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Dragnok study by darkspeeds Dragnok study by darkspeeds
A location study in sequential art format for the Edenspell series. Was aiming for a gloomy & obscure mountain castle feel.
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kevintheman Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Those details look stunning and you'e done a great job of capturing that gloomy feel with the portrayal of the scenery and the dark colors. I absolutely love the details and the lighting effect that were captured in their faces and the castle in the background looks absolutely amazing!
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Miffix Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh! Very spooky location! Love the offset of that tomato red.
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JUrdGaner Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Student Writer
Hey there, Darkspeeds!
It's nice to see you posting great artwork again!
By the by, what leg of your journey did you enjoy the most?

The whole setting looks like Mount Doom (f."Lord of the Rings")...maybe it's where a high and mighty sage lives?
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villyvalley16 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Student
Hmmm, wow the atmosphere in the last panel looks pretty scary! Look at how that dark tower looms over them! But a little critique? I think the last panel's color is too dark, and even though theres already a bit of briht blue-ish lightning in the middle over there but i think the middle part still needs to stand out more?

Like maybe you can add more lightning source such as whre the sparks and flares came from, because from the first and second panel (especially the second panel) we can see that there is some sort of explosion or flare or fire burning something, which has warm colors all over it, but at the third panel, its gone o.o like nothing happened in that castle o.o unless if the explosion thing died down quickly.

Hmmm, maybe the flare of the lighting was supposed to come from those tiny little torches there? If so then maybe you can make those torches to light brighter and give a soft radiance around the torch, y know like how it looks when a torch is lit up, it makes its surrounding brighter ^^ well not too briht of course, since that this castle is supposed to be dark, mysterious and kinda gloomy? XD but enough to make the middle part, and the entrance to the gate to stand out more ^^

But overall great job! The rest of the colors plays so nice with each other! And man i dont want to go into that castle! XD and i really like how the second panel turned out! ^o^/
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Critiques welcome!

I've applied your suggestions to the piece and it worked a treat. Initially I had the middle part darker to keep things moody and obscure but revealing a little more on the details also worked for the background!

The lighting on Nara's left via third panel has been emphasised to showcase that the lava like light was present.

The torches I only 'dodged' it just a little but not too much. 

So yeah thanks for pointing those out - you've got a keen eye Valerie!
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villyvalley16 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Student
Wow! Thanks for applying my siggestions ^^ i feel honored hehe ^^ and well, it does look better now hehe ^^ 



Ooo i see ^^ so it was lava XD



Youre welcome! And thanks XD
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Rhonda-Young Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
You nailed it! :thumbsup: Why aren't you illustrating movies or video games? :lol:
Spectacular!! :clap:
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually I made a choice to do my own thing. :D Thanks for the feedback!
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Rhonda-Young Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
It looks great!! Wish you all the best!! :wave:
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Ja-The-Shadow-Hunter Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dman, this looks surreal compare to the sketch version.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Edited Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers Jaka, and yes I'm back to answer your question earlier.
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Ja-The-Shadow-Hunter Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice to have you back, Elson.
As I was about to say, do you recal our talk on twitter before you left, about Larcerl non-undead form?
Finished it a while ago ja-the-shadow-hunter.deviantar…
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S-D-F-Studios Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016   General Artist
Oh wow, I must say sir that is an epic piece you've produced for Edenspell. :+fav:

I love how you've used different tones of red within this piece (normally red is associated with good luck or affection), but how you've used it gives the painting a more eerie atmosphere :nod: :D

The castle design is awesome; i quite like the twisted and creepy looking statue near the foot of the staircase/bridge; its almost as it the statue was watching both heroes as they're about to embark into danger that awaits them.

Impressive work :clap:
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you kindly S-D-F! I appreciate the feedback on the details. I'll change it up with something serene for a setting - perhaps the forest! ;)
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S-D-F-Studios Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016   General Artist
You're more than welcome 

:excited: awesome 

Can't wait to see :>
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K-E-Y-K-O Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
Very impressive.
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ClawRhythem Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely spook! Love it! 
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Edited Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! That was the aim Kate. = )
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XalenTheWolf Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
Well, you did a great background, now I wish that they don't go in there XD
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Lmao! They have to otherwise it's not even an adventure! XD
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NamiNeri Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Did they just walk into hell?
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah they're just saying hi to their neighbours... :giggle:
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NamiNeri Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Those are some pretty macabre neighbors. :3
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