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Petrified by dinyctis Petrified by dinyctis
i havent submitted anything in a while, and im showing you the reason: im learning how to airbrush

the main airbrushing thing is the cape, nevermind the towers, it took me 10 mins to do those, and they only serve to fill up space, dont bother commenting on them, i know they suck, just comment on the cape, if u must.

done with my wacom tablet. no special brushes were used, just the regular round brush with different variations of opacity and roundness (brush dynamics)

for those of you who like my space stuff, dont worry, i will keep doing those, but right now im expanding my graphic skills, and airbrushing takes quite a bit of time

for the cape i used one of the black riders of lord of the rings, and the towers.......i just drew them.

textures by me.
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dynamicvelocity Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
everyone so far has said how wonderfull it is, and yes, i haven't necessarily read all the comments, and yes i am not really an air-brushing person (3dsmax is one of my favs) ...

But here's some Crit.
The black rider character had really nice outlines, but the lighting on the cloak is quite stark, and in places goes to white... which to my eyes makes him look just as stationary as the marble in the background... What i'm saying is the cloak doesn't have the texture of a fabric, it's been appears to have more the radiosity of marble....
dinyctis Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
I see what you're saying, but I was trying to make this one look like he was made out of stone. Like a sculpture. It was a texturing experiment, as well. I wasnt trying to make them just like in the movies, with the cool dark cloaks and everything, hence the title "petrified."

Thanks for the crit, though. Good looking out :)
dynamicvelocity Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
ah ha! well you have achieved exactly what you want to then, at least, as far as i can see.
Djoe Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
you're a dreamer...its' sure :) and i like your vision :blowkiss:
azzazelbg Featured By Owner May 17, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
hell yeah :) very veerrryyyy niiiicceee :)
painlesslove Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2004   Photographer
Great job. I love this one. Basically because of my love of the book. +fav.
Toxie-Woxie Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2004
Ooh, nice. Looks like something out of "2001: A Space Odyssey"
Aaricia Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2004
It's well done, i like the macabre feeling :)
sabotage Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this comment applies both on cape and buildings, when you apply the textures, i dont know if you do, but it doesnt look as you seem to take the 3d aspect to your attention. For example look on the cape, it has curves but the texture just look as it doesnt curve with the material it is on, just has a black spot on it and then the texture continues on, i really dont think u understood me but i hope u did :(
everylittlesake Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2004
SupremeAlien Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2004
OMG! This is great! :D Consider me your stalker from now on :+devwatch:
Renzoko Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2004   Writer
Looks like death coming! :)
infra5 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2004
I honestly thought this was a 3d render at first till I looked closer and read what you said. Very good.
genocide-54 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2004
Awesome man :)
Agonhotep Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004
Don't deny it. You were influenced by the Ringwraiths weren't you? WEREN'T YOU!? :D
clonedmonkey Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2003
wow!!! i love the feeling of this pic, i don't quiet have it pinpointed yet to what feeling it gives off, but i like it haha
wonderful, i wish i was this talented.
great cape ;) and towers are kewl too, i like 'em... i don't think i'll ever be able to do something like this, i wouldn't even know where to begin. well done :clap:
HeatherRivera Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2003  Professional Photographer
Amazingly powerful and chilling. The textures are out of this world and I have to admit I can't stop looking at this particular piece. Fantastic work :D
bleedingmirror Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2003   Interface Designer
Wonderful, great textures XD
fallingstar Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2003
Very charming. Nostalgy of my dark days.
madbrainsurgeon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is cool man Love it keep up the airbrushing
imdb-addict Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2003
I'll probably get smacked for this, but I like the towers maybe more than the cape. The head is quite good, but the left arm (for us left) just seems a bit weird. It's a bit too straight or something, I don't know. I'd give the cape 7.5/10 but the towers 9/10. Their positioning is not so great but the texture and the design is cool.
valone Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2003
Chilling it is, this is a :+fav: for sure
wjhez Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2003
Great Shot.!

Nice Color's..!

Here! this... many beautiful good manner good thought ...!

Cool Stuff ....!

