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Paladin by AphexTal Paladin by AphexTal
Some old work.

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blackphenoix23 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
love the detail awesome
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AphexTal Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!
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mrknifey Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
repost?
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AphexTal Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I just updated the description with my web page and Facebook
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mrknifey Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
:)
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Wild00Mike Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
10/10 reminds me of Matt from two best freinds
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AphexTal Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
haha i must send it to him, cheers!
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thatpomguy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So amazing!!!! Reminds me of dwarven amour in the elder scrolls series :)
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AphexTal Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers thanks man,  i am a huge fan of Elder scrolls :)
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SteIIo Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is some really amazing and detailed art! Very well done!
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JoryRFerrell Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional Artist
How much would you charge for an image like this?
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AphexTal Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Around 120 bucks.Note me and i can give you a tailored price, it depends on detail and if it needs background etc
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Natrill Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Has an elder scrolls feel, awesome!
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AphexTal Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers thanks !
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Natrill Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Np!
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Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
what's a paladin?
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AtisutoPuniek Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
A warrior who fights in the name of his God to protect His commandments and fights for his God's ideals. For example in RPG, a paladin can fight for Sigmar (Warhammer FRP) who hates undead, so he will wonder and kill all undead he meets. 
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Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
i know i just wanted to joke about that ,,what's a paladin thung''
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CapnNOMN Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013

Hi. You're amazing! If you could take a quick second to answer this, you would honestly change my life: What do I physically need to do during practice, each day, to eventually be able to create something like this?


Can you please break down exactly what one extremely motivated beginner student would need to do, each & every day when he or she sits down to practice, in order to create these incredible photorealistic 2d digital drawing/paintings from my imagination?


I've been trying some stuff, but I still suck!! 


Can you please make me, like, a list?!!!! So I can then go out and explore those topics? Or at least tell me what I need to physically be doing with my practice time? 


Thank you for trying to help!

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PlanetKhaos Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
If you don't mind me hijacking your question. I see in your portfolio, CapnNOMN, that you have a good eye for drawing what you see. So give your self some credit....it takes dedication to be at your skill level. And from what I see, it looks like you are going down a method of tonal illustration. If thats the case, take a look at this guy's youtube channel :


The answer to "what can I do" is a huge question, with a simple answer: You have to put in the time to teach your brain the skills needed to produce art at a pro level. You literally have to allow your brain the time to build the neurons it needs. There is a saying that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to truly master something. In essence that's about right - 5+ years to be a pro. So all these amazing artists you see online....you can pretty much guarantee they have been at it at least 5 years, every single day. Don't be afraid to be obsessed...you have to be.

In an over simplified answer, I would say there are 3 things you should focus on to improve your skills. Gesture, Form, Rendering. Master them in that order. Without good gestures, your forms won't work as well as they should, and with out good forms no matter what your style of rendering, it will always look "not quite right".

 Good luck on your journey and let nothing stop you.

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CapnNOMN Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Hi thank you so much for your reply! Do you have any tips on what I need to be doing to improve my drawing? That piece took me almost 18 hours, lol. 
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PlanetKhaos Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are at a higher skill level then I am so I can't give you any specific tips other than keep doing what you are doing. In regards to a loose speed painting or conceptual style, take a look at FZD Channel on YouTube. There are over 60 lessons, all free. You might find it interesting. It's a fantastic site.

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CapnNOMN Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Thank you, and no, I got lucky, I'm a complete beginner. You're definitely better. 
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OrphansRequiem Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
If you don't mind some additional advice. I'm a self taught traditional artist, noticed your work is also traditional, which is great, builds a strong foundation for any form of art, be it painting, digital, or sculpting. Some methods I have used over the last 3 years, while I'm still mastering my skills and have plenty to improve on, I suggest picking up the book "Classic Human Anatomy" by Valerie L. Winslow. It was made to help improve your gesture and form drawing. In addition, collect a huge bank of reference photos, from real life, to other artists, re-draw them, and try to recreate there work with your own techniques. and just keep working at that, eventually, everything you drew will become natural when designing your own original work. I went from drawing characters crappier then a cartoon, to making life like character designs. as Khaos said, its all about time and allowing your skills to evolve with each new piece of work. 

examples of reference photos, I would pull up fur pelts, belts, different metals, and hair styles, skin color, and just go to town in my sketch book. It can be a long, but very rewarding process. everyone is capable of becoming a great artist, just have to keep hard at work at it, and all ways challenge yourself, even if it comes out horrible, its better to stretch past your boundaries then to stay in a comfortable zone where you restrict your abilities to learn further.

hope any of what I said can be of help to you on your road of becoming a better artist :) 
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CapnNOMN Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Thanks so much.
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xmenwolverinex Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013   Interface Designer
i was wondering do you allow your art to be used i am making a board game and i was trying to find free art like yours for character sheets and the box. It would be great to have you permission to use. the game will be sold but most likely in small numbers if Any at all.  
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BowBowa Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Looks like a dark paladin! i wouldn't trust him haha
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Nargonill Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013

Splendid work! When I envision a random wandering Paladin or Knight in general, I think almost all of the veteran ones look similar to this. Love the cloak and hood, the armor and all its trim, the bloody details on the cloth and part of the cape hem, and especially the swords' crossguard! Faved, saved, and on my mind.

"Swift blades, strong hearts, my friends." ~Jandiana Bladeheart, Paladin and Captain of the Order of Kresh.

=P

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AphexTal Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers thank you for the kind words, glad you like ! :)
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ZeroKnightmareX Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
wow amazing
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AphexTal Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers thank you!
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Eckko Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome work, Love the detail!
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AphexTal Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!
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Eva-Dragon-Goddess Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now there's a badass when I see one.
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AphexTal Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers thanks!
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Eva-Dragon-Goddess Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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PWNPROD Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
That armor is really cool. He sorta reminds me of a cleric with a longsword!
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AphexTal Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers thanks!
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kholdstare0013 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
very well done artist.
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AphexTal Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
cheers thank you
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VicenzoDeBernado Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
It looks like Assassin.
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AphexTal Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers Man
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VicenzoDeBernado Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
:)
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meylersmemoirs Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Assassin's Gemmell. Good stuff, nice palette.
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AphexTal Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanking you!
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