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Pit Lord Aesmodeus vs King Bahamut by Ghostwalker2061 Pit Lord Aesmodeus vs King Bahamut by Ghostwalker2061
For those of you who didn't like the stately standing of Galen, here he is in action. Yes, that is Aesmodeus from my stories, and yes, I have mentioned a few times that he is in fact a giant snake. Normally, you're not supposed to mention that Aesmodeus is a giant snake, because well, his true form had been damaged in a powerful battle. The charismatic looking man with the evil gotee and the devil horns is just an illusion he would conjure up to hide his now marred, damaged form.

And when Galen/King Bahamut shoots something, he is going to blow a hole in it. There has never really been images of King Bahamut using his breath weapon while attacking something...well outside of Final Fantasy images. But in games like D&D, he's never been shown to use his...Mega Flare. Yes, that's where Square Nix got it from, D&D. Bahamut does have a breath weapon that can pretty much atomize a planet.

One thing about Galen, he doesn't have a set size. Normally he appears as a dragon in my stories, he doesn't appear in human form at all. And depending on who he's talking to, he will take on the size of that person. When he spoke to Sam, he was human sized, when he hangs around Jonathan, when Jon's in his dragon form, Galen/Bahamut is of equal size to Jonathan. The largest I've imagined Bahamut is the size of the Earth itself, especially when he's doing space battles. But normally, Bahamut, the King of Dragons, ranges from 15 feet long to 500 feet long. But he has no set size.

Both Bahamut's and Aesmodeus' designs are Ghostwalker2061

Some editing done here as well.
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Another good work, and I dig the subject matter. I really like the Pit Snake, and the tense action. B blowing a hole right through A is pretty cool. However, I feel B's hair, as rendered, seems a little lifeless and there is something off about tbe breathweapon to me as well. It seems like the angle changes little after hitting A. Maybe this is intended, but it just looks off to me. Also, I think the lighting could match/emphasize the action the scene more by being more dramatic. More contrast with darker shadows type thing. That's it really. Another good work - thank you for sharing.
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Basically, the design is very impressive.
It is certain I know more or less your stories, but enough to know that your characters cannot be configured size or so vary.
The description you gave is better information, it is true that the attack Bahamut Mega Flare is just powerful to make strange when you see the pull on the earth in final fantasy, why the earth explodes not with all the dead people. «… in 7:50 for the exemple.»
As I do not know enough stories, I would return not in literary criticism, but I would do the drawing.

The scene was drawn is interesting, it gives a spirit of battle memoral.The effect of kinematics where the contour blurring is used to focus the center point or more apparent.
In this case, we focused on the snake's head, down the snake's body and the bright point of the ray, but the third one could equally focus on the shoulder of the dragon Bahamut.
The technique used is excellent, but it overlooks the scene of the drawing as if this time the mega flare as an important moment that only happens once or intense impact.

Color issue, there is nothing to say, they are subtle, well arranged.
Even those of the background is just well chosen.

The question of texture, on to bite.
The snake is supert, blur is just subtle and very well expressed, the scales are a stunning beauty, texture gives a look of tile or even varnished stone, a kind of scale we imagine resistant. Its design is very well done. The fluorescent lights such as the mouth, eyes and lower body gives a deadspace side with weaknesses monsters.
Dust and mist gives subtle realistic side.
It is visible with the lower body of a snake.

If I speak of the dragon, it hurts to criticize .
Already hair, they are stiff , it lacks effect , hair brush or hair brush hard you'd think.
His horns are missing texture , the design is good, but could be confused for dressings.
The texture of the body, then we have the right armor matte slightly reflective , more texture on top , you might think to bubble wrap , it goes for if it was for the skin of the wings, but not scales.
Dragon accessories are well done, but unfortunately I not understand the reason for presence .
If I look at the dragon close, I apologize , but it is not complemented by visible lines and beyond as the remaining sketches, little detail especially for those looking in small size .
Its melted at the bottom where it is in the shade is acceptable.
Her face is truly hide its technical Mega Flare , this is understandable, but the range seems to be shoot larger than the mouth.

The ray is well made, light and more and more environments, environments spots makes beautiful impact, presence of power.
The level of the mouth of the dragon, hide it, to the level of impact that passes through, it is, but the fact that there is a blur, cannot see how the ray reacted correctly on the body, the result is not seen if the ray to make a hole or just passed through it like a ghost.

Nevertheless, for a drawing, small size, it is beautiful.
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Atlantean6 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
This is quite colorful and has a lot of action.  Very good work here. :)  I used it on my wiki, per your restrictive Creative Commons license.…
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I am a little sad that the page got deleted though.  
Atlantean6 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Had to.

I was/am remaking the whole Dragonborn pantheon.  A friend of mine complained that I should reimagine the whole pantheon and I'm doing so. :) 
Godforoth Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
amazing lights!!! :la:
dbzfan001 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Writer
when i first saw the name aesmodeus i was like o.o the snake from redwall??? but then i saw the actual pick and saw it wasn't XD.
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Brilliant picture! I see that you based Asmodeous on his D&D 'Ahriman/Serpent of Law' incarnation. I love that someone done finaly this fight, especialy that good ol' Bahamut is the first mentioned Celestial Paragon. I think he, Tiamat, Io and other are rather like Asmodeus and Lady of Pain, older entities that only are took now for gods, coming from a much older age.
NarutouzumakixxGoku Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Ellvalin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, very nice.
DreamsphereINC Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Holy mother loving crap this is amazing...
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