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Silent Abyss W.I.P. by minties Silent Abyss W.I.P. by minties
I can't get my scraps working properly for some reason and completely lost what i just submitted so i guess no more scraps folder for me...

Anyway, this is a work in progress still sketchy and all. Any crits, ideas or suggestions greatly appreciated. Also, is it too dark?
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zaku1986 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This blade looks cool!
Prism-S Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man, I remember this.... this is what got me into your art, and also inspired some of my own....
TheForgottenWords Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Love this sooooooo much, the sketchy look of the main character in the foreground and the large and almost undone shadowy look of the beast in the background make for a perfect picture.
Kivanfangirl Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Nice art
Echoic Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Beautiful lighting and atmosphere. I'm so amazed with what you can do with just a few shades of grey.
Captain-SG Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
The picture itself had a wonderful back drop to it, the darkness really sets the mood of the "Face Off" that I feel. The beast itself is scary even though you say its not finished yet. The man staring it down has alot of good detail to the cloak and hair, if you were to throw some more intricacy into the sword that would be bad ass as well.
MercilessNight Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
It great! but if you want advice you should put another source of light like rune on the sword or fire on the demon (fire doesn't need to be red it a demon after all)but i know your will do great
krazyklod Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
i think his sword is too big...and no i didnt mean that!!! lol
tomas-q Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
maybe with that lightning it should be a bit more iluminated, but great work anyway

congrats for your awesome gallery!
Lory919 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
One of the best deviation in the world!!!

VitalikTarasov Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Its just Dark enough
lazpunk Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
i love this piece. the color scheme and overall feeling of the work is excellent.
MeoImperium Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
This is one of the best pictures on the whole dA. Truly breath-taking.
UnholyBamba Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
That's pretty badass. It has a great atmosphere, what with the pale lighting on the horizon and the guys cloak flapping in the wind.

I think though that the creature should stand out more. Maybe put some highlights on his body or something. The wings could be bigger too.

Anyway this is an awesome picture.
ThornedVenom Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Although this is a very classic pose, you did a very good job at it. So much tension which promises an epic showdown.
amoooon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
woow ... i like it
mrmegu Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
great work ^_^
mvodak Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007
a bit alien like monster. but the setting is pretty cozy and the sword very original - speaking of which, it must be really heavy. I would like more details. really sketchy piece. still very good one.
bernadethbarcelon Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007
great! :floating:
Ryuseiken Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
It looks great, the concept and all the coloring seems to be OK. If you keep working in it, it'll be another Masterpiece for your gallery:o
minties Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
I'll redo the whole thing and try be more original with the monster next time, when i did this i was really lacking creativity.
Black7Sky7Dawn Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007   Writer
Very awesome.
But I agree.
The big creatuer's head needs not to be as smooth.
And maybe a different set up for its mouth.
Other than taht, awesome.
todestribunal Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i really love this piece of art more than any other i've seen here, it's just amazing
Katgotclaws Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
love the approching beast.

B-Anne Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
Very Final Fantasy.
I love it.

Too dark? Nah... I'd suggest a bit of highlights at the end, but it's pretty rad as is.
ashlik Featured By Owner May 17, 2007   Digital Artist
wow, this pic rocks!
Suvarius Featured By Owner May 17, 2007
Nice again - I'm just checking out your gallery after seeing that tutorial (I first saw it on the newest bit, but then lost it again before I could fave it T-T) and this looks great.

The blade he is carrying looks immense, and I love the whole conept - far from being too dark, it really sets the mood. I want to see the finished product! Excellent work, I eagerly await more!
minties Featured By Owner May 17, 2007
I think this concept is too old to finish, but i wouldn't mind redoing it over for improvement.
Suvarius Featured By Owner May 17, 2007
Fair enough, I can respect and sympathise with that - but anything that you can throw our way will be greatly appreciated ^_^ seriously, keep it up!
VirtuousDarkness Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is fantastic! Despite you saying that it's a WIP, it looks complete as it is. And no, it's not too dark. You've set the mood for dark things to happen.
Chihiro14 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
This is super awesome... only suggestion I have is, what is he holding onto? I don't see a handle... but since it's a work in progress, who knows. ^_^ It looks terrific otherwise!
dark-sides-beauty Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
very dark and beautiful i love and respect this piece
t-amjad Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007
Dragonstar123 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007   Writer
woooooow is all i can say. Amazing.
Synistergrrl Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the depth of this. it's got alot of emotion and action as if you're about to watch the battle of a lifetime.
NEK-RDK Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007
Just recently discovered your works, and this work itself has been the deciding factor in me getting back into art. I love it, it is almost too dark, but I think that would take away the feeling of the image if it were lightened at all. Amazing work.
azninsanity Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
Love the atmosphere so far. I think the lighting is perfect :]
Pixil8ed Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
i LOVE your work
kiichigonohermit Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
This is great. Very cool. :p I love it. >3<
Gumbooots Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
one of the most inspirational pictures i have ever seen.
LilJoe Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
looks great, love yer art minties!
Doomsin Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
Love the colours and lighting of the pic, real gloomy.
Spoonful0fcats Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006
Hmmm, what about an energy glow around his sword? Somewhere around the blues(a light pastel-ish color) would look nice, with a couple sparks near the end of the blade(if you put the glow too strong it'd end up casting too strong of a glow onto the character which would take away from the lighting on his back(which I very much like already X3 they way you've colored it.

I wonder how maybe some wind or a twister or two(somewhere in the landscape behind him? x__x) would look..
agh, it's so beautiful already
minties Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006
I was thinking a twister with lighting going through it but was afraid it might take out the tension between the 2, also playing around with the sword lighting too but i've put this project on hold for 2 secret projects i hope to finish soon :evillaugh:
Spoonful0fcats Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
>o< secret projects!? Can't wait to see them ;) X3 :heart:
I hope the Silent Abyss comes out the way you like it though
bukashka Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
Great work!!!!! :D
Veinctor Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006  Professional Filmographer
im proudly adding the 11th 'wow'! its as dark as it should be. great image! well done!
tessra Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006
ooooh i forgot. those wings would look frighteningly grimly spectacular =D if u got alil thunder light reflected on em.
tessra Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006
nah i wouldnt say it was too dark, ^-^ but zee very light bit on the clouds at the top (which ur still working on obviouslu) looks alil too bright for that weather >.o n is a lil distracting <.< i suggest a bit more of a grey behind those clouds >.> or is that light from the thunder? ^^;; then i guess maybe uh..just a glow over some dark clouds would be abit better >.> ........maybe you could keep that bright flash with just some streaky light or somthing?^^; (not sure about the last thing she said)
redhoodie Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
This is awsome, you got the feeling just right. Sketchy is good - i pick feeling over high rendering everytime, none of your stuff is broken, so don't go trying to fix anything, just move onto the next thing and keep doing what you're doing.
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