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Hawk the paladin by MatesLaurentiu Hawk the paladin by MatesLaurentiu
And here goes the fourth in the series, the leader of the party, Hawk, the paladin. Its always fun to work on armor but to be honest never worked so hard on a character in such a tight deadline.

Hawk is the paladin 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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Samijabrothers Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Thats some awesome dude!
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SaintMistery Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you enjoy him. :)
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kikkaguinha Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Always wondered how the knights move with these armors....
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is more of a fantasy armor but actually it seemed the last generation of real full armor were so beautifully engineered it allowed for full movement range. Unfortunately not long after the gun powder came into place and made the armor forfeit. But, in case you're still curious, here's a guy performing some movement in a half plate armor: [link]
Battles were fought in a very interesting way also, not as we generally imagine nowadays, with two guys in armor bashing swords and shields. Shot demonstration of technique here: [link]
Only now historians have managed to unearth old documentation and fight manuals about how they really fought back then.
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kikkaguinha Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
WOW pretty amazing!! He explains the techniques of the storys we ready!!
Loved u.u
I see that the movement is not harmed, a bit hard and caught with some aspects, but not totally impossible to complete the tasks entrusted to the armor. Great videos!
Yeah we don't really know how they were formerly only imagined it, which has almost no veracity.
Thanks by the way ^^
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad to have been of help. I usually browse around the web for videos like these because they help me understand better my work. In a way it was detrimental, I still can't do those over the top heavy armors with huge shoulder pads and gloves people love so much nowadays because World of Warcraft and Diablo. Even my most outrageous armor design have an utilitarian factor about them. I always try to imagine how people move in their clothing and if it fits what they do.
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kikkaguinha Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
haha I believe that this is what makes your designs so good!
You really goes after, search, this gives a completely different basis to the design and each new attempt you tend to enhance every feature and detail.
Keep up the great work, I'm grateful to be able to participate in your evolution as an artist, even if only as a spectator! ^^

Yeah, yeah WOW and Diablo are greats models, i love whatching and playing the game, the action is exciting and the costumes, especially the elves, are incredible. It's a little difficult to imagine that, is not it? But, I guess you're used to, it makes things much easier, I think... XD
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I grew up with Warcraft and Diablo (well, I was old enough when they got out but I got to play both Warcraft 1 & 2, way before WoW). What I enjoy most and consider each and one of them masterpieces, are the cinematics. Never seen any so detailed, so vivid and with such condensed storytelling in each one of them. Beautiful stuff!
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kikkaguinha Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
hahaha The way you think about this games, it's the same that i have about Agatha Christie's books, and some movies and mangas. I think they're amazing and intriguing (the books, i mean) the mangas capture my attention in another level. I love them!
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Dungeon-Spirit Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Er... am I crazy or he looks like Laszlo from HOMM V? O_o
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I know how they might seem similar at the first glance because their color palette is very similar: red, dark blue and gold. But if you look closer, both at the character and armor, you'll see they don't look alike at all. :)
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Dungeon-Spirit Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Well, colors are the main thing :D
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KingNicholas1 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Writer
This picture is without a doubt the very best rendition of a paladin I have ever seen. In fact, even looking at it - down to the very last detail, this figure is a 100% match of the description of the main character in the novel I'm working on. (Also a paladin)

Favorited.
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you enjoy him. Its pretty much how I see a paladin. Good luck with your novel! :)
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KingNicholas1 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you very much my friend. I have finally gotten my book published. It's now under Lulu.com - and it is called "Paladin's Heart".

Good like mate. :)
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations! To many more to come!
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
That dude look epic.
Brainfart, symbol on shield.. he is of which faith?
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I honestly don't remember anymore. This was done over about 8 hours of work for a campaign. It was a real marathon for me. All the details of that period are kind of fuzzy :D
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
ehehheeh, hope you had fun then
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Kind of did but after five characters I felt like I was spent. The last one I did, a rogue, didn't had the same feel as the other had. So I stopped while I was ahead.
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
ah
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DawnPaladin Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Beautiful detailing on the cloth and the armor. Fabulous work!
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Its rarely I get 15 hours of straight work but usually this is what I end up with. Its also rarely I finish one color character a day but I think I should do that more often :D
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! Very nice colors and great armor design! :D
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it. Took me about 16 hours of work but it ended up pretty nice :)
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that hard work sure did pay off! :D
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Gknight13 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the plates in the armor and clean colors for the metal, awesome job :salute:
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I saved some steps along the way, I'll try to make a gif and post it.
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