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Not Today

About the Artwork

Not Today is a study on painting plate armor. I wanted to make it look a bit worn, dented, and scratched, as well as create a style that was somewhat unique. I had fun combining the plate armor, the long-and-somewhat-scale mail plates on his torso, and chainmail.

You can see a bit of the battle that is raging behind him (and quite possibly in front of him, due to that earth that’s being thrown up), but I mostly wanted a solitary figure this time. The epic war scenes will come later, once I’m through with doing all these studies!

I’d love to hear your impressions of this guy in the comments. Is he a good knight or an evil or dark knight?

The title is inspired by the George R.R. Martin quote from A Game of Thrones: “What do we say to the Lord of Death?’ ‘Not today.”

… and also a little bit by Toy Story. 😀

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Not Today Closeups & Video

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Painted in Adobe Photoshop with a Wacom Cintiq tablet