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A quiet stream version 1 by zomby138 A quiet stream version 1 by zomby138
Well that took a while...

This was done in open canvas, start to finish, the actual file is nearly 30 Megs right now, it has well over 200 layers including paste and duplicate layers.

It's version one because I hope to improve it, hopefully with some feedback from you people *looks at people*

So yeah, feedback, yes, it would be nice if you could give me some of that... please? *Makes puppy eyes*

Rawk. \m/
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JwktheHempMonkey Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005
I love the orange metalic affect, and the way several images repeat themselves (e.g. the grass in the forground and the 'field of spears' in the background), not to mention composition as a whole. However, it seems a bit 'symetrical'.
heckboy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2004
nice job!
nergling Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004
Man imagine luggin that chain everywhere with you. Anyhoo its makes the drawing come to life kudos to you my friend.
Ephon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2004  Hobbyist Artist
thats pretty cool =D and I like the icon aswell
catarax Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2004
i guess all i can say is that you could focus a bit on the fact that nothing will be as light as the highlights on the most reflective object nearest the lightsource. then as things curve away from the light depending on their material the shadows will grow differently (fluid shadows on metal, soft fuzzy shadows on fur/rough leather/cloth etc.) i dont think his needs much more work, but im confused by the highlights on the main character as compared to the horde around him. i dont see any white light sources, only red so why are his highlights not tinted ed?

otherwise very strong :) i love the heavy blacks.
nergling Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2004
I see you worked out ya chains problem dewd very well done.
nergling Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2004
You sorted out those chain problems you were havin, nice one man. I saw it way back, months ago and it looks pretty sweetamafunky now! Dewd! \m/
moosticks Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2004
That's gorgeous, love the colours...don't change it. It's great as it is.
Drakenborg Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really like your choice of colors, it´s a awesome pic, great perspective and well, I like pic´s in action... if you know what I mean, I am no good at them so... :) two thumbs up!
NovemberWolf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2003   Writer
Holy living SHIT! This is really good!
prodigium Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2003
*looses his breath*

Wow... amazing. Love the color scheme and above all the use of higlights and shadows. The background lights reflects very well throuhout the entire picture!
Darqnaut Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2003  Professional Interface Designer
Wow... jeez, you want comments on how to improve THIS? Kinda like asking asking Iron Butterfly to add on a few more minutes to "Inna Gadda de Vida," huh? ...Yeah... that didn't make... much sense... Okay forget the analogy.

Anyway, this piece is already supreme when it comes to perspectives and just out and outdesign. I really dig the basic coloring, just red and black with only highlights of yellow and green (and I'm using just general color names because I can't be buggered to give specific color names). However, these are just some things I noticed- as you asked to ee what could be improved upon: first the lighting, while awesome, also needs to be realized a little more in some places. For example, the large- what I'm assuming to be- green claw at the bottom center has light apparently coming from both the top AND bottom, as does most of the armor on the other, more prominent characters hugging the borders. If there is a reflection coming from the " stream" below, it would be a little diluted. Also you might just want to try taking out the "lower-glows" and just have the shadows end at the top of the plates of armor instead of giving them a glowing effect- unless that is what has intended. Also, something about the main character- the one with the chained weapon- bothers me... the hair. I haven't bothered tried sketching it out so I may be incorrect, but I'm thinking of Newton's third law, action and reaction. If he is jerking the chain BACK to create the spiraling of the chain, then his hair should be flowing the OPPOSITE way.

Hope that helps...
gnomen Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks great ... i dont know what needs improvement ....
maybe make the enemy soldiers not so red as the rest of the picture is .. darken them some to make them realize more evil
---- dunno ;)
scorpioangel Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2003
Wow! This is amazing! I love the chains and the whole background! *_* Such lovely redness. Very detailed too. Me fav!
frgt10 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2003
Wicked picture. I like the coloring and the picture. Very dark and unforgiving.

VXVoid Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2003
can I also use this pic in the same way as mentioned in the comment for "all cold and wet"?
deadnitewarior Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2003
Hehe heres some late feedback.. BUT THIS IS RAD AS HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!, awesome shit.. speechless with this one haha.. +fav's.,. late favs are always good :) haha
hybridthoughtz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2003
Very nice. 200 fucking layers? Good lord, I think the most I've done was like 3, lol.

