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Tranquil Evenings by Niraven Tranquil Evenings by Niraven
One of my first two personal artworks of the year! About time, right? This one's of Niraven character, Galary.

Galary is a Pureblood Elf. Unlike your typical Elves, however, Purebloods like Galary inhabit a jungle environment, not a forest.

This one also shows a slight redesign: Galary now has braids in addition to her long flowy hair. I imagine tranquil evenings in the jungle would look something like this.

Enjoy!

Galary & Niraven myself.
Do not use or redistribute without permission.
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Airforce1985 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
LOOOVE IT!!!!
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Niraven Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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Makyui Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there! It's a lovely picture. :) And so green! Green is absolutely my favorite color (and for all the reasons demonstrated here: it's the color of pure, raw nature!).

The topic of "pureblood" has me a bit curious, though. What do you mean by "pureblood"? Are purebloods elves who don't mingle with other races for so many generations? Are you only pureblood if your hair and features are a certain color and shape?

How come they live in the jungle as a general "rule"? Are non-purebloods allowed to live in the jungle as well, or are they kind of forced to stick to forests? If the former, do non-purebloods who want to live in jungles get treated differently by their pureblood neighbors? Is there a "white flight" phenomenon, where purebloods rush to the jungle to get away from the non-purebloods?

Sorry, the questions are kind of weird, I know. ^^; But I was just wondering.
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Niraven Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, I'll try and answer all your questions as best as I can! :thanks:

"Pureblood" is really just a reference to their genes being closest to that of the original "founders", if you will. They're closest to the roots of their kind in that sense. :) "Pureblood" genes more often than not feature a certain ear shape and hair of a few general colors. Being called a Pureblood is really by someone other than a Pureblood Elf, who views them as being close to the roots of their kind and thus establishes them as such, and they accept it with no qualms. :aww:

Purebloods have been long established within the jungle and thus refer to it as their home. By general rule, I didn't mean a rule specifically. ^^; Non-Pureblood Elven creaturs/people(hermits, travellers, animals, Blackwood Elves, etc) may also live in the jungle but tend not to, as the jungle environment isn't generally enjoyed by many others. :giggle: Other inhabitants don't get treated any differently despite the fact they're few and far between. There's no descrimination with the Pureblood Elves towards others, though they tend to keep to their jungle to avoid war and confrontation that doesn't immediately involve them as they're a pretty peaceful folk.

Hope that answers your questions! :nod:
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Makyui Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It does! Thank you so much for taking the time. :aww:
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Chezza932 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Really awesome! :D
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midnightninjawolf Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010   General Artist
amazing :D
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Niraven Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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midnightninjawolf Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010   General Artist
np:D
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Luifex Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
i like the slight redesign ^^ has a nice touch a feel, defo' goes with the background of how ur elfs are like :)
i adore ur shading :love: so soft
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