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Kobold - New! Improved!... i think

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:06 am
by falrinth
Hey all!

I got up this morning feeling sick as a dog and utterly uninspired, but, with a day off work, I pulled out the ol' sketch pad and did a lil piccy I'm quite happy with! 2 hours from head to tail (literally.. that's just how I draw I guess). I want to put a big dog on the end of that leash he's holding, to offer perspective on his 3 1/2ft stature, but I'm not so good at animals and I'm scared of messin it up.
http://static.flickr.com/98/248184827_a74d798858_b.jpg

All comments/criticism welcome!

Kris

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:53 pm
by Inkpot
Great work, Kris! I like the non-monstrous approach you've taken by not making him look all mean and nasty, but just putting him in regular clothes, etc. For some reason, it just makes it more realistic to me. If I ever get around to writing a module, I know one guy I'll be begging to do the artwork.
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Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:02 pm
by Omote
Nice. Very well proportioned, humanlike. Even as a kobald, this picture seems very docile, kind, even. Again, very humanlike.

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Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:50 pm
by falrinth
The kobolds I'm tailoring for my campaign are going to be a player-race, and differentiate from the standard kobold a bit in appearance and temperament. I wanted to sketch a more 'everyday' portrait for this fella and it seems to have worked out ok! The clothes he's wearing I saw on a minstrel last weekend at a medieval fair!

Cheers for the support,

Kris

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:53 pm
by Rigon
Great pic, Kris. And welcome to the boards.

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Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:58 pm
by miller6
You definitely have artistic talent.
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Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:12 pm
by Treebore
I stole this one too! I saved it under your name so I will remmeber who did it.

I've loved kobolds ever since my 1/2 elf character was reincarnated into one and I tried to become the "Kobold King".

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:24 am
by Rhuvein
falrinth wrote:
The kobolds I'm tailoring for my campaign are going to be a player-race, and differentiate from the standard kobold a bit in appearance and temperament. I wanted to sketch a more 'everyday' portrait for this fella and it seems to have worked out ok! The clothes he's wearing I saw on a minstrel last weekend at a medieval fair!

Cheers for the support,

Kris

Very nice drawing, falrinth. Certainly more human (except for the head) than typical D&D kobolds.

Not sure if you're familiar with Gary Gygax's Lejendary Adventures, but he has a PC (avatar) kobold race. Very interesting character/race indeed. We have one in the LA online game that I'm in.

The picture in the LA PH has a more human looking face, but in a way, it's too human and not enough kobold, so I think your picture may strike a better balance.

Good luck with your campaign, and let us know how it goes!
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Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:23 am
by Treebore
I like the tail as well. Even if it does look like it is coming out of the thigh of its right leg.

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:47 am
by falrinth
I'd love to write in regards to how my campaign is going.. but without any players I think there might be a slight delay! No idea when I might actually get to run a game. But at least, when I do, I should be very, very prepared!

Hadn't really noticed the wrong 'depth-of-field' with the tail. I must be too close to the pic cos I'm still not really seeing it. I drew a little bit of the middle of his tail in between his knees and I suppose I'm just used to seeing it that way. Woops!

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:48 pm
by Combat_Kyle
Pretty nice. Not sure if I like the spade deal on the end of his tail. But The rest is nice!
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Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:09 pm
by Treebore
When you look at the tail between his legs it makes it look to me like it is going into the back of his right leg.