Fantasy Knight Illustration/Character Design

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I need an artist to realize my vision of a full-body fantasy knight complete with armor and weapons. This should be created in a relatively realistic art style, requiring detailed knowledge of the anatomy of plate armor. In terms of posture, I want the knight to have a relaxed pose, with no need for a detailed background or foreground; the pose can be creatively interpreted if needed, but keep in mind: This artwork is a character portrait, not a detailed fight scene.

Ideal Skills/Experience:

- Strong art and design skills with a focus on flexible realism, but a more intense focus on detailed work.

- Familiarity with armor designs, able to create accurate depictions of human anatomy required for the work.

- Experience creating full-body character illustrations.

- Fantastical Elements are needed, with a theme of lightning precent in the work.

Attached to this prompt (files) are examples that convey the core concepts and ideas that I wish to capture.

Inspiration - 0 holds the core concepts that need to be conveyed.

The armor set needs to have a Great Warhammer, a satchel/bandolier with scrolls within it, a set of javelins, lightning iconography, and a red cloak of some kind.

Inspiration - 0 holds all the core concepts, but the armor itself fits a wandering hedge knight, or knight errant; which does not fit the the character it is meant to represent. Inspiration - 1 is a more refined armor set, with aspects that appeal; such as the sash of red cloth, the almost eldritch and threatening armor design, but the helmet is impractical and too fantastical to fit within the setting imagined.

For fantastical elements, Inspiration - 2 is has the dramatic lightning effects that are desired. The stance of Inspiration - 2 is also acceptable, although a domineering, threatening, or dramatic pose is not necessarily needed.

Using these three pieces of artwork, it would be most gladdening if an artist could create a synthesis of the three into one homogenous whole.

Key Details:

- Iconography should not be egregiously flamboyant; keep to realistic representation referencing the subtle engraving and details captured by Inspiration - 0. Such things may include an extremely detail tabard, an embroidered cloak, an amulet associated with storms, lightning, or thunder, and so on.

- The quality of the artwork should be of great detail, rivaling the attached files.

- Fantastical elements should be present, limited to subtle sparks of lightning flashing off a weapon, or the flamboyant posture and pose represented within Inspiration - 2, but should not capture or swallow the scene; the focus is on the character, not their powers.

- The art style should be kept to 'realistic detail', and should not be 'cartoonish' or 'simplistic'. Reference attached files for further elaboration. The art style needs not be a one-to-one recreation of the attached files, and can be done in a unique art-style; so long relative realism is kept.

- Weapon designs should be kept realistic. Javelins should not look like jagged lightning bolts or shining rays of plasma. The warhammer should not be larger than the one within Inspiration - 0. The warhammer can be changed to a polehammer if desired. References of weapons, like the Bec de Corbin (Raven's Beak) or the Faucon Bec (Hawk's Beak) could be used as real-world examples for inspiration. Keeping to their exact design is not necessary, and a certain degree of 'fantasy weaponry' can be channeled; but so long as the weapon could be looked at and called somewhat practical, then it will be acceptable. Iconography can take the form of tassels, ribbons, or other attached objects and does not need to be engraved into the weapon itself.

Illustration Illustrator Visual Arts Arts & Crafts

Project ID: #38007611

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