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The Four Winged Beast... by TheMichaelMacRae The Four Winged Beast... by TheMichaelMacRae
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mlspot Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really can't get enough of your designs. Please continue to amaze us all! Your works are outstanding. :rose:
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ChAndreas Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Student General Artist
Isn't this the demon from your other work malevolence? Either way awesome artwork.
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TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maayybe
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DHumberto Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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ShinigamiRyuku Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
Fantastic work!
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Arkarti Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Student
wow, this is amazing! 
great job
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:iconmoelan:
Moelan Featured By Owner May 15, 2016
New laptop wallpaper, *Found*.
:D 
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:icondorshiffe:
Dorshiffe Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It has a sense of suffering in it's faces.
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:icondramawind:
Dramawind Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconawyeaplz: Aaaaw yea! You uploaded something! Amazing as always!
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cardboardmemory Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
brilliant
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xHelloBeautifulx Featured By Owner May 3, 2016
Holy, wondrously magnificent! This Enchanting Four-Winged Beast is stunning and The Forest looks incredible! The design, expression, pose, owl, wings, heads, beaks, tails, flames, feathers, smoke, haze, trees, flowers, plant life, scales, sky, gleam, boulders, branches, leaves, realisticness, perspective, interaction, flow, movement, atmosphere, hues, textures, concept, composition, uniqueness, lighting, colors, style, and other details are also spectacular! Amazingly radical work! :iconfantasticplz:
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wolfsbane6 Featured By Owner May 2, 2016
Awesome work!
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LimeLineFeather Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Student General Artist
Wow! The atmosphere in this is spectacular!! :omgomg: 
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Grey990 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016
In russian folklore its called Zmey-Ghoryinyich. Good job, and thank you.
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SlendaCuddles48 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wILL IT KILL ME?
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SilverFangedWolf Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is both terrifying and beautiful! Your work just gets better and better!
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Lurklen Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
Hey I really, really like the design of the creature in this one. Someone else said it reminded them of a monster from dwarf fortress and they were dead on, there's something strangely biblical about the designs that game's random generator spits out and I think you've tapped into the same vein of primeval  and frightening creature design. Also I like the interesting textural play of the snakeskin meeting the feathers and then sliding into the strangely smooth skin of the faces, the sense of heat coming out of those mouths and radiating from the creatures body into the ground is nicely conveyed as well. 

 If I had to offer one criticism( and I know you didn't ask for it but it just really stuck out to me) it's that the point of focus for the image is basically the middle of the creatures rightmost wing. My eyes are first grabbed by the leaf dangling from the small plant in the fore ground, then move to the sword in the middle, slide up the tree and then just kinda want to sit there on that wing. They flick up to see the monstrous faces and then down to look at the snaky body and the other wings but come back to rest on the wing. I'm of two minds about this, on the one hand there's this sense that I've just turned the corner in the woods and suddenly this creature is where it should not be and this creature isn't quite visible, I'm not square with it, it's faces are almost hidden by the tree and I don't think it has seen me yet and, oh man is it turning this way? Aaah run! On the other hand it kinda bugs me that due to the way this picture is laid out my eyes don't want to focus on the most interesting parts of it.   Maybe it's just me, sorry to blather on, hope this is helpful in some way.
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
cool mood
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Yacov-Kleiman Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I love that your painterly application is consistent throughout the piece. I only hope that someday I can bridge the gap between concept art and finished illustration as well as you.
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randomeye713 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
Some say it's a fallen angel, that it's three heads use to sing praises for it's master and that its scales and feathers reflected heavens light.
You ask how it came to blight this forest and annoyingly, you get different responses. Most of the stories tainted by some sort of morale:
Don't sing about your own glory, don't branch out into other professions, even the old classic of "don't covet your neighbors land."
Attempts to kill the beast have failed, repeatedly, but you're not interested in slaying it. You just want to figure out what it wants.
So you follow the beast from a safe distance, sometimes running ahead to warn others, or you track the beasts smoldering trail.
Someday you will understand this creature. 
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RarisValerian Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
GOOD SHIT
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randomeye713 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
thank you!
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WillyMutuku Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
what the hell
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:iconswietopelk:
Swietopelk Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
As soon as I saw it I expected to see "YOU DIED" message displayed across my screen :D Great design and athmosphere!
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Rosirika Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!
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lovelessdevotions Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
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snatti89 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Professional
Love it! the colors and location matches the mood so well! , I do get a dark soul vide from it, could be tho that i just have been playing that a bit to much, regardless awesome work!
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yoyohotmanjesus Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Looks like a Dark Souls boss.
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Yaoi-N0-Marik Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very interesting way of pose! i dont see this allot, very very nice piece!
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MasterPriest Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's amazing!
But it somehow feels like shading is missing, or a strong spotlight shining on the beast.
If you want me to elaborate;

The sword is merged with the ground, like it has been part of it forever.
The claws look fearsome, yet seem to hold the trees gently.
The feathers look like they blanket the wing rather than grow out of it.
The entire scenes seems to be covered with ash, which might just be logical.
The lava/hot fluid creates no light - See how it affects a similar gray world (it has a gray cover above it too! Like the beast) - gallery.usgs.gov/images/07_29_…
The rocks feel like they lack substance, but it might be just covered in ash.

Don't get me wrong, I love it, it looks great, and I can't reach such a level.
I just think you can improve it, unless of course, this is the desired outcome.

Things I really like:
The beast design! Looks like a merger of a Naga, a dragon, a hydra and those Monnkin from warcraft, heh.
The way the heads seem to interact with the middle head, like it's the leader.
The beast holding the trees to roar as he enters the area.
The background looks great.
The trees are great!
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MarcoPellino Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
you did an accurate examination of the piece
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:iconunderpable:
Underpable Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Student General Artist
Seems more like 2 beasts making 3rd one
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Wafflewarrior7 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Student General Artist
gorgeous
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:iconpassin:
Passin Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
A very nice piece
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Tomasz1234 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I love the colors. You are great.
I invite you to my account. Criticism welcome.
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Uni-Specks Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good gravey i would ate to encounter that during a sroll through the woods. Looks awesome
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TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
Seeing your art is such a treat. 
Great work on the forest colors and mood.
I think the scariest thing about this creature is actually the human teeth. lol
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Keiichi72 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
Reminds me a lot of Dark Souls; the sword doesn't help any ;P
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TomazBRF Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!
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IsidorSwande Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Great harmony of colors there! Looks amazing
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Snowvoice Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist
FINALLY XD  O-O has it 3 heads?!? And where is the Beauty?!
(Its beautiful by the way) 
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Brigittovics Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god, great character-design and atmosphere
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:iconroiuky:
Roiuky Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
this is just...just amazing, thank you, made my day 5/7 would fav again
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CharlesZevera Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Three headed beast? Nice! 🐵
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ExitMothership Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Man I was about to comment in the thread again how recognizable your art is.
What's your secret? What did you learn/study?
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ShiroiKrow Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Student General Artist
I just love the way you make art..!! This is fantastic! :clap:
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DeltaScope Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
I'm getting a serious Dark Souls vibe here. Great work.
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oyog Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Like something out of Dwarf Fortress.
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oyog Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Like something out of Dwarf Fortress.
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Ely79 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
It's absolutely amazing and powerful!!!
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