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February 20, 2013
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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
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.
Charanty Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Next time call it Adventures of Sir Abutt!))
Anophior Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General 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
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] ^_^
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.
Snashyle Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome! I can't wait to see the finished painting! :aww:
dwuff Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Lovely work! wow!
trigun666 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very well it
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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