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At last this is finished! I have been coloring this for days. My first digital painting and perhaps my last as it took way too long and too many redundant brush strokes.  Looks neat but not sure if it's my thing. Wanted to try something new.  I'm very  happy with this.  Ok so this is a tribute to the awesome Gamma Ray album cover and album No World Order No world Order

But it's also more than that. This is the cover for my new comic called Dawn of Fear. I hope for it to be a short comic, perhaps 10 pages, that is as the title says, the origin of Fear.   This is part of Thagirion Realm as this is an OC work based on that universe.  The gist without giving too much away is this war of the ancients, Life, Death and Fear takes place on the first planet of life not long after the creation of the universe. Oh I will say one more thing. The shape of the cities. They are actually really advanced stromatolites.  Look that up if you don't know what they are.

EDIT: Apr 21, 2017: Fixed Fear's colors and centered everything better.  I'm much happier with this now.


Por fin termine!  Eh pasado dias pintando esto. Mi primer pintura digital y talvez mi ultima. Se tarda much y hay muchos movimientos muy repetidos. Se ve bonito pero no se si vale la pena. Pero queria intentar algo nuevo. Estoy muy feliz con el. Es un tribuoto al album de Gamma Ray No World Order. Veanlo arriba.

Pero tambien es mas que eso. Es la cuvierta de un comic nuevo Dawn of Fear que se trata del origen del Miedo.  Es parte de my historia Thagirion Realm porque es una obra de personajes originals.  Sin decir mucho se trata de una guerra de los ancianos Vida, Muerte y Miedo en el primer planeta de vida quando el universo estaba recien nacido.

Will This Suffice - Halloween 2016 by Thagirion Triangulum Resistance - Cloak Not Working by Thagirion  Welcome To The Terror Sfear by Thagirion
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Hexidextrous Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
So this is going to be like a prequel to Fear before the Fall?
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Read the description.
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I'm glad you like it. I hope I can start work on the rest of the comic soon.
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Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
You´re so welcome Soulmates 
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. Yes I'm very  happy with how the reflective light shows better on his skin now with it being black.  Yes that hand of his is very creepy and does seem like that planet is doomed.  I'm so pleased with the changes.  Glad you like it too.
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yes this is much better now.  The original was cool but this is a much needed improvement to show the power of this Ancient. So we have the original three brothers here and yes they all have sibling rivalry even at this high a level of godhood. Ah I hadn't noticed that. I'm glad the teeth show better now.
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Colonel-Motivation Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just noticed Life seems to be connected to the city under him but not Death. Is that intended or does it just happen to be so due to the canvas space?
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
That was completely unintentional.  Perhaps I need to re-position them once more.
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hey there. Good to hear from you.  Oh absolutely this is a tribute to No World Order. Probably my fave Gamma Ray cover.

Thank you.  I was very tempted to draw a variant of the spaceships but opted against it since there won't be any types of flying ships in this comic.  Yes, just like the two entities are attached to Fang Face so too are they attached here to Scary Fear as they are linked in a sense in the story.  Yes they are life and death.  Ah good you noticed that.  I have drawn Death before on my other account and he is a tribute to the Keeper for sure.  I have a short two page comic over there called Shine in the Dark where you see him.  In my universe Death is red. 

