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Thread: Demogorgon - Dragon Mag Cover~
June 15th, 2007 #1
Demogorgon - Dragon Mag Cover~
Hey peep~ Thought to post another recent work ^_^
Here's the cover for Dragon 357, Demogorgon, prince of all demon or something hehe, someone probably knows the real story behind his dude~ this is actually the interior version, which is the original version that I like a bit more. I was ask to tweak up a different catchier color version for the cover. Like the last piece I went along with a darker mood and style compare to my previous more vibrant color works, been inspired a lot lately by great artist like Targete and Aleski ^^
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Here's the other version that went on the cover, didn't like it as much but I guess more vibrant color works better for cover ^__^ (or maybe cuz I didn't tweak it properly T_T)
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June 15th, 2007 #4
Nice work! Great detail and atmosphere... How long did it take?
Keep up the great work
June 15th, 2007 #5
Very cool cover art, njoo, i like that painterly touch to it. Good job!
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June 15th, 2007 #6
June 16th, 2007 #7
nice painting- I like the first one as well- totally more moody.
Kind of a bummer you don't know much about what your painting- I grew
up playing Dungeons and Dragons- I know this makes a geek out of me- but I would have shit kittens to be able to do a cover piece with this subject matter.
All in all- great painting- but respect the Demogorgon man!!!!!
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5 stars man
June 16th, 2007 #8
This is a great painting, and I'm stoked that you're getting on magazine covers, BUT...I vastly prefer your paintings where your painterly brush strokes are more evident, such as you dungeon cleaner or your lava swimmer, just to name a few. This is too polished, and the coloring using Color or Overlay blending modes is too obvious. In my opinion. This is all personal preference, though.
As a non-stylistic critique, his pose seems a little off balance, and the way you did his left leg with the calf and ankle hidden behind the thigh is somewhat awkward.
I really like the way you did the stylized water.
June 16th, 2007 #9
Like Bomba and Gangus, I'm having a serious junior-high flashback!
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June 16th, 2007 #10
kick ass painting!
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June 17th, 2007 #13
Thanks for all the comments everyone~
gangus: Thx! Ya it's said I don't know more about stuff I draw, it's funny cuz I've been doing DnD art for a few years now and I'm shameful to say I have almost no clue how the DnD pen and paper game works and the char and monsters, I always liked fantasy but I actually dunno about any of the background info about it T_T But I'm learning tho hehe cuz I gotta read all the art description when work comes so hopefully slowly the info will sink into my head haha~
moai: thanks for your crit! I agree with what you say, this was one of my first attempt at the b&w method after being inspired by Targete, I'm still trying to learn the b&w method and see if there's way I can somehow merge this technique in with my old painterly style, thanks again for commentin ^^
June 18th, 2007 #14
thats hot, great atmosphere and colores.
June 28th, 2007 #15
This is really great, both versions, I love. I too spent far too much time as a youngster thinking about Demogorgon and his rival Orcus and painting the miniatures and .. wow... what a flashback.
Though you may not know him from the game, what I find interesting is that you almost intuitively nailed the split personality aspect of this demon's character... the two heads literally look like they are trying to get away from each other.... the split personality idea was written into the game not so long ago in The Book of Vile Darkness from WotC, I think. Very cool.
Incidentally, both Dragon and Dungeon magazine are coming to a close. I dunno if you're doing the last Dragon cover ever, but Demogorgon would be a very appropriate end note for the run, and in a sense, you'd be making D&D history if that's the case.
I'll buy it off the stands the minute I see it.
Really nicely done.
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Congrats on landing on cover - but in my opinion the baboon' heads spoil an overall effect. I would like to see smth more wacky. But the colors and set is nice.
June 28th, 2007 #17
NIce mood lighting. The reproduction looks great.