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Orin ZeXaxuium by DarrkestDrow Orin ZeXaxuium by DarrkestDrow
My half of an art trade with the fabulous ~endejester. :worship:
This is her character, Orin Ze’Xaxuium (I’ve dubbed him “Zex” for short though, bwahaha). He’s a Drey Drow and he loves playing with poisons and all manner of creepy crawly critters, which is also why he’s been dubbed a Plague Master. Isn’t he awesome? I love this character! :evillaugh:

The rings that are piercing his ribcage have various magical properties. I should have made them look more fancy but oh well. He pierced his ribcage with them in order to keep them from being stolen. Clever isn’t he? :devilish:

The tattoo I put at his neck isn’t accurate to the character’s design. I couldn’t tell what the original tattoo was because of the angle in ~endejester’s pic. I just sort of pulled this out of my ass so it isn’t accurate by any means. The original tattoo is circular, but I’m still not sure what it’s of. Sorry Ende! And no, I don't know why I put him in a kimono, it just looked good. Nor do I know why he's tonguing with the snake, but what the hell! :lick: :XD:

Oh, and before someone starts bitching about him having facial hair, Drey males CAN and frequently DO grow facial hair. So no lectures about Drow not having facial hair. He’s Drey! Oh, and his pupils and irises are white because that’s another Drey trait.

Art © me, *DarrkestDrow
Orin Ze’Xaxuium © ~endejester

(It's pretty dark so you may need to adjust the brightness to see it better.)
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:iconkotorlady:
kotorlady Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student Writer
What is a drey???
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DarrkestDrow Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Drey are a sub-race of Drow. They look like normal Drow except that they have white eyes and the males can grow facial hair. Drey society in general is supposed to be more warlike and violent than Drow society, but they are still matriarchal like Drow are. They are supposed to be especially violent and they have little to no self-control when it comes to killing. The males are more cool-headed than the females though. They were fist established as a subrace in by Green Ronin publishing in its book, "Plot & Poison."
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kotorlady Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Writer
Cool!
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AltyXOkami Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
I like the facial hair.it's sexy.
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Rascandra Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
Cool, I like how they both fit to each other :D You are great at drow.
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DarrkestDrow Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I try, and thanks for the comment! :)
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theloneone65 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
Cool!
BTW: Drow (and other elves) only grow head hair and no body or facial hair.
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DarrkestDrow Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, Drey can and often do grow facial hair. It's in the rule book by Green Ronin Publishing called "Plot and Poison" that establish Drey as a subspecies of Drow. I know D&D race books might say otherwise but Elven art does not have to be confined to D&D only. Thanks though. :)
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theloneone65 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
Twas not a critism. Tis incredbily good.
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KiwiRose Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is very, very awesome. And I don't see much drey art, it's refreshing. :+fav:
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DarrkestDrow Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! And you're right, there doesn't seem to be much Drey art out there. Shame though, I find them very interesting. =D
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Ilharess-Rei Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2006
Ooooohh.... Ahhh....
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Lisadora Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow: :wow: cool!!!!!!
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XullraeZauviir Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Gotta love a drow that flirts with danger. Love the tongue, nice touch. :drool:
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Kirassvaeri Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, well... Looks like i'm the only one, who doesn't like the elves+beards idea. :shrug: But anyway, this is a very cool picture, as yours are always. :) ( Pierced ribs... OUCH!!!!! )
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DarrkestDrow Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Elves in general can't have facial hair, that's fine, I agree.
But the difference with this race (Drey) is that this isn't an "idea", Drey CAN have facial hair, it's listed in the manual where they make their first appearance. Not only CAN they have facial hair but the males more often than not actually do grow their beards out. I'm sorry if you don't like it, but with this race the facial hair thing is a FACT, not an "idea." I myself found it interesting and a nice change of pace.
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Kirassvaeri Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, no offense... ( And sorry, i wasn't specific: I have read that, they are a subrace of drow, who can, and do grow beards. It was the fact, that the original author's idea that i don't like, not yours, or the OC's owner's. And i said that i like the picture anyway. )
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JetM Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeow! DD, he's awesome. Scary as all hell, but awesome :D Love what you did to the scales on the snake
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DarrkestDrow Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had to make my own pattern for the snake scales. It actually turned out terrible because there are seams in it that don't match up correctly. You can only tell it close-up though, so shrinking the pic actually helped in this case. :phew: =D
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JetM Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe Nice when it works :D
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Bayra Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, awesome desing :clap:
i like his look :drool:
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PoldalleLovesnare Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was going to ask what Drey were exactly but see you've explained some sort of subrace of drow...never heard of them but I've never looked into "Plot & Poison" heh... :shrug: no matter...to me almost seems like a Everquest type of thing ....I'm not big on elves with facial hair, but I always thought Orin looked spiffy as hell lol....and lol I love the whole snake thing....I have a sorcerer (if you play d&d and have the books you'll recogonize the name) Hennet that has a snake familiar and would SOOOO do that lol... *sniggers* :devilish: it's awesome hehhe...and blue kinda looks cool on him...but I'm a blue nut...specially with drow... hehhe btw the scales on the snake look awesome, very well done :D and I do suppose peircing one's ribcage is very inventive lol.... awesome piece hun :D
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endejester Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh...fucking HELL yes! <3 **worships you**
If I could fave more than once I would be ALL over this XD
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DarrkestDrow Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay, ya like it! :phew:

