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While I would love to have seen a double bladed sword hanging from the hip of the drow the pictures are outstanding, thank you!

I could add two sword blades sticking up from either side of his back to make it appear he is carrying a two-bladed sword, but in all seriousness, who carries a double-bladed sword on their back unsheathed?

I dunno, maybe I can find some cool sheathes to stick on there. I'll have a look around and see what I can do.

EDIT: Done. Now, he is dropping his bow with one hand while using the other tor draw out his two bladed sword (which is currently still sheathed). Oh yeah, and he is spinning rapidly while he does so to throw his opponents off guard. ;)

IMAGE(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/Ravingdork/ScaryDrowArcaneArcher2.jpg)



Approximate Time: 15 minutes. Hope you like it. :D
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Raving Dork your photoshop skills are amazing.
Hope you like it. Approximate time: 1 hour.

That's awesome. Thank you so much.

You, sir, are officially The Man.
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I must apologize. :embarrass I added a red KNIGHT emblem to his cape instead of a red PAWN. By the time I realized my mistake, I couldn't undo the changes.

I might be able to fix it if it makes that much difference to you, but it will take an extensive amount of work.

hai, domo.
Approximate Time: 15 minutes. Hope you like it. :D

I absolutely do, and he very much fits the 4e NPC that I made prior to the request. The players will love dying at his hands!
Hey RavingDork, thanks for the pic - its very close to what I'd imagined (which is perhaps not saying much for my imagination, as he doesn't stray far from the classic ranger look, does he? :P ) I do wonder if it would be too much trouble to darken his ensemble to a charcoal or black - unless it would drown out too much detail. If this is too time consuming don't worry about it - I'll deal.

Thanks
hai, domo.

Douitashimashite.

I absolutely do, and he very much fits the 4e NPC that I made prior to the request. The players will love dying at his hands!

As players are not a readily renewable resource, I would not advise killing them "just for fun." Characters on the other hand, are an infinitely renewable resource you can kill off over and over again--so long as you can keep your players happy enough to keep making them. :D

Hey RavingDork, thanks for the pic - its very close to what I'd imagined (which is perhaps not saying much for my imagination, as he doesn't stray far from the classic ranger look, does he? :P ) I do wonder if it would be too much trouble to darken his ensemble to a charcoal or black - unless it would drown out too much detail. If this is too time consuming don't worry about it - I'll deal.

Thanks

This is as dark as I could get it while maintaining some detail. It's kind of a charcoal brown I guess.

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And his cloak must be magical because of the way it just seems to absorb light, rather than reflect it. I mean, he looks like he's in the shadows even though he's standing right out in the open on a bright sunny day.
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If I ever play a drow I would use one of these pics
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Artist is Kerem Beyit
You know, that knight being red makes that picture alot cooler to me. Must be the distinction in color making him stand out more.

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If I ever play a drow I would use one of this pic. Artist is Kerem Beyit

I'm a big fan of Kerem Beyit's work and frequently check his online galleries for updates. Strangely, I missed this one (the female) somehow. Thanks for sharing.

Oh, by the way, I ninja'd you on the male ninja by over 200 posts. I posted his pic in post #8. :P
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Human Warlord, or Half-Elf, that I am using as a reoccurring NPC
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My duel-wielding Fighter once Martial Power comes out.
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Artist Kerem Beyit
I'm a big fan of Kerem Beyit's work and frequently check his online galleries for updates. Strangely, I missed this one (the female) somehow. Thanks for sharing.

Oh, by the way, I ninja'd you on the male ninja by over 200 posts. I posted his pic in post #8. :P

I didn't check the sblock. my bad...:P
But at 5 pages and 208 posts figure a repost or two wont hurt
I didn't check the sblock. my bad...:P
But at 5 pages and 208 posts figure a repost or two wont hurt

Just don't spam too many pics--especially if they aren't to fullfill requests. We had a guy do that a page or two ago and it bogged everything down horribly.
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Two pages for you. Feel lucky. I have 50 pots to a page. I just got away from it this evening.

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Two pages for you. Feel lucky. I have 50 pots to a page. I just got away from it this evening.

