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Primal by SeanNash Primal by SeanNash
An ordinary girl. A realm of demons. An epic conflict between Primal forces.

After 10 years this game is still one of my favorites. With amazing characters, and amazing exploration, the game is with out a doubt still at high standards in my opinion. I tried to put as much detail into this, focusing only on Jen and Scree, making sure they looked the best I could make them look. I actually feel sad to have finished this piece as I've loved researching and re-playing the game. I hope you Primal fans enjoy and please comment letting me know how you felt about the game.


Also check out Primal's amazing Tumblr page!! - primalgame.tumblr.com/


Thanks :thanks:

Software used - Corel Painter 12 and Corel Paintshop Pro x5
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:iconsilentmortal:
SilentMortal Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
Looking at this amazing art piece again makes me squeal of nostalgia! To think this gem is so criminally underrated breaks my heart.
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TTlynx Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
One of the most underrated games of all time, one of my favourites aswell. Great picture, thank you.
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MarvaraTorrent Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
Very good
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primalicious Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this as well, although you focused on detailing Jen and Scree here, which looks fantastic, the background truly gives this piece all its power, as if they both just walked out of an epic battle and only smoke and ember remain in their wake, Scree especially looks like a badass here! I always wondered what an immediate sequel would have entailed for his role, would Arella have bestowed him with greater power to aid Jen in another conflict? who knows!

As for how I feel about the game, it has been my favorite game since 2003, the impact it had on me can't be put into words, the game is perfection in terms of story, design, exploration, voice acting, graphics (for its time) and overall character interaction, of course this is a biased opinion, but if the game were given a graphical make-over (to PS4 standards for example) with an upgraded combat system it would quite possibly be the greatest dark-fantasy action adventure game of all-time in many peoples eyes, Sony really needs to give this game another chance, Jen is such a powerful and likable character.

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SeanNash Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ah thank you for your comment, I'm so glad you like the piece. :aww: 

Yeah I felt the need to just focus on Jen and Scree here as I wanted to put 100% into detailing them, and the background almost just felt perfect with less detail. They first version I had more rubble and detail with torches, but felt it took away the focus from the lovely Jen and Scree. 

I agree if the game was to be built with a new combat system for the PS4 plus the awesome graphics I think I would just be in shock :giggle: There are games that are being remade I believe such as Beyond Good & Evil and I hear there even making a Heavenly Sword  Animated movie which makes me think why? Perhaps there making a squeal of Heavenly Sword  for the PS4, It just gives me hope that they will one day come up with a new Primal Game. I just think it would be fantastic to play and experience with today's technology :D 
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DumbBlond101 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

holy crap this is really good

I didn't even think anyone knew what primal was anymore

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:iconseannash:
SeanNash Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ah thank you so much!! :thanks:
Yeah I believe there is still a small fan base for Primal, I for one still hope for a sequel of some sort. lol 
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GuyverSnake Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
That would be sweet.
It's a shame that Scree can't have the same voice actor, but I'd love to return to that world with some updated gameplay.
Yeah.

Awesome art BTW.
I did one myself quite a while ago - guyversnake.deviantart.com/art…
It's not as cool as yours but I felt like sharing.
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DumbBlond101 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

Me to

 

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gracefuldemon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional Writer
I'm starting to think you have serious problems with Jen's original outfits. :XD:

Curiously enough, Jen and Amanda (two of my all time favourite characters) share the same style. I think Jen would look good on one of Amanda's corsets. Hmm... I wonder how they would interact if they ever met in the virtual world. *daydreams*

Well, you don't need me to tell you how amazingly talented you are. (Curse you! :shakefist:)
If you stop being awesome I'll kill you. :sarcasm:
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SeanNash Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha! :giggle: I think If I could make a remake she would have more of a Style like Amanda, you are right I think there both very similar. 

I always think what style Jen would have now if they remade her. I mean its been 10 years since the games release and Style today is completely different even Lara Croft and the main character from Devil May Cry have had a big style change :/ 

And thank you! I will not stop until I have a Primal 2 in my hands!! Mwahaha!!! EVIL Laughter! I wish they could see that people still love the game and decide to go for it and just bring us all a lovely Sequel! Even if it was almost a re-imagining of the game I mean they've redone so many games that I didn't care about! why not Primal? Nuu  Angry DX
 
Anyways, I'm glad you like the piece. I was kinda sad finishing it, as It made me want another game even more! :grump: lol. 
 
