Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
fly with me by hakubaikou fly with me by hakubaikou
My entry for Taron's "Natives of the Lifeless Forest" Challenge at CGHub.com. Feel free to check it out if you enjoy participating in contests. There are a lot of really wonderful WIP's posted in the forums there.

The usual. Start to finish in Photoshop. I used this image by *SenshiStock as a ref for the dead guy's feet. [link] No other refs were used for the rest of the painting.

Details: [link]
Add a Comment:
 
:icontenebraslux:
TenebrasLux Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
the years pass and now and then i come back to see this painting, i never knew u, but i miss u. Is very sad to see how comments continue and no one reads about who were the one behind this...
Reply
:iconpsyromantic:
psyromantic Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
that's one of the amazingest paintings i've ever felt in my life.So me,so cool!Great artist you are!Thanx for the expirience you gave me!psyromantic
Reply
:iconmir90747mkiii:
Mir90747MKIII Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Very interesting piece. I am actually sort of inspired now to write something up sort of based on what you've made here.
Reply
:iconpanda8bamboo:
panda8bamboo Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
How long does this take you???
Reply
:icondinshino:
dinshino Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Hmmmm.... Intriguing.
Reply
:icondarkenconfusion:
DarkenConfusion Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
omg~ awesome <3
Reply
:iconartist-00:
artist-00 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Student Writer
well now alien attack hes getting eaten
Reply
:iconamenito:
amenito Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply
:iconraineblue:
RaineBlue Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
Your great artwork inspired my poem 'Larvae Girl':
[link]

Cheers! :)
Reply
:iconaxentric:
axentric Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
I love the background and enviroment!
Reply
:iconraineblue:
RaineBlue Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
DUDE, IT IS INCREDIBLE!

Good Luck with the contest!!!
Reply
:iconamisgaudi:
Amisgaudi Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
great work!!
Reply
:iconredchinese:
redchinese Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Student General Artist
i don't understand why this piece doesn't get enough love. i find this capivating by all means :D Great job!
Reply
:iconpepperpeck:
PepperPeck Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Uuuurgh.....giant blood-eating termites.......
Still, very impressive !
Reply
:iconmottinthepot:
MottInThePot Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
omg how big is this?? theres so much detail (i went to the link) holy crap.... I love it!!!
Reply
:iconemrian:
Emrian Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is one of the most beautiful pictures, I've ever seen! The colours, the details, the emotions...
It touchs my heart and my soul...
Breathtaking! :heart:
Reply
:iconlilaurongirl:
lilAURONgirl Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
is that... a grub? some sort of worm thing? Am I seeing things? EEEeeeww it's nasty-- but awsome at the same time. lol.

That's what's great about this piece. It's disturbing, but you just can't stop staring. It's so gorgeous! I envy your talent with textures and stuff.

I feel so sad for that poor dead guy... His outfit is way cool. It makes me want to learn more about him! HUge fan of your work.
Reply
:iconlilaurongirl:
lilAURONgirl Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
is that... a grub? some sort of worm thing? Am I seeing things? EEEeeeww it's nasty-- but awsome at the same time. lol.

That's what's great about this piece. It's disturbing, but you just can't stop staring. It's so gorgeous! I envy your talent with textures and stuff.

I feel so sad for that poor dead guy... His outfit is way cool. It makes me want to learn more about him! HUge fan of your work.
Reply
:icongodby:
godby Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
太邪惡了!!!
Reply
:iconchocothnda:
Chocothnda Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
I feel really sad for the warrior. This is a great piece, very beautiful. I love the detail you put into it and the larvae eating the guy. He looks like a prince ^_^
Reply
:iconchocothnda:
Chocothnda Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
i mean the warrior looks like a prince ^^;
Reply
:iconrockstaricarus:
RockStarIcarus Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008   Writer
all your work is breath taking, but this one really reached out and sucker punched me in the eye.
Reply
:iconsangiev:
Sangiev Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
Hello there,
Your stunning piece of work, has been featured in my latest News Article : Stunning Digital Painting You may find this one, here : [link] So hopefully, you'll have a look at it and enjoy and maybe even a little :+favlove: will be wonderful !
Thanks for your support, again congratz !

Regards,
Reply
:iconkimaya:
kimaya Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Definitely into the palette and perspective... If I had this on my wall I think that evil creature's eyes would give me nightmares!
Reply
:iconspacecadetnet:
spacecadetnet Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I love the sense of depth you've created in the upper half of the piece and the rusty orange gives me shivers (I have a fondness for that specific color)
I wish the piece was bigger or that you had more detail shots (I want to get a closer look). And though part of the piece's allure is lack of background information. It would really be sweet if you had a few sentences to augment the work.
I think giving people something to grasp hold of would intrigue them more so than just the piece itself.
Reply
:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
Scratch that! I commented on the wrong picture! :p Sorry if that was confusing!
Reply
:iconspacecadetnet:
spacecadetnet Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
It's ok ^^;
I was kinda confused for a little bit until I refreshed my comments that night but didn't get the chance to respond until today. Though it was cool to hear about that one could I still bug you for a little info on 'fly with me'?

