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Beric the Wizard by MatesLaurentiu Beric the Wizard by MatesLaurentiu
Here goes the third in the series, a selfish and cowardly, gaudy wizard. Originally, this had to be an eladrin, a high elf but certain factors pushed towards a human or half elf approach. So far this took me the longest to finish 'tho I managed to keep within the "one per day" deadline.

Beric is the cowardly wizard in a party from a custom D&D campaign dedicated on eradicating an undead infestation. The campaign has been amusingly called "28 Turns Later" as a spoof to the movie "28 Days Later" which deals with a similar issue.
He is just one of the six characters I've done for that campaign, most of them specially built to deal with ghouls, zombies, liches, wraiths and such.
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Torterra260 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I seriously thought that that was Wil Wheaton flipping the bird xD
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You got me, that's the secret behind it. :D
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Torterra260 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He's laying Wheaton's law down upon his enemies xD
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Righteously so. I'm still sorry this didn't got to him in the end. Its not often doing something this fun for a celebrity I grew up together with (in the sense we're about the same age and I used to watch a lot of Star Trek :D). 
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Torterra260 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You should definitely send this to him, it would be awesome :D
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I haven't seriously thought about this. It was meant for him and I was sorry this didn't got to him in the end. So, who knows, maybe one day I'll just go ahead send it to him. :D
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ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
We went from wizardly robes to something akin to a medievil superhero.
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Who said wizard can't be fancy. And an adventuring wizard could use some protection too so why not a leather armor at least?
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Talamare Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
I was just scrolling thru like 100's of pics, but I gotta say... WHEATON!!!!!
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, yeah, I'm glad this one is so recognizable, I don't consider myself especially good at portraits. But as I said, Will Wheaton was considering in taking part on this campaign my partners organized at Gencon a couple of years back and wanted his character to look like his, as a token of respect. And this is the result. Unfortunately Will couldn't attend as I understood but I still had fun painting this character. :)
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Naetendo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wheaton, yes!
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
He's a great player from what I heard and I've seen him appear on some mini web series about gaming and gamers. 
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:iconirisgoddessofrainbow:
Would you draw a few characters for my novel if I pay for them?
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sure thing, you can take a look at my fees here: [link] and contact my manager at avatarart@gmailcom when you have something in mind. There is also a Creation Guide on the page for some general details I might need in the process. Sorry about the site, working on it nowadays.
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:iconirisgoddessofrainbow:
Wow, I was expecting it too cost a lot more than that, wow! Haha, I will definitely be ordering a bit, short budget for fun, but, I will be ordering a bit.
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It does if the image involves more than one character or additional pets and alike. But those cases are rare, even when I do book covers. Those are my standard prices per character. :) And yeah, I know book covers run usually in the orders of thousands but hey, there are poor writers out there, they deserve illustrations too. :P
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IrisGoddessofRainbow Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Agreed, I am a very poor writer T_T
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No rich artist here either. But never thought I'll get rich drawing, its a wonder I can afford to pay my bills. :D
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IrisGoddessofRainbow Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Anyhow, I am putting a order through here soon
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IrisGoddessofRainbow Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Haha, I agree, mind taking a look at some of my writings?
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Surely not. As soon as this holiday ends (we've had Easter here these days) I'll surely take time to read some of your stuff. Not much around the computer nowadays, too many friends to be with, a lot of wine to drink and barbecues to eat. :D
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:iconirisgoddessofrainbow:
You drew him? Mind if I use him a base concept for a character in a novel of Mine, Thalorian, a two faced Wizard, complex, appears too be good, but is n the party for a little more sinister reason.
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not at all, I'm glad my image inspired you to do so. :)
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:iconirisgoddessofrainbow:
Thanks! He is in fact a Mage that absorbs other Mages magical energy, a Magical Leech per say
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's a pretty neat idea. It would be really interesting to know what he does with it all.:D
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IrisGoddessofRainbow Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
yep! ^__^ Haha
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silviu4mc Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Lovely piece.
Well done!
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Multam mult. :) Ma bucur ca iti plac lucrarile mele.
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silviu4mc Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
E fantasy, asa ca nu are cum sa nu-mi placa. :)
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Jewman89 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
I get the feeling that the Wizard looks a lot like Will Wheaton. But I love the armor and how character portrayed.
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, then I did a good job because this character was meant for Will Weathon and thats why it looks like him. He was suppose to play it at a Gencon last year in a game organized by my partners but I don't know if he actually showed on for the game or not.
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Quen-lor Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
This is good! I love the colors and the volume. Cheers!
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it. I did rather good considering I had to finish one of these a day :D
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Petarvee Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Student Artist
Love it. Specifically, I love how Beric looks /exactly/ like Wil Wheaton.
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The fun part is that my client has requested that Beric looks like Will because there was the possibility of him attending that D&D session and the party wanted to have a gift for him. So I referenced the face with a picture I found around google. I haven't found if he played in the end but it I was told it was a rather thrilling campaign.
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LornaGrae Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
ah! i love this! I'd like to ask permission to use put this picture on my website? I'm a fantasy author with my debut novel being released in June '11 and I'm working on a page on my site about all the diff species in my world. I was looking for a picture of what I call a Vacinian which is a half elf/half human. This fits perfect! You will get proper credit. Let me know how you feel about it. You can check out my site at www.dianailinca.com and see the other deviantart i was given permission to use. Let me know! Thanks!
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Sure thing, use away :) I'm glad you like it.
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LornaGrae Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Multumesc din toata inima!!! :)))
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:) Cu placere. Mult succes!
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General-EbonRose Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Dude, this is awesome.
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it. I've been a bit restricted in this one, the cowardly, self serving persona didn't quite made it on his features. It ended up pretty nice 'tho. He's pretty cocky and arrogant so this is okay.
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