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Mara by BlackTalonArts Mara by BlackTalonArts
We all go through it and lately me more than anyone.  I have a great deal of compassion for artists...we are fickle beings but what gets us through is those that continue to stand by our sides.  So to those that have and continue to do so...mad mad love.

Mara was created a couple of years ago and honestly I kind of forgot about her and so damned happy I dusted her off and used her again because I think she's just damned cool. *wink*  Keeping her in her post apocalyptic world.  Nothing is going to get passed her.

Name:  Mara
Age: 26
Location: Remote location (she will not tell)
World:  Our Apocalyptic future after an asteroid destroyed half of civilization and High energy solar flares have kept any form of communication at bay.  Welcome to the new Dark Age and every man/woman for themselves.
Family:  Killed by looters after the asteroid.
Friends: None, you can't trust anyone but will use those gullible enough to her advantage and nothing more.
Weapons of choice: Knives, guns, grenades and her favorite "The Law". 
Personality:  True blue tomboy, serious, methodical, control freak...but has a soft spot for all animals, the only time you may glimpse some form of emotion.  Her main goal is survival in a world where weakness means death.
Fav Foods: Anything that isn't rotten or crawling.
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:iconberseh:
berseh Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Pheww... Great character indeed. A beautiful face and stern expression, yet one can feel there is sensitivity in her. I guess you know Mara means anger in sanskrit and related southeast asian languages, like bahasa Indonesia.
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R--U--B--I--N--A Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful character :-)
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you! :)
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Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
She's definitely cool. Love her atypical elongated face, gives her more character. Somehow reminds me a bit of Anya from "the 100". 
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I've not seen Anya but I guess I'll have to look her up.  But yes, that's what I've always loved about Mara is her face.  I just kind of forgot how much I liked her. lol
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ObscuroArcanum Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
What a great looking character! Between her 'take no prisoners' expression, the outfit, her
tattoos and that gun, Mara certainly looks like someone not to be crossed. Love the lighting
and the worn appearance of the textures of her clothing.
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thank you so much!  Hard for me not to do women who seem to want to kick everyone's ass. ha
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:iconobscuroarcanum:
ObscuroArcanum Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome! I always find that the stronger female characters are always
more fun to create. The attitude of "I may be a girl, but I can still kick your arse!" is
brilliant! Second only to my absolute favourite of 'beautiful death' - a beautiful woman
that is touched at one's own peril. :D
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Always! lol  I can't help it.  It's just something I believe in when it comes to women.  They have an inner strength that I always try and portray.  Never one to be a weakling. heh   Thank you so much for your words!  :hug:
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supersolidusnake Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
Love this character!!
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thank you! :D
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:iconrov65:
Rov65 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What an awesome character! Even without the story you can fill in the blanks, right down to "The Law"! On a technical note .... awesome textures and your given ability to make a character pop out in the scene. Top notch Mel!
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
Thanks Rov!  Yea, the whole scene makes just about everything obvious. lol  But I'd love to do more scenes like this in a post trauma world.  We shall see. :)
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0Snow-White0 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful render, Mel ! And super cool character! :heart: I love to know about my friends' s oc. :) 
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
Thank you Julia! :hug:
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:iconchemicq:
Chemicq Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Really cool girl, her gaze is fantastic! It must have something to do with that gun she's holding!
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
Gun's make everything more awesome. :D
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:iconkooki99:
Kooki99 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing Character, something very disctinct about her compared to other 'babes' we can found :)
You had a great idea dusting her out
Of course, render is fantastic ;)
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
awww, thank you Kooki!  Really appreciate that. :)   I'll definitely be keeping her in the pipeline this time. hehe
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:iconkooki99:
Kooki99 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure thing :)
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crenderIT Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb !!!
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
Thank you! :)
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:iconjerry001:
jerry001 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
great character
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
Thanks Jerry! :)
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:iconjerry001:
jerry001 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
you are welcome
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snicker1 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
character and details work  well
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
Thank you Snicker. :D
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:iconposes17:
Poses17 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful as always, Mel. I don't want to mess with her!
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
Thanks London!  I don't think any of my girls are weak...hmmm. lol
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belladzines Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
she's gorgeous!!! .. lovely work!!
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
Thank you so much Bella! :D
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:iconstoper:
stoper Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
Hey, anything that isn't rotten is also my favorite food :P
Great work, Mel.
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
LMAO right?  Thank you. *wink*
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openguy61 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  New Deviant
The perm is as big as the rifle. Sexy woman.
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
Ha, isn't it though?  Thank you so much. :)
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mara is absolutely wonderful, Mel! What I like the most, not to mention the highest quality and most enjoyable detail, is that she looks very unique and her facial features definitely stand out compared to other 3D girls. Bravo!
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
Huge compliment Laspe, thank you. :hug:  Her eyes, look a bit too slanted and I think it's the makeup, I'll have to maybe do some adjustment on that...but I'm very happy with her. :D
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:iconlaspe:
Laspe Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are more than welcome, Mel!
The eyes is one of the reasons that she looks so unique. :)
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tonare Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome and bad ass. It reminds me of some my cousins in the south haha. :D

