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Rift Contest: Air - The Aelian
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By ToySkunk   |   Watch
Published: May 31, 2011
© 2011 - 2019 ToySkunk
My entry for the Rift contest. :)

This is an air colossus, as you can probably tell from the annotations and the great big wings, etc. I looked at vultures, wasps and horses.

Digitally painted from scratch in Photoshop. I wanted to do something more like a concept sheet than an action picture, so that I could focus entirely on the beast and convey its features well - I'm not quite sure exactly what is desired in this contest, but there you go.
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7558x4490px 9.47 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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night-typhlosion's avatar
night-typhlosionHobbyist Filmographer
COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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redlion145Hobbyist Writer
I like this guy. A lot a lot a lot.

Needs moar talons though. Not nearly menacing enough for my taste in monsters.
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ToySkunkProfessional General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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ChrysshartStudent Digital Artist
ooooh wow! That is so cool! Good luck in the contest.
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ToySkunkProfessional General Artist
Thanks so much!! :D
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The design looks really brilliant, and the artwork itself is amazing as well!
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ToySkunkProfessional General Artist
I'm pleased you think so! Thank you!
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You're most welcome!
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WolfenPrincess Digital Artist
I love the realistic shading, it looks like it's flying off my screen <3 *fave*
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ToySkunkProfessional General Artist
I hope it doesn't, it's probably quite bitey! :giggle: Thank you so much. :hug:
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HoundofthenightHobbyist Photographer
Such an amazing design! I've never really seen anything like it! And the art itself is just amazing1 Good luck with the contest!!
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ToySkunkProfessional General Artist
Thank you so much, I really appreciate comments like this because I was worried about whether it was a design that wasn't very original! Thank you :D
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HoundofthenightHobbyist Photographer
Ah... well I think that you have nothing to worry about! It seems like you put a lot of thought into the design!
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misiacliveStudent Traditional Artist
I love this, very original.. really grabbing! I hope you do well :)
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ToySkunkProfessional General Artist
Thank you so much! :heart: I wish I had the skill to animate this, or apply some sound effect of some sort, but sadly I don't - so I hope I can convey enough through just the image. :giggle:
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misiacliveStudent Traditional Artist
I wish I did too, I would definitely help you! I'm sure you'll do great, you're already so good at sketching, I suck at PS haha.
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MethodKid13Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is brilliant, I really appreciate it's originality. Not like I'm pointing fingers but most of the entries are just the same thing over and over again. I'll be joining the contest pretty soon but I honestly hope this design works for them, great job!
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ToySkunkProfessional General Artist
Thank you! :D I deliberately chose the air realm because I thought that the other elements created an inclination to do a big monster with things stuck to it (i.e. plants, jewels etc.) - I thought air would be more of a challenge and would force me to think about doing something a little bit different - so I'm glad you think that it has worked. :D I'm delighted! Thank you. I look forward to seeing your entry!
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MethodKid13Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hey, just finished uploading them and I'd like your opinion.
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Jezzy-FezzyProfessional General Artist
Damn you! :c I also entered this contest as well, but with so much fail than your piece!

But good luck! <3
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ToySkunkProfessional General Artist
I was about to comment on yours but you disabled the comments! :shakefist: It's awesome, that lava effect really does look hot!
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Jezzy-FezzyProfessional General Artist
I enable comments. Just for you. :meow:
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lucas-irineuStudent General Artist
Sexy,
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