I understand what you mean- I normally post with a little bit of background (everything I post is kinda old- like by at least 3-5 weeks and beforehand in my class and life in general I don't explain ANYTHING :D so I get feedback) I kinda like your method and I might try it on the next piece I post.
Reply
:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
Hmm, there isn't much to tell with this one either. Honestly, I don't usually come up with fully fleshed stories for my paintings. I mostly just do them for the visuals.

But the theme for the contest was Natives of the Lifeless Forest. So the little Fly Girl is sitting with a dead warrior and enjoying his company. And meanwhile, her little larvae friends (who will eventually grow up to be flies like her) snack on the poor guy.

I don't know if the guy just wandered into the Lifeless Forest and died. Or if the Fly Girl lured him in. I never did decide on that.
Reply
:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
Thanks! :) I'm glad you liked this.

I just added a few details. (Link is in my comments.) There's not much to show though. If there's a specific spot you want to see, let me know.

As for background information, I usually don't post much about that, and I have my reasons. The main one is that I believe a piece of art should be able to stand on its own. And I try to tell as much of a story as I can with just the visuals. If I withhold info on the background, I can read people's reactions to the pic and find out whether or not I was successful in accomplishing my goal. But if I told people the background info from the start, I wouldn't know if I pulled it off visually or not. Other reasons I don't write much background info are because I'm lazy, and I often really don't have much info to tell. :p But if you ever want to know, feel free to ask.

As for this piece, the theme was for the art jam, so I didn't come up with that. I just wanted to do a variation in which the maiden wasn't submissive. The two of them are in love, but it's a mutually destructive love. When they touch, the maiden starts to die, and Death starts to come alive (not a good thing for Death). The maiden is the one to initiate contact in this instance since Death is afraid to do so. That's about it. Pretty sketchy, and not much of a story. But my pics often don't really have stories to them. Just vague situations.
Reply
:iconlacroa:
Lacroa Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I really love this piece, it feels ironic.
Reply
:iconjjcanvas:
JJcanvas Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I really love this, which is unusual since I often do not enjoy this themes. But the composition and the color pallet is so beautiful. Fantastic work really. I wish it was a bit higher res though hehehe!
Cheers! :D
Reply
:iconladoncyan:
Ladoncyan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
Amazing details. You say this was a painting? What kind of paints did you use?
Reply
:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
Sorry if that was confusing. It's a digital painting. So no paints. :) When I work digitally, sometimes I go about it as if it were a drawing, and the way I work is very similar to using pencils. But other times, I go about it as if it were a painting, and I use different techniques, ones that feel more similar to painting. Most of my polished works feel more like paintings to me than drawings. So I refer to them as paintings.
Reply
:iconladoncyan:
Ladoncyan Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
Wow. Okay.
It does look like a real painting, though. Though, you'd have to have a gigantic scanner... >.>

So, what program do you use for it?
Reply
:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
Photoshop. I loooove it. ^_^
Reply
:iconladoncyan:
Ladoncyan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
Ah. >.< I want my photoshop back. Why did my stupid computer have to crash? T_T
Reply
:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
Aww. :hug:
Reply
:iconladoncyan:
Ladoncyan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
Aw, thanks. X3
Reply
:iconlenesan:
Lenesan Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
So dramatic, so powerfull! No need to say..I like it very much :)
Reply
:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
Thanks so much! I'm so glad you liked this one. It's one of my personal faves. :)
Reply
:iconlittlemissnina:
littlemissnina Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Student
I don't even know what to say. Wow. This is beautiful.
Reply
:iconderisious-t:
Derisious-T Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
Wow!I felt some story from your art!
Reply
:iconsara-bella-snowwhite:
sara-bella-snowwhite Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
This piece is very lovely! Your gallery is absolutely amazing, by the way.
Reply
:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Thank you! :)
Reply
:icontahleena:
Tahleena Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
... it looks like alucard (hellsing) or maybe vincent valentine from FF TnT :tears:
Reply
:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Oh dear. ^^; It's not, I promise. :)
Reply
:icontahleena:
Tahleena Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
:phew::aww:
Reply
:iconobi-quiet:
Obi-quiet Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
That's...disturbing...
Reply
:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
^^;
Reply
:iconartofedge:
ArtOfEdge Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, I remember seeing this thread on cghub.com. I'm in this comp as well (it really is a fun theme :D)

This is awesome! I love the general atmosphere of this piece. great job and good luck in the competition :)
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×





Details

Submitted on
September 15, 2008
Image Size
225 KB
Resolution
558×1000
Thumb

Stats

Views
180,265 (1 today)
Favourites
805 (who?)
Comments
177
Downloads
358
×