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Vargavinter by MinnaSundberg Vargavinter by MinnaSundberg
More concept art slash style searching experimentation for my "mystery comic project", which now has a title, as those of you who follow stuff on the main site already know. And with that title being Stand still. Stay silent, I can finally stop referring to it as "mystery comic project."

Holy moly, I completely botched the perspective on this one. And I know exactly why: it's because I justlove starting a picture with a sweeping, rounded layout, but then I completely forgot to make sure the lines of the buildings keep with that same rounded form. Now the two sides of the image don't line up at all, which becomes very apparent with the line texture on top. Sure, I could easily go back and tweak it a bit with the skew tool or something, but if I just start relying on stuff like that I'll never learn to not make these kinds of mistakes to begin with. So, hello Embarrassing Glaring Errors, please push me to improve myself! Thank you.

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The art log entry with work in progress pictures and some blabberings to go with them may be found here: link to art log entry

Photoshop CS4, wacom cintiq 12wx

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:icontonystardreamer:
tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well don't just stand there, RUN!!!

...or shoot.
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:iconjake-sjet:
Jake-Sjet Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Shoot which part though? I'm for the first plan on just running :)
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:icontonystardreamer:
tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, running sounds like a pretty good option at this point. ;)
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:icontretham:
tretham Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
tosi hienoja töitä
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:iconurceola:
Urceola Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The VERY leanest, hungriest wolves I have ever seen in ANY illustration!
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:iconr3aperwolf:
R3aperWolf Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It kinda gave me the impression that the camera (/frame) is swaying to the side, sort of out of control.
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:iconthrashingfury:
thrashingfury Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
I don't know, I kind of like the way the straight and curvedness of the BG frames the forefront details.
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:iconvishnuofvideogames:
VishnuOfVideogames Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
The background reminds me of Narshe from Final Fantasy 6.
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:iconrcbif:
rcbif Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Invisible bandaged zombie monsters? Cant wait to see more of this one........
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:iconaedifico:
aedifico Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, the building thing wasn't obvious to me if it makes you feel any better. :D Looks pretty awesome!
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:iconkryat:
Kryat Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know what you think you did wrong there, but I think the end result was super cool! Might as well call it a happy accident, maybe.
Now as for the scene, it looks promising. Survival is always a nice topic to tell a story about.
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:iconsmell-the-roses:
Smell-The-Roses Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks totally awesome <3
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:iconyikyik:
YikYik Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
*lol* This picture is amazing, and I don't think the buildings look bad. Maybe the one on the right side would need to tilt the ... umm, balconies(?). They don't quite line up with the walls. I couldn't say what I really wanted in English... *fail* Do you know Swedish? Anyway, I think it looks great and the creatures are really cool and I like the contrast between the cartoony charaters to the more realistic background. Very nice! :nod:
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:iconogoki:
Ogoki Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
This image looks wicked and the perspective isnt too far off. Its a one point perspective image with a tilted horizon line, the trick to doing these is too draw it as as flat, one point perspective, image and tilt it afterwards. The background is close but i think your lead character is definitely about to fall over.

