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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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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.