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The Raging Undead by Zephyri The Raging Undead by Zephyri
Of the 3 loading screen images I did, this one was my favourite, and the fastest and simplest to do. The small black and white thumbnail i did just set everything up perfectly, and from there is was just a case of adding detail and sharpening edges where I could. Kinda proud of the depth and colour scheme too. The scene shows Ariane squaring off against multiple enemies of the undead kind!

All in all a good image for me which took about 10 hours in total. All photoshop from scratch, and no refs, as I was painting on a single screen for most of this at the company's convention, Runefest! If you hunt through RF youtube vids, there might be a glimpse of me sat at the table painting.

Quick edit: I work for Jagex, as a senior concept artist on RS, so yes the work is mine! Also, you can now see this little lady in action against the undead in the new trailer for RS! My fellow colleagues have bust a gut to get this looking pro, and I think it looks awesome for something done in our existing tech!

Go take a peek! :heart: [link] :heart:
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Marshello Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You did this? For a long time, I've been wondering who did this, and now it's you! Yay! I used to play lotr only a few times with my bf. This seems rare.. but it's cool to see who did this. haha. :) I love your work! this is probably one of the first few digital art i've seen and just got admired by this. :)
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thank you, glad you like the work so much!
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ShadedPrince Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
I remember watching you do a very small portion of this at the very first Runefest 2010. A truly amazing and mind blowing piece. How do you do pictures like this, they are incredible.
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sari25 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
You got real talent right there
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EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student Writer
We are in for something spectacular!
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rainbowrose187 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
-you- did that image O.o o.O i *LOVE* that image :D
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Tuskface Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember the first time I saw this on dA, and that truly made me see what an amazing site it is. As an RS user myself, I was stunned by the brilliant new loader screens and wondered who had done them. And now I know!
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Qwenbryla Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So YOU were the one who drew these?! :omfg: You are now officially one of the most awesome people EVER. *hands you OMGYOU'RESOAWESOME cookie of awesomeness*
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sissorelle Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Photographer
YOU WORK FOR JAGEX? :D I'm playing RS right now.
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frechstudios Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great depth! It reminds me of the Conan The Barbarian covers by Frank Frazetta! Great job!
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
quite the compliment indeed, thank you very much!
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Highwindsen Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so you like runescape eeeeeh.
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Actually I've never played it properly, so couldn't tell you if I like it as a game... :) I did enjoy creating marketing images for it though :D
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Highwindsen Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice :airbourne:
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tomkolbeek Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
runescape art XD nice though only good thing on runescape is your art^^
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Vaporage Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No.
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tomkolbeek Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
ok
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WendyFae Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011   General Artist
i knew it!!! its from runescape lol! wow awesome!!!
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BlackWolfSoul Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
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It was you who did it even!?!
Whenever I go on Runescape I wonder who could have done such a work of art!
Frankly it was too much, magnificent, incredible!
:iconexcitedplz:
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Kikixeni Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Student
I logged onto Runescape for the first time in a LONG time recently, and was so excited to see that they'd started using such fantastic art around the site. Your art is perfect for the game. I'm glad to see the art here on deviantart too! It's really cool, very high-fantasy but not in a cliche way. And it's really cool that you've given the female character a main role in many of the paintings, it's nice to see a cool chick who's not just sex appeal. :3
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MarkoZed Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Great job. Like the brush strokes...
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BenSonkkila Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
MASTERFUL colour and lighting my friend:headbang:
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0PercentFear Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
oh so u do work for them :p well u deserve it AWESOME ART
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feawen Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Love the zombie in the front right XD
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terminalcondition Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Wow - mamazing to see your new work. Looks incredible!
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Rich, great to hear from you again! Hope you're doing good.. how's life?
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terminalcondition Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Life is good. So much has happened the past 18 months - I'm now married and we're expecting our first child February 1st. So excited!
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ChatonRose Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice zombies!
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chemicalromacefreak Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
the never-ending battle scene ^^
this reminds me of the black cauldron, best movie ever XD
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VinRoc Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful and sooo awesome!
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teezkut Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
I saw when You did draw this at runefest(i also have a photo of You, me standing behind you), and i remember one thing about it :D
You said it will probably get deleted, because its just a rough sketch.. And then we were like..."NOOOOU"
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rekinu5 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
more like goblins than zoombies
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fai-kwan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
That is so cool. :O
I used to play runescape but I quit in the end because I couldn't get membership cards (no walmart in hong kong)
and I play call of duty and supreme commander 2 nowdays :P
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Mistgod Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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RAC1000 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
it reminds me of a certain set of floors in the dungeons of daemonheim even though these r zombies instead of skeletons.
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13-15-15-14-10-1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love her looks~! :3
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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13-15-15-14-10-1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are welcome~!
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phillebovsky Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
great work!
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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phillebovsky Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
if u have a free time visit my new pics please!
wish u success!
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p-r-i-a-p-u-s Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
AWESOME! I have recently got back into RS so when I saw this I was like...HOLY SHIT! THE LOADING SCREEN ART! Im very happy to see you on DA. ^_^ WELL DONE!
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hahah good to know you're enjoying the game again!
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zydh Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Kewl! :)
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Obrotowy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
nice ;]
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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TheAnimeArtist19 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist
awesome!!! :D
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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TheAnimeArtist19 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist
no problem its freakin amazing :P
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