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Fire Genasi Wallpaper by mindflenzing Fire Genasi Wallpaper by mindflenzing
*Note: Genasi are a race in Dungeons and Dragons.*

I'm much happier with this design than the heavily armored versions I was working with before. Fire should strike fast and hard and thus the armor I had planned was not feasible. I did pull off the glowing accents reasonably well, though. I moved from armored trooper to Bruce Lee and worked that back to the whole fire thing. I decided to contrast an elaborately clothed lower body with a unclothed and tattooed upper body which increases the character's overall mass without diminishing the idea that he is fast. I was thinking yellow as an additional color but they light grey provided better contrast while allowing the red to be the most striking color in the image.

Also see the rest of the series:
Air: [link]
Water: [link]
Earth: [link]
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Know-Kname Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
awesome :D alone this time lol this gut gust looks so cool i cant stop looking at him lol.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He does glow quite a bit (a touch I am rather proud of).
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely done dude, the glow effects are wicked cool. The only thing I'm not too sanguine about is the way the pants.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The dull black and width were for contrast (also to increase overall size of the character). Thin pants would have made him a smaller less dynamic figure. Besides, I already had a slender figured character in the set and didn't want to do another.
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The color is OK, what I have a problem with is how there seems to be no distinction between the pants and the boots. It's a bold design, but I would have had the boots open up at the top and the pants tuck in more.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I deliberately downplayed the shape of the pants and boots so they would not detract from the glowing accents. My older designs were more like what you are talking about but I'm sacrificing a number of items of realism for design dynamism.
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ArmenDangerous Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have enjoyed this series but cannot decide which is my favourite of the 4. To save me time and a possible headache from overthinking, please submit a deviation containing all 4 for my Faving pleasure.

This is not a request. Your family is being held hostage. Please comply or they will suffer a most unfortunate accident.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, I had been thinking about doing a WP with all four of them and now that I've gotten some cleaning done (about 5 trash bags worth of back cataloged junk), I think I will do it.
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ArmenDangerous Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then your family will live.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll have it up tonight. Actually, one of the main reasons I wanted to do it was that I wanted to show them in proportional height (since they earth guy really had to be scrunched in to fit).
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321kimbery123 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
woooah. sweet.
looks like he's on fire!
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's on fire from the inside, being part fire elemental. It's fun what you can do playing around with outer glow layer styles (the trick most folks use for lightsabers).
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321kimbery123 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
ohh. cool. i havent learned how to color digitally yet. but that sounds awsome..
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Digital color is nice. Layers, undo, and adjustment tools make it much easier to experiment and play around with different elements of the pic. I learned a lot with color by having the freedom to say, "what if I did everything in a shade of purple" and such.
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321kimbery123 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
aaa. sweet.
yeah. jonathn just started to show me some stuff!
its really cool!
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's nothing quite like having good tools to work with.
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l1nk32167 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist
Wickedddddd!!! Best in the series
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really appreciate it. He would have been the second one up but my early designs were not worthy of the series and I wasn't sure of this design at first either.
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l1nk32167 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist
Well, the delay was worth it. =)
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. I'm glad I didn't just post the original design and leave it at that. I'd be feeling guilty looking at it right now.
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l1nk32167 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist
yep
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OtakuLiz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Student Writer
Looks like some kind of demon...
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Given that he's planestouched (one of his ancestors was an extraplanar being and in this case either an Ifrit or a Salamander) that's not surprising. I wanted the feeling that his flesh was a container for living fire and since the element fire is most commonly associated with devils on account of hell being referred to as the lake of fire I can see where you'd draw that conclusion.
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OtakuLiz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Student Writer
...Right. Though I do think that fire is just plain cool, and why do the bad guys get all the cool stuff, anyway? Going against type has become a new type, so I'm thinking people should start going against that one and back to the original, where the good guys were actually cool without being evil. *sigh*
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Fire Genasi are neutral just like any other Genasi. The Elementals they are descended from are neutral, being aspects of nature from elemental planes of existence. Fire just looks evil because fire is associated with hell.
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OtakuLiz Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Student Writer
I know! I hate that.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
C'est la vie.
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Jado-the-Shadow Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
I agree, fire strikes hard and fast. Grey is a good contrast, it is the color of smoke and sometimes embers. The martial artist body is a good touch. Armor is not good for fire, he would kill himself from inhaling the smoke it would produce.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hadn't thought of ash but that's a good point. Mostly, I think it's the idea that his movement should not be restricted. I wanted more balance in equipment since Air had no armor and water very light armor but the symmetry of medium armor was detrimental to the character design.
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Jado-the-Shadow Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
His skin's heat should count as natural armor. It will burn flesh or scorch short distance weapons.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That would preclude him from wearing cloth though. I think he'd just rely on speed and toughness to get him through.
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