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the haberdasher-martial artist by alaisiaga the haberdasher-martial artist by alaisiaga
for my other contest entry, the gear healer, click here! [link]

this is fedora. she is a haberdasher/martial artist.

the haberdasher/martial artist is an unique but quite deadly class combination. these secretive individuals are rigorously trained from birth, and their hands can kill a man in as many ways as they can make stylish headwear. all are born into the life, and by the time they can crawl, they can slay a full-grown man at ten paces using only a beanie. some specialize in the deadly use of bowlers, knit caps, berets, burnooses, or whatever head covering is available; however, the most feared are those skilled in the use of the top hat. one of the mysterious restrictions imposed by their order is that the haberdasher/martial artist must never use helms or chain caps, though hard leather coifs are not forbidden.

haberdasher/martial artists of less scruples than their fellows are readily employed as assassins at balls, galas, or other black-tie affairs. few people realize that the custom of removing one's hat indoors is not a matter of manners, but was actually started in an attempt to weed out these fashionable killers. of course, such a precaution could never foil a master of haberdashery and martial arts; soft felt hats and collapsible top hats are easily smuggled in, and still can be used with all the efficacy of their more traditional counterparts...


hahaha, i'm on so much cold medicine i can't see straight. :D

anyway, this was surprisingly fun to both draw and write. this is my first entry for the seventh sanctum "class act" contest: [link]

the idea is to use one of three generators and make a character based on one of the classes you get. i used the humorous fantasy class generator [link] , and hopefully i will have another entry done before the deadline. :) (i'm torn between the obsidian scholar and the mechalibrarian...)
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Jakesword Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
I see this and think "Oh look, a female Oddjob! =O"

So yeah, a job class for a Bond villain, lol xD
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alaisiaga Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
lol. i've never been a huge bond fan, so i actually never heard of oddjob before i was wikipedia-surfing about a week ago (from an article about kung lao, incidentally). when i did read about him, i immediately felt unoriginal, and was like, "well, at least it's not a bowler." ;P

but it's good to be able to class bond villains, ne? ;D
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Jakesword Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
indeed, the more unique villains though, like oddjob. the rest fit normal classes =(
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aylap Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008   General Artist
This is one of the coolest classes I have ever heard of. Mark my words, me and my friends will now make this an actual class in our role plays from now on. :3
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alaisiaga Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
hahaha, that's truly awesome. :D should be some interesting role plays, to say the least. ^^

and thank you so much, both for the comment and the fav! :3
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aylap Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008   General Artist
You're welcome! It definitely deserved it, especially with the awesome backstory to it xD

Lol oh, I think our role plays will get a lot more interesting with this addition :D
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alaisiaga Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
i had a little too much fun with the backstory.. :XD: but i'm glad my random blathering will be of use to someone. :D
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aylap Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008   General Artist
Lol I know what you mean. The backstory was awesome, though :D Me and my friend were cracking up reading it in class :D
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alaisiaga Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
excellent! my aim was accomplished. :D

when i was writing it, i found it amusing.. but i chalked it up to sleep deprivation. ^^; everything's funny when you haven't slept for two days.. ;D
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aylap Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008   General Artist
That is so true! Lol
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Boaal Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
Kung Loa from Mortal Kombat probably falls into this category....
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alaisiaga Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
you're completely right! i didn't even think of him when i saw the category, but now that you mention him... :)
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DragonScholar Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
Putting it up tonight.
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tuelumi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
so. much. win.

seriously, you're getting ridiculous at poses. i'm so ashamed >_<
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alaisiaga Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
thank you. :3

hahaha, it comes and goes. i should let you see the progression of it.. in the pencil sketch, her right leg is not connected to her body. i had to rotate it like five times to get it to look right, then move it around in the digital sketch, then finally digi-ink it when i got tired of doing so.

and let's not even get started on her right hand.. ^^;
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tuelumi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
hehehe, well it looks awesome. i guess there's always hangups somewhere, somehow, that nobody notices with any luck. gods know i've got my own issues with hands ^^;
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alaisiaga Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
i've only met one person who said they enjoy drawing hands. even then, i had to re-read it, because i was so incredulous.

hands are kindof ridiculous. :XD:
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tuelumi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
they really are.

i think, for the sake of drawing ease, humans should be made with tentacles instead.
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alaisiaga Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
or flippers. they'd be much easier.
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:icontuelumi:
tuelumi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
oooh flippers would be nice and easy.

although not quite as expressive, i think, as tentacles. just think of all the possible rude gestures!
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alaisiaga Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
true. but only with a myriad of tentacles, i think, do you start to see the possibilities.
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angers Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
wow thats really kool lookin, nice job
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alaisiaga Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
thank you, both for the comment and the fav! :)
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angers Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
no problem friend ^_^ :hug:
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Aniart999 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
It look just like drived in the avatar cartoon
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Aniart999 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
Wery nice.I love it :mangapunksai: ceat them cumin
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alaisiaga Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
thanks so much for the comments, i'm glad you like it! :)
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