Hakeem by sanjana
Portrait for Illise over at Eight Circle Studios ~ http://eighthcirclestudios.com/
"Hakeem raised his fists before him, and they were sheathed in black gauntlets with gold trimmings and studded knuckles. They were fluted and pierced, articulate enough that the man was able to adjust his fingers and rotate his wrist without problem. His arms were covered in similar armor, as was his chest."
"It was not complete–his legs had no coverings–but the armor covered his entire upper body. This told the warrior it was mostly meant as a tool. The armor had a sleek, even black finish with beveled gold detailing that undulated into complex arrow like designs. These were just moderate enough to keep Elmiryn from thinking them too gregarious, which would have caused her to scoff the set away as ornamental trash. The gauntlets were the highlight. Elmiryn had never seen a pair of gauntlets so well-made, so articulate and accommodating."