Troll Crossing, Michael Dashow (2D)

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Old 10 October 2007   #1
Troll Crossing, Michael Dashow (2D)

Title: Troll Crossing
Name: Michael Dashow
Country: USA
Software: Photoshop

I actually finished this piece before my recently-posted CGChallenge entry 'Wandering Monsters,' but wanted to wait 'til it was okay to make it public: It was done for an article in 'ImagineFX' on using Photoshop to do palette composition. Now that the article is out (December 2007, Issue #024) I can finally post this... but if you want to see the entire process of how this came to be, check out IFX!
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Old 10 October 2007   #2
One word - awesome!
"I'm a fuel injected suicide machine. I am the rocker, I am the roller, I am the out-of-controller!"
Old 10 October 2007   #3
woohooo...a lot to look at here! love the palette and everything about this. looks like a lot of (fun) work! i can't even imagine attempting something like this..i'm green with envy.
Old 10 October 2007   #4
Another 5 stars work! Great to see this work posted here, amazing job Michael! as usual
Old 10 October 2007   #5
WOW full of adventure and adrenaline!... ....just waiting for the word GO! ...i can smell the time that went into this piece! ...brilliant lighting effects and definitely 5 shiny stars from me!

Old 10 October 2007   #6
Nice one once again Michael!! Super lighting!
Old 10 October 2007   #7
Just fantastic! I can't wait to see the article.
Old 10 October 2007   #8
Brilliant image! I love the styling, colours, and overall composition. Great characters, especially all the different trolls. Great use of lighting from the staff too... very dramatic! Fantastic work!
Old 10 October 2007   #9
Great job, the colors are perfect! 5* from me keep it up!
Old 10 October 2007   #10
Hey there Michael,
Great to see this piece unleashed in the forums. My jaw dropped open when I spotted it with the excellent accompanying tutorial workshop in the Imaginefx mag, which I get on subscription. The image and the workshop are both top notch stuff. Worth the price of the mag for that alone. Always a joy to see one of your seemingly effortless, complicated compositions, full of humour and great drawing.

More power to you.
Old 10 October 2007   #11
Fabulous, Michael! I love how you always manage to convey a touch of humour in your work. Great palette and super job as always.
Old 10 October 2007   #12
nice characters and color. I like the image
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Old 10 October 2007   #13
Love it, especially the muscles on the girl. Your style is very recognizable now, I could tell it's yours just by the thumbnail heh. 5*
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Old 10 October 2007   #14
Nice to see a girl warior wearing clothes.

I've been imagining a picture of a fanticy heroin in the traditional skimpy bikini armor and an big sword standing next to a Paladin in full plate and the two are facing a hord of baddies (orcs, goblins whatever). The title is "Men are such cowards."
Old 10 October 2007   #15
Such maticulous work, kudos michael!
The composition looks like there would be text up top. Is it a cover of some kind?
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