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The gatekeeper by Grimdar The gatekeeper by Grimdar
Fun, quick painting. A quick tribute, and sequel to my "invitation to the dark" painting, that had made many years ago.
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:iconkenthanar:
Kenthanar Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Nice
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knight1128 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
wow this so cool, and mazing did you make this pic?
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:iconscionlord:
ScionLord Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Very nice work for a quick painting. I like the LOTR meets Death kind of feel.
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iluvstix44 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
It reminds me of this one part in Lara Croft Tombraider Anniversary :o
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iluvstix44 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
*Tomb Raider
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:icondvotar:
Dvotar Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
wow...
that is really amazing :D
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ClarissaB Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
Wow, that's awesome, wonderful work !! :)
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic! Love the overhead light, and the torn and tattered wings are beautifully rendered!
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Thanks Elly! Glad you like this one :)
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:iconthe-vheissu:
The-Vheissu Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Student General Artist
Fantastic. Another great speed painting. (If you want to call it that)
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
I would call it a semi speed-paint. Thanks for the comment! :)
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:iconmaggock:
maggock Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Great work with the lighting, and I love those wings! :>
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Thanks!
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:iconflane-kanja:
Flane-kanja Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful, I especially like the different uses of light
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Thanks! Glad you like :)
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
That's awesome! I love it :)
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Thanks elestrial! Always appreciate your awesome support :)
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
I think you should finish it too - convert it from speed painting to full painting...because it's seriously awesome...

And your welcome
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spudzalot Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
great job! its very smooth shading and the light effect is B-A-U-tiful!
FAVED! :D
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Thanks! and really appreciate the fav :thumbsup:
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:iconspudzalot:
spudzalot Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
you is wacome! :lol:
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:iconsimonweaner:
SimonWeaner Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
smooth atmosphere and nicely done lightning :)
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Thanks! :thumbsup:
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:iconmobek:
Mobek Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
This reminds me of World Of Warcraft And The Darkenss (Xbox And Playstation Game) But Once Again You Nailled It :D
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Funny you mention that, I made this piece to put in my portfolio to show to Blizzard recruiters in person. :)
Thanks for the comment!
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:iconlika--elvennight1999:
[[ LET ME MARRY HIM!!!! ]]
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Go for it... :D I'll stay here and watch
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:iconlika--elvennight1999:
[[ huahuhua \o/ :glomp: ]]
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:iconpshem:
pshem Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
woohoo... great mood :+fav: :D
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Thanks! Glad you like, and appreciate the fav too :thumbsup:
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kunoichi-kari Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
How quick is "quick"? Because something like this would take me MONTHS. Because I suck. :S

Wonderful job, as always.
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
About 4-5 hours... it's just technique that you learn once you get to know your own style :thumbsup:
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:iconkunoichi-kari:
kunoichi-kari Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
Yeah, but my style is messy and fails miserably. ^^
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Special-Ops-5 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
quick omfg that would take me like 20 hours just to do the bg
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
hehe.. with the right techniques, it goes down to 4 hours
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DanielHovdahl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Amazing, very dark and creepy, great lightning.
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Thanks Daniel!
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Akajork Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
reminds me of the Nazgul.. only then without wings ofcourse:P cool image.. sure looks like a gatekeeper!
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Thanks! I was also very tempted to do another nazgul painting
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Shyada Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
The lights and atmosphere are awesome. :heart:
Love the silver/bright glow on the gatekeeper.

I'm only wondering about the right(from the viewer) column. It looks like the column itself is in front of the wings and the fire behind. Or do my eyes fool me?
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
danke! Es gibt mehrere Lichter, die die Szene umgeben, dass Sie nicht sehen können.

Thanks for the comment :thumbsup:
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Shyada Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Ah ok, thanks for the answer :aww:
*forgot to fav it*
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Creepy, he looks as if he is carved into steel, like a statue that remains motionless from this distance, but when you get close enough, he springs to life and what happens next is up to your imagination :fear:
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Very nice observation! and creepy one too, fits the painting perfectly :thumbsup:
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SybexMed Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
wicked.
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Thanks! :)
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:iconsynthes:
synthes Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
cool atmosphere here.
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Thanks! :)
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:iconamg123:
AMG123 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
now that is cool as....
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
...hell! Thanks :D
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