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The EN World FREE Character Portrait Request Thread!

Knightfall

World of Kulan DM
Ok, everyone likes to ask for a free character portrait from time to time but sometimes this forum gets clogged up by too many request threads being posted all at once.

To solve this little problem, I say we use this one thread for requesting FREE character portraits. This will allow our resident EN World artist friends to have only one thread they must check for the multitude of character requests that pass through this forum every month.

Of course, there's no guarantee that an art will choose your character concept to sketch, as it is more of a free for all between the fans of the forum and the artists looking for something to draw.

Note that anyone can post a character concept, they want sketched, here and anyyone can take up a pencil, pen or use a graphics program to sketch their favorite character concept and post the resulting image on this thread.

Plus, anything goes (within Eric's Grandma's Rules of Conduct). You can ask for a sketch of any fantasy, modern, or science fiction character but it is the artist choice as to what style the character will be drawn (i.e. anime).

Details will be important but try to stay away from posting game stats. Instead, break the character down by description, history, campaign, and character traits.

Remember, this is going to be a free-for-all thread with little or no guarantee that your character is going to be sketched by a specific artist. I look at in this way, if the artists get on board with the thread then it will lead to the sharing of creativity on everyones part.

So if your an artist or an art fan, feel free to chime in on this thread about what you think of the idea, post a character concept, or pick a character concept to sketch and post it here.

Who wants to go first.

Ready, Set, Go!

Knightfall1972

p.s. I'm not an artist but I will watch over this thread to see how it goes.

Also, make sure you check out Acquana's The Drawing a Day Thread, AMG's Art Every Day He's Not Lazy Thread, Bastion's campaign sketches/art and REQUESTS, ML3's FREE Home Brew Monster Art, and ukpublishling's FREE Symbols, for more great art related threads.
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The NEW EN World FREE Character Portrait Request Thread
 
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Felix

Explorer
Konstanin

Bar 2 / Rgr 3 / Forsaker 4
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 350 lbs

Konstantin comes from the Land that Bleeds, a wasteland pitted with geysers of steam and volcanos. His young life was spent enslaved to the druids who controlled the tribes. He escaped southward and fought to hold off the invasion of barbarians into more civilized lands.

He wears wolf pelts when cold, and a leather jerkin and coarse pants when the weather is warm. A breastplate is generally always worn. His greatsword is strapped to his back, and the scabbard is well worn from Konstanin drawing the blade. A dagger is strapped to his left calf for use in grapples. A hand crossbow (a curiousity picked up during a run-in with the drow) is holstered on his right him, next to a case of poison-laced bolts.

As big as he is, Konstantin's fighting style often immitates a rogues, tumbling into place to give him the best tactical advantage. (The Barbarian levels represent his background, and not his fighting style - he rarely rages.) As well, he spends his off time studying nature, and its ability to harm, and heal, the body; salves and poisons are kept at the ready in his backpack and belt. He has also picked up a crossbow bolt case which laces the tip with drow sleeping poison; a helpful aid before he enters combat.
 

tecnowraith

First Post
I got a new Character that I to see done.

Half-Fiend/Half-Elf (or Orc)
spellcaster warrior (still working on the classes)
Armor: Leather or Chain-mail
Weapons: Racial Weapon and maybe demonic polearm type weapon.

Coming the depths of hells, learing both sides of his heritage he seeks the relic items of old to please demonic family. He is also stranded on a new world/plane looking for a way back, not until he has fun on the new one.

He will covered in runic/glyphs (artist choice) tattos or scars all over is body, long hair, very healthy for demon.
 

Chain Lightning

First Post
Speaking as an artist, I'd like to make some small suggestions.

It really helps out the artists if you put down race, height, weight, build, hair color, eye color, comeliness (ugly? handsome?), and stuff like that.

If you forget, the artist that sketches your character will fill in the blank for you. When that happens, what you get back may be kinda far from what you imagined. Or sometimes an artist may not even pick your character to draw because it lacks certain basic visual descriptions. They may be afraid of going through all the effort to draw a character only to end up reading some reply from the creator saying something like, "oh....not to be ungrateful or anything but I imagined her with long braids, not short hair."

So, don't forget some of the basic stuff too okay? :D Sometimes its more important for the artist to know that than the name of the character's foster father.

Once I get my new scanner installed, I'll try and sketch one of these characters in this thread.
 

BOZ

Creature Cataloguer
good call, knightfall! i'll post some requests in this thread when i find the time. ;)
 

Bozidar

First Post
Chain Lightning said:
It really helps out the artists if you put down race, height, weight, build, hair color, eye color, comeliness (ugly? handsome?), and stuff like that.
Human, 6'4", 250, very muscular (14 con, 16 str) but not overly dexterous (10 dex), red hair, blue eyes, high comeliness (cha 16).

