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Author:  nightstorm [ Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:42 pm ]
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Ok so I'm going try to post them here. I'm very bad with photobucket and sites like this. As for the art, these are photoshops of pics mostly from the net, though some are of my derived from my own pics. These are not for sale, and are mostly a exercise. With that out of the way, The first batch is of Three "Kings" that rule a Large City State together. Largely unknown to the outside world , The Three; Masdela, Gallen and D'arcon work hard to keep the outside world at bay from thier Utopia


D'arcon (Chaotic Neutral Human(?) Sorcerer/Wizard

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Gallen (Neutral Good half elf Bard)
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Masdela (lawful neutral human knight )
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Author:  Breakdaddy [ Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:46 pm ]
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fixed it for you. just edit your post to see how to properly format an img code.

Author:  nightstorm [ Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:47 pm ]
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opps sorry I didnt know you were doing that. Could you please do it again???

Author:  nightstorm [ Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:09 pm ]
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I'll try again with another one. This time Tosk, the Demilich ruler. This one is my from start to finished. The skull was a plastic halloween toy.
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Author:  nightstorm [ Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:17 pm ]
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Hecate, Goddess of Crossroads and Magic

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Author:  nightstorm [ Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:21 pm ]
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Azazel (Son of Iuz) Sorcerer/Monk
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Author:  nightstorm [ Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:38 pm ]
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Morning Glory - Summer Court Nymph

Author:  Go0gleplex [ Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:50 pm ]
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That last one is definitely NSFW or KID friendly....

Author:  nightstorm [ Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:54 pm ]
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Go0gleplex wrote:
That last one is definitely NSFW or KID friendly....


I take afront to that . My work (not photoshop) has shown in Art Museums and gallerys.
Not kid friendly? this is something you could see at an museum.

Author:  nightstorm [ Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:57 pm ]
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Anyway, moving along, This last one is Alton Syn a neutral evil (mostly human) necromancer. His only goal is to find King Tosk and steal the secret of lichdom from him.

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Author:  Go0gleplex [ Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:24 pm ]
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Take afront all you like. My comment is geared towards the fact that there are children that come here and their parents would not take kindly to their being exposed to nude art. While there is nothing wrong with it artistically, this is the wrong forum to be displaying it in.

Author:  nightstorm [ Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:12 am ]
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Black Agnes -Cannibal Witch Female Green Hag

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Author:  gideon_thorne [ Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:20 am ]
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I should note, as long as its in good taste, there's nothing particularly wrong with posting nude art. A simple warning, and perhaps just leaving it as a link is a sensible limitation

This is the artists alley. Its entirely appropriate to post art here.

Author:  Go0gleplex [ Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:38 am ]
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gideon_thorne wrote:
I should note, as long as its in good taste, there's nothing particularly wrong with posting nude art. A simple warning, and perhaps just leaving it as a link is a sensible limitation


That's pretty much how they handle it over at TMP with the nude mini's. Then it goes back to the parents keeping tabs on their kids themselves.

Author:  nightstorm [ Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:43 pm ]
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So, having said all that, This link is to a picture of a topless woman. If you are uneducated and cannot deal with art, please do not go to this link :P
http://www.flickr.com/photos/princeofcincinnati/5385625964/

Author:  nightstorm [ Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:04 am ]
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Iuz the Old
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Author:  Sir Osis of Liver [ Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:15 am ]
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nightstorm wrote:
If you are uneducated and cannot deal with art, please do not go to this link :P

While I can appreciate the artistic value of this sort of thing, I really don't think this kind of BS is necessary. His point was completely valid, as is yours that it's art, and we should be mature enough to be able to deal with it.

That being said, however, I generally wouldn't be all that worried about my kid lurking about on these forums. The folks who've been here since before I joined them have all been really good about providing sage advice that is appropriate for anybody. We as adults can understand art for what it is. Kids, especially in this day and age...well, in many cases, I'd question that.

I've got minis that I've painted that, while being generally artistic (given what limited artistic skills I possess), aren't things that I would post on these forums. I might post them on a more secure setting, but not someplace like this. It's not our forum...it's Steve's and the rest of the Troll Lords. I would hate to do something that would jeopardize their ability to keep the forums up for the rest of us.

Author:  nightstorm [ Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:53 am ]
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Hey! I put a smiley face on it. Everyone knows it's ok if a smiley face is on it. :P
For me(not to get off subject) it really hit home because I was in Cincinnati Ohio as an art student when we had the Mapplethorpe Trial. A very sad day for freedom and art I tell you. Not to speak ill of them, but I was the ONLY student that went down to the protests and not one word from the instructors about it. After all that was "gay art" and some of the subjects were.... black. Of course all worked out for the best. The star "art expert witness" saying it had no artistic value was an elderly woman that painted scenery for the Captian Kangaroo show. I kid you not. Ask me sometimes about my cincinnati stories. I have a million of them.

