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April 24, 2011
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Jeff Stokley's MOTU frieze by artmunki Jeff Stokley's MOTU frieze by artmunki
Wow, this was a challenge! Jeff hit me with a +fav on something a few weeks ago, which prompted me to check out his very impressive gallery. I told him if he ever fancied seeing my colours on something of his, I'd be more than happy to oblige. I had my eye on a couple of other simpler pieces, but he suggested this one ... and I'm ultimately glad he did. So much fun to colour! There are so many different, well-established light-sources in this image, but without too many heavily-rendered shadows, so I was free to play with some really solidly defined dynamic lighting. It took me a while to figure out what I was doing with it, but once I got going, it all just flowed so easily. I think I've also managed to use this to refine my working process a bit too - I kinda did the toning on this backwards to how I normally do things (gradients & effects, then rimlights, then toning), and I think it's worked out fairly well. Actually, if I'm being honest, I'm really quite proud of my colouring on this. Hope you guys like it too.

I definitely suggest full-view/download on this one, but it's probably wider than most screens. Totally worth it tho (I think).

Anyway, original lines [link] by :iconnoxious1:
colours by me :iconartmunki:
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OareasO Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
I like the Flames light and evil-lyns staff!

Awesome work!
Lucid-Element-Ent Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
How much do you charge for colors? I may be interested.
artmunki Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
I actually have a commission sale on right now [link] but you'll have to be quick to catch it - the sale only runs til the end of the month, and you'll have to get the lines in before then to qualify for the sale. Whether you get in on time or not, the actual price will depend on what you want me to colour. Give me an idea, and I'll give you a ballpark.
HAI-K-NAFO Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Mate this is just fantastic!
artmunki Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Yeah, probably still my own favourite too - which is why I have this is my wallpaper on my laptop.
JoeWillsArt Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
artmunki Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Thanks man!
sauravs911 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
So many great characters ! n it looks fantastic !
artmunki Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Thanks man, glad you like it. And enough to +fav it too - too kind!
oICEMANo Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Nice! Ive been meaning to tackle this too. Oh if only I could freeze time...
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