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Not Your regular goblins by Shockbolt Not Your regular goblins by Shockbolt
Fantasy image/illustration painted for an art challenge on ImagineFX.com, theme being "Goblins".

I gave myself time to create two concept sketches and decided to go for this one. I also had the need to reinvent goblins into something not as poison green skinned as they're so widely illustrated elsewhere.

The story behind this image? I have my version, and I'll leave it up to You to find Your own version :D

Painted over two days, several layers.
Photoshop and a wacom tablet used.

Do not use without permission.
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:iconshvity:
Shvity Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
wow!! its wonderfull!
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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MarkersInk Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
These goblins look awesome. I wish I could see more of their kind. Most of the time when I draw goblins they look like green monsters, but you've captured them them as humanoid little people sort of fey like. Also they bested a well armored dwarf, sneaky little devils.
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Just2Buttons Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
This is beyond freakishly awesome! I cracked up laughing! I'm a goblin lover so this is definately a concept I love :D

Just... wow LMFAO!
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nickalin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
cute
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:iconkathrynwhiteford:
KathrynWhiteford Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
They are so adorable...in a disturbing kind of way, lol. :giggle: Gorgeous composition too! :D
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe...my younger brother said they had the mafia look on their faces!
Thank You for commenting :D
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Caileagh-Faoileag Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Student Writer
Haha. This is so cute. I love that his tongue's sticking out. (The guy that just got clonked on the head). ^^
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:XD:
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Caileagh-Faoileag Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Student Writer
:)
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totallyunmotivated Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
:XD: This picture actually looks kinda cute :D
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:XD:
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HeavyD2 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
reminds me of the Xbox Live arcade title Castle Crashers
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'll have to check it out then :D
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KingGiantess Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: This one is cute--your style translated so well to this fun little image. ^^
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconthe-wandering-ranger:
The-Wandering-Ranger Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist
I love this, much better than your average goblins!
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah! :D
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Valedhelven Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
:wave: Hello, sweetie! :iconpeachplz:

I'm just letting you know that I've featured this awesome artwork in my journal this week: [link]

Thank you for creating one of my very favorite images here on dA!!! :deviation: If for any reason you would rather not be included in this journal entry, please let me know and I can remove your image… But I think you should know that I will cry if you do :tears:
:iconblush--plz: Otherwise, I look forward to seeing what else you create! :painter:
~Ellen :iconcookieteaseplz:
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You for the feature! :D
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
Fantastic work...
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconnavaunir:
Navaunir Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
Why the numbers on their hats? Is it their initiative roll in DnD? :D
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe...guess the numbers are there to help them keep track of eachother :D
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:iconnavaunir:
Navaunir Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
True, since goblins do look quite all the same.
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:iconmelladh:
melladh Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
Hehehe brilliant. Not exactly related but it does make me think of this
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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MrsGraves Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
Cool!
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconegilsterkr:
EgilSterkr Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
:D awesome! cool colors and characters!
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Deathwing980 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
Goblin 13: what happened to 1 3 4 5 8 9 10 11 and 12?

Goblin 2: they were eaten by the dragon in the forest remember...

Goblin 6: I just beat a dwarf! ^_^

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thats my little rendition of it lol, Excellent work on the lighting and color and I love how you put your own views onto the goblins instead of natural poison green skin.
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:XD:
Thanks for the fun comment!
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:icondrudicta:
Drudicta Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
Smart goblins? xD
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe...pesky goblins! :D
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:iconwolkenfels:
Wolkenfels Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
sweet... :D
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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City-of-Zeroes Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
Targetting.... Dwarf Cranium... firing in ...3...2...1... IMPACT!
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:XD:
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:iconwalkerofshadows:
WalkerofShadows Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great details, I love that you didn't go the traditional green skinned route.
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
That's more like the Games Workshop approach :XD:
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:iconamadarien:
amadarien Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hey there! Nice work, as I stated on the forum itself. Favorited. :)
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconkarithina:
Karithina Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
Haha I love it. They all have so much character xD

Good luck in the challenge!
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! My image "stole" the 2nd place in the challenge :D
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:iconkarithina:
Karithina Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh congratulations! xD

It certainly deserved it :D
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rainerpetterart Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
LOL!!!
very fun!!!
great work man!
XD
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hehe...thanks! :XD:
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:iconneccogt:
neccogt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
Nice! Cute and full of details. I love it! :+fav:
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You! :D
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