Draw dragons to improve your composition skills. #Smaugust composition challenge. August 1 - 31

The devil's messenger

Posted Mar 25, 2008, 6:29:57 AM

Edit: I pumped up the colors a little with a gradient and a photo filter :thumbsup:

There's not much blood in this and the severed hand is hard to see. So I'm sure it's safe enough for PD. Anyway I love how this came out especially the lighting. This is for the Angels & demons contest at DA he's going for the demons side :bounce: wish me luck ^_^

--Contest details--

Name: Hart Christophe

Powers: He's the devils' messenger and does all the dirty work for Lucifer on earth. So he's got a few powers. He can call on soldier demons to help him out if he's in a pinch. If he dies he goes straight to Hell and Lucifer brings him right back to life to make sure he does his job so he's basically immortal.

Weapons: He uses two weapons, a sawed off shot gun that talks to him in his brothers voice (yup that's right XD) and an ax that has his severed right hand tied to it (he has an artificial right hand btw)

other characteristics: He's got belts clipped around his stomach cause he has no skin around his belly and the belts keep all his intestines from falling out.

Fighting style: He's to the point and doesn't like to jump and dance around. If he wants you dead then he won't talk about it he'll just do it. He uses his ax mostly unless he absolutely needs to use his shotgun. And he likes to chop limbs off for some reason.

History: Hart sold his soul to the devil after accidentally shooting his brother with a shotgun and killing him. The devil told him if he became his servant he'd let Hart talk to his brother again. Hart agreed but little did he know the devil stuck his brother's voice in the shotgun he was killed with instead of bringing him back to life. So now he can talk to his brother all he wants but he's not actually alive and  he lives his life killing and hunting down people following the orders of Lucifer.

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  • Mar 25, 2008
    Wow, Jill! Great work! The light and darkness is awesome. I feel like I just disturbed him and I'm next to go...Great drawing, great combination of light/darness. Everything has a depth a texture!

    • Mar 25, 2008
      Ah I just read what you wrote in your description, I guess I am next...
    • Mar 25, 2008
      Thanks! I'm glad you like it. And no worries maybe he's in a good mood today Laughing XD
  • Mar 25, 2008
    I have one thing to say...*ahem* "this is my BOOMSTICK!!" vive la evil dead! Dance
    • Mar 25, 2008
      Laughing XD Boomstick indeed! Evil Dead is great and Bruce Campbell= AwesomeSauce
      • Mar 29, 2008
        teh coolbeans. I like the first evil dead where his sister gets raeped by the trees. its hilariously disturbing. any bladerunner for you?
        • Mar 30, 2008
          Laughing raped by trees XD Classic. I haven't seen BladeRunner but I heard of it. Isn't it a post apocalyptic movie?
          • Mar 30, 2008
            its really good, and makes you think alot. but this one scene where a guy's skull is flattened is really disturbing. the film is very graphic, but very cool 80's scifi. I would watch it again even with the graphic gore. its not like zombie movie gore, its more disturbing. but still worth watching. and Harrison Ford is young and sexay.
            • Mar 30, 2008
              Disturbing and graphic movies always seem to be really good. I'll have to look for it next time I'm at the rental place Yes
              • Mar 31, 2008
                yeah, I really want to get my hands on Requiem for a Dream because it supposedly shows the amputation of an arm. my sister says its so sad and disturbing that she wouldn't wish it on her enimies. so I'm psyched to see it!
                • Mar 31, 2008
                  I heard that movie was damn good. I love the music for it too Yes
                  • Mar 31, 2008
                    yeah, I can't wait for next weekend so I can go rent it.
  • Mar 25, 2008
    I really love the angle you drew him on and the texture is great.
    • Mar 25, 2008
      Thanks! That angle was flippin' annoying like crazy.
  • Mar 25, 2008
    Wow Jill. This is one of your best coloring jobs. Nicely done! Good luck in the contest.
    • Mar 26, 2008
      Thanks alot! I'm glad you think so Yes
  • Mar 26, 2008
    Nice coloring!! I fav it!!
  • Mar 27, 2008
    Oooh cool o3o
  • Mar 31, 2008
    I LOVE the idea of this character. The drawing's well-done, too. :3 Good luck in the contest.
    • Apr 1, 2008
      Thanks! I'm glad you like it. He's one of the characters I'm most proud of Yes
  • Apr 18, 2008
    I succumb to your might.
  • May 28, 2008
    Its never a disappointment when you decide to use your talents.
  • Jun 19, 2008
    I really like this. I love the way you have the ground splitting open in front of him and that little wisp of blue coming from his eye. Smile
    • Jun 20, 2008
      Thanks Grin I was particularly proud of how that crack in the ground and the lighting came out.
      • Jul 24, 2008
        You're very welcome. You did a very good job on it. Smile
  • Aug 28, 2008
    I love your perspective here. Also great composition - that background looks like it may have taken some time.

    Beautiful job, Jill!
    • Aug 30, 2008
      lol XD The background was a combination of a bunch of different cloud brushes. Didn't take much time at all Laughing but thanks the perspective was hard to pull off without making him look really short Tongue Thanks for the comment ^_^
  • May 22, 2012
    i really like this i love the way you have put him with the ground craking underneath him also your compostion. i really wish you the best and do amazing in the contest. i really do.
    Smile Sweat Drop Dance