An offering to the bug king

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Old 01 January 2013   #1
Desert Tunnel - formerly "An offering to the bug king"

This started as a small sketch on a piece of paper, of a big insect-like creature in a canyon cave, so decided to have a go at this, so I started a rough digital painting (for now it's really small). I decided to add some more story into this, so I put three sacrificial people, that are advancing to the cave where the giant bug awaits them. This is a very old tradition, as I hope one can determine by looking at the cave paintings on the cave entrance.

I like the idea, but this still needs a lot of work, so as always, C&C are most welcome.

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Old 01 January 2013   #2
A small update; removed the bug's leg, it was drawing too much attention and didn't feel right. Also, added spectators on the cliffs above.

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Old 01 January 2013   #3
Removed the whole sacrifice story, wasn't happy with it, so I reworked this just as a landscape image, inside a desert canyon.

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Old 01 January 2013   #4
Aaaw. I was liking the sacrifice story. Oh well. This is interesting, too. Desert canyons can be quite beautiful! Definitely approve of the brighter, more cheery colours for this new direction.

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Old 02 February 2013   #5
I liked the sacrificial narrative too. Now it's just another landscape study that doesn't have anything unique about it.
 
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