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Balance of Power by Chromamancer Balance of Power by Chromamancer
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Right (16x9) : [link]
Middle (16x9) : [link]
Left (16x9) : [link]

Now, that is a ridiculous resolution.
All in all, this probably took me a good two months to complete. It is by far the most work I've put into a piece of art like this, and it was an interesting challenge. It was much larger than my monitor, so I just hope the perspective and composition looks good.

The composition on this piece was extremely challenging for me. I wanted to make all three segments work well as standalone images, but also fit together as a whole. I think it worked out well in the end here.

It was a difficult piece, but it was very satisfying.
I hope you all enjoy it.

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A DD!
This is certainly exciting. I'll do my best to reply to all your messages.
Thank you so much for your support! :D
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>ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED<
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-01-31
Balance of Power by *Chromamancer ( Suggested by Noben and Featured by Moonbeam13 )
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This image simply blew my mind, once I saw it in fullview. On one side, we have dragons, wyverns, - are that three serpents or a hydra? -, then that huge furry creatures must be wolves, I guess there's also a drake among them, phoenixes... I can't make if that in the background are ordinary birds or what, then there is also an army of warriors - From the context I would dare a guess and say elves, although there's nothing that would indicate truth of my statement. The warrior atop the dragon is also a great detail. Colors give away a feeling of warmth with hint of desolation, but in general, the side of life. On the other side, we have cold atmosphere with big warriors, avian/angel, catapults, balistas, kites armed with balistas, even a magic user + I see one more great host. Background gives us that - as I said before, cold background, which is desolated.

This image is full of contrasts. Day vs. night. Life vs. death. Technology vs. nature. Warmth against the cold. Image itself is, to say in a figure of speech, calm before the storm.

As for originality of this idea: where it comes to battle between two things, this situation like this is quite typical example - except that I can say that at this artwork, things are taken at least one level higher.

Style is unique, I've seen no one with style like this, and the only thing that disturbs me is that level of detail varies a lot from one to another part of the artwork - although that can't be really seen if the artwork is not being viewed on its native resolution with 100% zoom. I'd say that best way to see this artwork is download and seeing it in native size, but there is one thing you notice only in deviantART fullview: Light effects. On native size, they aren't really obvious, but if defiation is fit to screen, they are seen very well.

:clap: As said, this is ridiculous resolution, Chromamancer, but I believe two months of your time were pretty much worth it. You must have a lot of patience, and I admit: that's way above my level, so congrats on an artwork well done. Also, making image in three segments, that look awesome when put together, but in the way so they look good as standalone pieces as well, was successful.

P.S.: Sorry for such length.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
50 out of 54 deviants thought this was fair.

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Since I can't find where to start on this amazing image, I will start with the ratings, and why I awarded them.
Yes, I rated every aspect of this artwork 5 stars. But why?
Well, for the vision: I think it is absolutely epic. You bring so many contrasts together in this image: Good and evil, Light and dark, Human and fantasy... The contrast between them all is nothing short of incredible.
For originality: Well, quite frankly, I've never seen anything like it. I can't even think of anything similar.
Technique: Your vision was certainly amazing, but you have also managed to capture this, and apply it to a canvas. Your use of lighting plays a major part in this, and so does your more subtle use of curves vs. sharper edges. It is easy to feel as if you are witnessing the beginning of a truly great war here.
Finally, Impact: Well, I loved it from the moment I saw it. It instantly struck a chord with me, and that still resonates.
One other thing that I really like about this piece is that it has been designed to fit a triple-monitor setup. The middle image is entirely free of objects, meaning that for this setup, your desktop icons won't obscure any of the finer details.
It is wonderful to see an artwork this well thought out, and I feel that this artwork deserves every single star that it has been awarded.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
19 out of 20 deviants thought this was fair.

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:iconwascawwywabbit:
WascawwyWabbit Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
Awesome!!!!
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:iconthedragonmedic:
TheDragonMedic Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016
...Amazing. Just...there are no words aside form amazing. 
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
Thank you.
This was a really fun project. :)
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:icondeadturtle1:
deadturtle1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
Jesus Christ, this is even more awesome than the other one! Wonderful, wonderful job!
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:iconthesilverdragoness:
TheSilverDragoness Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a great picture to use for a desktop background if you have multiple monitors! 
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:iconpikachux1000:
PikachuX1000 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This makes a god damn AWESOME three screen wallpaper. I love it.
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slimjimo10 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Holy crap when I see this it makes me wish I could draw, so I go on MSPaint and fail to draw a stickman. Guess I have to stick to writing. The whole scene is literally breathtaking!
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:iconlysanderxx:
LysanderxX Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Good work on the DD!

