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Gehko Bindus: Rogue by IzzyMedrano Gehko Bindus: Rogue by IzzyMedrano
This is a painting of my character from my recently joined D&d game. When I first started gaming way back when, it was always my favorite thing. First creating and then drawing my character. I enjoyed (still do) creating characters even more than playing them. I guess, doing what I do for a living is kind of a perfect fit! Anyhoo. Introducing, Gehko Bindus the thief extraordinaire. He's a halfling. Like hobbits, I suppose. A hardcore pipe smoker, and smooth talking, fast thinking, gold purse's worst nightmare. He has an ironic penchant for the tallfolks' women, considering he's only pushing 3'3". I originally created him thinking he'd be a close combat type guy using a sickle and a dagger. But it turns out halflings and rogues are mega-pussies. So I spend a lot of time in the shadows wangchung-ing baddies with a crossbow. It wouldn't be so bad, but fighters can be such self-important pricks when it comes to the kill ratio. Experience whores. HA!
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Jibber23 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Hey, I'd like permission to include this in a dice rolling app that I've build for android.
Let me know...
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Artist
I'm sorry, no.
ShineWaterice Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Lovely picture, and I especially like the characters attitude . . . Priceless . . . :)
Bonzulac Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Lastsiren Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is too cool.
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank! ^_^
Copheina Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
I think its safe to add this to my fav :]
AngryMiro Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Halfling rogues always win.
luckythebartender Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Student General Artist
This is spectacular. I like how you've captured the semi-smug/crafty look in the character's posture and facial expression. I also tend to agree with `thundercake on the coin fiddling; I don't know how you did it. A few questions that I do have for you would be these: did you use any programs for the shading/ colouring? And did you use anything to base your picture off from? All in all, this picture describes to me what kind of a person he is. Keep going with the work; I would like to see more art like this.
the-gneech Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Looks like a right scalywag!
Cibbwin Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
He is a scary-lookin' little badass!

Of course, halflings don't have to be pussies. I mean, in most editions of D&D they have those resistances to fear. :D

This is great work you've done; reminds me of the awesome Icewind Dale portraits. Kudos!
Eidenet Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I think I could spend couple nice hours with this dude
sn0u Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
DnD rules... when I played with my friends, I chose always Halfling. Nice work.
Phets Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Student General Artist
OMG he's so badass looking! Looks like he might sit in the shadows of a joint and gamble

Nice too bad it doesn't fit that well. I play as a gorgon female rouge who duel wields shortswords. I can petrify my enemy's and kill them stealthy!

But you know its the fun of finding a combination that works.
Previterror Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
Wow this is spectacular. It has a lot of a sense of motion, and his attitude is really apparent. You have some serious skill.
Pietroigor Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
I've always problems when I must draw halflings (or gnomes) for my players, due to their proportions...
Sorry for bad english!
ladyarah Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job! I just wanted to let you know that I featured this in "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 12 - Halflings", you can find it here: [link]
coNstantine2530 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Student Filmographer
Nice! 8D
johnnyjinx Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
This is the best halfling I've ever seen!
Peachy-C Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
This is fantastic. A rogue of the uh... shorter persuation is something I've been itching to play, I havent quite managed to pull it off yet and my friends campaign hasn't got much small sized creatures kicking around...

Save Redcaps. Scary buggers.
Juisifer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Easily the toughest looking halfling I've ever seen!
Hang in there for that extra sneak attack damage.
AvantFae Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
i think im in love !?
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Artist
radina Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Very nice work:)
JUANCAQUE Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Great,,awesome =D
stillworks Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
I love this painting, has to be one of my favorites on DA. From the clothing to the expression to the subtle things like the coin in his hand make this piece work so well.

... one can only wonder where my wallet has gotten to now...
TabuRal Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
That's great, it must be very smart, I guess. I understand that the thieves are not so good on melee combat, but they are quite skilled and tend to ambush their enemies with ease. Of course they are one of the best stealing and looking for information.

