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Taxation - Harsk Pays by Akeiron Taxation - Harsk Pays by Akeiron
Illustration for Ultimate Campaign - Pathfinder RPG.
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Good, solid, well-detailed work! I'd never visualized a dwarf paying taxes, which they must hate even more than humans do ;), but you've sold me on this guy immediately!

I love the unenthusiastic-but-resigned expression, the solidity of his body and stance, and the range of materials and textures in his clothes and gear, from the elegant tabard to the somewhat worn thong across his near pouch/sheath.

The only three crits I can imagine making are all minor, hmm, realism/consistency ones:

1. The cloak - In itself, the tattered thin cloak doesn't match the rest of his style at all, not only in quality/upkeep but in weight of fabric. That doesn't mean it's necessarily wrong; assuming he's travelled to get here, he might well have clothed himself in something that makes him look too poor to bother robbing. However, in that case I'd expect the ragged cloak to be longer/ larger and all-covering, because that figured tabard looks too rich and ornate otherwise.

2. The weight of gold - This one's complete trivia, since I don't have trouble with a dwarf being able to lift the weight and using a sack of tough enough material to hold it. However, any jewelry spilling out the top would be heavy enough to bend the loose material down at least to the drawstring.

3. His bound side-locks - Hair, like any compressible material, is drawn together tightly where it's tied and swells out more loosely in on either side of the binding. Any thong loose enough to just fit on top without compressing it more than this would slide off from its own weight. And if _that_ ain't trivia, I don't know what is. But it's the one thing that bugged me on first glance, while the cloak and sack required some thought.

Overall? Professional and then some; did I forget to mention I love this?

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Trenzun Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That poor dwarf! His time in the mines gone to waste by those tyrants!
Lord-Kothless Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Awww. He looks so sad.
lycaonbm Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cywolfe Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Hey there. This is really good. :)


Just a question,

Do you do commissions?

Akeiron Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thank you! I'm not taking commissions right now, sorry!
Cywolfe Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey no worries. Good work though. :)
roknese Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
poor harsky :C hes gonna need a hug after this.
Revolucci Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cool stuff
draks Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Dwarves hate to lose their gold!
Akeiron Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed, I tried to make him look sad as hell :P
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