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Ravage of the Blight | Dragon Age by Urbanator Ravage of the Blight | Dragon Age by Urbanator
Wow, this took a long time to do! Admittedly, building scenebuilds usually does take a lot more effort.
Having played Dragon Age: Origins for the first time recently, I just had to make a scene with those ruthless Darkspawn.

I wanted to portary this scene not so much as a battle, but a slaughter, with the
settlement in flames and the few defenders left being completely overrun by the horde.

Posed in GMod, edited via Photoshop.
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Given 2012-09-16
Well done, you deserve regonition.
if you want my opinion, the disciples are the best type of darkspawn to admire, as in terms of the player vision, they have way more details in their design(like chainmail and pieces of soft clothing strapeds to the fonded metal plates of the armor), facial expression and they are overall more menacing looking because of the more worked out design, now as in inside the lore and narrative, they are sentient darkspawn, with fully developed speech capability(the speech itself its raw and flawed but that just ad the realism of creatures that just came to regain consiousness in a small time), capable of choice and free will, they feel, some of them even choose when they should kill or spare, to decide to go to war with the rest of thedas or to look for an end to the bloodshed

i know that the purpuse of that beautifull work it's to show how fucking awesome and brutal are the darkspawn raids, but i couldn't help but to notice the diciple giving orders tho the horde, very good work indead
Urbanator Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In all honesty, I would have used the regular Hurlocks instead of the
Disciples but I did not have the resources at the time when I was
making the image (I do now though :V). I would have still had at least
one Disciple acting as a leader unit, unlike here were I just had to
spam loads of them.

Thanks though! :D
now that you mention, your drawn was based off the darkspawn raids at the time of urthemiel's blight, so your right, having the hurlocks would make more sense HEHEHEHEHEHE
and you welcome, you deserve all praises for this work
TheLonelySeeker Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very powerful and realistic, it gives you the right feeling of what an attack of a darkspawn horde should be, a sensation you don't easily get while ingame :wow:
Urbanator Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks muchly! :D

Agreed, you never got to see a proper horde of the
creatures ingame. I need to do more Dragon Age images
later. Very fun!
Wow, this is amazing! Really well done!
Urbanator Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Really appreciated! :D
ekocentric Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is utterly AMAZING!
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