[ANOTHER DAY IN IMAGINATION ISLAND] AWMAIGAWHGD I CAN FINALLY SLEEP!!!!!
Anyway this piece punched me in the face, threw me into a fiery santa chimney and repeatedly forced me to commit extended-rope bungee jumping off a rocky shore... that I seriously need background practice @_@ I am sorry past self for being lazy! Then again I have colors to practice and 3D effects to worry... OTL *SIIIIIIIIIIIGH*
So to cover up my skill level I made sure it had the air and atmosphere it had over there. The character pose was heavily inspired by *humon's experience in her journal. No matter what differences, we should all at least be able to greet each other without discrimination! Years back, the person I was dating at that time was awed by me saying hello to a stranger that walked by and commented "she's not even that cute!" Dude, am I secretly an alien from outer space without me knowing because I didn't know that there was such rule stating you can only greet someone who you're attracted to! I was just trying to be polite! Besides greeting someone is just manners in society; not a sign of potential flirting. Why am I randing on a contest entry?! This world is filled with mysteries...
This is my first attempt at a pumpkin that isn't your standard scary face (I'm quite a traditionalist that way!) and who better to sculpt in orange vegetable than Garrus Vakarian from Bioware's video game Mass Effect? Took about three hours.
My entry for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Contest. Well, the very first time I've designed something! I know it's not perfect, but I'm a huuuuge FF fan, so I wanted to try and (what's the most important) I had a lot of fun, drawing this. I hope, you like it
I've been playing Diablo for the past 17 years – since the original's launch! – and it wouldn't be a stretch to say that it is a vital cornerstone of not only my identity, but that of my community of friends. Together, we've logged literally thousands of hours diligently exorcising all manner of Sanctuary's bad eggs. Diablo has over the years influenced everything from our creative endeavours to our slang, and it has always been a way for us to stay in touch, wherever we may be in our lives.
It's this sense of community which the Diablo franchise engenders that I wanted to reflect in this piece. With Reaper of Souls barely a week away, how else would you properly prepare for the conflict but by logging onto the forum or checking up on the wikis to plan your attack? Together, we're stronger.
Then again, maybe they're just checking their Facetomes. Whatever.
I also included several references and in-jokes waiting to be found by long-time fans of the franchise. Full view, and see if you can spot them all!
Good luck to everyone who entered the contest, and I'll see you in Westmarch!