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Locked Horns

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By Satyrikal   |   
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© 2006 - 2020 Satyrikal
This is an idea for a book I am currently working on. I really liked the notion of a Satyr rogue locked in mortal combat with a Minotaur warrior. Then of course the obligatory groan inspiring name. This is the piece that got the attention of Whitewolf and Blizzard.
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XEROX
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SYNERGIX
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LionsongHobbyist Traditional Artist
Your amazing art has been featured! [link] :heart:
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SatyrikalProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you Lionsong...been a while since I had a chance to be on...was great to see this message.
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minespatchHobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation. It's probably for the wonderful lighting you have in this piece.
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SatyrikalProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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minespatchHobbyist General Artist
Your welcome. I hope you get another soon.
pyroaddict72's avatar
nice! you have just inpired me to wright about a minotaur on a journey.....................oh yes there will be blood
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SatyrikalProfessional Digital Artist
Oh...there will be blood!
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your good at drawing you should get an icon soon like mine
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JTGrimmHobbyist Writer
*promises to avoid in-depth critique*

First, congratulations on the daily deviation! Very well-deserved, this is a beautiful piece. What I really admire about this piece is how you've managed to take a satyr and depict him in a context other than being naked, drunk, and hitting on forest nymphs. The very notion of the satyr defying social convention is enough for me to want to pick up the story you're suggesting here.

Visually, I really like what you've done with the minotaur. You have an excellent grasp on musculature and animal physiology - I especially like the touch of the slight hump on the minotaur, as would be found on a brahma bull. I also really like the green glowing glyphs on the satyr's clothes. Nice touch. Is it safe to assume that they're somehow connected to the glowing effect on the daggers?

Speaking of the daggers, I feel that I'm in the minority here, but I didn't entirely care for how they turned out. The glow effect is so intense that at first, I couldn't make out that they were supposed to be daggers. My two cents factor on the exchange rate somewhere between yen and pesos, but I would suggest keeping the lines of the dagger visible through the glow, perhaps done in a darker shade of the same color as the glow.

That being said, this piece is definitely worth a :+fav: and :+devwatch: - keep 'em coming!
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SatyrikalProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks JTGrimm, I appreciate it.
I did use reference from brahma bulls and oxen for the minotaur.
Yeah, the glow from the phantom blades and the glyphs are connected.
As far as the daggers, I can totally see your point. The idea was that they are glowing fiercely with the satyr's magic and rage and I wanted that to show in his blades. Your suggestions are very helpful.
Thank you for the comment and the very constructive critique.
OllieTeo's avatar
...markers?! Holy fuck. @_@
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SatyrikalProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks oliverat
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The Minotaur is so awesome!
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Minotaur=Tauren in WoWspeak
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SatyrikalProfessional Digital Artist
yes it does...I should know. I'm addicted to the damn game lol. For the Horde baby!
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furan-sanProfessional Digital Artist
Nice use of markers...if those are matkers...great colo comp!!
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Great pose, and colors. My favorite part is the minotaur :thumbsup: :+fav:
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kiki-doodleProfessional Digital Artist
This is an absolutely lovely piece, and the coloring is done exceedingly well. (It was funny, as I could tell it was traditional, even as I clicked, but I was slightly unsure, so that means you did a good job :p)

I am curious as to the mediums used here... I can detect marker, but I am quite curious what you used to get the glow around the Satyr's dagger?
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SatyrikalProfessional Digital Artist
Hey meradragon, thank you for the comment. The glow is just airbrushing and a couple of light sources in photoshop elements. Thanks again.
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:jawdrop: wow... that's amazing! Time to watch!!!
caffieneoverload's avatar
The lighting and shading was very well done. I love the glowing dagger..... things. awsome concept too
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simply amazing :)
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:bow::clap::bow::clap::bow::clap::bow::clap::bow::clap::bow::clap::bow::clap::bow::clap:


NICE WORK CONGRATS ON THE DD
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SatyrikalProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you... The emoticons have me hypnotized.....
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