Sneak Assault by liiga
Yay for dark elves! Especially ones going "rawr" as they land upon a dozing city, recklessly jumping off their draconic steeds and using magic to slow the fall. Inspired by dreams and other fun things, although not any one in particular.
The spell effects were quite fun to do. I got a trial version of FontCreator by High-Logic and made a rune font, with different squiggles for caps and regular letters. Then in Photoimpact wrote bits of text using the self-made font (which may or may not contain a few lines from the 'I'm a little Teapot' song, things to do with rhubarb from a certain game and a Terry Pratchett quote). Afterwards I wrapped the text in a circle (modified Bend Text function from Photoimpact) and the rest is perspective adjustments in 3d space and then playing with zoom blur, camera motion blur and colors in Painter.
Corel Painter 9, Ulead Photoimpact 8, Wacom Intuos 3, don't remember how long it took but certainly longer than intended.
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