Great thought behind the composition. Love the fantasy medieval touch. Would have liked a more even tone. But nice imagination.
Wicked is this photo manipulation?
Thanks for commenting and rating and in answer to your question, the background was an amalgamation of three scenic landscapes that I heavily painted and blended to give the piece the space it needed so a bit of photo manipulation but some heavy painting there and Krampus may have some bad clipping areas - not because of photo manipulation my friend, but because I had so many layers active that photoshop crashed on me twice :-( - I ended up making Krampus in a separate psd and bringing him in to the piece I was working in. The rest is digital painting using references...those deer were meant to be clearer but I only painted half of them, duplicated the layer and flipped them with some blending to make it as seamless as possible...ugh looking back it was a rough peice to make but I hope that you and others like it.
As I said in response to MACGYVR below I had several versions of the piece and I can't begin to tell you how frustrated I became with the crashes and perspective issues (I think that just made the rage for Krampus come out more!! ;-P haha!)
Loved your piece with strong Santa and I loved the detail of the Cintiq in the sack he was effortlessly and epicly (I hope that's a word? If not Webster's get on that!) carrying! :-)
Best of luck to you and to all!!
isnt santa supposed to be the highlight? great peice btw
I had such difficulty with the perspective of my piece man you wouldn't believe, I have about three to four versions of this with my depiction of Santa in various positions and sizes, but they all made the piece feel completely wrong and just...distorted.
I'll admit Jazza's perspective video guide helped quite a bit.
I thought that the one with St. Nick just being dwarfed by the massive Krampus but holding his ground to be the most effective.
Thank you for the nice words I appreciate it - I wasn't too sure how others would feel about the piece.
On a much lighter (or should that be heavier ;-P note - pardon the pun) - I really liked your 'Kung Fu Santa' may he kick ass!! - best of luck man :-)
this is incredible!!!
Thank you! I loved your Santa epic explosion piece, I thought it was indeed epic and interesting to have a Santa reversal from 'giver to taker' - what caused such a turnaround? (pardon the pun). Keep up the amazing work man! All the best from Eddy
This is amazing, i hope you win!
Thanks a million man, I loved your piece, that perspective view and the grinches (is that the correct plural, I have no clue!? :-S). All the best man - I hope you win!
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