Yes, despite what it looks like, this is an unfinished. Anybody familiar with my previous work would understand that this isn’t up to my usual par, and I’m sure those people are wondering why on earth I decided to release something that wasn’t finished.
Well, the thing is, I’m a person who thrives on feedback. Most of my inspiration comes from all the great comments from you guys. If I go too long without releasing anything, or if something that I released gets few responses, I start to lose my inspiration to start anything new.
I’ve been working on this picture for an extremely long time at this point. At first I had some huge expectations for it, but the problem with large expectations is living up to them. As time dwindled on, editing this picture became more and more tedious, up until I would simply open up the GIMP file and go “…guh, fuck this. I’m doing something else.” The problem was that, as long as I wasn’t finished editing this, I wouldn’t be able to start a new picture without feeling I had abandoned this one.
So I decided to release it. It may not be complete, but I’m sure that some of you will get some enjoyment out of it. It also means that I can finally start something that I will have more fun creating. This picture isn’t entirely dead though. I may pick it back up some time in the future, but it isn’t a priority.
Now, as for the picture, as some of you may have guessed, this started out mainly as an exercise in smoke effects. All of the smoke in the picture (including that huge plume on the left) was created using one small smoke reference. (You may have seen me mention it before) And yes this picture was very, very, very slightly inspired by that “Get closer I want to hit them with my sword” picture.
Well, there’s my speech.
Comments, Praise, and Criticism Please!