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Samurai by aditya777

As a speedpaint I think this is an excellent example; shape, mood, tone and colour are all well represented. My only concerns are in te...

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Daniel Scholes
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Hi, my name's Daniel Scholes and I'm a UK based BAFTA nominated (no really - awards.bafta.org/award/2012/ga… ) games artist and designer currently working freelance. If you'd like me to do some work for you, get in touch via my website.

All the best.
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2014-11-28 - Star Wars VII Sith Saber by Pencil-X-Paper
2014-11-28 - Star Wars VII Sith Saber
I absolutely cannot abide the new Lightsaber that the Sith wields in the new Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens trailer (1). I took a stab at making a Lightsaber that serves the same function but wouldn't lose functionality.

-----RANT ABOUT THE LIGHTSABER IN THE TRAILER-----

Not only does having the cross guard blades jutting out increase the likelihood of stabbing/cutting yourself with a weapon that requires no actual pressure to wound (2) but you can actually cut through the hilt material anyway (3) meaning that directing a blade to where those joints are, which is where you're meant to catch a blade, means you'd be actively directing your opponent's Lightsaber through your own and directly through your hand.

Inb4 "If Luke had one he'd still have a hand hurr durr". No. Luke's hand was cut off /beneath/ the wrist (4). And it'd still go through the crossguard anyway for the reasons mentioned above.

Useless addition to the weapon to try and make it cool. The positives added (possible strikes with the cross guard) are completely outweighed by the negative, especially when you consider that Lightsaber fighting, including the binds, is made specifically to knock your opponent's blade away so you can strike. When they bind, the reason they don't just slide their blade down and cut someone's hand off is because the opponent can do the same, the blades don't require strength to cut.

BONUS ROUND: Why Darth Maul's double-bladed saber is also not particularly fantastic (tl;dr - doesn't give as much reach as a polearm, doesn't give you as much swing as a sword, the chances of you cutting yourself with the weapon increase dramatically) (5)

1 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOVFv…
2 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdXxAB…
3 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHqdES…
4 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmmYvV…
5 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPXOOK…
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2014-11-19 - Practical Sword WiP by Pencil-X-Paper
2014-11-19 - Practical Sword WiP
Currently working on a more practical, realistic sword design whilst still keeping it 'fantasy'. Something that conforms to historical proportions but retains some of that fancy design look. Bottom is fire-gilded steel, not gold (useless material for weaponry).

I'm currently freelancing and open for work. If you'd like to see my portfolio, check it here - danielscholes.weebly.com/

If you want to contact me for work, go through my professional email here - danscholes.work@gmail.com
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2014-11-24 - Grimble by Pencil-X-Paper
2014-11-24 - Grimble
Portrait sketch of a friend for their birthday.

I'm currently freelancing and open for work. If you'd like to see my portfolio, check it here - danielscholes.weebly.com/

If you want to contact me for work, go through my professional email here - danscholes.work@gmail.com
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It's been two years to the day since I've written a journal entry, in that time I've made over 250 pieces of personal artwork as well as starting and finishing a full time gig as an artist and designer for 18 months.

Recently I returned to freelancing, so if anyone wants some work then I'm your man. My professional portfolio can be found here - danielscholes.weebly.com/

I am also looking for full time employment as a more stable alternative to freelancing, if you want me to be a part of your team then I'm happy for you to get in touch.

All the best.
  • Listening to: EDM and acoustic
  • Reading: Austin Kleon's 'Steal Like an Artist'
  • Watching: Fargo (TV Series)
  • Playing: XCOM Enemy Within
  • Eating: A controlled diet
  • Drinking: Coke Zero

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Porecomesis Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Happy birthday!
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Pencil-X-Paper Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers dude
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XuHuang Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Can I ask you to create a specific emblem for my clan in a certain game? Good artist is a great value for our clan because we are looking for one.
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Pencil-X-Paper Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You could indeed, although I'm only working paid commissions right now.
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Porecomesis Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Happy birthday, mate.
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Pencil-X-Paper Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers buddy
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faustus70 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Artist
thanks for the watch ;)
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Pencil-X-Paper Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No problem buddy.
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013   Writer
thanks for the :+fav: on things that go bump in the night
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Pencil-X-Paper Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No problem buddy.
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