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Score
4.71 / 5.00

Date
05/18/2014
Category
Illustration
File Info
757 x 1060 px
JPG
602.9 kb
Tags
monster
skeleton
undead
creature
  • Frontpaged May 19, 2014

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Author Comments

Arrow Head (aka The Grave Walker) is a creature/character design I made for my own little project.
This is a fully digital painting in photoshop using my Intous5. It took me around two long nights to make while being slightly distracted by talking in a google hangout.

For more of my work you can always visit my site http://tristanberndt.com/
or follow me on DeviantArt http://tristanberndtart.deviantart.com/

Reviews


BenStacksBenStacks

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Dayum, I just wonder how you could imagine this...do you just draw as you go? Very good job one of my favourites. Definitely a newgrounds classic in my book!



cosmickittygal567cosmickittygal567

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very good for such little time. Your work is very detailed and realistic and I like that. Keep making art.



AscronemiaAscronemia

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Astonishing work; I agree with the poster that said you should send a portfolio to Wizards of the Coast- this is exactly the caliber art you'd expect to see on a Magic: The Gathering card.

In general, though, this piece is really wicked. I love your realistic style even with a fantasy piece, not to mention the creepy pose that really conveys a strong sense of eeriness.

Oh and, I don't know if anyone else noticed it, but the semi-hidden skull in the fog near the bottom-right cross is a nice touch.

Top notch work, following your stuff undoubtedly.


TristanBerndt responds:

Hey thanks!
My current goal is to have worked for Wizards before 2016 ;)

There are actually more hidden things however you can't really se them that well in this resolution. On the cross to the left I wrote the title of the song I was listening to when finishing this image (Dead Eyes See No Future by Arch Enemy). On the cross to the right I wrote something as a tribute to my favourite artist (It says "I <3 BeksiƄski") and on the top of the creepy thing's head I wrote a quote from a book I was reading (It's the famous Friedrich Nietzsche quote "God is Dead").

I did something similar with my first professional job, doing an album cover for a band. Super tiny in the far corner there was a hard surface where I painted some scratch marks saying "Hail Satan" or something dumb like that. The band contacted me two years later to say that they found it and loved me for it. Haha.


pkaband666pkaband666

Rated 5 / 5 stars

AMAZING PIECE. WOULD MAKE GREAT ALBUM ART.


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TristanBerndt responds:

Thanks! I've actually done a few album covers for heavy metal/hardcore bands. Fun jobs where I get to paint weird stuff :)


ChristheCurlyChristheCurly

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Superb, you should think of sending in some work to the Wizards of the Coast, be immortalized as a Magic: The Gathering artist.


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TristanBerndt responds:

Heh, thanks! I actually will be sending Wizards my portfolio in the near future. I just want to make my portfolio a little nicer before sending anything to them :)