First up, this was done as a gift for regular yearly benefactor ECNozmo , hope you're keeping well in these times, mate. Normally I indulge the chap with the Dirty Pair lovely angels. This year I thought I'd try something new and have a go at another anime that seems to have caught his eye. Hope you like this one, Buddy, and many thanks for your support over all these years!
This one is a 3 way tribute, 4 or 5 way if you count the Frazetta \ Bisley influence. Asides from Slayers and a certain thrash metal band, their posture was based on the front cover to Battles of the North, one of Immortal's best albums, and one of my favourite bands. Check a sample out below.
Slayers and the characters by Hajime Kanzaka and Rui Araizumi. Art by me. Painted in Clipstudio with textures from personal stock. Was going to make a wisecracking sketch of acne-heads who don't understand my deviation from the established artstyle, but I'm content with this one. Some mild revisions may incur in the future.
Made a few tweaks as of 03/06/2020
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Yeah, I suppose Slayers is more of a lampooning of its reference material whereas I felt I was somewhat taking it back to the roots so to speak here, but that's my 2 pence. Thanks anyway for the kind words.