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Malevolent Calamity by nrwynter Malevolent Calamity by nrwynter
Please do not, in any case be use this picture (as an icon, for your website, in a video, etc) without my permission. Do not trace, recolor, steal, or sell my artwork!

"Flames burst across the town swiftly, sparing none in it's path. The fools; they have been warned. They have been warned that there would only be misfortune to cause an uproar. The very misfortune to even give the slightest thought of attempting to collect a head worth the bounty. They never saw the danger, the very painful demise that stood before them, never realizing the monstrous force that stepped before them. For there is no pity for those who try to clash blades with the black mage. In the rising inferno that remained unharmed was the demon whose eyes glowed with satisfaction".

I am so happy to finally be able to finish this piece! This took me over one hundred years to finish this one piece. It pretty much took over my life... with art that is. To start off, this is for Yoruhoshi who's birthday was... ten days ago. I decided to draw her character, Yoruhoshi, and color it with Photoshop. It actually was easy to do, but it took so long to try and finish it up. However, the only difficult part when coloring this character was Yoruhoshi's hair (and I think some parts should be fixed) which almost killed me in the process.

Now the fire I did all from scratch. Thanks to this helpful tutorial, shadowumbre.deviantart.com/art… , I was able to make the fire. It was a little tricky because I kept arguing with myself whether or not the fire looked realistic and I kept changing it over and over again. However, I was able to get it down and it came out fantastic. Now I have to tell you, I was working this particular picture a lot in my school (and procrastinating on the other art pieces I am suppose to do...) and it became very popular among my peers... and the art teachers (I have to give props to them too for giving me their opinions on it and made it look as it is now).

I wasn't planning on adding the burnt edges, but one of my art teachers today told me that the background I originally had was too empty and said I should fill it in somehow. So I thought of, since this is fire, I should have the edges of the picture burned. So I got a neat paint brush set that I found while searching for tutorials on how to make burned paper (which I will list below in the credits) and went crazy with it. It was a lot of fun and I hope to find another piece that will allow me to see these brush sets again (they're are fantastic!)

So I hope you enjoy this as much I did pouring my heart and soul into this piece. Oh and Yoruhoshi ? Happy belated birthday, hope the quality of this picture will make up for my lateness. Oh yeah, by the way, to make this I had to use 54 layers. 54 freaking layers!

Materials used: Photoshop CS3, chain 's "burnt brush set"
Time taken: Can't think of an accurate estimate, but I think it goes along the line roughly about 72 to maybe about 81 hours?
Music listened to: FFIX battle theme 1, Trance/Techno, 0^2 remixes, Z.R.E.O (Majora's Mask Orchestrated remixes)
Burnt paperbrush set (gotta also gives props to the guy that made these brushes! They're a lifesaver!) : chain.deviantart.com/art/Burnt…

Yoruhoshi © Yoruhoshi
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Deadmewtwo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
This, I have to fave. The coloring is simply stunning and the glowing eyes are a nice touch. It looks so real that I can almost reach right out to touch the character. I would, but I'm pretty sure she would kill me if I tried.
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nrwynter Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Ha ha , thank you!
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Deadmewtwo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
You're welcome. :D
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maylin864 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student
love it
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LoveoftheDark Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hes standing quite stiffly, which leads me to believe that the underlying anatomy is incorrect. Perhaps you should take a look at PoseManiacs for good Anatomy reference. Or, you could even stand in a mirror and see what you look like, and use yourself as a reference.
You gave me this advice on gaia art arena, (over chibis who arent supposed to look anatomically correct, no less) and I see that you need to take your own advice, badly.
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nrwynter Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Looking at it now, yes, the pose looks a little stiff. Thank you.
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Fyrrea Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful character :)
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dA--bogeyman Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning
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greenforestwolf64 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOEM!!!!
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AnimeRolePlayer71 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Wow this blew me away when I saw it. ~Yoruhoshi shared it with me. Nice job. I can see all the hard work you put into it.
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Yoruhoshi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
*screams and babbles in incoherent Fangirl*

:faint:

I LOVE IT!
BEST DRAWING OF YORU, EVER. BAR NONE.

54 freaking layers?! D8 HOLY CRAP! For all that, it looks totally amazing!

:cries: It's sooooo pretty! Thank youuuuuu! :tighthug: :heart: :love:
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nrwynter Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Aww shucks. o//o

Yeah, it would be more if I didn't find those wonderful burnt paper brushes.

You're are welcome. I am happy that you like it.
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Yoruhoshi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it IS.

X3 I think it turned out wonderful, all the same! But geez! Even 54 is still a lot!

I LOVE IT! :tighthug:
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nrwynter Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Yeah well having less layers would be annoying because it would be harder for me to fix mistakes. Handling with 54 layers was't really difficult although sometimes I would color on the wrong layer. Ha ha.

Oh and by the way, Yoruhoshi is a huge celebrity in my art studio at school. Many of my peers and the teachers that work in their love her.
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Yoruhoshi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
0o; Wow, really?

XDDD Oh, my! I never expected my black mage to become THAT popular....>//< I'm flattered!
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nrwynter Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Yeah, but the funny thing is only one person knows what black mages are... and that was my AP Art teacher. (I was surprised she knew about Final Fantasy).
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Yoruhoshi Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
0o; Wow, really?
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Nella-H Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
it looks amazing!
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lordmetaknight Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Wow, man, that looks so cool *0* You did a great job C:
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Romaniya Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Wow, this is beautiful! Since when did you learn to draw and color that good!? It looks fantastic! I love the light effects, too. Great job!
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nrwynter Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Student General Artist
I learned it through practice and I watch videos of other people coloring with Photoshop so I learn more from them.
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