Author:  Breakdaddy [ Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:12 am ]
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Gentlemen, I believe all the points about the artistic controversy we've discussed have been made and that further discourse along those lines would be problematic. Let's keep this discussion on topic hereafter please.

Author:  nightstorm [ Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:05 am ]
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Sir Timmins- Knight Protector of the Great Kingdom
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Author:  Joe [ Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:11 am ]
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nightstorm wrote:
So, having said all that, This link is to a picture of a topless woman. http://www.flickr.com/photos/princeofcincinnati/5385625964/


Seems tame compared to the original succubus in AD&D Monster Manual or ANY of the content in many of our kids games today.

I like to frequent this forum as opposed to others because of the friendly and respectful banter as opposed to those other sites?

So tell me...what sort of media are you using?

Author:  nightstorm [ Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:17 pm ]
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Joe wrote:
nightstorm wrote:
So, having said all that, This link is to a picture of a topless woman. http://www.flickr.com/photos/princeofcincinnati/5385625964/


Seems tame compared to the original succubus in AD&D Monster Manual or ANY of the content in many of our kids games today.

I like to frequent this forum as opposed to others because of the friendly and respectful banter as opposed to those other sites?

So tell me...what sort of media are you using?


It's photoshop cs3
Features I like to use are Lens flare, watercolor, posterize, Hue , satuation. I also like to directly manipulate it by "hand" using the brush and stamp features take for instance this piece here:
In this case I took a pic of a plastic halloween skull I found at the trolley station sitting on a garbage can.
From that pic I converted it to black and white. I then blacken the eye sockets and used the lens flare feature in the eyes. the light shed by lens flare is cast on the skull and using hue and saturate I came to the color. I finished with the posterization feature.
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Author:  nightstorm [ Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:50 pm ]
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Graz'zt - Prince of Darkness
God Symbol: Black six fingered hand
Graz'zt only recently acended (decended?) into godhood when he killed and took the divine energy of Zodal, god of Mercy.

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Author:  nightstorm [ Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:41 pm ]
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KERWYN THE BLUE -Consort to Queen Mab

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Author:  nightstorm [ Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:05 pm ]
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QUEEN MAB- Fairie Queen
Mab acts as if she is unaware of the things that goes on around her.
It's a rue ofcourse, for she keeps tabs on those within her circle. Take for instance the plot between her consort Kerwyn Blue and the nymph Morning Glory to un throne her. She not only became aware of it the moment it hatched, but has follow the betrayal every step.

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Author:  nightstorm [ Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:25 pm ]
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IF they get through the second level next week (please dear Lord let them!) The players will find this pendent on a body they find. I cannot say WHOSE body they find it on (one of the players reads these posts)
The pendent is worth about 800 gps. It's gold and silver.

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Author:  LordSeurek [ Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:22 pm ]
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nightstorm wrote:
QUEEN MAB- Fairie Queen
Mab acts as if she is unaware of the things that goes on around her.
It's a rue ofcourse, for she keeps tabs on those within her circle. Take for instance the plot between her consort Kerwyn Blue and the nymph Morning Glory to un throne her. She not only became aware of it the moment it hatched, but has follow the betrayal every step.



I really like this one nightstorm. Well done! I have no issues with nude in art, but can appreciate peoples concerns with their kids. Mine is only 2 yrs old and any pic/avatar she sees she calls it a monster anyways :)

Then again, if people leave their kids unattended on the Internet, thats a parental choice (and not a smart one depending on the age). There are MANY sites with far worse that than your pics, even if they are called 'art'.

L.S.

Author:  nightstorm [ Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:16 pm ]
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Thanks L.S.
Castle Darkholme, a future adventuring site.

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Author:  nightstorm [ Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:53 pm ]
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Well, I've been busy lately. Not certain if all of these are new here, but they are one's that are in my head right now. Been playing the tiefling D'arcon in my sunday C&C game. But now I'm thinking of a new character. Not certain which if any of these will be the one.

Sir Byron Darkholme - human knight lawful good or Neutral good Noble/Knight. In my own campaign the Darkholme family is riddled with the supernatural and darkness. The baby dragon was given to him by an unknown source. It came in a wooden chest.

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The Mage Branson- in this version he's Neutral, and his love human.
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The Illusionist Branson. In this one Branson is a 1/2 elf illusionist (tieing in with the illusionary nature of fairie) and his love is a 1/2 orc bard!
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Malnor , the Fairie Prince I'm thinking Knight/Illusionist class and a half. pic from the Tudors tv show.
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Author:  nightstorm [ Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:26 pm ]
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