Great work as always. :clap: :heart:
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
Ha, thank you!  Still waiting for something from you. *poke* :D
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tonare Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man, I've gotten into a DIY thing I'm starting up and it's taking all my time. I still need to make some graphics for it but soon I will. I'll be starting a youtube channel for the deranged that like my art and want to see how I do it haha! :D
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
Seriously?  What kind of a DIY thing?  I'm sure something really cool that will make me envious. ha  Please let me know when you get the youtube channel going as I'll be all over that shit. :D
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tonare Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Well last December I made a decision to lose weight and a long with a low carb diet me and a friend tweaked to our way we l lost 110 pounds in 7 months and he lost 95 and my diet along with getting off my pc after work and doing things in my shop like woodworking and things around my house was a huge part of that weight loss and it helps me maintain it now although I still want to lose another 30 but i'm cool for now...till after the holidays lol. So the diy channel will be simple woodworking and big projects i take on around my house. The art channel will be both guitar and digital art. I'll announce them asap....I just don't know where to start lol but I'm working on the diy site now and have the ideas and learning vid editing which is surpringly easier than I thought it would be. So maybe the weight loss with n00b woodworking combined can gain an audience. I'm not trying to sell weight loss but more trying to help people see that sitting on your ass all day is not good..I built stand up desk to help with that to lol. :D 

I'm pretty excited about it. Not sure how it goes but I'm gonna do it!
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner 5 days ago
ah ha.  Well that is definitely something worth while to be working on.  Send some of your mojo my way.  I use to be quite the athletic person and never had weight issues, but now that I'll be 50 next year and hormonal changes I can look at food and gain weight. :(   I always kept in shape by doing outdoor activities as I hate Gyms.  Nature is a gym in itself.. heh.  So really good on you for being such a success! yay! 

As for the other project, woodworking sounds like so much fun, plus I would think it's quite therapeutic.  More so than sitting in front of a computer.  So I honestly look forward to seeing some of your videos.  So DO it! :squee:
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tonare Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Well it all started by my daughter trying to lose 20 pounds and I told her I had lost 80 pounds once but gained it back after me and her Mother got together...I got fat and my car got dusty! :p
But she said "You can't do it" and that triggered me lol...so 110 pounds later. 

And yea woodworking, art, and guitar is my therapy. Actually art gives me an intense feeling for some reason but I like it. I'll be posting and I'll need your support! :D

Merry Christmas if I don't talk to you until next year! :heart:

Rone
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner 1 day ago
That's awesome!  I think once it gets in your head there's no turning back.  The first step is always the hardest.  Major Kudos for taking back control of your life, much respect.  seriously.

Oh, I totally get it!  I have to be creating in some form or another.  Doesn't matter.  Take my creation away and I'd probably die.   But ya, you have my support. :D 

Merry Christmas to you as well!  I hope you and the family have many blessings this year and into the next.
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ClockworkEros Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Badass; Jayne Cobb's kind of gal!  ;-)
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
Hell yea. lol   Thank you. :D
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12CArt Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Applaud fella (Reactions) 
BRAVO ! ! !
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:iconblacktalonarts:
BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
Thank you! :D
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