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Sneak Assault by liiga Sneak Assault by liiga
Yay for dark elves! Especially ones going "rawr" as they land upon a dozing city, recklessly jumping off their draconic steeds and using magic to slow the fall. Inspired by dreams and other fun things, although not any one in particular.

The spell effects were quite fun to do. I got a trial version of FontCreator by High-Logic and made a rune font, with different squiggles for caps and regular letters. Then in Photoimpact wrote bits of text using the self-made font (which may or may not contain a few lines from the 'I'm a little Teapot' song, things to do with rhubarb from a certain game and a Terry Pratchett quote). Afterwards I wrapped the text in a circle (modified Bend Text function from Photoimpact) and the rest is perspective adjustments in 3d space and then playing with zoom blur, camera motion blur and colors in Painter.

Corel Painter 9, Ulead Photoimpact 8, Wacom Intuos 3, don't remember how long it took but certainly longer than intended.

*shuffles back to actually working on the commissions*

May be reposted for as long as my name and preferably also a link back to my gallery are provided along with it in a clear manner. May not be copied/traced/modified/tubed/blended/etc. without my express written permission.

Edit: fixed the hand/arm after figuring out that it was bent the wrong way, oops. Thanks for your crits!
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:iconmichaelhardcore13:
michaelhardcore13 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's magical in so many ways!
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:iconwaterlover98:
WaterLover98 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
YOU NEED TO TOTALLY WRITE A STORY FOR THIS GUY HE NEEDS A GIRL (one who's wild and unpredictable to keep him on his toes ;))
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DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
:wave: This amazing work has been featured in my journal: [link] :heart:
:iconhappydayplz:
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:icondrkevinclov1:
drkevinclov1 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
erma-gurd..... too good, man
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:icontaffra:
Taffra Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
:omg: The first impression of this picture was stunning and now I notice more and more details. Interesting angle you've chosen here. I simply LOVE your picture. :+favlove:
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:iconkeitto191:
Keitto191 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
its like wings of Ether
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:iconun1c0rny:
Un1c0rny Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love the spellwings and the dragon overhead, not to mention his calm expression.
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:iconaskolei:
Askolei Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
I love the ghosty wings :3
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:iconbvnwanimeclub:
BVNWAnimeClub Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Steph- I love this dude! Now I really want to add a character like him to my story...
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Truth is a double-edged sword; use it wisely.
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:iconjochemmasselink:
jochemmasselink Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing, this is awesome
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:icongusindor:
Gusindor Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student General Artist
I love the wings of the spell, and how they echo the dragon's wings, and also his billowing coat. Everything about the spell looks amazing, the runes, the wings, the magic circles, everything's just fantastic.
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:iconeyeseye:
Eyeseye Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student General Artist
oh amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconlightfighter1:
Lightfighter1 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
The lighting is great!
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:iconb-klein:
B-Klein Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Cool
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:iconexocolumn:
exocolumn Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
amazing!
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:iconjakkiy:
jakkiy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
beauty
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:iconmariegrey:
MarieGrey Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011   Digital Artist
wooooooooooow
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:iconsgt-sahara:
Sgt-Sahara Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice. I adore the spells!
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:iconsenretsu:
Senretsu Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
I love it! And I have to state on the side, that this image would work very well for Shadowrun as much as it would for D&D or what-other-have-you
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:iconharpycelene:
HarpyCelene Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Nice :)
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:iconevoa:
Evoa Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
I love this picture and the light ! =)
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:icongenny-raskin:
Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Student General Artist
I love the composition a lot, very original and dynamic.
Wonderful work of imagination. ;)
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:iconleseraphin:
leseraphin Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Beautiful piece, and good idea for the spell effects
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:icondarknesswthn:
darknesswthn Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!
I wish I had dreams like yours. Maybe then I'd be able to work on my Rps a lot faster.
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:iconasderuki:
Asderuki Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This is epic!
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:iconlaurilee222:
Laurilee222 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010   Traditional Artist
oh man this is one awesome pic!!!!!! :D
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:icondemocomics:
DemoComics Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks really cool
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:iconalonzoconcetta:
AlonzoConcetta Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Student Filmographer
Beautiful magical runes you got going!
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:iconjohn-indian:
John-Indian Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist
good light effects, awesome job XD
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:iconsupersmurgger:
SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
ORGEOUS !!
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:iconmindscapebd:
mindscapebd Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Dark Elves aways are bad ass dudes. Great colours and details! :)
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:icontanathiel:
Tanathiel Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I really love the idea of that wing spell and the way you managed to make it :D
Those spectral-like wings with the rune-symbols are just plain amazing :3
I was just searching for some runes for my drake's bindings that I make now, and stumbled into this piece ^^
Really amazing I must say :)
And yea, dark elves are just too good a theme not to make x)
*inspired to make a dark elf sometime too ^^ <--- granted if I will have time >_> *
Keep up the nice work :3
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:iconlostinky:
LostinKY Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
I really like this piece, keep up the good work.
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:iconpriscillamachado:
PriscillaMachado Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's really, really good.
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:iconmalibu35072:
malibu35072 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
I can't think of what to say other than, I like it!
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:iconsabriiel:
sabriiel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love to get a bigger view of some of these and really be able to appreciate the detail!!! These are amazing. :)
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:iconarourallis:
arourallis Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
I will sneak upon him in the night and steal his floaty-wing spell. So shiny! Excellent effects, milady!
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:iconrebekahslusher:
RebekahSlusher Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so badass it hurts.
Well done
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:iconerufailare:
Erufailare Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Amazing artwork!!! ^^
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:iconpsychosomatic-psyche:
Psychosomatic-Psyche Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, love the angle that you chose; as if it's really falling from where I can see ...
The wings and hair look amazing; first feeling I got when I looked at this painting was of something eerie/scary, but in a good way. ^^;
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:iconwniinivirta:
WNiinivirta Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Incredible! I just love it! :)
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:iconchild-of-aros:
child-of-aros Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
best spell wing's ever!!!!
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:iconenosart:
EnosArt Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009   Digital Artist
WIN!
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:iconstranger-me:
Stranger-me Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Wow this stuff is just perfect...
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:iconbillndrsn:
billndrsn Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
GREAT ART!!!...:)
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:iconslayer-1412:
Slayer-1412 Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Student General Artist
is that a dragon I see in the background above him?
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:iconliiga:
liiga Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Yes, yes it is. :D
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:iconslayer-1412:
Slayer-1412 Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Student General Artist
very nice detail :D :thumbsup:
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:icontndrhrtd37:
tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Amazing work...
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:iconaurorawienhold:
AuroraWienhold Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
Wonderful work!!!
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