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Shadow Warrior by AaronGriffinArt Shadow Warrior by AaronGriffinArt
Some more concept art to add to my gallery,

Im on holiday right now and have my little Macbook with me... i could not resist the urge to just chill and do a little painting :)

I would say around 7 hours including meal breaks and general wonderment :)

Thanks a lot, hope you enjoy :)
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:iconferii:
Ferii Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome colors in this one!
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NatalijaMartiuk Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Cool design there. I really like the mask and the hair. It looks really original. Also the smoke is nice. Faved :)
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Uzgurugalo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful!!
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:iconone-rook:
one-rook Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is a lot of fun! i'm a gamer, and i'd love to play a game set in whatever world this thing lives in.
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Mikemeadows91 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student Photographer
this is awesome!
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:iconxselcenx:
xSelcenx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
it looks so great :) love the way how you colored this
it is really amazing
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:iconaarongriffinart:
AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, i am very glad that you like it! :)
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:iconuey-s:
UEY-S Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
liking the skin and metal texture. looks so crisp!
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:iconaarongriffinart:
AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ooooo i do love crisp... thank you very much! :)
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:iconsyrrhaal:
Syrrhaal Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow really great work I adore the texture feeling you added to the art with these dark tones :clap:
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:iconaarongriffinart:
AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, i am glad that you like it! :)
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Dem-People-Dem Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah. :) Looks amazing. Style is a bit like that of the chronicles of Riddick. Dope.
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, i can see where your coming from, it does... and thanks a lot man! Much appreciated! :)
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:iconvyrii:
Vyrii Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow really amazing work. I love this :heart:
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, i am glad you like it! :)
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:iconvyrii:
Vyrii Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
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telmamalandi Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love this work! beauty!
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, i am glad you like it! :)
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:iconkilly-ad:
Killy-ad Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Really cool!
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot man :)
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Fiamma1221 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg! Epic! :O
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ha ha, why thank you! :)
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:iconjuggernaught9900:
Juggernaught9900 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
he looks shadowy AND flaming!
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:iconaarongriffinart:
AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Shadow and flame... thats a sweet mix!

Thanks a lot man ;)
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ToilettenMassaker Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
incredible..!
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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ShiranuiOkami Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Wow breathtaking! :omg:
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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aritakaruka Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Awesome. Well done.
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much kind sir!
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aritakaruka Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
At ease Sergeant. You are very welcome.
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ArtOfRivana Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Crazy good! I am so glad to see more artworks from you!
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Roguemina... yes i was submitting pieces that were few and far between... it is nice to get more artworks finished :)
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ArtOfRivana Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Ghostdogg333 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Awesome effect you've managed to achieve here, fantastic work.
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much man i am glad you like it! :D
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Trip-Artist Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice style, detail and coloring. :)
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much... i am still in he phase of settling with a style... this came a little more natural so maybe i am on the right track. :)
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Trip-Artist Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i think so :)
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SirTiefling Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Excellent.
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, i am glad you like it :)
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Ragaru Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And another 10+ stylepoints!

and again we see that potential slowly unleashing itself =D

I really like the style you achieved, a very textured, Vanitas like look... and i see your aquamarine little friend took the long leap from the seas to the clouds... guess it saw humans =D

Really good job on the lighting, especially the skin in the face area.
Only room for improvements could be the design of the armor, it doesn't respond properly to the sophisticated design of the being (especially the ears), the helmet is a good base, it only needs to be extended(like layered plating and ornamentation in harmony with the ear).
Chest armor too, a being with such details (wings, hair.. and yes the ear again :P) will loose that striking appearance when the armoring appear so flat smooth surfaced (topographically, not texturally, texturally it is great, though some extra dents and scratches could work out pretty well... then again that depends on what the characters background story is).
Lastly the skin pattern could be reflected trough the armor with white paint, or warpaint if you would ( could be black as well for contrasts) making it even more striking..

All in all it is a very good piece you came up with and I like it, it is well executed but could gain more on the design...

But anyway, just keep that up, and enjoy the holiday! =D
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
My good man... that is wonderful feedback... it is nice to hear opinions on how to make improvements... so as i can learn by these mistakes. I totally agree... i did not really notice these when painting... but of course... i will remember now for my next piece... all the small things needed to tie the piece together... small mistakes made that can leave the piece quite visibly impacted... i may make revisions to this piece in the future... or redesign him to show progression and character growth.

I love the idea of war paint... that would be very visually interesting to see... perhaps i will play with that idea on the repainted design... which i think is becoming more possible. I also think a few more chinks and scratches would be advisory too.

As a side note regarding my abilities... i am finding myself loosening up with my painting. It is clear from my past works that i have many clean edges and a softer airbrushed feel... the result of being too careful. I wish to be a bit more adventurous... so that is where i stand right now... experimenting with more adventure you could say :)

Thank you again, both meaningful and helpful feedback... very much appreciated!
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Ragaru Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you have a plan, and liking of him, you just have to do what you can to develop him to a satisfactory level.

That is the excact same way i feel, only i don't manage to get the right brush/paintlike expression D:

Always a pleasure Sarge =D
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variolite Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Oh wow. Lighting and textures really come together here. And I like how those feathers really look like feathers. Very nice.
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)

I truly had a blast painting this piece, and i am glad you appreciate the textures... as i chose to paint in the texture... as opposed to overlaying a photograph.

I also notice you have only joined deviantart very recently... may i wish you a very warm welcome!

I hope you enjoy being here on DA,

Thank you very much again! :)
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variolite Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Ahh right. I can tell when people just overlay a photograph, so very wise decision to paint them in (I think that's how it should be done anyways.)

And thank you! It's people like you that makes this place enjoyable. C:
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I very much agree... in a commercial world with short deadlines... providing they are your own photographs... much of the time... shortcut must be taken to reach the level your clients need... but in general i do prefer to paint my own textures :)

And thank you very much thats very kind of you :)
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