Here's the guts though..

Short cropped hair, full facial hair but neatly cropped. Wearing magical full plate, with a magical large steel shield (both can be relatively non-ornate, he's not much into flair like those waiters and waitresses at Ruby Tuesdays or TGIFridays). The one piece of flair he has..

A Holy Longsword, etched with runes of the symbol of Corellon Larethian (see attachment), and it's name written in ancient sylvan. His scabbard is similarly adorned.

His special mount is a femal dire lion (extra HD for being a special mount) that wears leather barding in combat.

Now.. i don't know how hard, or how fun any of that would be to draw for anyone. I know i don't have even an ounce of the skill, but wish i did. If anyone would like to draw this as a full picture, or take a part of it (just the face, just the paladin, just the sword/scabbard, or even just the dire lion) i would be extremely greatful :)

Thanks in advance for any effort you put forth! :)
 


Chain Lightning

First Post
Here's Tecnowraith's Half-Fiend/Half-Elf character.

Please forgive my messy line work, I didn't have time to do a polished piece. Just kept it sketchy mostly. I also hope it's kind of near to what the creator intended.

I'll admit I'm not up on all the variable races outside the standard ones in the PHB. So I don't know what a half-fiend would look like. I think I heard someone mention horns.....so I gave him a few. Tecnowraith mentioned a racial weapon or demonic polearm. I also don't really know what weapons fiends prefer either, so I might've messed up there. As far as the polearm goes, I really only had time to do a 'waist up' sketch and so if I put in the polearm....there wouldn't be enough space to show off the end of it. Plus I was thinking....if this guy is a warrior/spellcaster type all in one.....I want to show him holding a weapon in one hand while having the other free to cast spells with. I dunno....just rambling.....


Anyways, here ya go. Hope you like. (Bozidar, I'll try and give your character a shot too. When I get some more time) :)
 

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WizWrm

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I have no art experience whatsoever, but...

That looks really good! Are you a professional artist?

I'll throw my hat into the ring for either of my two PbP characters.

My sig has links to stats and more detailed descriptions; I have pretty much everything you listed described in the links. Here's what's not on the sheets: Verrik are a race from Arcana Unearthed; they look like humans except for their hair and skin, which is white or blue-black, and dark red, respectively (Sanje's colors are listed at the top and bottom anyway). They tend to be very solemn and somewhat 'alien' in their outlook. Also; Velbrik is a historian/storyteller bard rather than a musician, so he doesn't have a musical instrument or any related paraphernalia. Velbrik is probably around 20-25, but Sanje is a bit older, maybe 30. Velbrik's hair is combed or parted, and Sanje has a mane of spiked hair down his neck.

Take as much time as you want on whichever you want to do, if any; I can wait.

[Edit]: I wrote a more detailed description of Sanje in my sig link.

[New Edit, 9/4]: A couple small changes.
 
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Warduke

First Post
Well, I do have art experience and I think it's very accomplished. I like the movement of it, like it captures a moment in time rather than a static pose. I also think that the sketchy style works really well, better than some finished pieces others produce.

Three thumbs up.
 

tecnowraith

First Post
Chain Lightning said:
Here's Tecnowraith's Half-Fiend/Half-Elf character.

Please forgive my messy line work, I didn't have time to do a polished piece. Just kept it sketchy mostly. I also hope it's kind of near to what the creator intended.

I'll admit I'm not up on all the variable races outside the standard ones in the PHB. So I don't know what a half-fiend would look like. I think I heard someone mention horns.....so I gave him a few. Tecnowraith mentioned a racial weapon or demonic polearm. I also don't really know what weapons fiends prefer either, so I might've messed up there. As far as the polearm goes, I really only had time to do a 'waist up' sketch and so if I put in the polearm....there wouldn't be enough space to show off the end of it. Plus I was thinking....if this guy is a warrior/spellcaster type all in one.....I want to show him holding a weapon in one hand while having the other free to cast spells with. I dunno....just rambling.....


Anyways, here ya go. Hope you like. (Bozidar, I'll try and give your character a shot too. When I get some more time) :)

I like! Can you modify some it? Take the horns out/off, give him sunglasses (fanatsy style), make the ears longer and wider (like Wracraft 3 elves), not sure if I am going to have him wear armor or not, but give him a runic wizard's staff. My character is now a Tiefling Wizard (maybe 1 level fighter-for the weapons and armor), gime more of a fantasy style trenchcoat or wizard robe. The tattoos are cool but its more of runic/glyph tattooing, his body/flesh is his spellbook. Give him Nightcrawler's hands: 2 fingers and a thumb. I like to compare the runic tattoos the ones you already. The height and body type looks ok (maybe wizardry), the hair style is good no change, like the face just give him the changes above.