 
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gracefuldemon Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Ah! I'll have to write those two interacting somehow. I think they would either kill each other or become best friends. There is no in between. :XD:

Indeed, 10 years is a long time. I think her outfit would definitely be updated but stay around the same colours and style. 
Ugh, those style changes were some of the worst I've ever seen. Lara Croft and Dante Sparda used to be so iconic! I could recognise Lara by her shorts and holsters and Dante for the red coat and white hair. :shakefist:

I wish more fans were like you - not willing to give up. Primal has got a small fanbase, but I notice that most of it would do little for a new game and it is such a let-down. 
It is hard to contact anyone related to the project back then. They all seem to have disappeared!
Primal truly deserves a new instalment more that most games out there. It is very special.

:giggle: I know what you mean. :pat: Gah! this annoys me! We must gather a group of people ready to do whatever they can for a new Primal game!
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SeanNash Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha! I would love to see Jen and Amanda interacting, It would be very interesting to see if they would become friends or enemy's, Seeing as they both seem to have similar style they may have a couple of things in common :giggle: 

I would just love to see what they would do, Can you imagine Primal with Next Gen graphics! I would just.....:faint: Can't even describe how excited I would be! But one can only dream of such things. Sad dummy 

I'm with you all the way, lets gather an army and get the people who made Primal back into a studio lock them in there so they have no choice but to work on a new Primal  EVIL Laughter! Mwahahah!! I fear that I would actually do this if I had the choice :giggle: 
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gracefuldemon Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Oh, the style is definitely not the only trait they share. They are both witty and sarcastic as hell, they tell jokes at the worst times, they are both demon-like - Jen being half demon and Amanda with her wraith power. They do have a lot in common. It would be great to see those two interact. :XD:

... I know I would scream for a day before I could handle playing a new Primal game. I mean, I would get the game, put it on the PS4 (yes, I want it for the PS4 damnit!), then reality would set in my head and I wouldn't be able to play it. At least for a few hours I wouldn't. :ashamed: I'm easily excited...

Heh! I would help you out! :evillaugh:
In the end, I think that team would make a new Primal game if they were given the chance, the problem is all related to how much it would sell, the funds to start the project... If only I knew someone who had worked on the game back then... :hmm:
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SeanNash Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I think it would be so cool to see Jen and Amanda, What would happen. - Just done this before I head off to bed! Mwahahah!!i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq…

OH i would just sit staring at the disk if there was another Primal game made. Then I'd realize its real and begin to play it with excitement then stare at Jen in next gen graphics in amazement. . Theirs just never been a game like Primal, they really need to look back at old games and realize some of them were the best ones ever made, today's games just seem as though theirs something missing. :hmm: 
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gracefuldemon Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Writer
It-it! :faint: Are you trying to kill me? :love:

Heh! I imagine how those majestic worlds would look like. Just imagine Aquis, or Aetha! It would be so beautiful! :happycry:
It's because the game appeals so much to the imagination, I believe. The story is captivating, the characters are three dimensional. Nothing is black and white. The music is fantastic and sets the atmosphere perfectly. I could go on. You know the list. :aww:
Games these days... they concentrate a lot on what will sell and little on what will entertain. Sometimes we get games like The Last of Us that blow us away, or Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance that is just so fun to play every time you pick it up, but it's still not the same...
Oh, it is hard to accept when something as wonderful as Primal is so underrated. >.>
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ThuroDragonheart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know this is an old post so I probably won't receive an answer but here goes; who is Amanda? At first I thought you were talking about Amanda from the Tomb Raider series but then I clicked on the link and realized that wasn't the case, so if you are not to busy could you tell who you two are talking about? I would appreciate it.

Also I wanted to say this is amazing. It really captures the essence of the two characters.
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SilentMortal Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013

Amazing work as Always. Although I think Jen's tp is a bit too long here. I remember her having a shor top where she displayed her belly button. ^^;

 

Other then that, it's really damn good!

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SeanNash Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:thanks: Ah thank you! Yeah I did draw her top a bit higher, but for some reason it felt dated and didn't look right, I wanted to show off some skin, but wanted her to look more dated with just small tweaks. with skinny leather pants instead of flared, and just a small amount of stomach showing. I felt if it got remade or something with next gen graphics they would tweak Jen up a bit. 
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SeanNash Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
'wanted her to look more updated**'  Sorry been a long day :giggle: 
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riaT-Tair Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw now this brings back memories, I bought this game didn't know nothing about it and ended up replaying it twice XD... so well done and I loved the interaction with Jen and Scree.. very well done ^^
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SeanNash Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: Thank you, Yeah the game was amazing, Just mad how long ago it was released. O_o  10 years. Its just crazy. Would love another game that had the same iterations as Jen and Scree. 
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