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Bartley, Villain Progress by django-red Bartley, Villain Progress by django-red
Progress update number 3 on a piece I've been working on for a bit now.

"He's the main villain from my recently completed D&D Eberron campaign, Lucius Bartley.
For now, suffice to say he is a human artificer of some power, and is a masterful manipulator, a cunning foe, and a deadly opponent. Essentially the Moriarty of Eberron."

This guy just bloody REFUSES to be done. Everytime i think i'm nearing the end, i decide to change things up a bit. Cape folds, magic, lighting, you name it. Well, i think i've finally got him in a position i like, so here he'll STAy until he's finished. I have a few other projects to work on for a bit, so personal projects like this one have to go on the back burner from time to time.

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I would prefer comments to favs, or ideally some wonderfuly horrible conglomeration of the two. >;)

(c) G. A. Bennetto
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Crossgravekeeper Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
The design of this character is absolutely jaw-dropping. He has an almost sassy "Hail to the King" attitude and the intimidating presence of lightning pouring from his hand certainly helps convey that.
ilextm Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
LOVE IT! Would you care if I used these pictures (Bartley, Sabata, Qualmior, and VonRuthvek) in my campaign?
Archaga Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
This is exactly what I'm looking for. I'll be debuting as DM soon and my mini-campaign involves a series of progressive challenges and needed a bad-ass character to act as the game-master. He'll be a demigod of sorts; creating mini-dimensional pockets, summoning stuff/creatures, reality manipulation, and creating custom game rules and scenarios outside the D&D rulebook. Something to make the game a bit different than what my group is used to.
Jesserios Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Amazing work. I wish I could draw half as good as this. ou are amazingly talented.
Renbour Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my, he looks like a fun character to play (as the DM, of course)

Would you be so kind to answer, how'd the players handle this dude? Was it easy, or only the toughest warrior was left alive? Because I really like the design of this villain :D
django-red Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
He killed 3 player characters, 2 through subterfuge and manipulation, and 1 in outright combat, though mortally wounded the other and left him alive as a mind game to the players. Unfortunately the game fell apart when some of the players moved away, so we never got to conclude the dueling. ^_^
Raiu1994 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
I wouldn't mind participating in the game if you moved it online.

I would be happy to betray the party for this guy. He just oozes power.
InnocentBystander19 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Became inspiration for a villain in my current campaign, a powerful drow named Magnus. The white coat is his signature, and makes him stand out so perfectly. Wonderful character.
SilverDragon90 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love his outfit! He's so cool looking and the pose is nice as well. The shading is just out there. You did an amazing job on this.
Mourdryu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
f*king brilliant
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