Ok. Thanks in advance, Redrobes.
Ok. Thanks in advance, Redrobes.
Ok I have this thread now:
I think we need some WIP tags. If you can put a
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in front of all the images you want to collect up in the posts then we can filter out the sig images and the banter talk stuff not relevant to your art. If you need some examples, again most of the challenge entries all have them with Latest WIP type tags.
The problem is that you have added most of your images as links and the sig images are the same type of linked format so I cant tell the difference.
Is there any way that you can link back to the original post as well? We're missing out on all that descriptive goodness. I tried clicking the number above the thumb, but that doesn't appear to be doing the trick.
I added a "### PIC ###" just prior to every character illustration link in this thread.
Thanks 12rounds, ill mod my script to look for the tag and rerun it again and hope we should get a better selection.
@IG: If you click the image then it links to the original big version - like the challenge entries, if you click on the title then it links to the page of the thread it appeared in. I cant go to the post because I scan the whole page as a set of text and its not tracking the individual posts within the thread so I can go to the resolution of a URL. Actually as I am typing this I can think of something to try but it might not work - but generally its the URL.
Ok, check out the link now - it looks much better :D and I sorted out the link to the post as well which was a little tricky but got there in the end. Maybe you would like to edit this link into post 1 of this thread at the top. Its a manual job to refresh the images for the page so it will get done now and again maybe a few times per year or so.
Gotta say looking at them all like that, of all the work done at the guild this is some of the most impressive work here. Its awesome.
EDIT -- Added the location and names to some of them. If you can add the names in the existing current format to the earlier ones then I could grab those as well.
Looks very nice! Thanks a lot. I'll edit the name, race and location details for the earlier portraits as time permits.
Name: Malik Al'Wathar
Once a simple guardsman for the city of Calishem, Malik has quickly risen through the rank and file to first an honorary guard for the Calishem family and recently to a special unit called The Desert Shadows. The unit comprises of 30 distinguished warriors of proven Calishem descendance and they can only be commanded by members of the Calishem family. The Desert Shadows are a sort of honorary guard unit but their fields of responsibilities entail much more than simple guard duty. Most Desert Shadows are permanently attached to provide security to certain members of the Calishem family - with or without their knowledge. Malik has not been associated with any particular family member yet. Instead his main responsibility for now is organising protection and safety for the Calishem treasures around the country. He has free access to most treasure chambers all over the land and he has the authority to order and command local captains to give warriors for any tasks he dare ask.
Malik is a person of thoughful calmness. He never loses his marbles and has the patience of a lion. These attributes were the ones that awarded him the attention he has gotten from the royal family. He is in good terms with pretty much everyone he has ever known and apparently has no enemies at all - living enemies, that is. Malik has become friends with a few of the members of the Calishem family including one of the princesses, Khalida Calishem, with whom he has been on many missions under her command. Malik has great respect for Khalida and most obviously is also quite fond of her. It's uncertain whether Khalida has noticed this affection or whether she has similar feelings. In Calishem, there are no strict codes of behavior to follow regarding socialising between members of different social backgrounds.
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Name: Evan Chiesa
Location: Tavor, Voran or Raedis; Akron
Evan Chiesa is a brother to one deceased Maria Chiesa - the former wife of Baron Dunden LaFleur of Raedis. Dunden murdered his wife Maria by pushing her off of a balcony at LaFleur Mansion. The act was preceded by intense quarreling, shouting and yelling mostly originating from the Baron. The murderous act changed Evan's life forever. He swore he'd devote his life to serving justice to Baron LaFleur (the murderer himself), to LaFleur family (who let the whole tragedy unfold and who covered up afterwards) and to the city state of Raedis (whose officials and rulers didn't have enough moral balls to serve any kind of punishment to Dunden).
Evan has transformed from a furniture carpenter to a full-fledged and versatile combatant who is now a leader in an underground and rather small resistance group. The group see Raedis' officials as corrupted and immoral and their goal is to get rid of both the influential power blocks that actively shape the city-state's decisionmaking and also to replace Raedis' leaders and their most devout supporters. The existence of Evan's group has by no means escaped the radar of Raedis' informants and spies and Evan Chiesa is currently carrying a price on his head - a hefty one too - that has forced Evan to become more careful and less trusting of strangers.
Now Evan has started harrassing Raedis' official business. He ambushes merchant convoys. He interferes with the duties of city officials and has interrupted the city-state's tax collection and census collection groups on several occasions. The wealth he gains by robbery he distributes to impoverished families around Tavor and Voran. Evan and his group now mostly live out in the woods or in remote farmhouses and barns of sympathisers to their cause.
A fiery passion fuels Evan, but his group has close ties to a few persons of Aldamar's persuasion. Those who follow Aldamar do not condone Evan's radical approach per se. Aldamar's followers are extending their helping hand to Evan by trying to initiate negotiations with Lord Roberto Romano in order to both avoid escalation of the conflict and to generate a punishment for Dunden LaFleur. Lord Romano has not been interested and in fact doesn't think Evan Chiesa and his miniscule group of ingrates presents any real threat to Raedis. So no discussions and negotiations have taken place and the fact that Evan is not taken seriously has only further infuriated him.
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Nice pose! Impressive as always :)