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A commission for :icondreamspirit: , her original character Richard, an undead paladin. Check out her gallery--she's got some great stuff!
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:iconjasherbr2:
jasherbr2 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
EPIC ARMOR!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmurderousautomaton:
MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! :XD: I can't take all the credit--I spring-boarded from the character creator's concepts: dreamspirit.deviantart.com/art…
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:iconrirwin42:
rirwin42 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Holy crap, that looks nice. :D
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:iconmurderousautomaton:
MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Ha, ha--thanks! :D
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:icondaisydaisypodbay:
Daisydaisypodbay Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
He looks great!
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:iconmurderousautomaton:
MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Thank you! ^__^
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:icondaisydaisypodbay:
Daisydaisypodbay Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Welcome! :)
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:iconmurderousautomaton:
MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
^__^
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:icongasparnolasco:
GasparNolasco Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011   Digital Artist
Love it dude. You laid the concept perfectly for what I can see.
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:iconmurderousautomaton:
MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Sweet! Thanks, man! ^__^
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
*LIKE!* *LIKE!* *LIKE!* *LIKE!* *LIKE!*

I seriously can't thank you enough for how awesome this turned out! I am STILL at a loss for words in properly expressing my heartfelt thanks for how very much I adore this. You were SO wonderful to work with too!

And for everyone else: For the love of all things: COMMISSION THIS MAN! You will NOT be disappointed!
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:iconmurderousautomaton:
MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Ha, ha! Thanks so much for the endorsement! ^__^ I'm so thrilled that you like your piece so much! That's why I do what I do. :D And don't forget that they key to making a cool piece of art starts with a cool concept, which came from you! Richard is a cool subject, for sure. :la: Thanks again!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
The character thing definitely helps, especially, I've found, when you give a creative artist the freedom to have a bit of fun with the concept rather than becoming rigidly confining. :) I'm just so glad you had a good time with him: it REALLY shows in the final product! So thank YOU! ^_^

BTW: I will totally be further pimping you in my Facebook ( [link] ) later this week. :)
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:iconmurderousautomaton:
MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
I definitely agree! Especially in my case--I love putting a bit of my own style/tastes into someone else's design! It's so much fun. :D Thanks again! ^__^

Oh, awesome! Thanks for spreading the word! :D I'll have to add you on the ol' Facebook!
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hear hear! :) And you are most welcome! I hope to see you over there and I continue to look forward to your future updates as well!
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:iconmurderousautomaton:
MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Great! Thank you! I'll be adding much more stuff in the coming months, especially with my "Revival" storyline (the 80s toy character one). :la: And I'll add you on Facebook--I don't get on there much, but I'll be sure to add you when I do! ^__^
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
That's fantastic to hear! It's always wonderful to see such unique characters such as yours. :)

I just wanted to drop in to give you a heads up that I gave you a shout out over on my page today: [link]

:)
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:iconmurderousautomaton:
MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Howdy! ^__^

Wow, I'm so sorry I missed this comment, but thank you very much! :D I'm way too behind with my dA stuff. I actually found comments from two years ago in my stack. I suck! :XD:

Anyhoo, hope you've been well! :D
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:icontreyos:
Treyos Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
And every time he uses his holy powers he scares the hell out of himself? ;) Looks pretty wicked... I'm trying to imagine him walking into a church and praying.
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
*laughs* It would probably have to be a an abandoned church. ;) It's definitely fantastic writing for a character that is a few steps away from the "norm" in such things.
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:icontreyos:
Treyos Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I think the hardest part for me would be deciding to write his story seriously or go a more comedic route. ;)
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Haha! Well the actual writing tends to edge towards a more serious tone, but it's not uncommon for me to write or draw random silliness now and then for some of my readers/editors to get that out of my system (and to crack them up). ;)
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:icontreyos:
Treyos Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Well, sometimes a bit of silliness helps break things up when it's all being too serious; helps give the important scenes more impact. Plus it's just fun. :D
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Totally true! That was actually one of the really important things I learned in some of my screenwriting and critical studies classes in college: that having a contrast between emotions can actually make the situations expressed more potent to the viewer, and it gives people a nice "break." Ie: Having a movie that is built up with 100% tension and angst will often make the film feel long and drawn out and two-dimensional, and not as "rich" as if a variety of situations and emotions were displayed and built off of each other.

And as you said it much more succinctly than my ramble: having "lighter" moments inter-played therein allows more more impact often times in the "heavier" scenes.

And well, it is definitely fun. ;) I think the better part of writing is learning how to properly torture your characters just to the point of breaking, and then finding a way to push them further and grow and evolve them even further.
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:icontreyos:
Treyos Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It's a lesson I learned from Shakespeare. ;) And, yeah, the best part of writing is putting your characters through hell and knowing that they'd smack you if they could. :D
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:iconmurderousautomaton:
MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Ha, ha! Awkwaaaard! :XD:
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Scarlethawks Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Woah....
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:iconmurderousautomaton:
MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
^__^
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:iconjohnnysugar:
johnnysugar Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this one. Reminds me of the skeleton warrior episode of the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon.
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:iconmurderousautomaton:
MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Thanks! I never watched that show, unfortunately--I should look that episode up! My interest is piqued. :D
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:iconaskaniblue:
askaniblue Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Filmographer
That armor looks heavy for someone without any ligaments.
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:iconmurderousautomaton:
MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
That's for sure! But don't underestimate skeleton power. :XD:
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:iconaskaniblue:
askaniblue Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Animated skeletons always confuse me. In game they're good killing, but when I think too much about them I get a headache. I get that they're held up by magic, but why magically animate a skeleton? A pile of metal bars would be stronger and far easier to obtain. It's very impractical.
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:iconmurderousautomaton:
MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Yeah, I know what you mean! I've always thought that, too. But I guess you have to take it like you would a zombie or ghost--more of a "reanimated spirit/corpse" type of thing? Less about just bringing something to life and more about something that used to be alive rising again? I guess it makes more sense that way, but not much. :D
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KoniraThax Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice. Love the armor.
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:iconmurderousautomaton:
MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Thanks! Dreamspirit gave me a lot of freedom to go nuts with the armor, so I just had fun with it! :D
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:iconkonirathax:
KoniraThax Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, man. I'd love to get a commissioner like that!
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:iconmurderousautomaton:
MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Totally! That's when I have the most fun--putting my own creative spin on another character! :la:
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