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« on: 26 February 2011, 23:19:50 »

A Young Midlands Woodguide

This human male is doubtless a ranger or hunter, who knows the woods of central Santharia
 and their many moods, their game, their weather, their foods and herbs, their traps and
their promises.   The tufts of shir pelt that adorn his vest and short breeches may hint that
 he is more a hunter or trapper, and no ranger's pack is in evidence... but the recurve bow
 he carries is inlaid carefully with polished herne and black pearlfather, more elaborate than
the common huntsman's bow...


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« Reply #1 on: 27 February 2011, 06:31:07 »

Looks great!  Is this patterned from an specific entry here.  His face is feminine enough he could be an elf if you like.  No offense to all you male elves out there, but you like kinda feminine to us humans.  Alright alright maybe I just have a crush on male elves.  undecided

Besides the nice fall scenery I particularly like the clothes for this guy.  Very creative with the tufts of fir and all.  The only thing I would suggest is to tone down the shine on those shoes, my daughter asked if he was a tap dancer. :)

Oh and the grip on that beautiful bow could be tighter.  I wonder if there is room somewhere in the armoury for that bow. 

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« Reply #2 on: 28 February 2011, 04:00:12 »

I love this! But the shoe laces seem out of place to me... huh

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« Reply #3 on: 08 March 2011, 03:56:56 »

I see Judy is always full with inspiration, so here's another really cool pic :) The guy looks pretty cool (clothes, background, pose), but there are a few peculiar things here, both were already mentioned:

- The shoes for some reason really look a bit weird. The shine is too much, and the shoelaces don't seem to fit, especially not in the middle of the forest - looks a bit like our guy wears his Sunday shoes in the forest, and I don't even know if elves have such shoes, or stockings! Yeah, maybe the stockings also irritate me a bit as well. You, know with these short trousers he has something of a German lederhosen-guy... ;) I think it's really the part below the knees that bends the whole thing in this direction...

- Second, he looks a bit demotivated, at least the way he's holding that bow. Both hands look more or less the same, he's not really holding onto the bow, more standing with the bow put there, and somehow he seems to ask: Now what? Get the idea?

Other than that a lovely picture (though I don't know yet where we'll place him ultimately), so aura +1 at any rate! Would also love to have the bow separately (PSD file), I could then easily put it on a generic background for a bow entry or a Santhworld weapon.

Oh, and I hope you don't forget about finishing up some pics you started lately, and which just need a final touch - like the Roast Slyggs, or the Ice Tribes Warrior and his muts, would also love to get the Journey pic in if you can do some tree face adjustments, oh, and there's a suggestion I made in the Styles thread, etc. Just trying to make sure that we don't lose track of all those wonderful works!  thumbup

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