Shadowness - Paladaen An art sharing site where artists can create a free portfolio. Reach to thousands of graphic designers, photographers and art enthusiasts. en Friendship to Last <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Birthday gift for my friend leilryu featuring her character Niveru (the blue one) and my character Maxx (the ginger-purple). ©* Listen to amazing song by Two Steps From Hell - Friendship to Last - PS. 2000px version will be on my website soon Sat, 16 Jun 2012 04:51:18 -0400 LOST - Soulseeker <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Another LOST art, which I was calling 'nebulae stupid-ugly-thing' to *Isvoc. Was working on something different, then started this and it was a pain in the butt to be honest. I was so stupid I couldn't even paint a nebula for like zillions of times. Then I have been kept distracted and it turned out to be a looong piece to work on. Many breaks and distractions. Generally I was sucking in all my glory. But I like this piece. Maxx again, in her beast form. Not a real story to tell, not right now anyway - maybe tomorrow. Just... It's a real place in my LOST universe, which is considered as one of those holy places. And this nebulae is floating with the steam like a river. You may seek many things and you may find many things there... Souls too. And thank you very much for all your feedback on my LOST artwork. It means very much to me and I appreciate it. Recommended - Listen to the "Soulseeker" by Thomas Bergersen (Two Steps From Hell) - ©* & PS. Bigger version as always - available on my website - Sun, 29 Apr 2012 21:13:14 -0400 LOST - Fill My Heart <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />LOST artwork, which actually started as quick concept sketch at the morning before work and ended up as illustration. Not fully rendered and detailed though, didn't feel the need for more. I never count time spent on painting, but it didn't took longer than 2 days I guess... Or ask Isvoc, she knows better. ; P This is actually just a tease of my project LOST, on which I finally got to work. Made some concepts so far, nothing serious, just early-stages, concept and design work. I plan to work more, like really more on LOST, therefore I'll try to limit my commissions this year. By the way, this is my hybrid character, Maxx. Finally designed her and as you see, she changed drastically. But I like her design more than previous ones. Recommended - Listen to the 'Fill My Heart' by Two Steps From Hell - (c) & PS. Bigger version as always - available on my website - Mon, 09 Apr 2012 19:34:52 -0400 Mass Effect - Until the End <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Mass Effect Fan Art... or like I prefer - Tribute, because 'fan art' sounds too lame for BioWare's creation. Soon, in few days the 3rd game will come out. The epic finale of the trilogy. And the ending, sadly. I'd like to thank BioWare with this picture for their hard work over the years, not only on ME, but overall. Your games are amazing, moments are breathtaking and memories last long. I never was a game geek. There are few games I like playing more. I loved Star Wars: KotOR it was (and still is) one of my favourite games ever. But they improved many things with the Mass Effect franchise, mostly with the gameplay, since it was the only downside on KotOR, that I didn't fully enjoy the combat based on turns. But the stories, the RPG elements, the character you create and later follow the story and play the game like you want, meeting the choices... It's epic. Those are kinds of games I like, and sadly there are so few of them. This is also contest entry for =tanathe's fan art contest, which's theme is WINTER and it had to be a fan art. I was thinking the long time about this, what fan art wanted I do. Star Wars or Avatar(no snow on Pandora, hehe) was my first choice... and other sci-fi themed books, games, movies... But then I thought Mass Effect is coming at 9th March. There are snowy planets, like Noveria so it seemed legit. I wanted to make a tribute and thank them for their hard work over the years with this and here it is. And I ended up with a tribute. I don't really care if I'd possibly ever could win this contest, but if I'd win, it'd be cool too. I jus liked working on this and it's all that matters. It took me days to be honest. More than week or two. On-off. Last days I had 2 days off so I worked the whole time on it. It was a new experience, since I actually never did the sci-fi stuff before, besides the Turian which was the first art where I painted armor, etc. But, I enjoyed this. A lot. So, here it is. Commander John Shepard fighting the Reaper during the snowstorm, on some snowy planet, maybe Noveria. Both wounded. There is not much left. Like a last stand, everything's at stake. Who will last and who will loose. Like the whole game. Btw - I always play as FemShep. Never played as MaleShep, but I thought it was more right to make male here, especially the default John Shepard. Hope you'll like it and I didn't ruin anything for you... I did my best. PS. Next friday, also a week from now I'll be playing it myself! In EU it comes out at 9th March. Mass Effect ©BioWare ©* PS. The bigger version is on my website. PPS. Yeah, it's for you too BRO, *Isvoc, since you told me you were excited to play it too. