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Through the eyes of a monster by Acrylicdreams Through the eyes of a monster by Acrylicdreams
Here's my entry for the Witcher contest, which I recognized only about a week ago.
I didn't know the game before, but I really liked the story and the images of it. Anyway, it took a few days to get the right inspiration and I even worried if I could finish it in time, but now, after four days of work it's finished!
I'm glad that I've made it (almost) in the last minute!

I've painted this one traditionally with acrylics on cardboard (about 54 cm x 43 cm).
It took about 25 to 30 hours of painting plus several hours for scanning and a bit Photoshop work (just the colors and the "net-clothes" of Triss).

I weren't able to paint all the details I intended to put into this image because there wasn't enough time left to the end of the contest, so I finished it for myself and scanned it again.
Here you can see the finished version (without computer help - Triss wears slightly less clothes here): [link]

I just wondered about the submitting date - it says October 9 - is that PST? I looked at several PST clocks in the web when I submitted it and they said about 11:35 P.M. October 8th.
Can anyone tell me?
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schnebot Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
damn triss looks awesome! with that surrounding area its just amazing pic
Scarease Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
if i was that monster i would want some of her ass to ride not eat.
Baranquilla Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
This is Triss, right? Triss didn't wear cleavaged dresses
ElderPaladin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In the book or game? Because in the first game she wore one in the prologue.
Baranquilla Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
In the book. She had an awful scar on her breast and that's why :D
ElderPaladin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, kay. The series in general is epic so..
Acrylicdreams Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Yes, it's her. I didn't know the game before and just painted her the way she looked in the reference images given to the contest.
Shijakjin Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work...
tuszek Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Fantastic work!
Especially considering you were not familiar with the game. There was a place remarkably similar to what you portrayed and the mood is perfect!
Also it shows you did a pretty thorough research on everything.
TruePrince Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Great job! =D
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