I use a Swashbuckler. Someday I can draw it. His name is Zacarias is human.
enginemonkey Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
He's a mischievous little fella and no mistake. God I Love him :dance: Your style here is reminding me of the amazing character designs in Icewind Dale. Frickin loved that game and the design work made it for me. Had a thief character in it called Neblin. This IS Neblin!!! The backstabbing, trap disarming, lock picking, handsome, hunk of halfling himself!!! Damn!!!
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Professional Artist
Hahahah, I'm glad you like him! I'm pleased with the lil guy. Though he's retired now. *sigh*
bonesomething Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
the rolling coin on the back of the hand was a really nice choice.
modest-rabbit Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
I love this! The detail is so amazing and I love his expression. That is a very fun game too. ^__^ I be stalking...
DSil Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Student General Artist
Whew! Amazing rendering and details. I like the jaunty pose as well.
sscir Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Student
i really like the color of your work, i added u ;)
rukasu-kun Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
I luv the colouring! great feeling in his bodymovement too
bigquix Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i love your coloring technique :)
Eirien-R Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
I love this little halfling! Yay for Ad&d nerds!

(Planescape/Spelljammer DM here.^^)
Mafeo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008   Traditional Artist
That's impressive. I bet the guys you game with love having you around. Talk about taking it to the next level! You spoil them.
alphabetapi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
excellent style. i'd love to commission you to do some PC portraits for my campaign. ( But time and money are bound to be the determining factors (money for me, time for you).

anyhooo, awesome illustration! :beer:
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008  Professional Artist
Freelance commission is usually quite expensive. Just lettin ya know. Hehehe. ^_^ Thanks for diggin' the paints!
Sweet-Orb-Mace Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
Just how much is quite expensive? I'm dead curious now. =P
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Artist
In the realm of $1500 to $3000 US. I know most DA peeps aren't looking to spend that much on art. Hahaha, but I make more than that just painting for professional gigs, so I can't justify painting for the awesome people on here, for fifty or sixty a pop. Ya know?
Sweet-Orb-Mace Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
My, that is quite expensive. The budget for arts for the various monster manuals/splatbooks must be gigantic. (How much is that in expired zimbabwean dollars, by the way?)

I'll contact you with a view to comission once I own a few small countries, maybe before ;) .
TikiGarden Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
I love the details like the highlights on the maille and everything, but that you can still have a very quick-looking painterly quality in the hair and what not. Brilliant.
memod Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Professional
Haha, this is an excellent painting, I love the whole style of it. You manage to get me interested in the character immediately, wanting to find out more.
He's wonderfully shaded, and the colours are subtle but strong. And every little detail is perfectly suited to have a story created around it. Be it the coin which seems to have almost symbolic character, or be it the tattoo, the pipe or his weird helm and belt....Yeah, you definitely got my interest.

Very well done!
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Professional Artist
Awesome! Thanks for the bad ass breakdown, I always appreciate when peeps see a story in the paints.
memod Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Professional
No problem. Your image forces every viewer to build a story around it, if he is willing to spend more than two seconds for looking at it, haha :D

MrCorax Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
ok, this is truely great. I see that several of the comments above mention the great thing you did with the coin-fiddling. I was very impressed with that detail myself, but as it has already been mentioned, I will mention what you did with the hair. - yes the hair.
It's simple, but it works so well!
Knowing where to cut corners is an art in itself
LorienInksong Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
I dunno, rogue sneak attack seems to kill steal fairly well. :P
That's one hilarious character, and I love your paintery style.
Pesto-Posta Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
Good stuff, but thief extraordinaire I think not, come to me when he single handedly takes down a elder red dragon as a lv 5 rouge those were good times.
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Professional Artist
Somebody's been microwaving her dice. He never made it to fifth level. Campaign ended, with him being the only one unscathed and not dead. I figure that's enough to be extraordinary about. Then again, one upping RPG characters can be likened to winning the special olympics... like so many other things in life, I suppose. ;)
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