(Hey, you can see where I got my icon.)
So, a few comments.
I tried a lot of experimental stuff in this round, obviously. The final round probably wasn’t the best entry to fool around with in case things fell through, but I don’t like using the same techniques for too long. I’m particularly proud of the lighting effect I got in the cavern shots. (Super sparkly shinyness!) Not sure how I’ll incorporate it in future deviations, though. Maybe all my pictures will take place in caves with glowy crystals from now on.
Writing-wise, this was more difficult to put together than “vs. Gin.” Mostly because it was harder to peg who’d be the aggressor in this round. I think Henry and Jonathan would get along in different circumstances. But in the end they both had such big hero complexes that they ended up fighting. Ha, ha.
Anyway, this tourney was a great experience and a perfect way to get me practicing throughout the summer. I feel like my drawing skills have improved in great leaps and bounds –even this entry looks a little outdated to me. (And I know better than to use a font that has lower case for type setting. Just bear with me until I figure out how to download nicer fonts into my laptop.) I’m really looking forward to applying my new skills in future deviations. I’m also glad the tourney wasn’t too long or complicated–it would have been a baptism by fire otherwise. Everyone was really friendly and a good sport. That being said, I don’t think I’ll join another tourney again. It was every demanding. (Well, maybe once I forget how much work it took, and if I feel like pimping out Henry and Pietro again, then...?)
A big thank you to *Persnicketese
for extending the deadline and to ~Musashi-Twist
for dealing with all my questions and my cryptic-ness about Henry and Pietro. (They really do have a story behind them, honest!) Best of luck to Musashi-Twist and his entry; let’s see how this all goes down.
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Henry and Pietro (c) me
Jonathan Nathaniel Brewer, Brai, and Kayla Hanson (Johnny's lady-friend) (c)
Ravencroft, Ectabanon (c)
, and ~Finsternis-stock