Look into my heart - you will find There's nothin' there to hide Take me as I am - take my life I would give it all I would sacrifice Don't tell me it's not worth fightin' for I can't help it ther
yokom Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2003
when i first saw the piece before i read the description, i immediately thought: ringwraith. i am amazed with this, especially it's depth and almost 3-D feel. the only thing i think could be improved upon is the creature's arms. i think they might look better if they were less squared off.

i'm really quite spooked at how true to lotr this is. incredibly good job. =D (Big Grin)
arioth Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2003
excellent almost fluid look of the cape...+fav
marcelokronberg Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2003
incredibly well done.....


the black riders rule

d1st0rt3d Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2003
I like the star feild as a background. The textures on the columns are really good looking, as are the textures on the cape. It gives me the feeling that he is running away from something...
ph-enix Featured By Owner May 13, 2003
nice. i've always had trouble drawing draped fabric, so this is really impressive to me. great lighting on the figure. the texturing you added is pretty damn cool too.
aap Featured By Owner May 4, 2003
Reminds me of Children of Bodom...well done. Just the the sleeves are a bit narrow..dunno if the figure in question has hands or not...

Good job, nice airbrushing!
arkaine Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2003
+fav! excellent work you've got here!

I like the dark tones and the way you used th textures. i just think that the right forearm (relative to the "statue" - left forearm relative to the viewer) looks a bit flat.. maybe a bit more shading to give it a rounder look.. ;) (Wink)

anyway it's still great and you're not going to edit it now so don't forget it's just my oppioion :) (Smile)
pittgirlie Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2003
woah i somehow never saw this one :o (Eek)

this is sweet!

yep, yep, nothing more to say LOL
oxygene Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2003   Photographer
I like the atmosphere. =) (Smile)
Very nice airbrushing.. I've gotta learn that someday...
drizztdourden Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2003
Hehe..Lotr ;) (Wink) Since i love the ringwraiths i can't say a negative word on this work!! Done well..nice brushes :) (Smile)
mar1an0 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2003
Este me encanta y te lo pongo en favs...

Muy muy bueno.. :) (Smile)
pillipinoguy Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2003
oooo sooo scarry. the textures look great. man that cape looks awsome!! i wish i had a wacom tablet. its soo hard to draw with a mouse. another great piece Nod
000nevermore000 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2003
looks really great :D (Big Grin) i love that starfield background too
matrix7 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
Wowzers man, feels very Lord of The Ringish. Looks like a RingWraith on the Weathertop hill... Most excellent work here, i wish i had a Wacom Crying :( (Sad)

Killer work, i will have to taske a trip through your gallery soon!
cataya Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2003   General Artist
read one of your forum posts... recognized your sig... surfed your gallery.. saw thsi pic.. was stunned.. wow.. has a lot of atmosphere... and i can see the talent you'll develop in airbrushig.. but only some things about the cape.. the right arm in the picture seems to be a bit too short and flat.. y'know what i mean? but nevertheless a good work..

oh.. and on dec 21st 2012 i hope to be away from this planet... don't want to see it doomed.. (yes.. i know the maya prophecy =P (Razz) )
getcarter Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2003   Photographer
dark and nice!
midnight7711 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2003
Hell I would be petrified if I saw this... awesome job!
zlight Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2003
Great work, i really love the work done on this. I Mostly enjoy how the face is hid. But this Would be even greater if half of the face was showing. Other wise great work.
bookdiva Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2003
I love it all, but I know you want the cape critques...and it's absolutely wonderful, I can only draw stick figures and have such respect for those who are talented, like you are. The draping the lines and light all blend and flow so beautifully.
Hameed Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2002  Professional Digital Artist
That rocks old chap, love it.
steve-o-mac Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2002
WOW, amazing! good job!
1n50mn14c Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2002
this is really cool, great sense of depth, and an eerie atmosphere, the cloak is excellently done. +fav
lamorochia Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2002
Si recien estas aprendiendo... no me quiero imaginar cuando ya lo sepas hacer!!! :o (Eek)

Te quedo buenisimo... (aunque me gustan mas los palnetis :p (Lick) )
etchedchaos Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2002
Awesome work, the towers are great....just kidding.
The cape is great mate, The ringwraiths were the first thing that came to mind when i saw it.
fusionx Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2002
very nice, all goes togetehr so well, id love to say more but my airbrushing skills at best suck..sorry
maverickone Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2002
Okay i wont tell you those towers suck, because they dont :D (Big Grin) ! and as for the cape - awesome, i love it. i dont know how you did that with wacom but it even makes it better. and one more thing , this is SPOOKY!
nenina Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2002
weeeeenaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! se veia bien pero no me esperaba un acabado taaaaaan copaddddduuuuuuuuuuu !
bravo ojitus, te pasaste!!!!! Aww no kiero pensar (si este es tu primer laburo) lo q vas a hacer en un messsss!!!!!! omfg heeeeelp!!!!!!!!!! Giggle jejeje mu bueno! Hug
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