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Fighter Wallpaper by mindflenzing Fighter Wallpaper by mindflenzing
Inspired by the old Capcom game Dungeons and Dragons: Shadows Over Mystra (one of my favorite arcade games of my childhood) I decided to design a crimson and gold armored two weapon fighter for Wizards of the Coast's D&D 4th Edition. I'll probably not run em in the game but I wanted to do a visual design for one. He wasn't originally supposed to have a cape but the pose demanded one and who am I to say no to a good pose?
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The-Mysterious-MJ Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Sweet! I like the pose - it works really dynamically with the bold, strong, comic-book look. :D

The hand-drawn map background adds a really nice touch too :) Kudos!
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Usually only my kitbashed models turn out with awesome poses and my drawings fall flat (which I can't explain because I'm no sculptor).

Thanks. I spent hours upon hours making it for a D&D campaign I ran so I figured I'd use it to death for as long as possible, but it does kinda give a nice fantasy feel to the pics I use it on.
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rectummaximum Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
hey man what program do you use for editing your digital work?
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adobe Photoshop 8, though Photoshop Elements (particularly the student edition) will give you most of what the full version offers for roughly $50-100.
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rectummaximum Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
k, thx man
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Egek Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Background suits well to the warrior and his pose is very alive.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's one of those rare "inspired" poses. I think I drew it during a session of Star Wars RPG which I was playing in (as opposed to running).
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Egek Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Drawing dynamic poses is really hard.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes they are.
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ArmenDangerous Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shit yeah!
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I think he's cool enough that he'll have to return as an NPC, maybe in the Taelis Battle Arena.
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's cool man, the pose is very dynamic.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. It turned out better than I thought it would.
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually it kind of reminds me of a DC character in an abstract sort of way. Like the medieval Booster Gold.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very little breaks his outline for a fantasy character which makes him look less like he's armored. The bold primary colors are classic comic book fare (which is as much to contrast them from the villains as to make them visually distinct from the backgrounds). I used to do less bright colors out of personal preference but with a more symbolic style the colors have to be too or else it looks awful.
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I understand. I still tend not to use them too much although I'm thinking about putting Emily in red and black, should I ever resume work.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your style affords you a more diverse pallet, still you have to remember that if your characters are in drab colors as are their enemies and the backgrounds you will lose them in the muddle. Contrast is a key to a well composed image.
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yea I know, well with Ambrosius it's not a problem, ever. I'm thinking about having him turn off his fancy colors from time to time, in which case he would have to wear clothing and it would probably be white.
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which would make sense since white is the reflection of all colors.
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Any time!
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krrobar Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008   Traditional Artist
can't say no to a good cape
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mindflenzing Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not when the situation demands it, or you can get away with having one (especially on a windy day).
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