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Roar for Freedom by AlectorFencer Roar for Freedom by AlectorFencer
Pfeeeew!!! *whipes off sweat and shakes hands* :D
I FINALLY finished this picture!! This is the first picture, which took me over 60 hours...no joke. I'm really proud of the result but I don't know how you see the colours. My display is quite strange, but whatever...

An adult Steef is roaring on a high rock in a nice dusk. He yells for his freedom and to keep someone off his patch :p

Done in Photoshop 7.0 with a old mouse, which tormented my hand - more than 60 hours, even if it doesn't look so :p

The character "Steef" is property of Oddworld Inhabitants (c)
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:icontipsyreturns:
TipsyReturns Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa. 60 hours?Amazing!! I am speechless.:blowkiss:
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RobotNinjaHero Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Cool.
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Thanatos555 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Nice, looks very primal
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Shadowkill123 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
wot looks amazing
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OWIFreak Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap, this is AMAZING!!!!!!!!! XD very detailed and it says quite a bit about the game itself. Your color scheme is perfect in every aspect!!! <3 <3 <3
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Freakova Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist
OH GHUD.
This is freakin' amazing. Seriously, This is one detailed work.
I love his face firstly. :heart: He's one handsome looking fellow. haha. :XD:
The colours are pretty too. I like how it's sorted around sets of brown and stuff. :meow:
Pretty work all the same. :D But good lord 60 hours? *envys motivation* rofl
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:iconlight-arya:
Light-Arya Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, so much details! Amazing! :D
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:iconnighthyena:
Nighthyena Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
"you bloody kids! get the hell off my lawn!!!!"
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
LOL XD
Indeed!
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:iconmauserl:
mauserl Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008   Photographer
It's nice to see that all imagination can be shown and shared with other's that impressively..
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RitsukaKintaka Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
best steef pic on DA
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
hehe, thanks! :D
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:iconosw:
OSW Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
wow, well done!
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
thankyou! :)
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:iconbullet-magnet:
Bullet-Magnet Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
Rawrr.
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AdamKintaka Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
Last I checked, isn't Stranger a steef?
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:iconred-kremling:
Red-Kremling Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
Also DAS ist eine absolut übelste über arbeitung ! inder tat haut mich dieser detail reichtsprichwärdlich aus den ringesöckchen
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Daigo-Ro Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
Awesome!
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Thee-Baroness Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
This image, itt makese my heart hurt. If I could send you like a standing ovation or applause over the intranetz, I totally would.
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RWChaotix Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
SIMPLY AMAZING!!!. the detail in the main an muscular structure around the face is awsome. this was 60+ hours wel spent my friend. Definatly adding to the faves. I like the overal use of colors also
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006
(Again sorry for my slow motion) Thanks a lot. Your comments and what you think about these pictures make me smile. I appreciate this a lot. :)
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DazeWolf Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006
Aha! I just love those "GWAR!" faces! And oh god look at that anatomy! How coooool! Beautiful muscles and coloring and oh wow that mouth! It's neat! Ahaha awesome job!
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006
Hehe! Thanks a lot for your sweet comment. it made me blush, actually. ;)
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thady Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006
look cool..i like the colors and the perspective !
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:icongaijin-sensei:
Gaijin-Sensei Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
Wow! This looks so awesome!! :boogie:
Just wondering, wanna do an art trade?
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
I really like doing art trades but I have to see, if I get time. Just send me a note and plan this with me ;)
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Gaijin-Sensei Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
Okay! ^^
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morgan-gal Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006
this is a really good pic but dont steef have 4 hind legs and 2 arms sooo that makes 6 all together
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:iconalectorfencer:
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
Yeah, hihi. In this picture, you can only see his arms. The body is already out of the painting. What you can see from the other parts of his body is one of the four hind legs.
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morgan-gal Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
ohhhhhhhhhhhhh i get it...............wait.............yup i get it
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Kawaii-Chocobo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
I don't think that in this particular piece his other hind legs show... if you look, you can only see one leg. ^_^
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morgan-gal Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
ok
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SolestiaL Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
This is really cool:dance:! It's almost realistic in some kinda sense;)! You should feel good about, as I usually lose patience easily after a while on a picture! Stranger and steefs are cool:D!
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
Thanks a lot for the sweet comment and for the favourite! :)
Sometimes I lose my energy for a picture as well. I let it be for some days and decide, if I continue working on it afterwards. ;)
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SolestiaL Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006
I guess you must have one of those fancy digal art progams like PSP9 or something, right? I like steefs:dance:!
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
lol, no, there's no digital face program I have. Just scribbled and scanned the picture and then overpainted it. D
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SolestiaL Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
:wow:Oooooooooooohhh, you used paint then:D?
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006
Hi again, sorry for the late respond. Nah, I didn't use Paint for that picture but Photoshop and a crappy mouse. Mehehehe. :p
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SolestiaL Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006
:DWhat's photoshop? :DI have PSP7.
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
Photoshop is one of the best pixelprograms with which you can create many things and work in a very high quality. Sure, there are many diffrent types of art programs but Photoshop is one of them. It's especially good when you want to work with photos. :D
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LoneRider Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

