Here is a version with white background!
This is my entry to the RIFT Contest.
My Colossus is a hybrid of men, deer and reindeer. His name is inspired by the rune Tyr and Typhoon Baphomet.
Since the first day I saw about this contest Iíve been brainstorming about my entry. At first I thought about making a ďtree-like-creatureĒ. But found out many people had come up with this concept.
Then I thought about a human-animal-creature. A deer was a natural choice for me as I live in the countryside of Norway and I see them quite often around my house! I also think the reindeers (like the moose) have quite of a mystical nature. So Iíve blended the ideas and it turned out pretty nice.
- Painted on Painter XI, and the last adjustments and frame were made with PhotoPaint.
- Brushes: Airbrush Ė sine tip soft air and F-X furry brush
- Time: Iíve been working for + - 40 hours on this one. A great deal of it was just thinking and enhancing the concept.
- References: used my shots as references for the colors, horns, feet and facial features
INTENSIONS: The reason why I didnít paint it on action or with an environment background is because I would like to focus on the anatomical features.
Hope you guys enjoy this one and that it can bring some inspiration for those who are considering enter this contest.
PS: Iíve been very sad to see many entrants have used plagiarism and stolen artworks for this contestÖ