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Better luck next time by Baron-Engel Better luck next time by Baron-Engel
The guards caught fleeting glimpse of the lithe figure sprinting away from them and unleashed a hasty volley of bolts and arrows at it. Without breaking stride and with rapier in hand the suspect vaulted over the low stone wall. The female liani looked back and her eyes met those of the watch officer. In that brief instant a sly smile danced across the rogue's face; The watch officer wasn't a mind reader but he knew what the suspect was thinking.

    Better luck next time.

    Then the rogue vanished into the shadows of the city.

    Another of the characters our 5th Edition D&D campaign that :iconcaerdwyn: is running. Also it is a Patreon reward for him, and it is one of the pieces from my last Picarto Picarto Icon  stream. The character's name is Piq and she's been an important part of the party dynamics. Oh and don't let her throw a rock at you or anything you value.

    This piece also shows the differences between planned art and spontaneous art created on the fly during the stream. When started laying out the drawing during the stream I accounted for the figure and their pose on the paper. however about three quarters of the way through the underdrawing I realized I'd forgotten one very important element. Her rapier. Let's just say that sword goes to the very edge of the paper and the blade is bit short for that type of sword.

    My next Picarto Picarto Icon  stream will be 10/27/18 starting at 5:30pm Pacific. It will be a Halloween themed all request stream. So start thinking of ideas, but don't tell me until the stream that night.

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:icondrivernjax:
drivernjax Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018
I bet as she leapt over the wall, the watch officer was thinking, " I sword wish we could catch her."
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:iconrebelsqurl:
RebelSqurl Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018
Now this certainly "Piq's" my interest! ;-)
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:iconwidowpeak:
WidowPeak Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  Hobbyist
Gotta love that smirk. It is like the escape was not difficult at all.
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Orca19904 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018
I can only imagine what a meeting between her and Sly Cooper would be like...
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
The town wouldn't know what hit them.
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:iconeskerata:
Eskerata Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
She seems to be having an . . . arrowing experience. Gilda (haha) plz 
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL!
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:iconcaerdwyn:
Caerdwyn Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018
And when the crossbowmen opened fire she needed to...


...bolt.

(I know I know, bad pun, but let's not quarrel)
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:iconeskerata:
Eskerata Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
These arrow puns are making me quiver. MLP Gilda (Death Glare) Plz 
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:iconrebelsqurl:
RebelSqurl Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018
And in future encounters those bowmen will be quivering in fear! ;-)
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:iconcaerdwyn:
Caerdwyn Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018
Time to go out on a limb here, but to stave off the temptation to string me along and nock me off my pun-pedestal, I will take flight lest I get shafted.
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drivernjax Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018
Caerd, I don't know if I've said this before but, I believe I've met my match in the pun department.  That tells me that you've got quite the vocabulary to make so many puns and have them be as effective as they are.
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Cambion-Hunter Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018
She is one agile thieving feline beauty. :)
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes she is.
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:iconrebelsqurl:
RebelSqurl Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018
Has anyone in the party tried romancing her yet? Or has her response been to toss a rock in their general direction?
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
LMAO!
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:iconcaerdwyn:
Caerdwyn Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018
No, but she took quite an interest in a certain carnival-performer. A trick-shooter archer named Eagan... a tiger-like Leani (the feline race of this world)... caught her eye when the traveling Pleasure Faire came to town. Eagan, in 5e D&D terms, is an 8th level Arcane Archer fighter. He can do all kinds of interesting trick shots as part of his performance (and pull them off reliably thanks to the True Strike cantrip he picked up from his Magic Initiate feat, a high quality bow he crafted himself, and the DM-annoying Sharpshooter feat). He will challenge his audience to archery contests, and even give them the closer target. Piq, when her turn came, was throwing natural 19's and natural 20's, and this intrigued him. He's also quite the showman; though really a city-boy, he dresses the part of the "fur bikini" barbarian during his show. And he certainly lives up to the sensualist stereotype of the nomadic carnie.

For what it's worth, Piq was at all times the pursuer... she had, after all, been in in constant fear of getting killed for the previous several weeks, and needed to relax. Plenty of massages and decent wine and footpaw rubs and whatever else that might or might not have happened after Fade-To-Black.

What does this Eagan look like? More than a little like this:
Spirit Hunter by Goldenwolf
I mean, can you blame her?
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Jojofinatic85 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018
She kinda reminds me of Michonne from TWD.
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TheMultiBrony22 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome! ^^
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:iconcaerdwyn:
Caerdwyn Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018
Here comes trouble.

Again.
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
With a rock.
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