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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  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.
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.
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,
iluboomutty Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
i really like it :)
M0AI Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really cool armor design, man!
Phanteia Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Warhammers are my favourite :D Great work. x
NifMaster Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
seems disproportionate.
you have skill, far more than me, but this one looks wrong for some reason
omegaomni Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Seems fine to me.
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