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commish for tom- no title by GunnerRomantic commish for tom- no title by GunnerRomantic
Commission for ~Hubby-N-Dad. Fifteen hours in Photoshop, experimenting with color and ignoring realism. Reference (Alaskan mountainside) used for the background.

Placing these "characters" in "my world" as requested was difficult because the nature of the settings in my head escape me. They change as my story gets revised and reformatted, although they're consistently empty, cold and full of isolated monsterpeople. I guess some of 'em feel alright, but happiness never comes without sacrifice.
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Hubby-N-Dad Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
hey, this is back online, awesome.... thanks again for doing such a wonderful job on this.... looking a printed out version in my office.... it's a great conversation piece....

Hope you've been well.
StrayPhoenix Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Student Writer
the wings are incredible! kudos on a great job!
Smirtouille Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This color palet is quiet and likable to look at.
The wings are very graceful.
My favorite part of the piece is the dark stone where they stand with the little skull. I think when I'll touch this rock it will be warm and heat my hands in this cold winter.

I very like your work. It's powerful and lonely, quiet and sad with the under the earth shacking.
0ctober23 Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
Amazing! total amazing i wish i could draw wings like that.
jjjiraffe Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Wowww! The wings the background everything! I love it all!
Zoekske Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
magnificent artwork. i was wondering how long it took you to reach this level of artwork? im 14 now and just starting to mess around with the walcom tablet (regretably without any great successes) and would appreciate tips all the time. Ill best go check out ur tutorials,-- but sometimes its better if someone could just point out what you did wrong and how you'd be able to fix it. --ya know? i always drew on paper with a pencil or whatnot so the computer is a total different rialm for me. i still gotta figure out the brushes- how to sketches best- how to clean up the sketch- how to color. UGH. i have a long way ahead of me. But--> i think it will be worth it if it will measure up to even one quarter of what kind of artwork you create. YOU GO, GUNNERROMANTIC! :)
The *sighs* Newbie.
GunnerRomantic Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
The first few gallery entries of mine are from when I was just turning 14. (I wish I'd been half as coherent as you are now back then...)

Judging from the sheer amount of personality and evidence-of-thought in the few things you have posted, I think you'll be producing some kickass stuff once you become more familiar with the technical aspects of your tools. Just keep doing what you like to do and do a lot of it. :D
Zoekske Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007
awww- thank you! *gets all inspired and grabs all art stuff together* TIME FOR SOME ART WORK. yeah- i am pretty wordy for a 14 year old but thats because i enjoy writing a lot too and because i am in a demanding school i have now developed the habit of over-analyzing :P woops. thanx again for replying-> it got me all motivated :D <-- gigantic creepy smile
BlackHawkRising Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool. very nice wings
Manearion Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shit pommesfrites!
Audore Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist

love the wings !
VicariousRed Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the look on the winged one's face ^_^

also the whole thing is beautiful...

extra also, you're awesome! The panel of your battle against rin and atanas where rmas was punted was one of my favorites of the entire tournament! I'm sad you withdrew but I'm glad you entered. I love your style, it is so beautiful!
t4mk4t Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
eye-gouging amounts of detail! i love it! the realism is astounding!
x-whisp-x Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
The background is very nicely done.
Nice skull on the bottom. n__n
TwilitEnd Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
My god, I love those wings.
eminkey2003 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
Hey, quick question. Color seems pretty predictable once you learn that each shadow contains blue, a darker value of the local color, and the complement of the local color, but how did you know how dark to make the form shadows on the characters? Does that have something to do with the distance from the light source?
GunnerRomantic Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Er, I didn't. You can fudge these things so long as your end result is at least halfway decent.

Not distance, but the intensity of the lightsource itself and the number of direct/reflected sources of illumination.
eminkey2003 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
Thanks. :)
Another fun link: Jin, who graduated from SVA.
GunnerRomantic Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Did her work just suddenly get twice as good in the past year for no apparent reason? What the hell? Awesome.

