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Dwarven warrior in a cold lit dungeon

By MatBirdie
There's a little story to this picture. Here it is.

This is an illustration I did based on a line art by a guy... Unfortunately I don't remember his name ! He was giving this drawing of a dwarf on Café Salé (french art forum) as a test drawing for a colorisation job in 2008 I believe.

At the time, I tried for a very short time to put it in color but I ended so frustrated by the result, I abandonned quickly.

It's 2012 and I've decided I've quit too many promising artworks before it was done... So two weeks ago I took it back and put myself at work again. I hope the final result speak for itself.

Should anyone know the author, or should he recognize his drawing, please give a shout and I will give proper credit.

done with Photoshop CS5
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KarakNornClansman's avatar
Magnificient colouring of the original lineart! Your style is deft and lovely detailed, and the result speaks well indeed for itself. Great colouring! Are you into Warhammer Fantasy as well?

Please pardon me asking, but would you by any chance be interested in helping out the volunteer project known as the Ninth Age (T9A for short: )? It is the spiritual successor of Warhammer Fantasy, run by 300+ volunteer contributors all tinkering in their spare time, and it aims to go even further than Warhammer did along the paths of historically based dark fantasy smörgåsbord setting:

For one thing, T9A is the perfect way for what used to be Warhammer fantasy fanart to instead become official artwork for an emerging setting, and thus gain much more widespread exposure.

Moreover, T9A is always welcoming artists who want to join their art team, and your skill and distinctive designs would be great to have on board, should you ever be interested in joining and help develop this setting by putting your own distinctive mark upon its art pool. If you would by any chance be interested in donating old artworks of yours, then here is a quick guide for T9A gallery upload of art contributions:

I can get you in E-mail contact with the head of their art team, if ever you're interested.

At any rate, splendid artworks! Evocative to boot, and detailed like a dream. Have a nice day. :)
Frol-Nounours's avatar
Vraiment un beau travail de couleurs! Mon seul commentaire c'est que la hache aurait pu être un peu plus définie... Quoiqu'il en soit, j'aime beaucoup la manière dont tu as travaillé la lumière.
MatBirdie's avatar
que veux tu dire par plus définie ? J'aime bien l'aspect que je lui ai donné... Au fait, tu peux jeter un oeil sur le dessin original, que j'ai essayé de respecter tout en m'autorisant quelques modifications ou ajouts... Ici : [link]
Frol-Nounours's avatar
Ce que je veux dire par plus définie, c'est que le niveau de détail de la hache me semble beaucoup moins poussé que l'armure. Les contours sont légèrement plus flous aussi. Ça donne l'impression que c'est inachevé.

Mais attention, je tiens à souligner que c'est, somme toute, du très bon travail! Va pas croire le contraire! J’essaie juste de faire des commentaires constructifs!
MatBirdie's avatar
ah ok, je me rendais pas vraiment compte tellement j'ai eu le nez dessus. merci pour tes commentaires !
ce qui me gêne, c'est cette impression que la hache est tordue, pliée vers le haut. j'ai foiré qq chose dans l'éclairage je pense. as tu cette impression aussi ?
Frol-Nounours's avatar
Très honnêtement, je ne trouve pas que la hache est tordue. Pour ce qui est de l'éclairage... ben non, je ne vois rien qui cloche...
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