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Lion's Prey by KaelNgu Lion's Prey by KaelNgu
Just to clarify some stuff ;)
I guess I created a bit of confusion, this was actually Lion performing Hex, and then Finger of Death. But I dont want to name the artwork "Hex" so I go with the latter(appreciate if there's a better title suggestion though!)

A Dota II fan art, really learnt a lot doing it, learning how to capture personality, learning how to keep a strong focal point by directing a stronger composition, a more contrasting value and colours, learning the importance of materials, how to paint fire and most importantly how to stay focus and patience bringing it to finish. No textures are used here, it's all painting (besides a customized texture brush to bring a rougher feeling to the strokes). I'd try to avoid applying textures to my painting at this stage where I am still learning, so I'll try to paint stuff by hand, it's a lot more enjoyable that way too! So before I use a short cut, I'll better learn how to do it the tough way to understand it first. Of course things could have been better, but I have to call it final. Hope you guys enjoy it, as much as I do painting it.


A big shout out to Aik Sern, a studio director in guiding me through the process, learn a tons of stuff in the critiques!

Photoshop cs5 & Wacom Intuos5(Yes after 5 years, I've upgraded to an Intuos LOL)
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:iconborism1990:
Borism1990 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work.
But I am just wondering, what is Lion doing?
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OmniXVII Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You obviously cant read art descriptions...
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:iconborism1990:
Borism1990 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So, what does it say about what hes actually doing in description? Since you have some point??? Quote it.
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:iconomnixvii:
OmniXVII Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"I guess I created a bit of confusion, this was actually Lion performing Hex, and then Finger of Death. But I dont want to name the artwork "Hex" so I go with the latter(appreciate if there's a better title suggestion though!). Sorry about that! and thanks a lot for viewing"

Also he's using his staff and hexing someone into a frog. Just like in dota.
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:iconborism1990:
Borism1990 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I am sure, the place where you took that quote from is called commentary section.
But at least it explains whats going on.
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:iconturktugu:
TurkTugu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
he uses his ultimate which is death finger.(ıt is a skill deals damage to enemy.)
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:iconborism1990:
Borism1990 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thats my point. He does not use his staff for that. Its called death finger for a reason!:)
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Vergil93 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Excellent job, nice use of colours and blur, very powerful.
The only thing I might criticize is Lion's pose; it's supposed to brutally finger an enemy but instead he's just hexing someone to his right. It looks just like you had an idea and changed your mind in the middle of your painting progress. Though, this is criticism on a very high level, keep up your awesome work
:+fav:
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thank you very much, René! You absolutely got me there hahah. I agreed on your point, it would have been a stronger impact if done thay way. I'll improve on that next time. Thank you again! :)
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:iconbloodmoonangel:
BloodMoonAngel Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student General Artist
A really great action shot. Shows off his demon hand really nicely.
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, Domi-chan! :)
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:iconmisstsukii:
MissTsukii Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
After a long time of simple superb art works from you, we now can treat our eyes to this Complex looking Crazily EPIC artwork!! DAMN AWESOME!!! \m/ i love the colors, the composition every single ting about this/..i love it!
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ahah, thank you for your kind words! Yeap this is kind of like an artwork to see how far can I go, wanna see how much I've learnt. Definitely gonna do more works of these level, and even higher to go further :)
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:iconmisstsukii:
MissTsukii Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yay! that means more awesome things to look forward to! that's great news for us you know... ;)
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:iconblackjubjub:
blackjubjub Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
HOU GENG AA SENIOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! **CLAP CLAP CLAP
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey hi there, first off thank you very much! Now which junior are you, cant guess it with that username and avatar :D
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SinteArkras Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooooow,he is amazing! love love love love) I wanna paint Dota chars too,especially Outworld Devourer and Elder Titan)
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Yes, you should :)
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:icondanarcane:
DanArcane Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is amazingly done! I love it so much, that's one of the few heros I actually know how to play. Wonderful work :)
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, glad to know you guys dig :)
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:iconzlink17:
Zlink17 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Awesome!
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconomnixvii:
OmniXVII Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lion is my favorite int hero. I've played over 100 games with him. This is by far the coolest piece of fan-made material I have ever seen come out of the Dota 2 community. I'm left completely speechless and hungry for more.
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm very glad to hear that, thank you very very much :)
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:iconlostlife:
Lostlife Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Dota has a lot of interesting designs so if you keep making more of them, that would surely make ma happy :D
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I hope I can! ;)
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:iconstorykillinger:
StoryKillinger Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's right
FUCK YOU DAZZLE YOU CLINGY ASSHOLE.
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha you really hate frog dont you
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:iconstorykillinger:
StoryKillinger Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shallow graving asshole!
With all my hatred.
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:iconlostlife:
Lostlife Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Looks really really good! Please make more! <3
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:iconboxwood:
boxwood Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
But it's not shooting from his finger?
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I guess I created a bit of confusion, this was actually Lion performing Hex, and then Finger of Death. But I dont want to name the artwork "Hex" so I go with the latter(appreciate if there's a better title suggestion though!). Sorry about that! and thanks a lot for viewing.
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lecehboy Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
man this a nice piece of artwork. though the lightning should be coming from the finger itself (finger of death remember?) keep it up dude
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot man. Yeah you're right about that lol, this was actually Lion performing Hex, and then Finger of Death. But I dont want to name the artwork "Hex" so I go with the latter(appreciate if there's a better title suggestion though!). Sorry about the confusion! :p
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:iconarjuu-na:
arjuu-na Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student General Artist
...you play Dota II too?

This is amazing though! I'm just blown away by the light and shadow here!
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:iconkaelngu:
KaelNgu Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Infact I never play the game lol. The game has some nice designs though and Lion attracts me the most somehow. Anyway, thank you very very much!
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sexhaie Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
love playing as lion, stragely reminds me of a typical Disney villian and when fed, is OP as hell, i highly recommend playing dota 2 if you have a beta key, it should be hard really, valve gave me like 10 of them.
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sexhaie Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
*strangely
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:iconsexhaie:
sexhaie Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
*shouldn't
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