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W I N G S P A N by fallout161 W I N G S P A N by fallout161
The colored version... came out exactly how I envisioned it, I just wish I could've pushed it a little further. Like, adding blurs. Buuuuut I couldn't for various crappy reasons. And I gave it a cheesy title, yay!

Anyway, this is the first pic for my illustrated novel Fallout... hopefully it will be one of maaaaany.

Pencil sketch on cardstock, 2 hours? Photoshop 7, 7-8 hours? I lost track. I hate that city. Never color cities. Ever.

And just for kicks, here's the part of the story that it comes from (again):

Her soles tore at the ground, scraping at dirt and gravel, as she ran down the path.
Halciel had watched his lips move, as if in silence. She stood there, tense,
absorbing the words as if in slow motion. Her eyes swelled with rage. Her wings
stretched and rustled high above her head, extended to their full reach; a sign of
arousal. Her fists clenched, growing with brightness, and the air around her began
to grow dense and close in on itself.
"Why was I not told?" she snapped.
Her brother was easily a foot or two taller than her, and just as powerful
and intelligent... but even he knew better than to push Hal's patience. "Because I
knew you would do something rash. They all knew."
Halciel flashed with shock. The air bound together more tightly, and Loth
could feel Halciel's power resonate through his chest like the bass of some great
"Step aside," she said flatly.
Loth stepped closer to her, blocking her, challenging her. Her wings
extended to their full reach: a warning sign. She closed the small distance between
her and her brother in a short stride, but before she could even react, he had her
in a tight embrace. Hal returned it, yet her expression remained cold; she had her
mind set.
"God be with you."
He let go of her as one would a hot ember. In an instant she was at full
running speed across the path. The path became a cliff of a thousand feet or so; she
dove off the edge and indulged in a few seconds of freefall before she allowed her
wings to spread and capture the air.
The gavel came down. In the Council's chamber, Hal's mother stood humbly in
the center, waiting for her judgement.
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taintedxacid Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE those wings. ~<3
stiutuskiry Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
omg...awesome!! *-*
the3rdplanet Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
This picture makes me so happy in so many ways. I love the wings, the detail on the clothes, and dear god, the city...

(not to mention the story)

I love this... I'm definitely faving it.
Roaring-Flame-Cat Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanna see her fly...
JohnBerryArtworks Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Epic work, deep excerpt. Youre admirably talented.
Raine-Spook Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wow i really like that :D
mangastudent Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
love the swirls in the wings!!!this pic and ur allery is amazing
DecembersDemon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
I love the story.
must read more.

I'd buy a print.....
but I have no mula.
rilii Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
I've always loved this picture, just never got around to commenting. but the color and detail are absolutely intense! I always love seeing this print in my brother's room Cx
Nikki0417 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Student General Artist
beautiful work! I love the color scheme & detail in the background. :love:
honeyblood Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
exciting story! I want to know what happens next :faint:
LucidLumi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I bought a print of this at AFO. The beauty of this piece still gets me whenever I look at it. ^^
JohnKillinger Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
this could be an awsome story dude, you should so make one. i'd love to read it!
VotM Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
I love this for that city below.
x-quietchaos-x Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
beautiful .. everyting
i wish i could
BehindYourRose Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007   Writer
NOW! i really love this picture, theres such a massive scale of background, i like the sought of wash effect in the sky!!!
Khush Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007   Photographer
Nicely done! Of course it is... it's Matty Pancakes hehe. I remember your days of sketching in the break room. Miss ya!
LM22102 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
You colored that with a mouse? Fscking amazing, man. GORGEOUS.
awgie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007
nice pic...nice bit of story, too...i'd like to read the finished product...very visual prose
Seminiray Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
It's prettyyyyyyyyyyyyy
IBowToNoOne Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007   Digital Artist
oh my gawd...
the sky is spectacular... hell the whole thing screams awsome!
i... i think my heart just stopped...
treehead Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007   Traditional Artist
I LOVE ALL OF YOUR WORK! lol sorry if that was obnoxious XS, you are dephinetly one of my favorite artists, and im interested where I can find fallout. (buy? coming soon?) I love your cg and anime style and your subjects and themes are just fucking cool! ^^

-have a nice day! :P
hizodges-11 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Student
that is amazing! and i like the city too
peterete Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007 are amazing...
Captain-Libris Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006  Professional General Artist
A wonderful piece of art. Very atmospheric, I love the colors, and especially the sky.
Metal-Truncator Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful landscape...!
purest-blood Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2006
... It makes me want to fly away...
Symbolkid Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006
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TonyDennison Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006
great use of colour! :-)

Pim-s Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2006
vERy very beautiful! I really like it! this world seems to be beautiful and awesome! impressiv work on the wings
Cotys Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006  Professional
Amazing! I love it!
Soliloquis Featured By Owner May 30, 2006   Digital Artist
O_O that is SO awesome!! especially the wings, they look amazing!! +fav! XD
Little-Miss-Kit Featured By Owner May 21, 2006
I'm in fricken AWE!!!
complecontra Featured By Owner May 5, 2006  Student General Artist
I love the wings on her [it's the girl right?]. The flowing lines and the way the feathers are. It's simply stunning! :clap:
overdrivex Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006
Beelzie Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
Wow, I could just see the plot unfold as I read that...Please tell me you wrote the rest of it down? :D

I think a blur would've ruined it. The definition of the city shows where whe's going, not just off a cliff.
DuctTapeStang Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
that's really very
MarcelPerez Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
Amazing landscape, and very dynamic composition.
The tones of blue are just beautiful.
I'm faving this, if you don't mind :P
Haphazy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2005
Simply incredible! I knew you would have more awesome stuff, so it was worth checking out!
I'm gonna find out how many up comin' favorites I'm gonna dig up from your doodles!

This is simply outstanding work. The person running got nice wing and.. clothing. I like wings..
Keep up the good work!
PiP0 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2005   Photographer
So amazing!

i realy like! #] +FAV
lc3 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2005
Nice scene! The clouds look amazing!
AcheronHades Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
I showed my dad this picture, he really likes your gallery. He said this one reminds him of Roger Dean, so i checked out some of his work and i can kinda' see what he means ^___^
DynamoTom Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005   Digital Artist
its so cool ^_^
April-Nicole Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005
Undead-Abner Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, simply stunning... I love it... another fav!!
Sea-of-Ice Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005  Student Photographer
:speachless: Ive invisioned sumthin along these lines, dont have enough talent to carry it out though, u did it!! :clap:
TimFok Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
her wings r amazing
and i think the titles great!
D-Kitty Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2005  Professional Photographer
The city looks like one jiant phalic symbol....

Just kidding, its amazing babe
Loa4eVER Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2005
Good one, I like the background very much:)
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