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Liam Aep Muir Moss by Merlkir Liam Aep Muir Moss by Merlkir
A character concept piece I've done for a portfolio I intend to send to CD Projekt RED. (the company that made The Witcher 1 and 2 computer games)

He's Liam Aep Muir Moss, a noble officer from Nilfgaard.

"Another promising officer, colonel Liam Aep Muir Moss from the Deithwen division, was thumbing through his pocket book of poetry."

(that's the only description we ever get of him in the Witcher books. It's from an army briefing before the battle of Brenna)

Painted in ArtRage as always.

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I knew Nilfgaard needs to be black, but I also added a lot of gold and dark "royal" colours, to show his noble status. He's wearing a brigantine (I didn't go for real heavy plate armour), plate legs and "splints" on his arms. The tag on his shoulder says "DEI" - "Deithwen". His sword is based on cinquedea, a late medieval sword worn by Italian nobles who wanted to be seen as akin to their ancient Roman ancestors.
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RichardMcSundy Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student Photographer
An incredible piece, I would have liked a plate armour better and his hair being more curly (since most nilfgaardians resemble turkish or similar morphology). Really loving the detail You had into researching the choice of the sword and I feel really bad for not knowing about the story behind it since I'm italian (at least for now).
Bravissimo.
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Thylacinee Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Incredible... That details are amazing!
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Leondrian Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
You have been taking GIANT leaps forward in your art. Most impressed and very glad for your progress.
/Robert
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Merlkir Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Oh my gosh, outstanding detail!!
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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pictishscout Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Great concept. One of your best.
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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michalivan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Velmi dobre, aj design aj technika. Len tak dalej, stale sa zlepsujes
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Díky, díky! :)
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hitomicz Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Parádní! :) opravdu skvělá práce! Můžeme očekávat ještě nějaké další character concepty z prostředí Zaklínače?
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Postavy ani moc ne, chci spíš dotáhnout ještě aspoň lokaci až dvě, nějaké vybavení a potvoru. Uvidíme.
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Dustdown Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic character! Love the amount of details put into his clothing. This image will inspire me to try similar things.
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
That looks fantastic! I love both Witcher games and I wish you the best of luck with your submission to CDprojekt. :)
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Conak Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
That is amazing :o
I especially like the fur on the brim of the cape
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Ecthelion-2 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Super koncept. Vypadá ještě líp, než jak jsem si ho na Kocandě představoval, když jsi ho popisoval.

Jediná poznámka, nemá koule proklatě nízko (respektive pás)? Nějak si neumím předsatvit že by se mu tam vešly stehenní kosti (i když u toho brnění je to dost tricky). Jsem si říkal že, jestli jsi to, ješte neposlal tak by se ti ten comment hodil.
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Koule ve skutečnosti nejdou vidět, ty kalhoty jsou dost volné, nařasené a poskládané. :)
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Ecthelion-2 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Ok, to chápu, ale pozice koulí, mě až tak nezajímá, šlo mi o to, že má příliš nízko pás. Načrtni si přes to femury, a zjistíš, že jsou buď příliš krátké, nebo není místo na pánev.

Ono to tak trošku vypadá že ten celý kyris by chtěl přirazit trovchu výše k ramenům, ale nevermind, nechme tachání, koncept je to moc pěkný.
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Pořád nechápu. Pas má tam, kde má opasek. (lehce nad ním) Není to kyrys, který by měl končit u pasu, je to brigantina. Boky (pánev) by měly být cca v půli výšky postavy a to sedí taky.
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tinzart Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012   Digital Artist
I think you stand a great chance with this one Jan. :nod:
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ScottPurdy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Exceptional.. good luck with the submission Jan. I really really would love to own a video game that you worked on :)
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weremoon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Artist
Wow, really great job! All the details and his face expression - awesome.
Good luck with your portfolio.:)
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Calamitous-J Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is rockin', the renaissance elements are really well done - despite the fantasy overtones it doesn't break from historical design. Well-researched.

The sword is a nice touch, too, most would have defaulted to an epee or rapier or something, this gives him something a bit more unique to work with.
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CheapCakes Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
I like his design! The feathers bordering the cape are drawn very nicely. I can definitely see him as a royal. Good work!
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