Shadowness - Gejda A digital artist from Poland specializing in photo-manipulation and digital retouching. en Brotherslaying <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br /> <i>Egar saddled his horse again with numb competence, slung ax and shield, pegged the lance upright in the ground. Noticed his fingers trembling. The leather-cloaked figure fluttered in memory behind his eyes. He forced it down, no time for that now, or the icy shivering questions cramming into his head alongside. He scanned again for the riders, found them, down off the horizon now and almost invisible against the twilit flank of the steppe they were crossing. Drab colors, not a common thing among the Majak unless a sneak raid was the order of the day.</i> <i> Or a brotherslaying.</i> - Richard K. Morgan, "The Steel Remains" *** This time inspired by the book mentioned above. The book itself isn't really that good, but this particular scene somehow stuck with me. I had a lot of fun with changing the model to fit with how I wanted him to look. Hope you like it. :) <a href=";qo=11">Marcus Ranum</a> | <a href=";qo=6">Ingwell Ritter Stock</a> | <a href="">Julia Starr</a> | <a href="">Eve Livesey</a> | <a href="">Dragoroth Stock</a> cgtextures: <a href=";PHPSESSID=egrjeqeri9srl5ai9vvo19ntd7">[fur]</a> | <a href=";PHPSESSID=egrjeqeri9srl5ai9vvo19ntd7">[ground1]</a> | <a href=";PHPSESSID=egrjeqeri9srl5ai9vvo19ntd7">[ground2]</a> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:32:07 -0400 March to the sea <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Full view, please. One of the most massive manips I've ever done. Took a loooong time, but I'm really happy with how it looks. Inspired by David Weber's & John Ringo's "Prince Roger" series - one of the book is titled "March to the sea", hence the title of the manip. The plot centres around a Prince and a battalion of Marines stranded on a planet called Marduk - and pretty much the entire planet is covered in jungle, temperatures go over 40°C (that's 104F for those use Imperial system), and the life forms are - to say lightly - hostile. And so the Prince and his soldiers have to cross over half the planet to get to a spaceport and go home. Not mind-boggling, but a pretty good series if you like military s-f. Here's a goodreads link to the first part if you're interested: And now the credits: dA: <a href="">[models]</a> | <a href=";qo=33">[jungle]</a> <a href=";qo=23">[jungle]</a> <a href=";qo=22">[jungle]</a> | :<a href=";qo=32">[jungle]</a> | <a href=";qo=24">[rock]</a> <a href=";qo=14">[jungle]</a> | <a href=";qo=17">[jungle]</a> | <a href=";qo=12">[jungle]</a> | <a href=";qo=9">[plant]</a> | <a href=";qo=6">[plants]</a> <a href=";qo=1">[plants]</a> <a href=";qo=2">[plants]</a> | <a href=";qo=61">[plants]</a> <a href=";qo=64">[plants]</a> <a href=";PHPSESSID=egrjeqeri9srl5ai9vvo19ntd7">[1]</a> <a href=";PHPSESSID=egrjeqeri9srl5ai9vvo19ntd7">[2]</a> <a href=";PHPSESSID=egrjeqeri9srl5ai9vvo19ntd7">3</a> <a href=";PHPSESSID=egrjeqeri9srl5ai9vvo19ntd7">[4]</a> <a href=";PHPSESSID=egrjeqeri9srl5ai9vvo19ntd7">[5]</a> <a href=";PHPSESSID=egrjeqeri9srl5ai9vvo19ntd7">6</a> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 11:37:37 -0400 That cold morning <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br /><a href="">Mithgariel</a> | <a href=""></a>Random Acts Creative</a> | <a href="">Eirian</a> | <a href="">Salsola</a> | <a href="">Bernhard Siegl</a> | <a href="">Redhead</a> | <a href="">Fantasy stock</a>. :) Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:51:44 -0400 Morning after the fall <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br /><a href="">Model</a> | <a href="">Ground</a>. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:46:50 -0400 Happiness <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br /><I>“(…) helping miserable people become less miserable doesn’t automagically reveal a gleaming inner core of joy and chocolate-coated awesomeness. That is to say, the absence of depression isn’t happiness (…)” Going from -10 to 0 is certainly a big deal, but isn’t it also important to know how we get to +10? </i>- *** A quite personal work for me. I actually have a not yet really well-formed plan of creating a series o similar, rather minimalistic works based on strong concepts. This one came from reading an article on, which is where the quotes above come from. These words actually express my own feelings quite well - it's great that we learned how to climb out from the abyss, but we still need to find a way to walk away from the edge, right? Hope you like it. :) <a href="">[balloons]</a> | <a href="">[cliff]</a> | <a href="">[model]</a> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:14:47 -0400 The Old and New Gods <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Model - <a href="">Ida Mary Walker</a> | Rest - Sat, 05 Apr 2014 08:06:26 -0400 Sea witch <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br /><a href="">Tairin - Model</a> | <a href="">Serkenil - brushes</a> | <a href="">Textures - Fantasystock</a> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:33:43 -0400 What's yours is mine <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Quite visibly inspired by "Thief" - I'm so excited about the new game! <a href="">Thief</a> | <a href="">Moon</a> | <a href="">City</a> | | Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:20:43 -0500 Morning <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />A continuation of my "Slavic creatures" series. You can see some of the others here: <a href="">Atvor</a>, <a href="">Pea Baba</a>, <a href="">Baba Yaga</a>, <a href="">Latawica</a>. The creatures I attempted to show here are the birds. They were called leleks. They were about the size of a sparrow, but easily distinguished from regular birds - most importantly, they were completely black, including legs and beak, which was long and crooked at the end. They had white, crystal clear eyes. You could recognize one by its voice - it was shrill, mournful; their songs sounded like an infant whimpering or the wind wailing between the rafters. Those songs were called lel, or lelanie. Leleks sing a hymn to call the soul into the Nether World, and it can be heard by everyone around, though only the one that is about to die hears the song so clearly he can even tell apart the words. A lelek usually sits over the head of this person - on a branch, on a roof of a house, top of a haystack. It not only leads souls to Nawia(Slavic name for the nether world), but it also leads nawkas - who are the Goddesses of the Nether World - towards the soul, as they are otherwise completely blind. Info translated from Barbara and Adam Podgórscy's "Wielka księga polskich demonów" - "The great book of Polish demons". <a href="">Model - Janna Prosvirina</a> | <a href="">Background - Foxfires</a> | <a href="">Birds - Becc Petersen</a> | <a href="">Branches - Jo</a> | <a href="">Bird - Azzunel</a> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 09:27:17 -0500 City lights <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br /><a href="">Model - Ashtrayheart</a> | <a href="">City</a> | <a href="">Textures</a> | <a href="">Tech brushes - Zane Bien</a> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 09:21:06 -0500