The concpet that he is an arcane/occult investigator. This pic will be good for later on when he changes :D .

Thanks for the pic, I like it for my character's change.
 

Ferret

First Post
I'll give something a shot, something real simple (thats why I'm not leaping at any of the already posted requests)
 

Knightfall

World of Kulan DM
BOZ said:
good call, knightfall! i'll post some requests in this thread when i find the time. ;)
Thanks BOZ!

The idea just sort of came to me. One of those lightbulb sort of ideas. Hopefully we'll see some more great artwork on this thread like Chain Lightning's first art post for Tecnowraith. (Great work, CL!)

Cheers!

KF72
 

Smoke&Mirrors

First Post
Hey, hey!

I'm much impressed with the quality of work that's already shown up on this thread, so I decided to post a charcter I have in the works for a game I'm starting next week. It's a modern day Exalted game, and he is a lunar (or shapeshifter) with the wolf animal totem... pretty much stereotypical werewolf cooolness. Anyhow, I see him normally wearing plain street clothes, not limited just to jeans and tshirt... feel free to do whatever in the clothes department. He's thin with dark black hair that's is kinda spiked on his head, and a trim black goatee. His eyes are brown, and there is a silvery circle of light that shines on his forehead when he casts spells. He doesn't have weapons of any kind. In his werewolf form, he is a hulking tank o' destruction that often causes others to drop their weapons and run... quickly. Other than that the character is open to interpretation. The drawing could be of just the character, or it could also show him in his werewolf form, either way is good. So if anyone has the time, and is interested, you are most appreciated. Thanks! :D
 

GralTok

First Post
Hi I'm starting a new player in a game that will be great fun. It's PlayByPost and I would to have an illustration of him., at his beginning.


Ok I would be interested in two pose. I prefer monochrone for they appear to be less colorcrazy and I can test myself and colorizing them using photoshop. But BY NO MEANS restrain yourself if you prefer color. My job is not of colorizing in photoshop even if I do it from time to time. So you are totally free of teh format you want to do the drawing.

The first would be of him at as desk studying an old tome with his teacher, an old man, looking over his shoulder.

The second would be of him walking down the road in any setting you wish (moutain, forest, plain...) with all of his equipment on his back.

Well thanks for reading so far and for maybe the interest of drawing him.

Next his description. He is Tuatha but I'm not sure what it is else than a cross-breed between celt god and human so draw liek a human.

Eôin Mackoìds is tall by human standard at 3inches over 6feet and 185lb. He has deep blue eyes and brown curly hair that goes down under his shoulder. He clean his beard to keep it of only a few days old. His skin is sun-tanned. He wear a brown kilt with yellow square linned in red and green. It goes back over his left shoulder and tie at his belt on hir right side. He often wear no shirt or when required it is of one color found in his kilt. He his strong but not build to show it, more raw force than sharpened muscle. His training with the claymore burn any extra weight he could accumulate in his study and keep him in shape for the road.

On the road he would wear his MW studded leather armor under the kilt part that goes over hsi shoulder. His claymore would be sheated under his backpack. Most of his equipment attached to his pack, bedroll under it bucket on one side... you see what I mean.

And here is sheet.

Eòin Mackoïds
CN Tuatha Male
Ranger 2/Rogue 2/Celtic Bard 3/Horizon Walker 0
Age: 26
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 185lb.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Long curly brown
Skin: Sun-tanned
Deity: Oghma

Abilities:
Str: 14
Dex: 17
Con: 12
Int: 14
Wis: 12
Cha: 12

Saving throws:
Fort: ¿5 = 4base ¿ 1Con
Reflex: ¿12 = 9base ¿ 3Dex
Will: ¿4 = 3base ¿ 1Wis

Combat:
Hit points: 42/42 (8+4+5+3+6+4+5)
Initiative: ¿3
AC: 1 (10Base ¿ 0Armor ¿ 0Shield ¿ 3dex)
Melee: ¿ (+2str +5bab)
Ranged: ¿ (+3dex +5bab)

Feats:
Endurance
Rapid Shot
Self-Suficient
Track
Weapon Focus Claymore


Skills: rng rog C.B H.W Ability Feat Total
Balance 2 3 5
Climb 2 2 4
Craft Calligraphy 5 2 7
Disabel Device 3 1 3 7
Escape Artist 2 3 5
Gather Information 2 1 3
Handle Animal 3 1 4
Healing 5 2 1 2 10
Hide 3 1 3 7
Jump 2 2 4
Knw Law 7 2 9
Knw Geography 5 3 2 7
Knw History & Mythology 5 2 7
Listen 3 1 4
Move Silently 3 1 3 7
Open Lock 3 3 6
Ride 2 3 5
Search 3 2 2 7
Spot 3 1 4
Survival 5 2 1 2 10
Swim 2 2 4
Tumble 2 3 5
Use Rope 2 3 5

