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June 13, 2013
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Omar Salladin by MatesLaurentiu Omar Salladin by MatesLaurentiu
The sun was closing like a wounded eye over the dunes. Wind was biting softly into the sandy back of the desert, twisting small strands of fine dust into the still hot air. Omar knew it was not wise to leave the oasis before night, but he had to move. His cat companion was growing restless, feeling the band of pursuers maybe miles behind them. Both Omar and his unusual ride barely had time for a quick rest in the shade, a few mouth fulls of water and a bit of time to replenish the rations for the rest of the trip.
The shadows stretched longer, colder over the darkening sand as the two, man and creature ventured into the darkening desert, the man hoping their tracks will be blown away by the wind.
He hoped into the strange saddle on the back of the tiger and the feline growl softly. It turned its huge head baring its fang, not menacingly, but rather asking "where now?". Omar patted softly the side of his companion and the tiger started, first slowly, then stretching his muscled, agile body, in great leaps through the dunes. Behind, the sun drowned in the sands, painting blood in the sky.
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zephro-electro Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
I just noticed the intricate work put into the blade reflections, awesome!
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Its not really that intricate, just tried to reflect back some of the things close to it. :)
secretoflurkmore Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I really like this, any chance of getting a glimpse at Omar's face?:)
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I can't say. I actually don't have time to just paint him as a personal project but if the client returns with a commission of him, there might be a chance. That 'tho will take some time as I closed all commissions for now while I work on some "Rise of the Drow" project images.
kikkaguinha Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
WOW Love Tigers!!!! Well Done!! I can even see the glow of the sun reflected on the blade, the play of shadow and light is also great! I Loved !!
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it. Yes, the light play on the blade was a last minute thought. I even added a bit of a lens flare there (although I kind of hate lens flare - movies make too much use of them).
q12a Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great job and great image. Very well done. ;]
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you enjoyed him. :D
Arjo62 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just wonderful! Very beautiful colors!:)
MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you like him. I always wonder if there is something I could have done better.
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