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Frostshatter by Zephyri Frostshatter by Zephyri
Another piece done at work that I can now release, as it's live on the website. Done as part of a project to make the loading screen more attractive than it's previous black screen and red block bar! Players now get a cycle of three images based around various forms of combat and exploration in RuneScape. This image is from the dungeoneering style of combat, in a group, against one of the demon prince bosses, Frostshatter.

Done in about 2 days in photoshop.

Image is copyright to Jagex, 2010.

Edit: woah! DD... that was totally unexpected! Thanks for all the love guys <3

Edit 2: Please guys, stop telling me this isn't my work. I work for Jagex - have done since June 2008. Up until Jan 2011 I worked as senior concept on the RS team and am responsible for not only this, but the other two images when you load the game, as well as the image of the mage on the main RS site.
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Frostshatter by *Zephyri ( Suggested by Jace-Z and Featured by Pyritie )
RS-LegendArts Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll draw like you some day... :D!
Pink7777 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Brilliant work!
ComradeKael Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I am a huge fan of Runescape & and have always admired what I now know is your work. Excellent job!
Zephyri Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Always a pleasure to hear form RS fans :)
spongebobcassy Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Awesome hands and ty for making the loadin screen look cool :D readin tips w/o this would be boring
Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So you DID pass that interview. (I wish I'd done my homework before asking!) I thought your style was familiar, but I had to be sure! :)

And now that I know who you are, let me tell you personally (rather than rambling on forums) how freaking awesome your work is, and all of the new armor concepts (since I now know you're heading up that team.) The stuff you guys are designing looks amazing, and I'm happy that Runescape is finally getting the hardware to implement the concept art well. (Once upon a time, we were lucky if it resembled it!)

I know that the new direction has some criticism, but it isn't well-thought criticism, and it mostly comes from people who blame it for FPS or just aren't ready for some much needed updating. Seriously, most players I talk to are in love with just about everything, and I hope you are able to see that and can be encouraged to keep doing what you are doing.

Who was behind Zuriel's? I think that's my favorite of the bunch, though Dragon chain and Armadyl are quite epic, also. I can't wait to see what's in store for the god capes! :)

PS: appropriately intimidating perspective, here! Those demon bosses don't mess around. >< (I'm glad I mage my dungeons!)
KaylaWoodside Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is great! Love your stuff.
imaginante Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
greats colors
Miakhano Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Whoa! =)
Fumichun Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Filmographer
For a fact. I'd be so damn scared to fight that thing. Secondly i LOVE detail on... erryything? I like how the monster is so HUGE and the heroes are in the corner... with a little flicker of bright light. I hope they win :P

Love love this. The texture on everything, especially the FUR and the ROCK are really nice.. omg. umm faved? Yes :)
SuperCJ Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Dungeoneering was the only thing that really kept me playing, everyhting about it just looks amazing, much more polished than the other stuff on RS
Great job!:clap:
annev3 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
*playing rs on the moment* whiehie
my rs drawings are nothing by this >.<
Battia Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
this is't your work? its just flipped around. that pic is in runescape loading screen.
Zephyri Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
If you read any of the comments below, you'll see that I currently work at Jagex... I did the picture as part of my work as senior Concept Artist on RS. I did all three loading screen images, including this, the one in the temple of light and the one of the mage Ariane fighting the undead horde. Please read before you make accusations like that I get tired of repeating myself.
Battia Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
oh.. sorry ^^'
loporonski777 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
u know i dig your stuff i think you should add a dark purple in backround not a lot just to catch eye
DarkChocolate107 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
THIS IS YOU?? this was awesome since i first saw these on the menu. I would never have thought I'd have found who actually drew these! I feel lucky to be able to compliment the artist! you are great at what you do!

I love this drawing a lot
Zephyri Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, is me indeed! Glad you like the image, always great to hear from RS players who admire the art!
bloonblaster2000 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016
I remember this from a dew years ago on the menu, and I never knew that this is where it came from! Awesome!

srry that im l8
Tomxbest Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
did you say you done this by yourself because it looks excatly like the same
Zephyri Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yes I did say I did it. If you're refering to the fact it's from Runescape, I know. I work as a senior concept artist for Jagex, in Cambridge, UK. Have worked for them for the past 2.5 years, and up until recently was head concepter on RuneScape. Part of my job was to produce the illustrations used on the loading screen, including this, the mage fighting the zombies and the archer jumping around in the Temple of Light.
Tomxbest Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
DuffBrain Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
amg... niice :DD
BenSonkkila Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Waricck Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
popo638 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
wow!you made this for runescape!could i be your freind!
artsy-geek Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I like this picture, but those horns on his waist are kindly unfortunately positioned, given trolling minds on the webnet. :P
Zephyri Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hahah I wish my brain would learn to see these things... i often seem to put inadvertent phallic things into work!
artsy-geek Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Haha! Oh well, lots of art has that. [link]
loglog5 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
this one was my favorite of the three
Ihatemybrother Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Hmm.. You didn't maked it, actually it's a loading image of runescape but okay
Zephyri Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, I did make it. I work for Jagex, I'm currently senior concept artist for RS. I know it might be beyond your comprehensiont hat I can post my work here on DA, but I do. I also designed the demon princes from dungeoneering, back when this guy was called Frostshatter.
Nicksketch Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010   Digital Artist
animeboydx Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
awesome Pic!!! can I use this in my group?
RAC1000 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
To'Kash is a badass Kal'Gerion demon!
deathmastr8 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
It's not called frostshatter anymore, his name now is To'kash the Bloodchiller.
Zephyri Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Figures they'd change it and not tell me!
deathmastr8 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
they added a hell of a lot more onto dungeoneering now. Along with To'kash, his borthren are:

Har'lakk the Riftsplitter
Bal'lak the Pummeler
Yk'Lagor the Thunderous
and Kal'Ger the Warmonger, leader of them all.
OfficialSamurai Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I love the blue colors!
KiyaMM Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
oh yeah.. well I can see why this became a DD. It's epic.

Thank you for adding it to :icondigitaldelicacies: :dance:
Xerces Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very cool work! Amazing depiction of such a creature. Awesome set of colours
Seaview123 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work on this picture! Very well done!
Hettar7 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Rroooawwrr! (I'm just imagining him falling on his stomach. ouch)
Oktanas Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work
HumbleLuv Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool. dark and cold, too..
Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
How are you so goood its amazing!!
MasPix Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
Q-o Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great pictute =]
Quolia Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah so epic! :clap:
Beezul Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful. and most epic.
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