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03-22-2007, 05:07 PM

Among all the mythical beasts, the Basilisk is perhaps the most monstrous and destructive... I imagine one of these would be enough to reduce a lush valley to a lifeless wasteland in less than a month before moving on to another place, leaving a trail of misery behind it.

But it's true it's also beautiful (and very lonely), in a certain way, and a great subject for art; I once made a watercolor of a Basilisk and decided I would make more, but in the end didn't for some reason or another, so now that I'm getting more comfortable with digital painting I wanted to make a Basilisk illustration with Artrage...

It was specially fun to play with the forest lighting and to put in elements like the fleeting birds, the fireflies and the wilted flowers... I hope you enjoy it because I certainly enjoyed painting it.

Thanks for looking! :)

03-22-2007, 05:32 PM
Fantastic, Loki!

Peter Pinckney
03-22-2007, 07:49 PM
Loki I have a complaint about this one............................it's too small..........I want to drink it in!!................Seriously though a VERY GOOD ONE!Bravo!!

03-22-2007, 07:53 PM
wow waht an excellent illustration

03-22-2007, 08:32 PM
Wow! Loki, what a fantastic beautiful painting!

Aged P
03-23-2007, 01:28 AM
Very dramatic!

I really like this one.


03-23-2007, 02:41 AM
Loki... well done mate ..good one... Jack.

03-23-2007, 05:44 AM

this would rock on a black book cover!

very well done no crits there!


03-23-2007, 09:04 AM
Dear Loki, What a beautifulX10 illustration and thanks for the story!!! :mrgreen:

03-23-2007, 09:28 AM
a great one loki :D very dynamic the way you have the birds all scattering in the background


D Akey
03-23-2007, 09:59 AM
Very nice design.

Very good color sense.

I like how it's keyed to a color range. Would fill a screen or page beautifully.

Only crit would be that the distance is more contrasty than your primary figure. I wouldn't hesitate to punch the foreground a little, or knock back the tree area.

Other than that though it. . . ROCKS. Appropriate for the creature that turns the looker to stone.

03-23-2007, 10:03 AM
Fantastic! I wish it were printed on canvas on my wall.

03-23-2007, 11:29 AM
thanks for your com on my work....really,you have a personnal style with hot colors and imagination ,very very good work :) kiss2you ka

05-03-2007, 04:06 AM
That is a truly gorgeous piece. Love the colors and the stylized detail. Awesome. Viva Mexico! :)

10-03-2007, 01:10 PM
i like the style and the color scheme. Diggin it.

10-05-2007, 11:19 PM
wow! stunning work Loki! Superb.