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Sephyrus 2010 by WesTalbott Sephyrus 2010 by WesTalbott
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This was an exercise to see how much depth I could pull off with my painting, and just to see how well I could paint in general. I did the same thing last year with these results. [link]

This unlike usual was all digital, no pencil lines on paper. I'm planning on doing a mix for the future.

Sephyrus is a character copyrighted by me

Let me know what you think!
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:iconmoorkasaur:
moorkasaur Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea! I like about everything on this picture... models, shadows, colors, how you made wood a sword.. a pose you chose... very good style and quality!!!!
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:iconwestalbott:
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional Artist
Glad you like it :)
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VVolfsburg Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
At first I could barely believe it was a Wes Talbott's piece. Although I really learned to love your almost "cartoonish" style of drawing, I think you successfully managed to explore a whole new style. Which is possibly one of the MOST difficult tasks within art. Some traits are inescapably yours, the boots and the hands give it away. But the armor and specially the face have absolutely blown me away.

New, refreshing and superb. But at the same time, still the same old Sephyrus.

Pure Rock'n Roll.
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:iconwestalbott:
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Artist
haha thanks, I really only changed the painting style, if you saw the lines they look very similar to the rest of my stuff.
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:iconryan-nichols:
Ryan-Nichols Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010   Artist
Wow, buddy, this is AMAZING! I keep waiting for him to blink...
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:icondicemanart:
dicemanart Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional
Where's the snail?
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:iconkintarothebrave:
KintaroTheBrave Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Nuff ego tripping, You can still get better. Your BG painting has improved a lot, but it still has a ways to go to catch up to your characters. Don't level off just cus there all going nuts on this one. It was fun watching this being made though :D (when your bro wasn't angry about skype fragging the internet anyway)
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:iconwestalbott:
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Artist
when have you ever known me to level off? :p
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sarahschmidt Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
This looks really great Wes! You obviously are improving on your already elite skills. You are oh so inspirational with your work. Keep it up!
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:iconwestalbott:
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Artist
thanks sarah!
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A-Flury Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
what to say... Just great! There is numerous details. Colors are beautiful and bright. And the application brought to the tree impresses me! Bravo! :)
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:iconwestalbott:
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Artist
thank you. :)
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:icona-flury:
A-Flury Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
You're welcome :)
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Smitty-Tut Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Friggin Beautiful Man!! I really really dig the attention to detail in this one!!! :)
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:iconwestalbott:
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Artist
Yeh my goal was to put tons of detail in the character and then push myself to do the same with the background.
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Smitty-Tut Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I think you achieved it with flying colors, lol! Great Job :w00t:
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:iconwtjohn:
WTJohn Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow.....
you ROCK!!!!
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:iconwestalbott:
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Artist
:D
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:iconwtjohn:
WTJohn Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well you do ^_^
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:iconwowandwas:
WOWandWAS Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mission accomplished ^^
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:icongeoffreydean:
geoffreydean Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply gorgeous...I might say that you've outdone yourself. Really excellent work.
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:iconwestalbott:
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Artist
haha thanks man. :D
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:iconzatransis:
Zatransis Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Brilliant!

My favorite parts are his shoulder/upper arm/ elbow area that is coming towards us, the knot in the tree at the top, and the depth of the BG. Very, very nice work, sir. Bravo!

M!
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:iconwestalbott:
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Artist
thanks dude!
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Awgoobawgoobaw Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Writer
I can definitely see the improvement since your last year's photo. The artistic style is the same but the shadows are more conforming, so you can feel where he is. and there is a greater feel of atmosphere with the severe detail shortage in the back.
His shadows aren't as dark as the trees, and he is closer than the tree, which is somewhat why it doesn't feel like he's in that photo. I like the small scrapes on the armor, but keep going with that. The sword and 50% of his armor looks too perfect.
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:iconwestalbott:
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Artist
thanks you very much :)
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Awgoobawgoobaw Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional Writer
no problem!
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