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Confrontation by BenWootten Confrontation by BenWootten
Interior illustration for Paizo Publishing, Dragon magazine.
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:iconnategold0410:
Nategold0410 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
One of my Daughter's worst nightmares brought to hideous life!  Love it!
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I encourage you get it printed out huge and wall paper her ceiling with it:)
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Dayahya Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And then all my nightmares come true--all of the nightmares I could have had, if it wasn't for the sleep paralysis back in 2006! >:(
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For every creepy scene I see that has been drawn from those creative hands of yours, Ben, I squirm. :( They're THAT good. :D
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You flatter me, sleep well;)
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:iconceretaker:
Ceretaker Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
This reminds me of Demon souls, fregin spider, fregin dragons, fregin fire lurker, fregin last sh**y boss. The customization is good tough. Keep on the good work soldier.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks:)
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:iconvexatiousshade:
VexatiousShade Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
I must say, that in looking through the multitude of pictures of such scenes, knights are insane.

Fighting mountain-sized colossi, dragons of almost equal size, massive insects, the list is endless. I would have to be paid a staggering amount in order to fight such beasts. I wonder what these brave men and women are fighting for.
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That is what makes them heroes...or dead, ubt we don't hear about them:)
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:iconvexatiousshade:
VexatiousShade Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Indeed. Very admirable.
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Ikimono1 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Chain demon?
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmm no, it's a Chain Spider, was featured back in Dragon magazine 343.
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Legendary-Wolven Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love creating creatures and such, I just need to learn how to paint like this XD lol :3 I well and hope to be this good one day!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Observation and practice, can't get enough of either. Good luck and keep drawing.
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Legendary-Wolven Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aye!
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Half-Dorc Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
holy crap this is epic. easily my favorite so far
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Huge thanks, I love this piece.
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danarogon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
chain spider... LOVE IT!!!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Those things are pretty terrifying, I didn't realise how big they really are until I actually got into this painting.
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Puppetcancer Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist
I really appreciate how I have to study and figure out each part of the entire picture before I can "see" that it's actually an upside-down spider as the monster. Nice!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dude, this an old one but still one of my favs, glad you dig it.
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Xitaqa Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
It's not often a picture actually makes me say "Wow" out loud. This is a thrilling piece!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Huge thanks, I really like this piece:)
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:iconidubthee:
Idubthee Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
wow a robot spider in a web of chains. What an idea. And look at all those chain links! That's patience.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Huge thanks for hte kind words.
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:iconwereguy2:
wereguy2 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
Woah, that guy must be reallllly strong (unless the armour is enchanted, of course)!
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:iconleriodenbron:
Leriodenbron Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
absolutely epic!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers
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:iconjuisifer:
Juisifer Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very strong image, it's so clear I would never guess it doesn't print well! So it's usually darker images that have difficulty at print?
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, works well on screen, but there you go, it was an early piece and I have learnt from things such as this.
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Sulacu Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Oooo, that looks like a Retriever demon from DnD
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's similar, if I recall corectly it is Chain Spider, it came out in Dragon magazine back in the Paizo days, I will try and remember what number issue.
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13foxywolf666 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is the coolest spider I have ever seen!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks again:)
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13foxywolf666 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)
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alltheoriginalnames Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
Excellent concept and composition, very dramatic piece. Full of action and suspense, simply epic. Really dig the web of chains
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks I love this piece, unfortunatley while it reads well on screen it prints too dark. I have learnt since then:)
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alltheoriginalnames Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
That's a damn shame, cause this piece is epic. I would have this on an entire wall if I could lol, thats how much I dig it :D
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers:)
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ninety-9 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
out-fucking-standing lighting!
wish i could reach this in my illus, unfortunately i can´t :D
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yes you can, it's just practice and looking at how things work, trust when I say I am still on the learning curve and it has taked ages to get where I am now, which doesn't always seem that far. Seroiusly just keep doing it.
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DSil Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Student General Artist
Great scene! So much of the image is pitch black, those few lighter areas really stand out and create a sense of space. The mood in this piece is so ominous and creepy, I love it.
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I like this one, but unfortunately it needs work to print well, it reads fine on screen. I wish I had the time and inclination to do the work it needs but know I never will. As I say though it reads fine on screen and I do like it as a piece. It wasn't concious when I was painting but I like most how ambiuous the warriors movements are, is he edging forwards for a fight or trying to quietly disengage, hard to say
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DSil Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Student General Artist
Interesting thought about the warrior. I often have that problem with printing as well.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I changed my colour profile to Adobe 98, works much better, and being more aware of the print process has helped, trail and error (especially error) is how I get things done
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ocid92 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008   Photographer
Dude, this is epic. And your right, you can't tell if hes leaving silently, or approaching ninja status.
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Specter-Von-Baren Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
The iron warrior versus the Iron Maiden of spiders.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dude:)
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PIROtehnic Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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RaynersTablet Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Your gallery is awesome. I especially like this one. Keep it up!
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