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Predator: Paladin lineart by rachaelm5 Predator: Paladin lineart by rachaelm5
Companion study to the Linguafoeda acheronsis draconis piece. Yes, I said "study". My mad plans for an epic battle between the Paladin and the Dragon call for an extensively detailed set of half-plate-and-chainmail armor for the Predator, so I had to draw it out (in a really awkward pose...) in order to see how it would all fit together, and whether or not our intrepid warrior would be able to move beneath all that metal.

My points of reference for this armor style come from the Lord of the Rings movies - Sauron with a dash of Elendil, mostly from the concept sketches rather than the movie itself.



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jaejoong92 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
ok...question...so for your colored version...did u just draw the outline(this picture) and like print it out to use as the base of your color version? like used it as a "coloring sheet"..if u get what i'm asking?! lol...i'm just curious how u color your art...:XD:
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used this very same drawing - no print out, just the original. I painted it with watercolor. When the watercolor was all dry, I used colored pencils over the top of it.
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noodleorama Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
great stuff
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. It's definitely one of the more elaborate armor designs I've attempted. :D
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JadeThePredator Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THE ARMOR!! OMG, IT LOOKS SO COOL!! O.o

Just... wow. I love all the details and how everything has like.. its own... THING. Omg, words fail me. How long did this take? O.o
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That armor was truly a pain in the butt to design, but it turned out very satisfactorily. I probably won't change much of the design for the final artwork.

It didn't take as long as all that - working with the Lord of the Rings resources in front of me, I'm able to input-into-eyes-and-brain/output-to-hand pretty quickly. Maybe two or three hours for the initial drawing, then a couple-three hours for inking.
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Bender18 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are You kidding with those details?
This is one of the most awesome pieces I ever sav.
I mean it is just WOW.
It is one of this works you are staring at for hours.
You have enormous talent^^
I mean this about all of Your works, not only this one :)
Great stuff
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohhhh, nononono, I do not kid about details. Details are the lifeblood of most of my current drawing. :D

Thanks very much for your kind compliments.
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
sweet!! can i color this? ;)
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please do! I'd love to see what you come up with, and I'll link you up and plug for you when your color job is all done. :D
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