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Godforged Colossus by SeeEffEye Godforged Colossus by SeeEffEye

A giant living statue with a weird ethereal weapon. I always wanted one of those.

From D&D Monster Manual, 2008.

One of my first high-res 100%digital pieces to be published. (previously I had only done acrylics and some small, low res (for screen view only, 72dpi) stuff.
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NathanRosario Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent job on this! The perspective on this totally works to express his vast size.
Siobhan68 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
The perspective is stunning and the *cool* colours add to the *mighty* feeling. I have always problems with all the forshortening. Do you use references?
SeeEffEye Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008  Professional
I do sometimes use reference (like in "Night of the Strawmen"; I took a shot of myself standing on the dining room table... maybe I will post it), but I didn't use any on this one, actually. I did set up a "curvilinear" perspective grid as a guide, to give it a "fish-eye lens" effect, which can help to suggest enormity. There is a great book out called "Vanishing Point: Perspective for Comics From the Ground Up", by Jason Cheeseman-Meyer (you can find it on Amazon) that covers curvilinear perspective, as well as a ton of other perspective tricks. I thought I had a pretty good handle on perspective, but I learned -- and am still learning -- stuff from this book. (The material in that book applies to a heck of a lot more than comics, which makes the tag line a bit misleading, but the illustrations in the book and on the cover are "comic book style".)
Siobhan68 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for the advice! I will keep that in mind!
As long as there are such wonderful artists as you sharing their knowledge, I'll learn! :hug:

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