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Malia the Swashbuckler by SirTiefling Malia the Swashbuckler by SirTiefling
Here's the prize for
who won my recent Free Art Lottery. She asked me to paint her D&D character, Malia the Half-Elf.

Malia is actually a bard, but she has apparently lost her lute somewhere and replaced it with a rapier. I really don't want to paint a lute. The lutes are terrifying.

Tools: Mouse, Paint Shop Pro 7
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CheeseburgerTom Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
I hope she's gotten a stint on a pirate ship under her belt.  She seems like the perfect fit for such a job.
SirTiefling Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Yeah, perhaps. Thanks for the watch. :)
DHBW Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
That earring must have hurt....
pocketserrant Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
She's Gorgeous!  Either Malia the bard OR the Rapier... 

Seriously though, great job!
SirTiefling Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Thank you. :)
Celestialhost Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice work
SirTiefling Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Thanks. :)
jackstestaccount Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
She looks like a doll.  Lots of detail, good proportions, but very unrealistic in the face and limbs.  No movement.

Her off-hand looks old and her other hand looks young.

The 'looks like a doll' thing is a common fantasy-art problem.  I'd try to beat it by doing non digital drawing of real life stuff.  Maybe try some charcoal.
SirTiefling Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Now that you mention it: the left hand needs to lose some years... My digicanvas is very big - 6000 x 9000 - so it becomes tough to keep the balance up. I focus more on some parts and details, then get tired and the other parts are left less focused and look different.

Real life stuff with charcoals? I certainly should try that again and I'd like to, but my hand just can't take those traditional tools anymore... it should lose some years too! Using the mouse is more gentle.
Gruuumsh Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Very nice drawing. I love her face, hair and outfit.
Anyway, I doubt that this is a rapier... should be thiner. Another point, if I may, she should not take her weapon that way... best way to loose it in a batte. We, fencing guys, take the grip between the thumb and the forefinger (the thumb oriented toward the point of the blade), and then we add the other fingers. That way we have a better grip. Consequently there should be a slightly higher distance between the hand and the sword guard. In short, the handles her sword like a hammer. ;)
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