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The guardian of the necropolis by DavidGaillet The guardian of the necropolis by DavidGaillet
Digital painting with photoshop
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:iconhyresmorrigan:
HyresMorrigan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this one too...
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:iconsilentdreamification:
I love the way the colours all come together and the level of detail is astonishing! 
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:iconxocowilde:
XocoWilde Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015   Digital Artist
wow, all the details are great
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:iconnerdy-viking:
Nerdy-Viking Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What Futhark rune alphabet did you use?
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:iconegnigmatic-prince:
Egnigmatic-Prince Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Awesome!!
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:iconsecretoflurkmore:
secretoflurkmore Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So...this happened.



Honestly though I love this, the whole concept, the detail, everything comes together magnificently.
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:iconexitera:
exitera Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a giant guardian!!!
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:iconjezycarole:
JezyCarole Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work :love:
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:iconflow-hamen:
flow-hamen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Magnifique!
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DRS2406 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
I´m impressed how in the whole comment section for this,the name "Skyrim" isn´t mentioned a single time.Except now by me,of course. As it seems that you have a quite strong affinity to mythology and especially the nordic mythology,I´m really curious if the big guy depicts an actual god/semigod from there..since I thought Hel would be the one responsible for the underworld,I assume this guardian is the one to take the honorable dead and put them to sleep until the final of days when the Ragnarök begins..those "vikings" not appearing all to fantasy to me as little as the casket,I wonder if you could tell who that sad old man is.
Please Monsieur Gaillet,I know you from time to time read comments and SOMETIMES even answer them...will you do me the favor?
Although an explanation of course would in no way be necessary to keep the fascination of this work up.
As I just took my breath to ask why none of your artwork´s available as a print -as far as I´ve seen it- I´ll rather ask a different question: I s all the artwork we see in your gallery comissioned/professional work or are there some personal works amongst it?
Just wondering...
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:iconmagicofthetiger:
MagicOfTheTiger Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
sTUNNING!
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:iconedgarlee:
edgarlee Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
awesome :D
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:iconkeren-or:
keren-or Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god, that's fantastic!
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:icontanit-isis-stock:
tanit-isis-stock Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
eeeeeeeeepiiiiiiiiiiic wooooooooork!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
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:iconragnarok6664:
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awe inspiring indeed :)
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:iconx-renovator:
X-Renovator Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Скажи сколько времени ушло на создание этого. Великолепно
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:iconartemis-misetra:
Artemis-Misetra Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Wow. This is simply breath-taking. I would love to know the story behind what's going on, here.

Does this have something to do with the death of Baldar? It sort of reminds me of it, what with the very bright figure lying on the coffin and all.
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:iconvenom-v13:
Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Reminds me of Zeus, really nice work!
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:iconadrianabitesyou:
AdrianaBitesYou Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
impressive!
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:iconpeter-the-knotter:
Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
this is your second best piece in this gallery so far... so, good! P.
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:icondok-alexa:
Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible. Beautiful beyond words.

Love the body language of the "Guardian" here (and the fact that you chose to make him a guardian and not a keeper). He seems to be coming out of a place where he has been working previously or.. well, the imagination can carry one in many directions with this... but, I digress.

I'm especially adoring the details within this piece; conceptual and technical.
Wonderful inclusion of various forms of the futhark alphabet, as well. It really lends a nice breadth to his tattooing.
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:iconratula:
Ratula Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Artist
thats awesome. you did a great job on it
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:iconknightofspades:
KnightofSpades Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Nice fantasy vikings, the runes looks cool and the setting is great. Awesome painting!
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:icontraviswadegarden:
traviswadegarden Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Coooooooooooooooooooooooool.
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:iconvaldemarion:
Valdemarion Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Awesome.
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:iconjedgraph:
jedgraph Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Superb! Well done :)
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:iconrenee-puppit:
renee-puppit Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Holy good god...it's wonderfull :D
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:iconblcksheep:
blcksheep Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's pretty amazing!
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:iconbonka-chan:
Bonka-chan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is breathtaking and awe-inspiring.
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:iconlazytroll:
Lazytroll Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
the runes on his skin gives to the giant a very mystical effect that I like so much!!!
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:iconacenbeaky:
ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Also the tattoo artist for the Necropolis. He looks more sad than sinister. Lots of detail.
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JohnnyMalkavius Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
This is utterly amazing. I love the fact that the guardian isn't "chiseled" and so realistic! Such exquisite attention paid to detail here. I would love to add this to my print collection as soon as I am able to. Hope you consider turning in a printable version!
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:iconrabalyn:
rabalyn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... I cant even talk.. this is..... this.. its... I mean... oh
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:iconardonia:
Ardonia Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
I really love the procession
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:iconkindii:
Kindii Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The guardian's expression is heart breaking. =(

I really do love this, and all of your work! :happybounce:
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:iconmitia-arcturus:
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Dear DavidGaillet
Your Artwork is featured in
:iconart-portraits: ...and...:iconaction-portraits:
You are welcome!!! ...

Best regards...:heart:
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:icondazuma:
DAZUMA Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC. PERFECT. SUPERB.
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:iconmangatellers:
Mangatellers Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic art work. The guardian looks incredible and the ritual has a magic feeling. The scenery looks fantastic. Well done! :D
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:iconpshoudini:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012   Digital Artist
wow...this is awesome
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:iconblumilein:
blumilein Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012   Photographer
Fantastic work!! :love: :+fav:
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:icondashinvaine:
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
That is very, very impressive.
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:icono0magnus:
o0Magnus Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
superb work !
I like the ambiance
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:iconavulee:
Avulee Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If it has one, I would love to hear the story behind this beautiful drawing.. it looks so great, every littlelest detail! Wow..
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:icondavidgaillet:
DavidGaillet Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much !
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:iconavulee:
Avulee Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome every time:)
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:iconduttsydan:
duttsydan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Reminds me alot like god of war. I love the design of the guardian, especially the cryptic markings on his skin. nice work!
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