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Allure by Ralexndr Allure by Ralexndr
Here it is, the anticipated piece that I've been working hard to finish :)

Stock used can be found here: [link]

All effects done through brushes + fractals rendered in Apophysis.

Software used: GIMP, CS5, Aftereffects, Apophysis
Submitting for contest :iconhighqualityart:

"Every Though is a Dream 2011"
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trivates Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
I see this guy and I think he must be the King of the Aulin, a race of upright standing feudal wolf-like people from the other side of the galaxy in my story: Cruel Twist of Fate.
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Ralexndr Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student General Artist
That sounds very cool. Glad you like the render :)
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trivates Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
I have a page on Facebook that I am using to market my book. Would you mind terribly if I included the subject of this image in my "Alien Races" gallery? I really do think he is The King. He stands 17 feet tall and is very brave, so he would not likely use a helmet. I'm not asking to use him as cover art - just as a visual reference for potential readers. Would you also mind if I were to photoshop him in front of a futuristic castle? I always credit the artists unless I am specifically told not to do so.

Does your subject have a name? I have not yet named the Aulin King. If you let me use the image, I would be happy to honour your work by naming the king after your lycan warrior here :)

Let me know.
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Ralexndr Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I wouldn't be sure of that as it is a render from a game that I have used.
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trivates Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
[the Aulin are a race of black werewolf-like people, from the other side of the galaxy. I think I mentioned that before. I might not be able to use the render, due to copyright issues, but I can write up a storm about it, leaving nothing to the imagination of a potential movie director... Let me know what you think]:

Suddenly, a sound, like thunder, shook the halls of the palace, as the colossal doors of the courtroom swung wide. The music stopped, the slaves fell to their knees, and the Antrobus, himself, genuflected, resting his left elbow on his left knee, his bowed forehead upon his clenched, left fist.

There, in the doorway, stood a fierce, 18-foot-tall, Aulin noble, clad in the most glorious battle armour, Adam thought he would ever see. “What in all the galaxy is going on out here!? What is all this insolence?”

Adam had inferred the height of the noble, at the door, by his own height. Adam's six feet barely came up the fearsomely elegant monster's knees.

His armour was mostly black, with thick gold trim. Three demonic-looking spikes rose from each shoulder, enshrining his grotesque, angry, lupine face. His fangs dropped at least a full handbreadth from his frothing mouth, filled with rage. Set within the gold trim, near the parts of his armour, which likely hid his shoulders, were two large, square, glowing sapphires, each as big as Adam’s own head. In the centre of the noble’s breastplate was another sapphire, almost as large, but of an oval shape. The armour extended down his arms and legs. On his thighs, the armour had spikes, like those on his shoulders, angled upwards. The knees had two triangular sapphires, identical in size to those on his shoulders. His feet were bare, showcasing his massive claws, each of which was as big as one of Adam’s feet. Attached near the elbows, to the tops of his gauntlets, made of black steel, covered in gold, were two enormous, double-bladed swords, extending, in length, from his ankles to a foot above the spikes on his shoulders. The blades were glowing, with the plasma of some sort of blue St. Elmo’s fire. He looked positively deadly.
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Ralexndr Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Great imagery, love it!
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vampchilde Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Words cant describe how beautiful this image is. Everything just goes together so perfectly. The lighting and colours are vivid and bright, especially around the flames which really makes the image pop.
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Ralexndr Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you :) Much appreciated!
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vampchilde Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
You're very welcome :)
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Nicholosity Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
amazing, this is your best artwork by far! Also I have been in photography for a while now and we have been learning about composition, I was thinking of maybe you adding a little bit more around the feet. They seem to be cut off a bit I think just adding tips to the claws will finish this piece nicely
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Ralexndr Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks!

Yeah I noticed. I'll probably edit this piece eventually when I get some time :)
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amielnic Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'm here on behalf of :iconselftaughtartist: because your piece was in the group's critique requested folder.

