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Cedar Cinnamon by MatesLaurentiu Cedar Cinnamon by MatesLaurentiu
Its not often you get to paint a gruffly half elf character. Character elfs are usually depicted dreamy, slim and gracious. but considering the background of a half elf, a half breed, shun by both races, maybe abused along the way, I kind of liked working on this one. He is a ranger in a D&D campaign, a character I did a while ago. The elf part in him found a way to draw close to the forest. And he has a bit of a barbarian in him, which show his human side. Definitely not a cuddly dude but quite a good addendum to his party. I hope you like his hell hound cape :P
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Normal3rt Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I feel the head is a little un-proportionate, but besides that, Great Job!
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are right, the head is a bit bigger than it should be and the over imposed hellhound head makes it look bigger. :D
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Myredhulk Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
No. For some reason I like the idea of a midget hunter in the woods. Gotta have a shortie in the group. oh wait... that job belongs to the dwarf. heh heh... :D
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I wouldn't go so far to call Cinnamon a midget but hey, everybody needs a dwarf in the group. Or a halfling. :P
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Myredhulk Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Every group needs that special small and angry/sneaky someone! :)
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed it does. :D
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Myredhulk Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
I think every party simply must have at least:
A knight, A wizard, an archer, and a sneaky person.
A human, a woman, a short person(, and for political reasons, someone who isn't caucasian, but is human.)
But probably most important:
A team pet :meow:
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You should have met my group back in the days. They gave "political correctness" a new meaning playing characters like a black dwarf who spoke with a french accent, a caucasian barbarian speaking with jamaican accent about northern beliefs and other such enjoyable aberrations that brought hours of laughter at my table. As for pets, one of them hired a giant albino mongoloid man to carry the party halfling' rogue every time she was in a town. She never liked to be looked upon. 
All gone now...So sad. :( 
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Normal3rt Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
your art is really original, keep up the good work! :D
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I will surely do. :)
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DraconicParagon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is quite wonderful work! Beautiful colors!
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad to know you like it. :)
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DraconicParagon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome! :D
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JulienJP Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Love the badass hellhound hood/cape thing.
Very Link meets Batman, but it has its own special brand of awesome!
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. The idea belongs to my client, I just envisioned how it might look and paint it. :)
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JulienJP Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Well you and your client should collab more often!
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thats more up to my client than me. To be even more precise, its more to my client's wallet since his desires are conditioned by its content. :P
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JulienJP Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
hahaha laaame :/
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
True. But thats the way it is unfortunately. :)
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WilliamFDrake Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
I love the saber...
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't often get the chance to paint one. :)
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WilliamFDrake Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
hehe, the most people prefer swords i think. But for an Elf is the saber the weapon of choice.
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MaskofStone Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
wow that is a great picture. increadibly detailed, especially the sword and bow and arrows.
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it :) I "suffer" of over-detailing my work. Sometimes I do it the right way and it looks good, other times it gets me a lot of finger pointing from my viewers :D
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Yondercat Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
love this! :)
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it :)
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Yondercat Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
welcome :D
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grinningjester Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Awesome. The detail work is spectacular and I love the outfit.
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind words. I think I kinda went Pathfinder style on this one as far as the outfit goes.
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Tifani-Malcolm-Black Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I like him! All of his little accents and his attire is extremely detailed and the expression on his face is wonderful.
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:) I'm glad you enjoy him, its not my most detailed character but it has a distinct personality from all the others I usually work on. I guess the combination of his races, class and personality made him quite special, at least to me and to the client :D
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Tifani-Malcolm-Black Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
There's something about him I really enjoy. I have a character that's a mixture of races as well, but he's almost complete opposite of this guy. You give all of the characters you illustrate depth and personality and I love seeing it in all of your work.
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I try, not sure I always succeed as much as I'd like to. But the idea is to keep trying :)
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you guys, I'm glad you like it. I enjoyed this character a lot, made me wish I could play him (I'm a decent player when I don't piss my gang off in my DM skin).
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galacticpink Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ELVES are supposed to be the elf archetypes. If you play a half-elf they should have some human! XD (Or whatever they're half of depending on DM House Rules. XD) I DO adore the cape/cloak, although I would have never guessed Hellhound. Blame preferring the 2nd Edition designs on a lot of monsters. XD
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ADK90 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
This is very cool! And I do agree with you, you don't see many gruff looking elves or half-elves (then again, hard to with elves since they lack facial hair.) but I definatly like this! And his hell hound cape caught my attention, it's very awesome and definatly adds a primal, hunter look to him. :)
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Calawyn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Awesome. :) Definitely an unusual look for an unusual character; the cape turned out great. :D
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Aaaawww I love your works! :D beautiful workl again! Nice work on the mask.
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :) Client's description for that was a hell hound skin used as a hat and the cloak in the same time.
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:iconkokematontaiteilijan:
I hope you meet his expectations, in my eyes you definitly did! :D
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Dylerith Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wow nice job on this one ;) So many details.. o_o
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:) Yeah, details, my blessing and my curse. Sometime I get lost in them and loose the focus point of the image in them. But sometime they fit just right :D Hopefully this is one of those times.
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Dylerith Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
They fit perfectly i have to say :D It's good that u draw many details ;) It can only improve the drawing after all x]
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