This work is such a brilliant representation of the Steef.
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006
Hehe! Thanks a lot! I totally overlooked this comment. You make me blush. :)
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darkhoodness Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2006
Now why haven't I commented on this yet? It's been sitting under my nose since. . . Well, since I came back to Deviantart and updated my site. :P It's one thing to look at it and say "Oh, that's awesome" but not take any further action, and another to look at it and actaully tell the artist that it's awesome (even if I can't actaully say anything more then what's been said already). :) So here we are.

Enough rambling about nothing. I suppose people are right in the way they say it's Ifrit-ish. . . Maybe it's the fact that his beard is tied in a pony tail, and he has a thick, furry mane and massive teeth. . . Though apart from that he doesn't really resemble Ifrit. He looks like Stranger. :P

Anyway this one is a masterpeice - From when I first saw this a while ago I've always really, really loved the detail, from the tendril of spittle inside his mouth, the crimson redness of his eyes that contrast against the earth tones of his horns and fur, the fur and horns themselves. . . Particuarly love his expression and the way you've made the sunset glow behind him and inbetween his arms. Beautiful. . . Worth every minute of the 60 hours you put into it. :P

*hugs tight* Nice one, Claudi. <3 :) Although one question - What motivated you when drawing him?
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2006
I always love your comments. You make reading and answering on several drawings and paintings more interesting. :)
I first heard the name Ifrit when I read comments on this picture, really. I have never played Final Fantasy before and I'm not really interested in it...so I was wondering about that. :XD:
And yeah, I'm glad you see him as Stranger, though this is a random Steef because Stranger's hair is light brown and his fur is a little bit darker. Somewhat like a negative. :p

Thanks a lot for the compliment. It makes me smiling over that picture. :)
Since you know that shine and eyes come last on pictures I draw (because they are like the really last detail I want to put and I always enjoy doing this), the spittle and eyes are actually the action in that picture. Not only that the wind comes directly in his face and blows his fur back.
The movement of the mane, the facial expression and the spittle on his teeth and tongue are evidence of that this Steef probably ran up to the point where he is standing and opened the mouth to roar for his freedom.
Woah, what a description. LOL

When I played Stranger's Wrath first, I was fascinated by the strength these creatures have. I only saw a few pictures of Steefs with a similar expression like on this picture. Just that they were already dead and their heads hung at Sekto's bureau as trophies.
So, I unconditionally wanted to make a picture, which shows a Steef with the same strong expresssion - but alive.
The roar was in my head when Stranger roared in the last movie and this gave me a gooseskin. That was really amazing.

With other words, the motivation was there and I couldn't stop working on that picture, though it was nasty with the mouse I used there. :p
*hugs back tight* :love: Thanks again, Eddie ^.^
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TaoRenYG Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2006
this one looks like Ifrit from Final Fantasy 9... i dont know if thats not it but this is an instant fav hun :3
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AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2006
Hi. Many people tell me that it looks like Ifrit from FF but it's a Steef from the game called Oddworld Stranger's Wrath. :D
These creatures are called Steefs. But I'm really glad you like the picture! Thanks so much for the favourite. :hug:
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TaoRenYG Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2006
@_@ realleh? never heard of that game @_@

well anyways the pic is very nice and it deserves a fav :3

i actually found you thru =GH-MoNGo a really nice guy promoting other artists :)
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darkhoodness Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2006
If you haven't heard of Oddworld, you're missing out a fantastic series of games. . . Though play Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee first if you can get your hands on it. :P
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TaoRenYG Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2006
oh yeah i heard of oddworld... never liked it tho... :paranoid:
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Vilamen Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2006
Beautiful. A true artist is able to portray life in his or her art (at least I think so) and this is definately screaming with life. And I use screaming literally ;)
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