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 19:05:22 -0500 Eternal <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />I hope you're happy, wherever you are. I miss you so, so damn much... Personal art, of my beloved dog, Samaenthiel. He'd be 4 today... Happy birthday. Samaenthiel, laying there in eternal slumber, slowly crystallized, turning into crystalline. I've been doing this for about a year, very much on-off, because I actually never had time to work on it. But, mostly in the 2nd half of 2011 til now. I said myself I had to finish it til today otherwise I couldn' t forgive myself. I'm not very satisfied with it, I'll never be, whatever I'd do. I'll never give him enough justice to make something as good as he was. (c)* bigger [1500px] version is on my website Sun, 29 Jan 2012 20:13:49 -0500 Lost - Human <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />I can feel pain, sadness, anger but also happpiness, joy... love. I bleed, I also get hurt. Does it make me human? Is it enough to make me human? --- LOST related art, kind of another teaser. (c)* PS. Bigger version will follow on my website soon. Sat, 31 Dec 2011 21:25:39 -0500 Turian sniper <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Contest entry for microphone's contest. I seen he wanted a unnamed turian character, he has none yet, so I thought why not? I wanted to try something different than furren characters. It was so much fun and so much pain! I felt like a real n00b, like I was stepping on ice, not knowing if I'll fall or pass through. Really, I never did armor before... it was a pain in the ass to figure out how to make it, but one I started, it turned into so much fun(just the gun, ARGH). I'm actually very pleased with this art. I apologize for making any mistakes at turian species. I'm not very familiar with them, I used many references (uncle Google). First I thought more about red features since the Bioware's character Garrus has blue features... But microphone loves sapphire, so his character's eyes are sapphire and since the red wouldn't fit, I thought I'd make such similiar blueish colors. About the concept, first I thought to make him sitting on the roof of a building, maybe with some cityscape in the horizon... But I think he sitting on the rock with just sunset in the horizon fits more. I dunno, I kinda wanted to capture the loneliness of snipers. They are kind of lonely, always ahead or behind the squad, watching out for them... Oh, and I forgot. I also wanted to make him scarred. Like many scratches on his armor, holes after bullets, damaged parts after battles. Microphone wanted a badass character, I thought it would fit. (c) PS. Bigger version will follow on my website soon. Thu, 22 Dec 2011 03:26:12 -0500 Rain of Light <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />"Impure World Rebirth" - alternative title. The world, ravaged by flame and fire - avarice and hatred, reborn once more into something so much more. Neither perfect, nor whole - but with the potential to grow into something so much more. If only given the chance. "Let us live as the world should be, to show it what it can be" Commission for wonderful ~WanderingPariah of his character Shin. I feel quite honoured to have been commissioned by him, again. I love his characters and ideas, often brought to life by other artists (especially famous and very talented who make those pieces breathtaking). I always love the story behind every art of his. I tried my best. This piece was a challenge, quite big one. It didn't took weeks or months to finish, since I'm in the hypo-episode, so I work faster. And I have some days free, so all of my time was spent on this piece. The background took a long time, some parts were more difficult, some less. The part of fallen tree he's standing on... Argh. I realized it's more difficult to draw completly random things than something whose description you have been given. The character... Another challenge. It's the second time ever I painted clothes(first one was Ezio which was LONG time ago), so that's the reason why it was such a big challenge. I love his design, especially when he shown me references - his clothes are actually based on his LARP outfit, it's quite amazing I have to say, I was stunned when I first saw it. Lately I work hard practising the dramatic shading and then to make fit both character it together, the background and the character, which I always do my best to make those whole (and not to look that background and character do not fit together, like they'd come from other fairytales). Anwsering your question, this is NOT normal rain, those are like light-drops. I can't really explain. (c)* PS. The bigger version will follow on my new website... when it's ready. PPS. I know it isn't perfect. Any of my art is, nor will be perfect, because I am not perfect. I also don't aim for perfection, with my art I try to create 'this moment', 'this... certain THING', emotion. Sun, 18 Dec 2011 07:02:18 -0500 LOST - Lost without you <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />LOST related art, kind of teaser and a personal art as well. And yes, it expresses like I was feeling lately... I wonder, why most of my personal art looks like. Actually it was a partial cure for my allblock. It didn't help very much, but at least I can paint again and not just close any Photoshop files. So, the ARTblock is kinda healed, partially, but not other 'blocks'. So, it also means I can paint such stuff. Bleh. I start writing too much. Need to write more on Tumblr (yes, I created one myself!), not here. Sorry, I don't like babbling here, on the deviation's descriptions, especially more personal, darker thoughts how I feel and such stuff. It's ketchup. >.> (c) - Paladaen's Lair PS. bigger version will be available at my website (it is Under Construction right now, the website for LOST will follow then as well) and this is my 'innerself' or whatever you'd want to call it PPS. My tumblr/blog is PP(another P)S. I'm going to bed, I guess. It's 6am here. AND I know I should I be working on last commissions to finish them, finally. But. I can't. I just can't. Not right now. Sorry. Mon, 28 Nov 2011 00:17:50 -0500 Forest dragons <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Commission for Rega on FA. (c) PS. thank you everyone for your feedback, I really appreciate it! my life is quite stressful lately and I just don't really find the time to reply... I'll do it asap though! Tue, 11 Oct 2011 17:37:08 -0400