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Waltraud - continuation by umbbe Waltraud - continuation by umbbe
There was a challenge issued in said group to draw your character fighting a monster. I am happy to oblige.
While Walt is friendly and avoids strife, his fighting style is very violent. Sparrin is not advisable.
He's using magic to invoke an earth-element into his claws and teeth -> they're sharp as blades and more durable too.
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Aeskhari Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
  Awesome looking! I love the characters that are nice and quiet until you make them mad. Beware the quiet ones! I notice his eyes seem wider and brighter then the other pic. Does this have to do with his powers being activated or is he in like battle rage?

 You don't do many action scenes but when you do they are great.:)

 
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umbbe Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I think it's more about him having an adrenaline rush/frenzy. In my headcanons crocs and their like get easily carried away when fighting in melee. :D

Aw, thank you. I personally don't consider myself very good at action scenes, I always think my poses are kinda stiff when it comes to this stuff. <:U
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Aeskhari Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 Ahh... that makes sense!

 Well I think you're pretty solid.:) I remember the duck vs frog seemed pretty fluid when it came to the fight.
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umbbe Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ah, the duck vs frog. Kinda sad as I probably don't know how to do a comic like that anymore. *collapses on floor in failure*
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
I like this crocodile character and his personality. 
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umbbe Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you kindly. :D
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Groudan383 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That's rather extreme lol. Its really surprising that a alligator guy is friendly and doesn't like fights loo.
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umbbe Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Part of it is because of the history I've made up for his family/race - saltie crocs are generally distrusted since they're stereotyped maneaters, so Walt's family did all kinds of things to blend in. They would even practice to speak with as little mouth opening as possible.
His father was the same way - didn't care for fighting or arguing loudly. He just mumbled when Walt's mother (a very feisty lady) got started on a topic.
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Groudan383 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Ah, I see. I really like him! He's a really, really cool looking! He does look really nice and friendly, even when he's fighting lol. So do they walk on two legs or four?
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umbbe Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The concept is that they can change from an anthropomorphic version into a regular animal, so when he's anthropomorphic (in clothes, basically) he's bipedal, ad otherwise quadrupedal. : D

That's pretty interesting if he's looking friendly even while fighting. Maybe I was subconsciously injecting the expression for that. c:
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Groudan383 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Cool. So why does he wear clothes only when hes walking on two feet? Also, does he live in a house?

Lol, probably. Or maybe hes so friendly that he still looks nice while BRUTALLY killing you lol. Speaking of which, why does he bite his foes?
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umbbe Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I think it's more a magic thing - they just immediately turn into an animal without clothes on/with limited clothing items on, and turn back with clothes back on.
Clothes have many advantages, such as retaining heat and being able to express yourself, even if there isn't any modesty to be considered (not sure what the rules are, many other characters are more humanised so they have something to be modest about.)
The rp is based in contemporary fantasy world (think cellphones and pegasus knights in the same world) so he's living in a rented house/apartment (not sure) near the cafe.

EXTRA friendly. The reason he bites his foes is simply, it's his strongest weapon. A saltwater crocodile can crush the skull of a cow in its jaws, if what google fu tells me is correct.
He's not a book-mage. I'm using the class Sorcerer to describe his magic abilities - he's innately able to use magic. This has worked into his species' typical fighting style of tearing enemies apart with their teeth.
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Groudan383 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Why would he and why does he transform back and forth from bipedal to quadrupedal? Does he like to be on the wild side lol? Why doesn't he stay one form?

Actually, i made a typo. I meant why doesn't he lol.
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umbbe Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I personally imagine the animal form is the natural form for most of these beings, and feels better to be in that form. However, Waltraud almost never uses the animal form outside of a fight, because he's been taught that crocodiles should not be in that form when in company. (I suppose he likes to go swimming as a normal croc.)
In a fight it's sometimes useful to be a 7-meter crocodile. He automatically has less power behind his attacks in humanoid form because he doesn't weigh as much. (however in croc form he can't use magic nearly as well -> trade off).

He's actually bitten the monster already, that's why he has black color on his teeth. (the monster having black blood.) I wasn't imagining the exact flow of the battle with this picture, I suppose he was trying to wrestle a good position to tear at the thing again.
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