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Blood Omen
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Published: November 8, 2015
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Blood Omen- That Legacy of Kain ;)
Watercolour, 50x70 centimeters.


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IMAGE DETAILS
Make
FUJIFILM
Model
FinePix S4700
Shutter Speed
1/315 second
Aperture
F/3.1
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Nov 8, 2015, 12:31:20 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Sensor Size
0mm
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Comments (66)
sagaratutuji's avatar
sagaratutuji|Student Traditional Artist
cool☆
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LauraPanico1987's avatar
LauraPanico1987|Professional Traditional Artist
povero raziel :(
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KainTheVampireLord's avatar
KainTheVampireLord| Traditional Artist
Yup Bored 
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roundtower| Traditional Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº5 o Destacados nº 5" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo!. 

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* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 5. (Best works of the group). 
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!. 
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Evo-ker| Digital Artist
Dual-blade sword from BO2? Lol, course of history is really changed ;) (Wink) 
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KainTheVampireLord| Traditional Artist
Why not if he can even kill Mr Greeno and Raziel with it ;)
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Luna1292's avatar
Luna1292|Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to see that someone else has a love of the way Kain is really supposed to be. Not that green imposters!!
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KainTheVampireLord| Traditional Artist
Yup, not everyone likes the Legacy of Raziel turn of this franchishe. That green orc should rather pass as Yoda's double in any Star Wars movie than claiming the slightest relation to the original Kain character. 
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BeyondTheNytemare|Hobbyist General Artist
This should've been the cover of Blood Omen, it speaks volumes, and is very blood soaked and dark :D
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Grace-Zed|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow This is amazing! The painting looks like some kind of a poster. You did a great job on this! :thumbsup: 
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KainTheVampireLord's avatar
KainTheVampireLord| Traditional Artist
Thank you! I used the original game box cover for inspiration, I found it the most suitable backdrop to the main character. 
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OstinLein|Professional Digital Artist
Raziel noooooo! XD But art is gorgeous!!!
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KainTheVampireLord| Traditional Artist
Raziel deserved it. 
And also Kain deserved some justice ;) 
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OstinLein|Professional Digital Artist
Cry run 
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Luna-Fantasma|Hobbyist General Artist
Your art got me speechless :love: great style!
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KainTheVampireLord| Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it :) 
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I guess you don't like Soul Reaver series :p
This is an awesome pic, you should have spent much time to do this...
It's impressive :) I like your style a lot :D
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KainTheVampireLord| Traditional Artist
Can't deny that ;)
Thank you, actually I didn't spent as much time with this as with an acrylic work, surprisingly watercolours is faster to work with. 
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DaemoniumNocturnal|Hobbyist General Artist
That is fucking amazing O_O the concept and execution is amazing. the amount of detail and great work on the shading and light effects is stunning. the whole piece looks very refined and painted with care. also love the blood dripping from the severed heads :D 

glad to see I am not the only one who isn't fond of Legacy of kain.. I recently decided that I wanted to try the series out. but I am really stubborn about playing games or movies in order of release so I started with the first Blood Omen. I really liked it, then I tried Soul reaver knowing that it would be a different game but hey everyone says it's good so let's go for it.... eh I didn't manage to finish it :no:
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KainTheVampireLord| Traditional Artist
Thank you for your comment. I like to put as many details as possible even into watercolour works. 

It's great, rare to meet someone who agrees and not raging aboout my dislike to the Soul Reaver side. I belong to those who played the Blood Omen games first so playing any of the Soul Reaver games was a painful experience of disappointment. Those games were different by all means as they even started as an entirely different franchishe with different story and characters and got the Legacy of Kain title slapped onto in the end. It doesn't carries the essence of the original Nosgoth universe, I remember I checked the game's box if I really really bought a Legacy of Kain game as the game itself had not a single connection to the Blood Omen side. Not to mention the Kain character I had my hopes in to turn up and save this game, it only crowned the disappointment when I realized in the middle of the game that green critter meant to be him. 
I think the only reason the Soul Reaver overshadowed Blood Omen is it worked with the old goodguy vs badguy stereotype setting and it's gameplay shamelessly copied the classic Tomb Raider  which was the most successful title by the late '90-s. 
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DaemoniumNocturnal|Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :) ah I can see that you put a lot of effort into your work; they look really polished and realistic and smooth :wow:

yeah it's rare, kinda weird that people take your dislike for the games so heavily O.o
indeed they are really different. I was willing to accept it as it's own game separate from the others but I have to be honest even as a stand alone it wasn't really worth it to me(going on a bit of a rant here): the areas where boring, (i know it was meant to be an empty destroyed world but you could still make that interesting and atmospheric but it didn't work ) I disliked the soundtrack except for the intro cinematic track. I don't know if this is only the case with the pc version but the controls where too sensitive and it made platforming a chore. the camera angles they used eventually made me feel nauseous that I stopped playing. the game feels really "empty" and underwhelming. it was frustrating to play. I eventually only played to see how Kain was doing and it was kinda weird seeing him in that form. like, he didn't look anything like kain, yet his voice was coming out of him :'D I know that lore wise the vampires eventually start to change in appearance but they could have done a much better job then this :XD: I really tried giving it a chance but all those problems showed up so after like 4 hours I stopped playing.
I can't help to compare it with the first installment..blood omen was much more playable and had way more interesting characters and areas to explore with great atmosphere and voice acting. the dialogue was awesome, I think that the soul reaver games go waaayy too over the top with the long words that it started sounding unauthentic and forced. (i decided to look up the story of the other soul reaver games cause I was unwilling to play them)

euh I'll be quiet now I started rambling a little :'D
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KainTheVampireLord| Traditional Artist
There are those kind of fans who take it too seriously when their favourite isn't liked equally by someone else. (but their rage is entertaining in a weird kind of way ;)
I really tried to accept the Soul Reavers and the change their presence brought to the franchishe, but in the end, who was I trying to lie, it was pleasant to say hey, I don't like this, that's not Kain's Legacy, instead of keep pretending. 
SR1 was really terribly boring with those oversized areas and the enemies you couldn't kill without something pointy edge tool. Both SR games were a carbon copy of Tomb Raider, especially SR2 that cloned the locations and puzzles too. You're right, the whole thing is lacking the wicked atmosphere the Blood Omens had, while BO's characters weren't good or evil but all of them were selfish and cared not with higher causes and other cliches, Kain himself was also a cynicidal sadistic guy, then the Soul Reavers brought the title to the cliche fest of angelic righteous vampires vs the dumbass humas and hylden where the vampires are the competent keepers of the world's balance and of course our new main hero is the victim of circumstances kind of person who keep endlessly pitying himself. 
Vampires didn't changed with time, it was just Crystal's excuse to fill the gap between the original Kain character and their own green critter. Greeno not only didn't looked like Kain, it hadn't a single personality or trait that'd had the slightest reminiscence to Kain. Like Conan has not a slight similarity to Yoda. 
The other thing about the SR dialogues they were full of pathos and grand stuff like a theatrical play that tries too hard to look epic. I found Kain's black humour and cynicidal comments on everything around him in Blood Omen far more memorable. 
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Wooow, nice work! And with watercolors too? Yep, you're definitely a wizard! And I see Kain's got himself some trophies there.;)
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KainTheVampireLord| Traditional Artist
Thank you! Watercolours' technique is right the opposite of the acrylic paint but I like it so far. 
Yup, Kain always kills his butcherers ;) 
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