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Guardian of Death
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Acrylic paint, 50x70 centimeters
Mortanius, the necromancer, member of the Circle of the Nine. 



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IMAGE DETAILS
Make
FUJIFILM
Model
FinePix S4700
Shutter Speed
1 second
Aperture
F/3.1
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Aug 22, 2014, 4:58:55 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Sensor Size
0mm
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TheTrueMorgul's avatar
TheTrueMorgul|Professional Artist
awesome art!
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Skullgrin-140|Professional General Artist
Very nice illustration of Mortanius, plus the redesign looks really creative. 
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KainTheVampireLord's avatar
KainTheVampireLord| Traditional Artist
Thank you. That's one of the good things about old games and their low polygon characters that it's left to the imagination to readapt them into a realistic scene. 
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BeyondTheNytemare|Hobbyist General Artist
Both a puppet and a force of his own, I like the concept of this piece very much, Mortaniius looks dark yet serene.
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Arthur-Ramsey| General Artist
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KainTheVampireLord's avatar
KainTheVampireLord| Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :) 
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LoKIMOOn1000's avatar
Wow, a really great interpretation of Mortanius! :D I like how his expression is both calm and stern, I really like it.
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Tsukura-Chronicles|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it! 
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KainTheVampireLord| Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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LittleEiko87|Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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KainTheVampireLord| Traditional Artist
Thank you :) 
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LittleEiko87|Hobbyist General Artist
I love all your art! And I love Kain too :P
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BeyondTheNytemare|Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm true that Mortanius used Kain as a puppet but for all the right reasons, he saw the error that had been made, just a shame that realisation was in defiance and not in the original blood omen
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KainTheVampireLord| Traditional Artist
Defiance was overblown by sentimentalism and pathos so not a loss Blood Omen didn't made Kain the righteous goodguy with that scion of balance thing.
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85NERO|Hobbyist Artist
wow amazing cool perfect i love the LOK series your pic so beautiful and evilDeviantArt :) (Smile) :D (Big Grin) +fav deviantART I think I've fainted. Heart I think I've fainted. Love La la la la Clap Hi! Boing! Boing! 
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KainTheVampireLord| Traditional Artist
Thank you. An evil world needs an evil interpretation :) 
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I almost wonder if the original Mortanius design even had a shirt. He's so thin and looks so gross, I think those were his ribs and muscles sticking out.

What you did here looks good. I wish I could go into more detail, but I'm having trouble phrasing it.

Are rib cages difficult to make?
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KainTheVampireLord| Traditional Artist
I was thinking of that too, the original sketch looked like a zombie, the CGI character's ribs on the other hand were too large to be his own but that's the good in scarce visual reference, it's up to me how to imagine it. I was thinking of something similar stoff to the bone armour. Kain's wear also needed several change, the low polygon CGI model's stuff doesn't works on a realistic proportioned body.

Nope, just pick the right person and boil the flesh and tissue off the bones ;)

Actually the ribcages weren't difficult, didn't counted if it actually has the anatomy correct number of bones, just meant it to be a mages' wear. 
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WolfsbaneWolfen's avatar
Love the LOK series. A shame Dead Sun got cancelled. 
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KainTheVampireLord| Traditional Artist
I love the Blood Omens too but to be honest as the other line kept disappointing I stopped following the series.
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WolfsbaneWolfen's avatar
They all followed each other. The thing that males it so is the story line. The time line within the LOK series kept changing and can sometimes get so confusing. It was like Inception over and over again.
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KainTheVampireLord| Traditional Artist
Was one of the Soul Reavers your first game? 
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vLine-Designs|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such breathtaking image! Mortanius's armor is so badass :D
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KainTheVampireLord| Traditional Artist
Thank you. I've got only the concept sketch and the 1996's CGI as visual references which weren't too much, it took some creativity to adapt the characters to a realistic scene. :) 
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