It's like...really dark though. Ya might wanna lighten it up some. I was actually thinking of lightening the picture and uploading it again but so far I haven't gotten off my lazy ass to do it yet. :XD:
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endejester Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
**Hugs* :) now I feel horrid for not having yours done yet T_T
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SigmaCore Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, look. Pierced ribcage. My, how nice... :) :| :faint: :dead:

Aside from all the pretty shinies going into him... *breathes and swallows deeply* ...this is a pretty cool pic. Love the pose and the fact that he's wearing a kimono. Oh, and the less muscularly defined look is awesome, too. :thumbsup: :D
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Cyzra Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
oh boy he's got some painful looking piercing *shudders at the colar bones*, but they're really cool. and what a great idea to put a drow in a kimono, i gotta steal that =P
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DarrkestDrow Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:XD: Hey, whatever inspires more Drow art! :dance: :boogie: :dance:
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Ouija68 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006
How do you work your art trades? I have a half finished picture of Ouija. (That is to say I have the face and all six arms all drawn out) If you would like to give it the Darkest Drow touch and flavor I would be most grateful.
If this is something you would like to tackle let me know and Ill scan it and mail it to where you would need it mailed.
As for your picture I don't know that I could say anything that hasn't already been said about it, other than I like what I see and the more work of yours I see makes me wish for a picture of Ouija done by the hand of the Darkest Drow.
O.F.T.
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DarrkestDrow Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An art trade is basically two people drawing a picture for each other.

What you're describing sounds more like an art collaboration (which I've never actually done before). I've still got that giftart for you that I'm working on (which just needs to be colored) so I don't know if I'd be up for more. Sorry. ^^;
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Ouija68 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006
Totally all good. I was just curious. I hope I didn't come across pushy. If you change your mind in the future, I'll keep this drawing as is cuz mainly I've taken it as far as I can.
O.F.T.
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LordOnisyr Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006  Professional Writer
Orin just fascinates me and I love what you did here. The only times I'd seen him before, he was wearing robes and he looks really sexy here. Once again, as always, great details and his...interaction with the snake is fabulous. Out of curiosity, do you have any more info on drey?
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DarrkestDrow Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I've only ever seen him in robes too. She wanted him to look "sexy" though, so I had to improvise...because it's just too damned hard to make someone look sexy while they're actually wearing robes.

And I can type you up what they have on Drey and note it to ya if you'd like.
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LordOnisyr Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006  Professional Writer
Yeah wizards+ robes= not sexy
If you could note me with some info that wouls be great. The chole concept of an elf with facial hair just fascinates me (I've made OC's with that feature before).
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DarrkestDrow Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sent the info! =D
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LordOnisyr Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2006  Professional Writer
Running off to read...
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CrypticStar Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a handsome Plague Master :D I love the look of facial hair! I dig the background! How did you create it?
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DarrkestDrow Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The background started out a solid tan color. Then I attacked it with a textured brush and painted in dark to light. Then I applied some water color effects and a canvas texture to it, and then I used various texture and grunge brushes on it and dabbled it with the sponge tool for even more texture. It was basically me just playing around with textures and brushes and such until I got something I liked. A few of the various symbols in there are fonts I have. There wasn't a whole lot of rhyme or reason to any of it really, but I like how it eventually turned out. ^^;
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CrypticStar Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL Well when you're good, you are good ;) That's all there is to it. I will have to play with my photoshop. Thanks DD! :hug:
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DrowElfRocker Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006   Digital Artist
I'm not familiar with drey, but drow do look pretty cool with beards don't they? :D
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DarrkestDrow Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are established in the book "Plot & Poison" for the d20 system. Lots of cool Drow subraces in there. =D

And yea, I like the look of the white facial hair on the black skin...it's hard to draw facial hair though. Ever tried it? It's hard to make it look right! :frustrated:
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DrowElfRocker Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006   Digital Artist
Yeah...beards are tricky. I had a character with a beard once and ever time I tried to draw him, his chin ended up being deformed :doh:
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Niekra Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow O_O Pierced through his ribs. The thought itself sounds painful. But he's beautiful ^_^
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rewston Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006
ooh i would so love to do an art trade with you, this is jsut gorgeous! i love the pose and everything
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DarrkestDrow Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! And I dunno if you were serious about the art trade or not, but I'd be up for it if you were. :)
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rewston Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006
yeah i am :) im not very good at finishing stuff though... but i get things done if i get reminded enough lol.
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DarrkestDrow Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, if you want to (don't want to press ya though).

What character of yours did you want me to draw?
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rewston Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006
hehe oh that would be the easy part....my char Bane, id love to see you draw him. hes not a Drow as such, hes a Shadow elf but theres loads of pics of him in my gallery. send me a Note with what youd like me to do and we can discuss it on there (ive got msn as well)
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assylem Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006
I was going to mention that I thought it was cool that he was a drow with facial hair, since you never seem to see that. But I've got no clue what a Drey is, haha.

I think he looks really cool and creepy, he's got an arabic flair to him with the drape around his waste. Looks great!
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DarrkestDrow Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Drey are a subrace of Drow. They were established for the d20 system in "Plot & Poison." I don't know how "offical" you want to consider the race since it was created by Green Ronin and not WotC, but I'm not a gamer so I don't care about technical shit like that. I just draw it! =D
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