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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!!!…

Let me know what you think!
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:
ElegantArtist21 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Your welcome!!!
BrandywineofMilikki Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
You truly captured the mood of that scene, well done.
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.
Erreses Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
The fire reaches the eyes as real.
Gaspode5 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Thank you! I'm glad it works for you.
BatPhace Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
FIRESSSSSS!!!! Epicness :D
Gaspode5 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Thank you! :hug:
Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Epic art :woohoo:
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