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King of the Ash World

By Dianae
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Commission for :icontitanalia: for her friend's birthday. A belated happy birthday to him ! :)
She told me he liked this kind of artworks ([link] ) and asked me to put screaming faces on his armour so I made something with a similar atmosphere (though it's not really similar).

Very classic fantasy theme :) I enjoyed painting it, though I unfortunately had a big artist block after having started it (some troubles caused it, now it seems to be gone)

Photoshop CS3
25 hours approximately
No reference used except for the face, though it looks nothing like the original photo, since very few of the face is shown and I changed the expression.
Some textures from CGTextures
Image size
1136x1600px 397.69 KB
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alithking's avatar
Cool artwork. 
Schneeb0207's avatar
Fantastique!! ^_^ You did a fabulous job with the horse's mane!
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Echo3110Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Had to fave twice xD This is amazing! =D
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eisengrindHobbyist Writer
All of your artwork is really amazing - this one is one of my favourites...
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I adore your work!
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wow i would love this on my darts shirt. i play proffesional dart my nickname is the instigator would suit me down to the ground
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Seth19931Hobbyist Artist
just stunning °°
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Leap-of-Faith97 Digital Artist
how can you draw so AMAZINGLY!?!?!? Do you use the smudge tool a lot or do you blend just blend with lots of colors so i looks soft??? this is incredible!
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Reminds me of the second horseman of apocalypse. Good work!
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Disturbing on many levels, and truly awesome at the same time. :D I love it. ^_^
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VoxGothicaHobbyist Writer
breathtaking O_O
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TheDrazonianStudent Traditional Artist
F-in Epic
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goddamn, i really like the horse, with the fiery hair and tail and all. the horn, the eyes...great! and the details on the armor also very nicely done.
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Thanks a lot :)
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Oi I think the armor is the scariest bit about this. It's like I'm looking at a Ringwraith...who has a face. Good job creating a hellish atmosphere with the dark colors. I just don't understand how to make something glow like that though. More practice for me anyway.
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You have been featured here
[link] :):) :)
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Wow, you have mastered the fire effects, light and shadows. It is so much better than the original!!
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Wooah, that`s epic!! oO Though the faces on the horse and man looks very creepy ><
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