: eh, I still think it's good. Anyway, great job! Also love Guenhwyvar!
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laurelena Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2005
Oooo! I like your Drizzt. Very original. I've seen some other artists that have done him well, too, not the old beastie guy you mentioned. Check out [link] There are some other good artists there too.
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AniHime Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm thinking on posting my Drizzt drawings on Lavender Eyes once I make some more. :D
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laurelena Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2005
Cool, you should! Rock on!
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kaian Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2005
Oooh, this is VERY cool. I love the lights and shadows, and of course Guen. :glomp: Yeah, the old book covers makes him look really strange... but the new covers are sooooo gorgeous. Nice work here, keep it up! =D
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T-SLA Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2004
Ohh! great Drizzt!! great Guenwhyvar!! :love:
So good clothes... I like very much your vission, may be.. Drizzt is a litlle small, hehe, but.. its ok.
I did a portrait of Vierna a few days ago, if you want see it... I did a paint about Drizzt & Entreri too... but I don't have it in DA.
Well, bye, see you ;)
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AniHime Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2005  Professional General Artist
Sure, why don't you show me? ^^
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T-SLA Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2005
Of course! ^^ Look... thats for vierna [link] This for Drizzt, Entreri, .... (Finally I submited it :) ) [link] And that for a lovely dragon!! :D (I didn't remember it.. ^^u) [link]
:)
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dtangel Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004
Drizzt looks really cool...maybe...just a little bit too short...(but you know that aswell)
Still...a really nice work :)
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Betta-Fly Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004
I've read only tree books about Drizzt... The books that talk about his history in mezoberranzan (in the uderdark) and about the first days outside... I love his story... I really love Drizzt... but I don't like as Easly made the covers of these books... Your picture is really better! Keep up the good work!
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AniHime Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004  Professional General Artist
Yes, that's the one I've mentioned - the 'Dark Elf Trilogy'. I'm reading now 'Icewindale Trilogy', the second book of Drizzt's aventures. I'm enjoying it lots. :D
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Betta-Fly Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2004
Nice, the italian title is only a translation... this is not so common in italy... ^^ I'd like to read the other trilogy too... but I don't have time T_T... I'll do it!... first or late... T_T
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AniHime Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2004  Professional General Artist
Lol, the next trilogy AND the 7 or 8 books written next. And more to come soon. xD
Maybe we'll get them all read in the next 10 years, or so. ^_^
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Asamarith Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2004
That's wonderful :) love your vision of drizzt very much, on the bookcovers he is alway looking old and very creepy to me.
Love this very much! +Fav
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TamsTheGenkiQueen Featured By Owner May 17, 2004  Student Digital Artist
Again, still very very good. ^^ Loving the colors!
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AniHime Featured By Owner May 17, 2004  Professional General Artist
Heh, thanks. :)
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bloodyrazor Featured By Owner May 14, 2004
And where's the Lavender eyes on this one?:) It appears to me as pink/red not lavender, which is more like lilac...
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AniHime Featured By Owner May 15, 2004  Professional General Artist
There's some problem with Drizzt eye color... :\ Lavender is like light lilac, but purple is something between deep red and violet. In the books (the Dark Elf Trilogy which I've read) these two colors are related to Drizzt's eyes. I wasn't sure anymore, not even about how the lavender color was like. So I've painted the eyes purple...
Maybe the next Drizzt painting will be more accurate. ^^
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bloodyrazor Featured By Owner May 15, 2004
erm...his eyes in this is red or dark pink....nothing even close to lilac, lavender or purple, sorry...maybe it's just my eyesight..
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AniHime Featured By Owner May 16, 2004  Professional General Artist
Hm, ya know what? I was really confused... >.< Lol! at first I thought lavender and purple were close to lilac. That was right! But I got 'sidetracked' when I wanted to be sure. So I asked a friend (who's an artist) which exact color was purple. He pointed to a color very close to the one I used in Drizzt eyes. That was when I got confused about purple. I asked several more people and they all have pointed to the same color tone. Until you came, and another friend too. You guys made me doubt again. So I've searched the dictionaries (both english and portuguese) and lilac, violet and purple are considered more or less the same tone. But, purple can be also the tone I used in Drizzt eyes (the color between violet and deep red, or scarlet). But that wouldn't match the 'lavender' part. Thus now I'm sure what color it is the right color, and I shall correct that as soon as possible. x)
And thanks for bringing on the subject!
