In Shadows

Posted May 13, 2009, 4:27:45 AM
Completion Date: 05-11-09
Time Taken: 5 hours
Medium(s):
+ Staedtler Mars technico pencil (4H Staedtler carbon lead 2mm)
+ ZIG Millenium pens
+ Colored and watermark added in Photoshop CS2
Music:
+ Light Of A Firefly - Yasuharu Takanashi
+ Mind Forest - Gackt
+ Saya's Courage - Mark Mancina
+ Pale - Within Temptation

Comment:
As the man closed the wrought iron gate to the cell, he spoke as if the creature he locked inside could not understand him, "You and your friend are fetching a pretty price on the market. Tomorrow you'll be someone else's problem." Malchior lay his great head to his paws, staring out at the familiar view from behind cage bars as he listened to what was to be his fate. The shadow lingered for but a moment, the sound of lights being shut off and then darkness, the two brothers left to the silence of night.

"What will become of us, brother...?" The stone may have seperated them physically, but that did not stop them from speaking. The elder brother from within his own stone prison lifted his head, peering through the darkness at the bars of another cell across from his own.

"I do not know.."

Silence passed between them then, both contemplating what lay beyond the walls of stone and this life of misery. Perhaps it would be a better one, least they could hope.

Even if they found that the next place was to be a horror, they had one another. As they always did...

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A scene of Malchior and Nue's past. I'm starting to notice that my characters tend to have sad stories, wtf...
Anyway, this is actually my final project for Structural Drawing. I know I know, there isn't much structure to speak of. However, the particular project is Complex Shadows and we had to have three objects or the single shadow had to be super complicated. Well.... I overkilled. XD I have killed myself with this project and I'm hoping that I get a grade that reflects that. If not, I'm going to bash my face into a pole like Darcia from WR.

I know that some things are off (lines in the floor, some of the shadows, etc.) but at this point there's no fixing it as its due tomorrow LOL. Way to go working up to the deadline, Souls~! *high fives self* Anyway, enjoy!

Artwork, Malchior, Prose © 2009 P. Lolla (*souls-poison)
DO NOT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION!!! ARTWORK AND CHARACTER COPYRIGHT P. Lolla (*souls-poison); ALL RIGHTS RESERVED!!! DO NOT STEAL, ALTER, COPY, AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE UNDER PENALTY OF LAW!!!

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Comments

  • May 14, 2009
    Gorgeous image -- wonderful work on the anatomy (I <3 his paws). Awesome work also on the shadows, very realistic and concrete the mental image of the lion being trapped
  • May 16, 2009
    This is really, REALLY good!! Your use of light and shadow is amazing, and the lion is BEAUTIFUL!! Fantastic job!
  • May 24, 2009
    As sad as the story is, the artwork is absolutely beautiful. I think you did a fabulous job with the shadows, and it really invokes a feeling of despair. Great job!
  • Dec 20, 2009
    Wicked awesome =D I envy how you draw your lions ^^