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April 17, 2009
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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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michaelhardcore13 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's magical in so many ways!
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 ;))
DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
:wave: This amazing work has been featured in my journal: [link] :heart:
drkevinclov1 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
erma-gurd..... too good, man
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:
Keitto191 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
its like wings of Ether
Un1c0rny Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love the spellwings and the dragon overhead, not to mention his calm expression.
Askolei Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
I love the ghosty wings :3
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...
Truth is a double-edged sword; use it wisely.
jochemmasselink Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing, this is awesome
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