(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 wasnít the best entry to fool around with in case things fell through, but I donít like using the same techniques for too long. Iím particularly proud of the lighting effect I got in the cavern shots. (Super sparkly shinyness!) Not sure how Iíll 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 ďvs. Gin.Ē Mostly because it was harder to peg whoíd 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 I feel like my drawing skills have improved in great leaps and bounds Ėeven this entry looks a little outdated to me.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.) Iím really looking forward to applying my new skills in future deviations. Iím also glad the tourney wasnít too long or complicatedĖit would have been a baptism by fire otherwise. Everyone was really friendly and a good sport. That being said, I donít think Iíll 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; letís see how this all goes down.
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Page two: [link]
Henry and Pietro (c) me
Jonathan Nathaniel Brewer, Brai, and Kayla Hanson (Johnny's lady-friend) (c)
Ravencroft, Ectabanon (c)
, and ~Finsternis-stock