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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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:iconhypergojira:
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. «www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgCb06… 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. phaeselis.wikia.com/wiki/Baham…
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I am a little sad that the page got deleted though.  
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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. :) 
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Godforoth Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
amazing lights!!! :la:
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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.
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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.
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NarutouzumakixxGoku Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Awesome.
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Ellvalin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, very nice.
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DreamsphereINC Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Holy mother loving crap this is amazing...
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ArakalFlamescale Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Awesome~!
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julian0123 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
For some reason, epicus maximus isn't enough to describe this...
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TheTechnoDragon77 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Too cool!
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Lunarka Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Beautiful artwork, I love D&D so the lore part makes this piece all the more interesting. Thanks for uploading!
The epic battle is an amazing form for this art piece. Also the light and dark between the two make for an epic and climatic battle.

I had a similar battle in the works for a campaign I'm writing, do you mind if I were to use this picture for it?
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This particular Bahamut has nothing really to do with D&D except it's Bahamut vs. Aesmodeus.
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Jesse-Vescla Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love this. I'll go in depth more later when I have the time.
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paladinofthelantern Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You did an excellent job on the detail, especially with Asmodeus. :nod:
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ZukiFera Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I like very much how you did the glow effect on scales and Galens breath weapon Mega Flare(fire?), very nice piece!
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I am impressed.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
He's fun to play with. I really do want to do a full story that's about Bahamut and focuses on his character and his struggles. He may be a god, but he's got a lot of baggage.
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
No one ever said gods were perfect.
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Enferlain Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Awesome! I finished up to chapter 32 in your story yesterday. Had fun reading it.
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Neabulae Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is awesome! I love these poses, and the scales look awesome in this as well.
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Reithya Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely work! I'm enjoying the movement shown in your piece. What is the necklace that Bahamut is wearing? I don't recall reading anything about that. You did a great job portraying all 6 wings and their muscular designs here, and the detail on the pit lord is engaging to look at. Yay for more Bahamut photos! Thank you for sharing, Ghost. :love:
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Oh, action-packed. Not quite how I was imagining Aesmodeus, I was expecting something more demonic but your design is nice too. (Though the whole lava-theme kinda reminds me of Nel) What I would have done different is making sure that I'd see the whole of Bahamut's handsome face. The breath weapon here is in the way. I certainly wouldn't mind seeing/hearing more from those two guys in the future, they are after all neat concepts to work with.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This too.

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Both of them got updated.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh and....you, read this, now!

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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I thought about doing a whole story about Bahamut. Or at least how Galen got to be Bahamut.

Well, Aesmodeus was supposed to be still kinda sorta wounded and given that he's basically the devil and we equate the devil with fire and brimstone and such, giving him Nel's fiery look made sense.

The breath weapon is so bright it's supposed to obscure Bahamut himself. He basically fires the dame thing, there's this bright light, then...well, atoms after that. I might do another image of Bahamut, more up close again and maybe not as stately and regal as most equate him as either. I did this sketch of Bahamut kinda looking sad and pathetic because, well, he's the God of Fuck-ups apparently. Hair in his eyes, looking disshoveled, not at all what the Dragon King is supposed to look like, but more like what Galen as Bahamut is supposed to look like.
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Aesmodeus forgot rule 34 of the Evil Overlord list: "I will not turn into a snake. It never helps."
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
He doesn't turn into a snake, he was already a snake who uses an avatar separate than his snake form to talk to people.
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
And what does that avatar look like then?
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I said the cliche handsome guy with the devil horns look.
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Ultima-Wraith Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Quick! Someone get an {Adhesive Medical Strip}!
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VasilisK-Smith Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Colors, Emotions! Awesome! * - *
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Nightdragon0 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Besides the character design, I like the lighting, especially around the breath weapon.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you liked it. There's Bahamut for you. In his Teraflare blasting glory and everything.
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so cool!
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Genome707 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Nice, I was wondering what Aesmodeus' actual appearance is from your Crimson Dragon story.

Speaking of Crimson, does this mean we may see more chapters in the future?

I also know a guy who might be able to take on dragons...

:iconwreckitralphplz::iconsaysplz: "I'm gonna wreck it!"
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe.
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Genome707 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
A maybe is always better to hear than a no. XD

December 21, 2012 is fast approaching...
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, if you will read and review the new chapter of Crimson Dragon 2. Then I might put one up.
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Genome707 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
You mean the one you just posted earlier? Or, is there another one?

I can review it, but not until the weekend. I still don't have a actual home computer to use.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The one I just posted. Go read and review, man.
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Genome707 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Ah, I haven't been getting as much sleep as I should lately. Freakin Halo 4...

I'll try to get a review out for you tomorrow when I've got access to a computer.

I did read the chapter on my phone though.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You no read story yet.

*is sad now*

And I have a broken ankle, so go read story.
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow! amazing pic! really love the lightning and colors!
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TheLOAD Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Any reason you made Asmodeus a giant snake?
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Because he is a snake.

"The Manual of the Planes suggests a similar but different story. According to the section about the Nine Hells, Asmodeus' true form is that of a giant serpent, hundreds of miles long. He was cast out of the Upper Planes before the creation of the current gods, and his fall created the 8th and 9th planes of Hell. He is currently still recovering from his wounds in the pits of the 9th level, and his devil form is just an avatar of the real Asmodeus. No one who tells the story of the true form of Asmodeus survives more than 24 hours after the telling."
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TheLOAD Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Ah. I didn't know that. Alright. Thank you.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're not supposed to talk about his obvious "disability" the disability being that he's a giant snake.
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TheLOAD Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Ok. Cool.
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