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Godforged Colossus by SeeEffEye Godforged Colossus by SeeEffEye
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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.
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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?
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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".)
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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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