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WIP - Undead Swamp by RoninDude WIP - Undead Swamp by RoninDude
I was working on this the other day, while chatting with some friends and taking a break from work. It started off as just a doodle of a rock and grew from there while we talked about random stuff. If I had planned it out, it might have been better... but I still kinda like it. I would like to work it a bit more, when I have the time. 

I'd like to add more skeletons and zombies coming out of the swamp and color it, but here's a Work-In-Progress shot, for now. 


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:icongusolsan:
gusolsan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2018  Professional General Artist
As always, excellent ilustration!
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! 
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Ryonosuke00 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!Clap Clap 
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconryonosuke00:
Ryonosuke00 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) (Smile) 
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:iconghostshell5:
GhostShell5 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
Who says the undead can't make friends. Nice work.
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! One of my personal favorites. :)
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:iconpapitrooper:
PapiTrooper Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Very impressive ! I really like this ambience !
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! 
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:iconrallyguy33:
Rallyguy33 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018
Oh wow, looking forward to seeing this get fleshed out even more. You really captured that creepy mood with just the sketch here. Love the weapons strewn around and the celtic cross in the background. The shattered coffin is a nice touch too. And what can i say about the zombie but... HOLY CRAP! That is scary stuff. Love your horror work, and we don't get to see it too often. Keep it up!
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! I still want to work it out a bit more, but hopefully it'll be super cool and creepy when it's done! :D
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:iconshippingwarguy:
ShippingWarGuy Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jesus, what is that!? It looks like the illegitimate child of Nightcrawler and a zombie.

That aside, can't wait to see this finished.
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I will probably edit that creature in the next update. I am not really satisfied with it, and I probably could ramp up the monstrosity level of it's design. 
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flamefox777 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018
I see what you're saying. Despite being very-well drawn and designed, it just doesn't quite fit. There's a hint of "cuteness" to it that puts it a tad out of place in my mind. 

There's this eerie, spooky battlefield and a cutsie undead rat-man—but it doesn't seem like you, the artist, intended for that to be the case, right or wrong.

An undead rat-man on a battlefield is a really cool concept, but I think at the very least, give him a rat skull/face. I think that change alone would fix the issue. 

How about adding an undead crow on the sword's hilt or on the cross in the background? Too much? 

Thanks for the WIP!
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Cuteness? Haha maybe you and I have different ideas of what is cute. XD  Ah, but he's certainly not a rat man. He'd need big ol buck teeth and big doofy ears for that. XD

I'll work it out on my own. Forgive me, but I am famously bad at taking suggestions. Just stubborn, I guess. XD
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:iconshadowraven2006:
ShadowRaven2006 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
sexy is good, but dramatic is just as awesome.
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
:D I'll try to keep both coming, in reasonable doses. 
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:iconshadowraven2006:
ShadowRaven2006 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
and the people rejoiced
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:iconremuko:
remuko Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018
Super cool. I love Skelly bois :meow:
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:icondeviljackies:
Deviljackies Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome!!!!
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! 
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:iconlunatic38:
Lunatic38 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018
Very cool!!
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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:iconjonerico:
Jonerico Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool :0
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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:icondarianblood:
Darianblood Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018
Very cool! I love the idea of a graveyard taken over by a swamp and the corpses being awakened by whatever power infests it :)
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I've used that theme in the D&D game I am running, and it was fun indeed. Skeletons are my favorite monster. :D
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:icontehwatcher:
tehwatcher Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018
1st this sooo aamzing

2nd what a amaizng and detai back ground

3rd and soo scary XD >////< but excited to see finish work
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! 
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:iconk-e-y-k-o:
K-E-Y-K-O Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018
Man, even without the colours, it's so cool. :)
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Heh thanks! 
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:iconk-e-y-k-o:
K-E-Y-K-O Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018
No problem. :)
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:iconasylumchildart:
Asylumchildart Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool!
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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:iconthe-herald:
The-Herald Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018
Amazing what you can grow from a rock. :)

No pressure, but you have 20 days left to complete this for Halloween. OR, you have 1 YEAR (and 20 days). Give or take a day. :D
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Haha I wasn't doing this for Halloween, I just like undead as a monster, specifically skeleton warriors. :D
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:icondragonkingmark:
Dragonkingmark Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018
run away!
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
D:
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:icondragonkingmark:
Dragonkingmark Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018
the undead will get you
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:iconjeardawg:
Jeardawg Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018
That is different.  Me Likey!   =)
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Glad to hear it! 
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:icondwestmoore:
DWestmoore Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Shrek Roar W H A T  A R E  Y O U  D O I N G  I N  M Y  S W A M P  
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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:icongrazerone:
grazerone Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sweet work :clap: some of the best art comes from just a doodle without planning it out. great work :clap:
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I find that, in terms of my own art, I prefer the art that I have given a lot of thought, prepped, and planned out, after being thorough with thumbnail sketches and reference gathering. There's a lot I don't like about this particular piece, in terms of design and layout... But what I DO like about random doodles like this is that they let your brain wander into unfamiliar territory, and problem solve on the fly. Experimentation is always useful, even if only part of the experimentation results in a new lesson or discovery. So I suppose it has it's pros and cons. At least, that's how it is for me. :)
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:icongrazerone:
grazerone Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can also see that too.:w00t:
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really cool. :)

---AK
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:icontri-edge-64:
Tri-Edge-64 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Student Digital Artist
we need more of that (suddenly best) undead girl right there :u
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:iconronindude:
RoninDude Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
That's not a girl haha! But I am glad you like it. :)
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