Cool, it's nice to see such talented artists willing to invest their time in drawing something for complete strangers, I appreciate your offer. This is what I'd like you to draw, if you can find the time to do it:
Human, or at least human in appearance
Roughly 1.80m (6 feet in the American system?) with appropriate weight, resulting in an atlethic build
Something Paladin-esque, mostly inspired by historical crusaders
Black and smooth, but unkempt hair. It's chin length.
Bronzed skin, which means he'll end up looking either mixed race or arab. I don't have any real preference for an exact tone, as long as it's not fully black or completely caucasian. If it matters, I'd prefer him to have "white" features (the shape of the nose, lips etc.).
Humble, yet courageous. My planned character will see himself as a martyr, sacrificing himself for the sake of the greater good at every possibility. As a matter of fact, he actually desires to die while doing good in order to atone for his past misdeeds.
It probably doesn't matter a lot for the sake of your drawing, but basically he's a reformed criminal that became a crusader (ToB class) in order to atone for his past misdeeds.
I want him to wear heavy armor inspired by what historical crusaders used to wear. However, I don't want his equipment to show any crosses (since most DnD settings aren't Judeo-Christian) nor any other religious symbols (so he can fit into any campaign I want to apply for). I'd prefer it if my character wore a white tabbard over his armor. Beyond that, as long as it's heavy armor you can use your own imagination. Surprise me
. His main weapon is a guisarme, but he also has a longsword in his scabbard hanging from his belt. If you want, you can also give him a crossbow hanging from either his belt or his back, whatever you think looks better.
Standard DnD I guess? I want to have a character that looks like a realistic crusader.
The pose I want my character to have is this one: I want him to have his guisarme in his right hand, dragging the blade over the ground, causing it to kick up some dust/sand behind him, his left hand is empty. He's walking towards the viewer with his equipment and body completely battered and bruised: his tabbard is torn, his armor dented and there's some blood seeping from a few wounds (don't overdo the blood though). As for his face, there are two alternatives. I'd rather have the first, but the second is optional if the first is impossible for you:
1. Through his helmet, which looks a bit like this
, you can see his blue eyes fixed on the viewer.
2. He doesn't wear a helmet or he wears an open faced helmet, and is looking at the viewer
Whatever you choose, I'd like it if you could express a certain emotion with his face/eyes, an expression that basically says "Go ahead, throw everything you got at me. I'm not stopping".
If you want, you can give him a few scars. However, if you choose to put scars on his face please don't overdo it. One or two are fine, but I'd rather not have his face be full of scars.
I'd like to thank you for your effort in advance and I hope you can find the time to draw this.