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i like arctic.

but no, he was not a good person. no, he was not justified. i like him because he's a well written, complex character.

because believe it or not there's a line between liking a character for how they're written and liking a character to justify their actions.

liking a problematic character doesn't make you an asshole or ignorant of their obvious flaws.
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77shrimp Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
I love the style!
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RisenWaters Featured By Owner Edited Feb 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa this is awesome O:
Also I totally agree with you. I think Tui wrote him extremely well. I really like Darkstalker because he was so complex. I don't think he himself was evil, he just was totally ignorant of his soul. Arctic was definitely a bitch but I would've loved to see more of him, just because it was fun to read about him. Also do you take commissions for this style? Or an art trade? Here's a couple examples of my latest wips >x< 
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Iron-Zing Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Professional Filmographer
I love this man <3 I like how abstract this piece looks too, really cool effect



What I find interesting is that a lot of artists will add a disclaimer in their Arctic pieces saying 'I like him but he was bad, etc etc"

But do people do this with Darkstalker? Nooooooot very often. Which is pretty silly if you ask me, since Darkstalker was a much worse person then Arctic, and yet it's more acceptable to like Darkie. *shrug*
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Scourgeseer Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tbh it’s probably because he pretty much abused his family so it’s like a more sensitive subject I guess?
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Iron-Zing Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, when parents abuse their kids it's seen as worse then when kids abuse their parents, which Darkstaker did on a daily basis :x
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PrincessPearl33 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Now this I can agree with

(I did kinda like arctic tbh)
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AllyWay2019 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
I agree wholeheartedly. You're allowed to like an unjust character with issues just because they're well-written. 
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ItsMercury Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep he's pretty cool! Get it HAHA I AM HILARIOUSE!
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Congela-The-IceWing Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Student Filmographer
Agreed, hence why for a while Darkstalker was my favourite character, until I found a new love for Peril.
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xTheDragonRebornx Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Student Digital Artist
AMEN

same thing with Albatross. I don't like him for his actions, I love him for his complex character background.  
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the-schriftstellar Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
you could argue that the actions of albatross are because of him being forced to use his magic by lagoon. not that i am arguing.
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Lamp-P0st Featured By Owner Edited Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The only stuff about Artic I know about is from the Darkstalker: Legends and the first 8 books.
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i-draw-dragon-things Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with you completely. Arctic was my favorite character to read about. I feel like if he wasn't a royal and/or an animus he would be much happier. This picture looks great too!
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TheDryIceDragon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed, Arctic made some VEARY bad decisions, and he was a bad dragon, but he was an interesting complex character
This is a really cool picture (no pun intended XD)
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BelieveInShadows Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
OH SHIT! this is so cool! lol would you ever consider selling this on a t-shirt? 
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SapphireSandwing Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Agreed. This is so cool!:D (Big Grin) 
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