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My first submission of the year.
This is for *Tasastock's contest.

This piece started out as a full figured piece, but due to the deadline of the contest and me being so bad at backgrounds, I turned it into a portrait. It is supposed to be a representation of a D&D character in my current D&D campaign. I will probably submit a few more of these character pieces in the upcoming year. I couldn't come up with a real background so just did the one you see in about 45 minutes today.

This piece was done with Photoshop CS and a Wacom Graphire 4 tablet.
All digitally painted, using [link] as a reference. (The reference pic is Mature Content, so be forewarned before clicking on that link.) By the lovely :icontasastock:.
Reference for the hilt of the sword comes from a pic by :iconlinzstock:, who has lots of fantastic stock for D&D type characters.
The pattern on the armor reference is from a pic by :iconelisafox-stock:.
My many thanks to these stock artists who provide their talents for our use. They enable me to do what I do.

As always advice, critique, suggestions, etc. are welcomed. Things I need to work on especially include lighting and using contrasting colors to add life to my paintings. Anyway, thanks for taking a look.
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:iconnikkiphillips102911:
nikkiphillips102911 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
I'm looking for someone to do my D&D character. How much would you charge?
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you for sharing your work! You have been featured in my latest edition of "This...To That", here --> [link] :love:
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:iconirinama:
irinama Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Professional
This artwork has been featured here: [link]:hug:
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:iconrogerthejolly:
Rogerthejolly Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Absolutely stunning
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:iconcearafinn:
CearaFinn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
Featured in my journal [link]
Hope thats ok =D :wave:
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:iconshadowleoparddreams:
shadowleoparddreams Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
Great attention to light and shadow. Love the armor, it must have taken forever. I looked at the original for Tasa, I can see where you have been, it looks fabulous.
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:iconpepperw:
pepperw Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
Thank you for your comments. I appreciate it. And thank you for the :+fav:, as well.
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:iconshadowleoparddreams:
shadowleoparddreams Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
Anytime your art is great. :)
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:iconftourini:
ftourini Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:clap: very beautiful!!
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:iconpepperw:
pepperw Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
Thanks.
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:iconilker-yuksel:
ilker-yuksel Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Very Nice !!!! +10
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:iconpepperw:
pepperw Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
Thank you.
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:iconfurgur:
Furgur Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
Absolutely fantastic..so many wonderful details in this painting..Look at that armour, its breathtaking:D...Great work!!!
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:iconpepperw:
pepperw Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
Thanks. And thanks for the fave.
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:iconfurgur:
Furgur Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
You are very welcome my friend:D
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:iconvaledhelven:
Valedhelven Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
Stunning! I'm both inspired and depressed by this piece all at the same time (I only WISH I could do something like this - lol!). Fantastic colors and attention to details...
:blowkiss:
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:iconpepperw:
pepperw Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
Thank you very much. I appreciate your comments and the :+fav:.
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:iconvaledhelven:
Valedhelven Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
You're very welcome...and again, well done! :blowkiss:
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:iconpogopuggie:
pogopuggie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
She's beautiful. The shadow of her armor details are a little harsh but they're great ^^
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:iconpepperw:
pepperw Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
Thank you.
I think the shadows of the armor detail are too harsh, especially in some places. I also think the armor detail is too flat and crudely rendered in some places. It works fine in small view but in full view it is noticeable.
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:iconval0rie:
val0rie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Pepper! Its wonderful. 45 minute bg and all. she's gorgeous!
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:iconpepperw:
pepperw Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
Thank you.
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:iconpatriciabrennan:
patriciabrennan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
Such attention to detail, Superb Richard :blowkiss:
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:iconpepperw:
pepperw Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
Thank you. I truly admire your work and your comment means a lot to me.
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:iconidalarsenart:
IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
gorgeus work as always :love:
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:iconpepperw:
pepperw Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
Thank you. I so admire you, your work, your involvement in this community, and the art world, so it means a lot to me.
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:iconidalarsenart:
IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: :blush: You are too good to me :love: :blowkiss:
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:iconeleyeley:
eleyeley Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
I love this work
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:iconpepperw:
pepperw Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
Thank you.
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:iconahyicodae:
Ahyicodae Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
I've been meaning to comment on this picture, like, forever. :D

First of all, I really love the texture of your background. It so resembles the mottled look of traditional oil paints -- really lends the piece that grandeur of old-style portraiture. :)

The armor is very nice. And I love the pose! I would like to see maybe a little bit more of a bluish/greenish hue in there somewhere (shadows on her skin?), but that's the only criticism I can think of. It's quite a lovely portrait.
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:iconpepperw:
pepperw Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
Thanks so much for your comments on this pic.
I, too, feel like it needs some greens somewhere. Expanding my pallet is something I'm trying to work on now.
Anyway, thanks again. I appreciate your comments always.
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:iconahyicodae:
Ahyicodae Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
No problem. ^_^
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:iconnight-surreal:
night-surreal Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Awesome! :clap:
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:iconpepperw:
pepperw Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Thank you. And thanks for the :+fav:.
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:iconmoniquette:
Moniquette Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008   Photographer
Very good use of stock, and I love that you brought your personal touch in using the reference. I also love the colors and the intricate details, this one would make a nice illustration for a fantasy book.
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:iconpepperw:
pepperw Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
Thank you for the in depth comments and the :+fav:. It means a lot to me coming from someone whose work I admire as much as I admire yours.
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:iconvardis:
Vardis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
i love it! it remembers me my favourite rpg character in a Neverwinter's Nghts RPG Online Server. Her name is Leikan of Alzaabik. I love the picture!
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:iconpepperw:
pepperw Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
Thanks.
I used to play Neverwinter Nights all the time until I moved out where I couldn't get high speed internet. I still play D&D.
Thanks again and for the fave too.
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elisafox-stock Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008   Photographer
amazing art work! this reminds me of an antique painting.
all of the details are lovely to view. her face expression is interesting.
the texture of the clouds in the background creates a nice effect.
i'm glad that my stock photo was useful to you as a reference.
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:iconpepperw:
pepperw Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Thank you for your comments and thank you for providing such great stock.
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:iconthe-b2-spirit:
the-B2-spirit Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Oh my freakin God that looks real.
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:iconpepperw:
pepperw Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Thanks. And thanks for the fave as well.
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Wow, i like her ornate pieces of arms!
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:iconpepperw:
pepperw Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Thank you.
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Much welcome!
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:iconkirstenlane:
KirstenLane Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Wonderful piece - loving the armour :clap: :D
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:iconpepperw:
pepperw Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Thank you. And thanks for the :+fav:.
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:iconzasu:
zasu Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
powerful, and lovely, woman warrior!

wow - great job! :)
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:iconpepperw:
pepperw Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
Thanks. And thanks for the fave.
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:iconzasu:
zasu Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
anytime - you deserve it :)
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