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Bishop - Redfallows Watch by Gaspode5 Bishop - Redfallows Watch by Gaspode5
A huge thank you to anybody who favourites and/or comments on this picture. I really appreciate it.

Please view full size or so much detail will be lost. An yes the original is enormous. I put up a detail of the image here [link]

So, what is this? Bishop, a ranger and one of the companions from the RPG Neverwinter Nights 2. He's an all around nasty piece of work and great fun to have around. This is a scene from his back story when he's training to become an assassin. The final test is the razing of a village and, carrying a bit of a grudge, Bishop chooses his own home village. He seriously fails his exam by trying to warn the villagers and then turning on his fellow assassins, almost getting killed in the process.

I spent ages on this and learned a lot, not the least about textures. I love textures. I went with the iconic Mad Max/Terminator/Hawke/general hero pose after much ruminating. I know it's been used to death but that's how the image lodged itself in my mind when I first thought of it a couple of years ago.

Since I'm about a decade behind everybody else when it comes to fan art there will probably be more of Bishop in the future.

I always listen to music when painting and often there are particular songs that matches the mood of the picture. I've never mentioned it before but this time I thought I would. These two stood out as particularly apt to the mood I was looking for: Requiem for a Dream [link] and Mein Hertz Brennt by Rammstein [link]

I used some of these brushes for the blood on his armour [link] and these brushes were used for some textures and details on his face [link]
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ElegantArtist21 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
This is amazing this is excatly what I think of when I think of this scene!  Also when listening to this badass music with it check it out!!!  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKJIS9…

Let me know what you think!
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Gaspode5 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
I do actually listen to Two Steps From Hell on occasion when I paint and it works well with this picture. :nod: When I did it though, I unfortunately hadn't discovered them yet and listened a lot to Rammstein. I'm planning to re-work the background at some point, the perspective is off, then there will be time for some new epic music. ;)

Thank you for the kind comments. I'm very glad you liked it. :hug:
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ElegantArtist21 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Your welcome!!!
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BrandywineofMilikki Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
You truly captured the mood of that scene, well done.
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Gaspode5 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Aw, thank you! :tighthug: The perspective in the background is off and one day I will re-visit it. :faint: However, I still think the general mood came out more or less as I intended. Glad you like it.
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Erreses Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
The fire reaches the eyes as real.
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Gaspode5 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Thank you! I'm glad it works for you.
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BatPhace Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
FIRESSSSSS!!!! Epicness :D
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Gaspode5 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Thank you! :hug:
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Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Epic art :woohoo:
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