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Astanael
Neoprenus Digitii Glutenat
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
Hi and welcome ^^ !
I am a freelance crafter who simply likes to create and share.

Feel free to:
- use any of my creations as long a you provide a backlink,
- hire me for commissions or projects,
- get new doodles twice a week by watching me.

Tools of the trade:
- TRADITIONAL: mostly pencil and ball-pen on sketchbook, sometimes acrylic and oil.
- DIGITAL: Gimp & Inkscape on Wacom.
- PROPS MAKING: Paint jobs, Cast resin, Latex foam, Animatronics and many more.
- CRAFTING: Leatherwork, Woodwork, Metalwork, Paperwork... err... not the last one.

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35^C
If it look stupid, but works, then it ain't stupid.

Cooler system made from freezer Ice pack and fan.
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PC - Edren Laochdrinn
Campaign "Shadows over Esteren"

The Laochdrinn were a noble family from Baldh-Ruoch, Capital of the Reizh. Not a strong one, and quite young compared to the other branches but full of promises and excelling in the art of diplomacy. Edren was the eldest son, and his father Joachim did his best to give him the most complete education. He made it in the Sapience institution after doing his Ost, and learned Flux manipulation under the strict mentoring of the old Albus. Edren was doing well, learning fast and quite adept to build strong relationship with his fellow students with the help from his charming smile, which he got it from his mother Ellana, His twin brothers, Fredrich and Guivren, were still under tutoring, showing promises of a bright future and the youngest daughter, Guiniver, was destined to help the Laochdrinn form a strong alliance with the RochePiarde, one of the  most influent families of Baldh-Ruoch. He also took the strange habit of gathering every peeble, beedle of plant he found which has the slightest connexion to the Art of the Flux, the Occult or the Spirits.

And then, they died.

All but Edren perished during this fateful night. The family house was reduced to a smoldering pile of dust by the morning, consumed by a gigantic brasier. This was no ordinary fire. It didn't emit heat and the strange, undefined color of the flames was definitively not something natural. Edren could do nothing but watch his life consume itself. Everything the fire touched was annihilated, even the water thrown by the bystander vaporized instantly. To this day, no one knows what happened, and why.

As the eldest son, Edren was very self conscious of his responsibilities before the tragedy. In a instant, he lost everything. Father, mother, brothers and sister were no more. The two servants of the House, Janne and Lancet died too, and even his best friend from the university which was sleeping over : Oldelaf. Soon, the last peoples he knew cut their relationship with him. Rumors start spreading about malediction and ill omens, and soon, Edren became more and more isolated.

Some would be destroyed forever.

Not Edren. It took a while, but he bounce back. He quit the university, and began to make his living by gathering and selling what others cannot take the time to find : exotic plants,  location of unusual minerals, books and other "artefacts". He takes pride in his ability to find what is rare and selling it to the right person. He made new friends and contacts. Life change a man, that is for sure, and Nowadays Edren is quite the opposite of Yesterday Edren. Since he lost everything, he began to ignoring the consequences of his acts more and more, to the point where he even endangers those who dare join him in one of his missions.

He's not reluctant to talk about the past, but is quick to change the subject. Even to those who know him for a while, the only sequel he kept from this tragedy is a persistent and violent phobia of fires.

To be continued...

