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A Neverwinter Nights II fanart. At long last. :)
What do NWN characters do in their spare time? I don't know about others, but these two have buried themselves in experiments up to the tips of their pointy ears.
So, here they are - everyone's favorite elven wizard Sand, my Arcane Trickster Shaiya (And why do I always name my female game characters Shaiya? o_O) and the chemi.. ahem, alchemy between them ;)
Ah, well - and Sand's cat.
But what is that cat looking at so intently? Did they put catnip into the cauldron? It could have consequences...
By the way - for those who know NWN II well, look above the cat. It's a bit too dark, but yes - it's THAT PORTRAIT. The one which had a habit of turning up in most unexpected places throughout Neverwinter (besides hanging on the wall of Sand's magic shop, that is)...

Rant: I was taking a break from my current Dragon Age II themed project (my first digital painting, and it's taking forever - probably because I suck at photoshop coloring :)) and browsing through my old notebooks when I've found a sketch made back when I was still playing Neverwinter Nights II... Since that sketch was on lined paper and I wasn't feeling up to one more cleaning and coloring job, I've decided to recreate the scene in 3D.

Tools used: DAZ Studio, ZBrush 4, Photoshop CS3 and some items I've bought from DAZ3D.
P.S.: Fullview please :)
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Exquisite!!!!
Zienxie's avatar
Ehh, too good!I love Sand a bit too much. 
DarthMael's avatar
He deserves it :)
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MusicIsMyLife7's avatar
Wow, amazing picture, bro/sis! :D And yes, that portrait is basically everywhere O_O Also Saaand!! I can't help but love this guy to bits :D
YamiBloody's avatar
That's kinda perfect.
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Semuele's avatar
I love it! Sand is probably my favourite character in NWN2, he's so awesome. :)
Xmas-freak-hikaru's avatar
Wow this is amazing in fullview! :D Well done.
DarthMael's avatar
Thanks, I tried my best :)
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:flirty: You have been featured :eyes:
YEY!!! It's the perfect time of the year to show of my BESTS from 2011 :D :boogie:
Welcome to "Fiery BEST OF 2011 !! & Happy New Year" journal >> [link]
:boogie: :dance: :love: :blowkiss: :snowflake: Happy New Year 2012 !! :boogie: :dance: :love: :blowkiss: :snowflake:
HeartOfDeath's avatar
still loving everything about this
HeartOfDeath's avatar
a render that is simply beyond fantastic
Calikatdavis's avatar
Wow, this is stunning!
Erulian's avatar
Big Congrats...this image got the most community votes for our Image of the Year entry and made you our Artist of the Month!! 8-)
DarthMael's avatar
Wow, unexpected O_O
Big thanks to you and those who voted though :)
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Erulian's avatar
This image has been selected as one of our Images of the Month...Congrats !
DarthMael's avatar
It's an honor, thank you :)
littlegoblet's avatar
you did a wonderful job with this picture :clap:
sandra30's avatar
sweet love it
HypnoticRose's avatar
absolutely gorgeous :aww: great work on details light and their costumes :D and i love this sneakin' cat :D
Isriana's avatar
This is awesome! I love the details and the atmosphere. And Sand, obviously... :love:
Fiery-Fire's avatar
:wow: details everywhere, this is what makes a great artwork, all those small pieces creating the mood :)
Love all the jars & bottle for alchemy on the table & the whole library-lab set-up is superbly made :nod:
Perfect diffused light :D
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