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ravine- process shot for lynn's winter armor by nebezial ravine- process shot for lynn's winter armor by nebezial
just a process shot as i am preparing materials for issue 3 of ravine... as issue 2 is nearing completion, and publication announcement just around the corner

anyhow, in issue 3 some of the characters will upgrade their gear.. since...winter is coming....what? it comes in ravine too XD

its just regular length


aanyways, armor itself used to belong to an arenian general who fell in the battle for wade, and is among the massive arenian spoils of war obtained during the liberation war of wade.


arenian armors are known for the high quality tellas and are famed for their capability to retain warmth . technique of channels that arenians use is a well kept secret and hasnt been reproduces sucessfully not even by the smiths like argal brennand

now for the technical side of this, its made in zbrush , and rendered there too. topology is basically non existent since the whole thing was extruded from my basic human mesh, i dont bother myself with topology as this is merely a model for transpose purposes. face itself is a placeholder only as the final feces in the comic will be drawn... i gave up on 3d faces long ago as the expressiveness is....wonky. in my hands atleast XD. anyhow in ravine imma be using 3d for dragons, some armors and props, which should make my job easier in the long run given the scope of some of the later battles... shudder
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Kin2Naruto Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Oh there is a reason why 3d expressions tend to turn out...."wonky".  A real human face has a ton of muscles in it at all kinds of crazy angles.  Any attempt at realism must rig ALL the muscles correctly or the human eyeball will pick up on every tiny mistake.  This is the reason why the closest attempts to bridge the Uncanny Valley have NOT been hand animated.  Also the reason why 3d animated moves still use the classic "cartoon formula" pioneered by Disney.  Realistic humans aren't impossible to render.... just impossible to animate.

So unless you manage to invent that cutting edge technique the big studios are desperately researching.... go right ahead and plan on hand-drawing faces.  And don't feel bad about your wonky faces.  The spectrum of results for realism goes from stiff -> wonky -> unsettling.  Just proves you are better then average with the stuff.
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
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BjoernSiebolds Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014   Digital Artist
Awesome details!!
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Elucidator Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Super sexy design. Very nice work!
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daliborgaric Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Great combination of 2d and 3d !!!  :)
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MerkavaIV Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
I love your art (you are watched). 

A technical note about plate armor though. Depending on what the harness was made for (mounted or ground combat) the lames would be arrayed so they limited edged weapon's ability to slide between them. For mounted combat that meant that the lower lame overlapped the one above it, because most attacks came from soldiers on the ground, or horse mounted troops moving toward them. For ground troops (Ie Most soldiers) the armor was set up so the upper lame's overlapped the ones below them, because most attacks came from above. This rule normally only applies to armor on the legs. I only mention it here because of how the Lames are set up here.

The armor she's wearing, for example, is for mounted combat, with lower lames layered over the one's above them.
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Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Very cool.  Do you have a link to your publication?  I'd like to see it.
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Woden-Byers Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That armor seems to have held over many battles, very well modeled, I stumbled onto ravine, and pardon the pun, fell right into it. Towards the hips and thighs, though I am sure you noticed it too, the texture is a little flat. Also, beware poleaxes, pikes, and stabbing movements as they can tear threw the scales like nothing was there, if they have enough weight. But that can be said for anyone, lets not hope your only defense is the armor you're wearing.
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Bigblockletters Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Magnificent detailing! Is there someone who could make this costume? So beautiful and life like!
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Yusef1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
The armour...well, I could make. It is fairly straightforward actually, looks a bit like some of the armours in the Ephesis Museum in Vienna. But the surface decoration. Hmmm... Well, it would take awhile. Lots of acid etching, repousee and chasing.
I shall put my mind to figuring out how to sit down in such a corset of scales...I have some ideas. They would probably be on horizontal overlapping lames of, say, leather, with the bottom reveal scaled to look like...well...like this. When you sit down, they would all slide under each other; stand up, and they fall back into place, to look like your pic.
May I say that the beautiful feathered Grande Guarde is a stunning idea.
The steel feathered collar...should work.