I found out recently that JP Targete's a grad of our school too, although he was there way back in the day when they still offered full-ride scholarships. Different era, but still. SVA powar. \m/

We need to meet up sometime so you can... like... steal my belongings and hold them hostage until I get you your sketch. I nagivated the city streets alone for the first time today and didn't die, so now I'm confident that I can do stuff in NYC with people. DUDE. MEET-UP. VERY POSSIBLE. HELLOOOOO


Let's get coffee or something.
eminkey2003 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
It might be possible, but there's also a chance I would explode. On the other hand, I'm only $30 away from meeting you? : O
No really, that would be unbelievable because I may not go to SVA in a year, and I've always wanted to meet you. I'd go to NYC for that! Please talk to me on messenger! (awkwardlyunusual)
GunnerRomantic Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
How did I start thinking you were an incoming freshman? Cripes... and East Islip is far away indeed. I think spending that much money on my account, ever, is illegal in at least a few countries including this one. D:
eminkey2003 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
Nope, I'm an incoming senior to high school. I don't mind at all. The train station is even on my block! Would you still like to set up a date and time for a meet-up at SVA? I'd enjoy that supremely.
eminkey2003 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
Actualy, $20 if off peak. Dah, you get the idea. I'm already making a list of burning questions to ask you! 0_0
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asanashia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007   Traditional Artist
Lovely work as always!:thumbsup: One question though- how did you get the top of the mountain to look so naturally misty? Did you use a layer, a specific kind of brush, or.....? (When I try to do mist, it looks like paint blobs everywhere, so just curious)
GunnerRomantic Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Looks like I used and faded a Photoshop wave distortion effect on some randomly painted clouds. *nanya posted a tutorial years ago on the method; I still find it effective.
asanashia Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007   Traditional Artist
OK thanks, I'll go see what I can find.
Viethra-Schepherd Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
The wings are really great. I also like the outfits. The wings are so well designed and shaped! They suit her.
lizenblummen Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
OMFG!! *-* It's so amazing...I loved the wings! S2
dragon-taimer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
OMFG ...those wings are absolutely fabulous....can you show me how you do those? wow well your drawing is so well done you have to have taken life drawing right? thank you for the beauty :hug:
JCBowie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Student Digital Artist
When I saw the picture I was like, "That looks like the mountains in Alaska."
Hah, anyway, lovely feathers and wings. =)
Zalibar Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007
Bravo! You did very nicely on the mountain. That's exactly what they look like in the winters! *Claps*
:iconjugganauttothedegree: work...I believe my own talents have shruken, bowing to yours..^.^
You are absolutely gifted...The same sort of thing I hope I would soon be able to become..
Keep creating...
silver-fern Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
I want your skills all of them your work is amazing
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Fredendil Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Awesome....i almost hate u =)
LuciusBlue Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007
I love the wings. I wasn't sure wether one of my characters( winged feline) should also have two pairs of wings or just one pair. But you just made my mind up. Many thanks to you .
Aqua-Limeade Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007
This is an extremely amazing piece. No, amazing doesn't cut it. I wish I could make something even a tenth of this quality. I can not paint to save a small third world country. Jeez. The detail is amazing. You did a fantastic job, to say the least.
If I could fav this more then once, I would.
MysteryofAlbesila Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
great work!
Nimthiriel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007   Traditional Artist
The wings are AMAZING. I'm pretty jealous, not going to lie. :) Wow!
MadHadder666 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007
It is impressive, but I'm sure you know that.

What sort of skull is that, what animal?

I like the woman's jacket and its likeness to wings and tail feathers best.
GunnerRomantic Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Bear, or if not then that's what it was modeled after.

MadHadder666 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
Haha. A small bear, then.

You're welcome, and thanks for answering the question, I apreciate that.
lodirin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
cute^^ I like those wings *grool*
BlueBumbleBee Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
the wings are just amazing....i don't know how you do it. *rendered speechless*
azure-towers Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
i want her outfit..

and her wings..
NakiBird Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Student Artist
ÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁÁ.....very good!!!!!!!!!!!!!^^
risaki-chan Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
very very beautiful and brilliant
Degeneree Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
Les ailes sont réellement sublime !
Beau travail !
lutrasilvereye Featured By Owner May 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
It's very beautiful! :) The characters, the mountain - even the rock caught my eye with it's excellent quality! The shape of the wings is quite unique I find, and I think you pulled it off exceedingly well! And although it's a bit morbid (what with the skull), the mood it created (well at least when I gazed on it) was quite peaceful with the mountains, and pride in the stance of the characters. Wonderful! :clap: :+fav:
BalduranDeArnise Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
Aww... So cute :)

And very beautiful wings, i could kill to get a pair. :P
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