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Iron Wizard

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Published: November 23, 2012
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And finally, the Iron Wizard and her hawk familiar, the last of the characters I did for Paizo’s NPC Codex.

I’ve been waiting to show her for a while. Most of the time I don’t like my own work, sometimes I think I did alright. This one I like. I took the hawk theme, which was only required for the helmet, and ran with it. More often than not I feel like my attempts to marry the more over the top
aspects of fantasy design with a more realistic approach fall flat, but here I think I succeeded. I think it’s because the main silhouette of the armor is more realistic (form follows function) and most of the embellishment is within those forms. I also got away with a female warrior in full plate without showing boobs for no reason, so I call that a win :)
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FarBornHobbyist Writer
Looks like an illustration from a DnD manual. Really good btw
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ZoushaHobbyist Writer
Two words.  BAD.  ASS! B-) (Cool) 
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BiPiCadoProfessional General Artist
You can call it a win, indeed!
The design is amazing and i love the character's face, with that nose that's not a dolly one!
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secretoflurkmoreHobbyist Writer
This is gorgeous!I love the armor, absolutely love it. I may have to play a PC based on this image, perhaps a follow of Horus-Re in my Forgotten Realms 2E campaign!
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Very nice! I like the actually-functional elbow armor. That's one of those details that is frequently glossed over. ;)
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Lord-RadianHobbyist Traditional Artist
YEah ! Hi5 for Batlemage !
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Yeah, I agree with you on all the stuff you did well! Great job!
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hollarityProfessional Digital Artist
Great design, theme and textures! I can't get over how lovely the feathers in her cape look!
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javawombat Digital Artist
Both character design and execution are top notch! Awesome job. :)
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NeelaiHobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous!
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lycanthropefulHobbyist General Artist
The rendering on this is absolutely beautiful. I can't stop looking at the details and how you painted the values. I agree with other commenters, I think you integrated the hawk details quite well.
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shadowguildmaster2Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like how you managed to work the hawk motif into the armor in so many ways!
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MeesterAdamProfessional General Artist
Love it!
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zenarionHobbyist Digital Artist
Left forearm, somewhat wonky.
Overall great job.
Nicely avoided too obvious boob armor.
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MiraKialHobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, nice job with this! I love the detail and the lighting :la:
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