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Rule the dark by DarrenGeers Rule the dark by DarrenGeers
My entry for the Riddick contest. go see it when it comes out.

©Darren Geers
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:iconmaqugo119:
Maqugo119 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
So great!
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:iconminibabe81:
minibabe81 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student General Artist
riiidiiik! omg  nice art
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hurzdischnurz Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
his right upper arm (mainly the triceps) looks weird. besides that, id chose this to be second place from the last 25. liking the filter u put over it.
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soulwithin465 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Ah so excited to see you in the finalists!! Good luck~~ This is an amazing piece!
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:icontizzr:
tizzr Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats to you kid... I have a good feeling about this!!
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:icondarrengeers:
DarrenGeers Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:icondeanhsieh:
deanhsieh Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey congrats on making the semi-finals!
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:icondarrengeers:
DarrenGeers Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! you too!
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VargenSaphia Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
I like it, but I feel it'd be more dramatical and suspence-filling if, instead of the upper tail, there was a shadow of someone else behind him.
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:icontarlanx:
tarlanx Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's excellent!
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:icondino-sawr:
DINO-SAWR Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Win
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:iconartbrojohn:
ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic job!
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:iconmidknight23:
midknight23 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   General Artist
Really like this!
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:iconninjaweretiger:
NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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:iconpoetsiren:
Poetsiren Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
I wanted to tell you that I just KNEW that you would make it in that round!! Congrats and Best Wishes for the final!!
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:icondarrengeers:
DarrenGeers Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!  I'm happy :)
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:iconkatwolfe:
KatWolfe Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Looks like a winner to me!
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:icondarrengeers:
DarrenGeers Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
here's hoping!
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:iconcookiee1991:
Cookiee1991 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
good job, love this one! great composition! 
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:icondarrengeers:
DarrenGeers Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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:iconvalera8:
Valera8 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Love the shadows, Great Job!
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:icondarrengeers:
DarrenGeers Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconoo-monkey-oo:
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist
I love this piece. Powerful pose dictated by an amazing facial expression. Nicely done!
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:iconoo-monkey-oo:
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist
It also happens to be the top contender in my books ;)
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:icondarrengeers:
DarrenGeers Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconsyence:
syence Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
I love the lighting, it's so well-done. Everything about this one is just awesome. 

Going out on a limb here- the only thing I would ever touch would POSSIBLY be the eyes. Maybe show some more reflection? Just a glimmer...

I see a small glimmer there, but it only makes me want more!:)

Again, this is just wonderful artwork. Great job.
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:icondarrengeers:
DarrenGeers Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!  I tried making the eyes reflect light but couldn't get it so I was happy with it.  Maybe if I had more time I'd play
around with it more but since the contest deadline snuck up on me I couldn't T-T
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syence Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
It's still just amazing. Definitely doesn't even need it. I guess that is a pretty good indication the artist is talented. :)
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Tybertimus Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm a fan of the movies and an even bigger fan of the character himself, and I think you did wonderfully. As for an earlier comment about his eyes shining more...they catch the light from the front, like a cat or dog's, so I think it actually works here that you can't see the reflection.
You might want to consider just putting one big "thank you," or you'll have a hard time keeping up with all the positive comments you're going to receive on this :)
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:icondarrengeers:
DarrenGeers Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol thanks. I enjoy reading through the comments section though - it's a nice break from time to time.  Even the criticisms are fun to read.  Only thing I don't like
are the spam bots T-T

I agree with the eyes.  I tried making them "glow" but it never felt right with the angle he is looking and the lighting so I opted for a subtle trace of reflection 
instead of something stronger.
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:iconkatiramoon:
KatiraMoon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really cool, it looks amazing. :)
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:icondarrengeers:
DarrenGeers Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconatlantech:
Atlantech Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god I want to see this movie so bad, so does my boyfriend.
Great work on this piece, love it!
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:icondarrengeers:
DarrenGeers Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! I'm looking forward to seeing it as well :D
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CatCouch Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Definitely impressive work! The sense of movement from Riddick's raised arm down to the flailing creature really exudes a feeling of power and dominance. He's definitely ruling the dark!
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:icondarrengeers:
DarrenGeers Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconmasquedios:
masquedios Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
As a big fan of Riddick Character and movies, i approves this work. New Desktop Background..Thanks.
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:icondarrengeers:
DarrenGeers Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconj-r-kerr:
J-R-Kerr Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Nice work!
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:icondarrengeers:
DarrenGeers Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconbabango:
babango Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so good!
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:icondarrengeers:
DarrenGeers Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconmarcelin0:
Marcelin0 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Aren't his eyes supposed to glow in the dark?
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:icondrakenkaizer:
Drakenkaizer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Nope, his eyes dont glow in the dark. It is just the effect of looking at them straight on. Kind of like looking at a cat's eye during the knight, they dont glow but they seem to.
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