Thank you.  Yes it's my first time. It was very time consuming so I don't know when I will try to make another.  But metal is a huge inspiration for basically all my art.
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I'm glad you're so impressed by this.  I am very proud of how this turned out.
There's no symbolism here.  My art is just as up front as I am. What you see is what you get. These are the main characters of this story.  He definitely has this world in his grip and is going to have fun with it.  Thanks. I'm glad to hear that as this is my first time working with digital paintings.  Hehe well that's a good thing then if the top 10 keeps changing for the better. Aw thanks I agree. :hug:
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Aw thank you. :aww: That's still true. I'm not actually a fan of lineless art.  I'd love to make my art look sharp so it's kind of like it has a line but does not.  But I have been imagining some of my scenes realistically in my head or like a video game. So I wanted to try to draw what I was seeing and figured this would be a good first one to use. Well not heaven and hell but Life and Death. This is a Thagirion Realm story but that's not the earth. It's the first planet of life. Thanks yes Scary Fear messes with both sides.  This is a story of his origin so he's in the center as it's all about him.  Thanks.  I hope I can get some of the first pages out soon.
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I'm glad you finally had time to comment. I thought you might like this since you saw the creation in the stream with everyone else. I love those chats when we get all the raptors in there. Conversations just flow and are so fun.  It's crazy what a long way this has come since it was a sketch. And I think I originally drew this back in July. It's taken this long because of the other stuff going on. I'm glad you like the stormatolites. To me they always look like cities so it's cool I got to use that here.   Yes indeed and that's why these three are some of the life ancients of my universe. That's not the Earth. It's the first planet of life so this story takes place back around 14 billion years ago. That's why it does not look like our continents in any time periods. And this planet has more ocean perhaps 85% water.
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Rahula87 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah thank you for correcting me about the planet, my bad. The more i know about this comic, the more i want to read it but i have to be patient and i don't want to rush you^^
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Gracias. Muy feliz con esto y como me salio. Esta va ser un comic corto del origen del Mideo en el universo. Una historia completamente original. No tiene nada que ver con Charlie y por eso la pongo en esta quenta que es para mis ideas originales. El mideo es tan poderoso y por eso lo hago un anciano en mi universo de Reino Thagirion. Solo Thagirion esta sobre los ancianos. No no son nervios. Es la Vida y la Muerte.  La Muerte en Reino Thagirion es roja y Miedo es negro. Vida es un azul casi blanca.  En esta historia Miedo hace enemigos de la Muerte. Y aqui los dibujo como fantasmas de tela.  Gracias. A mi tambien me gusta mucho los colores y como pude usar a todos aqui.
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yes it's been a very long time but at last it is finished.  Thanks.  I like the galaxy that he has for a face.  Yes I figured that those were dying stars so they were appropriate for Death to have those.  I love that blue star. Came out so neat.  Thanks, I'm glad you like his scythe.  Thanks, glad he's creepy as he should be being Fear itself.  Gosh yeah, I no longer care much for him or that movie.  Mine is so far superior to that dork. Thinking type or not.

Ah let me know what you think for stromatolites. I'd like to see the ones in Australia some time.
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actipton80 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016
Stromatolites are neat, but wikipedia only had one really neat looking one.  I haven't done an image search yet, so maybe I'll find some cool ones when I do. 
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yes do a google image search. They are living rocks in shallow sea waters made over years by algae. For one single cell to me that would be like a huge city.  If they became sentient and advanced they could probably build glass, have lights and technology on a tiny scale.  They're round and many grow together and look neat. I'd love to snorkel around some.
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :aww: Aw, well I do my best to make my scary boy...scary. I'm very glad you like him.
I'm glad you like reapers too.  I am enjoying using both Life and Death in my stories lately.  Yes, this definitely was a lot of work. I don't know if I'll ever do another digital painting but we'll see.  More to come though. I will. Thanks.
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HearseGurl Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
You're Welcome and I will be on the lookout if you do. :thumbsup:
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I'm glad it could impress you so much. 
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :bow:
Thanks. Well the selection tool is a great thing for not going outside the "lines".  I'm glad to hear that. I really wanted the scythe to look metallic and textures in painting I think are difficult.   Thanks. I wanted their cloaks to be their bodies so they are kind of like ghosts as they are ethereal.
He's the chaotic element added to this mix and he's loving causing all sorts of new problems. Thanks.
When I saw the original cities I thought they looked like stromatolites which are large formations made by microbes.  To them those types of living rocks would be cities and huge buildings.  And it works great for this idea I had.
Yes and their faces change constantly too so they don't always show the same thing in their cloaks.
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Colonel-Motivation Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome~
Even with custom brushes textures can be difficult so that's why I always note when they are done right. Especially for beginners to do it right.
I looked it up because the word was new to me. Indeed they would be real cities to such a small organism as Fear is supposed to be. If they actually exist in the comic that would be interesting to see. You could get lost in a maze of stromatolites :XD:
That would look good in an animation
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I have found that to be the case. I have some custom brushes but you still have to have the skill to use them. Some people think that if you have a certain program, a tablet  or brushes you can instantly become a pro. No still takes practice and learning.