Languages:
Gaelic
Elf
Giant

Special Qualities:
-Favored Ennemy Giant: +2 to Bluff, Listen, Sense Motive, Spot, Survival and to Damage.
-Wild Empathy +3: Diplomacy check for animal, take more or less 1 minute.
-Combat Style Archery
-Sneak Attack 1d6
-Trapfinding
-Evasion
-Bardic knowledge +7

Equipment:
Claymore
Composite Longbow +2str (1d8/x3/110ft. 3lb. Piercing) 300gp
Arrows 20 (3lb.) 1gp
Masterwork Studded Leather Armor (+3 +5 15% 20lb.) 175gp.
Backpack 2lb. 2gp
Bedroll 5lb. 1sp
Winter Blanket 3lb. 5sp
Bucket 2lb. 5sp
Candle x5 -- 5cp
Canvas 10sq. yd. 10lb. 1gp
Map Case .5lb. 1gp
Chalk -- 1cp
Fishhook x5 -- 5sp
Flask 1lb. 3cp
Flint & Steel -- 1gp
Grappling Hook 4lb. 1gp
Ink 2oz. vial -- 16gp
Inkpen -- 1sp
Bullseye Lantern 3lb. 12gp
Clay Tankard 1lb. 2cp
Oil 3-pint flask 3lb. 3sp
Parchment x10 -- 2gp
Belt Pouch .5lb. 1gp
Trail Rations x4 4lb. 2gp
Silk Rope 50ft. 5lb. 10gp
Sack .5lb. 1sp
Soap 1lb. 5sp
Shovel 8lb. 2gp
Torch x2 2lb. 2cp
Waterskin 4lb. 1gp
Whetstone 1lb. 2cp
Harp 3lb. 5gp
Thieves' Tools 1lb. 30gp
Celtic Outfit -- --
565.75gp
24.25gp

Money:
Platinum:
Gold: 590
Silver:
Copper:

Spells
0:3 - 1:2
0Detect Magic, Light, Mage Hand, Mending, Open/Close, Resistance
1Comprehend Language, Cure Light Wounds, Expeditious Retreat


AND AGAIN a big thanks in your interest.
 

ThorneMD

First Post
Here are a few requests that I would like done.

Haldir
Male Half-Orc Druid
Leather Armor
+1 Scimitar
Large Wooden Shield
Necklace of animal teeth
Wounds regenerating (like if you cast regenerate moderate woiunds)

Araos
Elven Sorcerer/Psychic Warrior
Flowing Red robes
Long Flowing Black Hair
Crystal longsword with a jeweled hilt
Dark green cloak
(if visible)Deep blue pants

Rudic Noson
Human Paladin
Follower of Torm
Scalemail
Heavy Flail on his Right side
Glaive on his Back
Whip tied above his belt
Whip Dagger on his Left Side
Holy Symbol
Gauntlets
Sholder Length greasy black hair
Goatee

Araust
Male Human Fighter
6'7''
Mercenary/Bounty Hunter
Sythe with some kind of Runes on it
Flowing Worn Cloak
Angry Look on face
Scar across Left Eye
Spiked Blonde Hair
Whip(optional)
The Sword that is in the below pic on his back, needed
Hitman Style Gloves
 

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Chain Lightning

First Post
Hey all, I'll try to put up something new soon. I'm currently working on Bozidar's character with that Corellon Larethian holy sword. BTW, how'd this human get a holy sword from the god of elves? :) Wouldn't mind hearing the synopsis of that story. Heh heh. Is he a fighter? Paladin?





Kai Lord said:
Chain Lightning:

Do you have a webpage or a gallery of work?
Actually I used to, but not at the moment. Some other artist friends and I have a collective studio webpage, but its currently being redone. I'll be putting up my recent work there. I'll post a link when the site is done. Or putting a link to it in my profile. :)
 

Bozidar

First Post
1st -- Thank you sooo much for trying this out :) It's hugely appreciated, and i'm very greatful for the effort, no matter the result.

2nd --
BTW, how'd this human get a holy sword from the god of elves?
Well, he didn't get one from him.. but he does worship him. His father, a widower, married an elven barrister that was staying in their town for some time. Shortly after the marriage, his father was slain (think old west, the cowboys lured him into a trap and killed him). His step-mother, while he was still a young boy, took him back to her ancestral home and he was raised among elves. He felt a strong bond with the teachings of corellon, even though he is not of that race, and he felt the calling..

The sword is a +3 Holy long sword.. he had it comissioned, and decorated with markings and such to honor his god.
 


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