Rhythm of the Heat by Eskiworks

Rhythm of the Heat

Eskiworks

17 February 2013 at 12:25:07 MST

Commission finished a couple days ago for Kikivuli and Utunu! This is a follow up piece for the other large illustration I did for them, “The Final Moments” - https://www.weasyl.com/submission/37586

After a successful hunt and a fulfilling meal, the pair settle down around a warm fire and break out their favorite instruments for a fireside story. Retelling the day’s exploits through each note played, the fire before them wreathing into pictoglyph representations of the action. Their flame selves chase the gemsbok across the path of the milky way as the high spirited song plays!

A work in progress walkthrough can be found on my tumblr here - http://eskiworks.tumblr.com/post/43331514587

37 hours in Photoshop with an Intuos 3 tablet

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    Oh hey, I get to follow you here now too :3

    Also a FANTASTIC job on the painted dogs. I always enjoy seeing them portrayed as anthros, and you did a wonderful job of it!

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      Awesome, welcome to Weasyl! =D Thank you so much, lad you like. ^^

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    Beautiful artwork. Those fire effects are just so awesome.

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    Looks so awesome =)

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    Amazing work... I love these pictures with a spirit.

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      Aw, I'm glad you think it looks like it has spirit! ^^

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    Ohhh so beautiful! Amazing work really! I love the flames and the sky as well. x3

    and the theme is so epic too, it makes me feel like that great magic tales <3

    *OH MY... 37 HOURS O.O*

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      Aw, thank you! I actually went pretty overtime to reach 37 hours, I didn't expect it to take that long. ><;

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        You're most welcome! ^^ haha time flies when we get into the piece we're working =P

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    Your art never ceases to inspire. <3

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    Good lord Katie this one is AMAZING, WOWWWW

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      Thank you so much! ;____;

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        Your starscape backgrounds never cease to amaze me, man. How do you have the patience to place so many little stars and details (。_゜) I really like all the little details in this one too, like the bowl and the bone and the antlers laying around nearby. The lighting is just amazing. ;w; This one is my new favorite, I think, haha.

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          Thank you! Those details were mostly Utunu and Kikivuli's ideas, to set the scene. =3

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            WELL THEY HAVE IMPECCABLE TASTES, COMPLIMENTS TO THE CHEF

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        Oh my god I just noticed that little lizard there PERFECT

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    Oh my gosh I have seen glory ;a;

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      Aaaaw, thank you!

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    Wow really amazing :D

    Your way to draw fire and light is great as always <333

    And the way the fire and the signs (?) are connected~

    You can really see the action in these two characters~ Like they play their instruments :D

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      Thank you again! =D I LOVE painting fire lit scenes so much.

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        You're still very welcome :D

        Looks like it~

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    This is absolutely stunning. I love the lighting and the movement in this piece. Also that starry sky is just awesome...

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      Thank you so much! Hopefully the stars are nice, but don't detract from the fire or characters. A sky devoid of light pollution is REALLY stunning in real life, can can easily outshine just about anything underneath it's canopy.

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        My eye is actually drawn to the warmer colors and follows the path of the fire, and I don't personally think it takes away from the characters at all, instead it just adds to the whole atmosphere. I'm a big star and space fanatic, which is probably why I noticed it as much a I did.

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    FIRE DANCING holy ass this is AWESOME. As a fellow fire kinda person this is just super damn cool. I wish I could commish you sometime for one of my fiery characters now!

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      I ADORE painting fire lit scenes, so you and me both! XD There are more fiery scenes to come from other commissioners too though, so hopefully you can get your fill then as well. =3

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        Hopefully they can sate me until I can find the funds to commission you myself!

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    Fffff can't wait until I have the money to pay you to do mine >.<

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      I can't wait to paint it too, eeee! <3

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        eeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! <3 <3 <3 X3 *kicks debt in the face* HURRY UP AND DIE SO I CAN THROW MY MONEY AT NYMSKI

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    I do love this piece Eski - just lovely work. Esp with the lighting and the lovely fire!

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      Thank you so much! Fire lighting is so much fun, I'm addicted now.

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        lol it is both fun and challenging, I enjoy it!

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    Fantastic drawing <3

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      Why thank you! =D

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    This totally looks like it should be a MTG card.