Hey guy's so this is my submission for the "Give the Gift of art contest" I decided to go with a more symbolic route mixed in with my love for fantasy armour and angels
This is a gift to someone really special to me, one who I can confidently say really made a great impact in my life. She is like an angel to me, destroy of darkness, bringer of light, sent from the heavens to protect, guide, and truly care for me. She had torn down my barriers, destroyed the dark fortress that dwells within me, and allowed me to heal, and grow emotionally. (This is represented by the sequence starting at the bottom left, I tried to roughly depict a fortress thing, which starts to crumble as you look more to the right and eventually turns into a tree growing, not sure if this part was obvious or not but I tried!) Growing up I in an environment that mostly consisted of fighting, arguing, yelling etc. I found my self mostly depressed, although I was very good at hiding it. I had learned to keep to my self, I was never able to trust anyone enough to express the things that troubled me, and how I truly felt. But for some reason I had decided to let someone in my life, it was something about her that I trusted. She quickly tore down the barriers I had build for years, and soon I felt I could trust her with everything. I fell in love with her, and this was the first time I had truly felt this sort of emotion. The time we spend together has allowed me to slowly mend myself, and get my life back together. Through this painting I tried my best to depict everything she has done for me, and the significant impact she has had on my life.
I wanted to go with a black & white piece after all of my colour recently and the Demon Hunters eyes just inspired me to create this. Enjoy EDIT: I have refined the detail on the armour and the cloth as I cannot help myself
I gave my all with this final entry into the Riddick contest and all of this is hand drawn from references. This challenged me in every way and I hope you like the finished piece. There are still details that I want to work in if I can find the time but I wanted to share this with you all now. All of this is drawn in Photoshop and any additional references used belong to me.
EDIT: As this has come up a few times I wanted to reiterate that this is not a photo and is all drawn.
Original size:8000px by 4942px 300 dpi (yep pretty big and detailed)
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note* bg is a matte painting using my own photographs
Edit: removed the burning man and replaced him with an archer instead. also removed the knife with spurting blood on the opponent's neck(lower right most). replaced it with a binoculars instead. guess that's it
P.S. I'm not gonna release any higher resolution than this one. Hope you like it
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