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Smoke Sword
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Published: March 18, 2016
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Final development of an earlier 30 minute speedpaint of the topic "Smoke Sword" from the Daily Spitpaint Facebook group.

From 2015
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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validus17|Hobbyist Writer
Star Wars + Lovecraft. It's too bad the whole de-canonizing the Star Wars EU. They were just getting into some really Lovecraftian cosmic horror in the EU before Disney took control. Hopefully they'll continue those Legends storylines in the future. In the meantime, we get awesome stuff like this.
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MetolGuy|Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I've heard they had a lot of cool stuff in the EU. Everything is better with a little Lovecraft :D
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murosteel|Professional Writer
his mask reminds me of corvo attano from dishonored XD
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AnimalAsLeader|Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there,

a 30 minutes paint? How the fuck? The faster things Ive painted took me about 6 hours, the longer ones even 40 :D
You have my respect for being able to achieve such an artwork in such a short amount of time. I like the lightning and the overall dark mood of the picture. I assume, you used a rather narrow palette of colours?

One thing I dislike is, that his forearms are exceptionally  huge. It's like Popeye.
Also, how is he holding his...blade? I was thinking of a lightsaber first.

Last but not least, the mask is awesome ;)
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MetolGuy|Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment! Let me be clear, this piece did not take me thirty minutes to make. :D I did a 30 minute sketch earlier for the Daily Spitpaint topic "Smoke Sword" and decided to keep working on it for another hour or so. 

As for the design, yes the forearms are quite large. He just eats a lot of spinach between battles. I didn't really think of this guy as quite human, hence the weird greyish skin and the uncanny ability to grasp a bare blade of fire ;)
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