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New EXALTED cover colors by AdamWarren New EXALTED cover colors by AdamWarren
The final colors for a cover illustration I did for White Wolf's RPG EXALTED... Specifically, the cover to (deep breath) THE BOOKS OF SORCERY, VOLUME IV: THE ROLL OF GLORIOUS DIVINITY I.

Fine color Photoshoppery by Lee Duhig of Guru eFX (colorists of LIVEWIRES, IRON MAN: HYPERVELOCITY, DIRTY PAIR: SIM HELL REMASTERED, and scads o' other stuff o' mine); shockingly, his head did not, in fact, explode upon seeing how many bazillion characters he'd have to color!

Line art by yours truly, which you can see in B&W at:

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You can see the initial rough for the piece at:

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...and the finished pencils at:

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Back circa 2000, Ryan Kinnaird and I did another cover for EXALTED, which you can see at:

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After looking back (with disapproval) at the previous cover's lackluster number of characters, I decided to seriously increase the "crowd scene" aspect of the new cover... as you can see. Note, however, that a few characters from the earlier "GAMES OF DIVINITY" cover made it onto this one.

Also, White Wolf is running a contest regarding this new cover; stay tuned, as I'll eventually announce more details in a journal entry.
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:iconspoiler01:
Spoiler01 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Wow amazing!!!
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BrenGun Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
wow amayzing!!!!
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freller Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007
I have been a long-time fan of your art before even knowing who you were. I loved the cover of the previous Exalted "Games of Divinity" cover, and this one just takes it to the next level with a kind of riotous energy.
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:iconcolandra79:
colandra79 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007   Traditional Artist
Beautiful!:):):)
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:iconaliciaevan:
AliciaEvan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
The cover looks AMAZING. I love it.
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:iconrobertomendoza:
robertomendoza Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Mr. Warren

i really apriciet (aprecio) your work, it´s one of the fines drawer of north america, over manga speaking.

i now your work for first time, with one of your comics on méxico, whit the name of "TITANTS piedra papel o tijeras" on english it´s rock, paper and scissors, i really like it.

i hope know you, and give it a hand shaked (apreton de manos en español)
i hope you have healt, and a calm life.

from drawer to drawer, congratulatios, and God Bless you.

Roberto mendoza
from México


P.S. i hope one day help you on your work, and, why not? you read one of mý story´s. see ya!
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:iconcukismo:
Cukismo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Really I love it! :clap:

You do a great compositions with your characters :clap:

:+fav:
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:iconhuyosumi:
Huyosumi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Squee with utter superb and delite...ness
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:icondisenchanter:
Disenchanter Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
It's really good, but really clashes with the style of the line, just like its predecessor.
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:iconsirbastian:
SirBastian Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
wow, to fav. the guy in the left top corner looks like a balrog from LOTR...¬¬
salutes
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:iconmorgan9:
Morgan9 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
Wow, amazing! The sheer number of characters alone makes it look like a great cover for Exalted.
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:iconmaskedriderkc:
maskedriderkc Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
so grant scene huh..... i luv it....;>
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:iconmaskedriderkc:
maskedriderkc Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
so grant scene huh..... i luv it....;>
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:iconmaskedriderkc:
maskedriderkc Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
so grant scene huh..... i luv it....;>
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:iconmaskedriderkc:
maskedriderkc Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
so grant scene huh..... i luv it....;>
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:iconronniemick:
ronniemick Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet mother of all that is holy and pure!
Awesome piece. The character work, the colouring, the sheer freaking DENSITY of it... some of your best work, Adam.
Hats off, you magnificent bastard.

Ron

P.S. Sidenote here... ODIN SPHERE's a damned fine game, dontcha think?
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osodelpan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
super! i love it great job!
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:iconomupied:
omupied Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
cool i love it !!
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:iconizzylobo:
izzylobo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
Dangitall, how come they never get you to do a cover for one of my books?

(Not that I'm complaining about Studio Udon or Chris Stevens, mind you... but damn, that's some sweet work).
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x19a Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa, dis is badass!!! The colors alone just blew me away!:o
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RNABrandEnt Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
It was very cool seeing the steps you layed out on this piece. The colors came out nice for your line work :-)

Cheers!

DWF
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:iconcaptaincarrot:
CaptainCarrot Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
As well as being impressive, that's really impressive. Not to mention impressive.

Did I say it's also impressive?
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EricMor Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Beautiful!
...someone is bound to buy a copy thinking it will find a COMIC book, instead of a RPG rule book ;P
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pizzaman123123 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
You're one of the most amazing artists I've ever seen! I don't know why, but I really like the way you draw your characters lips.
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EchidnaJoe Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
You shall not puhh-- you shall not bleh! You shall not whoa! You shall not puuh--.... You shall not... pass *passes out*
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:iconjohnbecaro:
johnbecaro Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
This is super awesome!:worship:
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:iconstrickland:
Strickland Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
Holy mac'n cheese!!! That is great!
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Professional Artist
How I admire the color and detail work in this picture.
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:icondawnsknight:
Dawnsknight Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, you're my hero.
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:iconladyfieza:
ladyfieza Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007   Traditional Artist
..... (totally speechless now)

:wow:
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:iconfelipesabbat:
FelipeSabbat Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
WOW! Amazing!
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:iconjerum:
jerum Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
how long did it take them to color this anyway
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:iconcookiefiedbeckish:
CookiefiedBeckish Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are the absolute awesomest. That's all I can say without fangirling foaming at the mouth.
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:iconruthos:
Ruthos Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
Quite an impressive piece of work. :D
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:iconillo-j85:
Illo-J85 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
Cool work
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:iconjrl3001:
jrl3001 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007   General Artist
Absolutly beautiful!
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gWebber Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
holy crud you work fast, seems like just a few days ago it was just in pencils
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:iconkrashark:
krashark Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great.
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Baftoony Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
AMAZING ADAM, just... amazing! hahaha, u rocks dude.
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:iconzeyrie:
zeyrie Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
wow superbly complex, enough for me to look at it for hours, studying the colours.
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Hidden-Traveler Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
Woah, almost makes me want to pick up Exalted, but I could never wrap my head around the rules.
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
This ended up being the First and Last time Sizzlers had a pantheon appreciation night.
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:iconblammogirl:
blammogirl Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
This book is really going to stand out on the shelves. When does it come out?
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:iconjeremy-thebeast1:
jeremy-thebeast1 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
.....speechless no wonder your work was in andy's book.
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:iconjbwarner86:
jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
One word: damn!
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siyk-the-life Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
the girl on the bottom right looks kind(the expression) like emp!
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:iconminespatch:
minespatch Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! It's a Balrogh in the back! Great job, Warren!:thumbsup:
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JSin21666 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
:wow:AWESOME!!!!!!! That's Alot of characters!!!!!!:headbang:
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Cybertiger-formhell Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
Great color
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