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Decay: Invoke The Reaper

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Published: August 8, 2010
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Cover image for an upcoming issue of Decay, a horror comic anthology from Australian independant publisher Dark Oz.

Our evil cultist is preparing to invoke the Reaper to do his dark bidding. The Reaper doesn't particularly like the idea of being summoned against his will!

Not sure if this piece if finished or not yet so I am posting it for some feedback, so let me know what you think!
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ChadfullerProfessional General Artist
just perfect! has such an old time classic feel, like a pic you would find in an old occult book, Nice colors=D
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LeeSmithProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks mate, I think my style generally has a bit of an old school feel, hopefully just doesn't look too dated! :)
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oooohhh....... i like this.

well done, props for you.
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NeriakHobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there, this piece has been featured in the Things That Go Bump In The Night Art Feature II . You’re welcome to check it out and have a good day!
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LeeSmithProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks for featuring my work :)
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NeriakHobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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CaveatscotiProfessional Digital Artist
Outstanding
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LeeSmithProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks buddy!
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synthoverseerProfessional Digital Artist
Behind you man! Haha... Great piece of work Lee! ;)
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LeeSmithProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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MeesterAdamProfessional General Artist
looks awesome, Lee. I enjoy seeing it in color. The ONLY crit I really have is design wise for a cover is that it could have a stronger silhouette, as Danny said maybe lightening the background would work. If you zoom way out to thumbnail size it loses some power/contrast.
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LeeSmithProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks Adam, definitely something to think about. I'll keep it in mind :)
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CaveatscotiProfessional Digital Artist
Rocks. DK's gonna love it.
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LeeSmithProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks Alister, I hope so. He's asked if I want to do a story with either him or Dave DeVries and am working on a host illustration to. When's your stuff going in?
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CaveatscotiProfessional Digital Artist
got a story in 4 and also a longer story in 5, as well as the cover.
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LeeSmithProfessional Digital Artist
Cool, I'll keep an eye out! :)
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sweet rendering!! the nasal cavity on the skull looks off center lee. also, i think you could probably either lighten up the background a bit or change the color to have the reaper pop out more than he is.
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LeeSmithProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks for the feedback Danny, I'll fix the nasal cavity. As for the background, I like the colour so I don't want to change that. I thought about rim lighting the Reaper aswell but thought it might be a bit much. I'll have a think about your suggestion :)
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fengarmProfessional Traditional Artist
What does the symbol on the cultist's forehead mean? It reminds me Alchemy Gothic...... anyway, good job! Only thing I don't like is that the reaper's skull is too unnatural.
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LeeSmithProfessional Digital Artist
The symbol means nothing, at least to me. I made it up, any similarity to an actual symbol is just a coincidence. Thanks for the feedback :)
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