Cave Troll by aprillee

Cave Troll

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Added: Jul 11, 2002
Views: 15111
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Comments: 16

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...Breaking down the door in the Mines of Moria...

This painting was created for the old Middle Earth collectible card game, published by Iron Crown Enterprises.

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legendofzane's picture

I love this one... the light and shadow... the detail... really really great...

Guest's picture

if he got through, i wouldn't have a chance.

aprillee's picture

Acrylics aren't that hard to use--but digital is great for being able to undo stuff and work in layers, etc. I started painting before digital paint programs were widely used and available--or even accepted in print. Plus, I still like to have an original painting to show and to sell. But it's nice to know that I can scan the things and fix the image up digitally, when possible!

soni's picture

Hurrah, done in *acrylics*! You are an isnpiration, this beasty is horribly good and caught in a superb moment. Very simple elements, incredibly effective and wonderfully painted!

Guest's picture

Great Monster, one of the best I've seen... the nails are really good... very nice work.

aprillee's picture

This was another unusual painting for me. I think this is the only monster I've done! Both this one and the Drow with the owl were painted in acrylics. I mostly use airbrush now, since it's faster... And may switch over to digital (much cleaner!).

Guest's picture

Oh great monster...I can't get over that hand...those nails are coming toward me...perspective and layout on this is awesome April.

aprillee's picture

Thanks! Well, I don't know about one thing being harder than another. There are artists who just LOVE doing monsters. They are really, really good at it, and just prefer doing monsters to pretty humans. And maybe they aren't so good at doing pretty humans! And visa versa. Everyone's passions and everyone's talents are different.

aprillee's picture

I rarely paint monsters. Most companies hire me to create their handsome heroes and beautiful ladies. I don't mind at all, but it is a nice change when I get an assignment to do something ugly and scary! Smile

mangalore's picture

This is my favourite pic of your Epilogue gallery(I hope there are more somewhere else!)
The tension in this is just fantastic I think.

dilosh's picture

hmm, i think, it is even harder to draw terrifying creatures,and make them really scary, than drawing beautiful&perfect girls.. cool work!! and you have a great gallery!

aprillee's picture

Thanks! It's interesting seeing what images get visited more than others--my poor monsters aren't as popular as the pretty girls and elves. So it's nice that someone likes the creepier things!

Guest's picture

coooooolllllll!!!!

Guest's picture

coooooolllllll!!!!

Guest's picture

This is definately one of the freakiest and scariest monsters I've ever seen. He looks evil and hungry to boot. Really nice work!

Guest's picture

Great lighting, perspective, and detail! The textures are great!

Art at its best.