Being a big fan of Tolkien lore, i decided it to be the perfect idea for the theme Good vs Evil. The Last Allaince of Men and Elves fought against the armies of Mordor on the slopes of Mount Doom. At the climax of the battle, Sauron stands triumphant over Isildur, who is beside the body of Elnedil waiting for his impending doom to come.
Beowulf is an Old English heroic epic poem of unknown authorship, dating as recorded in the Nowell Codex manuscript from between the 8th and the early 11th century, set in Denmark and Sweden. Commonly cited as one of the most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature, Beowulf last stand against the Fire breathing dragon revenge for his son Grendel.
Beowulf has been the subject of much scholarly study, theory, speculation, discourse, and, at 3182 lines, has been noted for its length.
In the poem, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, battles three antagonists: Grendel, who has been attacking the resident warriors of a mead hall called Heorot in Denmark; Grendel's mother; and an unnamed dragon. The last battle takes place later in life, after returning to Geatland (modern southern Sweden), where Beowulf has become king. In the final battle, Beowulf is fatally wounded. After his death his retainers bury him in a tumulus in Geatland.
I decided to give this contest a try. I always liked photo-manipulation and so I say, "Why not? Give it a try."
This year my theme is the Necromancer's Puppet. While I was working I decided to make up a little story along with this piece. It is a straight forward narrative of the last minutes of "my" life.
I have come to see my Lordship, whom I thought was a kind old man; a healer of the village, I was not aware of what kind of ritual was taking place: to bring back the dead and rule the Undead Realm. In order for this ritual to succeed, the soul of the one born under the Hunter's Moon was needed. A plan of escape was churning in my skull, but before I was able to act, he took his dark tome of magic and lifted his free hand towards me and uttered the words that became the end of my life as a free Innocent. It felt as if I went numb and my eyes froze in my cold trance. Right before my eyes I saw wisps of light appearing: my soul being forced out from its' gates. My captor watched with a grin that reached from ear-to-ear, as markings dark and oily as ink etched over my face: the symbol of a slave to the necromancer. He has taken my soul, now I am nothing more than a toy of my dark puppet master, pulling at the strings until the end of all eternity.
In this image, I have used a surreal illustrative approach, using some tools in the program to make the photograph look more like a drawing with some expressive sketch lines. I also though the grunge effect would give the piece of a darker atmosphere, contrasting with the glowing sparks.
I had so much fun with this piece! If I don't win I don't mind it, this will give me the experience in the long run. I wish for the best of luck for all who are entering. Wish me luck everyone!
When I heard Del Toro was judging a contest on Deviant Art I was like.... omfg YES! So here's my entry for the DevArt Scared Stiff contest. When I was a kid I had a very active imagination and I translated such experiences into this piece. Here is a little girl, she had crowned herself the owl princess of the backyard and would save her toys from the vicious swamp frogs and turtles that inhabited it. Then, at night these self created characters would come to life in her dreams and turn into nightmares, seeking out retribution and vengeance. So eventually, every creak and bump in the night would scare her into thinking she was going to be attacked. Until one night...
original file is 2975 x 4755 pixel at 300 dpi (not made available for download here) But please full vew for all the details...!
I other entry for the Okami contest...I can't help it...I just LOVE all the Gods~~>w< !!! they are all so cool (and funny too) Unfortunately there was limited reference on the gods, because most of them only had one image. Well...I guess it's a good opportunity to practice my animal drawing skill...lll (currently taking animal drawing class XD)
this is 100% original art~^__^ (not counting the paper texture or the Okami logo)
work time: pencil Line art- 6+ hours CG- uh...lost count...=x=