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Battle in the Dungeon by Tank50us Battle in the Dungeon by Tank50us
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James (a Ranger) and Sam (a Mage) race through a dungeon, trying to find the hidden treasure they've been sent to secure. But as they round the corner, the passage becomes dark. Sam uses an illumination spell to light the passage, but in doing so attracts a small group of beholders...

Art and James copyright myself
Sam Copyright :icontwitterlu:
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I don't know much about anthro anatomy, but everything looks like a solid reference was used. I'd say the sorceress' head could be a little bigger.
The pose or composition has been done before, though there is about enough to keep the eye wandering.
I think what kills this the most, and I have been there, is the craft. I feel most of it was done with a mouse and not a tablet, and the lines are pixelated. Brick formations also look uneven, and not on purpose.
Light bounces off some things well but the drop off or color casting on other objects is weird. The staff suggests a hard central light with a soft glow around it. There will be hard highlights but also soft fades around it. The sorceress is done about right but the archer suffers. The way he's lighted and at that distance suggests leather and reflective surfaces but the placement and folds read cotton.
I think you missed the spear end of the staff during the shading process...
Also with the monster in the back, the random spotlight on it is off. If you want to make it menacing and mysterious, cast it in shadow. If it is slimy, some well placed highlights are enough to do the trick.
Overall, line steadiness and fading in to the horizon needs to be studied. What also needs to be studied is how different lighting works and how different objects interact with it. Materials, lighting, and lines.
Sorry if it was brutal...
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Revan005 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Good work.
KuuztinR Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Professionally done, no doubt. I can honestly say you're probably getting better at backgrounds than me. I love James' pose. Those lighting FX are pretty solid, but as a critique I wonder if a gaussian blur effect would look better. You can use it for all types of special lighting FX: atmospheric haze of a planet, lightning bolts and/or laser bolts, glowing eyes. It's an over all simple, balanced and realistic lighting effect. Just a thought...
blackmustang13 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you were already super good at art but this has a lot of improvement in it! really dynamic and interesting to look at~ I love the dramatic shadows and the poses of the characters! awesome work!
xXxFuego Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
BEHIND YOU!! Just kidding XD
Love the expressions. Sam looks like "Take this!!!" or even "Thou shall not pass!"
Caboose531 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Skyrim reference ^^
ChapterAquila92 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Expand your horizons with Dungeons & Dragons - the pen-and-paper RPG where your only limits are your imagination and how well you can roll dice.
Caboose531 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Sir, yes sir!
MissNightmares Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
not bad
Twitterlu Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Awesome work, Tank, I really love the details, and the colors are awesome. :) I really enjoy Sam's outfit! Also, really cool angle on the monsters that are facing away from the screen- and the staff is great. ^^ Thanks so much!
Sexyman663 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
dragons in dungeons
Miss-Melis Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   General Artist
very the poses a lot! nice job tank
Drangir Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Flying facehuggers :O
biocoal Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Interesting, I like this one a lot. Good job.
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