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Valeris: Warrior Queen by ReptileCynrik Valeris: Warrior Queen by ReptileCynrik
It’s been a long time that I’m really satisfied with one of my own artworks.
And it’s been an even longer time that I drew “Valeris” – Queen of the Reptilians and wife to “Reptile Cynrik”!
Yes, the last traditional (!) artwork showing her was drawn in 2007… wow.
Well, now she’s back - with many thanks to my dear brother :iconcuranus:, who kinda urged me to finally draw her again. Thanks for the kick! ^_^


TRIVIA:
A murder has been committed at castle RIVERSTONE. The scene of the crime is devoid of clues… just one knife has been found. A knife with a very weird shape. Valeris is eager to solve this deadly puzzle.


Drawing Media: Traditional (Pencils, inks, markers, acrylics... and NO computer!)
Size: 30x40 cm (DIN A3)
Working Time: 21 hours

Art and character © Patrick Reichel 2012 aka :iconreptilecynrik:
Original armor and clothing design by :iconherisheft:
Gothic style architecture originally designed by :icona-teivos:

Dedicated to my friends Peter, who's also responsible for the existence of this character!
Also warmly dedicated to :iconherisheft: and :icondrakon-fireblade:

NOTE:
I’ve used a comic cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams for reference. My inking and line art style has been highly influenced by Scott Williams’ style over the past years.


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:iconjadefoxscarletibis:
JadeFoxScarletIbis Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
May I fav this?
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:iconaleixter:
Aleixter Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow <3
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:iconwhipping-b0y:
WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
For some reason, when I heard she wanted to play detective, I went :aww:

Very nice work.
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:iconreptilecynrik:
ReptileCynrik Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Hehehehehe, something like that. ^^"
Thanks very much. :-)
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:iconwhipping-b0y:
WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
welcome, dude :)
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:iconwisky-08:
Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
I wanted to ask if they were advance enough to join the Federation would they and what is their planet name again?
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:iconreptilecynrik:
ReptileCynrik Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Aw, hehehehe... are you playing STAR TREK ONLINE now? ;-)

The planet's name is RULUS and it's located in the Gamma Quadrant.

[link]

Yeah, my last comic is a STAR TREK comic. :-)

Also, I would think that my creatures might join the Federation........ but the humans (Rulusians) are much more intelligent than the Reptilians! ^^"
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:iconwisky-08:
Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Any chance for a what if...how would they look like in Starfleet or the Federation Marine Corps.:)
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:iconreptilecynrik:
ReptileCynrik Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Hehehe... maybe like the Marines! ^^
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:iconbazil3282:
Bazil3282 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah... I thought Reptilians (or any lizardmen) would make perfect Marines.
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:iconwisky-08:
Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Indeed...what kinda weapons would he have and is he a NCO or Officer.
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:iconjoel-swedish-dragon:
Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Mmmm, reall' perty this lass is. :meow:
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:iconhancockshire:
Hancockshire Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Oooh me dicky ticker *his eyes widen & he puffs out loads of tobacco smoke from his pipe through his nostrils*
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:iconreptilecynrik:
ReptileCynrik Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
^___^ I assume you like it. THANKS! :D
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:iconhancockshire:
Hancockshire Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Not just it, 'er too!! Naw bother pal, it's me own pleasure
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:iconjstar19000:
JStar19000 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What would she be doing if she said, "Case closed."?
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:iconaristodes:
Aristodes Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. If she can't beat the enemy, she can seduce them! xD

Seriously, I doubt she would cheat on Reptile. lol
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:iconreptilecynrik:
ReptileCynrik Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
She would not. ^____^
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:iconaquilla-whingate:
Aquilla-Whingate Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012   General Artist
Well I have not gone back through your history of art to see you last illustration you did of your lovely mate but she does look good here, Reptile is really a lucky guy. I like the expression she has as she looks like sh make a great queen, and just someone in general one does not cross, got to like a strong female. I like the way you also did the dragon skin breast plates, waist and waist guards as well, that is quite detailed. Then just as well got to like the classic Gothic castle architecture as well, as that has to be hard to achieve, a very nice piece. :) :thumbsup:
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:iconreptilecynrik:
ReptileCynrik Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Thanks very much! I'm flattered by your words. ^^
And yeah, Reptie is lucky to have her. :hug:

Most of the praises shall go to :devhersiheft: because she designed the armor. :D
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:iconaquilla-whingate:
Aquilla-Whingate Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012   General Artist
She may have designed the dragon scales armor, but you are the one who executed those line strokes to make it fitting as original to your character, so as much praise to you as to her.
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:iconcasanovaunlimited:
CasanovaUnlimited Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Hey, her tail is longer. Looks like she has an actual reptilian tail now ;P
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:iconreptilecynrik:
ReptileCynrik Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
See? And I thought nobody would notivce... yes. It's a bit longer and thicker.
Males still have longer tails. ^^
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
She looks a little too excited for a murder mystery. ;)
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:iconreptilecynrik:
ReptileCynrik Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Well, when she bites herself into something she won't let go... ^^
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
How very reptilian.
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:iconreptilecynrik:
ReptileCynrik Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Yepp, indeed! ^___^
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:iconavielsusej:
Avielsusej Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your traditional work!
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:iconreptilecynrik:
ReptileCynrik Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
^___^ THANKS
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:iconsamareck:
Samareck Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I didn't expect it to be so dark :O
This one is absolutly incredidible! It's now my favorite drawing of Valeris!!! :iconilavplz:
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:iconreptilecynrik:
ReptileCynrik Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Yay, a great fan of her! :) :) :)

