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"Merchant" by Keith Thompson

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This man is currently a very wealthy merchant in the southern trade city-states. Only recently has he come into power as an independent financial force. Originally married into a position as treasurer of the powerful Culnacci family, he was privy to many a goings on in the region. Made aware of the date planned for a riot and coup to overthrow the administration of a neighbouring city-state, he surreptitiously snuck off to the troubled area with the Culnacci seal. There he proceeded to use the family’s reputation to take out huge loans from the city’s major banks. He paid a fraction of this wealth to several cutthroats and promised more on the condition that they burn to the ground every bank specified amidst the chaos of the impending uprising. When the uprising came, all proceeded well, and the records of the loans were destroyed. He had his wife poisoned, invested his gains, had the rogues hanged when they returned for their pay, and now lives comfortably hopping from one riverfront property to the other with his twenty concubines. He dresses in the expensive, but worn clothes of a style that has become laughably out of date. His cane is actually a smooth bore matchlock musket. The barrel employs the Gerlich effect, which prevents the ball from falling out the end (as he always keeps it loaded after a Culnacci made an attempt on his life). Blue colerase pencil and Photoshop. Prints available here- http://www.keiththompsonart.com/pages/merchant.html

13 Jul 200545 Anonymous
Wow that's a great picture nice shading I realy like it I wish I could draw like that.
14 Jul 200545 Josh
I think your art is amazing, if i cud even draw half as good as this i cud make millions. YOUR ART RULES
14 Jul 2005:-) Zachariah Campbell
I'm loving the stories behind some of these folks... having that bit of detail and mood adds a lot to the already awesome pictures.
14 Jul 2005:-) Shannon Poehlman
I love his face. I don't know why. Its attractive to me though...Just how angular it is.

I love the clothing too. And the shoes! How is it you can make shoes pointed and not have them look stupid?
15 Jul 200545 Hekate
*sigh* For once, a picture that did not scare the crap outta me...
26 Feb 2006:-) Stephanie Celeste Chateau
I really like how fine your lines are. It reminds me of the concept art books for movies like LOTR and Star Wars. What kind of pen do you use or do you do your work on computer? You've fooled me into thinking these are traditional mediums if this is computer made artwork... usually I can tell the difference right away.. but I'm not so sure on this one.
26 Nov 200645 A guy from sweden
Just asking: Are you inspired by Heironymous Bosch?
(ok, not paticularly this pic. On the whole, I mean?).
All in all great work, and nice works on the homepage too 2
Keep up!
9 Apr 2008:-) Sherri L. White
So much detail !!! Amazing shadeing and (as I already said ) your attention to such deatail is mind boggling and , if it were me , would end up making my arm fall off !!! Wow !!!
30 Jul 200845 Trevor hill
Stunning art.
22 Oct 200845 Elk
just noticed most of your characters are in the same pose, feet are hard for me yet XD but still good work ^^
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 • Created by: :-) Keith Thompson
 • Copyright: ©Keith Thompson. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Character, Design, Merchant
 • Categories: Man, Men, Book Illustration
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Computer Program
 • Submitted: 2005-06-09 23:09:31
 • Views: 20966
 • Resolution: 392x788

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