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The Blood Compass by jouste The Blood Compass by jouste
    Happy New Years Guys!

    hope you are all stoked for 2014! I know that I am!

    Anyways here's a pretty tough looking viking guy using the dreaded Blood Compass! All you gotta do is drop in a generous amount of your bloods and this evil little trinket will point you right towards some glory! From the looks of this guy he's been using the Blood Compass quite regularly! He's gotten that sweet basilisk-scale tasset as well as a grim-spine shield so far, what will this wild wanderer encounter next?
 
    One thing to keep in mind when using this badboy is that every use requires a larger amount of blood from the host if consecutive readings are used. Eventually the user goes a little too far and someone else finds a dry corpse beside the lonely tool and the cycle begins again!

-jouste the drawbarian
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Merlemage Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
ohhh so that's what he's doin! ;)
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jouste Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
of course! wasn't it obvious!? ;D
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Merlemage Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
;p
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savage-yoshi819 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
I saw this on NewGrounds last night,and I got to be the first person to score it.I gave it five stars as usual,because I'm that kind of guy,yup you're welcome.
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jouste Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hey! thanks a bunch man! glad you like him :D. great to hear from you again!
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weebird Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
amazing concept for the blood compass :) and great artwork!
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jouste Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
glad you like it! 

i usually do characters but wanted to try making up a neat device. thanks for the comment!
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GandalfrRune Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
unique style, i love it, keep up the good work :)
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jouste Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
will do! 

glad you like it! he was a lot of fun to draw :D
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Brakkenimation Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014   Digital Artist
Ahh, THAT"S what had been missing from my life - another gorgeous piece by jouste!

Brilliant linework and movement as always, sir. Let us pray he finds glory before death finds him.
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jouste Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yes! hopefully he finds some foes to sink his sword into and enough gold to pay the blacksmith!

thanks for checking out my stuff as always! this one was a lot of fun to draw!
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WeeFreeMrMan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful detail, which is oft overlooked in more animated stylizisms. The chipped nail on his belt piece sold me on your detail focused approach.
Wonderful concept in addition!
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jouste Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hey thanks! 

I got influenced a bunch by old-school ramon perez art. he beats the crap out of all of his stuff. thanks for the comment and kind words!
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dannycruz4 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
you rule! lol
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jouste Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
haha thanks danny! 

always awesome hearing from you. i hope you are well!

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Alagai Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Awesome concept and those lines maaaaan. Sharp, clean, confident. I really dig your style!
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jouste Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
awesome! glad you like it pal! I will keep it up then!
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jaideliete Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Compasses do have needles! It would be interesting (Albeit inconvenient) to have to prick yourself on the needle to get it to work. Is that why the North bit of the needle is always red?

Anyway, that is a super cool viking guy! His gear looks so... chunky (?); full of depth in a way that makes me feel that just by looking at it I should be able to reach out, grab the edges, and FEEL that it's all heavy and solid and tactile. Yeah, I can't really describe it, but I always love seeing it.
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jouste Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Man i never even thought about the compass having a needle! I original just was going to put a pan that he would place the teeth of his fallen enemies into to find their base camp.

And thanks for the high praise on his gear! I like to think that I'm getting better at that stuff.
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Cribs Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're getting better in leaps and bounds!  Not just technically, but creatively too - great work.
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jouste Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks a ton man. Let's get that coffee meeting soon! next weekish? I'm pretty excited about my newest project and would love to bounce some ideas off you and check out what you are up too as well!
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Wyzewun Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NICE WORK!
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jouste Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hey thanks! glad you dig it!
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DenisMocanu Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Nice quality of drawing, everything is sharp and clear, love the colors too!
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jouste Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks! I tried to keep them all "late-80's action figures" glad you like em!
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