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Epic Dark by Mistress-Jaeden Epic Dark by Mistress-Jaeden
Read befor commenting please...

This project is about a year in the making... I've never been good at lineart outside of pixels where making corrections tends to be easier due to the limited amount of space... So This was one big .. well.. huge, experiment.

(2,000 x 3,000 pixels)

The lineart took, what, like 9 months?... It started with a crappy doodle of Ruxe and Jaeden that I liked enough to scan, and plop in Photo shop 7 as a test run. (like the few other photo shop experiments ive made.)

The characters continued to develop from there. Im touchy on critiques and my ego is easily hurt (There I confess) so I only posted the process that one time and took what i could take from the public and changed what I thought needed desperate editing. I worked on this from 10 minutes to 8 hours depending on my mood with sometimes as much as a month break in between.

Afterwards I relied on my bestest of friends, as much as I could take.
:iconbunnystick: :iconselfrighteoussuicide: :iconso-lou: :iconsilinvhine: :iconginkage: :iconxaoxia:

So after 4 months of coloring (Yes this is why im sensitive to any upcoming critiques I know yall bastards are going to throw my way) Im ready to display.

I've finally learned the majority of the inside-outs of Photoshop7. None of that multiply shit... though Im sure it would have helped lol. I understand how to make patterns and apply them, how to blend, how to make backgrounds... Layers.. dear god. this image had about 100 layers.. Is this normal? Yeesh!

This was more of a learning experiment; gone well.. (Id like to think, Im sure someone out there will point out every anatomical error possible but hey thats life.)

Will I be making this kind of stuff again?
Not in a longgggg time... This was what I call - too much effort.

Hokay. Onto the facts.
Epic dark - Shaun Melton

Shalnil (big god guy on top)
Aana - Evil redheaded bastard thats ruxes half brother
Adrin - Dark elf with spike shoulders. Great character, Checked to see if Jaedens boobs were real once. She cut off her arm.
Aala - Chick with vines on her shirt, blonde hair baby face. Nature elf, Ruxes Half sister, God of life.
Bha'al - Purple chick with huge tits. Ruxes X wife. (when she was elin, but thats alonger story)
Faust- The creepy bastard with the mask and shoulder armor. I love magister faust, He rocks.
Malekai - Green, brown hair, silver armor, green cloak, Hes realy a dragon.. and yes his face is lopsided, fuck you lol.
Eden - Purple guy with dark purple corn rows. He has a tit I swear.
Elyd - Green EQ (anyone recognize?) armor brown hair, I love his smirk, If yall dont like his anatomy you can shove it.

and finally... Ruxe and Jaeden I know ruxes hand is odd, but Im not that good at hands so please dont critique.

Other than that.. Im sure Ill survive. Bobby suggested lighting that reflects the colorscheme of the background.. I dont have it in me, so no need to mention, its already been considered.

Yah. Ok.. Thats it... Suggestions on making things EASIER welcome, critiques on anatomy = please dont ^_^ I know its whacky.

Help on how to make lightning, or adding colored lighting to accent an image after an image is complete, is also welcome. If your drawings arent as good as mine, Your critique is not welcome, Id rather someone with serious experiance assisting me with this. No hard feelings, Id rather a professional teach me, thats all....
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DemoraFairy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:O wow, now that is epic!
Lady-Converse Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
wow, awesome pic!!!
sakikara23 Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
I envy your background skills, and your outfit skills, and your imagination skills and your shading skills...*trails off* The eyes did look a bit big to me at first, but then I realized that it was your style. I think this piece is impressive, beautiful, and shows extreme patients and talent. I am very impressed by the variety of textures and colors, and I am very glad that you kept to one main general lighting area. The skin colors are unique (haven't seen those shades used before) and I am impressed that you shaded them so well. I love the variety of characters and more importantly, poses. You did an amazing job!

The only thing that bothers me is the highlight on Adrin's upper lip, It's a bit too thick making it look as though he has a white mustache.
Mistress-Jaeden Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Professional Artist
no argument and complete agreement, Thanks for the detail comment. awesomeness.

CaffinatedAngst Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
Very pretty, defiantly worth the effort.
Kryshna Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Student Digital Artist
good god jaedan, I always thought you were a goddess with pixels, but wow. awesome job as always. Plus it's always nice to see someone with as many people crowding her head as I :P
KitCatTurner Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
The only thing I have ever used is paint I think you did a gret job...
kaoruli Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. Gorgeous. You are amazing. The hair... the hair is just ... wow. I'm at lost for words. I can't even begin to imagine how much hard work and time this must have took, even though you've already said it. But still... you must be proud of the end result. It looks spectacular. I would ask how you got your hair to look like that but it's a question that needs pages and pages to answer. You rule, seriously. <3
Sweet-Venom Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just so amazing. I don't know what else to say, they all look so excellent. I love it!
Veryaweawen Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
Holy flaming mother of Jesus on a piece of toast. *dies* I would NEVER be able to dedicate that long to one project. Wooooow. That's just awesome.
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