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"Allurian at Eagle´s Aerie" by Christopher Lee Herdman

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SciFi and Fantasy Art Allurian at Eagle´s Aerie by Christopher Lee Herdman
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Pencil sketch painted in Photoshop.  One of my Forgotten Realms characters.   He prayed to his god that one day he would fly on the wind current like the majestic raptors that dotted the skys.  His story is unfinished, but the old sketch had some potential...

7 Jan 2006:-) Markus Röncke
Very cool picture!Great Atmosphere.
The indian style looks very cool at an elf.
It would be cool if you submit more colored pictures.

:-) Christopher Lee Herdman replies: "All new pieces of art will probably be paintings, including backgrounds. I still have sketches to be posted however. Thanks for the input!"
7 Jan 2006:-) Marina S Havram
Welcome to Elfwood!
I see we got another very talented artist2 I like your style. And this picture is my favorite one. He looks awesome! I like his green skin2Keep it up, show us more!

:-) Christopher Lee Herdman replies: "I appreciate the kind words. I've got more coming. Thanks"
8 Jan 200645 Ajder Andrei
man... I compleetly overlooked this picture when I was here last... this picture is trowasome... I do not like computer graphicks mouch not because they are not beautifull ( quite the contrary... and your pic here is testamony to that ) but because I mouch more prefer the oldtraditional way of making art... but anyways, about this pic... that guy is sitting precerously close to the ledge... and me, it looks like his center of gravity is positioned so that he would fall off... unless he has some magical means of staying glued to the clift there...
also, on his shose... they seem to end to aboruptly were his feet go in them... maybe try working a bit on the line there... do smth like what you did with his vest... would make it look a wholle lot better...
But other then these two small things this picture is really great... and I love the mist efect... oh, was just wandering... he looks like a green elf... and because it's from AD&D realm... I was wandering just what race is he???

:-) Christopher Lee Herdman replies: "You know, your exactly right about the foot. Needs some line (shading) work. Its funny how you can work on something and see it a 1000 times, and never notice something like that. I plan on reposting this pic, because the jpeg took alot of the detail out of it, so when I do, I'll take care of that issue. I appreciate it."
24 Jan 2006:-) John Ryan Byrd
a slight drop shadow on the foot from the shoe would fix the problem from the comment above and make the foot look more like it was going inside the shoe, I never really noticed that on this piece either til I read that comment so it don't look horrible or nothing as is.

:-) Christopher Lee Herdman replies: "I think Im going to leave it as is. I've been told from a couple of sources, that the slipper style isn't that far off on the way that it fits. Anyway, sometimes its better to just leave things alone, just ask Jennifer Grey."
27 Jan 2006:-) Tomas Edlund
Hi, Christopher! Nice pic.

:-) Christopher Lee Herdman replies: "Thanks Tomas."
21 Feb 200645 Jen
I agree with Ryan... As many times as I saw this before, I didn't notice the foot-thing, although I saw it right away here on Elfwood (even before I read the previous comment). Maybe it has more to do with that loss-of-detail thing, hrm? Still, it's something you could do to make a wonderful piece of work fantabulosso!

:-) Christopher Lee Herdman replies: "I'll repost it soon, with a quick fix. Maybe I'll resize this painting too, its quite tall, and I could easily reformat to get more detail back into the jpeg."
13 May 2006:-) Arthur L. Williamson
HULK SMASH!! sorry... seriously though this is a pretty cool picture. I really like you have background fading in the distance. Good stuff.

:-) Christopher Lee Herdman replies: "It ain't easy being green. Thanks for dropping by Arthur."
26 Jun 2006:-) Takako
Like said before, he does look like he could fall off the edge at any second. I won't drone on about it since it's already been done.

I do have a problem with the left hand (or the hand closest to me). I can't really make out if he's resting his chin on his hand or not. If he's not, it's somewhat a strange pose, so I'm automatically assuming he's resting his chin on his hand. It would look more like he's resting if perhaps part of the chin was hidden and shaded a little more. Take a mirror and rest your chin in your fist like that and you'll see that part of the chin disappears. Also, if he is resting, he would probably have his elbow resting on his thigh and not floating beside it. That way, he would actually be resting his head and not just holding his fist up to his face. I hope you wanted his head to be resting. If not, please ignore this. lol

On to good things. I absolutely adore the shading on his arm muscles. They are fabulous! And the right hand (or the hand farthest away from me) is very well done. Better than what I can do! I also love how everything but his arrow bag and the feathers on the arrows are green. Everything you've done really draws your eyes to everything on him.

Magnificent background! You are very talented!

:-) Christopher Lee Herdman replies: "Thanks for the comments A.C., and the time it took to visit. I think you are right about the anatomy of the hand. Chalk it up to poor foreshortening, a crime I have been guilty of now and again."
19 Sep 2006:-) Randy taffy Linbourn
Beautiful, i love the crazy angle ,pose,ect ;0)

:-) Christopher Lee Herdman replies: "Thank you kind sir! I painted this in Photoshop about 4 years ago, and he still hasn't fallen off yet. Thanks for visiting my gallery, and take care."
19 Dec 2009:-) Silvannen Mystic Dragonrider Gerrard
Nice picture! I like the colours. The plants at the bottom with the skeletons look good and give it an eerie sort of feel. It looks really good!
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'Allurian at Eagle's Aerie':
 • Created by: :-) Christopher Lee Herdman
 • Copyright: ©Christopher Lee Herdman. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Aerie, Arrows, Bow, Elf, Mountains, Wind
 • Categories: Body Study, Elf / Elves, Weapons, Bows, Swords, Blades, Rapiers...
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Airbrush, Sprayed, Computer Painted from Scratch
 • Inspirations: JRR Tolkien
 • Submitted: 2005-12-18 07:39:50
 • Views: 730
 • Resolution: 476x1000

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