Actually, I use the 50 posts per page setting too, but I know most people don't so I guestimated that it was "a page or two ago" for normal posters and wrote that. Seriously though, thank God we are past that finally!
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I’m having a difficult time finding good art for black fantasy characters. Can anyone recommend some sites or subsections of sites?

Specifically, I’m looking for a good representation of my spear-wielding black human warrior.

Yeah, it can be hard. Depending on your search words, you tend to find a lot of african tribal stuff, even more so considering you wanted a spear. Not the greatest selection but here is some of what I found(not many with spear though)


IMAGE(http://www.ericlofgren.net/gallery/1black_fighter.jpg)




hmmm... i can't get the first image to show up so here is a link, the weapon isn't really in frame so you can pretend it's a spear warrior
Just for fun, I took your drow and turned her into an elf with attitude. :D

BEFORE
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AFTER
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Also, Dunamin, if you find a portrait of a black hero that you like, but he doesn't have a spear (or some similar problem) just let me know and I will see what I can do for you.

Wow! I just realized I alone make up a third of the posts in this thread. I've been busier than I thought.
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Via private messege, Demetri Knighthawk requested that I take this picture...

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...and remove the bandoleer and the bowcaster (the shoulder crossbow/rifle) before spreading the orbalisk armor (those bug things) over his entire body with the exception of his head. Unfortunately, I don't do well with sketches and I was forced to turn down his request (since the end result would just look like crap anyways).

In hopes of making it up to him, I pieced this picture together using pieces of orbalisk armored warriors and wookiee soldiers...

IMAGE(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/Ravingdork/OrbaliskWookiee.jpg)



When you get around to seeing the pic, DK, I will be happy to make adjustments to it if you like (such as switching out the lightsaber for a ryyk blade).
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Look up Jenny Dolfen. She has a lot of drow/elf/traditional fantasy hero art, but if my memory serves me correctly, she also had a few African-American looking heroes too. She has several art galleries across the net.

Also, I found this under Wren-M's gallery. Did you overlook it, or was it just not what you are looking for?

IMAGE(http://fc04.deviantart.com/fs12/i/2006/334/1/3/Anima__Forest_warrior_by_Wen_M.jpg)


That one I overlooked, thanks, though unfortunately it’s not what I’m looking for. The character in question comes from the established parts of urban society and wears scale armor, so it’s quite a far cry from a tribal character.

I checked out all Jenny Dolfen’s galleries on what appears to be her main site, but unfortunately could not find anything.

Yeah, it can be hard. Depending on your search words, you tend to find a lot of african tribal stuff, even more so considering you wanted a spear. Not the greatest selection but here is some of what I found(not many with spear though)


IMAGE(http://www.ericlofgren.net/gallery/1black_fighter.jpg)




hmmm... i can't get the first image to show up so here is a link, the weapon isn't really in frame so you can pretend it's a spear warrior

That’s more what I was looking for, thanks! The linked image is pretty awesome, though I didn’t intend for him to have face painting.

Hair-wise, if possible, I’m looking for a character with long afro hair, braided in bundles and tied up behind his neck. I guess the image on p184 of the PHB isn’t too far off, except for the lack of hair and spear.

Thanks again to both of you for any suggestions.
Hair-wise, if possible, I’m looking for a character with long afro hair, braided in bundles and tied up behind his neck. I guess the image on p184 of the PHB isn’t too far off, except for the lack of hair and spear.

Oh, you mean this guy from page 184? With the afro and the spear on his back? :P

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Consider this a work in progress, cause I know I can do better.
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Haha, nice one!
Though I was thinking more long thick braids all over, less russian fur cap. :D

Perhaps a better model to work on would be this guy? If the face-paint could be removed and braids placed on the shaved part of the head that would be awesome!
Haha, nice one!
Though I was thinking more long thick braids all over, less russian fur cap. :D

Perhaps a better model to work on would be this guy? If the face-paint could be removed and braids placed on the shaved part of the head that would be awesome!

But...but...this one has scale mail. Why did you say afro if you meant dreadlocks?

ATTEMPT #2
IMAGE(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/Ravingdork/AfroWarrior2.jpg)
Changed the buckles holding the spear and tried for a better-looking afro.

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After a search of images on Google, I found this pair of warforged pics that kind of fit what I had in mind for my character.

