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carnage
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Published: July 10, 2016
© 2016 - 2019 labirynt
One of the illustrations I made for The Northern Realm RPG guidebook. 
You can purchase the PDF here: www.drivethrurpg.com/m/product…

pencil + GIMP (mixed media)
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2468x3500px 17.14 MB
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joma99|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your work! It's hard to find style like yours~ Keep it up!
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thank you :)
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joma99|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome~
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RavenCorona|Student General Artist
Interesting style.
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Thank you.
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JennyTang2038|Student General Artist
Super eye catching! I love the simplicity in the colors contrasting with the complexity of the composition. I think I have seen an actually quite famous painting of similar style before (The really big black and white one with two groups battling each other? No?). I feel something was trying to be said by this scene, mind sharing? 😜Anyways, great job!
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When I read about a big black and white painting depicting a battle, the first thing that came to my mind was Guernica by Picasso - but I don't suppose that's what you meant, haha!
I didn't think about any specific artwork while drawing this one, any inspiration must have been subconscious.
Anyway, thank you! :)
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JennyTang2038|Student General Artist
Haha, no it's a different one. 😝 How long did this take you? Also it's tradition art, rights?
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To be fair, I can't tell you precisely how much this one took me because I've been working on several drawings simultaneously. At least 5-6 hours, I guess. Probably more, because I get easily distracted.
As for the media - as always, it's a mixture of traditional and digital methods. The linework is drawn with a pencil, I also painted the smoke in the background on a separate sheet of paper. I scanned everything afterwards and had fun with it on the computer (inverted the colours in certain parts, for example).
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Anarasama|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its really captivating, how the chaos is sort of structured by the clashing colours, i feel it fits a battle perfectly. Its an eye-catcher for me!
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Glad you like it! :D
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Awesome!
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