Hi, let me say this is really amazing. I'm not just impressed by the picture, but also because it nails perfectly the concept of a race of elves that appear in my novels called "Noble Elves". See, I'm a fantasy writer, weeks ago I was defining the idea that in my books there should be this race of elves who form a line of aristocracy within human society, but ultimately they've become decadent, self-centered and somewhat inbred to preserve their pure blood. The thing that struck me most is I expressely described them having exaggerated elven traits, such as inclined eyes and overly long ears, which they use to decorate with fancy jewelry to show them off even more. They've become sort of a mockery of true ancient elves, who deem humans and other elven kinds alike inferior. I was wondering if I could feature this picture on the official wikia on the novel's website, giving you credit of course - don't worry, no buying or selling involved, just borrowing it for illustrative purpose. It's just so purrrfect! And, oh, it's an Italian series, in case you were wondering. The link is here: worldofdarkwing.com
May i use the picture for a card in a Magic Card set i'm creating? I'll be posting it with all the others once i have them all done and i'll possibly be putting it on another site. I will make sure to credit you in the description, you're name (if you want) will be on the card as illustrator otherwise i will have your Username on there.
Hi, thanks for the nice comments. I'd be happy to ok the use for fun and personal stuff. That's part of a creative commons agrement. The main stipulation is that there is no money exchange. You're not selling anything or even have advertising on the site this would appear on. As long as it's 100% a personal project for you and a few friends have at it and have fun. You wouldn't even need to ask permission BUT I can't tell you how much it's greatly appreciated by me and any other artist you choose to contact.
I love the traditional painting look to this. I'm especially impressed with how thick and luxurious the fur on the mountain lions looks. I feel like I could plunge my hand into that fur and it would feel soft and tickly like my own cat's fur.
from an illustration standpoint yes. but you mentioned they looked too long. so even you have a rule your going by. but, back to the question. when you see an illustration of an elf in the D&D world, you'll notice the ears will look one way compared to ears of elves in say, WoW. The illustrators can't just do what they want. They have a specific guide that dictates these things to makes sure that 100 different artists working on the property create elves that look similar enough to fit that world they have designed. But, in reality no, there are no rules for fantasy, but there are rules for believability.