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December 2, 2012
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The Innocent by Chrysanthi The Innocent by Chrysanthi
And as you ripped it all apart
That's when I turned to watch you.
And as the light in you went dark
I saw you turn to shadow
Apocalyptica feat. Lacey Sturm - Broken Pieces


Yay, it's proper art from Chrys :dummy:
You won't believe it, but I wanted to draw this for two years. I saw the ref December 2010 and knew: Yep, this is going to be Pendron. And now I finally got to finish it :D
That background was a pain in the ass and so much fun at the same time. I like snowy forests.

Working Title: One by One
Featured Character: Pendron © me
Tools: Adobe Photoshop CS5 / Cintiq UX21
Time Taken: about 15 hours
Layers: 34
Original Size: 3000 x 2174 px
References: Pose from Lauwet
Other: -
Music: Apocalyptica feat. Lacey Sturm - Broken Pieces / Zack Hemsey - R.E.F. (Warrior's Lullabye) / VersaEmerge
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LiaLithiumTM Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
deine arbeiten sind alle so toll *_*
Chrysanthi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Danke! ^^
InsectatorTrux Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, ich liebe dämonische Pferde, die ihrer Art alle Ehre machen :love:. Scheint als wäre Pendron auf diesem Bild so gefährlich wie schön.
Die Schattierung sieht sehr real aus und die Mähne hat - wenn ich mich nicht irre - mehr Details als sonst. Insgesamt sieht Pendron wirklich gut und sehr real aus - aber ich muss gestehen, dass ich deinen anderen Stil dennoch viel lieber mag.
Der schneebeckte Wald ist dir sehr gelungen. Die kahlen, tot aussehenden Bäume passen sehr gut zu Pendron, der hier offensichtlich sowas wie der personifizierte Tod ist, da er wohl jemanden zerfetzt oder anderweitig getötet hat. Der Ast im Vordergrund wirkt wie ein Rahmen.
Das Blut auf dem Baumstamm links lenkt den Fokus von Pendron ab. Ansonsten sehr gelungenes Bild wie ich finde.
Chrysanthi Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Es ist immer so schwer den Balanceakt zwischen glaubhaften und dämonischen Charakter zu schaffen :,D
Ich hatte bei dem Bild schon von Vornherein vor es so realistisch wie möglich zu machen, einfach um zu schaun ob ich es kann xD Sieh es als Experiment, ich glaube nicht, dass noch viele in dem Stil folgen werden ^^
Der Ast war ein last-minute-ding, weil ich das Gefühl hatte irgendwas stimmt mit der Komposition nicht ^^'
Aecrimony Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Arrrghfuuuu, you finished it :D -I saw the sketch on Tumblr- It is so AMAZIIIINGGG!! :iconirapeitplz:
But then again, Pendron will always look amazing, even if he is drawn by me, I mean...comon, look at dat delicious design :heart: He looks so realistic :D With the vein and the shadows and aaaahh...The background really paid off! I love snowy forests, they are so mysterious yet so strangely comforting! -If that makes sense at all- The trees are amazing! I would have given up long before I started :')
I am such a quitter :giggle:
No really, it is absolutely amazing. Lemme stare at it some more. Loove the atmosphere. You know with the solitude and serenity of the forest whilst there has been a massacre with blood everywhere (EVERHYWHERE) okay, sorry, No really. It is epic :faint:
Chrysanthi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
I diiiiid :D Can't believe it myself xD
Thank you so much! :glomp:
I think I've never spent so much time on the shading before :faint: Haha, believe it or not, the trees were fun to draw! Kinda relaxing actually...although I usually hate them 8D
Thanks again :heart: I wanted to establish that contrast between the calm, snowy bg and the blood and the contrast between the title and the picture (: I'm glad it worked out!
Paardjee Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this looks so amazing! :wow:
In some parts Pendron almost looks like a photomanipulation! Seriously the shading is so realistic! :love:
Also really adoring his curly hair it looks gorgeous! And you did such a great job on the background
as well. I love the scene you picked here, the white snow of the forest creates such a creepy contrast
with the bright red blood! :clap:
Chrysanthi Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Aww, really? :aww: I think I've never spent so much time on the shading before xD
Thank you so much! :tighthug: At first I had a different background in mind, but then this think kinda happened and I'm glad it did :lmao:
AkiCheval Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Das Bild ist toll. Pendron ist total gut gemalt, und der Hintergrund mit dem Blut ist spannend.
Chrysanthi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Danke dir :)
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