Artist (5e Background)
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Artists are sought after and respected individuals all over the world. No matter their race age or gender, all artists are loved for their talent to place life and emotion into things such as clay, stone and paint. As an Artist you have perfected your art to the point that people pay to see you and pay your for your grand works of art. When choosing this background for your character you must ask yourself these questions: Is your character self taught? Are they a natural at what they do, or must they work as hard as they can everyday? Is your character struggling or successful? If they are indeed good at what they do, are they well known or new to the artist scene? Do they have a high opinion of themselves or are they humble? What has brought them into the world of adventuring? Did they choose to follow a band of warriors for inspiration? Or are they caught in the midst of a mess they cant get out of?
Skill Proficiencies: Performance and Persuasion
Tool Proficiencies: Artist's Tools
Languages: One language of your choice
Equipment: Artist's Tools, a set of common clothes and a belt pouch with 10gp.
Not every artist is great at everything. Though you may dabble with the different types of artistry, there will always be one thing that places you above the rest. What is that thing? And are you the best?
Feature: Commissioned Artist
You are a Commissioned Artist. You are known well throughout your local area or maybe even globally by many important figures. On request, you may even be able to gain entry into royal courts and meetings with rich merchants who want a commissioned piece. You get paid ahead of time for your efforts, you must discuss and negotiate the price you will be paid for your art work.
Alternate Feature: The Peoples Poet
You have made a name for yourself making works of art that point out the flaw in society, making fun of those in charge, of religion, law enforcement. Though Royals and Rich Merchants may not fancy your company the common people love you for your satirical and controversial artwork.
A life surrounded by artists and critics has molded you into the person you are today. Is your art or life? Or just a hobby?
|1||My art is my life. It is my soul, I will defend it at all costs.|
|2||I am my own worse critic, there is nothing you can say about me I haven't already said to myself.|
|3||I am not worth the time of the common folk, they don't pay.|
|4||The people deserve to be heard and I am their voice, viva la revolution!|
|5||I am like art, I flow, I feel. I do want feels natural, what feels right.|
|6||Art is like magic or science, there are strict rules to follow otherwise your no better than a three year old with a pile of clay.|
|7||I create beautiful thing to woo beautiful women.|
|8||My art is private. Only my commissioned works are for the public eye.|
|1||Cubism. I must do what is commissioned of me, or I wont get payed. (Lawful)|
|2||Abstract. I flow from place to place, doing what's best for me. (Chaotic)|
|3||Vandalism. The world is my canvas, I will paint it how I please and no one will tell me otherwise! (Evil)|
|4||Realism. I deal with whats real. And try and help as many as I can. (Good)|
|5||Impressionism. I learn a great deal from those around me. They are my inspiration. (Any)|
|6||Minimalism. A little bit of this and a little bit of that is all you need in life. (Neutral)|
|1||I am for ever indebted to the one who taught me my craft.|
|2||I am simply trying to provide for my family.|
|3||I am constantly trying to win the affection of the one whose caught my eye.|
|4||I am drawn to travel, to see the world and recreate it's wonders in art.|
|5||I am forever competing against my long time rival, they're always one step ahead.|
|6||I will not finish a task until it is the best i can possibly do.|
|1||I will kill the critic who depreciates my work!|
|2||If there's no gain for me in any way. There's no way I'll do it.|
|3||I get jealous easily, especially around other artists.|
|4||I will do anything for a turn with a nice pair of legs.|
|5||I am the best at what I do. Bring me someone who is better? You can't!|
|6||I spend most of my gold overindulging in life's pleasures.|