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Meduzarts: AION Asmodia by inetgrafx Meduzarts: AION Asmodia by inetgrafx
Hi there!

Finally, I'm happy to present you one of our last productions at Meduzarts ([link]).
The Project is called: AION - The Tower of Eternity ([link]) and is a massive multiplayer online role play game (MMORPG) by NCsoft ([link]). .
In conjunction with Ignited Minds ( we've created several illustrations for the gaming website and the publicity of the game.
I want to mention, due to the tight deadlines and the shear amount of work, we had a bunch of Artists at Meduzarts working in parallel to realize this piece in time and at the desired quality.
I'm trying my best here to credit everyone who was involved on this project, so it may also give viewers a better insight on the process of the image and the tasks that were to handle.
At the same time, I want to thank here everyone who participated in that great collaborative effort!

Creative Director / Art Director: Jessy Veilleux
- Art Direction: Meduzarts, Digital Matte Painting

Art Director: Garrett Jones
- Art Direction: Ignited Minds

CTO / CoFounder: Jonathan Brosseau
- Client Communication

Project Manager / VFX Producer: Nadia Salvaggio
- Client Communication, Scheduling, Project Management

Character Modelling:

Lead Modeler / Digital Sculptor: Steve Jubinville
- XSI, ZBrush Modelling of Aiva (primary main character), and secondary foreground / midground characters

Digital Artist / Digital Sculptor: Gabriel T. Beauvais
- XSI, ZBrush Modelling of Naga (secondary main character)

Character Rigging:

Technical Director: Sylvain Berger
- Setting up Maya Rig for Aiva (primary main character), file conversion

Digital Artist: Thomas Busque
- Midground / Background characters

Digital Artist: Ricardo Meixueiro
- Midground / Background characters

Digital Artist: Alexander Boucher
- Midground / Background characters

Character Posing / Placement:

Lead Modeler / Digital Sculptor: Steve Jubinville
- Aiva (primary main character)

Digital Artist: Julien Chabot
- secondary foreground / midground / background

Digital Artist: Stephan Brisson
- secondary foreground / midground / background

2D / 3D Texturing:

3D Texture Artist: Christian Menard
- Texturing of Aiva (primary main character) and Naga (secondary main character)
2D Department: Tania Davoli, Elise Frappier, Sebastien Dufour
- texturing of secondary foreground, midground and background characters

Lighting / Shading / Rendering:

Digital Artist: Alexander Tessier
- Shading, Lighting and Rendering of Aiva (primary main character)
Digital Artist: Luc Girard
- Foreground Environment / Aiva's Weapon
Digital Artist: Julien Chabot
- secondary main / midground / background environment and characters

Digital Matte Painting:

Creative Director / Art Director: Jessy Veilleux
- final color correction, final touch ups, final repainting of characters, fx

Concept Artist / Lead Matte Painter: Daniel Kvasznicza
- concept art, matte painting, final touch ups, final repainting of characters, fx

I was involved in most of the production tasks during the process, except for the 3d modeling and character rigging part.
My Main Focus was on the Matte Painting part of the background, midground and partially for the foreground that I shared with Jessy Veilleux.
My 2D Task also involved the painting of Aiva's wings, ears, make up and facial expression as well as the Naga's face.
Overall, Jessy Veilleux and me passed lots of time at the end to repaint most parts, to rid the "3d look" and to add a vast amount of details in a traditional 2d fashion.
Our final result as it's presented here has very few parts that actually expose the "real 3d" to maintain the style, quality and level of detail that we desired.

Some info to the piece itself:

The Original resolution is at 5500 x 3700 and is meant for printing. The whitish empty space on the right is the location for their text and logo.
We had to be sure to respect the framing of the clients text position, therefore we adjusted the composition to enforce that area.
The contrast between Black and White, represents the ongoing conflict between the Asmodians and Elyos.
Those are the two factions opposing eachother in that game. We've created another complimentary artwork to this one, which is not released yet.
I'm looking forward presenting this one as well as we have the publishing rights on the clients side!

In the meantime on Meduzarts: [link] and I-NetGraFX: [link] you can find the hi-res version and close ups from this shot,
as well as the wing illustrations, which I will post later at another time. Steve Jubinville also shows on his website 3d wireframes of our maincharacter: [link].

Used software packages:

Softimage XSI, Maya, ZBrush, Mudbox, Photoshop and of course my inhouse magic weapon PhotoshopFX ;-)

Comments and Critiques are very welcome!
Thanks a lot for watching ...

