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Steampunk Centipede

By Hideyoshi
Here is my Steampunk Challenge entry.
I chose a japanese myth about Hidesato, an archer who went and slew the giant Centipede by shooting an arrow which was dipped in his own saliva.

Dunno, how long it took.. I know I was using more time staring at the image without painting anything. It's a bad habit of mine when I work on 'bigger' paintings. It looses intuitiveness and swiftness in a painting which is bad.

I didnt have any reference, but looked at photos for the sky colors to get the time of the day right.
Some parts of the Centipede were quickly modelled and pasted in, overpainting.

here is some 75% detail shots:
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oh yeah..... THE ARCHER IS LOOKING AT THE CENTIPEDE
FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111
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Hey
First of all I love the image, looks so awesome
Second of all I have a steampunk blog on Tumblr 
accendamur.tumblr.com/ where I am beginning to write my own steampunk novel and was wondering if I could upload your image. I would of course include the link to your picture in the description and not take any credit for it.
Many thanks
Jammieone

AbyssalSerpent's avatar
Great design on the archer's suit (uniform?) and on the centipede itself!
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Charanty's avatar
I know! It's a Medusa centipede - if you look straight at it, you will be turned to stone.
PS
Nice pants, mr. Archer. :icontehestareplz:
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frozenstarbaby's avatar
Very nice illustration thank you! ''life is temporary , soul and art are forever''
OWENDP's avatar
NICE PERSPECTIVE WORK AND MOVEMENT REALLY ADS EXTRA DEPTH TO THE DYNAMICS AND COMPOSITION
synthoverseer's avatar
The coolest mechanical worm I've seen in a long while! :)
fieveltrue's avatar
cool! the well done motion blur effect really did your work here, and the perspective is so great.
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dismasandgestas's avatar
Badasses don't have to aim when they fire their bow and arrow
Nils-Iver's avatar
like superman, wearing underpants outside :P
This possibly is my favorite steampunk picture I have seen in forever. This is an excellent work of art if I saw it at a store I would buy three
Anastas2002's avatar
Give a whole new twist on a certain classic Atari game, yes?
Nils-Iver's avatar
so..what kind of arrow stops a train? nuclear arrows!!! \o/
soulshelter's avatar
Omigoodness, the flow of this is simply amazing. I absolutely love it! Throwing my own personal opinion in here, I think his head turned towards the centipede would have made his pose more ..dynamic? (Not saying that he can't look at that 'pede through the corner of his eye! lol, I think I would have just liked that better.) The lighting is gorgeous and the movement is quite yummy. Lovely overall! :heart:
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thanks a lot! :) I wanted to have his face visible so I chose this version..
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