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October 1, 2012
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The Raid by Celarx The Raid by Celarx
Finally it is done took me some time and now I do not know what to write or what would go as a good title for the image ^^

It was a huge pain the last 2 days fixing the sky since i kept redoing it over and over again and it always looked a little bit off. But in the end i found something that i liked. The problem was that in the early stages people who saw the work in progress images saw more of a Dawn/Sunset setting than what i intended to.
I intended to have an rather ominous, eerie light effect coming from the horizon distracting the guards giving the Skaven the ambush.

Initially i wanted to have everything look like a night image except for the light from the well and horizon, but it looked way to dark and the idea of the Skaven having to run threw passages of light gave the image some sort of tension for the viewer whether or not they are being spotted before they can take down the guards.

Anyway I'm done for now, but I got already ideas and sketches for more images, some related to this and some not :)

There's still an older image I haven't uploaded yet featuring the city Skavenblight and the surrounding area

Textures used (but heavily overpainted) came from:
This Image is at 33.3% of it's original resolution

Edit: Just came online and was wondering about an exploding inbox, checking what the is happening, I'm DD.
I'm so thankful for every who supported me and this image and can't describe how overwhelmed I am right now especially after the set backs I had , Thank you all ! :)
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The Raid by ~Hyoga1988 ( Suggested by DalSifoDyas and Featured by KovoWolf )
RedLoki Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Its really awesome!
Celarx Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ! I appreciate everyone commenting, it makes all the time and effort put into these paintings even more rewarsing
big0bear Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Celarx Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :)
Keysle Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
The ancestor's of splinter
Celarx Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
only much more hostile torwards humans :D
Caethro Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Reminds me of the Skritt from Guild Wars 2 about to raid 'The Ultimate Shiny'.

Anyways, love it!
FrozenSunrise Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The rats remind me of the animated series of "Redwall".
Celarx Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
sorry, never heared of it :(
Scumdog47 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Now this here is some fine work , all right!
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