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This is really quick drawing of one of my favorite characters from my gaming group. I didn’t spend as much time as I’d like to on it, but this was a “just for fun” drawing, a little more than a sketch. I wanted to do something new for the character challenge, rather than just post one of my older pieces. Still not quite happy with some of the costuming, but I rarely am, lol.

Renna grew up daughter of a blacksmith and learned the family trade before taking up the sword. Big and burly with long red hair she usually wears in braids, I’d conceived of her as a Valkyrie-type heavy fighter with a lot of mounted combat skills. During the course of her adventures, she became a member of the Grey Wolf clan, multiclassing as a fighter-barbarian. As a result, she doesn’t fight from horseback as much any more but she still takes personal responsibility for the party’s horses. All of her gear reflects the way she’s usually armed, with her extra weapons carried by her warhorse, Ernie.

Ink drawing on vellum-surface bristol paper, 9×12 inches. Copyright 2010 Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith is an illustrator and graphic designer who loves to draw.

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  • Sturstein
    Stursteinover 4 years ago

    Holy crap! You’re a gaming geek! Cool, me too :) And I always feel compelled to draw my characters (usually end up drawing half the other party members’ characters for them as well).
    I’d love to see this in colour, even if it’s just really basic – lots of blue-greys to offset that beautiful red hair :D
    Be honest though, you only gave her a horse because you wanted to draw it, right? ;)

  • LOL… gamer solidarity, awesome!

    I started colors but ran out of time and didn’t want to post cruddy colors… I’ll be revisiting once I clear a couple other things off my to-do list. :)

    – Stephanie Smith

  • KazM
    KazMover 4 years ago

    Lovely Linework
    Detailed Drawing Done well

  • thanks Kaz!

    – Stephanie Smith

  • Edzie
    Edzieover 4 years ago

    Awesome! Lets see more of your characters!

  • There are a few more lurking in my sketchbooks… I have to see if they’ll come out to play :)

    – Stephanie Smith

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