As far as some critique, I'd say it takes abit of looking at it to make the lower body look about right. I think it might be alittle off but if you really look at it it still works. Another thing would be detail on the main characters face, maybe alittle more. Great chain, great sky, the armors are pretty good, they may be done alittle better, like the closer ones, but I really wouldn't know exactly how.

Great jobby :)

"...我將是那痛苦您光禿..." -Taproot

"... 它不是困難未通過它不容易贏取..." -冷(COLD)

:cold: _C.I.A._ :cold:
joeiepaul Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2003
GEEZe layer man! I love this, I am still learning layers...
Not good enough yet at it!
great coloring and such a DNYMAIC IDEA!
yuenqi Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2003
The mood of this picture is so strong. I like the tone of the page, and mainly, it is because of the well control of the silhouette that make it wicked :O

Well done!
darks Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2003
that's awesome. You really made 200 layers for it? O_O geez, that's alot.
But the result is just great
calignosity Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2003
ooo phanse
selenerey Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2003
Once again, awesome. The orange and black sky and the reflections on the armor and the metallic look of the chain and the angle... awesome!
latino-champion Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2003   Traditional Artist
rockin pic!
love the redness and the angle and stuff
great work!!
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2003  Professional Digital Artist

that leg does not look odd... everything looks crazy... your definetely ILL . stop doing this stuff... please?!!!!!!!! Stabbed with a Fork!


those reflections make my day.. and thoe whole theme... esp the title ~_~ brings out the most of the piece... Clap bravo!!!!!!!!
st-frantic Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2003
this picture is amazing i love it
you are very talanted i think

looks like something from a comic book like spawn
very cool
marcelokronberg Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2003

usually i say more than that, but i'm spechless....

luna-lupus Featured By Owner May 17, 2003
this is awesome! i love everything about it!
monsterfreak Featured By Owner May 15, 2003
*Blown away in amazement* The armor is so smooth and shiny, the best I have seen in a long time. Love how you did the chain weapon, the coloring, the shadings and everything about this picture is simply amazing.
nenina Featured By Owner May 6, 2003
wow!! wht a great work!!! really nice!!
luv everything, u did a wonderful image
crackpot Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2003
bloody awesome, man...
pyrolizard Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2003
This is sooooo awesome!! I have been waiting for you to submit for a while... THE WAIT IS OVER! I thought i already commented on this one... anyways, nice job Thumbs Up
transient23 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2003
Wow thanks for the comment! This is crazy good!!
sunburn18 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool man... you totally have the moody, evocative thing happening :) (Smile) keep it up
fakezombie Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2003
this is fucking awesome .god i wish i knew how to draw with perspective. makes you feel as if you are lying in the grass as if you just got knocked by the chain and are looking back up Arghhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stupid Me!
eringonz Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2003   Photographer
this is *great!* you just brought the viewer into the thick of the action with the perspective this was done in...

not only that, but one can feel the tension of the moment as the armored beasts approach... speaking of armor, excellent chrome effect... what makes me like it even *more* is that you chose to do this almost entirely with red and black tones...

and for some reason, it also has this blacklight/tron sort of feel to it, too... i think it's the highlights on the armor and whatnot...

anyhoo, excellent composition!
vashley Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2003  Professional Traditional Artist
CHAIN THINGYS!!!!!!!!!!!!
zomby, thats just GOOD!! wooooowww

herladyship Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2003

i can't think of any other way to put that.

so, again, WOW.
jonloki Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2003
Greeeeeen people.
Hooray for green

tis cooooool.
wukonguk Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2003
Cool Max. Nice to see you made it a little less red \m/
the chains look cool.
The left leg does lookabit odd but other than thaqt it is cool pic
androo138 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2003
Hey max, awesome picture...
the colouring is tight and well done...
the result is worth the months of work!

the perspective, and composure on the central character from the waist down is abit questionable... but the more used you get to drawing acurate poses the less you will encounter problems...

The chain is a great touch aswell
keep striving for perfection.
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