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White Rose by depingo White Rose by depingo
'Continuation' of this: [link]

The White Rose Knights are guards, absolutely devoted to their queen. As opposed to the more independent Red Roses they have a great sense of duty and would do anything to protect the royal family.

My main idea behind the differences in design was that these white roses grow in a well-groomed garden, whereas the red ones are wild and thorny.

So that's it with the roses I think. The next one might be an orchid mage :)
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TheStoreClerk Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! :D
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belz000 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Nice Idea!
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depingo Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Swicca Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very interesting take on a knights armor. :)
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depingo Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much :)
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ayuICHI Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastically leafy.
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depingo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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marc21us Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
I'm aware of difference between Red and White Roses characters but I still think that this one is definitely better than Red Rose - less coarse, like you got used to the idea and you're more sure of what you want to achieve. Picture is more detailed and colour composition is better, not so dual: this red cloak's inside balances the metal-silver and white, which brings life to the art. Also, combination of pure white cape and it's dark red inside is good frame (and background at the same time) for the knight figure. You also improved background and it's not so monotonous anymore. Although you could improve the bottom and right border parts, I can see the lines there and I don't believe that was intentional.

As for details: stems with thorns on weapon (is that lance?) look like climbing rose and combined pointed rose bud give the impression of something dangerous and sharp. This metal shine in the middle of bud makes it similar to the arrowhead. And the other way, I like the use of green that makes this arrowhead look like undeveloped flower - and not only like something that "looks similar but not quite right". The effect's great!
Subtle ornament from rose shapes on the edge of cloak makes it more elegant, something that queen's knight would wear. I like also these little vertical holes in breastplate, fabric modelling on legs and incisions on greaves/boots.
You managed to put many roses and rose elements in the picture! Weapons arrowhead and stems; pattern on upper part of breastplate that looks like a square schematic white rose; cape collar and armour skirt shaped like rose leaves (I love the collar!) and helmet that with eye-holes, nose-hole and space in gorget looks like whole rose!

Knight's legs are well drawn - brawny but not over muscular but I believe that one of the greaves/boots could use more work, though I can't decide which one. I like them both, but not at the same time - they just aren't well matched. I'm mean the knee-protecting part: either right one should be isolated from the rest or left one shouldn't.

The masterpiece part here is the knight touching his heart with left hand. That's the essence of White Rose Knight's character - his loyalty to the royal family - expressed in one little gesture.
(Do I have to repeat that I love the spear/lance?)

Fav, of course! :+fav:
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depingo Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for taking the time to type such a well though-out comment! You're completely right: Much more planning went into this piece than the other one, which was more of a sketch than anything else.

I'll have to look into fixing up those areas you mentioned. I wasn't even aware of any lines in the background - maybe it happened because I was trying to have the backgrounds of both pictures connect.
With the greaves you also spotted a part I was unsure about and ended up rushing a little. I should probably rework that a little...

Again, thank you for this comment! It made me very happy :)
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MegzCassanova Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student
cute!!!! i love use of colours
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