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Inner SeaNPC Codex cover

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Done for the cover of Paizo's new pathfinder book, "Inner Sea NPC Codex". This one was brutal, but incredibly fun at the same time. A good half to two thirds of the characters were provided, and the rest I squeezed in to add to the scene. (I added in some of my prestige class characters from the core book for fun, since I loved doing them originally and have looked for a chance to draw them again ever since) The crowded look is meant to reference Wayne Reynolds art from the first NPC Codex, with a similarly complex composition of layered characters and background elements. Spent a couple weeks putting it together from start to finish, which is extremely long for me, but once I started adding in additional details and trying to pack in as much as possible, it became tough to stop.
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just-Lis's avatar
Amazing work!
femjesse's avatar
This looks like it must have taken weeks...
AngelicAdonis's avatar
That's pretty awesome! I can recognize most of those characters! :)
JIYJ's avatar
Love it! I always enjoy fantasy inn and alley scenes. Always so much going on. Good stuff!
Enoa79's avatar
Beautiful work. The details are amazing.
tndrhrtd37's avatar
Fantastic piece...
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ShadowSpyProductions's avatar
I've seen this somewhere before ... but where.
Astrocat's avatar
That's insanely awesome! :)
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JaredTheDragon's avatar
Beautiful characters here! I just love it, all the details and even the little kitty... :)
Storm-Song's avatar
awesome render!!!
silver-shining-star's avatar
great atmosphere,  is very nice^^
one-among-many's avatar
That must have took awhile!
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VerdantVader69's avatar
If anything was to get me back to playing Pathfinder....this would be it.
br50's avatar
This is awesome, I lvoe all the action you captured and all the detail you put in. Wonderful!
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Azvolrien's avatar
The detail in this is mindblowing! I love how there's something different going on wherever you look in the picture; it really gives the impression that you've just stepped into a whole world. I think my favourite's either the unimpressed elf with the sword and the hawk or that person on the right with the hat and the high collar.
gensanity's avatar
Beautiful detail!
DARaabe's avatar
Magnificent work! Amazing how many details there are! You can look at it all day and night long and still find something fascinating new! :)  Love the atmosphere, too!
amazing, nice work
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