(The image is very large, so you will have to pop over there to see it.)Todd Lockwood on Facebook wrote:Remember Regdar? This is the prelim drawing for him. He was meant to be the iconic fighter for 3rd edition Dungeons and Dragons until Tordek took over. I remember having to do this painting with a jeweler’s loop when they told me it would be printed life size.
He is selling prints of the Redgar painting here and you can take a look at it, without buying a copy.
Todd was also kind enough to share a bit more about the history of Regdar's design:
Todd also pointed me at the concept art for Regdar. (There are three pictures there.)Todd Lockwood on Facebook wrote: I designed Regdar over three levels! I wanted to design armor that was lightweight but protective, based on the idea that his defensive side would be heavily armored and his attack side would be more movement-friendly. I went for leather armor augmented with steel plate. It turned out to be a form of armor that R&D didn't know what to do with (another reason Regdar was reviled). They eventually called it... called it... I can't remember what they called it. "Breastplate" armor? I don't recall. It seemed dismissive.
I got my validation when WotC had full-on professional special effects armorers make his armor for an actor to wear at Gen Con. He walked aropund in it all weekend. At the end of the show, I asked him if it was comfortable and he said, "Very!"
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