Ah, OC Fear is not small. When he takes corporeal form he stands 5'10". That's listed on his character sheet, which I once again must revise as I'm toying with the idea of three permanent dendrites.  I had the idea long before I drew this in this sketch dump.
More Concept Sketches by Thagirion

But yes this is a Thagirion Realm story as Fear is one of the ancients of the universe.  The ancients are above the demons of planets and even above the sun gods.
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Colonel-Motivation Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate that, like when people say you can't draw well with a mouse or on MS Paint. Well I used to do both and still brought up nice pieces. So long as you have the skill, the program should be somewhat irrelevant.

Ah I was thinking of FC Fear, my bad :XD: I do remember he is actually 5'10'' from when I drew him. Those would fit in with this cover, I say add them. Even if only for this story. It looks pretty cool in these sketches.
Oh so he is serious business.
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I was a mouse artist for years and doing well.  I can still do amazing things with a mouse now that I know how to use the pen tool. It would just take me a lot longer is all.  Simpler programs are limited but if you're creative you can do great things with them.

Yeah, this is the OC version.  Yes I'm seriously thinking about doing this three haired version. He looks wicked that way.
Oh Hell yes. AudeS pointed it out. Pretty much only Thagirion is above him.
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I'm very glad oyu like it.

Well please read the description.  Many of your questions are answered there about what this story is.  They are Life and Death.  Yes there is a live star and dead star for each of them as those are the types of powers they can control.

That he is. Fear definitely will put this planet in his frightening grip and mess with both Life and Death.  Being one of the ancients himself Fear's power does spread through all of the cosmos as all sentient beings feel him. He is Fear itself.

Thank you. I'm very glad you like how I colored this.  I hope you'll enjoy the story as much once it's out.
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SwordSparks Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome. :)
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I find it interesting how similar your comment is to AudeS'.  Yes this is what that stream was about. I'm glad this is finally finished. Thank you.  They are a great power metal band and do have some lovely cover art. But then most metal albums have amazing art.  I had to do this as I just saw Fear in it so perfectly.  I'm glad you think so. Yes Fear is between life and death and bound to them.

I'm glad you like Death and his scythe.  He's definitely ready to harvest as many souls as he can. Yes I did want his face to have a more barren star field than the vibrant one that Life has.  Yes he has a dark star that consumes life.  And I actually like his dark city much more than Life's vibrant one.
Well Life and Death are very similar creatures so I wanted them to look alike yet have obvious differences other than their colors. Again the weapons show the contrast between the two with Life's being much more brilliant.
I saved Fear for last when I colored this because I knew he'd be the most fun. Fear has an entire world to play with so yes he's very happy to spread his terror and play both sides here. I wanted the blue and red light to be reflected on Fear's face.  It's subtle but really helps this all out.  The three hairs idea is something I have been toying with. I drew some sketch dumps with that and got a chance to use it again since in the original pic it was ribbons coming out.  I'm very much considering this redesign for Fear.  Though all would be purple like his original dendrite.

Thank you. I'm glad it's one of your new faves.  I'm not sure where I'd rank it among my own faves but I am very proud of how this turned out.  Agreed. Phobophile is still my fave and well I just prefer the look of cell shading anyway as I like hard lines for shadows.  Thanks. Hope I can finish it and get the first page out soon.
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I hope it will turn out to be a good comic.  I'll be posting the Triangulum Resistance stuff from now on here too since it's also OC work.   I'm glad you liked this.  I'm quite happy with this for my first time.
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Aw thank you. :aww:  I wish it were a real cover then.  I wouldn't mind having one of my own stories as a book on my shelf.  There definitely was a lot of detail to this.  I'm glad it all came together so well.  Thank you. I'm glad you think this is one of my best so far.  Definitely up there in my top 10 I think.   Ah yes I see why you say it looks like both are against Fear.  Because he's not concerned to me it's not like he's even there as Death and Life want to go at each other. 
Thanks. I love how Fear enjoys what he does and what he is. He has no problem with his own evil and just love to terrorize entire worlds like this.
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CourageoftheMagi Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry again for my late reply, I think I've fainted.,no excuse for that I guess.  CURSE YOU! But this drawing really was your best work out of 10,
it really shows how much you pour yourself into your work.
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Better late than never. I was happy to see you comment.  Thank you.  I am rather impressed with how it turned out too.  My personal fave is still phobophile.
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CourageoftheMagi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
We both have been pretty busy, but yeah glad I got a chance to check up on your art.
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