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Merchant
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Published: January 5, 2005
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This man is currently a very wealthy merchant in the southern trade city-states. Only recently has he come into power as an independent financial force. Originally married into a position as treasurer of the powerful Culnacci family, he was privy to many a goings on in the region. Made aware of the date planned for a riot and coup to overthrow the administration of a neighbouring city-state, he surreptitiously snuck off to the troubled area with the Culnacci seal. There he proceeded to use the family’s reputation to take out huge loans from the city’s major banks. He paid a fraction of this wealth to several cutthroats and promised more on the condition that they burn to the ground every bank specified amidst the chaos of the impending uprising. When the uprising came, all proceeded well, and the records of the loans were destroyed. He had his wife poisoned, invested his gains, had the rogues hanged when they returned for their pay, and now lives comfortably hopping from one riverfront property to the other with his twenty concubines.
He dresses in the expensive, but worn clothes of a style that has become laughably out of date. His cane is actually a smooth bore matchlock musket. The barrel employs the Gerlich effect, which prevents the ball from falling out the end (as he always keeps it loaded after a Culnacci made an attempt on his life).

Blue colerase pencil, finished in Photoshop.
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zacharyknox222's avatar
i love it!
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i like it!
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4eyes0soul|Hobbyist Writer
The hero of his own story, but a villain in almost any other.

What he did was despicable, monstrous, and an excellent plan.

Well done.
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A question, I wrote a short omake (that happens semi in) bloodborne and I was wondering if I could use this image as its front page to use it for on a fanfic website? Do note that I do also twitch involuntarily when I hear the word fanfiction, but trust me. It ain't that kind of fic. If you aren't sure I can send you a drive link to the short story so you can make sure it ain't improper or nuthin'. =) 

I ain't getting any profit from this. This is merely a story I wrote for a forums quest which I liked enough that I felt I might as well share it more.

If not, then that's that. I won't use the image as a front page. 
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MSPAINTAN's avatar
Do you take any inspiration from the Edge Chronicles?
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dravnofficial's avatar
That cane/walking stick is awesome!
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ProofrockPilchard's avatar
Every aspect of this is beyond words, but my deficient little brain is still trying to use them.
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anakalivas| General Artist
absolutely beautiful!! your work is phenomenal!:heart:
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NeverTooLate03's avatar
I love it! I have a question though...did you make a youtube video for Two Steps from Hell and added this image to it...that is why I clicked on it - it looked so familiar.
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Keithwormwood's avatar
No I didn't, do you have a link?
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Rubber-Band-Of-Doom|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconmerchantplz::iconsaysplz: Over here, Stranger
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brionius's avatar
Very awesome work!
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gingertom84|Professional Digital Artist
I absolutely appreciated all the details you have given to the figure.
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Islander-60|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really enjoyed looking at your post apocaliptic pieces. The're drawn in a gritty way that gives them a realistic feel!
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Red-Sakura's avatar
The drawing is incredibly intricate and detailed--well done! He comes off as a sly, delicately maneuvering, yet conniving character. =3 Using the lighter yellow hues for the coat clasps and other ornaments he carries really makes them stand out.
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Adorima's avatar
Adorima|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! What a knack for characterization you have!
Amazing drawing!
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SephirothsAngel1's avatar
Amazing the detailing of the merchant truly stunned me!
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faeriefriend's avatar
wow you have an amazing gallery! :+fav: :clap:
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Ethereal-Mooncat's avatar
Sounds like a typical Fatcat...
;)
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Insomiak's avatar
He's not in the center of the picture =) So I adore it. Poor concubines, though.
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stergios|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolute perfection :D :D Great skills and the drawing is fantastic :D :D Well done :D :D
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WraithTen's avatar
I love his face, he looks...sad to me.
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Flame-and-Darkness|Student Traditional Artist
ooo! he's creepy - but very cool!
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