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Dota 2: Juggernaut 'Dual Nature' by yakonusuke Dota 2: Juggernaut 'Dual Nature' by yakonusuke
Happy New Year everyone!
Here's a set for Juggernaut by Crowntail for whom I painted the loadingscreen. Hope you enjoy!
Link to the workshop:… Give a thumbs up if you want to support us! :)
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Epicness110 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, If you don't mind, I've used this art in a custom Magic: the Gathering card. I've credited you at the bottom.…
yfilc Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
If this was on the steam market, i would buy it!!
gensanity Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
cool work
KevMay Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
hey can I use this on a demo site I'm workin on bro?
Automatism72 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Ehfucht gebietend!
Corrade Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist
Awesome use of light and colour. In addition to the glare of the lighting, the blue and red glows emanating from the left and right respectively add a lot of depth, and the three sources of light all combined together create an immensely dynamic lighting scheme that reinforces the impact of the image spectacularly. The glare of the lights highlights the forms of the figures very nicely, particularly bringing out their muscular builds.
This is without mentioning the already daring colours used with the figures - the swords that also seem to blaze a fiery light and the green use within the skin make perfect canvases for the light to really heighten the image. 

In combination with this, the striking composition is truly engaging and very powerful. In particular, the circle that is made from the clockwise-going blade and the anti-clockwise-going blade held by their respective characters create a sense of wholeness, and each figure's posture adds on to their highlights using the light very effectively.
Their gallant poses that seem to tower over the audience in a glorious stance conveys a distinct atmosphere of strength, resilience and power. They truly do seem as one huge, ruthless entity.

In addition to this, the darkness that rises from the bottom of the image highlights the upper sections of each of the figures and thus draws the audience's attention to their perimeters and how they contrast with the background light; this allows the image to remain extremely dynamic yet still have the presence of the whole scene. The darkness also acts as a nice natural frame.

The motion captured within the previously mentioned blades and the background continues to make the piece feel alive and filled with action.
Overall, the lighting in this piece is crazy, highlighting the very much united characters with fantastic contrast and brilliant composition. Awesome work!
yakonusuke Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Spot on analysis! It brought a lot of joy to me to read that, thank you :)
Any thoughts on the shifted horizon behing the heroes? ; )
Corrade Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist
My pleasure!
Well, it does appear as if the figures block out and loom over the background, implying their strength and fortitude. The horizon also allows the above light to work very nicely as a sort of backlight, highlighting the heroes' forms, increasing their sense of dominance.
yakonusuke Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That's definitely not wrong, but it had compositional reasons for me; would I have used a straight horizon, then the left side would weigh more than the right, due to the size of the heroes. But I didn't want to favor a side over the other too much. This was a solution I was happy with. But it also brings more dynamic to the scene and prevents that a symmetrical cross shape devides the canvas. There's still a cross shape but it's not symmetrical anymore.
NokiaSe Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Happy New Year to you :)
yakonusuke Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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