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Hector Durand portrait by iisjah Hector Durand portrait by iisjah
I opened up some sketches of some minor OCs yesterday in th intention to colour them fast and make a sketchdump but this guy insisted that I painted him or he will haunt me :V

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So meet Hector Durand. Over 300 years old vampire and most importantly Sanets sire.

Quite intelligent and suave but also greedy, selfish and arrogant, most of the things he does are for his personal gain, although he often twists them so his actions appear more sincere than they actually are. If he doesn't see any profit for him he rarely will commit to it.
One of the exceptions is his scientific and teaching career - he's currently an alchemy professor at Arwa-Turian university and even though he is really strict for the students he is considered an excellent and knowledgeable tutor.
Although he finds the times he's living in now to be far too loose, as he is quite the traditionalist, the ability to freely admit to being a vampire makes him really happy as he can freely claim his rights of his older scientific essays and discoveries.

He and Sanet met first time during Sanets time at the university where Hector was one of Sanets alchemy professors. Sanet - a natural alchemy prodigy - instantly caught his attention and they spent many hours discussing different alchemy theories like equals.

After some years when he learned that Sanet was given pardon for his actions he sought him up and slowly became his friend, seeking someone equal to make his companion in the long vampire life. The only problem was that Sanet, being insanely in love with his fiancée and later wife Violet, wouldn't give his full attention to him, and becoming a vampire was out of question.
So he arranged an 'accident' that removed the obstacle in his way - a huge fire that killed Violet but left himself clean of any suspicions.

Devastated Sanet agreed to move with him to Arwa-Turis and after a while agreed to become a vampire himself.
Sanet later learned about his treachery and promptly cut any contacts with his master although Hector still sometimes checks on Sanets doings.

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This one was one of those things that just went further than you expected - and I'm really happy with the result! The addition of the thick lineart lines in some places was an experiment but I think they look quite snazzy 8D I might do more portraits like this one as I want to practice painting a bit more and the result here is more than I expected :3


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Hector Durand, Sanet de Anuvar and Violet Wittyfort and art © Natalia Komuniewska
More info about Sanet [link] [link] [link]
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roxy932211 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
GThis is great :D
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iisjah Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :3
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roxy932211 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
No problem :D
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Meep-and-Mushrat Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Sinister looking, I like it!!
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:iconiisjah:
iisjah Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Markus-MkIII Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got to love the smile, his expression and essence overall and the colors! Great work!
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:iconiisjah:
iisjah Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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Markus-MkIII Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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andromoda Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
His schnoz is amazing. Great lighting too!
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:iconiisjah:
iisjah Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :iconimhappyplz:
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andromoda Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
MHM!
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windyautumnmoon Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Wonderful portrait.
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:iconiisjah:
iisjah Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! 83
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ExceedTheCold Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent colors and shading.
Seems like your character has a bit of creepy side :D
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iisjah Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yes he does!

Thank you!
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MirellaSantana Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
|Good work, i like the colors!|
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iisjah Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :iconimhappyplz:
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AlannaHarpsong Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very neat portrait. Some of the the thick lineart lines are really snazzy. I really like the shading especially the shadow cast from his hat. And it seems like a lot of his personality comes out in this one given the description you've given of him.
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iisjah Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm happy that the lineart looks nice - I really liked the effect too :3
And yaay - he looks like a bastard - just as he should 83
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PHarold Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So this is the horrible man responsible.
I remember Violet from the "Nightmare" comic strip. And seeing this guy just really makes me hurt for Sanet all the more. Hector looks cruel, but the one thing he does have going for him is his elegant wardrobe.
Great expression in his eyes and the sneer is perfect.
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iisjah Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yup - him in all his bastard glory D:

Yup - he makes sure to looks as good and dignified as he can.

Thank you! I like the subtelity of it - he's not the 'mwahahahha' evil type and I glad it shows :nod:
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PHarold Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really have to work on my villain's visual.
Bastard glory!!! Love it!

You're welcome!
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FiskXPhantom Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student General Artist
:wow:
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:iconiisjah:
iisjah Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah he's quite the bastard he is :V
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FiskXPhantom Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student General Artist
:giggle: He doesn't look so bad.
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RipperBlackstaff Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bet he's from Jeremy's family ;)
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iisjah Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Maye a grand grand ancestor? 8D
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RipperBlackstaff Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol XD Maybe :D :D
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Smoludozerka Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooo jaki zly.
Sav by mu mogl prac skarpetki.
Sav: ...panno S, doprawdy, pani stanowczo zbyt nisko mnie wycenia. To, ze pewne moje uczynki...
EKHEM. Jego zleee, zle skarpetki. Moze sprawiaja mniej problemow niz ...:music:twoje kapeluuuusze!:music:
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KuriosiT-kat Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
backstory!!! poor Sanet!
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:iconiisjah:
iisjah Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
He had a tragic past - thats why he wants to live as well as he can :3
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KuriosiT-kat Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I can see that... sort of in a way making up for the bad... or at the very least distracting him.
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ClockworkSnakeRyo Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
oh god... this shading is SO EXCELLLENT!!!
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:iconiisjah:
iisjah Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm really proud of how it turned out :3
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