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DWIV-DemonHuntress-Concept by ZeroNis DWIV-DemonHuntress-Concept by ZeroNis
Dominance War IV has commenced! The Ultimate battle between Concept Artists from around the world. I'm really excited to participate in this war even though I'm probably gonna have a nervous breakdown eventually from all the pressure and stress! I have my own forum team so far, CGSociety, and have a thread started where I will be posting all the weekly progress reports. I will also start a thread on my DA page so you guys can give constructive critiques or see how I design and paint my character.

Here's a brief story of the topic!

[The two heroes in the third Great War for Dominance foresaw what would happen if Machines were allowed to continue their hostilities, but it was too late. 5 year’s after their sacrifice to end Machines’ disruptive means for war with unstable dimensional travel, the sinister threat they foretold, emerged!

...Reality collapsed...

to read the rest click on this [link] ]

Art © Paul Kwon
Character Design © Paul Kwon
Dominance War © Game Artisans

Art Style = Shiramune
Tablet = Intuos 3
Software = Photoshop CS3
Time = 45 mins
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Michael7S Featured By Owner May 12, 2011   Interface Designer
:omfg: WOW!
Shyralon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
wow...i really like your style^^
it's just awesome!
Inoka Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Hi Shira wow your WOW works are really great. Wonder if you know Sandara. She does great stuff like you too! :)
DraconiaShelik Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I really appreciate this piece, i think that she remaind me to character of a game - 9dragons , i don'tknow if you know it.
love her outfit a little sketched. Yeah feather for skirt, very epic!. i think that it would be nice a little hairpin for stop her skirt on her left part XD (witout underwear) from back to forward XD, i hope that you understand my bad english.. so. really epic her weap, and the shield yea yea u.u
skerplee Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
ahmm i don't know. but my opinions would be:
-disturbed by the SIZE of that chopsticks-like hair accessory at her back. (nah, maybe im just comparing it to real-life size ^_^)
-worries on the bare nakedness of her mother...

all in all this work o yours, all of it... well, they don't have that word yet in the dictionary. might as well treat you as the modern age davinci or something. cause they really have to credit you for your work.
if this current civilization cease, i wish it would be your work to tell the story... in this same manner ^_^
ang3ll Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
You should put underwear... after all she is a *woman* (how to tell softly... hmm... in that time of the month... she would be very messy... oO' )

Well, i like the idea of someone protecting her, is sweet :aww: About the headpiece, is nice but remember that it would be kinda heavy/not handy in battle, if she's not a magician or something alike.
Also, i've imagined some piercings on her X3 Or, at least, some stuff in silver associated.
And why that stripe? Between her breasts?
aracanille Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
I like the face and the hair. Nice work.
airforlife Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ceres? I remember Ceres being the goddess of crops in Roman mythology. I seemed weird to read "demonic humanoid" in the bracket next to it.
Next: I vote for panties. Women need panties! Besides, I don't mean to be gross, but she must have a period too, right? :D Dunno how I feel about her always being protected by her mommy, it's not very warrior-like. How about if it were some ancient spirit or something?
Other than that, she's gorgeous and her face just kills me. I can't wait to see a more detailed version!
Mimin-Photography Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Great piece of work on this. I'm liking the overall composition from the colors to the style and the sleek/slender beauty of it all. In response to your questions/statements on the art: long feathers for skirt - I'm liking it the way it is. The loose, worn and weathered clothing looks casual; it doesn't stick out and it isn't a distraction. By adding feathers I think it could draw away from the rest of the artwork and might raise questions about where they came from or what they mean. Panties or pantiless - I would vote for panties. She has her upper body covered, so why wouldn't the other part be as well. And again - without it that could prove to be a distraction to some people and draw away from the rest of the piece. I'm liking the glowing jade stone - if it released smoke or whatnot I'm not sure what that would add to the artwork, or possibly put it somewhere else on her body. Having smoke originating from the top of the head just seems a bit odd; from the waist however, that might not be so bad. Finally, the mother statue is a nice touch, it appears unique; at least I haven't seem something like it before. I do think that she should have a weapon, the idea of the statue transforming into a weapon is a nice one - however I think personally carrying a weapon would be more practical for a dangerous situation. You could always do a staff that transform into a scythe or something along those lines.

This project is really looking good, I can't wait to see more progress - and good luck!
zhang8tiN6 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
RayArtz Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
I'm represent
Check out this link:[link] (page 2 is the good stuff)
some WIP I posted here on DA:[link]

Let me know what you think. I'll have to keep an eye on your entry, even known we are different "teams" your demon huntress is really cool!
Seraies Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
I would even exaggerate the idea with the feathers - what about indicating a complete wing? (( with soft long feathers exactly following the bend on the setch))

The left side looks like leahterstraps that can easily make a suitable cover also for the backside (panties wouldnt be roleplay enough for me here!)

She looks a bit warlockish to me. Something flashy for her hands, s sort of staff, wand or even christal ball(?) Would maybe make a nice assessoir for her.
Gltn Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
being the greasy nerd I am, I'd go with pantiless ^^;
Leachima Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
yeh long featehrs would look better (in my opinion), skirts mustn´t be very short all the time, a long one could also give more myterious and elegance to it..^^
please give her some panties,she´s surely freeing her ass off..heh:3
all in all a really great concept:clap:!
Ka-Yan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Love the idea - especially the floating statue of her mother thing - she looks beautiful.
Amnael-X Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Reminds me on the Dark Elven gatekeeper in Lineage 2. Great work!
seishyn Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
I commented on the poll, but I didn't see this journal until today O.o. It gave me more stuff to say, lol.

