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The symmetry is immediately captivating. As Reynan Sanchez's "The Rotten King" piece grabbed my attention in awe, so does this piece.
The amount of blacks expertly encases the character in an effort to guide your eye to the central character, or so I assume was the motive for this design.
The variance in line weight is well executed and the overall Gothic elements work well. The anatomy is good as well as the godlike horns that seem to end at the character's eyes; another attention grabber.
Forgive my ignorance of the subject matter (is this the cover for a book?) but as a piece of art in this immense catalogue of work contained in Deviantart, this image is one that captivated my eye more strongly than the majority of everything I've seen.
I have this poster above my desk/PC, and I regret missing my chance for a limited/signed version of it now, which I think was a thing. One of my favorite aspects of this work is how it's lacking the usual vibrant colors of most other works. Not because I dislike the usual (no way!), but because I feel so (emotionally?) invested in Pyre that when I look at this black and white artwork of it, I feel like I'm seeing/imposing/projecting it's vivid colors anyway, as Pyre's art, and overall experience, is so radiant in my memory.