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Elthas Sell sword - male rpg character commission by NicoleCadet Elthas Sell sword - male rpg character commission by NicoleCadet
Portrait exclusive use of client. A male ‘sell sword’ or mercenary character portrait with Viking influences, for use by the client in Paizo’s Pathfinder Society.

Date: April 2012
Media: Digital painting created using Photoshop
Size: 4 x6" @ 300dpi
Client: R.Henry

Banner: Not Allowed - Commission by pjuk
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Vexira Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
His scars are the most realistic looking ones I've seen in a long time. Many people's scars, in drawings, are healed over. These ones are fresh and still red, which makes them that much more painful and in my opinion, cooler. Well done on this, Nicole!
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NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you :) I think the scars help form his character
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Vexira Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Most definitely. Well done, once again and looking forward to seeing more of your work!
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Henryb23 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
How long did it take you to complete this piece?
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NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's difficult to say as I split it over various stages to get approval from the client. Overall it was done across several weeks, but possibly about 10hours actual painting?
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Lormet-Images Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Great work -- wonderful character study! :)
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NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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horticultureboy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Rad!
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NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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horticultureboy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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hermionegarner Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
This is amazing!
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NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you :)
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love the scars and the hair and the outfit. Brilliant!
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NicoleCadet Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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sandra30 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
wow he is amazing hot sexy
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NicoleCadet Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
:) thank you
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Pixie-Wildflower Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Just totally amazing!
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NicoleCadet Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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Arah019 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
excellent!!
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NicoleCadet Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks :)
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Arah019 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
you're welcome! :)
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Hairyfoot12 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Love this, trying to get into this style myself but not having much luck with armour. Do you use reference material for yours or is it just from the head?
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NicoleCadet Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you. It's a combination of references and some from my head (the client had a custom sculpture he wanted me to base the armour on). I also have a background in medieval recreation/ reenactment so actually get to play with real armour :)
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Hairyfoot12 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Ah, I bet that helps :P I've only been doing this kind of thing for six months or so, so still very new to all of it (kinda found a hidden passion). Would you have any good places you could point me to for reference material? I love how it looks embellished enough to be from a fantasy but still definitely functional :P
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NicoleCadet Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Also should have mentioned there are some great stock accounts here on DA. [link] is one that has a fair few medieval costumes based stock images
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NicoleCadet Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have as much an interest in painting as history, so enjoy researching different weapons, clothing and armour.

I can't think of anywhere specifically as I generally research a bit about the kind of armour I want, then do a google image search for specific pieces like pauldrons or vambrace, or just general searches such as leather armour or plate armour as a start. There are a few really good flickr accounts that have photos from museums (like [link] ) but these these tend to be suits of armour. However the suits evolved from hardened leather and chainmail so you can kind of make guesses as to how a leather version would work. I also look at other artists, movies, LARP costuming tutorials (I horde images and tutorials :)), you might like looking at some of Daarken's tutorials if you're interested in digital painting [link]
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Hairyfoot12 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks a lot :D I want to really go into this as a profession and any tips are helpful.
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NicoleCadet Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
you're welcome :)
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