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By arvalis
I was lucky enough to be asked by Rooster Teeth to do an official illustration of their villain character from RWBY, the Nuckelavee. I thought their design would be a super fun opportunity to do a Frazetta homage to the Death Dealer as the creature takes a similar role in the series. You can check it out on shirts here They also hired an artist to airbrush it on the hood of a car, thats pretty neat. You can check out that video here.

Photoshop CC: 35 hours

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BlueF0xx-1's avatar

This thing was terrifying when I first saw it ;-; I actually had nightmares for daysssss xD

opeyuvadown's avatar

Would you be interested in having this piece featured in a Death Dealer Homage book? If so please let me know by shooting me a message. I love it and would love to include this in the collection.

JoseMiguelMcAllen's avatar

That looks pretty badass

JonathanRees's avatar

This thing is by far the best Grimm design the show has ever had.

The first time I watch the fight against the Knuckelavee I was honestly kinda creeped out just mainly because of the noises that the thing makes

This is impressive.

Sike,you thought, this is really impressive.

Kartoffelkamm's avatar
Same here.

I´m a fanfiction writer, so maybe I can give this bad boy some more screen time in the future. 
Actually, I totally will. Already did, in fact.
Well, not much, but it´s there.

Anyway, if you ever need something to read, just let me know, I´m always looking for more people to read my stuff and leave comments under it. :)
Foreman42's avatar
Halkras12's avatar
Has similiar with this art
FrankFrazetta-The-Death-Dealer-I-1973-463x700 by pedre1234
NitemareQueen's avatar
Where can I buy a print or poster of this?!!
inuyasharocks01862's avatar
You're the person who did the design!!!!!! OMG I bought the shirt asap. I thought one of the staff members did it, you must be so honnard to be asked to do a design that billions of fans will see and possably wear. what an honer. I aspire to have that honer.
CrawlerEnder934's avatar
... thank you Celtic and Norse mythology for bringing us THIS monstrosity...
PrimeMinistine's avatar
The Nuckelavee is my favorite Grimm design, hands-down, for just how terrifying and brutal it is. And your work has done it justice in every possible sense of the word.
SacredSpirit123's avatar
The mythological Nuckelavee is really twisted and darkly interesting, one of the most morbidly curious Faerie I've researched. This is a pretty great adaptation!
Thrawn523's avatar
Finally got a shirt with this incredible design on it. Absolutely amazing.
HanamiYumeno's avatar
Such a good looking design!
35 hours?!... Master, TEACH ME!
I love the colors of this, the atmosphere and the composition~
shikomekidomi's avatar
I like how you've recaptured the visible muscles of the mythological Nuckelavee, which were somewhat missing in the show.
N0b1eRebe1's avatar
Hold on a fucking minute, that's just Death Dealer.
arvalis's avatar
Yes, did you read the description?
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