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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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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
finished! :w00t: :dummy:
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bodacious!
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
sweet! i'll make a go of it. :)
anything i should know about colors?
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nope, the field is wide open.
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
cool!
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galacticdragon Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Beautiful detail and design. I wonder if i could ask if he could stop by and cut some very tough weeds in our yard? Perhaps that might not be such a good idea.....Predators aren't exactly known for their jolly sense of humor.:D
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL - You can always *ask*... And we find that it's the hunters that are such sticks in the mud. The Predator scholars and the law enforcement folks still remember how to laugh. ;-)
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almaticani Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I wonder where did you find the concept sketches from LOTR. Tho I have to admit that this is a very interesting mix of all three. Looks very mighty.
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!

When the LOTR movies came out, there also was a book for each one that showed the concept sketches and color tests, arms and armor, settings, and creatures. This is the specific book that I used ---> [link] There is one for each movie, and also a fourth book that was published later that contained some artwork that they did not include in the first three books.
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almaticani Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Most welcome.^^

I wish I could get my hands on that books!!
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XenoPredDragon Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cannot get over it on how you draw his toes. :O ... the toes with epic talons. :meow:
Love your progression! :w00t:
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL LOL - I'm glad I am not the only one who likes Predator toes...
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XenoPredDragon Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They has awesomes toes. :meow: *plays with toes*
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Duzloo Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Wow, amazing! I really like it :la:
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Duzloo Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
You're welcome :D
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Predator755 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
I love the big blade! Looks a lot like a kukri. Awesome!
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Got it in one. I love the blade shape - so good for throwing and slicing. :D
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Predator755 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Very awesome! :D
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triadenforcer Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
what's next?.....

you gonna give him a cape and bat ears?

or a yautja energy reactor in his chest and paint his armour yellow and red?
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LMAO - NO, I probably won't go quite that far. DC Comics already did a thing like that several years ago (where all the Predators copied the superheroes' costumes and abilities). It was SILLY. I'm going for something more like Grand and Ostentatious. :D
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Ozkumeti Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Great job! :D
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :-)
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iytj Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
great work!
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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iytj Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
u r welcome!
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KrewL-RaiN Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Must. has. epic. battle!
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yus! It might be a while, but there will be epic butt-kicking galore.
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