Skalbekken by dakka


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Added: Jan 21, 2002
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Artwork Description

The dryad titan Skalbekken, guardian of the ancient Jutland forests, approaches two startled travelers.

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dakka's picture

Man you guys really like Skal, aye? Cool He's my favorite woodland guardian I've made so far. Thanks for all the great feedback!

Guest's picture

looks like an ent, i like it

Guest's picture

looks like an ent, i like it

Guest's picture

That is just too cool for words...!

Guest's picture

Cool creatures, excellent monster design¡¡

winonanelson's picture

Well, light would be reflecting off those white flowers too. it's very difficult to have anything completely blacked out in such bright sunlight. I think a little light on the sillhouettes would add something--even though the picture is already marvelous. The texturing is great.

ddoved's picture

very unique image and style!
I salute you! Tongue

dakka's picture

Actually, there would be no lighting at all on the silhouettes, if you are refering to the human travelers. Light source is coming from unseen foreground above, slanting the shadows toward midground. Notice shadow beneath Skalbekken. The shade of the maple grove blocks any secondary reflective light on the travelers. They are completely engulfed in the grove shadow. Thanks for the coments!

mangalore's picture

Cool. Great work on the landscape and the monster ... just great! How do you do these ... well everything! This picture is just superb.
Only thing distracting is that the silhouettes are all black while the lighting would suggest that they are lit along the edges.
Otherwise Great!

wolverat's picture

What a great idea for a painting! This is very cool,Erik.

socar's picture

This is great! I love the silhouetted figures in the foreground...and the monster design is just superb. It looks very scary and...woodsy. Lovely stuff.

drew's picture

This has to be one of my favourite pictures in all of Epilogue. Great composition, great design, great idea, and technically excellent!

dakka's picture

Nope. I have never used a tablet. I draw all of my digital art with the mouse.

Guest's picture

Was this painted with a tablet!?!
Incredible details!
One of the most creative creature designs I've ever seen.
Impressive idea.

Guest's picture

Very Unique... I like the creature design as well as the silhouette's, nice touch.

lockett's picture

I'll second that Wow! Great creature design Erik. This is very original, is it photo-manipulation? Either way, it's an excellent image.

blissdream's picture

Wow.. this is a very striking image. And the creature is very unique... i've not seen anything like it. Great texture and and depth.

Art at its best.