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January 10, 2009
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Mountain Bandit by JohnSu Mountain Bandit by JohnSu
Of no relation to the Valley Bandit).

Bartow Laughingbones was once a proud member of the Seaside Bandits, but left after a dispute over the group's mission statement and set himself up in the mountain pass to do solo work. Though he lives off the road, hidden in the mountain wood, he spends the majority of his time loitering on the path where he waits for travelers and merchants to pass by. There is no local law enforcement in those parts, so he is mostly unhindered in his work except when dealing with escorts and bounty hunters. When traffic is low, he cuts down bears and eats them.

Bartow is a large man, weighing roughly 300 pounds and standing at a little over 7 feet tall. He primarily targets travelers with consumer goods, taking food, drink, and materials needed for maintaining his home. Money is useless where he lives, so he has no use for it. Despite his violent disposition, Bartow is a lover of women (or, more appropriately, is favorably biased towards them) and will often let them pass unharmed after exchanging a few words and maybe asking for some food (of which he is also a lover).

Well, that's about everything of interest.

It was fun drawing Bartow's face (he actually looked like Kittan for a while before I changed his hair), and the sunset was an amusing experience as well. Went back to alpha based shading for this one - hadn't done that for a while. Haven't also uploaded two deviations in a week for a while.

Made in Flash

EDIT: It seems like a number of people are inquiring about the axe, so I guess I'll address the issue regardless of how obscure it is (see how much I cater to you guys?). Bartow's axe is a double edged axe he uses to cut things. It is sharp and heavy and dangerous to everything. He got it from an axe store. There, I hope that sates your hunger for trivia.

Oh, and its name is Pretty Betty and it used to be a normal axe until he mugged a wizard (I think) who, upon learning of Bartow's weakness for women, turned his axe into a girl in hopes of rendering Bartow's aggression useless. But as an axe, Pretty Betty was quite encouraging, and things ended poorly for said wizard. Now Pretty Betty keeps Bartow company when nothing is happening, and they enjoy crude jokes together and discussing life and food.
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SlishSlash7 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i like the style
masterofsteam Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Randomness. Randomness everywhere.
ShadersHQ Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha I love the face he is giving while swinging the axe. I give props on the entertaining work good job!
Shadow-Stone Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
TheToonDevil Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   General Artist
lol, never seen that before. XD
Kabal-monk Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
XD She kinda always knew she'd end up his Axe Girlfriend....
Purplestar31 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist
dis reminds me of Elemental Gelade
first2fall Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Reminds me an awful lot of those Fire Emblem mountain bandits.
sonic12399 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This art....just defined win.
DesuBaba Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Loli Axe=mad damage, stats top tier.
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