A war between magic and magitech? That colossus of a golem and a couple of those dragons look like they could cross the battlefield in a couple steps XD. I don't know which side I'd prefer to fight on... I love all the creatures on the pure magic side; they all look very fearsome and cute at the same time. I notice the one non-draconic, almost anthropomorphic wolf-like creature and would like to see an image of just his type of being in all its own detail, just to see what he is like. I've seen shows and read stories featuring golems and magi technology, and that can be just as fierce as pure dragons, although if one goes down, another can eventually be built, whereas the magical beasts would die. Then, I am surprised by the humans and their courage and determination to fight in this kind of battle where a human might be flicked aside like dust. I wonder what their fight is about...

This picture is amazing! I would LOVE to purchase a wall scroll or tapestry of this image, if such a thing were possible.
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:icontareck-aresch:
Tareck-Aresch Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Like the msot freakin' epic thing I've ever seen. Particularly the right side is <3
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:iconcerberus253:
CERBERUS253 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mere words can not describe the awesome, epic, beautiful vibes I get from this picture ;U;
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:iconreingnus:
Reingnus Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
This... this... shed tears.
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:iconrvbphoenix:
RvBPhoenix Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You have no idea how in love I am with this piece!!! Words cannot explain my joy :D My favorite side is the right :love: Coincidentally or whatever, it makes me think of a book I'm writing. This has just inspired me even further in my writing :hooray:
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:iconzkwinkle24:
zkwinkle24 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is just so epic
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:iconfunkybillychin:
FunkyBillyChin Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
This is a very compelling image. The composition seems to be great as well. Fantastic Job!
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:icon3d-fantasy-art:
3D-Fantasy-Art Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Amazing work!
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:iconearthpatriot117:
Earthpatriot117 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
this would be one heck of a war, one hell of a battle.
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:iconteleway:
Teleway Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
W-wow....I'm truly at a loss of words. This is just so amazing!
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:iconalanna-queenofhearts:
Alanna-QueenofHearts Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
-gasps staring in pure shock and in awe of its awesomeness- that is so......cool! So dramatic! So dynamic! So deep! So so so.....amazing!
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Thank you very much.
This was quite a project. I'm glad you enjoy the result. :)
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:iconaryahoney:
Aryahoney Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is totally amazing!!
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:icondrac0heart:
Drac0heart Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
This is just an exciting and overall great piece. The time you spent on this was well worth it in my opinion
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:iconrobrockstar96:
Robrockstar96 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
This is one of those scenes where I hope Hollywood is paying attention. looks like the battle of the century is about to go down.
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:iconcarnivalphantom:
CarnivalPhantom Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
The purple sides got a weeping angel. No contest there!

Awesome job, keep up the amazing work!
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
I'm glad you noticed the weeping angel.
That was a fun little thing to sneak in there. :)

And, thank you. I'll do my best to continue improving.
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RelativeEquinox Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Great neutral feeling to it! At first, most people would be quick to assume that the ones on the right are the good, but if you look at the left you can see soldiers that have a more knightly and noble appearance, more man-made creations such as the Golem, Trebuchets, and Ballista, and there's also a personification of the symbol of Justice. Opposing this, on the right are mostly beasts rather than men, and the men that are there seem to be dressed radically different from what we imagine as medieval soldiers.

All in all, very good job, although I'm sure you know that already.
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Thank you. :)

It was challenging, trying to find a way to balance out the picture... I wanted to avoid a simple good vs evil struggle, though.
I'm glad to hear that the balance was effective for you, and that you enjoyed it.
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:iconrelativeequinox:
RelativeEquinox Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, it was very much so^^. It takes some in-depth looking to see that it isn't a black-and-white good vs evil picture, but it's there.

Good job!
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:iconstreifenschnauzer:
Streifenschnauzer Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's fucking awesome. O_O
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Thank you very much. :)
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:icondanperry0:
danperry0 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
(belated) congratulations! is this your second now? or your first? i can't recall...
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
This is my first DD.
Signing on to find that was a rather neat surprise. :)
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:iconaquamarinia:
Aquamarinia Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist
So powerful picture! I like it VERY much!
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Thank you.
It's an honor to hear that. :)
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:iconsirdam:
SirDam Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
So.. fantastic.
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Thank you very much. :)
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:iconthedawnmarie:
TheDawnMarie Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
good key concepts
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Thank you. :)
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:iconayanashii:
Ayanashii Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
:O PERFECT !
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Thank you. :)
I'm glad you enjoyed this piece.
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:iconayanashii:
Ayanashii Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
It's nothing!
I really love it. :la:
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:icontreize96:
Treize96 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Perfect? XDD Nice way of putting it! XDD
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:iconayanashii:
Ayanashii Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
XDD ! :la:
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:iconiconcreations:
ICONcreations Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist
great !
[link]
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Thank you very much!
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:iconiconcreations:
ICONcreations Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist
you're welcome !
[link]
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:iconwuestenbrand:
wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Thank you. :)
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:icon0okami-rei:
0okami-Rei Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.
This is just.
Wow.
Just. WOAH.
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:iconchromamancer:
Chromamancer Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Thank you!
I'm glad you enjoy it. :)
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:iconthatenglishguy:
thatenglishguy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
I can almost hear the war-horns blowing...
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