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Summer Storm by DaosX Summer Storm by DaosX
God...sorry for the freakishly long wait...there were some...umm...drawbacks. Namely, I wound up painting in the wings...only to find out when I started the fire that I completely forgot to separate them into multiple different layers (note: the fire covers only certain parts of the wings and the figures...so it was like: "oh @#$%").

Wound up having to repaint the entire wingspan...which, I have to say...is a HUGE PAIN IN THE ARSE!!!

However...damn, it came out pretty darn nifty so I guess it was worth [tons of] the extra work.

So, concept...the character's name was "Summer Heat" but I wanted to REALLY exaggerate the "HEAT" part.

I wanted fire...like, not just fire...but FIRE!!!!!! Like, burn your ass to the ground fire...and it had to RADIATE. Like, you know those small little glows...? Well, we're not talking about that. We're talking about "OH @#$% INFERNO! MY ASS IS ON FIRE!" kinda level. (...yeah, I know, that made no sense whatsoever...)

I also took ALOT of liberty in altering the wing design. The original design had very similar wings to another piece I drew for a Lucius [link] a while back so I wanted this one to stand out on its own as well so they were heavily tweaked...okay, okay...saying "tweak" is a vast understatement. Hahaha.

...but anyways, I'll leave the image to speak for itself.

See what happens when people commission me to draw these armored characters. I go totally NUTS...like, ADHD crazy on it. (BEWARE!!! BEWARE!!! Psycho armor-obsessed artist on the loose!)

Kai, you're next It's almost done, anyways.

Okay, bedtime. Good night all.

Image/Wing Design by :iconjtran218:
Character by :iconsummer-heat:

Inks: [link]
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:iconyusaku777:
Yusaku777 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Holy crap.
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AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Professional Filmographer
quality work man.
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Summer-Heat Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
love it love it love it.

this thing is now my wallpaper on all computers i deal with...and every time i see it i smile a bit admiring the craftsmanship that created this piece of artwork...you sir, deserve every prop you get for your work. thank you for the artwork, and i must say once again, you have done a phenomenal job!
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three-planes Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You may go nuts, but its a good kinda nuts.
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Larissa-Rasputin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
Hot hot hot! Hubby and I drooled over this more than a little bit. You owe us a new keyboard.... ;P
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DaosX Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
If you come to Otakon in 3 weeks, you can beat one outta me. =p
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Larissa-Rasputin Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
Too far away for me at the moment unfortunately :( Hope you have fun though! :D
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VAlZARD Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Student General Artist
ohh the colors even cooler!
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stuntedsanity Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
Excellent work, great choice of colours.
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Gideon1217 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool and faved.
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