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May 21, 2012
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Maelstrom. by Moesie Maelstrom. by Moesie
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I spent so many hours on this's hard to believe that I'm finally done with it. I started this about a month ago, had to put it down because I had other things due for the semester, and then picked it back up again after the semester was over. I'll admit that I spent way too many hours on this, especially considering all of the other things that I have to do, but I wanted to prove to myself that I could get back into rendering things. It had been so long since I buckled down and rendered anything that I forgot how to use my own process - which might be part of why this took so long. Because I had to put it down and then pick it back up again, I'm really not sure how many hours I spent, but it's probably anywhere from 50-70.

The fullsize option is only about half its original size, so if you want you can download it to see the whole thing.

This will be the last time I draw Rhys until all of my commissions are done, and then, only until I finish some refs of my OTHER characters, which have so much less love that it might even be laughable. It had been since July of last year that I drew him last, but really, I've just generally been inactive aside from sketches. So he's still been too prolific.

I still have so many ideas for him, but this will have to suffice for now.

This is HEAVILY Game of Thrones inspired, even though I've only seen the first episode. I saw these cloaks and I just had to paint one, and Rhys would be the first of my characters who would readily shell out the money for one. And then this is what happens later - he buys it, then goes into a wintry wood to pose :3
Please, no spoilers on Game of Thrones. >_> I'll be very sad.

(It's probably obvious I had no idea what to call this.)
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AHussein Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional
ahh this is so beautiful ;U;
Moesie Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
thanks Koa! >w<
xXthroughdarknessXx Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
How did I just discover you now?!? OH MY GOD YOUR TEXTURES. Just looking at it tingles my fingertips! And the color contrast is very beautifully done. Man, I hope I can become this great by the time I'm outta highschool. My hat goes off to you miss!
Moesie Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
uwah, it's not your fault! I'm not very popular! ; u;a
if it helps, I had at least two years of community college before Maelstrom was made..

thank you so much! >w<
Gwerya Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
One word to describe this, magnificent.
Moesie Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Thanks a ton! x3
GammoGahato Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
This is absolutely stunning, I love this more than words. Wonderful job.
Moesie Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Thank you vury much! x3
I'm glad you like it! >w<
quelico Featured By Owner May 25, 2012

I love the way you did the snow.. and the HAIR! Great work on the "depth" :) Wish I could paint like this
Moesie Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Haha! xD It's not that hard, it's just time consuming.
If you added a painterly style to what you already do...
I'd be your biggest customer.
No exaggeration.
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