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Original: Ancient Golem Battle by Risachantag Original: Ancient Golem Battle by Risachantag
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Monster design is fun. =) I've been playing around with the idea of monsters with some form of disability. This one's blind, but can locate things when the lights from each of the eye symbols in the rock lock onto a target.

Lots of reference to Mayan and Incan art styles in this one.

Time: About 10 hours
Tools: Photoshop CS3 & Wacom Graphire Tablet
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Epic i the first word that comes to mind when looking at this piece!! :D It had a real strong 'concept artwork' feel to it all and would not look out of place in a future game as a boss fight scene! The art direction is superb as the mayan/inca look is definitely evident everywhere; the monster, the warrior and even the environment. The moody yet bright lighting adds to the whole atmosphere of the scenario and the bright lights emitting from the eye symbols give the whole piece a mysterious feel to it!
Only minor niggle is the monster seems to be a little too static after having just lain a heavy blow to the ground in an attempt to hit the hero. Just some sort detail on his body showing effort/movement could have helped. Ah well, it doesn't matter much because this piece of work truly is amazing, farr better than anything i could ever do!
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Khasdannyanlord Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
such a masterpiece!!!
TheRealDarkspartan1 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
10/10. all i have to say.

Katrina20Lin10 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
splendid work!
moltenraven Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Love the Mayan Incan thing would love to see more tech style done with the atheistic
kalliasx Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent !
RB07 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Viva México! Viva Guatemala! y América latina (:
Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
THis is so bloody EPIC!!
Saiyanwarriorcatgir Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
YOU DREW THAT!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW! :worship:
murderen Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Would you mind if I could use this for a custom Yu-gi-oh! card? Credit will be given to you for the art and the card will not be used for my own personal profit.
GayStudent Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Inca version of a saterday night out.
ectoborge Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
I like the lasers or whatever they are
Kerevon Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
ANCIENT MAYAN LASER BEAMS!!!!! But seriously, great work here.
MyNameIsIOP Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
you know this looks so epic i want there to be written an epic story about that incan atlantean soldier golem and his quest to appease the rebellion of the magic/technologic stonebeasts/golems to get revenge for the death of/to free/to win the hand of/to get a stone of ressurection to bring back to life (like in shadow of the collossus) his wife/girlfriend/love/soulmate or whatever and it could even be an epic tragedy on how these battles ultimatly led to the destruction of Antlantia and at the end he could be holding her in his arms while everything around them crumbles and is falling but it doesnt matter because they re together, in each others arms. or it could be that the only way for the survival of the human race was to submerge the island with all the dangerous machines and escape to the highlands (link to the Flood) and then at the end you would have a drawing of the hero and his gal looking out on the new ocean with all the people of atlantia safe... so much epicness in this conceptual drawing... it gives so many ideas ... wow its epic
MyNameIsIOP Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
sry i missed that the soldier was a she ... girlpower! (ps im a guy and im straight)
maxim565 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
maxim565 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
giojaramillo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
skateboard-deciple Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
previous post says it all...truly epic and unique style...AMAZING WHERES THE SUPER LIKE BUTTON? LOL
Jodimus Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Brilliant! Great Design! Love the 'half circles' on that Golem too! :)
WorldSerpent Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This would make an epic boss fight in a game.
ghost-gamer Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
do i have permission from you to download this photo and use it for commercial reasons?
i think this is brill and 10 hours?! WOW!!!
Risachantag Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it, but I do not want my work to be used for commercial purposes.
Juhizz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015   General Artist
Hi! I just noticed this is used for commercial purposes... As a cover art for Benzie - Raw Essence. They had your permission?…
Risachantag Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Whoa, no, they certainly didn't!
Juhizz Featured By Owner Edited Feb 9, 2015   General Artist
Damn that sucks! There are even some fairly popular artist featured on that release
guitarfreaky Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow. looking through your gallery I can totally see you doing set design as well as character designs for games. Excellent gallery.
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pwned-by-twilight Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Why in the world can't I get the thought of "Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles" out of my head when I look at this :iconfacepalmplz: ?

Idk, but I surely do think this is something amazing ^^
widownid Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
Lygon Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
wow! this looks really good, seeing your works just makes me so much more motivated to practice! It's amazing to see your artwork here, but it's even more amazing watching you demonstrate your skills live! Oh yeah, I'm from Murdoch University and we just had you come in, in case you were wondering lol xD
Throne-of-the-Roses Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
amazing ^^
Brokeneins Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
You got epic skill!
Alien-D Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
wow! *_____* you got an incredible talent!
fave fave!
Xeno-the-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This would make a great video game boss. In order to defeat him, you'd have to trick him into smashing each eye.
Hergman Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
ooh aztec style! very rare
findx Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Really excellent!
theALMs Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's like some epic Aztec battle, I love it! XD
Neosun7 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Such a beautiful picture! Looks like it could be a video game screen shot! I love the action, colors, lighting, and all the details! Wonderful!
PaladinArtea Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
wow pure awesome
DebrisDB Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
...Your work makes me jealous. Good job! :D
DemovereXeno Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Wow... that description coupled with the image immediately gave me the impression of an interesting video game boss battle. Nice work! :)
Ja-Rome Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Freakin' awesome dude! Really get a sense of scale and strength from the golem. Kinda reminds me of Shadow of the Colossus.
ArchievalTome Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... Who is this fighting lady?
ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is ten kinds of awesome! :love:

There is so much detail going on with the characters I always seem to find something new to look at each time. (Not surprising considering the Incan/Mayan style.) The shadows in the recessed parts of the glyphs really make the monster pop out.

Great idea on how it sees too. I keep thinking about the beginning of ,Raiders Of The Lost Arc when I see it. :D

I'm surprised you didn't give any info on the little "giant slayer". I REALLY think that costume is cool. Especially the helmet. Plumage and gold face mask FTW! :#1:
Choco-Kun Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Professional Filmographer
And another riddle of the ancient world has been answered.
flash7g Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! I totally agree with the critique exept for saying the golem shows no effort in trying to attack. I see where the arm is broken farther up and one of his back legs is bent as though it took a step or something. I think those details show something. :)
mcaputo123187 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009   General Artist
DUDE!! look at all this detail (it blows the mind) killer job ^^*
rocluvsluxord Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Student Artist
this is incredible- all your work is all truly masterpieces -
full of originality and creativity

well, well done :)
nithoan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i should'nt have added you, your artworks are just too awesome, lol
Mithinco Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
Hey, my high school mascot! (not the golem :P)
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