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bloodyrazor Featured By Owner May 16, 2004
Well, my language has an exact meaning on colors, so....well...I dunno, it's just plainly seems wrong to drizzt for having a color that any regular drow would have when its always stated that he has a different color, lavender!:D And the flower lavender has a shade of purple so that shade is called lavender:D ...er..i guess:DDD
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AniHime Featured By Owner May 17, 2004  Professional General Artist
It is corrected. ^^
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AniHime Featured By Owner May 17, 2004  Professional General Artist
My language also have an exact meaning on colors, at least as far as I know. I don't know why all this fuss about the purple color. ^^; Anyway, purple is not red (that tone between scarlet and violet. It's also in the dictionary), which is the color of the normal drow's eyes... that's why it didn't seem wrong to use it. It was different.
Argh, ok, we'd better stop this. ^^; I have no idea why purple in my country equals two colors. I have to ask everyone about this.
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AniHime Featured By Owner May 16, 2004  Professional General Artist
It's not red, dark pink or violet yes. Maybe you can't see well, because I've shrinked the original image a lot to post it in DA (save it in your comp and do zoom in, maybe you'll see better). And maybe we don't have the same color school, because to me that's something close to purple. Not lavender, but purple. In the book they talk about these two colors. If lavender and purple are two completely different colors I wasn't sure which one was the right one. But I imagined purple eyes since the beginning...
Probabily I should write Bob Salvatore to ask him which color really is, lol.
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nekoi-chan Featured By Owner May 7, 2004  Hobbyist Artist
PAra dizer a verdade não conheço o personagem, mas o teu trabalho é fantástico :)
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yuna-san Featured By Owner May 7, 2004
Está lindo ^_^ pena não conhecer a personagem, que parece muito interessante :\ está mesmo espectacular, principalmente os tons de cores que usaste :p keep up! ^_^ :hug:
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Mistresselysia Featured By Owner May 7, 2004
Thats beautiful! This is how I would imagine him when he was younger...the only artist I can think of that can really do him justice is Todd Lockwood, but there again, all his drow males are just hot... :D :lick:
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AniHime Featured By Owner May 7, 2004  Professional General Artist
Give me the link plis!! I'd love to see his work! I nice Drizzt for a change. ;P
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Mistresselysia Featured By Owner May 7, 2004
[link]

All his stuff is great...if one day I could be just as half as good as this guy, I'd die happy!!
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AniHime Featured By Owner May 8, 2004  Professional General Artist
How about this one? [link]
That's about... the most spetacular artwork of Drizzt I've ever seen. *drools*
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AniHime Featured By Owner May 7, 2004  Professional General Artist
Ahh, I've seen his stuff ^_^ He's great indeed... *sigh* Thank you. :)
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hmltwin Featured By Owner May 7, 2004
Of all the pictures of Drizzt I've seen, yours comes the closest to how I pictured him too. They always seem to make him look so old... Who ever heard of an old looking elf? :D Anyway, great job!
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TamsTheGenkiQueen Featured By Owner May 7, 2004  Student Digital Artist
Wow! So GOOOD!
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Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner May 7, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Superb work! It reminds me of Skywise from Elfquest... truly awesome. I love your pallette and the luminousity of the hair.
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hinsel Featured By Owner May 7, 2004
nice work! good style! he doesnt seem awkward like you said so much as maybe just a younger drizzt than i tend to picture in my mind. good stuff!!!
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drizztdourden Featured By Owner May 7, 2004
True right words...The early drawings of Drizzt want his like he was born old!
I like your vison, it fits nearly to the mine too ;) You're clever :)
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AniHime Featured By Owner May 7, 2004  Professional General Artist
Ahhh, you're the real Drizzt! Nice to meet ya! xD

Am glad my vision is close to yours! :)
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