I tried to be brave by using such dark colours... and extreme contrasts. I think it works! ^^
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:iconplatinumartist:
PlatinumArtist Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is a nice upgraded look for Valeris, this picture is outstanding and wonderful atmosphere you got here since you got those shadows in there. But I hope she has armor when she fights cause she is a warrior queen and all
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:iconreptilecynrik:
ReptileCynrik Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Thankssssssssssssssssss very much!!! :) :) This here is only a part of her armor... but she's swift and quick - she won't get hit! ^^
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:iconplatinumartist:
PlatinumArtist Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I hope not, cause if she gets hit then she is in real trouble
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:iconsekrain:
Sekrain Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
very nice shadows, giving good ambient of shadows and secrets inside castles
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:iconreptilecynrik:
ReptileCynrik Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Thanks for the comment! ^^
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:icongamemaster136:
GameMaster136 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
If you end up putting a different version of this on SF, my only thought is going to be: "Now, just how the hell do you murder someone with that?" That's assuming the weapons she's holding is changed.
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:iconreptilecynrik:
ReptileCynrik Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Nope, this picture is going to be submitted to SF without any alterations. ;)

Hehehe... :D
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:iconakkala5h:
AkKAla5H Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
*whistles*
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:iconnokoniria:
nokoniria Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Would this be a comic series featuring Valeris??? :D To be honest, I would actually like to see Valeris in combat like Reptile.
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:iconreptilecynrik:
ReptileCynrik Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
No, this is just a poster/pin up featuring her. ;)

But you CAN see her in action: [link]

Old comic, but well... nevermind. ;)
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:iconfruitso:
Fruitso Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol! Now she has her finger prints all over the murder weapon! (Or would it be scale prints?)
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:iconreptilecynrik:
ReptileCynrik Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Naaah... it's the medieval age, remember?? They cannot read fingerprints, anyway. ;)
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:iconbazil3282:
Bazil3282 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I thought you intend to show us such picture when I saw the sketch on your website.

I'd say this pic is quite original because Valeris rarely is the "main character" on your works. It's always Reptile and his human friends :P.
Nevertheless I like that pic... and I still think Valeris (as other Reptilian females) looked better with longer tail.

And there's still this issue you didn't answer - I know Reptilian females are physically weaker than males... but are they still stronger than humans?
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:iconreptilecynrik:
ReptileCynrik Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Well, I don't leave an artwork unfinished. And you already knew the INK - black/white line art. That's not a finished artwork to me, so here's the splashy coloured one! ^___^

Thanks for your comment! That's highly apprecaited. I also like to think that a picture shwowing ONLY Valeris is something new... a fresh change after all the REPTILE-related pictures.
Yepp! :)

Female animals or beings, at least in my definition, are mostly "softer" and "less detailed" in any matter. So the specific animal features are usually smaller. And in MY version (!) the Reptilian females just have softer scales, smaller tails and normal feet. :D
But I can accept your opinion, too.

About your other question... to make the long story short: YES! ;)
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:iconbazil3282:
Bazil3282 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's right - being something fresh is another nice thing about this picture :).

I know why your Reptilian females are more slender, have those narrow waists (from what I've seen, it's half of success if you wanna have lizard female - I've even seen works where they didn't have boobs, but still looked much like women due to those narrow waists and the fact that they were generally slender), have no visible scales - but those tails... Well, I saw Valeris in "Kreis des Verderbens", and she still looked great (I mean female-like) with that long tail.

I asked that question partially because superior physical strength of Reptilian females causes some issues - like the one with Bastards (vide "Kreis des Verderbens"). Trying to force such woman to... err, do what she does not want to do could be quite difficult.
I'm a maker of another reptilian race too, and "my" lizard females do not differ much from males in terms of strength. If any human would be stupid enough to get anything from her, she would be able to merely strangle him as easily as if she strangled a little pup :P.
Not to mention, female lizards still got TEETH :).
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:iconreptilecynrik:
ReptileCynrik Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Of course, the Reptilian females are usually stronger. But if they have a sword/knife at their throat... or 2 brutal human males are holding one Reptilian female... and the third one is "getting to work"... ya know what I mean. :P
Even the strongest warriors won't be able to fight against everyone!
And the humans mostly have weapons to hold the females down, when they rape them.
Fortunately, that's in the past now! ;)

But you can be sure that VALERIS won't let anyone touch her... without her permission!
^__^
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:iconaristodes:
Aristodes Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
On a minor note, didn't Reptile marry the now-dead human woman Mileena and mate with her? I guess they never had any half-breed kids from that. Or maybe it works one way but not the other?
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:iconreptilecynrik:
ReptileCynrik Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Yes, that was his first marriage. But they didn't have any children, no. ;-)
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:iconaristodes:
Aristodes Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh well. At least she could say that her husband was the strongest one at the castle, I guess, at least, Reptile would be next to the humans.
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