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Foolhardy Defense color sketch by pallanoph Foolhardy Defense color sketch by pallanoph
I hate titles. But I loved painting this, absolutely no joke. YAY! Something different! :la: It has been far too long since I'd drawn anything distantly related to the topic of knights.

This is a digital color study I did to prepare me for the commission I'm doing for ~Riitual. Bretonnian knights errant are crazy bastards, apparently. He's got to prove himself one way or another, I suppose, though I hope he's careful while he's at it!

How DOES one kill a sea beast? I hope he packed up some spare spears, etc. :noes:

This should be in my scraps gallery, but I rather liked it, despite it being another of my not-so-great digital "speed" paintings. Say what you will. On that note, critique is welcome, and it's why I posted this here!

dA is acting awfully weird lately, or my work has become crappy(ier)... :hmm:

Photoshop CS3, Wacom Bamboo tablet, trusty mechanical pencil. Uncounted hours spent chugging coffee and tea.

Art April Schumacher. All rights reserved.
Bretonnian knights Warhammer
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ColletteJEllis Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Fantastic painting! Love the sense of movement in this one :3
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ElementalJess Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Digital study for watercolor...why did I never think of this!! O_O Brilliant.

Also, incredible image. For me, this would be Complete >_< Amazing work.
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Charanty Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Next time call it Adventures of Sir Abutt!))
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Anophior Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love the backlit atmosphere you gave the dragon and how you managed to use the space so affectively. All in all, it's quite a nice speedpainting.

gosh I hope the horse doesn't go right off the rocks XD
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group :iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 53 - Sea Serpents" You can find it here: [link] ^_^
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Finsterdrache Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
I like your picture. It's very detailed. I'm shure you invest much time for drawing this.
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Snashyle Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome! I can't wait to see the finished painting! :aww:
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dwuff Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Lovely work! wow!
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trigun666 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very well done.....love it
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NewShine Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the base start you have on the water... And the clouds... And the color of the sea beast... And, well, everything! But especially the colors of the sea beast. It's a very appropriate sea-foam green shade without being a color that blends in with the water over much. The red and deep blues were great touches for the knight and stallion, too - and of course the white horse that he's riding in on. So deliciously cliche. xD Having the sun back-light the clouds right where the knight is also makes for a great touch, really helps keep him from getting lost amid all the water and sea beastliness. :heart:
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kalmanen Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
This will be so epic, April :la: This looks very interesting, can't wait to see the final painting.
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Narkya Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Not crappy at all. I have people in my watch that fill their gallery with stuff like this and make a living out of it. And since this is a sketch, you'll have a real nice detailed artwork in the end!
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catharicdissonance Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
STOP BEING SO GOOD
MY HEART CAN'T TAKE IT

but actually you are amazing and never ever stop.
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MudstarMord-Sith Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how beautiful! The scerpent is very orgional and beautiful/dangerous I also love love love how you did the waves and water! not to mention our mighty warrior is looking amazing and detailed! ;P
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Kqeina Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Amazing as usual! If this is just a 'test', then the final work will be gorgeous! Can't wait to see it!
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madugongmaria Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
BEAUTIFUL.
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WildDragonfly Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It would be a sin to scrap such an amazing drawing >:[ Dundoit! xD Really awesome scene. I too wonder how he would slay that big fella there =\
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anangryhamster Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
A fantastic scene! The details on the knight's cloth are a particular feat.
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! The knight's armor was the most agonizing part. I think I'll do some studies to get his armor/surcoat/horse trappings figured out properly. :)
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Bueshang Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Artist
Looking good, keep it up till the final is finished :D
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sketcherjak Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
I love this! I sense sushi in the future!
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
MMMMM. :drool: Now look what you've done! Do you think it tastes more like salmon, tuna, or eel? :lol:
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MissDudette Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Terribly epic!
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angelanovus Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful work well done!! :)
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QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!!!
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Stitchy-Face Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
beautiful movement within this piece!
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! This one came out much better than my first sketch, compositionally speaking. :)
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sioSIN Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic
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NeroTheAwesome Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
The Serpent Better WIN!
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