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The walls have ears by Morphera The walls have ears by Morphera
...and eyes. And a few opinions.

And a certain mage knows for sure he shouldn't have trusted those pretty red and white mushrooms.
...

When I designed this outfit I had a battlemage in mind. However, this is more a ceremonial outfit than anything else. On the other hand, the mages of the world below don't know the meaning of the expression "functional clothing", which of course is a very good thing (for me).
Actually there is no specific faction of battlemages in the underworld - in a way all dark mages are battlemages, and before they were cast out from the upper world they were commonly hired to fight, guard, assassinate and, generally, to handle all of the messy stuff where their destructive powers could be beneficial.

The walls are of a temporary type commonly used whenever a building has to be raised quickly - mining and cutting in the rock is strictly prohibited for anyone except for the guild of engineers. Large parts of the world below is located below the ocean floor, where any digging in the wrong place may lead to fatal consequences. Thus, such buildings are commonly made from various debris, unfortunate vegetation and most other things that might possibly be available at the location in question.


...

I'm not obsessed with symmetry. No, really.
I'm sure many of you laugh, or shake your heads in disbelief, when I claim I'm actually working on some assymetrical pieces.

And my brain screams...

...

Well, enough of my ramblings now. Thanks a lot for looking! :cuddle:
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:iconpotterlover137:
Potterlover137 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Wow!! amazing art! i think the pic is amazing!!
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DemoraFairy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
His outfit looks amazing, as does the design for the sword and the walls :XD:
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:iconfrenchfox:
frenchfox Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Fantastic and so fascinating piece of art ! :faint:
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:iconredlillith:
redLillith Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
oh dear . . I think I'm in love again . . . . *sighs*

brilliant as always hun! :devilish:
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:iconpredben:
predben Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
no offense but i think this guy, with his clothes and face look very feminine, actually i think all ur faces do (no offense) ut the colour and designs r absolutely brilliant
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:iconesotero:
esotero Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I quite like the colours and claarity on this piece. The composition is quite lovely too, lovely details! ;)
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SilverAnubis Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
:wow: nice work!
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:iconbroom-rider:
broom-rider Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Mmmmmmm, awesome, as always!:)
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
stunning.
what an atmopshere, the beautiful colours and details, his dress.
such a magical piece.
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honyok3cidb Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Even though you say you struggle with the colors in the end I believe that you made the right choice in choosing the reds,oragnes and blacks that you sued it gives the peice a nice quality.

Also on a side note I know how you feel about semetiry I have the same problem...lol
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Aqvila Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
OMG when i first saw this image i belived it was a angel whit red wings then i saw it lager and thought maby a demon whit bat wings now its something else well it would fit as all these things! great stuff love the frame, and his dress just skip that chain and neck stuff and i would love to wear it on a ball! well love the arm stuff and the sword to - really good ure so talented :glomp: :heart: :star:
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arrgmen Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Student
my friend, I want to see you draw a profile and a 3/4 look!
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:iconmorphera:
Morphera Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why my friend, you'll just have to be patient.... :giggle:
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:iconarrgmen:
arrgmen Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007  Student
I will, I will ^^
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:iconperselus:
perselus Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, amazing details!
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:iconmerinid-de:
Merinid-DE Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Creepy. I like the atmosphere.
Great Work!
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:icongate-to-nowhere:
Gate-To-Nowhere Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
That is so cool!! Everything about it! Her look, the pattern, the sword and all the details....
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:iconkyrasis:
Kyrasis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
Her look?
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:iconmorphera:
Morphera Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, you're confusing me! (for a moment I thought that was me writing...)
Besides, it really doesn't matter. Its' look. :)
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Kyrasis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
Yes, I know.

But when I finally understand, I'd like others to understand.

And it's great to confuse you.
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:iconmorphera:
Morphera Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But it's not important. And foremost, I believe the meaning of an artwork is in the eyes of the viewer. Pretentious, eh...? I can put a lot of meaning in a work that I do, but it doesn't matter to anyone else but me, because everyone will see my work in a different way, even if I explain what my original intentions were. Fascinating, isn't it?