Generally speaking, I like 5's torso the best, 3 from the waste down, 1's glowing arm/shoulder and if you want a more "plate armor" look 1's torso is an appealing design as well.

1) I don't like the buckles on the boots, but otherwise it's an appealing design. It's really well balanced as to where you put the glowing parts of her armor. Like someone said, if you're doing a good/evil comparison, this would be a cool outfit for a "good guy".

2) I like the shoulders, but the outfit as a whole is somewhat too much. Each part is interesting though.

3) I agree with whoever said this has more of a "rogue" look than a demon hunter look. It's a really well balanced design, but the top half doesn't scream "demon hunter" to me. I like the sweeping skirt and the boots though.

4) The head piece is interesting, and could work really well with more detail, and I like the waist part of this one. I like the boot design but they seem plain compared to the first 3.

5) This one definitely seems like a demon hunter to me. The torso is awesome. The headpiece is cool, but I can see some of your others working there too. Her boots seem too plain for the top part of her armor, though. As in the first one, if you're doing a good and evil version this design would make a sexy "bad guy".

As for the weapon, a scythe would be cool. I think a blade of light, or a metal blade with glowing swirls mimicking the glow on 1's arm would be cool, especially if you use that concept from 1.

I think instead of having the mother's statue float around her, maybe it could float above her and an energy emanating from the statue would create the shield protecting her from demonic powers. In my opinion the statue should be a separate object from the scythe but it's ultimately up to you.
seishyn Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
this was supposed to be on the journal instead of here, lol... oh well
Conde-makoto Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Nice one, i liked the idea of the statue protecting her.
Karakzhen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
I'd go for the statue turning into something for the pure rarity of it and it's uniqueness. But, on the other hand for a more original all eye opener maybe you could try making the Scythe itself's handle have the statue engraved over it. Maybe mirror the reflection of her face on the blade as well?

Just my two cents!
ElMafia Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
This is so cool! I really like the poses the most^^ But there's something with the character to the left really catching my attention <3
rotsentu Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
great design, man and good luck!
pardon my ignorance but
what is Art Style = Shiramune?
linessa Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
As in, its his own style, and concept :) dont copy his style is what he means ;)
rotsentu Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hehe got that and thanks!
Tarryma Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
I love the headpiece you put on there. And like many people I'm eager to see the scythe that would match your huntress.

As for the skirt, something ragged, maybe feather-ishly oriental may match the headpiece ^__^
SwordDemon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Such awesome character design! :D Looks like you thought into this a lot.

I kinda like the idea of the statue turning into her weapon. :)
goldfishes101 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
if that's going to be her fighting outfit, then i would make each thing that looks impractical (such as the headdress) have some kind of use, like storing magical power or something. a giant white scythe made of something other-worldly would be really cool too. i love her face and hair, and im sure this concept will turn out amazing once youre finished!
Redecorator Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Absolutely Great...45 mins..sigh I wish I could draw something that fast and well.

The Character reminds me of an Amazon, but with some sort of magic powers.

For the weapon I would go for a Pike with glowing straps.
ghostontheshell Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats pretty awesome using her mothers statue as shield! and i would love to see what that scythe looks like! :)
ZeroNis Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad that you like the idea~ The scythe concept will be up soon!
NKato Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rule of thumb when designing characters -

If the Character will have an emphasis on...

Strength & Heavy Melee: Give him/her armor that utilizes either chain mail or plate armor (metal).

Agility & Melee Combat: Give him/her armor that uses leather as a protective medium.

Spellcasting & Ranged Combat: Give him/her light armor or clothing-based armor (similar to what you have here right now).

Spellcasting & Melee Combat: You'd want to wear something that protects you from physical attacks regardless of being a spellcaster! So leather armor is a must.

For leather armors, the material is so flexible you can craft the outfit into dresses - it will not freely flex like clothing, though. The advantage is retaining your agility and flexibility while avoiding being totally unprotected.
NKato Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course, for high fantasy settings you can ignore these rules - but it means ignoring the usual rules of physical damage from physical weapons. In a game setting a lot of people would be going "WTF, I slashed him/her with a great axe and they're barely wearing a leaf! Why isn't he/she dead!?"
ZeroNis Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I will keep those in mind~
NKato Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. It helps to maintain a degree of plausibility in your character designs, lest you end up like Hyung-Tae Kim's works: [link] <-- Girl in a dress with a katana - no support, no real physical protection whatsoever. She'd be kibble in an instant. =P
gfxslave Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
I really like the fact you're using her mother's spirit as a shield/weapon :D
dmaland Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great so far - I love all the thought going into the costume!
cortezmaronie Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
interesting character =D
robokop Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Looks great! :)
mobawakid Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting , i want to see the end result of this :)
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Valkyrie93 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist
amazing :w00t: :w00t:!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anermik Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
her face is Striking! so is her hair and a realy cool headpiece :)
Dark-S1ayer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Paul... you are... the EPITOME OF AWESOME.
ZeroNis Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Dark-S1ayer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Hey, no prob. Your artwork is always a wonderful sight to behold, my friend. You're truly a master in your style. ^^

By the way, about the commission I asked before... you said April right? I ain't gonna rush ya, I just wanna make sure, I'm willing to bet I'm not the only one who wants you for a commission, yours is a remarkable style so everybody wants a piece of the action! ^^ You should be honored.
ZeroNis Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah definitely! I'm writing a new Commission info with pricing and more options. It should be up and ready by April.
Dark-S1ayer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Sweet. ^^ Looking forward to it. ^^
Stitched-Vampyre Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
No panties and a skirt. makes for a wonderful piece
Aerozopher Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
pretty cool
Meteorskies Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the faces you paint, it's brilliant.
Just something : I think the legs are a little too long.
I'm looking forward the finished piece.
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