The fantasy theme is great. As you used the render, you were able to magnify the "fantasy-ish" genre it was trying to portray. I'm a big fan of fantasy and magic. This is what caught my eye when I saw your work. When I look at it, I automatically feel the theme. It's very hard to miss. You were able to place the render very well. Your use of the focal points on an artwork paid off because the render attracted my eye immediately. Nothing else on the artwork distracted me from the main view. Though I think you could've sharpened the render a bit more so that you could clearly see the details. As a fellow GIMP user, I know how hard it is to apply various effects. The blurry and rough texture really goes well with the whole piece. It's as if it makes the piece even more unified. Though I get you could've adjusted the background and make the trees look bigger. Maybe it's just me but I think the trees are to small even if the animal is at a far proximity from the forest. Plus, the moon looks too big. The proportion of the moon somewhat intrigues me. The glow and foggy effects on the weapons was a nice touch. It makes the feline even more intimidating and yet more fantastical than before. The blending and smudging is extremely clean and it does not distract my view. Even so, I also have to say that the piece is quite empty though I think it was on purpose. I feel like something's lacking. Let's say some mist or something just to enhance the fantasy theme. Oh and maybe you could add some light on the ground to show the glow from the weapons. Overall, it's a great piece even though it may need some improvement. I hope to see more from you.
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Ralexndr Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks for the feedback :)

I agree, it is very hard to work in GIMP sometimes, the brush settings and features are just not the same as CS5. However, I make do with what I have and it does turn out, sometimes it doesn't.

I also felt that the piece was lacking something and I actually tried a misty shroud but I felt that it sort-of drowned the character and removed some of the focal aspects that created the piece. I think that in order to create a more enhanced piece, I would have to work more on the background to make the piece less empty.

Nevertheless, I am happy with it and I think in the near future I will spend some more time on it since I only did this in quite a brief time.

Thank you for taking your time to critique my piece, it is much appreciated :)
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amschipper Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! JUST WOW! Really amazing! you got great skill! i love the colours and the light in this images, well done! It would be nice to see the ' face' and other parts in more detail if that is possible ofcourse :)
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Ralexndr Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you!

It is a render, so I am limited but I will try next time :)
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ystilWolf Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011   General Artist
so cool :icondesueyeplz:w:icondesueyeplz:
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Ralexndr Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student General Artist
hahaha thanks :3
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LastZoneTrooper Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
that looks like it should be a avatar plainswalker for magic the gathering. it looks too excelent, that only the big bang could top its epicness.
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Ralexndr Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student General Artist
haha ;) Thanks
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Random223 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Do you have something less epic? XD
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Ralexndr Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Perhaps after exams I could come up with something :D
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Lobazul Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O__O fckin awesome!!!!!!
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Ralexndr Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Cheers! :D
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Lobazul Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
xP!!
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Scintillant-H Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011   General Artist
ohhh... he's hot. if i wasnt dating the dolphin next door...!
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Ralexndr Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Haha this guy will take care of you :)
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Scintillant-H Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011   General Artist
oo~! g'bye dolphie! wait--by "take care" does that mean relationship 'going to care about me'-wise or 'going to kill me'-wise-??
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either way proves an interesting night indeed! YAY!!
[combat stance] LETS GO!! ;DD
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Ralexndr Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Hahaha :D

I can't speak for him, but I am sure he'd take good care of you (caring wise not killing)
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ShuyinTheEnigmatic Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Writer
Gorgeous work!
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Ralexndr Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you :)
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ShuyinTheEnigmatic Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Writer
Welcome.
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RanDize Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting..
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Ralexndr Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student General Artist
That it is sir :)
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RanDize Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha nice
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mippieArt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It came out well!!!!!
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Ralexndr Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Yes it did :)

I am really happy with the background :D Took a while but was worth it,

Thanks!
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mippieArt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's a pleasure
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Ralexndr Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you :)
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DanyelleynaD Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
of all the edits i've seen done to this picture this is by far the best. good job
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Ralexndr Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you :)
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