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Shrike by ancestorsrelic Shrike by ancestorsrelic
I love Shrike, my new Pet! Especially when it comes to a fight with a wanna-be-dragonslayer.
Normally Shrike is a good girl, she didn't eat too many people and feast on sheeps, horses, deer instead. Okay, here and there she devour some foolish human... but is this really a reason to hire a dragonslayer for killing her?
Our motivated, young heroine just discovered that Shrike is not the mediocre common wyvern. As an improved wyvern she have a stronger skin too, withstanding normal arrows very well.
Our heroine aimed on Shrikes heart and made a good shot, and for a normal wyvern this would maybe the end, but at Shrikes skin it leaves only some little wound.
A little bit surprised she realized, that her first hit had almost no effect and that Shrike had detected her and started a counter-attack...
A little bit more surprised our heroine fond out, that Shrike was far more faster and more agile than a common wyvern too and came damn fast down at her...
The ladies second arrow only hits Shrikes wing-membrane and made Shrike only more angry and interrupted on her hunt she decieded to feast on our young heroine now...
As Shrike started her attack out of the sun, panic take over and our heroine was turned in a fraction of a second into a little, crying girl and she tried to run away... a few seconds later our wanna-be-dragonslayer got a first class lesson of Shrikes long talons... and her bonecrushing teeth and powerful jaws...

Hmmm... after all Shrike was well fed up and the little wounds on Shrikes chest and the wing-membrane healed in a few days, no scars left, all is okay with my little lady again!


The second official appearance of my improved Wyvern.
Inspired by:

You know the common works here on DA and in many Fantasy-Magazines: Sexy heroine vs. dreadful creature... And the heronie is always on the way to win (or had already won) the fight... Okay, to bring some change in this cliche i love to create works where things went terribly wrong for our sexy heroines :evillaugh:
Planned as a fast job with only a backdrop and two characters, it cost me about 12-14 hours to complete it. Always jobs planned as "quick'n dirty" turning out as work-intense.

Here is some render showing the differnces of the standard "DAZ Wyvern 2" and Shrike:

Technical side:
Original background image Rainforest Trail by frumbert/tim.
Published at wikimedia-commons under the "Creative Commons Attribution 2.0" license.
Postwork as usual in PSP X.
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Amuris Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
My main 3D arts computer bit dust yesterday during a graphically intense render, so I take my hat off to you guys/gals with the capable hardware. XD
ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
About 1.5 years ago i crashed my old Pentium 4-system too during a render. Or more exactly, i burned up the power-supply. The old system was from early 2005 and i changed it last year with an new i7 960-Quadcore and i know in 2-3 years it will be outdated again and i have to upgrade again too.
On the one side it's phantastic that we can do things like they did in the 1990s in "Jurassic Park" with computers who cost million of dollars now at home with a good PC, on the other side the fast technological progress is very expensive.
I guess, in 10 years from now we will capable to do things like we see in "Avatar" at home too.
Amuris Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Quite possibly. :)
Ascynd Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! I like the stripes on the wings.... very good addition
imaxesse Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Awesome o,-,o ... the dragon..the style..the complexity ^,-,^ \m/ (rock on)
snakecoils1322 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
awww. such a cute wyvern very nicelydone and I efnately wouldn't think of becoming a dragon slayer. *pets wyvern and rubs his chin*
"Good wyvern, good boy. You chase way that mean dragon slayer!"
ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, she is a nice lady, isn't she? Wanna do a ride on her? You would never watch "Avatar" again after a short joyride with Shrike ;-)
snakecoils1322 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
i already watched it once and I don't plan on watching it again, so. *rides dragon*
fantasydreamer59 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Great action! :clap: :clap: :clap:
burnout44 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
*shapeshifts to wolf* ...hmm*pokes with stick* ... ^_^ this is cool man!!! *swallowed by wyvrn*
DarkLingg666 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Shrike.. Shrike..
Does sound like a character of mine, Sreink Mairne.
But he's a male, human (kind of) and not that nice to humans.. .__.;;
-runs away anyway-
stratorunner1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Realy nicely done. miam miam.. Mario
DrAgOnOfFoReSt Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think Shrike is a cool female. ArRaKis seems to be in love... :love:
You are really a genial artist by making this. Keep this proyect up! =D
zananeichan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Beautifull, love the detail in here :heart: :hug:
Heavy-Fantasy Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have you abandoned Sucuriju?
Our poor misunderstood creatures have no friends anymore! :cry:
ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't panic! Sucuriju will return in "Under Constriction" soon! :plotting:
Shrike is a nice pet too, but the clean up job after her meals is always a bloody mess... literally! Fortunately Sucuriju acts a lot more "cleaner" when he eats ;-)
Heavy-Fantasy Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed but Sucuriju has more style a true gentleman and snake! :D
not-really-living Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Run! Run! She's gonna getcha! Haha! Run!
Duzloo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Genau in dieser Art und Weise hatt ich sie mir vorgestellt. Na und der Rest ist künstlerische Freiheit - echt klasse! Ich liebe sie jetzt schon :heart:
ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is sie nicht niedlich, die Kleine? Vor allem, wenn sie richtig wütend ist! Muss nur noch rausfinden, wer die Möchtegern-Killerin angeheuert hat. Schwer verdächtig ist ja besonders der Bräutigam aus Wedding Crasher ;-)
Duzloo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Da hast du das falsche Bild verlinkt :XD: Aber ich weiß schon, welches du meinst. Klar, ist denkbar! Hoffentlich macht er sich demnächst selbst auf die Suche - mit einem Gewehr! Das wäre eher ein Gegner für Shrike :D
ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nunja, Shrike ist zwar ein getunter Wyvern, aber Kugelfest ist sie leider nicht. So ab .308 Winchester wird's für sie auch gefährlich. Auch "Bogenkaliber" wie in [link] oder gar [link] wäre schon sehr bedenklich, würde ich sagen ;-)
Duzloo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Find ich gut, dass deine Kreaturen noch ein bisschen realistisch sind - z.B. dass deine Schlange doch lieber ihr Heil in der Flucht sucht :)
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