Master and Servant 2D Entry: Malachi D. Maloney


Getting closer. Still have a few hours more work ahead of me before I can even come close to calling this done. My final lighting, light fixtures, environmental effects, etc., all still need to be painted. I’d like to paint some cool patterns for those rugs if I have time and I’d still like to put a carpet coming down the stairs too… Must stay awake…

Thanks for lookin,. =)



Hehe! Cool style mixing! Gigerish textures on the wall. :smiley: Yep, It starting to look ready :slight_smile:

Hmm… maybe you could try to add orange light coming from the bottom left hitting the beast? Or better not… :smiley:


Here’s another update. Gotta take a quick nap, I’m exhausted… More to come.

Thanks for the comments TeemuR. =)



“Obedience Training”

Here’s my final image. It’s as finished as it’s gonna get, considering how much time is left. I would’ve liked to do a more complicated pattern on the big rug (among other things), if time had permitted…

Anyways, I’m writing out my story now, should have it ready within the hour.

Thanks to those of you who stopped by and left comments and suggestions to show your support. I really appreciate it. =D

Thanks again.



As far as a story’s for this piece is concerned; I’m afraid I don’t have a detailed, or fantastic story for it at all…

When I first read the theme for this contest, the first thing that popped into my mind was my Great Dane puppy, Elvis. Who, I recently took through obedience training.

I often find people are intimidated by him because of his size (115+ lbs.), but little do they know, he’s only an 8 month old pup. Who’s only wants in life are to get petted and chew on things…

It was this whole “overgrown baby” idea, that inspired this piece. The creature (slave) is being disciplined by the young girl (master), because he’s just chewed up her favorite stuffed doll. I wanted to show the slave as being “scary” in appearance, while still showing his timid nature toward his master.

As far as the piece itself is concerned; Pretty much the only thing I’m happy with, is the slave/creature. He came out how I wanted him to for the most part, but the rest of the piece was rushed from concept, to the final detail rendering. I was already slammed with work when I took this contest project on, so my schedule played a big part in the lack of quality in this piece.

But, once I had finished the slave, I figured that even if it had to be rushed, I needed to finish the whole piece. I could have done a lot better though, if I would have planned the composition and environment better, etc., etc… So, I honestly can’t be upset by the lack of attention my entry has received, because it really isn’t all that interesting to look at. :wink:

Oh well, it was definitely a learning experience. I don’t think I’ve ever tried to do an abstract-ish background like this before and it’s one of the few times I’ve ever drawn a child.

Big thanks again to those of you who dropped a line in this thread to show support or offer advice. You guys rock! :slight_smile:

Good luck to all of you on your entries!



A very good work so far!:thumbsup: congratulation! and i wish you best luck for the challenge!:slight_smile:


nice pic, i like the backround, is very realistic, good work and good luck for the end


Thanks so much guys. :slight_smile:



wonderful image!!
very beautiful color and amazing detail.:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
love ur characters and lighting a lot.:bounce:
congratulation on ur excellent final image.:applause: :applause: :applause:
best luck in the contest.


Thanks xric7! :slight_smile:

I’m sure you’ll place high in the judging, your piece came out great. :thumbsup:

Take care,


Wow! you did great finishing touches to your image! It really looks great! :slight_smile:
The yellow overal light works very nicely! :thumbsup:

Good luck with the voting, Malachi! :slight_smile:


Thanks TeemuR! :slight_smile:



congrats on your piece n gud luck :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Didn’t know there had been a reply… Thanks jugeras! :slight_smile:



hay I visited your website, I LOVE the stuff you do man it looks great, can ya tell some tips on how you got to the contractors, I would really appreciate it.


Nice image, goodluck :slight_smile:


Hey, thanks for the feedback folks. :slight_smile:

TwistedReality~ Thanks for the complements. As far as tips on getting work goes; best advise I can give, is to constantly keep self-promoting, no matter how many doors get closed on you. I think rejection can be the toughest enemy for any artist to face when starting out. Just remember to keep your head up and keep your nose to the grind stone. Some luck and a good bit of networking deosn’t hurt either. :wink: Hope this was of some help to you and thanks again for the complements. :slight_smile:

element5~ Thanks for the kind words! :slight_smile:

Take care,


i like the atmosphere in your picture. nice job~:thumbsup:


The Truth Is That The Painting As A Whole Is Very Good
But The Designs On The Rug Are’nt Very Nice

That’s What I Think,if U Wanted My Opinion


HI, he looks amazing to me, really cool characters:thumbsup: