First Knight Out by johnahays

First Knight Out

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Added: Dec 26, 2002
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Artwork Description

My depiction of a brave 1st level paladin on the evening watch of his first adventure... this is why you should never investigate strange noises all alone.

Painted from scratch in Photoshop.

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j-art's picture

very nice lightning on this one - bravo

isenho's picture

wow, excellent concept and nice expression! the metal looks real. nice n' shiny

Guest's picture

He's first level, he's not supposed to look beat up yet, though by the looks of it he will be soon Wink Nice

Guest's picture

Wonderful! He finished up nicely. You got the distance on the monster. Cool.
Love the eyes and hand grip. I too look for some imperfections in future work. They will be the finishing touches you need. Best way to learn the beat-up look and textures is to check out what other artists have done and try to reproduce the look and then ad your own touch. Usually it is just a case of losening up and using a larger pallet that gives that real texture. Great I go on to see the rest.

johnahays's picture

Thanks Patrick, you just can't go wrong using photos as a reference, eh? And don't worry, I'm working on the 'beat-up look' technique... it's just one of those trial and error kind of things, since nobody has really written a tutorial on it (that I know of anyway).

megaflow's picture

The lighting came out nicely on this, and it's a cool creature. Very moody overall. I also enjoy the very natural grip you've drawn on the hand holding the torch. The only thing different I'd enjoy seeing on future pieces would maybe be some imperfections on things - scratches and hammer-marks, that kind of stuff - and also some more natural wrinkles on the cloth. But it's a very nice piece, nonetheless - keep up the good work!

Guest's picture

I love the eyes. You know that he is terrified... with good reasons. Smile

Guest's picture

Love the metallic gloss texture on the helmet.
Superb job of blending and smoothing all around.
At first i thought this was done with Bryce, or Poser, it's so releaving to know it was hand made.
Great job.

Art at its best.