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beholder by Andrew-Robinson beholder by Andrew-Robinson
This thing has eleven eyes. After painting about three of em I was over it. Haha.
FYI, this is watercolor and gouache and finished in photoshop. A short cut that I used was to to have the original painting on one layer in multiply. Then I copied that layer and made a new layer also on multiply. This made all the colors and contrasts a lot richer. And on the copied layer I went in and hit the highlights with the brush either on lighten or overlay. I also had a layer(on darken) underneath for areas that I wanted darker. And 2 layers on top(one overlay and the one above that on lighten) to make the highlights really pop with the brush again on lighten or overlay. Not saying that this is the best way, but it was quick, fun and easy and doesn't scream "he did this with photoshop" all over the painting.
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beholder by ~Andrew-Robinson ( Suggested by Gwendolyn12 and Featured by Pyritie )
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GregLakowske Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
A really awesome job here...the beholder is indeed something to behold ...what a great picture of a cool D&D battle scene
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Pallore-M Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Writer
W-w-watercolours? o_0 Holeeee :ohnoes: I mean... I just love watercolours, but I couldn't imagine something as magnificent as this could be drawn with watercolours. It's just :clap:
But is that, uh... lizardfolk? Kobold?
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UrbanMelon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What an amazing illustration, loving the action !
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MrTBSC Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
im just imagining that thing on mother brains mechanical chickenbody
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TheKittyHat Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
reminds me of the beholders in Zenonia...
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toonbat Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the acrobatic look of the dragonborn! I was hoping for sleeker reptilian player characters as it were.

Damn! That lady has a strong chin! :D
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Thats amazing! Very nicely done! :D
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DoASpotCheck Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Intense man. Good Job!
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Satanasko Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Great technique and perspective! I love it!
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Pandazilla Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Ahhh! I Love it! It reminds me of Baldur's Gate! This is a fantastic painting <3
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