Part 1/2 of a comish for Mallikeet of FA of two of their characters, (both unnamed,) in an epic struggle... What looks like our anthro dude trying to bring the wyvern-phoenix hybrid down is actually our anthro dude trying to capture it to ride it. Notice he has no weapons? He means no harm, but the wyv doesn't seem to think so.
Oooh, yeah~ So freaking happy with how this turned out. Malli really gave me a challenge with this one, but I'm really proud of the result. 95% gradient shading with some very minimal soft gradients and highlights, lots and lots of detail on both's wings... Fun textures...
Dat nebula. I'm so freaking happy with that nebula. I swear the background took as long as if not longer than the chars. That night sky is about...twenty layers? Of different colours and hues and textures and blah.
Foliage around the cliff has caught fire...ashes and embers flying about...mountain creek coming down and flowing over the cliff-side doesn't help for anthro dude's grip and balance on the rocks, as the wyv is slowly pulling him toward the edge... Whom has got a hold of whom, now?
Go easy on me on that creek. I redid that a ton of times and think I finally got the texture/opacity down so it looks decent. XD I almost wasn't going to add it because I was worried it wouldn't turn out right, but Malli wanted it, and I pushed through!
I /really/ paid attention to the lighting hear, at least I hope it shows. Like all the reflective light and different angles and light sources, as well as trying to think about cast shadows. Ah, lighting, I'll tackle you eventually.
Commissions are still open~
Thanks Malli! Really hope ya like it!