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Lelatha - The Bard [Commssion] by AssasinMonkey Lelatha - The Bard [Commssion] by AssasinMonkey
Commission for ~Ayanzo for a personal Pathfinder RPG character

Focus on higher detailed character in this one, no background necesary much like most of Paizo's (Pathfinder) art as one of the goals was to do try to match it, although with some artist styles applied.

In short, she's a bard with a Rapier and Whip as weapon (using one at the time) who plays the Lyre.

Had a lot of focus on getting the sketch done properly, getting a correct pose, creating a design for the clothing and fine tuning it, to which I eventually started shading and colouring, figuring all that out and fine tuning that as well. Maybe one my longest commission processes yet.


Approx time: 35+ hours? (not certain heh.. but certainly more than 30 total)
WIP:

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:iconekmule:
I like your job :)
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:iconayanzo:
Great attention to detail Assasin, well worth the $200+ put into it.
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AngelicAdonis Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks amazing! Very well done! :D
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andaerz Nov 13, 2013   Digital Artist
Wow, this is kinda amazing, looking at this I really can see just how much my stuff is lacking in detail.. : O
I should spend 30 hours on something and see what happens : /
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AssasinMonkey Nov 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
should be a fun experiment!

I spend quite a bit of time on the different parts, the sketching of the initial poses and then the costume design took something like 1/3 of the time, making a bunch of iterations on the same idea might also stack up those hours nicely hehe.
That does result in a choice of where to go with the final piece! :D
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:iconraedrob:
That detail work is just insane, man,
and over 30 hours? that's really admirable!
The time spent really shows, though. Very high quality work.
Personally my art's come to a sudden halt for the time being,
as I've possibly caught an infection in my arm. 
I have no idea how you're able to work so much without (presumably) any problems like that.
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AssasinMonkey Nov 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The streams really helped carry me through those hours I think, at least at the speed it happened (just 7 days)

Hopefully your arm will get better soon, wouldn't know what I'd do without. I've been living my entire life using it a lot with games and such hehe, so maybe I'm used to long term usage of it.
There are some continues/permanent swellings where I grip or rest my pen though and it kinda depends on what kind of things I'm doing which fatigues my arm faster at times.
Mostly I just take a break, play a game or something when I notice it getting worse, I do often try to push the limits just to see where it is, never really took it to far yet I think.
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:iconraedrob:
Thanks, I think it's getting a little better, slowly, but surely.
I've only gone like three days without drawing much, but I already feel like scum for not drawing :P
It's nice to find your limits, and pushing right up against them, but not too far.
I've heard horror stories of artists keeping on working even after serious pain occurs,
and the result is inevitable permanent damage. Which would be horrible, of course,
if you plan on drawing and painting!
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:iconjjartstudio:
awesome lookingLlama-Emoji-02 (Blush) 
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