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Cleric by BenWootten Cleric by BenWootten
This is a cover image for an as of yet not announced series of books Goodman Games plan to begin releasing later this year. Joseph Goodman was kind enough to let me get the images up on my page now, so a huge thanks to him.
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Dungeon-Diver Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Great job!

lol. A mug like that would sure sober up a concussion quick! :P
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
real quick
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Dungeon-Diver Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
:D
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Morgalahan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aye, that be a dwaarf right enough, he be stern, and fierce and ready to turn some skeletal undead arse :giggle: I can't help it, any dwarven cleric will forever remind me of Durkon. This is spectacularly amazing however, and I agree, dwarves will never be classically good looking, so if you exaggerate the asymmetry and make them hairy and weathered, you have a dwarf! Your ability to detail and paint armor awes me in the classical sense.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks again, I like dwarves, I actually think this guy could have done a bit more roughness to his features, bigger nose ( slightly) and tougher skin, but make be he has had a soft life until now. His chance to get tough and do the job.
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Morgalahan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eh? He's not tough already? 0_o Wow, then that's one weathered looking non tough dwarf. Maybe he was a farmer or a sailor up until now or something, anything to explain him looking like he could chew nails and not be tough enough :giggle:
You could always save the ideas for the next dwarf picture you paint. Practice painting that essence of dwarf :D
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Soft for a dwarf, you know chewing rocks, black smithing with your bare hands, that kind of soft.
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Morgalahan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah yes, now I know what you mean. Able to bite off a piece of metal bar and spit nails soft :giggle:
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Aerozopher Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
maybe more contrast at the background.. looks little bit flat

and his head too.. i think it's becauser there are no yellowbrown reflections on the left edge of the helmet

know what i mean?
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The BG is largely hidden under text and graphics so I left it very flat so any shapes showing didn't distract from the face.
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Aerozopher Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
hmm.. k
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fantasypanther Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Excellent expression on his face.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Stern, and grumpy....dwarven you mean?
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:iconfantasypanther:
fantasypanther Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Precisely!
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Maponiak Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Ok, one thing I love about this..... Ben Wooten owns all fantasy artists, it's official.

Also, your ability to create dwarves is absurd, that is the hardest race for me to draw, not sure why. Kudos....again. :D
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I think the trick with dwarves is to accept they will never be good loooking in the classical sense.
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Maponiak Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Hahaha, that is awesome and full of win. What I meant is the facial structure and body size/anatomy exaggerations. But I'll keep that in mind, the uglier thing. lol
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Big nose, hairy and grumpy....job done:)
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Maponiak Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Sounds easy, but why not? You make it look easy too. ;)


I find myself curious man, I wonder if you would be open to mentoring me a bit? Maybe help me with the areas I lack. I've never had time or chance to get any formal education toward art, but my passion out weighs my ability. I'd love to have someone of your caliber aid me in becoming a fine artist like you.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Dude I am flattered, I would love to say yes but time just doesn't allow it at the moment. I am happy to answer some questions but I will slow in answering at times. This is a point case in point.

My best quick advice, is observation is everything, good reference is irreplacible, and practice and enjoy what you do. I really can't rant enough about looking, you just can't build up a knowledge and understanding of form without looking at it.
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Maponiak Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
Understood, until then I shall stalk your work and try my best to be like you. :)

<3
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I am happy to answer questions and stuff:)
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MythArcana Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Oh wow! A dwarven cleric?! Interesting combo there and I suppose anything is possible in the fantasy world! Amazing details and great realization of this character and class and the armor is so awesome! I love it, too! :D
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers, I think thier dour mood suits an ernest goodie two shoes cleric.
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X-A-N-A Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Hey, it's `GH-MoNGo :iconimhappyplz:

Nice job on the little engravings on the helmet :D They look nice
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Huge thanks
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X-A-N-A Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Yup :iconohjoyplz:
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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SALVUKY Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
fantastic!! i like the face expression
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Harsh but fair...
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