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Adventuring blacksmith by Rhineville Adventuring blacksmith by Rhineville
done for paizo publishing's NPC codex
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Artemis-Zero Featured By Owner Edited Jun 21, 2015  New Deviant Professional Artisan Crafter
Kudos on drawing properly-articulated armour, complete with some pointing laces (the things that attach armour bits to each other)!  So many artists don't understand what real elbow / knee cops and pauldrons look like.  I could quibble on the placement of the laces, but this is head and shoulders above almost all fantasy armour I see. 

Love the smithing tools at her belt - I took a blacksmithing class, so I'm like, "ooh, real tongs!"

All the proportions look correct, with the possible exception of the length of her left upper arm - however, I've not seen enough SCA heavy fighters to know whether or not a pauldron would ride higher in that pose, thus giving the illusion of an upper arm that is slightly too long.  I'm seriously nit-picking on that; didn't really notice it until I read the other comment about the proportions looking wrong.  Really, if you're not 100% on the proportions, you're like 99.6%.  That's a gazillion times better than a lot of other art I've seen.

And: her face is fine.  I like that it's not 'standard model-level facial features'.  She's got a strong nose; so what?  More realistic than a model's face out of a magazine.  Also, as someone who is similarly pasty white, I appreciate the fact that her nose and ears are flushed.  *She's about to try to kill something.*  Her adrenaline is up.  Pasty white people flush in various parts of their faces when their blood flow is up.

I REALLY appreciate the fact that her armour is not showing cleavage, midriff, thigh, etc.  I can deal with that on depictions of spell-using women, but I don't like it on melee women.
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athenapallas87 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great details and an interesting design. Love the action shot as well, giving a great opportunity to show her gear! :D and I really like her face: she looks unique and strong.
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CheeseburgerTom Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
 There's something about her face that I don't like, but her tools, warhammer, and the ornamentation in her hair really sells the drawing to me,
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iluboomutty Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
i really like it :)
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M0AI Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really cool armor design, man!
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Phanteia Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Warhammers are my favourite :D Great work. x
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NifMaster Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
seems disproportionate.
you have skill, far more than me, but this one looks wrong for some reason
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omegaomni Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Seems fine to me.
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