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Hanani by TazioBettin Hanani by TazioBettin
I present to you my last deviation of 2013.
It's certainly not my best work, but I guess it's a proper closure. An overlong rambling explaining why follows below:

Hanani is a character that dates back to 2008. If I look at my stuff from 2008, I cannot even recognize myself as the same artist who does what I do now. Impossibly huge cheekbones, big aquiline noses, sharp, manga style and narrow chins, and spaced big eyes... yuckh!
But since I started the big dream of working in comics, I studied, I practiced, and my style is still improving, which is a very encouraging thought. So it's not improper to redraw and reimagine an old character with today's skills, is it?

My tastes in roleplaying games, funny enough, evolved as well. Hanani was a character born into the Exalted roleplaying game back in 2008. But I quickly grew aware of the immense limits of that game. Not only the huge load of mechanic flaws in the rules, but also in the dispersive tone and setting. And now I prefer more refined, modern and focused games.
It is then not strange that I decided to emancipate Hanani from her initial Exalted setting and decided to place her in an original setting inspired by the Mahābhārata (the greatest opus of human literature, an epic tale of 110'000 and more verses, equalling four times the lenght of the Bible and seven times the lenght of Iliad and Odyssey put together).
The visual inspiration of this piece comes from the outstanding Mukesh Singh's reimagination of the tale in Grant Morrison's 18 days, also my current favorite comic writer. Besides Exalted did borrow very liberally from the Mahābhārata.
If I were to play this character again, it would probably be in a more modern and functional roleplaying game like Anima Prime.

So you have to forgive this long rambling on my behalf. It does make some sense I think, and I thought I'd share these thoughts with you. Best wishes for the new year guys!
And thank you from the deep of my heart for all the support, comments, faves, watches and love you've been having for my humble work!
See you next year, tomorrow!
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argocomics Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Brilliant work!
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JoseMiguelBatistajr Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have seen all your Hanani pics, and I must say  I love how her design has a evolved. She started of as a standard female Exalted character with big boobs, an oversized sword and impratical armor (nothing wrong with that, I draw the same stuff :V ), but with each iteration her design became more complex, her armor detailed, and you switched out her sword for a spear, which in itsekf looked more godly looking with each new pic. I know she is no longer Exalted, but now, she looks like a demi-goddess. Congrats! :D
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! This is one of the best comments this picture can get. It's very much appreciated.
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Molto bello. Complimenti.
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Grazie :)
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
:-)
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's amazing! :D Love the colours and the design of her armor!
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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pyrasterran Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I happened to like your aquiline noses~
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I think she's magnificent looking. The characters you create are simply amazing.
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