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A Portrait of Trace by Twokinds A Portrait of Trace by Twokinds
The next in my series of portraits! This time, we're giving the spotlight to everyone's favorite genocidal Templar amnesiac, Trace! I tried to intentionally make his facial expression clash with how the rest of the picture was themed, to symbolize the duality of the character. The background and lineart are stylized to make him seem evil, while his expression remains innocent. (Or perhaps it's just feigned innocence.)

"Trace, why is this Keidran village on fire? You didn't have anything to do with this, did you?" "Who, me?" <:3c
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GatoIsaCat2002 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Trace looks guapo here!
Mickeymouseisgay Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
So, what's going on with his hand? Is he like, turning into a dragon or something?
DeviantArtFanPablo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Student General Artist
No, whats going on with Trace's hand is the result of using black magic
Mickeymouseisgay Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
What is the black magic doing to his hand
DeviantArtFanPablo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Student General Artist
The black magic is corrupting Trace's body.
ZanderAWolf Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
To me his eyes show innocence, but his smile is more "I did something evil, can you guess what?" look to it. Or maybe Trace thinks that's his cute smile.
GamerKale Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Tbird45 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student Artist
I love it new background.
ItsKazWolfe Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014

ZanseinoTwo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Great portrait! Really lokes epic!
WHARRGARBLSMURF Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply awesome!! You deserve so much more, pal!
0xNick1Chandoke Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just watched Blue Exorcist a few days ago, and Trace is starting to remind me of Rin! I hope Trace becomes like a caring, wisdom-gaining guy who doesn't hesitate to be a total badass when necessary, later in the comic x3
RainbowDashTheNinja Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
i agree 120%
RaiKumo93 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Whether a villain or anti-hero, Trace Legacy is hardcore! :) (Smile) 
Amarok145 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Awesome work! I like it how there's embers and a red glow. Gives a cool effect of evil but at the same time he looks well, not evil :D
Happy-Guppie Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
I like how his teath are sharp >:D 
legendarypilot1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Your comic has a few properties of a black hole... If you get to close it sucks you in, an never let's you out :D
ZestyBomb Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
That evil Bugger DARK TRACE :tears:
(Excellent work, Tom)
Talon2point0 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
chaotic Neutral:"I don't want to destroy things, but sometimes I must..."
tracelegacy234 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Artist
I really Hope Trace can find a way to keep Flora From Passing Away :( Even if it means using dark magic to save her
SleepyxKitsune Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alpha568 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Looks like he could apply for the Dark Side of the Force...
sharperofthefew Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Make separate portraits for good and bad trace :D
InfiniteMirror Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Is that thing on his hand ever gonna go away? I like it.
BobMustard Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Hehehehe, come here so i can look into your soul
absolsblade Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Damn you just have to love Trace <3
RogueKnight24 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
He looks more maniac than innocent... O.o
Toby-Bradston Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student General Artist
whoa . . . heavy
masterdante15 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
''Trace is a heartless killer, who wants nothing less then the death of all peoples. He doesn't care for any life.

Trace was born into a pathetic family of farmers, but his obvious natural talents in magic were quickly recognized and at a young age he was recruited into the Templar. He rose through the ranks and inevitably took over the organization as Grand Templar following the death of his first wife. He quickly became known as a great ruler, feared by Humans and Keidran alike. His incredible power allowed him to dominate all those who opposed him.

However, his memories were stolen from him by Ephemural. Now, he must regain his memories and regain his position of power, before he become too deeply involved in the lives of the pathetic Keidran he is traveling with.''

Evil Trace is my second favorite character of TwoKinds.
CircusTigress Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Trace, you are awesome, please don't ever change.

This piece is brilliant, I know you probably hear this all the time but I have recently began reading your comic and I like it! :D

The story line is very well thought out, gripping in fact, the artwork is incredible and the characters are very likeable indeed :) Keep it up!
Sacredless Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Artist
Woah. This is a rather nice take on Trace's dark side. Honestly; if you could, you might consider doing past-Trace like this in flashback as well! I'd definitely want to see more of him like this!
Stumble-Reel Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whats that thing of his cheek?
akd123 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its either a Templar mark, or part of his hair, its always ben there :p
lightmaster9 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Who me? LOOOOL
EdCitizen Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
...Awesome. I'm not really into "dark"characters, but there's something special about Trace's.. uh.. condition? :D
Nowewulf Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
There's just something about evil Trace that makes him look amazing.
xiradesu Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I wish that there was a wallpaper version of this.
surivra Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
cool drawing of trace!
xsrayxd Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Huh, he' is talking to the Barrels, I KNEW IT !!!
and "come to the dark side and you will become also red hairs like me >:D !!! :P
neosapian6 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Artist
. . . I fucking knew it...
ImNotTellingMyName Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
He looks a bit…
KillerSerpant6 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Artist
"I'm going to destroy the Krusty Krab!" Not on my whatch *runs out house* "Stop Tra-..Oh come on!" "I diden't do it!!!"
AceTrainer44 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I must say, I'm impressed with how well the story for this (which is probably one of my favorite webcomics ever) has held up strongly for over eight (or is it nine?) years and is still going strong with a strong fanbase and other things.

Kudos to you Twokinds. You will be an artist that I could never match with artistic skills.
original-true-tych Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
...which trace is that?
rivermoon2177 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
I knew it, he is going to go insane again. Love the look, the sparks turned out well. Oh and before I forget:

"What are you talking about, it was like this when I got here" Pointing at spot he is standing on.
amarouq2 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Very nice. Though I can't help thinking that Trace looks slightly more demented than usual.
DarksilenceTheWolf Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great pic as always, though i mostly only like postin of pic starrin Natani. ;D

On a side note, have you been able too send all the stuff you were gonna send?
I for one has yet not gotten a package. I nearly cant (but i still am gonna) wait to see the second issue of the comic in paper. ((pluss extra materiall, ho,ho,ho. ;D))
TF141john Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
oh lord, Trace remains my favorite Amnesiac behind...well, the Courier from Fallout: New Vegas! Proving once again that you are a master at capturing everything about characters. Nice job!
jackbonds999253 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
omg... me too, looks like I'm not the only one lol
TF141john Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Or Daniel from Amnesia: Dark Descent, which again proves the exact same thing!
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