Update: :D
Thanks a lot for all your kind and constructive c&c's!!
About her issues with the high heels, you can trust me we fought over this subject several times at production.
Lots of design standpoints weren't on our side, so we didn't had absolute creative freedom ... just as a sidenote
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Given 2009-08-26
Meduzarts: AION Asmodia by *I-NetGraFX is a truly stunning piece of 3D artwork, with many elements and details brought together to make one harmonious whole. ( Suggested by kamizuki and Featured by joannastar )
This pic is excellent, but lacking a few things. For the amount of carnage there is no blood marring the snow and hardly any on her. She needs a good sprinkle/splash on her face and a lot more on her weapon, to represent the ferocity of the battle. What about carrion birds? Great looking armor. Love the look on her face. Esspecially love the hint of fishnets under her armor. It also appears to be snowing. Her being at the top of the hill, the wind would be whipping around her, ruffling her feathers, blowing her hair, etc. Very nicely done. Instant fav.
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Belle image ! Bon travail ! Félicitations !
Kotriuska Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. Looks like real. Love your work!Little Pixel Heart 
DavidGeorgePortero Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Outstanding work. That is all I can say. Add to favs :) Great stuff and a big thumbs up.
Kalyria Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Breathtaking! fantastic! Just wow!
skeletorsspade Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
xxxDesmodusxxx Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
I cannot say one negative thing. It's just on another level.
KnightofBlade Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
very good, thi is real art!!!!
alsasson Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
did you model all of these characters??? your composiitng is amazing!!
nikolai180393 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
That whole image is amazing. The armour looks great and that weapon.
Ahrrhd Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic work!
sv7who Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
India-Lee Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's so crazy realistic! :wow:
M0M00 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mythrane Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this looks so amazing :)
SilberCorgi Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
AION is so epic and much better then WOW! :D
dark-elysium Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
amazing work!
Artistic995 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Student Photographer
It's so beautiful!
ShuyinTheEnigmatic Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student Writer
claremanson Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
your wonderful art has been featured in my winter wonderland journal here [link]
setalio Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
what amazing work!
BigPapaWolf Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student General Artist
it is badasss! but ginstar is right, lacks blood
xzendor7 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011   Digital Artist
A Most Epic Creation - And She's Stunning.
You Teams Artistry Is Amazing.
ztianhei Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Woooooow~~~~Awesone work!!!
paulresso Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Great work :)
Xonr8 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
I Only Wish!!!!
NosferaTuZ Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Ischtan Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
This pic is awesome. Will it be available to buy in the future?
Acydlord3x Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
I concur with ginstar3. This is an amazing piece, but one other detail I have noticed is that it appears as if she is "floating" or standing "above" the snow. I think the effect will look a whole lot more convincing if you sink her down into the snow just a bit more. Otherwise, still a lovely piece! =)
Death-Soldier101 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Wow, this is epic beyond belief.
XaryenMaelstrom Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Love this picture. Always have. But I agree with the Critique by ginstar3 on the fact that the lack of blood makes it a bit ... I don't know.. umm.. blank. I mean there obviously was a HUGE battle there but no blood??!! Makes no sense other than the artist wanted to keep it either gore free or within certain color lines... But artistic lisense and all that. Other than the lack of actual battle gore it's Lovely! Fantastic even!
Zethrix Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yosoyelnumerocuatro Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
esta genial....
Aerin-Kayne Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Didn't know until now that the person (or people) who created this were on DA.
Image came out great and fits the game perfectly.

Now for all those (mostly Americans :/) who decided Aion was supposed to be WoW 2.0 rather than a PvP mmo for siege warfare games.... /sigh
dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I think it looks awesome.
J-Elusive Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Omg lol this has been my fav illustration every time i start up the game!!

Sweet :D!!

Keep it uppp
Venenatae Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
It's like a dream !!!
Angelx91 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ohh. wow now I know who did the amazing scene I'm seeing when entering or leaving the game :D
lycoris-vampire Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
a perfect asmodian and alsoe the intro for the game O.O that's really awsome!
juicyfish Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Student General Artist
Amazing art, your team did a fantastic job of creating something instantly recognizable.
BrJ-exe Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student Artist
simply amazing work ... :clap:
viciouscircle75 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
KaosAdventus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
Niiiiccce... I love the wings in Aion. They're so pretty...

I Love this pickiiie. ^ ^

And I love Aion and Guild Wars. ^ ^
ZanmatoSan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
Great work, for the asmodians pride :P

Btw the absense of blood in the picture i suppose it's only a question about censure, Aion is classified 12+ from PEGI, i doubt that could be a lack from the autor
Silver-sunset Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:faint: :+favlove:
El-Quanjugono Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
that game was way too lame to be graced by such fantastic artists

then again, yall probably got paid through the nose to make it so, you know, here's to fantastic art and not complaining

this picture is a thing of epic tails and fantastic imagination, when I first saw this in a magazine I literally gasped at just how awe inspiring in is. Everything about this piece is breath taking and it sticks with viewers for days after they've seen it.

Fantastic, all around
Skullok Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Oh... my.. god... Everything about this piece is absolutely fantastic. This thing borders on quality that was for the longest time only known to Blizzard's legendary cinematics. This team needs to stick together XD PLEASE lmao
Campestralx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this picture! <3 Haven't played the game yet, though.

The girl reminds me of Beyonce. :P
Parashiva Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Junedays Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
holy mother of
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