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Slayers Battle in the North

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First up, this was done as a gift for regular yearly benefactor ECNozmo :iconecnozmo:, 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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VectorFrame's avatar

Your style really fits the theme of the series.

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MrTukeProfessional Digital Artist

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. :)

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Rodman1901 General Artist

Nice work! Been listening to this one band called Unleash the Archers. They have a song called Frozen Steel, which sorta fits the theme of the pic, as well.

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MrTukeProfessional Digital Artist

Quality taste, Sir, and I can see what you mean. Zed Yago would go well with this as well, though when working on this I was mostly listening to Immortal and their side projects (I, Abbath and Demonaz).

Thanks for the support, mate. :)

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AWESOME WORK!

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MrTukeProfessional Digital Artist

Thanks, matey. :)

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curtsiblingProfessional Digital Artist

Top work, man! I know how much effort you poured into this one, and it paid off!

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MrTukeProfessional Digital Artist

Cheers man! A few touchups later, and I'll be one chuffed bunny. But otherwise, a fair share of labour has gone into this one. :D.

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