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The quote reads, "When all the villains are gone, whence come heroes?" It's the motto of yet another story I'm in the middle of writing, although it doesn't involve this exact character. I worked on this pic quite a bit, it's sort of a breakthrough drawing for me, since I reworked the drawing digitally after its inital pencil/paper birth. I suppose it's inspired by the Final Fantasy-style summons/aeons/espers, etc, where the monsters have lots of nifty apparati and original anatomy.
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MrMoldavia Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Have I mentioned lately that you kick ass?
fallout161 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No, but thank you!
KelseyBeckett Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Will we be lucky enough to read this new story? : )
And as far as critique goes, your composition is unsatisfying in that it's falling off the picture plane. It's very heavily weighted toward the left, and makes everything look uncomfortable and not put together well. I'd suggest adding something to the lower right that equaled out the space.
Also, it looks like you've got some really kickass anatomy going on here, with the translucent rib cage? Maybe push those values a little harder so it's easy to see, if that's what you're going for. Everything in this picture is so special and otherworldly, its kinda hard to understand what's going on. Maybe build your darks and highlights a little further, to give everything more definition.

But other than that, fantastic drawing. Very epic and creative.
AcheronHades Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, epic 80
Phaenix-FC Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
love the quote ^^ very interesting creature you've got there, though it does get a little hard to discern towards the middle there
BayardUS Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Great quote, and the drawing gives the audience a lot to think about.
CaptainVigilante Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
Always liked your coloring
Ticika Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! You continuously remind me why I started watching you. Awesome work!
OutlawOA Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
It's GLORIOUS, Matt.

This is what I would expect from greatness, bro.

And U R a TRUE Testament to that, mann.

-That would make a HELL of a SUMMON, my friend-

Good Work, Overall, mann; HELL of a SHOWING as ALWAYS from U.

PEACE and take care, bro.

-I'd pick her on my team ANYDAY-

ZenniLynn Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhhhman. It's refreshing to see your work again! Especially in color! I love the camera blur of the tentacle in the foreground. Gives that extra zing to the whole picture, I think.
Revan-Ghost Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks creepy cool! ;) :+fav:
JohnKillinger Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
yay! you're back! amazing stuff ^^ keep it up
hokuto Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
How painful-looking... o.o Really gorgeous work, though, the colors are fantastic and I adore the character design.
Spinner1526 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009   General Artist
somehow when i look at this i start hearing Two Steps From Hell's 'Master of Shadows' in my head. really awesome. love the colours and the drawing style, as always. hmm; When all the villains are gone; makes me wonder.
StuckInATree Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
i agree with previous comment about the final fantasy feel to it also wondering how you did the Quote looks awesome old text look
Alystar Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
VERY nice design and amazing pic overall. I did get the sort of final fantasy boss fight or summon feel from it, but it doesn't look like anything I've seen before. I love the refreshing blue and the pink-red of the tail..claw.. thing. Makes it a wonderful image to look at.

Mrr crit.. the only thing I could say that looks sort of strange is the shine around her eye. It seems more put on overtop vs all the other lighting which takes place within the initial shading. It doesn't look bad just, a tiny bit distracting maybe. Idunno D:
soloira Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rakadis Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
Good job! I like the coloring :D
Liahona Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
gawd, this one too~! I cant get enough of your work ^-^ From the picture, the story you're sounds amazing.
kessir Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
A really pretty piece, the design is amazing and the colors are stunning! Very good work :D
Getaro Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
very good!!
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