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Light in the Storm
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Published: December 6, 2009
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I have been stuck in a stubborn artblock for a while now
(the only thing I've been able to draw without hating it is the occasional Lucius |: ).

And I have tons of other obligations and projects I have to attend to, so today I sat down and was hoping to try and break the block with some digital painting.

This is Rudolph being epic in a blizzard. I've been wanting to do an epic reindeer picture for a couple weeks. XD

Here's to the weakening of art blocks, I hope! :ahoy:
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QAtheAuthoress's avatar
QAtheAuthoress|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool.
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Taren14|Hobbyist Writer
Until I read the description I thought it was a deer smoking! Nice work, anyway.
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BluestreakFUS|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never understood how anyone can paint without having an inking to paint inside, or even without the use of lineart at all :o

Very good work!
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Now that is one EPIC Rudolph that would make the Rankin-Bass guys blush with approval- major kudos! :clap: :thumbsup:=D
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Kaffles|Student General Artist
Hell YES! This is totally how Santa's reindeer should always be drawn - none o' that Bambi-with-a-clown-nose bullshit. :D

I just love how dark and cool this looks; it's amazing how you made a character in a cute kids' song so easy to take seriously. It looks just like a piece of concept art for an epic traditionally animated movie about Rudolph. That'd be a movie I'd watch every Christmas, and you would HAVE to be the one to direct it. :+favlove:
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Aw, thanks. I know I want to do something with these reindeer designs and story snatches I keep playing around with, but I have yet to figure out what. Always makes me happy to see people enjoying what I do come up with. :>

And yes, the clown nose approach has always bothered me. I didn't mind it in the stop-motion show (it had to light up!), but now everyone does it that way.
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Kaffles|Student General Artist
I've seen your designs and personalities for Santa's reindeer as well, and I love them. :D I put way too much thought into what those guys would be like as a kid, so it's nice to know I'm not alone ^^;

:nod: Plus I think colour TV was *relatively* new at that time, so it'd make sense if they were eager to show off what they could do; I've heard that's the same reason Dorothy's silver slippers from the book became ruby slippers. But yeah, it bugs me when people pick one source of ideas instead of being inspired by lesser-known stuff, or better yet, coming up with something new :hmm:
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CCM| General Artist
Well done creating lightness at night....w/o it looking to dark. and I just love the idea. :)
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cattletownusa's avatar
Epic Rudolph FTW! He's been on the 'roids. :P
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Kobb's avatar
Psh no, this is aaaaall natural. B-)
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mooncity16|Hobbyist Artist
He looks so evil, like he's guna eat the cookies i'm leaving out for santa :O !
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Cowlinator's avatar
Perfect lighting =D

Seeing him like this, it's pretty hard to imagine him ever getting made fun of
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SimbaGirl|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude epic was definitely the word I was going for! :D This is great, so simple, but you killed the lighting techniques. C:
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Kobb's avatar
Thanks! X) I always love playing with light... always nice when it turns out well, too.
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MasikaRain's avatar
Epic reindeer picture! There aren't enough of them, that's for sure. I love the absolute epic-ness of it all. Well done.
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Kobb's avatar
Gotta love them Christmas reindeer! I need to organize my version of the story and do something with it, eventually.
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Orlifan's avatar
Wow, love the lighting, Rudolph has never looked so epic :D
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CodyFurlong's avatar
Awesome I love how you made him all muscly and grown up in it. You did a great jon on the lighting too.
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Kobb's avatar
After a couple years pulling that sleigh, I bet Rudolph has no choice but to be muscley. X)
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Lunar-ninja's avatar
Holy crap....What a manly Rudolph you have drawn. :o
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Kobb's avatar
Pulling a sleigh through the air to every child in the world is probably the best workout ever, haha.
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FelldohTheSquirrel|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD There's something very silly about this picture for some reason. xD
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