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Aegis by spyroteknik Aegis by spyroteknik
5670x3425px, painted in psCS2, copyright ImagineFX/Future Publishing

commissioned image for the March issue of ImagineFX, I've done a full 4page tutorial for this in the issue if you're interested (inc full sized psd's of the progress on the dvd), which is on sale from the 23rd Feb in the UK, US and Europe app. 4weeks later (hound your local barnes&noble etc), got an article about me in that issue too :)


25th Oct 06 - the site just went live, and the tutorial for this image is available for download as a PDF from - [link] - (under workshop section, apocalyptic visions)
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sufferingindigital Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
I don't know how many people are familiar with the stories about the god athena . The Aegis was her absolutely undefeatable defence againt Ares . So the girl inside him is his Aegis right ?
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spyroteknik Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
Spot on, not many people have delved into the 'who protects who' thing
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:iconthink0:
think0 Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
You painted my dream...
In the dream i was that guy, but i killed the child sticking the sword in her belly. I was relieved, but feeling guilty at the same time. Fortunately i knew it was necessary. That little castle was there too. After that i went to that city/village to do what i had to do. To meet my destiny. It was a nightmare actually...

Man, you're good...
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:icontutku:
tutku Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007
very good!
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:iconcarlos2013:
Carlos2013 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007   Digital Artist
I read your section in Imagine FX, you've got some absolutley stunning artwork! Do you underpaint a scanned sketch or work completley in photoshop?
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:iconspyroteknik:
spyroteknik Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007
cheers, i go straight in with photoshop, i use form rather than lines so there's no base sketch, start with large brushes and find form, then work detail into it, more like oil painting
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Carlos2013 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007   Digital Artist
Thanks for the tip!
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:iconomnidevil:
Omnidevil Featured By Owner May 29, 2006
I like best the dark and atmospheric landscape. Amazing work.
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006
So wonderfully stark. I like the guy in this. His clothing is great.
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:iconbutterflybutcher:
butterflybutcher Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2006  Student
oh awesome. i just subscribed after buying the firs issue in Jan, its really an awesome magazine.
well done for getting in! ur really good!
cant wait to read your article and get your psd.
:D
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:iconblade707:
Blade707 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006  Student Photographer
very interesting work, i like this style allot.
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:iconcentercore:
Centercore Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006
Thats a nice painting, I like the darkness it creates a mood. Nice work.
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:icontehdarkpredator:
TehDarkPredator Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
Great work, Spyro... The lighting is very good... Maybe i should get a subcription to this... :D
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:iconchillinvillain:
Chillinvillain Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh, what oh what could express my jealousy aptly?
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21-0 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
i'm going to the barnes & noble dude!!
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:iconspyroteknik:
spyroteknik Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006
good stuff, not just bias, it's a nice mag, and the single issue thing is only $1 extra if they don't stock it at your local :)
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:iconsidart:
sidart Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
i dig your original style man :thumbsup:
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:iconfensterer:
fensterer Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
Another beautiful piece. The scene itself reminds me of Barlowe. One of Wes Craven's favorite artists. I love his scene setups (albeit a lot more demonic, very disturbing and very cool) and I can see it in here especially with the way the structure in the background has little elements of fire. Nice work! :)
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spyroteknik Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006
cheers fensterer
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:iconjax0n:
jax0n Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
I'm going to the reading rooms (Smiths) on Friday. ;)
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:iconspyroteknik:
spyroteknik Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006
lol, nice one jaxon
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:icontruedesertfox:
TrueDesertFox Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
Wow, very nice, I like the colours, if you do another painting like this could it be of a barbarian, with loads of armour everywhere?! :D
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:iconspyroteknik:
spyroteknik Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006
will most definately bear it in mind, don't do too many straight out fantasy images but i'm bound to again eventually :)
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TrueDesertFox Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006
Hehe, good! :D Or maybe something from Warhammer 40k : Dawn of war? :D
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:iconspyroteknik:
spyroteknik Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
thx :), not familiar with the warhammer stuff
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:iconspyroteknik:
spyroteknik Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
but i might take a look

(weird double message, got confused)
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TrueDesertFox Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
Hehe, Warhammer is cool! :D
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:iconcallithrix:
Callithrix Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
fantastic!!!! :clap:
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:iconiunewind:
iuneWind Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006   Digital Artist
as usual, you very scary paint;)
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:iconspyroteknik:
spyroteknik Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006
thanks :D
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:iconmedesign:
medesign Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006
excellent work, im in love with this piece. love how the girl is surrounded in the cloack of the other. very nicely done.
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:icondrewberry:
drewberry Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006
Ravishing work. The 'dark' theme was nicely done. Very haunting and yet serene...
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:iconsandyclaws:
sandyclaws Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006  Student
Beautifully done. Great attention to detail. :)
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:iconpinkelf232:
pinkelf232 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006  Student
Wow it looks so awesome :clap:
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:iconsightseer:
sightseer Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006   Digital Artist
Dark sinister work. Very cool and chic.
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:iconstaticgirl:
staticgirl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! ImagineFX clearly love DeviantArt and are being very good to its members in exposing them to the wider magazine buying public. Good luck!
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:iconspyroteknik:
spyroteknik Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006
yeah, they're keeping close tabs on most of the art communities, which is excellent news for us lot :D
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:iconkimbalemur:
KimbaLemur Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
Wow. Darkness... It reminds me of the Medviltimes. =P
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:iconloige:
loige Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
really cool!
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:iconpantoja:
Pantoja Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
nice nice niceeeeeeeeee
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:iconxenn:
Xenn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
cool, ground needed to look less like water though
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:iconnecrophagous:
necrophagous Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006  Professional General Artist
cool, reminds me of that piece you did about me once. You remember? you did a pic. Loved it
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:iconhideyoshi:
Hideyoshi Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
sweet stuff as usual! And congrats again on the mag feature!
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:iconpeachysticks:
peachysticks Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
Sexy stuff, love the little fires burning in the bg. I might not be able to see issue two though, scan some pages? :D If they remember to send you a free copy that is =P
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:iconbpauba:
BPauba Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
It has a great dark feel toit, even more so then your others. Great work. I love the figures too, keep it up :).
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:iconkopus:
kopus Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
great job!
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:iconvonkalkmann:
VonKalkmann Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
I love your art, this piece is so fun to look at! You did very well, as always.
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:iconivanclife:
ivanclife Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
wow, great job !
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:iconstrama:
strama Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
Great!
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GhostHead-Nebula Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
Soooooooo dark and... AWESOME!!! :wow: :+fav:
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