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Maze Overlord - June 2016 COTM Maze Overlord - June 2016 COTM

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Yeah I agree it would be cool to have the character inside the environment, but I still like the feel of the piece. It looks like game-mat art for some mtg or Yugioh card game, you know?

Do you mind telling me a bit more about your technique? I like the rough style :)


Artist-Lost responds:

Thank you, I use a ton of squiggly lines, in fact pretty much the entire piece is made from using a small brush and smudge tool

For most of the painting I use a brush set up to work like acrylic painting and I use alt to sample colors from a pallet that I predetermine for each material/object in the image.
For the fire effects I first paint out the streaks in white, and then use the smudge tool to make them look a bit like fire. Then I copy that layer, blur it, and then adjust the color (in this case I darken the white and make it purple.) I take that layer and set it to hard light over the white which gives it the glowing look. I did pretty much the same thing for the embers.
I use a lot of lighting effects and gradient layers filtered over the image and masked out to give the depth and atmospheric prospective.

One of these days I will have to do a speed paint recording to show how it all works.

Rathalos V. Felyne Rathalos V. Felyne

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Yo I though this submission was fantastic by the way. It really highlights some great illustration aspects.

Congrats on runner up, but can I ask, did you get any artistic training of any kind? Or did you just start working digitally to get to this level of talent? I would really like to know ;) (P.S. my submission was also monster hunter related! BEST GAME)



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

uhh...may want to add a work in progress link. But I love the one-puch man parody :)

ArtyNazza responds:

Thank you very much :D Yes Saitama was truly an inspiration on this piece. I wanted to capture his unpredictable destruction throughout this piece.
And i have included the link to my mid development in the description of this image, or have i done it wrong?

Espeon Vs. Charizard Espeon Vs. Charizard

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Love Charizards stature. nice work

Dragons Will Die Dragons Will Die

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Good composition...although if you don't mind some creative criticism, you should practice gesture. That would make the movement of that epic punch to the face come more alive :)

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PaulDrob responds:

Thank you for the feedback. I knew something was missing, but nobody pointed it out. Much appreciated.

Dragons Vs Megakitten Dragons Vs Megakitten

Rated 4 / 5 stars

That cat honestly is fear in its true form... I like the cross between realism and charicatures in the military dragons. Very cool.

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Bring it on... Bring it on...

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I love the use of silhouettes. Maybe some casted lighting on the edges of the kitten and dragon to add realism to the fire, but really good presentation

Kris19 responds:

Lol thanks for your comment ,I'll practice lighting :)

Steampunk Samurai Steampunk Samurai

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I really like the simplicity. Its easily conveyed ideas. They're talented art, and I think you did good by encircling the different popculture "types" of samurai by diversifying their reference styles.