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I was just working on the reunion chapter in Redcliffe with my mage character and accidentally fell in love with Jowan while writing it. Sooooo yeah. ^___^

edit: 9/16/10 - tweaked his face/darkened hair
ughh still not quite happy with it, I think I tweaked it the wrong way hehe so I will probably go back again >_>;
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ofimpossiblethings Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Beautifully detailed.
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leeladebris Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
whatever became of him. after redcliffe we never hear of him again. I worried about him. I tried to make all the right choices to help him. I don't know why the character touched my heart so. for being such a small part. he just seemed like he was a positive person with a good heart. and he had a innocence about him that I loved
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iwillfollow24 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
nice work on detail
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TariToons Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Student General Artist
I hate him! That stupid son-of-a-(/&%$%&&$&$ promissed to me that he's not a blood mage and who was a blood mage?! Argh!!!!

Anyway, great art here ^^ I think he looks a bit like Xan with beard. I guess because of the sad expression and the purple robe.
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RakshaTheDaemon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
This is perfect. The look in his eyes speak volumes on how broken he is. Marvelous piece of art!
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Maralae Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh God. This is completely beautiful and stunning and you managed to capture his personalityt perfectly. The sad look in his eyes just makes me want to give him a big, big hug.
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LyriumGhost18 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
same. Thank the Maker for Karma's Origin Companions! You can recruit him!
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Nithu1 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
There is a real sense of despair in this. A very powerful image.
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ShadesofNight Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
This is wonderful, he looks slightly less whiny than he does in DA here and reminds me a bit of Xan (must be the purple robes and brown hair, also the slightly depressed look). I love all the detail you've put in. Silly thing is it makes me wish that DA had portraits like Baldur's Gate so I could stick this one in for Jowan and admire it while gaming XD
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! I really love Jowan AND Xan... they are eerily similar, aren't they. xD

and I definitely agree with you; I've kind of wanted to override some portraits as well... some of those DA characters just look weird with their in-game portraits! :P
(Morrigan I'm looking at you.)
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smokingbones Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010   Digital Artist
This portrait of Jowan is amazing. Really brings him to life. I love Jowan so much and you did such a wonderful job of rendering him.
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much! I'm glad you like it. :D
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VampOrchid Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor Jowan, I think he's one of the most misunderstood chars in the game :(
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I knooow.... I have to admit I didn't really get into him til after I tried writing him/his perspective and now I'm just all googly for him :blush:
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VampOrchid Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL!
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Purple-Taliesyn Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
Artastrophe, I really admire your paintings. No worries about the facial structure "inconsistencies" since most people do not have a completely symmetrical face (but somehow, I think you knew that). You have done a wonderful job capturing Jowan's sullen demeanor.

You are one of my favorite DA artists :heart:
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much :love:!! I actually tried to go back and fix it but ended up starting another one instead hehe. but awww thank you :tighthug:
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greifvogel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Some inconsistencies in his facial structure aside, I love the colors and atmosphere. Insta fav.
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! I spent some time trying to fix it and gave up lol... I've got another one in the works I think will turn out better though. ;D
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Milulya Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
amazing! this is the best Jowan fanart on DA! :heart:
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
aww thank you so much ^^
:heart:
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enchantment05 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:dance: I Can't Wait To see em'! ^^
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enchantment05 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're Welcome:)
I'll Like To see more portraits of the DA: O Characters
You're so Talented!! Please Do moreee!!
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
awww thank you!! <3 and never fear, I have a giant pile of WIPs of some more Origins characters that I will finish up eventually. ^^
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enchantment05 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:worship: Beautiful!!
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you, thank you :bow: xD
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SteveGarbage Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Love Jowan. He's a great character. I wish they would have left him as a party member as he was originally planned for in Origins.
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yeah I was just reading Gaider's comments on that--it would have been a lot of fun, even just for the partial Redcliffe-only quest. <3
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itsdarkoutside Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow great work...he looks so sad and broken :(
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! aww... I've got an even more dejected looking one of him actually haha... I can't help it >_>
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TransparentMe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Wow, I think you captured his entire character with the expression on his face. Love it!
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow, thanks!! I really didn't have much of an opinion of him at all until a few days ago and now I am seriously in love with him; it's the weirdest thing. xDD
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Rhian-Skyblade Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Jowan was a very interesting character. I found it rather poor, that you couldn't keep him. What better way is there to atone one's mistakes by helping to defeat the enemy.
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yeah--I think it's pretty interesting that they had originally (waaay back when) planned for him to be recruitable! I mean, it's basically the same rescue that Duncan provided for you (with most origins). That would have been cool to see :D
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Sencilia-Harp Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
hes so sad.... its all lily's fault! if she had just accepted him
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
RAAAAWRGH LILY!!! :rage:

I...um...don't know what came over me. ^^; except--yes, IT'S ALL HER FAULT xD
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Sencilia-Harp Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
ill smack that bitch across the head
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
lol do it :giggle:
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Sencilia-Harp Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
lets put her in the proving against satan worshippers
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
harsh, but fair. :lol: actually I can see her facing off against the other females in DA everyone loves to hate: Anora, Isolde, Goldanna... that would be a Proving to remember!
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Sencilia-Harp Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
oh yeah! id pay to see that! =D
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CookieandDeadlySins Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Jowan's puppy eyes made me lol so hard ^^ <3 i really really like his expression.
good job! :glomp:
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hahah yeah just try finding/taking a screenshot of him that isn't crazily exercising his eyebrows xD I think that puppy dog expression is permanently engraved in there!

thank you :love:
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CookieandDeadlySins Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
you're welcome ^^
Alistair's puppy face has a rival... XD
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
oh nooo now I am picturing this contest of them sitting across from each other trying to outdo the other with cute little pouty faces...

OH THE HILARITY
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CookieandDeadlySins Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
XDXD
and during the contest you can hear fangirls sqeezing ^^
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shaydh Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010   Digital Artist
That is an amazing painting. O_O I love how...textured it looks, and the shading. And the expression suits him well. <3
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much! it's hard to picture him looking ...happy or something haha
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InverseReality-2 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Oops.

Great pic, though!
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hehe! thank you :hug:
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