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Gargoyle by Varethane Gargoyle by Varethane
I guess this is a little more sci-fi than fantasy, for once....

WOW THIS ATE MY BRAIN. Hopefully now that it's done I can move on to other things oh who am I kidding I'm just going to draw more of this guy :X

Kees is mine! HE IS MY BABY and also some kind of muse or something holy crap. Here he is perching like some sort of not-ugly-enough gargoyle above a city of vague, ill-defined abstract shapes (which may or may not also contain some sort of glowing leyline of energy floating above the ground like a hovering river).

RIVERS IN THE SKY okay I should sleep now or something.
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Enkaharal Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Gotta say, this work continues to grab my attention no matter how many times I view it. When I saw it at the Expo my gut immediately went "MUST HAVE!" and I can't say that the sensation has changed since ^_^

I look forward to reviewing the rest of your Gallery in addition to future work ^_^
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Varethane Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Thank you. (: It's always super cool to hear that people like my work, and as this piece is one I'm particularly proud of it makes me happy that it stood out to you. :>
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Enkaharal Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your very welcome ^_^
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geralin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist
Can he fly?
This looks sooo cool^^
The city kind of reminds me of the one in the movie Metropolis, only more awesome with the floating river.
Really neat!
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Varethane Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
He can indeed fly. XD

Thanks!
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geralin Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist
Awesome^^

You're very welcome :)
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
stunning.
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Buuya Featured By Owner May 17, 2011   Digital Artist
The lighting... ahhhhhhg! :heart: It creates such a sense of structure, and then such a great sense of hazy-far-off depth. I like the little touches, like how you've painted the light filtering through his wings. Also, everything is better with zeppelins!

I'm also really glad that you didn't go into super meticulous detail with the buildings (drawing 5000 sharp little windows, etc.).. just little bits where they were needed, to help suggest a look. :heart:
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Sorelliena Featured By Owner May 14, 2011   Digital Artist
Awwwwwwww! He looks so awesome :D like a stone gargoyle in a world of metal :O
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Lady-Tam Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
This is beautiful. Very good work!
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cat-whiskers Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome. It's purty.
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promised-freedom Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
This is gorgeous. The background is fantastic. :D
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Varethane Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Thank you! C:
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KimmitheHealer Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow! I want to visit this place! :D
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Varethane Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Me too :noes:
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Kezhound Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
WONDERFUL sense of depth!
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Varethane Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Thanks! That was something I was really trying to keep from the sketch... Sometimes things like atmosphere get lost somewhere along the process of rendering. :C
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DistantRoar Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
AWESOME! i like that glowy tower thing in the background
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Varethane Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
That was my favourite part of the background

Because it was so simple XD
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CrowbarTK-Hullo Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sky rivers are way cool. :0 Also so is Kees. Also also the whole painting. :lol:
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Varethane Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
:B Thanks!! For some reason every time I draw Kees the picture goes insane. It is like, GO BIG OR GO HOME or something. And I am a slave to my characters D:
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styrecat Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Turned out great!
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Varethane Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Thanks!
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PhantomTeacup Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
LOLOLOL WHEEEEE FLOATING RIVERS yeah I should sleep too.
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Varethane Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
HOVERING RIVERRSSSSSS
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PhantomTeacup Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE YESSSSSSSSS WE SHOULD DO THIS.
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Varethane Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
OKAY
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