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His face is a map of the world by tishaia His face is a map of the world by tishaia
So, the Bioware's Arishok from Dragon Age 2 ^^.
Since I saw him in game I was like "where the hell is romance option?!" ;P. I wanted to make this pendant for a long time, but I guess I had no enough confidence in myself to start so complicated project. It took me about 20 hours from start to finish. But finally, here it is ^^.

The Arishok is the traveler and a warrior. He is imposing and intimidating. He seems stoic, but there is this restlessness in him. Something gnawing at him, makes him impatient and violent. This longing and sometimes even sadness that makes him so vulnerable despite his size and strength. The homesick conqueror stuck far away from his motherland.
He have strong features, chiseled face showing that he lived through a lot. I wanted to show him in a rare moment of happiness. I wanted to catch him unguarded, when his heavy brow is not in the threatening frown and his sensual lips are not distorted by his hot temper.

He stands on the deck of a qunari ship feeling the breeze on his face. The sea wind is playing with his white hair. One of the sailors shouts something, and he turns his head to suddenly see a dark spot on the horizon. Par Vollen. He is focusing his eyes to see better and the corner of his mouth rises just a little. He is not smiling of course, he is the Arishok, but inside - his soul sings.
He is finally home.

:D

Under the profile, in the background, there is the sigh of the Qunari House of the Tides, the same one Arishok has on his armor.
The backside is flat with the inscribed quote:

"Struggle is an illusion.
The tide rises, the tide falls,
but the sea is changeless.
There is nothing to struggle against.
Victory is in the Qun."

The title of this piece I took from the song I was listening waaaay to much during the making, "From Yesterday" by 30 Seconds to Mars. And I think it suits him ^^.

There are two pictures of this work in progress.
[link] I really like how his lips turned out on this photo ^^. I remade them 3 times so they would be just like I wanted >.<. I guess it was the most difficult part for me.
And here [link] you can see my workplace, tools, and the most important: THE PROTOTYPE! ;D

The pendant is made of polymer clay. It's 70x70mm and 7mm thick. Please see the full view of the photos to see all the details, I really put a lot of effort into them. For example the face is only 15 mm high, and his earrings are 2mm long.

And it is on etsy! [link]

Handmade and one of a kind! :)

Ah! I almost forgot! I have the facebook page now. Like it if you are curious what I am up to :). [link]
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:iconevolicess:
Evolicess Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student Writer
I like how you used Talis' opening lines from Redemption.
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:icontishaia:
tishaia Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It was actually made before the expansion, I war reading through the dreagon age wiki to fing something to writhe on the Arishok pendant and this quote poped up. :D 
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sarayuy06 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
I still need this because of reasons
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:icontishaia:
tishaia Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D.
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ironandwine4life Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT
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tishaia Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Artisan Crafter
TO LATEEEE! Thank you <3 :D
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ironandwine4life Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Haha, don't remind me. >.<

And you're SO WELCOME. I'll try to follow your stuff to see if I can be fortunate enough to snag somethin. ;)
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oSYNo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So jealous of whoever purchased it. D8 The Arishok is the love of my life.
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tishaia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Artisan Crafter
He is really, really, ridiculously good looking. And those horns! I was staring at his portraits for days and decide to sculpt him just to have an excuse to stare for a longer time ;D *fans herself* Thank you for the comment!
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oSYNo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agreed. I would talk to him every single chance I got, or just put Hawke by his throne.. He is too sexy for his own good.
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ryszard-redfur Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Super!!!!!!!
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:icontishaia:
tishaia Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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diain Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Beautiful!
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:icontishaia:
tishaia Featured By Owner May 8, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you :).
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DsDarken Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I WANT THIS, SO BADLY!
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:icontishaia:
tishaia Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! That one is sold thou ^^. *so happy*
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DsDarken Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ah well. It was amazing! =D
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wamgirl Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesom I wish they made these I'd wear it all the time lol. He is sooooo sexy I wanted a romance too.
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:icontishaia:
tishaia Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Ohnonono, no mass production of my one of a kind things, I would have no money for games or even clay ;P.
Thank you so much for the kind words! :)
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reinapantera Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is hermosooo God bless U such an artista u are, haven try to do Pocahontas neckles I would love that!!!
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:icontishaia:
tishaia Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Wow, thank you! :D I actually made Pocahontas necklace some time ago, but I forgot to take the pictures of it before I gave it away :<. Well, maybe I will repeat it sometime ^^.
Thanks again :D.
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PuzzleTwin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist
This is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. You are very, very Talented!!
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tishaia Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Wow, thank you! *blushes*
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PuzzleTwin Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist
you are very welcome!
This piece is a bit too expensive for me, but hopefully I'll be able to buy one of your other pieces one day : D
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kitiaramajere Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
wow. So amazing...
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:icontishaia:
tishaia Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012   Artisan Crafter
:heart:
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AG-sArt Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Remarkable! :D :XD:
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:icontishaia:
tishaia Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D
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processofwinter Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh. Wow. I can't believe the details in this, the realism you've put into his face. I'm really quite amazed and awestruck, and I think this is the best thing you've done that I've seen. (Also his lips look great! I'm glad they turned out to your liking.) :) I wish I could fave this twice.
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tishaia Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :D This certainly took me the longest time to make ^^.
*hug!*
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carrioncorpse Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
This is breathtakingly gorgeous!
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:icontishaia:
tishaia Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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jmk1999 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
hmm... never thought i'd see a cameo of the arishok. pretty cool though! :D the detail is extremely well done! :)
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tishaia Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Gawd! This is a cameo! How come I was not seeing this before XD.
Thanks! :D
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jmk1999 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
lol... i don't... know? :P you're welcome though! glad i could help you realize that. lol... :giggle:
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tishaia Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012   Artisan Crafter
:heart: :D
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jadepyper Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so gorgeous in so many ways :squee: I love it :love: The color you used for his skin and his hair is awesome, he does look at peace and as happy as he can be for the Arishok :D
The title suits him well! And I love the little story you added to it...
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tishaia Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :D Your opinion means a lot to me :D. I got rather self concious when adding those stories, I am relieved that somebody likes them ^^'.
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jadepyper Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :glomp: I think they're great :heart: they totally add to the piece, as well as the music that helped inspire them or their titles. I think it all goes together to help give insight into the piece itself.
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katyalupescu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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i can't take my eyes off it!
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tishaia Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   Artisan Crafter
:heart: :D
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Korithetramp Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing! I love it! This is just... I have no words for how awesome this is!!!!1
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tishaia Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :D
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SunaBuna Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this looks fantastic!
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:icontishaia:
tishaia Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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Mary-SD Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
It looks amazing!! You are so talented!
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tishaia Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Nonono, I't just the Arishok is so handsome :D.
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Mary-SD Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
Maybe that helps :D. I still believe you are very talented, if I try to make a ball with the clay it will turn out a square! :lmao:
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tishaia Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012   Artisan Crafter
I would love to have that skill! XD
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:iconmary-sd:
Mary-SD Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
And I would love to have yours, but we can't always have everything, right? lol
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