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Stillwind - RIFT Contest by MirellaVonKier Stillwind - RIFT Contest by MirellaVonKier
Air Colossus for the RIFT Contest.


Do you know that feeling you have that something in the air watching you? Be careful, perhaps, this feeling can be because of this guy ...

I tried to get away from the idea that every air elemental should be portrayed with wings and wind gusts around it. This guy here is very quiet, only attacks when appropriate, and when he decides to stay still, it becomes almost invisible. If you're not paying attention and being very careful, you'll hardly notice its presence.

Gentle wind and calm breezes are signs that he is near...

I think this elemental can be literally defined as the 'calm before the storm'. ;)
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ConstanceLirit Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sort of reminds me of the forest god from Mononoke... It's awesome though ^^
MirellaVonKier Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I still haven't watched Mononoke (downloading it right now =P), but I've seen some screenshots and they're quite similar :P
ConstanceLirit Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a great movie ^^
Meowchee Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Neat concept. I like the eeriness and calmness of the piece. Nice work with the sky and trees!
MirellaVonKier Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the reply (here and at the forum)!
This piece was a challenge for me, since it was the first time drawing many things that are included here, like the trees..
Thanks again, I'm glad you liked it. :)
ghostpyjamas Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Beautiful and very well done. It gives off a very eerie atmosphere (looks like the slenderman) and the effects done on Air Colossus are wonderful. Great work :clap:
MirellaVonKier Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
slenderman? hahahaha I didn't know what it was so i googled it.. only thing missing is a suit. xD

anyways, thanks for the kind comments and the fav. ^^
elektrozelle Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
A rather eerie piece that's done rather well. I admire your work on the environment and background as it gives a scale to how massive this Air Colossus really is. The work done on the Air Colossus is also remarkable to look at. There is a wonderful effect of seeming transparency here and I love it.
MirellaVonKier Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much! i've never had painted a transparent object before, so i had to look up at lot's of different tutorials and explanations online.. so the fact that you like the effect makes me more than pleased. :)
MIRYS Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
simplesmente fantastico!
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