Sketches by Steve

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Hello!

Here are some sketches for you to enjoy!

I had the idea to see if I remember something about drawing...and with the NPC Portraits project bumping around, I practiced my hand on my own toon Jon Smythe for an hour, thinking I'd "warm up" enough to make a submission. After trying to get some info on how Eltan Silvershield looks IG, but finding out that Golem had already chosen his portraitists, I was about to put pencil back in box, but then decided "Ahh, (do-me) it, let's draw a courtly merchant type, within an hour or so (I easily can spend too much time on a drawing and ruin it good lol)." I should get more practice.... ;)

I’ll take commissions...why not?

Thus....
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Jon Smythe




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My first thoughts on Entar (and yes, the proportions are a tad off!). If you can guess the "model" for my sketch, I'd be happy to draw a portrait for you!




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Since we're here, below are a few portraits of over BGTSCC Characters I made many years ago for Players that sadly, have left the Server. But the portraits last to bring back good IG memories.
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Wino the Dwarf




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The "Steward"




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And this, a quick watercolor of my long-not-played Character Odilon.
Again, I hope you enjoy.
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Hey, not bad for an old geezer! Thanks for sharing. Nice work on Jon.

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Nice work ☺

The model for Entar looks a lot like the later paintings of Henry Tudor... King of some group of islands off the coast of France. We used to pillage their towns and monestaries, though that was before he was King.😉.
(Come to think of it, we did that to France aswell 😁)
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These are awesome! Kudos!
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Thanks! I need far more practice and time investment...that said, I got some requests.

The answer is, btw, The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein. If one is going to study at the foot of a master portraitist, then Holbein doesn't disappoint.
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Today's one hour sketch is for Young Werther, who correctly identified The Ambassadors reference:
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Rjak, from Master of Magic game. And, an homage to Saturday morning cartoons (since this is what it reminds me of) and drawing like a kid. Lol.
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Omg you actually drew him. This is 100% going in my roll20 campaign as a drow warlock who's the big bad guy.
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Young Werther wrote: Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:26 am Omg you actually drew him. This is 100% going in my roll20 campaign as a drow warlock who's the big bad guy.
Ha! Awesome. This is what I could muster from such a mini-model, and within the hour:

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But yeah, a Character that certainly has potential for something much more advanced and painterly. Maybe another day after I've got chops.
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This one is for ShineDown, who was donated a portrait by Young Werther! So...whether or not SD likes it, here it is: Wallach the Plane-Touched Hospitaler!

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Tried for just an one hour drawing...but it drew itself out for at least 1.5 hours! LOL. That's what happens when you start looking at armor and are going "WTF?!?"
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That's amazing Steve! Never thought I'd have any of my characters drawn. A big thank you to you and Werther!
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