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Locke Lamora

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By KejaBlank   |   
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Recently I read the first three books of Scott Lynchs "Gentleman-Bastards" and I fall in love with the whole book:
The story has something unique and special and I am very overwhelmed of that richness and imaginativeness inside that story. From the buildup of the created world to the unique characters and story. Just WOW!
This is a story which has no peer. :love: :love: I rarely read books like this, although I read a lot of books. The last one on that top level was Rothfuss' "The name of the wind".

So this is my first character design of this book. I tried to combine all the descriptions of Locke which are given in the books so far. For me Locke is a mischiefous, tricky, intelligent, slender, medium-height, brown-haired guy with bright grey eyes, who doesn't mince his words. When he loves, he lovs forever, he is a reliable friend and the leader of his gang.

If I have time for the rest of the crew, I also will draw Jean Tannen, Sabetha Belacoros, Calo and Galdo Sanza, Bug and Father Chains. The sketches already are existing so far.

I hope, you like my version of Locke Lamora. :heart:

Have a look at my sketches of Locke:
Locke Lamora - Sketches by KejaBlank

© Original Character by Scott Lynch
© Artistic depiction by me

Image size
1379x1890px 1.21 MB
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Focal Length
28 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 17, 2014, 8:57:10 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
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Radu-BHobbyist General Artist
this might be the best rendition of the man I've ever seen. It has the perfect amount of shit-eating-grin combined with a slight amusement at himself for the audacity of having pulled off... whatever it is he pulled off this time.

Love this fucker
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KejaBlankProfessional General Artist
Thank you very much. It is one of my favourite artworks ever. And I love this character so much.
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ClaytoneCarpeProfessional Writer
J'adore son rictus narquois, ça me donne envie de lire les livres ! ^^
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I love the books too! It has humor and is just plain awesome! Thank you for catching Lockes character so perfectly!
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Dang this is amazing! I'll have to read the book
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Nachdem ich deine Bilder dazu gesehen habe, will ich diese Bücher jetzt unbedingt lesen!
Und deine Gesichtsausdrücke sind soo wunderschön! Irgendwie habe ich in letzter Zeit das Gefühl nichtssagende Mimik ist momentan in Mode, also ist das hier eine sehr willkommene Abwechslung :D
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KejaBlankProfessional General Artist
Freut mich zu hören! Vor allem, wenn es dich dazu verleitet, die Bücher zu lesen! Sie gehören für mich zur sSpitzenklasse fantastischer Lieratur. Selbst die Übersetzung finde ich Bombe.
Die Mimik ist bei diesen Personen enorm wichtig, um sie gut darzustellen. Ohne Mimik würde es nicht funktionieren.
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PaivatarProfessional General Artist
Good God you captured him perfectly! He is beautiful :D I fell in love with those books as well and the wait for the third one was way too long. 
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KejaBlankProfessional General Artist
Especially the 4th book takes soooooooooooooo long .... and I want want want to read the fourth book ... urgently!
Thank you very much!
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Really coo, but personnally I have a lot more fun reading them since I imagine him played by Tom Hiddleston. ;)
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Really great work!
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Is there any way to get a print of this? I love it so much.
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Also will it have the name and URL on it?
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Okay I'm a big dummy, how do I do that?
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KejaBlankProfessional General Artist
A print is available now!
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KejaBlankProfessional General Artist
Ienabled it for a print ;-).
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FaolSidheHobbyist Writer
Best portrait of Locke i've seen so far. 
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RedHeadSamurai23Hobbyist Writer
God I love this. this book series makes me so happy. i would love to see your renditions of the rest of the Gentleman Bastards.
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Just for that smile I know a lot of women who'd cheerfully knife Sabetha to get him.
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He looks like Gaspard Ulliel...But great art here! I love it anyway!
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Clarity-ArtHobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, so has anyone ever seen that trend on Youtube where someone posts a comment with a pair of eyes and a warning that says, "Don't click read more?"

And when you click Read More, it says, "You are a rebel, I like you"

That's what our scheming little thief Locke is probably thinking right now.
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fist fanart I see of the Gentleman Bastards, and you've just set the bar so, so high! I'm especially excited because I'm reading the Republic of Thieves and I just found out about Locke's real identity (I'm squealing, oh my god)
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