I was going to post them here, but for some reason they're not showing up. Shouldn't it be as simple as inserting a web address inside IMG tags (or using the "Insert Image" button in the Quick Reply box?

Anything I'm missing in the process?
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After a search of images on Google, I found this pair of warforged pics that kind of fit what I had in mind for my character.

I was going to post them here, but for some reason they're not showing up. Shouldn't it be as simple as inserting a web address inside IMG tags (or using the "Insert Image" button in the Quick Reply box?

Anything I'm missing in the process?

Are you seeing links instead of pictures? If so, you are putting in the wrong URL address (which should end with ".jpg" or ".bmp" or similar). Try right clicking on the picture, going to its properties, and then copying the image URL from the properties dialog box. That's what I put into the IMG brackets and it hasn't failed me yet (unless the images are protected).

I have even managed to get around protected images by loading them up on my screen, pressing the PRT SCR button of my keyboard to put my desktop image on my clipboard. I then paste the whole desktop into an art program and crop off everything but the picture. I save the image file to my hard drive and upload it to the photobucket website.

No image that I can see on my monitor is safe! :D

Hope that helps.
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Let's try this again...

After a search of images on Google, I found a pair of warforged pics that kind of fit what I had in mind for my character:


IMAGE(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2067/2943264022_8e8ae91c45_o.jpg)


IMAGE(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3223/2942405885_9da30e9511_o.jpg)




I love what you came up with earlier, Raving Dork. I just thought I'd post these pics here, in case anyone else is looking for warforged images.
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Wow. We seem to be getting LESS responses now that we are stickied. What's the deal?

No one has submitted a character archetype and no one has posted a picture in response to a request in a while. Again, where'd everyone go?

I'll try and start it off again. I want someone to find me a badass cleric/necromancer picture. Free cookie to anyone who can find me a worthwhile pic that I have not already seen. Feel free to submit multiple entries, though please keep it to one post worth of pictures.
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How are any of these?

IMAGE(http://fc93.deviantart.com/fs25/f/2008/078/7/8/Necromancer_by_pettyartist.jpg)

IMAGE(http://fc26.deviantart.com/fs25/f/2008/122/9/4/Szandor_Seelerot_by_RetinalMist.jpg)

IMAGE(http://fc39.deviantart.com/fs11/i/2006/242/8/d/Malisindraesa_Bloodthorn_by_eikiji.jpg)

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Can I go next?
Perhaps a better model to work on would be this guy? If the face-paint could be removed and braids placed on the shaved part of the head that would be awesome!

But...but...this one has scale mail. Why did you say afro if you meant dreadlocks?

ATTEMPT #2
IMAGE(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/Ravingdork/AfroWarrior2.jpg)
Changed the buckles holding the spear and tried for a better-looking afro.


Sorry about the confusion, I’m really grateful about the efforts. I wrote braids rather than dreads because I pictured something a bit more “orderly” but that’s semantics – anything you can do is appreciated.
How about a human swordmage....well, former human. Present during the annihilation of Cyre, he has slowly been mutating. His stubble has taken an earthy texture (like sandpaper) and his hands/feet have grown larger than they were before. He weilds a longsword and shield and wears hide armor. His eyes and hair have also taken earth tones. 6'4" incredibly tough and intelligent and pretty strong and agile.

Essentially, he's an earth genasi, I just like the mutated storyline better.
Via private messege, Demetri Knighthawk requested that I take this picture...

...and remove the bandoleer and the bowcaster (the shoulder crossbow/rifle) before spreading the orbalisk armor (those bug things) over his entire body with the exception of his head. Unfortunately, I don't do well with sketches and I was forced to turn down his request (since the end result would just look like crap anyways).

In hopes of making it up to him, I pieced this picture together using pieces of orbalisk armored warriors and wookiee soldiers...


When you get around to seeing the pic, DK, I will be happy to make adjustments to it if you like (such as switching out the lightsaber for a ryyk blade).

THank you Raving, this is verry cool, two small things would be 1) this sword for a sith sword:
IMAGE(http://images.solidcactus.com/swblades/demonclawsword.jpg)

and to change his exposed fur to white, he is supposed to be ancient, not albino if that helps
I've been looking for some decent Dragonborn pics as well, not having too much luck in that department.

