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Dangerous Games by NicolasRGiacondino Dangerous Games by NicolasRGiacondino
Hello again, folks!

Busy week this week, but productive for my gallery here at dA, since I'm wrapping up commissions like crazy and I've been kindly allowed to show them here.

This particular work harkens back to an old illustration I uploaded here a couple of years ago ( [link] ) , set in a Fantasy realm created by the author, which I was very happy to revisit once again.
As I always say, I rarely have an opportunity to do medieval/Fantasy settings, so these images were a blessing. In this particular piece, I tried to give the whole a very real look; I tried to fill in the blanks as much as possible in the background so that you would feel as though this is an actual place. I've often found that as many details as you can get into the image, whilst still making the illustration end at a certain camera angle, it will give the impression of something bigger. Something complete and very atmospheric, that still relies on the viewer's imagination to sort of picture all the rest of the place, engaging him into the setting.
Of course, it takes more time to fill up these details, whilst still trying to balance everything up; but, in the end, it's all the more satisfying. For me as an artist, and the client, of course. The only downside is that you need to be very patient, as many of my commissioners will attest to.

I hope you enjoy it and thanks for watching!

Nic.-
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effigytormented Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
That position is actually a rather strong position for his counter attack.
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ThisIsMyLegacy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
been a fan of yours since you posted your stuff on Bolter and Chainsword. love your coloring style.
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MaKo85 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That older piece is one of my favorites and I'd love to know more about the characters.
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Wow, Nic. This one is among my favourite of your works to date. I love the background details, the layout of the street and the gates of the building. I love the sense of swashbuckling action. I really love the designs of the outfits and the emotion and expressions of the character. Incredible work! :)
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Vanghast Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Love this piece, especially the way the background is detailed, but not so much that it takes away from the combatants. Fantastic work.
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francordoba Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional
I like your style
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, mate!

Nic.-
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