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blood fire by michalivan blood fire by michalivan
Hi everybody, this is a cover I just finished. I'm really not completely satisfied with how it came out. I've been pushing it a little too hard to improve fast and I guess I'm a little fed up with these fantasy themes. It's a redone illustration for a fantasy book (the original I painted in 2005 [link]). In this particular cover it was hard to find passion for it. Nevertheless I guess I've learned a lot from the mistakes I've done. The next ones will hopefully be better

Thanks for looking!
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Irbisota Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow....I really like this one. Just a pity, that this isnt on the book we have (if it is on any book at all...)
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monchiken Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks cool :D !
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ZlobaNajvacsia Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
super obrazky :)
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BenSonkkila Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
MASTERFUL colour and lighting my friend:headbang:
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Seleenee Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mirena postarom sa mi síce viac ľúbila, každopádne má to oveľa väčšiu dravosť na rozdiel od starého, cítiť istú ruku.
akosi to však nie je také živelné ako predošlé dve cover verzie. je to akési statické, zvlášť na rozdiel od ostatných tvojich prác, no aj tak si to Dokonalý Ty.

inak, úžasný pokrok, človeku ostáva fakt len slintať:drool:
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burningflag Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Perzo, you are right. This picture has everything and nothing. The elements are there, but somehow I can feel that it doesnt work as good as it could. Its more as if you want to get the job done than have fun with painting this pic. Its good, but I am used to better pieces from you :)
The 2005version was more epic than this.
I dig the background here, the flaming arrows, they seem almost animated, very good.
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Beautifully Done!!!
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miromosmar Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
in my opinion, this one is better because
1: i see your improvmment in this one in the details and the lighting
2:i like this style better because the other one is frequantly used by everyone i guess, so as long its a new style its better
3: this compostion is much more interesting
:) but both are amazing btw
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damner-svk Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Trosku sa mi zda ze zenska postava ma lave predlaktie o nieco dlhsie ako prave :) Mozno to je svetlom, prava ruka my pripada takmer vystreta a lava je z mojho pohladu viac ohnuta cize by mala byt o nieco kratsia ? : ) mozno biceps dlhsi ? Inak sa mi velmi paci ako je spracovane pozadie :)
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alcuin18 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Very cool
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Efude Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm je to take mno ine nez som zviknuta od teba :< neviem preco ale nieco mi tam vadi asi prilis zretelne a ciste linie neviem ale akosi to nieje ono.
ako samozrejme je to perfektne odvedena praca a mna netreba brat vazne O:) (dufam ze som neurazila nebolo to myslene zle)
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michalivan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
jasne diky za nazor, viem co myslis. no viac veci tam nefunguje. skusam sa teras trochu posunut dalej tak skusam :)
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Nosgk-teh Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
still it has a quite detail into it.. :)
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VVolfsburg Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
You are so much better than many of the great illustrators, Perzo...

Although your style ist mostly a contributor to the somewhat worn off fantasy genre:
1. Your lines are inovative without losing the crudeness
2. Your colors are vibrant without looking plastical and artificial
3. Your scenes are unsharp and full of movement, without losing detail.

A real jewel for the eyes. Thanks for keep posting.
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michalivan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for liking my work! It fuels me with new energy
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DamonVonBohn Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahh, such is my woe with vampires. I get paid to draw them ad nauseaum...and I used to love vampires...now they're just...empty archetypal shells.

But your off-focus work still looks great! maybe there's some way of making them more interesting for you?
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
excellent work!
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:iconmichalivan:
michalivan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! glad you like it
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
you're very welcome! :0
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Kamulos-the-king Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Wow, beautiful !!!
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:iconmichalivan:
michalivan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! glad you like it
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TheBoyofCheese Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is badass. :D
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moray-eel Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Maybe you're too close to it - I like it, the characters, composition, environment and style work for me.
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michalivan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! glad you like it
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Hubby-N-Dad Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Well, I think it's fantastic... but your opinion counts way more than mine...
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michalivan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! glad you like it
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NiAnluain Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
2 things!

1) you can never have enough fantasy!! :rofl:

&

2) Completely agree! Sometimes it just doesn't work and that pisses ya off, so you get all stressed OUT and are like "get it done" but cant find any enthusiasm.....tis ok I so feel that!

I like both though, the feeling in the first is better coz you were happier doing it :D
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michalivan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yeah exactly :) I agree fantasy is cool but sometimes I'm fed up doing just one kind of illustration
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NiAnluain Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
aye it can get very draining :hug: I do get it completely. If I get one more request for "can you turn me into a fairy princess with my iPhone photo?" I may not be responsible for my reply! :rofl:
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Randomness65535 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Well I prefer the older one but here the colors are better and the clothes are more detailed and look cooler...
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Serg-Natos Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Don't be so hard with yourself. I like this one better than the old one. Better composition, interesting colour scheme...
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michalivan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! yeah that was what I was aiming for, but overall it's a dissapoinment for me
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1605ib Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
I really can't decide which one I like better, both seem equally interesting (as are both styles). +fav both :)
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xGreatCthulhux Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
#2, dunno which one I prefer - both are very nice done!
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michalivan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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