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Bad luck with quests by ChrisCold Bad luck with quests by ChrisCold
The best kind of side quests is the "go-there-and-slay-it"-kind.

3+ hours, maybe 4.
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I LOVE digital paintings that have a dark fantasy theme. This piece "Bad Luck With Quests" expresses the moment that most RPGers have faced at some point or other :la:

You pick up the quest, navigate your way through a not-so-scary tunnel or forest. Upon exiting you sigh at the sight of some very intimidating scenery that you must go through to kill X and complete your quest :dummy:

I'm not a huge fan of roughly painted digital paintings but the seemingly lazy technique seems to suit this piece, giving it many sharps edges and emphasising the contrasts. The general colouring of this piece is pretty typical of the theme. The contrasts are what make this piece the standard that it is.

Unlike most rough digital paintings, with this piece you don't go
"ohhh this looks nice!"
*Clicks for full view*
"Oh... Never mind then..."

As a former World of Warcraft player I can totally relate to this piece, and that's what makes it a favourite for me. I'm sure many others feel the same.

:bulletred: If you were impressed with this piece then I suggest you browse ChrisCold's gallery to see many similar pieces! :bulletred:
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bloodyPoltergeist Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
man, i want this as a print so bad ;_;

i need more money =_='
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:icondhbw:
DHBW Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
I could see some of my characters enjoying this.
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
that's cool, 
my characters are lazy so they hate to do any kind of work D:
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:icondhbw:
DHBW Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Heh. Though some of mine would enjoy it TOO much.
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Jessica-Lorraine-Z Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Woahhh cool :D
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:iconinspectorpepe:
InspectorPepe Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So dark and moody, love it! Got that Dark Souls feel, especially the character. Keep up the good work! :D
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Skyicok Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
this is absolutely briliant :) cant even find words for commenting it :D really good work with atmosfere, light and shadows
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:iconbossie-boots:
bossie-boots Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Superb :love:
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:iconbeholdentolove:
Beholdentolove Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like those kinds of quests, if they give you achievements they are all the better. ;-)
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ShadowPhoenix16 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wicked!

I wish I could say more about it but my mind is running a blank ^^;
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zloypolzun Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Filmographer
oh my favourite gray atmosphere
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
thanks a lot for your support, man :)
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alicenin Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
I've been checking out some absolutely stunning digital art in here for several hours today, typically pieces of very similar style to yours... But you still got me awestruck; I couldn't help but look every one of them through. Thanks for the experience! I really hope you do this as a living and people can appreciate what you do. :)
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
thank you very much :)
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:iconerebusred:
ErebusRed Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
This is so immersive. Truly outstanding.
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Ogre-Toe Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
now this is amazing. the mood composition. solid man.
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Thanks, i appreciate it
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SeraphimOtaku Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
dark fantasy love
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:iconexpiditor:
EXPIDITOR Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student General Artist
lol woosh
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:iconphanthom-art:
PhanThom-art Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an amazing painting, I almost can't believe you made it in such a short time
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:iconxarkom:
Xarkom Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great job. Has a very "Demon Souls/ Dark Souls" feel to it.
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:iconsparkly-banana:
Sparkly-Banana Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
There is such an eerie mood set with this piece. Excellent!
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wolfgirl07 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
great job! until I was stunned. WOOOW!!!! :-)
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:iconaglaira:
Aglaira Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012   Photographer
Really good one! I like how you draw and show mist and it looks like it's windy. Good job!
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:iconoscar-ojisan:
oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011   Artist
wow...:la:
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ultimatede Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
I love the atmosphere of this painting, the style, but most of all i love the hero. He is so gritty and dark, and he exudes a quiet jedi/sith kind of power with his robes and sword
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SztukArt Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Student Interface Designer
This is fantastic
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phanou36 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... wow ... :)
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:iconjohn-novak:
john-novak Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Man, this is unbelievable, just out of this world! Even though the concept and composition is far from being anything revolutionary, the atmosphere is so well captured that it well compensates for just about everything else! And what an atmosphere there is! Excellent impressionistic brushwork and a good sense of depth/focus too.
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StormyDew Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
The fact that that was done in about 4 hours blows my mind.
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ED1DE Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's fucking gorgeous. I was clicking through and this one just awed me. Wow man.
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Thank you :)
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Furyhound Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I'm truly inspired by this piece. I love the swamp forest enviorment, the mist, the caped lonely figure, the carefully picked colors, the castle which isn't clear, and of course most of all the atmosphere. 10++ overall
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The13thZomber Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Very dark, very real, excellent work :+fav:
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Thanks :)
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roguen-lome Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
a very nice piece with great atmosphere and some sort of LOTR quality in it! :)
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JonnyMarvel Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
epic!!
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I dig the mood!
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Colton-Squared Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh....wow...just wow, this is amazing! I hope some day I can paint even half as good as you! absolutely stunning!
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erythele Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your piece. Thanks for sharing it. I featured you here: [link]
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CherryBoxer Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
In my opinion, one of your best. Not in technique or so just. So raw<3 : D
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Thank you :)
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Tomekkoszela Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
this is beautiful, I love such gloomy atmosphere
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Thanks :)
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Zbigniev Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Only 4 hours ? ;O
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:iconvorno:
vorno Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
you have a lot of awesome artwork! I really like your style
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Thanks :)
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ilikeyourdetails Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Im blown away. This is so dire and perfectly depicts my deepest fantasies about a hero walking into a demon infested stronghold.

i could very well imagine that to be my undead warrior =) the slim stature would fit. maybe you could do something like that with a subtle but huge creature rising in the distance and a hero preparing by checking his shield and armor.
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mimose-stock Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
you've been featured here [link]
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Thank you :)
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