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Born of Flames by zilla774 Born of Flames by zilla774
Most, if not all, of my submissions are affected by ther world around me and my emotions. This submission is no different, only that this is probably largely influenced by listening to Black Metal this week, talking to * selva-amarga about black metal lyrics and intense playing of Doom 3.

doesn't show much does it ;)

So, I know that after serene landscapes and dreamy clouds and stuff, this *may* come as a little bit of a shock...

well I guess things are never dull around my gallery ;) (although I'm sure that theres loads of people who woould beg to differ)

This image was created from scratch in photoshop with the mouse (arghhhh... NEVER AGAIN. Give me my Intuos back!!!) just to see if I could do anything with the skills I learned from using the tablet. I did use a stock image (taken by myself) of a cool gnarled up tree which I found in the field where my father keeps his horse and I've been gagging to use it for something. Think it fits quite well as horns :)

Not sure if this isn't too dark yet, I'm looking at it on a bright TFT screen so its difficult to tell. If it is it'll be tweaked and re-submitted.
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:iconblacks:
blacks Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004
absoultly flawless!!!! :clap::clap::clap::clap:
great great work...

*dies with shock*


cheers!

:blx
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LillyMunster Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2004   Traditional Artist
wow this is great pic! it goes to :+fav:

and, doom3 is awesome :lol:
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CorporalPhantom Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Doom three is a fricking amazing game \m/ and what bands in particular did you listen too?
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:iconneherenia:
Neherenia Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2004
Whoaa.. Beautiful.. :clap:
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:iconixtab:
ixtab Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2004
Diabolic work here:devilish:Truly amazing that it's done only with a mouse.
:+fav:
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:iconbarefootmatt:
BarefootMatt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2004
Very impressive, especially considering it was made with a mouse! Was the face from a photo, or is it drawn from scratch?

The use of the tree is very cool.
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:iconzilla774:
zilla774 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
drawn from scratch
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:iconloofah-lise:
loofah-lise Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a... mouse...?
i love how his eye shows through the shadows
so awesome...

:+fav:
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:iconangelfromhungary:
AngelFromHungary Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!
I like it very much!
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:iconmissm69:
MissM69 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2004
It looks awesome great job :love:
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:iconbrainforge:
Brainforge Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2004
Metal... The ultimate source of inspiration, is there anything it can't do? Great work by the way... what band where you listening to?
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scorpionyclus Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2004
my comment doesn't matter I mean you've got a lot
but the smoothness and detail on the face is simply brilliant
the lighting man eveyrthing is gewd
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Jess-3262 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2004
wow, this is so cool. Love the idea, the feeling, the colors. Amazing work! Black Metal? Is that a group or a type of music? If it's a group I'm assuming it's some sort of Metal and then I must check it out so let me know ok!
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:iconiocus:
Iocus Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2004
Argh, you did that with a MOUSE?... Amazing stuff Zilla, as always...

- ][ocus
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:iconnickick:
nickick Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2004
me like much ;)
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:iconmonkeyman98:
monkeyman98 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2004
Thats pretty kick ass. Nice job on it.
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:icondeaddevil:
deaddevil Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Koool detail and love the concept.
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taylormemer1 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2004
Wow, really nicely done, you've done well. :+fav:
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:iconrei-ayanami00:
Rei-Ayanami00 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
Very nice. It looks awsome.


:skullbones:
:blackrose:
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:icontsheva:
tsheva Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah it's dark but really, very, good :D I love the red everywhere.
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:iconbr0k3npromise:
br0k3npromise Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
its not too dark.. its REALLY good
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:iconthetonberrygurl:
TheTonberryGurl Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa! Freakilly awesome!
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:iconiwannabelieve:
iwannabelieve Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
OOOOOOooohhhh................... I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!! :K
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:iconrc69:
rc69 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
WOW! thats amazing, i love what you did with the tree... and the half a face

the clouds, and the circle text wrap... amazing
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:iconag-plus:
ag-plus Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004   Digital Artist
really nice emotion coming out of this piece.
the colors and the expressino on the character's face really enhance the mood.
im lovin the way u subtly showed only one eye here, really shows character.
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Kitsune-Sasurai Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
It's really cool, but you might be right about it being too dark. I cant see the tree. Maybe just lighten it around the tree, since most living material in the pic is lighter than the inanimate stuff.
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Novacron Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very evil looking, nice work
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:iconroguedementor:
roguedementor Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
kinda creepy... but very cool.
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Barretlight Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
Oh my god you are so Evil!!! hahaha! I like spesificaly the way his face is so unexpressed like he is feeling nothing. He seems to know how powerful he is! I really love the whole texture of the picture. And yes it is dark like it shoud be!
Keep it on!
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:iconbalthamel:
Balthamel Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
I'm listening to metal right now
and that is the picture in my head
I love it.. Very nice work!!
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TNHawke Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
Very, very awsome. Seems to be good brightness on this screen.
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:icondarkevil:
darkevil Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
very nice it...very crazy...
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:iconali-cia:
Ali-Cia Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
That's kinda spooky scary.. ooo....
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:iconroo7i:
ROo7i Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004  Hobbyist Interface Designer
رثقغ آ}ُ :]
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:iconibecomedust:
ibecomedust Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004   Digital Artist
whoa dude...O_O

thats...crazy...

*thumbs up*
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:iconxdls:
xdls Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
:O nice :D
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:iconone-true-lady-uk:
one-true-lady-uk Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004   Writer
I think that this is excellent with the dark theme and everything but i can't help thinking that I want to see more of that hidden face/person.
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ironbird Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
like everything you do, my friend: EXCELLENT. Is very emotive, a little dark and maybe sad...and...red :rofl:

hahahaha =D =D. Great Work
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darkintruder Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
Looks great! Oh man I wish I could do clouds like you...
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:iconsapphyreblade:
sapphyreblade Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
very cool
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:iconpalomadyz:
PalomaDyz Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
oh, this is beautiful! And so... misterious!

The tree made horns and the sulfuric air are AMAZING!

More if this dark please! :)

:hug: :hug: :hug:
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3image Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
Freaky!
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:iconkael-art:
kael-art Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004   Interface Designer
good colors!!
this's only photoshop?
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:iconthekillingmask:
thekillingmask Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004   Photographer
I like it. Black Metal is very inspiring.
What were you listeing to if you don't mind me asking?
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
Freaky. It does show off the dark side of Doom, though. ;)
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selva-amarga Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
THIS IS PERFECT!
I LOVED IT!!!
:+favlove:
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:iconstonedlamb:
stonedlamb Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
ow, really cool and scary.
looks like black metal lyrics are useful for you =D
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gokar Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004
cool man! good job
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JRose-Photography Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004   Photographer
Like it a lot, even on my new TFT its still a bit dark. But I do like it :)
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