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Kalam Mekhar: The Ex-Claw

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By YapAttack   |   
Published: November 17, 2014
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One of my favorite humans from the Malazan series, basically the fantasy version of the Black Panther and Batman.

Edit #1: Changed Cape and armor.

As always, let me know what you think! And feel free to check out some of the other stuff I've cooked up for the series.

Quick Ben: The Squad Mage by YapAttack Tattersail: The Last Cadre Mage by YapAttack Fiddler: Sapper, 9th Squad by YapAttack  
Whiskeyjack: Commander of the Bridgeburners by YapAttack Heboric: Ex Priest of Fener by YapAttack Icarium: The Chaser of Time by YapAttack 
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Seven Cities again, and a very good representation. Economy of expression and ruthless efficiency. And one of the pair of long blades too. :) I thought Kalam would be slightly heavier though. Also, don't you think it would be better to change the descriptions to "A Sqaud Mage" or "An Ex-Claw" rather than using "The"? Just like a theatre character sheet. :)
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YapAttackHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! And good point. I know it's not consistent, but I wanted to make Quick Ben ("A" Squad Mage) to communicate the way he blends in  and goes incognito despite his power, whereas Kalam was more of an urban legend and in my opinion, worthy of a ("The") :)
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Hmm, I see your point. Kalam is the "only" ex-claw. Other ex-claws also become ex-living humans very soon. Nice! 

It seems the Claw are much better at dealing with their own deserters than renegades from their sister organisation, the name of which I withhold to preserve spoilarity.
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TattersailHobbyist Digital Artist
This is pretty cool. I quite like his weapon harness :)
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MeesterAdamProfessional General Artist
Kalam and Quick are two of my favorite characters.  I've read the series twice and love seeing all your Malazan art!
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YapAttackHobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to hear it! I can't wait to finish the series so I can finally re-read the first few and actually understand what is going on 
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MeesterAdamProfessional General Artist
It starts to get really good at book 3 imo, you can see Erikson's writing style evolve particularly from books 1-3.  Which one are you currently reading?
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YapAttackHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm just about to pick up House of Chains. Pretty pumped!
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BlackViperMWGHobbyist Photographer
I am reading sagafor the third time, actually in the middle of second book :) Re-reading is the best!
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