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Iron Wizard by Rhineville Iron Wizard by Rhineville
And finally, the Iron Wizard and her hawk familiar, the last of the characters I did for Paizo’s NPC Codex.

I’ve been waiting to show her for a while. Most of the time I don’t like my own work, sometimes I think I did alright. This one I like. I took the hawk theme, which was only required for the helmet, and ran with it. More often than not I feel like my attempts to marry the more over the top
aspects of fantasy design with a more realistic approach fall flat, but here I think I succeeded. I think it’s because the main silhouette of the armor is more realistic (form follows function) and most of the embellishment is within those forms. I also got away with a female warrior in full plate without showing boobs for no reason, so I call that a win :)
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Zousha Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Two words.  BAD.  ASS! B-) (Cool) 
BiPiCado Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
You can call it a win, indeed!
The design is amazing and i love the character's face, with that nose that's not a dolly one!
secretoflurkmore Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is gorgeous!I love the armor, absolutely love it. I may have to play a PC based on this image, perhaps a follow of Horus-Re in my Forgotten Realms 2E campaign!
DragonGuy42 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Very nice! I like the actually-functional elbow armor. That's one of those details that is frequently glossed over. ;)
pranile Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great artwork !
Lord-Radian Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YEah ! Hi5 for Batlemage !
MichaelHoweArts Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Yeah, I agree with you on all the stuff you did well! Great job!
hollarity Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Great design, theme and textures! I can't get over how lovely the feathers in her cape look!
javawombat Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Both character design and execution are top notch! Awesome job. :)
Neelai Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous!
lycanthropeful Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The rendering on this is absolutely beautiful. I can't stop looking at the details and how you painted the values. I agree with other commenters, I think you integrated the hawk details quite well.
shadowguildmaster2 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like how you managed to work the hawk motif into the armor in so many ways!
osmus Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Love it!
zenarion Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Left forearm, somewhat wonky.
Overall great job.
Nicely avoided too obvious boob armor.
MiraKial Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, nice job with this! I love the detail and the lighting :la:
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