The image looks awesome, errors or not. Great work.
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:iconkeitsumah:
Keitsumah Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
honestly if that kind of perspective is considered a mistake im surprised. It looks great for that scene and i have no problem at all with it. (and in reality you may yet start a fad with it it is pretty neat!)
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:iconariel-x:
Ariel-X Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this! Wonderful work.
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:iconmanwith0name:
manwith0name Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I didn't see any perspective issue until you pointed it out. It looks good to me. :)
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:iconmegeso:
Megeso Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Beyond the "errors" (I didn't even notice) this has totally captured my interest and I look forward to reading about your new project!
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:iconlzbrothers:
LZbrothers Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
very dynamic perspective adding chilly background, very nice!
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:iconjafnova:
JAFNOVA Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Cool work!
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:iconreiku-rilona:
Reiku-Rilona Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it :)
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:icontreyos:
Treyos Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
We'll just pretend that you were going for a fish-eye lens look. :D Looks like SSSS (S4?) is going to be a lot creepier than Redtail's Dream.
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:iconverod:
verod Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
This looks good!
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:iconnumber88:
Number88 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
This is the first time in four years of being on deviantart that something has popped up on my feed that made my jaw literally drop. Hugely excited.
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:iconveinne:
veinne Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a really beautiful work, just well, yeah, the line of the buildings is a little slanted.
Just wondering, how did you make the blotches and lines of pouring snow?
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:iconjedimase:
JediMase Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
I completely did not notice the "glaring" perspective error, Perhaps I was overcome with the "Holy mother of monkeys what IS that?!" vibe.
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:iconmister-23:
Mister-23 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012   Digital Artist
This scene is nicely rendered.
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:iconalkenstine:
Alkenstine Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
my advice to those people: shoot first ask questions later.
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:iconecfor:
Ecfor Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lite tunna kläder med tanke på den varg'iga vintern ;)
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:iconminnasundberg:
MinnaSundberg Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Äsch, man hålls nog varm bara man rör på sig. x3
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:iconhujif:
hujif Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
i think the fact the two sides of the image don't line up is the reason this image is so awesome.

i mean sure it could look even and lined up but...

this way you get the feeling one side is actually displaced by ground movement.

like on the right side, it looks like the ground has moved and pushed it up a bit.

really nice.
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:iconlevitating-narwhal:
Levitating-Narwhal Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Do you have any art that elaborates on the creature design?
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:iconshadowblade275:
shadowblade275 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats awesome. i had some similar creatures innmy own "mystery comic". i also drew some that had a human form too.
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:iconrumscum:
RumScum Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
This is so epic ;o;
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:icondarklura:
DarkLura Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
cool, really cool
I wish I can draw monsters more like that things :)
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:iconshin-ty-san:
Shin-Ty-san Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW. Excellent mix of line art and painting. I may have to study you, good sir.
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:iconnixieseal:
NixieSeal Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is starting to look like quite the horror comic. I look forward to seeing this project get under way!
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:iconanthropomorphillie:
AnthropomorPhillie Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful. :)
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:iconkarric:
Karric Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Really, the characters are too tilted. The buildings are fine.
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:iconeridanielsu:
eridanielsu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Writer
Wow. I can't wait to start reading this, though it'll mean an end to my current favorite read, aRTD. :P And THAT'S why the background looked odd. I had thought it was to give the city a looming feel, like it's them against the whole world and they're having to fight to survive. Quite a nice effect, even if it's not physically possible.
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:iconcommodorehorton:
CommodoreHorton Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
The monsters remind me of the infected dog from the 1982 version of The Thing. Very nice!
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:iconminnasundberg:
MinnaSundberg Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ah, one of my favourite movies of all time. Yup, I've definitely been influenced by it here. xB
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:iconreviewstomaster:
ReviewstoMaster Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Oh whoa. The detail and the background is amazing!

Make sure you don't get demon blood on your clothes! Mother wouldn't like that at all.
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:iconhalonut117:
halonut117 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool beans
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:iconjlundhart:
jLundhArt Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This kind of reminds me of a movie called 'Phantoms'. With a splash of 'The Thing' If you haven't seen it, you should.
Great image also, despite the mistake=)
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:iconww1king96:
ww1king96 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Writer
Wonderfully creepy creatures? Check
Shocked and armed people? Check
Scary as shit environment? Double Check
The possiblity that everyone maybe disembowled and ripped apart in the next few seconds? Motherflipping check all over that!!!!
It's got everything a horror picture needs, if this is botched I can't wait to see the perfect one!
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:iconjagdwolf:
Jagdwolf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
for something that is "botched" this is awesome. wow very nice
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:iconcsnsai:
CsNsAi Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
I like how her expression is all "Oh my" when those unholy horrors rise from the snow xD
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