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Kingslayer by yangtianli Kingslayer by yangtianli
Finally! This painting took me FOREVER...around 2 weeks... I'm just too slow! :/ But I think this is also the most challenging painting I've ever, which is heaps of fun! :D

Recently I have been reading a lot of manga Berserk (it renews so slow...I saved for so long then I just went through them too quickly...) and also I'm a huge fan of Game of Throne! So I really wanted to do some armor and medieval stuff.

Then my friend Bob Baxter [link] and Patrick Brown [link] have selected a theme for their challenge on Chamber21.com [link] , which is Kingslayer with a Medieval background. I was like 'Awesome! Exactly what I wanna do!!' And I did their last challenge too, which you can check out here:

Anyway this time I wanted to challenge myself to draw an illustration with several characters, and try to tell a story with it. Also it's pretty rare for me to draw guys (or at least show them), so I may as well put them in. :P YES I CAN DRAW UGLY GUYS, not only pretty girls (even though I love drawing pretty girls SO MUCHHHH) :P

Would anyone be keen to read a walkthrough of this painting at all? If I get more than 10 requests I'll do it. :XD: Otherwise I'm just too lazy...hahaha....

Now, onto next painting! :D
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:iconkeyralina:
Keyralina Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your artwork, its so amazing. The title of this pic reminds me of the Song "Kinslayer" from Nightwish :D
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much! :D mmm I should check out this song! :D
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Keyralina Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've just seen that the song is called Kinslayer :D
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Detrimental-Lass Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I really like this one, it seems like they were all trying to assassinate him! With the one grabbing his head (Ouch...) and the girl behind the chair with the dagger and the guy with what seems to me poison!

Just awww! I'm so jealous! This is amazing!
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yes you are correct! :D so glad you see all the details!! the poor king got everyone hating him :P
Thank you so much!! :love:
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Detrimental-Lass Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome :3
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Stunning piece of art ! :clap:
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much!! :love:
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synnworld Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
...............................

I still want you to marry me..................
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha the silence comes from the image being scary? XD
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:iconsynnworld:
synnworld Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nope, it comes from me soaking in how awesome your skills are.
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awww, thanks so much! you are too kind! :) :hug:
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:iconsynnworld:
synnworld Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome
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elspatula Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student General Artist
The lighting is amazing!

That facial expression :D
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!! :D :hug:
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:iconelspatula:
elspatula Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
:) It's just great!
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:iconelinewton:
Elinewton Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Amazing scene and colors!!
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much! :hug:
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Elinewton Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
OK!! ^^
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SilveriMoonlight Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It certainly gives new meaning to the old saying "dropping by for dinner" :O
The painting is brilliantly done; the lighting, the details, the composition. It all comes together
perfectly to set the scene. The expression on the King's face; definitely looks like he's suffered
a sudden 'injury' to the brain.
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
HAHA! totally, she is just dropping by for dinner! I should have named this painting that. :P

Thank you so much for comment! :hug: glad you get the sudden injury to the brain! :D It's so satisfying for me to read a comment like yours that showing you really observed the picture, thank you!!
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SilveriMoonlight Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: It was the first thing that came to mind; I'm surprised you didn't think
of the play on words when you painted it. But after the time and effort spent
painting this masterpiece, I guess titles was a secondary consideration :)

You're really very welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my comment as much as I
enjoyed looking at your painting! Keep up the amazing work! And please do more
images like this, that can have a play on words! :happybounce:
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha, I had "dinner" in mind, but yea just weirdly enough didn't think of the whole phrase. Well English is not my native language so you can excuse me :P

Yea the other day I thought of something like that too, playing on words for paintings :D I will try come up with something interesting! :D

Thanks again :D A good comment makes my day and makes me feel I'm doing alright sharing my art :D
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SilveriMoonlight Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
English not being your native language, you're well excused for not
knowing the entire phrase! :D

You should definitely keep making your art, and ignore any nasty
comments you may receive - the Interwebs is fully of nasty little people
who delight in putting people down to make themselves feel big - your
art is gorgeous and you should feel proud about what you create!
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aww! :tighthug: you are too kind!! :love: I will work hard to share more art! :D
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SilveriMoonlight Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:huggle: Looking forward to seeing your new works!
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anzul Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
it realy shows that you put a lot of work in it :D
those candles are a great source of light in the painting, ...that sounds so redundant... what i mean is that the lighthing is great :)

also, was everyone trying to kill the king? because i think i spot some poison behind the ugly guys arm (i knew that charming smile is too charming!) and is that knife? poor king XD

id also hate to be the guy on the other end of the table, the asassin is looking like she found her next target!
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, thanks a lot! So glad you could see the work I put in!! And thanks for seeing all the stories :D yes, everyone is trying to kill him lol

I think everyone else would just be shocked and by the time they realise what happened the assassin would disappear already XD probably travelling somewhere with all the money :P
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:iconanzul:
anzul Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student General Artist
and that tiara crown thingy too, that thing must be whort some bucks XD
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha yea why not! XD
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stucat Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Nice to see you back into it after your trip!
Great amount of detail in the armour designs and some really nice mark making in areas :]
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :D I was worried about this one actually. Not many people seem to like it - I find that normally the stuff I spend extra effort won't get appreciated as much as stuff I dont spend much effort. XD oh well.
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stucat Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Don't worry what others will think of it, and focus on what you feel is right.
I spend a bunch of time on my work, probably more than I should, but just push it until I looks right for you.
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yea I agree, it's just the vanity thing, haha! kinda wish your good effort can be appreciated :P

Thanks for the comment, makes me feel much better :D
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Spells17 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh wow! Really good! ;D Great lighting ;) :giggle: ..and I don't think it's too violent and stuff... I mean there are scarier things in the real world... and they don't have filters ;) :giggle: :tighthug: ..and I love violence haha ;P ...looove it! ;D :la: :squee:
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much sweetie! :heart:
I had a look and saw so many nude pictures (not even really artistic nude) have no filters... XD I think this is mild enough, so I removed the warning :P

so glad you like it! :hug:
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Spells17 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Awhh ;) :love: :hug:

Haha.. yeah I know.. ;) ...yeah I think it is.. you didn't put intent on scaring peoples minds for the rest of their life... and there isn't that much blood ;) ...ahh okay then ;D

Awhh well you are amazing.. so how could I not? ;D :la: :hug:
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:tighthug: you are too nice sweetie! :heart: :heart: :heart:

I'll pray that this is OK on DA :P
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Spells17 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha ;) :giggle: :tighthug: ...awhh well it rhymed so I'm sure it is ;D :love: :la: :tighthug:
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:tighthug: :heart: :love:
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Spells17 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student General Artist
:laughing: :giggle: :tighthug:
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IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Great work! I don't think is too violent but you never know, I had a friend banned for a week for a nude that didn't show anything too explicit so until a warning appears you will never know for sure.
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, I changed it to have warning... bad not many people can see it anymore ;_;
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IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Not unless they have a DA account. I don't like that either, they should give a warning but if people want to see it either way they should allow it with a click on the image.
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RagdollRalph Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautifully macabre :)
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! :hug:
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Dragonizer Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is lovely, and a touch creepy too. =P Going by dA rules, you probably should put a warning on it due to the blood and whatnot, but I personally don't mind.
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, I changed it to have warning... bad not many people can see it anymore ;_;
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Le-Garaehld Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Wow! It's really beautiful! I love the movement and the lighting!
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!! :hug: really glad you like it! I received people saying it was so violent it ruined their day XD
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