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The Righteous Dawn by Somnicide The Righteous Dawn by Somnicide
So I've been breaking out of my comfort zone a lot this semester. Oil painting, editorial illustration, comics, poster design, my entire media class... A lot of things I'm not used to doing. I've also been working on simplifying my compositions, using more large graphic shapes and better use of space. And while a lot of that hasnt been put up here (yet at least), I definitely feel I'm learning a lot from it. But every now and then, I just need to do something that is completely and

And thus, this painting. Epic fantasy. Golden lighting. Jagged rock formations. Clouds in abundance. Hey, cant knock me for being inconsistent, right? It started out as a thumbnail for a Way of Kings book cover (I ended up doing Mistborn instead), but I finished it out in my free time a little differently.

I will also be submitting this toward the Train Your Brain Contest. c:
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features.
MorriganFearn Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
The work on the clouds is absolutely excellent, and I love the way that their roiling activity continues into the horse's coat. But I think what really works in this is the color and the way you go from saturated golds and the bright yellows into the grays and reds. Between that and the shape repetition in the clouds and rocks this is an amazing piece, and actually stands out against a lot of similar kinds of sword-yay-triumph-of-battle-oh-no-death concept work. This is wonderful to look at and I've enjoyed it a lot.
K-hermann Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
super beautiful
asemharun Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
mdlillustration Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're featured in my journal! [link]
Somnicide Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh hey, you chose two of my classmates as well! :D
(The Encounter by MoulinBleu and I Did What I Had To by Killapede)
mdlillustration Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's freaky!! You should go hug your teachers all three of you :)
CrazyCanuckGal Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
More Brandon Sanderson fan art is always a good thing! Especially when it's as amazing as this.
Jaydenwolf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, so gorgeous! Really excellent.
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Beautiful work. Very well done.
WestlyLaFleur Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
xontm Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Hey!! Nice work! But you are already studying at an art school. You should give others a chance to have an education! :( ...I'm just saying :l ...Good Luck on the scholarship anyways!
Somnicide Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliment! And yes, I am currently at an art school, but it's an art school my family and I really cant afford in the long run. So if I didnt jump at any opportunities thrown my way, I would be doing a disservice to the people that support me. Plus, I am a strong supporter of healthy competition, otherwise people would never have the passion or the drive to put in their all. I look forward to seeing other entries!
Gizbar Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
"...and thy enemies shall vanquish before yer aspect"

Well, kinda. Nice painting, really liked it ;)
Aonasis Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love everything about this picture
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