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Kathia by MatesLaurentiu
Kathia is a bounty hunter in the vein of the Warhammer Fantasy universe. I had a lot of fun working on the mix of metal and leather and I tried to make her look cold and decided and strong because I think it really takes an iron will to track down somebody who doesn't want to be found.
Krynn by MatesLaurentiu
This was a rather interesting character I worked on. I don't often get to do many pirate ladies and sometimes they are no so well dressed. But, for a refreshing change, Captain Krynn was neither scantly clad nor vanquishing her enemies with her good looks, schoolgirl giggle or giggly boobs. This one went ahead jumping from ship to ship sporting a serrated magic blades and protecting herself well with a nice mithril chainmail. :D
Castle progress by MatesLaurentiu
Castle progress
Okay, this is still a w.i.p. but I had enough to feel safe to share it. Its a projects I started about two months ago. I haven't worked on it constantly and I kept adding and improving on my initial idea - which was building a "wizard's tower". The "wizard tower" idea became a "fortress" idea although I wanted to build a castle. Well, a castle is different than a fortress when comes to architecture. While a castle is built with an artistic sense as well as having defense in mind. a fortress is built more for defense and strength purposes and less for comfort and beauty.   
So, since I was in a weirdly peaceful moment when I started this, I built a tower base and I covered it, bit by bit, with hand crafted bricks. It was strangely soothing. After a while 'tho, realizing the scale of the work I'd have to do (my idea extended by then) I decided to just "sculpt" brinks into long bars of foam and just glue them to the base. While the whole tower is built up brick by brick, on the gate I used the lather technique. 
Working on the gates I decided that no fortress can exist without a moat. With that in mind I built a base to "rise" the whole gate and tower structure off the "ground". In my mind this becomes more complex as I build on it. You know how people say "if you build it, it would come"? Well, that is pretty much what happens to me. At this moment I'm building walls to surround the main tower, with smaller towers here and there and I have already planned for barracks, stairs up the walls, the moat and a second, larger wall around this one, with a whole medieval town living between the first wall and the second wall. 
When this is done, I want to leave it outside. To make it look more realistic, I plan to cover the whole thing in a cement soup to make it look stone like. If anybody has more experience or a better idea how to make this look like stone and resist to the elements, all advices are welcomed. 
Hellscream by MatesLaurentiu
Its been a while since my last pencil post. So here goes another. Its not exactly new and no, its not the World of Worldcraft Hellscream. This was a d&d commission and in this version, the orc its the good guy and the dead elves are the bad guys. Well, at least this is the short version of the story the client shared with me. 
I was overwhelmed to see how helpful my tutorials proved to so many people. So, I've decided to write this journal where you can leave in the comment what kind of tutorial you think you need and you haven't found anywhere else (or you haven't found it good enough for you). There is no such thing as a "bad tutorial" and we all should be thankful to anybody adding to the great pool of shared knowledge, but I do understand people have different ways of perceiving information and what works for some, won't work for everybody. So I'll endeavor to add my way of doing tutorials in the hopes it will help somebody.

Thus, in the comments, do leave an idea of what kind of tutorial you would need. I don't promise to do them all and I don't promise they will come fast but, as time affords, I'll do as many tutorials as I can, if the subject is known to me. Keep in mind I'm still learning myself and in many cases during my commissions I experiment sometimes for hours to find the proper approach to something. I also take shortcuts and create my own custom brushes to help along.  


Mates Laurentiu
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Current Residence: Small city in Romania
Favourite genre of music: The music of silence
Favourite style of art: Renaissance
Operating System: Windows 7x64 (because I need to use a lot of RAM)
Favourite cartoon character: Edward Elric (Full Metal Alchimist - love the little runt :D)
Personal Quote: "When in doubt, use references"
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seika Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for the llama :3

MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure. :)
Arjo62 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much dear friend for the favorites!:)
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Always with great pleasure. :)
Arjo62 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav!:)
woodcarve Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Danke für den Fav.
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Bitte schön! But I'm not German, I'm Romanian :D
woodcarve Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I know, sorry, but you understand what I mean! :-)
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Four years on german in highschool. No worries. :D
Arjo62 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the favorite Laurentiu!:)
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