Amaterasu in free fall .... wish in the game she could do this like when your playing her on that mountain side cliff not trying to fall off. she is a goddess wings man were the wings!!! number four more info at this [link]
I wanted to do something with panels, so I took three ideas I had for the characters an' put them all into one. This was going to be a comic color variant as I had intended to render it with clean lines and full tonal colors... but then got to sketching a lambent drudge...
Needless to say, there's one more I'm working on trying to finish before the contest deadline!
Ahren and his Black Mare galloped across the Abyssal plane, he always made great haste when crossing this particular valley. Rumors of Vampires and other foul creatures were passed on bye a well renowned explorer at a local Inn. Glorious armor and an ancient spear were gleaming brilliantly in the sunset, evidence of his successful exploration of a nearby crypt earlier that day. Overhead crackles of lightning and a blanket of clouds began to form in an ethereal violet vortex disrupting the sky. He dug his spurs to the dismay of the horse into its belly. He drove his horse as hard as she would go, because he had seen these storm clouds and he knew very well what preceded these eerie formations. After a long battle with the undead and other lesser creatures, Ahren was weary, and had no energy to fight another horde of ghouls or vampires …or whatever the Rift would bring with it. With out warning A mighty thunderclap bore a hole into the clouds exposing an emerging Rift. Ahren had dealt with rifts before, but this Rift did indeed worry him..this Rift was a death Portal. Few had survived these encounters, even less remained to tell the tale. "Hyah!!" he drove the Black mare onward. An incredible force tossed him as well as his faithful stead into the air, the horse almost lost its footing on the crumbling earth. Massive Spires bore out from underground and a tangle of Rift tendrils spewed fourth from the sky. Ahren turned his head immediately, to his horror a massive hulking figure the likes of which had never been seen exposed himself in the glowing sunset light. With even more determination he rode onward. Scarlet grunted and snorted while the galloping turned into a full blown sprint. His gaze fell back onto the colossus which seemed to be fixated on him as well. The mighty titan strode forward raising back an ungodly two handed sword. Each footstep led to a massive tremor. The rift itself seemed to emanate out of this creatures form. As far as he could tell the colossus was no more than living armor, the inside of the carapace was void of form, but in its place was an incredible energy; a spiraling vortex of the rift itself. The Giant made an awful sound of grinding metal and an unmistakable hum of some sort of energy trapped deep within the vile Creature. Before he knew it the mighty sword was being drawn down upon him. The atmosphere crackled as the giant blade made contact. In an instant Ahren and his horse were completely pulverized. His new found armor and Relics lay next to his corpse still gleaming but saturated in blood. His Greed had cost him dearly for the armor belonged to Regulos, and he sent his champion to retrieve it.
GIMP, 7-8 hours. I picked originality as the defining trait of the dragon; therefore, the girl is painting it. The word in the back means dragon (simplified Chinese). For dA's Chinese Horoscope contest!
I am very proud of this piece seeing how I went through all kinds of mess to get it done in time. Several computer crashes, working everyday till the contest deadline and worst of all, forcing myself not to play Gears 3 until after I finished. So yeah super looking forward to that.
Anyway I hope you guys like it. The only thing that's not digitally painted by me is the background behind Marcus Fenix. Took about I dunno 20+ hours Done in Photoshop CS2 with Medium Wacom Tablet.