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Pledge of the Fallen

"Offerings to Wardens old,
We pledge these virgin souls.
That you may take them 'neath the waves,
To kingdoms, deep and cold."

- Norric pledge.


New personal painting for a project I'm developing - having so much fun creating this world :) Hope you all like it.

Wizard Quest - Update

I spent an hour tweaking an old painting which I always quite liked in spite of it's technical issues.

Returning to something you were proud of and evaluating it with the benefit of experience is super helpful and good for the soul; seeing how far you've come both in terms of technical ability and thought process/planning is weirdly inspiring :) Definitely recommend doing this every now and then.


It's been a while since I've been super active here; working in games and freelancing on the side is pretty intense and devours most of your time. I am happy to report, however, that I have now made the jump to working freelance fulltime :) Honestly enjoying this so much, finally having time to work on my own projects as well as choosing my client work is the best feeling ever.

On that, I released the first painting in a new series the other day - you may have seen her:

Ariss the Eternal by abigbat

Ariss is just one of the Eternal Dragons I am working on for a project I'm developing, and the next one is due in a few weeks (I'm taking my time and getting them right). I really hope you like these, I'm super excited to be creating a world just for myself for a change; my decade of directing visuals for videogames was genuinely fantastic and I learned so much, but finally working for myself is really fulfilling.

Anyway, HI, good to be back, I hope you are well. Let me know what you're up to!

Some links:

Personal website:
Twitter: abigbat 
  • Listening to: Mew
  • Reading: Assassin's Apprentice
  • Watching: The Walking Dead
  • Playing: Guild Wars 2
  • Eating: Pizza probably
  • Drinking: Wine probably


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Paul Scott Canavan
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Senior Concept Artist & Illustrator. Drummer, Dark Souls enthusiast.

Featured in Spectrum, 30 Under 30, won a BAFTA. Fond of birds.


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LeeshaHannigan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
abigbat Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
LeeshaHannigan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
abigbat Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hello, I'm commenting to tell/ask you something. Months ago I was trying to find an avatar image for an account I have on a fanfiction site. I looked for nighttime images since I love how things look at night, and I found one on a site I no longer remember anything about. I decided to look for it again today just in case there might be any sort of problem with my use of it, and I also was curious. I found it again, and discovered it here on DeviantArt, your Moors at Night picture. I'm asking, as I did with the other two artists here that I used images from, do you mind me using that picture, since I'll gladly take it down if you do, though I think the picture is beautiful and I really do like to have a good picture instead of just a placeholder.
cruzobie Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Love your gallery man! much inspiration in all these pieces! 
sabrina20000 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your artwork is gorgeous! It's always so beautiful to look at, and takes my breath away! :D
ColorBeyond Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dig your freebie video, looking forward to watching your future works
kimsokol Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I actually found your work through Gumroad; great work, great tutorials, your brushwork and colours are a huge inspiration!
SpeedBear Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Student
Love you gumroad stuff! Keep it up!
NitelyHallow Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did not know you had a D.A. Account, just added you to the watch. Nice owl btw lol
JonEastwood Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Your gallery is way too good, man!
ShowMeTheCarFacts Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, I just wanted to let you know that I completely adore your work and it has inspired me to get out of a three week art slump, thank you so much for sharing it here so we could all see it, a wonderful gallery showing the kind of great concept work I hope to do myself one day. Many pardons for spam faving most of your gallery as well. Work from you and others like you is what makes my days full of hope and color.
Best regards - Aquatics
abigbat Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey I'm so glad! Any time you get into a slump just focus on studies - portraits, landscapes or better yet master studies! Just studying someone's work and trying to replicate their strokes can teach you a ton and provide loads of inspiration :)
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