Shadowness - Anathematixs http://shadowness.com A 27 year old Digital Artist and occasional Photographer. Originally from The Netherlands, but now living in Norway. Love the dark side of fantasy an... en - Z - http://shadowness.com/Anathematixs/z <a href="http://shadowness.com/Anathematixs/z"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/324459/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Having a little fun between commissions. ;) Inspired by a conversation where the statement was made that killing zombies together is extremely romantic. Sun, 31 Mar 2013 21:35:29 -0400 Spree http://shadowness.com/Anathematixs/spree <a href="http://shadowness.com/Anathematixs/spree"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/316507/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />The first painting for Shu'alu, Volume 2: "Changing Your Forever" is of Spreelavelyore Gonzeru (Spree for short...and stiff-tongued humans). Don't let her charm and kind heart fool you, however. She is untouched as the fiercest warrior among the elite Sangushie Tribe of woodland elves. The Sangushie Warriors are the guardians of The Watchtower of the North and their golden city, Álfheim, and the Gonzeru family has been considered the last line of defense, beside The Great Wall, for many ages. ------------------------------------------ The copyright for the characters belongs to L.B. Conahan and Suzanne van Pelt and may not be used, referenced, reproduced, posted or altered without our expressed written and signed permission. ------------------------------------------ Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:31:54 -0500 Tutti Frutti Lichi http://shadowness.com/Anathematixs/tutti-frutti-lichi <a href="http://shadowness.com/Anathematixs/tutti-frutti-lichi"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/306399/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />As I am working on a pretty big-scale painting that is taking a lot of time and effort, I sometimes need a break. That is when, whilst browsing around, I bumped into the gorgeous Cristina Otero a.k.a. Senju-HiMe (Freckle power!!!!!) She does some amazing self-portraiture and is incredibly creative with make-up, too. Obviously, I had to paint... (And yes, more are coming... Couldn't help myself...) So here is my speed painting using her "lichi." photo from her "Tutti Frutti" series as a reference. Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:29:04 -0500 Miranda Lawson http://shadowness.com/Anathematixs/miranda-lawson <a href="http://shadowness.com/Anathematixs/miranda-lawson"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/301549/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Here was the next challenge: Backgrounds! Since I've pretty much always gone with very simplistic backgrounds, I felt the need to become more adept at painting scenery and backgrounds. So here is my attempt :) Aaaaaand since I had a ME theme going on, I decided on doing another character, since it was requested... Think I might have to do some male ones to counterbalance things, though... And can I just say her outfit is a pain in the a** to paint!! All those hexagons and details and .... ARGH!!! Not likely doing that again... Also, I really struggled with the likeness... For some reason it just did not want to click.. References used for Miranda / Yvonne Stahovski, the omni tool and I looked at a lot of screenshots from the game for the background. I guess it's mainly based on Tuchanka. Character design and armor copyright belongs to EA and Bioware. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 08:31:04 -0500 Avalon http://shadowness.com/Anathematixs/avalon <a href="http://shadowness.com/Anathematixs/avalon"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/300215/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />The last illustration for "Dragons Shall Weep" by L.B. Conahan. Meet Avalon Of The Phoenix. Sara's best friend and one hot momma you don't want to rub the wrong way. And guys, I hate to break it to you, but this one ain't down with traditional ;) If you want to know more about her, you should read the books! Book one is now available for purchase on Amazon (click the links) <a href=http://www.amazon.com/Shualu-Dragons-Shall-Weep-Volume/dp/1481276859/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357760998&sr=8-1&keywords=shu%27alu+dragons+shall+weep+book> US </a> <a href=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shualu-Dragons-Shall-Weep-1/dp/1481276859/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357762457&sr=1-1> EU </a> And coming to a Kindle near you soon! ------------------------------------------ The copyright for the characters belongs to L.B. Conahan and Suzanne van Pelt and may not be used, referenced, reproduced, posted or altered without our expressed written and signed permission. ------------------------------------------ Sun, 13 Jan 2013 11:06:45 -0500 Mei http://shadowness.com/Anathematixs/mei <a href="http://shadowness.com/Anathematixs/mei"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/299071/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />The Full Body painting of Mei (Pronounced Me-i). One of the main characters in the book "Dragons shall weep" by L.B. Conahan. You can find more info on his dA page: http://lb-conahan.deviantart.com You will find this illustration, as well as the others you have seen here on dA inside the book. All you fantasy / epic lovers are going to love this book, I promise!! ------------------------------------------ The copyright for the characters belongs to L.B. Conahan and Suzanne van Pelt and may not be used, referenced, reproduced, posted or altered without our expressed written and signed permission. ------------------------------------------ Thu, 10 Jan 2013 02:01:02 -0500 Commander Shepard http://shadowness.com/Anathematixs/commander-shepard <a href="http://shadowness.com/Anathematixs/commander-shepard"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/297152/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />The first artwork of 2013!!! Starting with a bang ;) I want to challenge myself more this year... Fri, 04 Jan 2013 12:43:16 -0500 Liora Lacluesha http://shadowness.com/Anathematixs/liora-lacluesha <a href="http://shadowness.com/Anathematixs/liora-lacluesha"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/292096/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />I did say that odds were I'd be doing more portraits..... This one was very compulsive. In the sense that, for some reason, it just had to be painted. Sometimes you just start to paint and things like this happen. I feel like it needs a story... Might just write something Wed, 19 Dec 2012 12:24:06 -0500 Flowery Speedpaint http://shadowness.com/Anathematixs/flowery-speedpaint <a href="http://shadowness.com/Anathematixs/flowery-speedpaint"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/291191/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 20:23:48 -0500 Soyala http://shadowness.com/Anathematixs/soyala <a href="http://shadowness.com/Anathematixs/soyala"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/291192/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />And I find myself submitting another speedpaint. Inspired by the current snowfall. :) The name "Soyala" means "time of the winter solstice" in the language of the Hopi tribe. My latest commissions have proven to be quite challenging, so doing these portrait speedpaints are very relaxing. I'll be doing more "regular" painting soon, I think. Though odds are I will be doing more of these :P Sun, 16 Dec 2012 20:23:48 -0500