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Lucky Chaunce
In my continuing chronicle of our Dungeons & Dragons chronicle, may I present:  Professor Chauncible Charmichael Agnew Instax Rutherford Wilrix deWidgeus the Thrice Murdered - known to his friends as Lucky Chaunce.  He's my latest character - a replacement for my character Redorick (… ) and a Sun Elf from Faerûn (the Forgotten Realms setting).  The campaign has been running for about two and a half years now, and the other characters have reached level 10; so I gave my new character a back-story befitting a player character of such age - full of dead-ends and convolutions.  :XD:

Where most children are raised on fairy tales, Professor Chauncible Carmichael Agnew Instax Rutherford Wilrix deWidgeus the Thrice Murdered was raised on legends.  His favourite were the tales of the Lost Empire of Shunlu.  These tales were long thought to be works of fiction.  However, as a grown scholar, he became convinced that the city was real, and left the cloisters of learning to see them out, regardless of the nay-sayers.
Years passed and he found tantalizing clues, none of which were conclusive.  After snooping into the business of a thieves' guild who claimed descent from Shunluvian champions, he unravelled the secrets of Thieves' Cant, and was poisoned to death for his transgression.  He was reincarnated into his current gnomish form by a druidess ally - something he doesn't mind so much, as he was beginning to feel his years as a human.
His second death was at the hands of a succubus who was posing as a fellow scholar and Shunlu aficionado (telling him what he wanted to hear, really).  For many years, he bore the scar above his sternum, from where the seductress tried to steal his heart.
The third and most recent death was at the hands of an ancient green dragon.  After the great wyrm literally chewed him up and spat him out, it read his literary works, and was so impressed that it decided to bring him back using an ancient pit of reincarnation in the woodland it had claimed as its demesne.  In return, the ancient beast demanded periodic updates in his studies, and recommended that he seek out “cloud dragons” for more information on his studies.  Since that time, he wears the body of a sun elf - a state he is still growing accustomed to after almost a century of having short limbs, but is, on the whole, quite happy with.
Although his treasured collection of Shanlu artifacts were left with the dragon, Professor Dewidgeus remains confident that his belief will be vindicated, and he seeks further avenue for clues.  That said, he is not monomaniacal about his pursuit - and though he has dedicated his life to his scholastic interest, he enjoys a good tale, a good tussle, a glass of wine and friendly companionship just as well.
One of the most endearing (or annoying) things about Chauncible is the way he often seems to scrape through situations more by blind luck than skill or cunning.  Although he has died three times, he has blundered through hundreds of sticky situations, and always seems to come out the other side smiling.

Actually, he was a gnome when I started playing him, and known as "The Twice Murdered," but then a dragon happened before I had time to draw his gnomish self.  ^^;  I'm pretty happy with this result, though!

Finally, it just occurred to me:  he's the Swashbuckler class from D&D's Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, which makes him a literal rogue scholar.  Heh.

Other (current) members of Lucky Chaunce's party:… (having rejoined the group)… (Ghore Gutz only; really gotta do a solo pic of him, as he's the only original character to have remained the whole time...)… (also returned after a brief hiatus)… (who needs no parentheses)
and one other, who I really ought to get to drawing also.

Created in GIMP, using a Wacom Intuos Pro Large.
Creation Time:  18 hours.
Armour somewhat based on…
I don't think I used any brushes by… this time, but I'll give them props anyway; I use them just about everywhere else...



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Dear viewers,
Lately, I have found myself fortunate enough to be gaining a lot of attention in the dA community.  I'm not sure if it's because I've been posting more regularly (even when I haven't drawn anything, I've been trying to put up a photo every week or two) or what, but there have been a lot of people noticing my work, faving and making polite and helpful comments.
I find all of this immensely flattering!  As many of you know, it has been my policy so far to visit the gallery of anyone who faves my work, to check out their own submissions, and to offer a personal "thank you."  It's been my way of showing appreciation for the positive input.
Unfortunately, my personal time has been a bit short since 2014, when I took my current day job - and it has severely limited the amount of time I have for leisure.  This has caused me to scrutinize what I do with that time pretty intensively.  With regard to dA, I've noticed that I have been spending more time thanking people and replying to comments than I have on actual art.  As my Watcher base grows, and my work gets viewed more heavily, this trend only increases - and, on many evenings, this means that I don't get around to drawing at all.
I would like to reiterate that I dearly love the dA community, and those of you who watch or visit my gallery have been nothing but wonderful!  If I had all the time in the world (or even an extra four or five hours a week) I would happily go on as I always have, giving each of you the specific thanks that I feel in my heart.   Your critiques fuel my ambition, and your comments stoke the flames of creativity.  For that, I thank you all!
That said, I suspect that most of you would prefer more interesting (I hope) images from my gallery to a bunch of "thank yous" - especially as I try to avoid coming off as spammy, and limit myself to thanking each person a time or two before tapering off.   As such, I'll be focusing more on creation and output in the coming months, and seeing what happens.  I hope that you'll find the result acceptable.

With humble gratitude and continued ambition,
  • Listening to: Gorillaz - Saturnz Barz
  • Reading: Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master's Guide
  • Watching: Critical Role
  • Playing: Dungeons & Dragons, 5th Edition
  • Eating: Chilli cheese poutine
  • Drinking: Tropicana strawberry banana OJ


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Favourite cartoon character: Sawa from Kite or Vampire Hunter D
Personal Quote: "Groovy."



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UnbridledMuse Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Djake! :wave:
Thanks for much for the :+fav::+fav:! I appreciate it a lot! :happybounce:
Djake Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the great art!  ;)  Keep it coming!
wayleri Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the fave! It means a lot to me! Chili Anime Emoji (Snuggy hug) [V2]
Djake Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
All my Faves are earned.  Your pic was well done from a technical standpoint, and also did a great job of getting across the personalities of the characters and their interaction.  Keep being awesome!
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wayleri Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you sooo much for your words, they really means a lot! Hug emoticon 
Djake Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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OurTime6to9 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for faving! Spread More Love Emote - PLZ
Djake Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the lovely imagery!  I've seen your work here and there recently, and the pic I Faved has to be the best (IMHO) so far; spectacular use of ambient lighting and complimentary contours!
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