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Thief by BenWootten Thief 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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Cuileth Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist
The textures are amazing :O
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers, I had good ref:)
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WilliamFDrake Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
This is so awsome
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Huge thanks:)
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Mai-Love Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011   Artist
I love alll the effort that went into pose and details.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Huge thanks, I loved doing this piece.
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Ra-Shal Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
The detail on this work is amazing. I work with leather off and on, and the look of that is dead on.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I think working in the film industry made very aware of how things look anf feel so I am very conscious of it in my paintings:)
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Mathjac Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Hey. Awesome picture. I especially like the looks of the engravings on the leather. It looks totally realistic.
But I gotta say, that hood with the glyphs on it... kinda makes me think of the Thief games series. Any connection there? (Sorry, I had to ask.)
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Huge thanks for the big ups. The glyphs were in the brief for the cover, I haven't actually heard of the Theif gamrs series...but I guess there are only so many iconic thieves in the world;)
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DreddaBrutallac Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
I love to draw armor, but you're the best I saw...
Your technique is flawless, but I have a few remarks. First, her face doesnt look like she'd back stab. I know what you'd say- "rogues are masters of disguise" or "Trickery is best hidden behind innocence and beauty", but above all, rogues are mysterious ;) she really looks like she has no secrets, despite the finger on her smile.
Maybe, for example, if you'd rise one eye-brow a bit higher? ...or maybe close one eye?
Besides that, I think that her finger is too short, at least in compare with a mid. finger.. Oh,and there is one more thing. Something is wrong with her head/face...I cant tell for sure, but I think that the eye closer to us is, or too big, or too much separated from the other eye... or both :)
Almost all comments i read were quite positive and with good reason... a little critique wont harm :) Keep this coming, and inspiring.
Cheers, man :D
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
If you don't think she is sneaky looking, then you are about to be taken for a ride but the best, you don't win at poker but having an untrustworthy face ;)
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DreddaBrutallac Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Ha! True.
Its fruitless to discuss rogues face expressions. They always had to hide their intentions. A phlegmatic, as you said, pokerface is their tool, so u never know what to expect, is she/he a friend or a foe... bluff is what they do the best :)
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Quick-Step Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist
Awesome use of morose colours.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers:)
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liamslackofsurprise Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Holy crap, the leather looks so real. The gloves do too for that matter. The tiny tear in the hood, this is awesome.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers, this was a good fun piece.
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:iconheuren:
Heuren Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent, man!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Huge thanks
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Dungeon-Diver Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Sweet! I love the expression on her face! :D
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Not to be trusted:)
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Dungeon-Diver Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Id believe it!
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BlueNephelim Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I love the expression...
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful...but sneaky
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:iconthegr4yfox:
TheGr4yFox Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
I always liked stealth characters in RPG games so this image speaks to my inner nerd. :D
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, mine too, made this one easy to work on.
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mysticaldonkey1 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool, nice work on the embellishments on the leather!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks:)
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply stunning! :faint: Such eyes, love the contrast of their color with the black and dark color surrouding her!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks again, she does have a knowing look, in that she knows she will rob you blind.
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Morgalahan Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning! Superb! And....I want her armor! Good grief that looks cool....just awesome. This picture is just fan-bloody-tastic! I always struggle immensely when I have to design armor/clothing/general things that people wear...so this is something I just couldnt picture to draw, but it looks so realistic, and well, plausible. A lot of people seem to design armor that would be difficult to actually wear IRL, but this looks like she could get it on in the morning no problem. And the detail on the leather! Just...I seem to have run out of adjectives....
:jawdrop:
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The benefit of 10 years designing armour and costumes that somebody actually has to wear goes along way towards making her armor look credible. I am always painfully aware of how somebody would move and fight in armour. Thanks for taking the time to look that hard and comment, much appreciated.
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Shockbolt Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This character is clearly my fav out of the new series You posted. Stunning attention to details, realism and a style that You can't love.

Thieves/rogues and rangers/battlemages has always been my favourites when roleplaying or gaming, so I guess that is a major factor for the statements above :D

Do You draw the characters from imagination or do You also use photoreferences for their posés and facial expressions?
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dude, it was great to dp portrait pieces, but a bit unnerving, no where to hide, it's all in the face.

I had some good ref for structure and palette but hte expression was some I just played around with until I had something i liked, really soft movements to get the right wry smile and knowing look, subtle was the name of the game.
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fantasypanther Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This is definitely my favorite. Thieves/ rogues are so awesome!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers, I think she ie my fav also
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fantasypanther Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
w00t!
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
She seems like a mature woman, but still with some whimsey and quite beautiful. very nice piece.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, she is no novice that is for sure.
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MythArcana Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Wow! Absolutely drop dead gorgeous! it's all there in the mix; great expression, amazing outfit elements, superb colors and the leather work is phenomenal!! It doesn't get much better than this! :D
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
if only that were ture...always on the learning curve.
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:iconmytharcana:
MythArcana Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Yes, but for today...it won't get much better than this! Hahaha!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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gatorgraffix Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
This series is gorgeous! The detail is amazing.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers:)
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Nemonus Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
I like the little bit of wrinkle around her mouth. It makes her look more human, less perfect. Gorgeous painting!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like her wry smile, don't turn your back on her....
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SALVUKY Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
well done!!
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