I think I should lend you that book about the brain & mind which I just finished reading, there was this really interesting article about how the brain handles and interprets art. :)
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Kyrasis Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007
I've regretted writing the original comment for 16 hours and 21 minutes.

It's just so obviously a man this time...

But I'm an ass, and I did wrong. I'll go hide.
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Morphera Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconenterplz::iconkyrasis::iconexitplz:

...

Just kidding.
It's okay. All your sins are forgiven. :)
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osodelpan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
from my wall i can say its a wonderfull job, i really like it!
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Lostindamnation Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
Gasp!

Holy moly! Look at that detail! Amazing! Great work!
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:iconlostsiren:
LostSiren Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007   Photographer
Awesome...reminds me of Vargo's artwork. Beautiful detail, especially the sword. Very nice...:+fav:
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HenryTriplette Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
gaak!well...the walls reminds me alien,the movie...but the whole pic...well,it rocks!very nice one milady!
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Clepsidras Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Good to know they don't care about functional clothing. As a matter a fact, no mage cloth is functional or protective. I wonder if they really think magic can do all the tricks... hum... let me think... it does! XD
Good work, I love the details of the walls! :)
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Miss-Mieke Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
omg, this is gorgeous, in it's own kinda way :D :clap: :worship: brilliant!
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creizikiddo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
wooow.....cool!great work
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Hatch83 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
Great atmosphere-how did you achieve the texture on the floor?
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:iconmorphera:
Morphera Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it! Well I'll try to explain as good as I can... I used many custom made brushes for the background - the ones I remeber for the floor were a grainy one to achieve the "rough" texture, and one with long zigzag lines (red and black) which I used like a stamp to make the pattern of cracks. Then I defined some of the cracks to make them look deeper simply by painting them over with more dark paint, and I also enhanced the edges of the deep cracks with a lighter colour (bright cyano or light yellow) to enhance the edges. Umm, I think that's about it. Please ask again if you want to know more!
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Hatch83 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
Thanks alot! rellatively new to painting digatally-and certainly new to this forum stuff-its great!! Im currently painting with a tablet-I dont suppose you could tell me how I could set the brush to be preasure sensitive, instead of just coming out s a block colour?! -sorry hate to sound so clueless-but i guess if u never ask!!
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:iconmorphera:
Morphera Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been trying to find a really good tutorial by :icondunkelgold: which tought me a lot about how to use brushes. Unfortunately I've been unable to find it - it seems her website is under construction right now. :(
It's a shame, because it was a really good one.

Unfortunately I don't think I'm very good at helping people with photoshop - I use it in swedish, so I don't know what many of the tools & options are called in english :roll:

However, I found a quite good tutorial here at DA: [link]
which - I think - explains most things you need to know about basic brushmaking.

I can add to this tutorial that I almost never use round brushes, I prefer them grungy - but it all depends on what you want your painting to look like. Grungy brushes give more textures, a more "traditional" look if you like - but my best advice is to test making brushes of many different shapes (there are some really nice standard brushes in photoshop you can play around with, or you can try drawing the brush shapes yourself), and to try many different settings in the brushes-menu to see what all the settings do, and which ones suit you the best. :)

If you want to adjust the pressure of a selected brush you should go to --> brushes (upper right corner of the screen, there are nice screenshots of this in the tutorial) --> other dynamics ---> pen pressure, where you can adjust the values of the pressure.

I hope this has been of some help, there are also many good (and bad) tutorials on the internet, as well as here on DA. Good luck! :cuddle:
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Tiervexx Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
Too many cool things about this pic to list!
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Solkatt Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fascinating :)
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animeator Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
Damn spiffy as always :D.
So many details that, quite simply, look amazing. Don't know what else to say so I'm gonna go ahead and fav this for being awesome =).
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ViktorMatiesen Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Underbart jobbat som alltid ^^
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Bloodsuckerlover Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
Awesome detial! ^.^
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forsakenfashiondoll Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
Genial! :clap:
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:iconmorphera:
Morphera Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :glomp:
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