Dedicated to all AoD fans, who despite everything and despite Eidos being greedy chickens who abandoned the plotline, keep creating amazing fanfics, pieces of art and many more. You guys are the most loyal and faithful ones I've seen.
Few words about the painting...
- Location: underground cities of Cappadocia (where the continuation of Angel of Darkness were to take place...).
- The creatures on the BG are not vampires (God, if Lara gets her hands on them they'll become extinct ), but Nephilims (yes, I always believed they *have* wings).
- Those mushroom-like formations are based on actual rocks in Capaddocia => [link] They are actually above the ground, but contemplation of underground cities' schemes didn't inspire me much, those are just levels and levels of rooms, churches and passages and I needed some vast scenery.
I almost abandoned tradition of adding links to inspiration songs, but this time it's a must. Listening to it over and over again gave me almost the whole idea. Listen to it, it's awesome (and the title couldn't be more appropriate )
TSfH - Exhumed
Lara Croft & Kurtis Trent (c) Core Design () & Eidos ()
P.S. I'm thinking to submit a little close-up on Lara and Kurtis. I dunno yet...
Beautiful Artwork!!! And I love how you draw Nephilim*.* <3
And now your question in the note started to make sense to me This one is not a painting, this is one of my early works when I didn't really do art for serious, this was just silly stuff for fun. It's a 3D render with loads of Photoshop post editing, I started digital painting a lil later.
itīs really sad what happend to Kurtis hope he comes back someday <3
He was meant to come back in the next two parts of AoD, but since the project got closed down...
Yes, I couldn't agree more! Absolutely and totally perfect and I loved him to bits too
You're definitely not the only one, that sexy smoking bastard besotted a legion of girls
I love the poses and composition.
You've created a real piece of Art with that*-*<3
I Love EVERYTHING<3
That's how AoD should have been continued
if they ever finish the game, they need to get you in the team!!
you are brilliant<3
Haha, wow, you're actually the first person I've seen who loves old TR parts and yet waiting forward to the reboot.
Just curious, how long did it take for you to make the sky? The clouds and colour pallete is incredible! Did you use reference? Or custom brushes? I have tried to do clouds but I never managed to make them as softly blended
Yep, I bet you will. I figure it must be really hard to work on the comic alone. I mean normally there are 4 people involved in that (writer, pencil artist, inker, colorist) and you have to do that alone... Btw what about your "Fire Drop" one? You're not gonna abandon it, are you?
Bleh, honestly I hate the sky. It turned out definitely not as I was planning. I just got tired with the whole project eventually so didn't do much detailing on it. Anyways, yep, I did use reference for the colors. And the brushes... lemme remember... I guess those were some from one wonderful set I'm using. Some from this one => [link] And there's also one more set, can't find it right now, I'll look at the name of the artist when I get home and give you a link.
And thanks for those! WOuld be very helpful.
BTW just another random question on the pic: Is it intentional that the nephilim look like Natla? Cause I have been thinking that Natla is a nephilim
Haha, no, definitely not. I just always thought that Nephilims must have wings and they must be some devilish-like, henc resemblance to Natla.