The general armour, not counting the decoration or underlying scale coat, is very similar to one that I am building now. But mine does not have such a cool breastplate. Its rather plain and straightforward, but useful when a lance smashes into my client's belly. (He is a Ren Faire knight)
Thanks a huge amount for posting your clever designs and iconic use of chain mail, star scale, and scales. It gives me inspiration to progress my craft to something more than just a job of work.

Bill armour maker
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Bigblockletters Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Went to see your great work Bill! I agree with you on Nebezial's design on breastplate too. I look forward in seeing all your work in the future.
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magia3e Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
I'm continually amazed every time I look at this in my favourites.

Have you ever thought of making the 3D armour object like this available through Renderosity or some other forum? I know I would certainly purchase it.
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KastaaaR Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy sh*t this is just amazing just like the rest of your artwork
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hattonslayden Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
absolutely stunning, i must ask, what matcap do you use for the armor to get that very nice hammered metal look?
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Evastia Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Am I stupid? Why can't I find anything on Ravine on the internet?
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Viinushka Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I really want that armor now.
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Angelsp Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kind of reminds me of guild wars 1
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nebezial Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
everything you see will remind you of something, thats life for ya :)
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Angelsp Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
true true lol, I wasnt callin hax or nuthin honest lol, just saying the armor reminds me of the warrior armor...I played WAY too much of that game when it came out...and yeah Im the sucker who always buys the collectors edition if they promise me an art book lol
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nebezial Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
no worries, but its the best answer i can usually give, ultimately everything can be linked to something else, its rule 1 of artwork :)
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:iconangelsp:
Angelsp Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well its kinda hard to be completely, 100% original in your designs lol things you see stick in your head and show up later for use
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xangreigor Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
This would be so awesome in Skyrim!
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OsvaldoSRN Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's vey good how you give attention not only to put a lot of details, but to have a good general shape for the silhouette as well.
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SlizenDize Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Hmm, this armor would look amazing in a computer game such as Skyrim ;)
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nebezial Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
yeeeaaahhh.. alas that wont be hapenning as i plan to extensively use it from issue 3 of ravine , onward :)
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Raseckefa Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Incredible! When I grow up I want to be like you...
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dynsen Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Gorgeous. I actually like the placeholder face, it is so striking next to the armor.
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IVbenjamin Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow very nice details!
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quargon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012   Digital Artist
the design is just stunning, i love it!!
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Eduardevils Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
spectacular!!! The face look different to typical 3D on Zbrush, is really special this character, look more a illustration textures, but is 3D, that is very attractive the texture of face is very nice. Congratulations!!!!

:3
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loglog5 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i can't believe my eyes, a woman who is actually wearing PROTECTIVE armour instead of just metal lingerie

this is AMAZING
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AlishmcMalish Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought the exact same thing.
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loglog5 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i know right :D
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JJwinters Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha! That's exactly how I feel when I look at 99% of female characters out there in their "protective armor". This is great work. I wish more artists would portray what females in combat situations would wear a lot more accurately.
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loglog5 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
see, that's why I like runescape because the men look like realistic men, not mr. universe, and the women look like average women instead of having boobs the size of watermelons and a waist the size of a broom handle, and the armour is pretty realistic with little difference between female and male :D I try to draw women in real armour but I'm not that great at drawing armour
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SannaKore Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: As always, your armor is gorgeous! :omg: :faint:
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GoblinCrusher94 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
DAT DETAIL :o
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astroboy777 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
love this forerver..
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Trip-Like-I-Do Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist
oh wow.. th gear is unbelievable
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BAN---KAI Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
jbt tito ,, zasto ovakih armora nema u igrama xD
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KillerZom Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Dude, you should make some textures for skyrim mods, that would be beyond awesome.
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Szymanowsky7Husky Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
COOOOOOLLLLLLLL XD
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always a pleasure seeing a female warrior who's not actually running around in just a piece of string :D , grand work this :thumbsup:
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Pitsuca Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Hey! Hey listen!.... You are Awesome! XD
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leugimmartinez Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
you are incredible, you draw 1000 deviations in 1 day
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Guillefashion Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
no no non no no
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orabich Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great work!

:gallery: [link]
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What I like best is that the armor nt only looks fantastic and beautiful but also looks functional.
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Balkito-Starstist Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow I just would even play the game u r modding for just to make a toon wear this! ur amamzing!
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AmericanWheerdo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
How do you do it? The lighting I mean??
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