My current character is a Dragonborn Warlord(inspiring) wields a Great Spear. with chainmail armor. Skin tone would be a bronze/gold with the joints(neck , armpits, elbow) having a bluish tinge to it(breaths Lightning)
Wow. We seem to be getting LESS responses now that we are stickied. What's the deal?

No one has submitted a character archetype and no one has posted a picture in response to a request in a while. Again, where'd everyone go?

I'll try and start it off again. I want someone to find me a badass cleric/necromancer picture. Free cookie to anyone who can find me a worthwhile pic that I have not already seen. Feel free to submit multiple entries, though please keep it to one post worth of pictures.

Don't know if you have but this pic is nifty:
IMAGE(http://media01.cgchannel.com/images/gallery/8412/1/fullimg.jpg)

or perhaps this:


or perhapsIMAGE(http://www.dk-viking.com/index_files/gfx/Gallery/Character/necromancer2.jpg)
Thank you Raving. This is very cool. Two small things though: 1) switch the lightsaber to a Sith sword, and 2) change his exposed fur to white, he is supposed to be ancient (not albino if that helps).

Any better?

IMAGE(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/Ravingdork/OrbaliskWookiee2.jpg)



1/3 Sith, 1/3 Orbalisk, 1/3 Wookiee with training in Klingon swords. Nobody is going to be able to touch this guy. :P

How are any of these?

Can I go next?

I love #2's shield and #4's face paint. I prefer pictures that aren't so sketchy or cartoony though.

And no, you may not go next. :P
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Any better?

IMAGE(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/Ravingdork/OrbaliskWookiee2.jpg)



1/3 Sith, 1/3 Orbalisk, 1/3 Wookiee with training in Klingon swords. Nobody is going to be able to touch this guy. :P



We're not worthy! THis is incredable, you are truly gifted!
I have one question of morbid curriosity, what would it look like if the sword curved foward like a kuhkuri instead of back like a scimitar? You dont have to post it if it looks dorky, as before, mere curriosity.
I have one question of morbid curriosity, what would it look like if the sword curved foward like a kuhkuri instead of back like a scimitar? You dont have to post it if it looks dorky, as before, mere curriosity.

I imagine it would look less like a sword or kukri and more like a wicked machete or, if curved enough, a sickle.
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Alright, here's a request, don't have to match all of it:
  • Male Bugbear, brown hair.
  • Agile Fighter-type, Scale Armor, Heavy Shield, Spear.
  • The spear has had two large blue dragon fangs tied on to the near the spearhead so that it's more like a trident at this point.
  • "Storm" theme, lightning and thunder, that kind of thing. The spear is probably permanently charged with at least a little static, if not a lot of static.
  • Alternately, a drills and spiral energy theme, with a red cape, Team Gurren style.


Alternately
  • Female Eladrin, long blond hair (waist length-ish), preferably with ribbons or in a pony tail.
  • Swordmage, Longsword and freehand, Hide armor
  • maybe black for the armor, it's got necrotic resistance, she fights lots of undead.
  • This one also has lots of lightning and thunder powers, so maybe the sword is crackling with electric power.
  • She also has lots of teleporting powers, so maybe a light flash or smoke cloud would be appropriate as a teleport starts or ends (depending on how you like to envision teleports).
Hey Ravingdork! What do you think of the Necromancer/Cleric pics so far?
Alright, here's a request, don't have to match all of it:
  • Male Bugbear, brown hair.
  • Agile Fighter-type, Scale Armor, Heavy Shield, Spear.
  • The spear has had two large blue dragon fangs tied on to the near the spearhead so that it's more like a trident at this point.
  • "Storm" theme, lightning and thunder, that kind of thing. The spear is probably permanently charged with at least a little static, if not a lot of static.
  • Alternately, a drills and spiral energy theme, with a red cape, Team Gurren style.

Never again do I want to see such a complex request.

IMAGE(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/Ravingdork/BugbearLightningGod.jpg)



Oops! I forgot the shield.

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Hey Ravingdork! What do you think of the Necromancer/Cleric pics so far?

I liked the shield in one and the facial tattoos on another, but other than that, they all suck. I want something that looks professional, like it could be found in a roleplaying book--not sketches and cartoons.

FAIR WARNING: I am NOT looking for a picture directly out of a recent D&D roleplaying book.
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