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Version FR

Les Laochdrinn étaient une famille de la petite noblesse de Baldh-Ruoch, la Capital du Reizh. Ce n'était somme toute que des bourgeois, loin d'égaler les familles majeurs, mais ils excellaient dans l'art de la diplomatie et du négoce, et parvinrent non seulement à se fait accepter mais aussi à faire entendre leur intérêts. En tant que fils aîné, Edren reçu la meilleur éducation possible grâce aux efforts de son père Joachim. Il parvins à le placet à l'Institut de Magience, ou il étudiât sous la houlette stricte du vieil Albus. Il appris rapidement les bases de la manipulation du Flux et se construisit à l'aide de son sourire désarmeur qu'il tient de sa mère Ellana, un solide réseau de connaissances dans les cercles académiques et politiques. Ses frères jumaux, Fredrich et Guivern, étaient encore sous la direction de leur tuteurs et sa soeur cadette Guiniver fut promise à une riche alliance avec les  RochePiarde.  Les auspices étaient bonnes, la fortune abondante et n'eut été la fâcheuse tendance d'Edren à collectionner la moindre babiole ou plante porteuse de pouvoir, un brillant avenir universitaire lui tentait les bras.

Puis ils moururent.

Durant cette nuit fatidique, Tous sauf Edren périrent dans un gigantesque brasier qui consuma le manoir familial jusqu’aux fondations, ne laissant le lendemain qu'un tas de cendres fumantes. Ce n'était pas un feu ordinaire, les flammes n’émettaient pas la moindre chaleur, et même l'eau lancée par les passant accourus se vaporisait à leur contact. Leur couleur marquait le fond des yeux tel les rayons du soleil de midi, et nul n'arrivait à se mettre d'accord sur leur étrange teinte indéfinissable, sauf sur le fait qu'elle n'était pas naturelle. Edren ne pu rien faire d'autre que voir sa vie partir en fumée. Les servants du manoir, Janne et Lancet, périrent également dans l'incendie. De même qu'Oldelaf, son meilleur ami de l'université venu passer la nuité chez eux. Bientôt, les rumeurs se répandirent. Certains l'accusaient du drame, d'autre chuchotaient des histoires de malédiction. Après une sympathie initiale pour l'orphelin, Edren se retrouva de plus en plus isolé au fur et a mesure que ses connaissances coupaient les ponts avec lui.

Le drame en aurait abattu plus d'un. Pas Edren.

Il lui fallu un moment, mais il se repris en main. Il quitta l'université et se construisit un nouveau métier. A l'aide des connaissances qu'il avait acquises, il se spécialisa dans la recherche et le commerce de denrées rares. Plutôt que de miser sur le volume des transactions, il misa sur la relation et la commande personnalisé. Sans faire fortune, il reconstruit sa vie. Aujourd'hui, il s'est fait de nouveaux amis, quelques anciens aussi. Quand on lui parle du passé, il esquive habilement le sujet, son regard résolument tourné vers l'avenir. Braqué pourrait-on dire, car le passé lui importe tellement peu que les conséquences de ses actes lui échappent souvent désormais. Plus d'une fois ses actions ont mis en péril la vie de ceux qui ont la témérité de le suivre dans ses excursions hors des murs de la ville à la recherche de plantes rares.

Toujours jovial et avenant, c'est quelqu'un de contact facile et agréable, au sourire rafraîchissant. Il n'y a qu'une seule chose capable de jeter une ombre sur son Optimisme triomphant : une phobie tenace, seule séquelle de la tragédie qui l'a frappé : Le feu. Si les flammes de bougies et autres lanternes ne le perturbent point, il lui est impossible de s'approcher d'un simple feu de cheminée.

A suivre...

Pencil doodle on A6 sketchbook
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Dog and rabbit
The dialogue between them should go like this :
- "Woof Waiouf !" (Play with me !)
- "Mprt ! xixixrrrrrrptptpt !" (Ah ! a talking dog !)

Pencil doodle on A6 sketchbook
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:iconmike-the-vector:
Mike-the-Vector Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama :)
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Astanael Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Giving back is a natural thing ^^
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Mike-the-Vector Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Northwestcore Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Appreciate the watch. :D
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Astanael Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What can i say ? I really like your work ^^
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Neversprout Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Your leatherwork is all very beautiful! :)
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Astanael Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you a lot ^^
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Neversprout Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
:thumbsup::D
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Makeamukero Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Thanks for the llama!
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Astanael Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome, thank you too.
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