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Malaak II p24 by Majnouna Malaak II p24 by Majnouna
I know, that was fast! Tarek (the "actor" here) is going to kill me, he's been waiting for his mug to show up for months, and... hehehe. Although if your screen is good, you can JUST make out the features.
The light worked out really well here, I'm happy with it. It's funny how just a few background elements can create the feel of a location. I use that a lot to save time :)
If the "symbol" doesn't betray my calligraphic influence, I don't know what does.
'Ahwet el'Zez is a place in Beirut. If you don't know it, I won't say more, you'll know soon enough ;)
Also for those who know what "efrit" and "shyateen" mean, you'll have noticed my unconventional spelling of them – it's both to reflect Lebanese pronunciation of both words, and to step away from conventional lore on the subject (both classic [the Qur'an] and modern [blasted RPGs]).

Ohnoes! Someone busted her!

More about the story here: [link]
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Mikit-Yorinao Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
I'm sorry, I know it is completely unrelated, I just see: triforce. I had to get that out of the way, even if a million other people had the same thought, or if they didn't.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
It seems a lot of people did and it's regrettable because in our culture this recalls more readily a typographic character -- so I will likely modify this to make it closer to the latter and further from Zelda (which I never played myself, so...)
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Mikit-Yorinao Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
I would not make the connection if it weren't for having married a gamer who collect the games. It's an unfortunate coincidence.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
Wow, what were the odds :lmao:
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Mikit-Yorinao Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
Haha, I don't know. ^^
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redchinese Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008  Student General Artist
ITS A STALKER!! :fear:
this is good stuff
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
:plotting:
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skeevy Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
:suspense!:

I look forward to learning more about that arabic symbol - really, from the exposure you and your comic have given me to the arabic language has really sparked my interest in it in general, and I'm a brave sort, I may just try and learn some. It's not a terribly useful language to know in my particular area of USA (most immigrants are from Russia, Ukraine or Japan) but it strikes me as a really beautiful thing. Do you think it would be hard for me to learn?
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
Sorry for taking so long to reply! The trouble with Arabic is that like Chinese it's in reality a family of languages, so there's the problem of which one to learn. If you learn Modern Standard Arabic, you won't be able to use it to converse, because it's only used for writing, speeches and news bulletins. If you pick a local language, it'll be harder to find a teacher and not everyone in the region will be able to understand you. But at least if you pick Lebanese, you'll sound hip ;)
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philho Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Since I want to keep the luminosity of my screen at descent levels for working (I don't watch videos with it!), I just copied the full view image, pasted in an image viewer and pushed the gamma correction...
Then I can indeed see the features of this mysterious man (but the night scene becomes an evening scene...).

The story becomes more and more mysterious! :D
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