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During a journey through the underworld, one warrior sacrifices himself for the greater good.
This piece was partly inspired by an element found in many myths, (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, etc.) where one hero sacrifices himself to save the lives of many.

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IggyHazardHobbyist Traditional Artist
Personally, I prefer George Patton's philosophy on that matter: "No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."
*cue Spear of Justice theme*
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scorpia733Student Traditional Artist
what program do you use?
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A way between Frazetta and Lovecraft
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That guy has balls.
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If he dies he becomes a legend.
If he makes it he becomes a God.
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the first thing that came to me when i saw this was the movie "Reign of Fire"
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Great rendering of a classic theme. I love the way the curves frame the monster and the light casts the people into sharp relief. Great image! :)
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that's been my favorite type of character for a while now. thats a great pitch that inspired you. lovely lighting in this. i just love your work here
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Wow!!! Awesome!!! I love it!!! *O*
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epic . . . good job on the piece overall, :+fav:
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The demon reminds me of D&Ds Archdevil Moloch
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Shadoworen117Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is epic, and beautiful, i love it!
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His last words could have been any of the following:
I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!
Guys, hold up. I got this.
Jingle bells, jingle bells...
For the wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin!
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Agree on the reign of fire finale. Van Zan was just badass. Cool image :) , and lovely colors. The guy, unfortunately, is a very unlucky sod. He will get slapped on the wall like a jelly , and die a horrible and painful death (I doubt the demon would feel the blow, but I doubt even more the blow will actualy be landed). Maybe the demon will be moved by the generous act and let the other party members go? (i mean, they are still all within arms' reach, and they are thre standing instead of fleeing). Tough is the life of the adventurer...
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uncle-shaunProfessional Digital Artist
Very cool!
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Love the perspective and silhouettes 8)
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ToshirotheKnightWolfHobbyist General Artist
just for laughs, i imagine him screaming, "THIS IS SSSSSSSSPPPPAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRTTTTTTTTTTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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very nice concept, but i don't see how one guy with an ax can kill such a huge monster..
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damn heroes have to always be heroic lol
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due thats sweet
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kika1983Professional Traditional Artist
great composition and lightening:) it 's a scary option when i looks at it:) great job:)
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