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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...)
monchiken Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks cool :D !
ZlobaNajvacsia Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
super obrazky :)
BenSonkkila Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
MASTERFUL colour and lighting my friend:headbang:
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:
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.
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Beautifully Done!!!
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
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 :)
alcuin18 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Very cool
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