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Thiefling thief by MatesLaurentiu Thiefling thief by MatesLaurentiu
A commissioned thiefling character, seems like people like them a lot lately. As usual, this was a character portrait commissioned for a D&D campaign. People do seem to enjoy a lot having an actual figure beside the stats.
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Atzel Featured By Owner Edited Jun 30, 2014
Lacking combat experience or training:

Fighting stance with high, asymmetric center of balance 
Doesn't know how to hold a sai properly

Poorly equipped:
Leather armor doesn't properly cover arms (high risk of defensive wounds)
Three lockpicks in a roll made to hold 7 different tools

0/10, would not adventure with
 
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, and I thought I was a nitpicker. :P
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Ravel22 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Glad I read on did' t know about thief tieflings!she looks great-have a daughter with the same name & horns!
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Now thats a real feat. :D
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ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Is that the race or class? Like human or elf with just enough hellboy for the skin and tail.
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Its both race and class. Thieflings are a race with a demonic inheritance. Not evil, just inheriting demonic traits like horns, tails or various colored skin. Thief its the class.  
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ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
That whole situation reminds me of Hellboy. Similar plight, no? Not a good guy, but not demonically evil, even if he has demonic origins?
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, kind of. Don't ask me which one came with the idea first, I don't know. In d&d there are the thieflings (with demonic heritage) and there also the aesimar (with angelic heritage) and there was a time when you could play any of the two. I don't know nowadays, those guys keep changing the rules and the PC's.
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Eveqi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
She looks more like a rogue or assassin.. quite deadly, this lady :) I enjoy the light here - although it's dark in this alley, her flustring black eyes and well developed muscles deflect just enough of cold moon light to make the coughing man to turn and run for life.. but you didn't and rather painted her, am I right, painter? :D
Great story in your comments ;)
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it Evi. Haven't had many thieflings commissioned since then and this is a pretty old commission.
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Eveqi Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
And neither you had many angels it seems.. pity, I would like to see a feminine angel from you :P
No matter how old commission this was, she looks awesome :aww:
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Mistgod Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations! Tiefling Thief is our Featured Character Art for August 2011!
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I am honored :) Thank you very much!
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Mistgod Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are most welcome. :-) Hopefully it will bring you more page views and comments.
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, more views is not a bad thing at all especially since its seems pretty hard to get attention with so much awesome art here on DA. :)
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Mistgod Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shameless self promotion and browsing and commenting, browsing and commenting! lol Soon you will have more watchers than you ever thought possbile, especially with your talent!
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm put to shame by the quality and diversity of talent here in DA but if I can shine through the cracks a bit, I can't say I didn't tried :D
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Mistgod Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, you do indeed shine my friend. lol I look forward to more "coming through the cracks" as you say. lol
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
More to come soon, nowadays I adjust old characters for a d&d party my partners and friends (Steve Gerke and Justin Mason) and Keith Baker are throwing as a charity party at Gencon. They did it every year lately and this year I think the gathered income is to be donated for the training of searching dogs. You know, the ones that find people in the rubble after disasters. The event is called Mythic Party and if interested you can check out the details here: [link]
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Darkaiz Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
A job well done :3! Faved!
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Amazing work! I love the pose and the horns! Well done! :D
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:) Thank you. I tried to give her as much movement as I could considering all the stuff requested by the client.
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome! :D
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind words :) Yeah, I guess the bad boy/girl look with a dark side and a secret dream appeals to the players.
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Strange-1 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow, that is awesmoe!
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anderssoth Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice pose.
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ADK90 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Woo! Very awesome picture, and yeah, I agree with that, people tend to like Tieflings and Half-Fiends as characters, mainly because of the coolness factor, of being something partly or half demonic (or devil)
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jitsumi1221 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh now this is just gorgeous, i LOVE the detailing on the armour and weapons. Was she picking a lock beforehand <3 looks fantastic
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The story -if she would have one - would go like this: "The alley was dark - that was good. It was too silent for that hour of the night, no singing sailors or late fish mongers trying to sell their remaining fish for the day - but she could deal would the silence. She saw the marked door; a faint ray of light was squeezing from underneath but she had to risk it. Her soft boots made no sound on the cobble stones as she sneaked beside the archway of the entrance. She quickly opened her lock pick tools, chose what looked like the perfect one and strained her ear close to the door to hear the soft click of the lock, then moved it around till it gave way. The door opened with no noise but just then, somebody coughed lightly behind her".
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galacticpink Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I would have tried a bluff before I went all I KEEL YOU. XD

This is amazing. The detail is awesome. I really like the horns, I usually get all plain with Tiefling horn design ideas. XD
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I have a weakness for the ram or antelope like horns and I tend to use them whenever I have the opportunity. This kind of thiefling seems to be the new "rage" for the dnd player 'tho I would liked to do some with somewhat different demonic left over heritage.
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galacticpink Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I played a Tiefling, I'd probably use the odd horn wrap around the elf ears thing I use on an OC of mine. They're smooth though, more like long and oddly shaped bull's horns. I'm no where near the skill for this level of detail, though. XD
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Well, originally the thieflings were just human with demonic "left over" genes that showed through some horns or hooves, maybe a tail, so you were being given a lot of liberty to build and personalize your character. After some time the guys from WotC settled on the now established image of the horned thiefling pretty much I've represented here.
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galacticpink Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I gleefully ignore whatever I want for WotC. XD I wasn't as gleeful about ignoring TSR. I mean, I ADORE 4th Edition but the company...? Kinda leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

But I like horns. Horns are cool. XD I respect design choices but if you have a race that can have horns just for the Rule of Cool why WOULDN'T you? XD Tieflings actually managed to dethrone (standard) elves as my favorite standard race. XD

I really like Drow but I'd be the type of DM who would require justification for playing one. Even in modules and settings where they were considered a standard race. XD Of the normal elf groups, the ones known as Grey Elves in 2nd Edition are my favorites. Those winged ones that were in that cool expandable Compendium thing are AWESOME, though.
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, but if I would have a thiefling character I would rather go for a look closer to Darth Maul. Considering the great diversity of the Abyss (as described by the WoTC guys) the diversity of the genes pouring into the thiefling would give birth to an huge diversity in how the thieflings look. Standardizing the look wasn't so inspired I think.
Players have their own fault too, they stopped really personalizing their characters and started personalizing the equipment. Believe me, I know :D
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jitsumi1221 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH THE SUSPENSE tell me more! lol awesome <3
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R-Valle Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nice character design!
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Lately my clients seem more and more attracted to this race and this kind of character. Pretty funny I would say :)
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