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Fisherman Warrior Concept by arvalis Fisherman Warrior Concept by arvalis
This was part of my homework for Clothed Figure drawing 1, which i got an A- minus on. We had to design a character and such, so i did this. I was looking through my monster hunter artbooks and since the new one is coming out today i was feeling very monster hunter inspired when i did this. I had never seen a fishing pole as a weapon before, so i thought i might give it a shot. He swings his pole like a sword and the line is used as a whip weapon, hence the thick black line. All drawn in pencil, tones added in photoshop.


Pencil: 2 hours
Photoshop CS3: 20 min
Fisherman Warrior©RJ Palmer
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:icononsokusonzukki:
OnsokuSonZukki Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Reminds me of Gon from Hunter X Hunter
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osha0soul Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
does the rod have a bladed edge 
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LTDragoonIII Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
YAY
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AlexandrasAirbrush Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional Artist
This warrior could take a mighty sturgeon!
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:iconeriyiko:
Eriyiko Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Teach me the ways...
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
The ways of what?
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:iconeriyiko:
Eriyiko Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the ways of realistic drawing

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:icondjp15:
DJP15 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
is how i feel when i finally catch one XDDD really REALLY nice work here!
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:iconasdfneingag:
asdfneingag Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
fisherman warrior concept? ...how about Gon? :DD
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:iconikarus-exe:
ikarus-exe Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As a fisherman I can tell you that a fishing pole would make a HORRIBLE weapon. On the other hand, this is an awesome concept regardless! Man, would I love to see this guy in action. I can also see the Monster Hunter inspiration here - great work! Definitely deserved an A.
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Chirosk1 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
In the world of monster hunter everything is designed to be over the top and overkill. so assuming that fishing pole its made of solid steal therefore could be used to bash in skulls =P
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ikarus-exe Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG that's so true... Didn't think about that! Does sound like the kind of thing they'd make a weapon in MonHun! I mean you can hit people with a hunting horn, so why not? lmao
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TheScribe2343 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Now this is how you sit around for three hours and tell racist jokes with your friends on a boat in the ocean like a badass.
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timtam4 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love the design of this one! As something on the side I was writing a story with a fisherman/warrior in mind as one protagonist and I think this is the inspiration and reference I was looking for! Once again great work :D
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SteamHead1880 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now thats cool!!
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photon-expression Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Nice picture. When I saw the title, it got me thinking of Kozure Okami, where a there was a samurai who wields a fishing pole in a similar manner as you've described.
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eclipse561 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
If you've never seen a pole as a weapon before, you should play castle crashers.
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:iconr62:
R62 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Awesome armour concept
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:icongavade:
GAVade Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009   Digital Artist
Kick ass, very Assassin's Creed mixed with a traditional knight in the armour design, the composition of the rod and fish help compliment this characters dynamics wonderfully.....

The monotone approach to the render only helps in its 'long lost' period setting.....

Very good....
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:iconlittletwigthatcould:
littletwigthatcould Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
just an A-??? what the heck?!?!?!
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:iconorangesbr:
OrangeSbr Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Student General Artist
Monster Hunter... For t3h WIN!
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Epitome-of-Foresight Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Hmm... maybe this is what those Monster Hunters do for a part-time job; you know, when funding runs a bit low... :D
Anyways, great job: love the detail!
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very awesome! but why is my name in the keywords XD
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Probably because i reuse keywords from past deviations, i grabbed some keywords from that dragon ref sheet i did, you musta been in there. Go where the people go right? XD
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD!! I didn't mean to harass you, i was just wondering haha. I DAsearched 'shinerai' last night and was like wait XD what!
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Veiis Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
amazing!

...It is time... TO SLAY SOME GOLDFISH!!!

:icongoodnarutoplz:
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Redmagesalyre Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Great and unique idea, I don't think I've ever seen a fisherman knight character. Maybe it's because of the usual sterotype of fishing. I think he looks pretty awesome, though I hope his armor is rust-proof, especially if he's trying ocean fishing or if he tries fly fishing in the water.
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:iconteddybearwithsexhair:
you could put on a little blade along the pole, maybe?
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:iconvmbui:
vmbui Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009   Digital Artist
That's such an original character design! Great work, man.
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:iconkrrackknut:
krrackknut Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
Interesting...
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:iconbroadshore:
Broadshore Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Fishing, it a battle out there. Normally you get the fish and normally that Fish gets you.* =P

Awesome piece RJ!
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Sabtastic Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nicely DONE. :+fav:
I love the fish, of all things, for some reason. lol It looks so happy to be caught be somebody dressed like such a bad-ass.

Only an A- though?! lol Your teacher's on crack. ;P
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:iconkiryami:
kiryami Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Epic!!
Fishing pole sword-whip = win.
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:iconyanareku:
YanareKu Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like all of the little details you added in!
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:iconmourdryu:
Mourdryu Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
wow damn....u got crazy mind....amazing concept...^^ good job...love it :D

n A- ....shud have got A+!
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Caerulas Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I think I tried this in Fable once. you can't kill bandits using the "fish" action D; nonetheless I love this picture. I love the FISH <3 haha very creative, deserves an A not an A- :P maybe since you said the pole is like a sword give it a little point at the top? it looks a little too blunt.
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JonosaurusRex Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
reminds me of that fishing anime wer all the professional fisher around the world try catchiing legendary fishes and get prizes like legendary hooks that catches like awesome fishes. aaah, good times xD theyv got like awesome az fishing rods lmao
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EnTaroRamon2 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
It's a very interesting concept, you could really get some juice out of characters with unusual weaponry :)
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats pretty fantastic! :D
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:iconninjerina:
Ninjerina Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Student General Artist
whoa this is sweet. probably the most interesting fishing picture i've ever seen. how's summer school going?
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:iconnithoan:
nithoan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
nice one !
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SpiffyMai Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Student General Artist
Huh. Interesting.
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:icondeathephoenix:
deathephoenix Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
I love the concept... A nice twist on the usual. Great work, dude!
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Rapthorn2ndForm Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
Reverse Urishma
YuYu Hakusho episode...70...somthing
he used a fishing pole as a weapon
it made a neat weapon, they could have done more w/ it though
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exuitirteiss Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ain't this different i like how you strive to try new things. The fishing pole as a weapon priceless.
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shidabeeda Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great concept! He can fight and not worry about going hungery :) the armor is very nice as well :thumbsup:
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Modernerd Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
lol dude like the idea i was thinking the same thing a while back about never seeing a fishingpole as a weapon, i guess you beat me at makin it a reality, but cools like the handle, and the fact it was done in 2 hours i give u props for man, ur gettin faster
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DasWiener Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009   Digital Artist
congratz on the A :D
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:iconskatora:
Skatora Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FISHY! Catch and release?
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:iconelemental-magus:
Elemental-Magus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats pretty much win. :D :D :D Fishing Hook of JUSTICE!
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