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blood fire

By michalivan
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Hi everybody, this is a cover I just finished. I'm really not completely satisfied with how it came out. I've been pushing it a little too hard to improve fast and I guess I'm a little fed up with these fantasy themes. It's a redone illustration for a fantasy book (the original I painted in 2005 [link]). In this particular cover it was hard to find passion for it. Nevertheless I guess I've learned a lot from the mistakes I've done. The next ones will hopefully be better

Thanks for looking!
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IrbisotaHobbyist Traditional Artist
wow....I really like this one. Just a pity, that this isnt on the book we have (if it is on any book at all...)
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monchikenHobbyist Digital Artist
looks cool :D !
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super obrazky :)
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BenSonkkilaStudent Digital Artist
MASTERFUL colour and lighting my friend:headbang:
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SeleeneeHobbyist Traditional Artist
Mirena postarom sa mi síce viac ľúbila, každopádne má to oveľa väčšiu dravosť na rozdiel od starého, cítiť istú ruku.
akosi to však nie je také živelné ako predošlé dve cover verzie. je to akési statické, zvlášť na rozdiel od ostatných tvojich prác, no aj tak si to Dokonalý Ty.

inak, úžasný pokrok, človeku ostáva fakt len slintať:drool:
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martinplskoProfessional General Artist
Perzo, you are right. This picture has everything and nothing. The elements are there, but somehow I can feel that it doesnt work as good as it could. Its more as if you want to get the job done than have fun with painting this pic. Its good, but I am used to better pieces from you :)
The 2005version was more epic than this.
I dig the background here, the flaming arrows, they seem almost animated, very good.
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Beautifully Done!!!
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miromosmarStudent Digital Artist
in my opinion, this one is better because
1: i see your improvmment in this one in the details and the lighting
2:i like this style better because the other one is frequantly used by everyone i guess, so as long its a new style its better
3: this compostion is much more interesting
:) but both are amazing btw
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Trosku sa mi zda ze zenska postava ma lave predlaktie o nieco dlhsie ako prave :) Mozno to je svetlom, prava ruka my pripada takmer vystreta a lava je z mojho pohladu viac ohnuta cize by mala byt o nieco kratsia ? : ) mozno biceps dlhsi ? Inak sa mi velmi paci ako je spracovane pozadie :)
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Very cool
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EfudeProfessional Digital Artist
hmm je to take mno ine nez som zviknuta od teba :< neviem preco ale nieco mi tam vadi asi prilis zretelne a ciste linie neviem ale akosi to nieje ono.
ako samozrejme je to perfektne odvedena praca a mna netreba brat vazne O:) (dufam ze som neurazila nebolo to myslene zle)
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michalivanProfessional Digital Artist
jasne diky za nazor, viem co myslis. no viac veci tam nefunguje. skusam sa teras trochu posunut dalej tak skusam :)
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still it has a quite detail into it.. :)
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You are so much better than many of the great illustrators, Perzo...

Although your style ist mostly a contributor to the somewhat worn off fantasy genre:
1. Your lines are inovative without losing the crudeness
2. Your colors are vibrant without looking plastical and artificial
3. Your scenes are unsharp and full of movement, without losing detail.

A real jewel for the eyes. Thanks for keep posting.
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michalivanProfessional Digital Artist
thanks for liking my work! It fuels me with new energy
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DamonVonBohnProfessional Traditional Artist
Ahh, such is my woe with vampires. I get paid to draw them ad nauseaum...and I used to love vampires...now they're just...empty archetypal shells.

But your off-focus work still looks great! maybe there's some way of making them more interesting for you?
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excellent work!
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michalivanProfessional Digital Artist
thanks! glad you like it
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you're very welcome! :0
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Wow, beautiful !!!
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michalivanProfessional Digital Artist
thanks! glad you like it
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TheBoyofCheeseProfessional Digital Artist
This is badass. :D
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Maybe you're too close to it - I like it, the characters, composition, environment and style work for me.
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michalivanProfessional Digital Artist
thanks! glad you like it
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