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Malia the Swashbuckler by SirTiefling Malia the Swashbuckler by SirTiefling
Here's the prize for
:iconisidara:
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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:iconbazzkorg:
Bazzkorg Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Elf pirate niiiiiiiiice! I was a kitsune pirate once with eight pistols. 
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
Eight??
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:iconbazzkorg:
Bazzkorg Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
LOL yes, I used them to shoot my way out of a T-Rex.
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:iconcheeseburgertom:
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.
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Yeah, perhaps. Thanks for the watch. :)
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:icondhbw:
DHBW Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
That earring must have hurt....
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:iconpocketserrant:
pocketserrant Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
She's Gorgeous!  Either Malia the bard OR the Rapier... 

Seriously though, great job!
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Thank you. :)
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:iconcelestialhost:
Celestialhost Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice work
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Thanks. :)
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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.
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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.
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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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SirTiefling Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Thank you. :)

I'm just hoping that the hands look like, well, the hands in the end. Exotic grips and things like that are waaaaaaaaaaay above my level.
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Gruuumsh Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Are you sure ? Looking at your arts, I don't feel like it should be that difficult. Seriously, you look very good.
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SirTiefling Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
You really have nooo idea. Hands are terribly tough to do well. :)
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:iconsvalaw:
SvalaW Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The colours look really fantastic here. Great design.
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Thank you. :)
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:iconmadam-marla:
madam-marla Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013   Digital Artist
I love her outfit :) and haha lutes can be hard to draw, they look soooo weird :)
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Thank you. :)
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:iconwickedprince:
WickedPrince Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Very pretty. :)
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Thanks. That's what these half-elven swashbuckler babes tend to be. :)
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:iconelgorfo1:
Elgorfo1 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
I agree it is a vary nice piece, but why did Isidara call her a gypsy?
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:iconcinnamonalchemy:
CinnamonAlchemy Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I briefly explained from a society of wanderers, and referred in private to the fantasy stereotype to sum up the clothing style and create a quick visual to avoid writing paragraphs of description. I understand the reality of the word and intend no disrespect.
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SirTiefling Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Well, the character is described as a member of "gypsy like wanderers", but I don't know their real name...
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that looks awesome! Very well done! :D
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Thanks. :D
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:iconobsydianice:
ObsydianIce Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lutes are even more terrifying when you have to play them.

But really great job!
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Thanks. :)
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, she is gorgeous, dear:clap: I really love this misty background too!
She is ready for an epic adventure!
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SirTiefling Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Thank you. :)
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:icondameodessa:
DameOdessa Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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:icondevalvert:
deValvert Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
The Gypsy Queen of swords!
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Yeah. :)
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:iconmatch25:
Match25 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
lovely
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Thanks.
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:iconfantasylover100:
fantasylover100 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
she's hot
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Thanks. :)
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CinnamonAlchemy Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
THIS IS AMAZING. You just completely blew me away! This is perfect. No, really, like, amazingly perfect. I cannot express how much I LOVE THIS. You captured her personality beautifully, and her outfit is gorgeous. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I am just going to sit here and drool over this and hope you know how much you made my day.

THANK YOU!
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SirTiefling Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
By the way, I just made a small "skirt-darkening" fix. Very tiny, but I think the picture has a better balance now. :)
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SirTiefling Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
I'm very glad you like it. :D
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:iconjedimastereeth:
JediMasterEeth Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cute :D
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Thank you. :)
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:iconchiefjudge:
ChiefJudge Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Cute but dangerous. :)
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
They're the best. :)
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:iconchiefjudge:
ChiefJudge Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Indeed. :)
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783468734863 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
enigmatic smile with arms in his hand
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
yep. :)
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asaziel Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lovable, sexy and obviously dangerous.^^
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SirTiefling Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Dangerous, yes, at least when she's using the rapier and not the lute. :)
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