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Encounter with a god by DamaiMikaz Encounter with a god by DamaiMikaz

Up until then, it has only been a rumor. A very persistent rumor, that was. But nobody had ever encountered Anima in person and lived long enough to tell the story. The ones that did survive, only saw the blazing light of his surrounding energy from a distance. And even that was enough to leave them traumatized for life.

Nobody know exactly was it was that Anima did to those people. He killed some of them, that was for sure. And he killed many, as he made many enemy's over time. But as he continued slaughtering every single soldier that went after hem, the army generals eventually gave up. And only the scientists were left, chasing this 'illusion'. Because that was what the government deemed him to be: nothing more than an illusion. Something like a mass hysteria that made more and more people go completely mad over time.

Those scientists knew better, however. Aiden's crew has been chasing this being for months already, but without any clear results. Although the creature didn't seem to respond so aggressively to the scientists as it did to the army, it was still highly dangerous. Even many scientists had already been fallen victim to his monstrous powers, and Kiriil knew that he had to be careful.

His fellow scientist didn't want to go with him, when he suggested following this creature all the way to the abandoned Neorasa headquarters. They thought it was foolish of him to go, and maybe they were right. He was all alone now. The energy measurement equipment, he brought with him, started to show more disturbing values as he progressed walking towards the building. Which was weird, because he couldn't see a thing yet. Was the equipment lying? It was terribly dark outside. As if a storm was coming. A weird storm. And Kiriil certainly wasn't feeling that well.

As he approached the old building, it suddenly came to him. As if he instinctively knew what was coming, he looked up to the towers. He held his breath. Anima! Was it real?
Before he could realize what was happening, the creature noticed him, turned his head and looked at him. All of a sudden the place was surrounded with blue energy and the energy pressure went up like crazy. Kiriil knew that it was better to run, but for some reason he couldn't avert his eyes. Anima didn't seem to be angry, nor did he seem to be smiling. His blazing eyes didn't display any emotion at all. As if he wasn't human.

Kiriil couldn't stop looking. The dark sky tore open and a portal to what seemed to be another world appeared. A reflection of what the old headquarters seemed to be, years ago. The energy measurement equipment went out with a sudden beep, the level of energy being too high to even measure. Kiriil looked at it with fear, but knowing that it was already too late to run. His lifeless body was found by his co-workers the next morning. Although he bleed through both eyes, nose and ears, he was found with a mysterious smile on his face. He had seen something nobody else had seen yet.

Edit: Tweaked the colors a bit so the artwork could be seen at dark monitors as well.

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I love this piece. It gives off this ominous emotion.
One thing that I have noticed with blue light, especially, is that you can see the glow from quiet a distance. What I would have done is put gentle blue reflections along the architecture, which will not only heighten the power of the character; it will also put in the detail of the surroundings.
I always try to promote the art and also let you have your own style. This piece is very nice and the colors compliment each other and your eye is drawn to every corner of the page which is hard to find.
Just a thought :)
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This is a very striking piece of work.
The architecture on the castle(?) is very detailed and intricate, yet doesn't take away any attention to your character.
I like the use of blue in the object surrounding the character and the slight blue aura surrounding him.
I feel that the light from and around the character could be a little more vibrant and eye catching though, simply to make him stand out more.
The simplistic sky contrasts well with the dark, almost silhouetted, building which i find very effective.
The perspective of the character is perfect and i like the angle that everything is on, it adds to the mysterious effect of the whole thing.
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RaeCabaret Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Do all of these short stories compile into a comic, maybe?? :D 
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope. They're actually part of a huge ass novel I'm writing XD
RaeCabaret Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Whaaat! Sick! Your dedication inspires me! I've been trying to do the same thing but I keep hitting lazy walls~! I'm anticipating the novel :) 
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, you certainly need to think out things first :)
RaspberryTickle Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student General Artist
That cathedral....sooo beautiful! Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] 

Parrington Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh wow. Awseome scenery. Gothic and beautiful.
turkguler Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
so good!
The-Earl-of-Zerces Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Anima? I just had him over for dinner last week! Lovely fellow. :3
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think anyone would enjoy a meal with him. But okay.... XD
The-Earl-of-Zerces Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Oh but he was such a nice young man! He tried to kill me, but I sliced his liver out. Then we had a lovely meal together. He might've struggled once or twice, but I sorted him out (violently) because when you are in my house you will obey my rules. Tee-hee. :3
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