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Acrylic paint, 60x80 centimeters.

The picture talks, no more description needed. :)
His wear is not really what I wanted to use first, but blood makes better contrast on a pale skin than on a red and black armour.

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Angel-Tyler Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Professional Writer
Kain! :O :omg:
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Messokori Featured By Owner Edited Nov 3, 2014
bahahaha I just spent 20 minutes deciphering the Nosgoth Blood Script on the blade into Crystal Dynamics.


I only noticed because I'm in the process of making the reaver out of wood and I intend to include my own inscriptions in the blade as a contest. This won't be for... quite some time. 
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
Guess it's easier then to find out the tattoo ;) 

I think the futhark runes are noticable, just not everyone bothering with reading it. 

The reaver looks rather like a decoration than an useable sword anyways, guess it can look nice in wood. 
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mark45xxx Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
well done
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you:) 
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mark45xxx Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
you're very welcome
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Daniel-AV666 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do the Futhark runes on the Reaver's blade have any meaning, or do they just look awesome?
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Yes, they do have a meaning, making sense about Kain's murdering :) 
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Daniel-AV666 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Neat. May I inquire as to their meaning? Alas, I'm not versed in Futhark.
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
It means Crystal Dynamics, also used the reaver sword instead of a straight blade to make a clear reference to the soul reaver title :) 
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Daniel-AV666 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah I see, a pretty clever reference indeed. Plus it could also imply Kain's soul being torn from his body by the Soul Reaver, which is what happened with the later iterations of the series.
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
I think both Kain's body and soul was destroyed by the Soul Reaver (the game) there's that green wizard critter wearing the Kain name but not it's body, neither it's person has the slightest resemblence to Kain. 
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liolio2k Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't approve of this but the painting's pretty awesome! :) Soul Reaver FTW :P
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
Opinions can differ, Soul Reaver is rather WTF since first playing. ;)
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LoKIMOOn1000 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Oh, ha, ha, I see what you wrote there. ;)   And the Silicon Knights tattoo is a nice touch.
Such a shame Dicknamics replaced Kain with Shrek's mutated brother in order to make Gary Stu... er, Raziel look better. Marketing to the lowest common denominator. :puke:
But at any rate, the detail you put into this is amazing. 60x80 is a fairly large canvas size ( yes, i used a measurement converter :XD: ), do you find it easier or more difficult to paint on something large?
I must admit, looking at the thumbnail, i thought Kain was napping. Maybe he fell asleep playing one of Crystal's games. :laughing:
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Watched South Park's Indy Jones episode (that one with the literal character raping) and found the situation terribly fitting to Kain too, but chosen the character butchering term instead of the rape :) 
Originally planned to use the iron armour as a clear reference to Silicon Knights but blood wouldn't have looked effective on it, but the tattoo was perfect for the same purpose. 
I wish Shifter stayed Shifter and wasn't slapped onto Legacy of Kain as soul reaver. Maybe it was only the Legacy title Dicknamics wanted so hard as once they put their hands on it their first thing was to alter it beyond recognition and merge with an entirely different game. Sure a lot of people like what they did as no teen girls can resist the martyric lil' zombie's story, but Dicknamics butchered a great character for that and fluffed up a wicked world for the better selling. 

Yes, 60x80 is big but far more comfortable to work on it than small sheets. Bigger canvas assumes more work, but it's way easier to work out the details and blend together the colours than sucking with the same on a small sheet and too tiny brushes. 
Hehe best way of napping with a sword sticking out of your chest :laughing: But can imagine him falling asleep on one of the long moanings of razgol or the wizardly yapping of the green orc, or he'd rather commit suicide seeing what was made of his Legacy ;) 
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
amazing work!:D who kill him?? could it be fake kain? :D

only thing i wanna critique about its his goldden knee guard.
its too gold. the reflection doesnt do that. :P
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
The soul reaver and it's developers are Kain's murderers. :) 

I had no reference for metal in that environment so just reduced the shadows on the leg to 3 for a contrasted look and gave it the logic colours. 
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh u dont really need reference. just dont make the gold so reflective. till the point it looks fake.
do something like this. its much more realistic.:D   ukitakumuki.deviantart.com/art…
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
So it's just the shinyness you find bothering. :) That was intentional from my part to paint shiny greaves, didn't cared if it's gold or bronze or chrome. Thank you, but I chosen the traditional source www.crimsontear.com/apr/Catego… :)
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
but thas so early 90's. ;P
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
I'm rather preferring the classic fantasy art of Boris Vallejo or Frank Frazetta than today's WoW-style shiny digital fancy stuff. Maybe it's just me but the mainstream "top dog art" is too commerce than artistic. 
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha alrighty then.:D
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Anubuis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
awesome work once again, alot of detail went into this one. :clap:
great work on the soul reaver, the extra ridgess on the skull and the symbols verticly alined with the blade go really well.
ya i was going to say it but just seen some one else commented on the skin, wow really i dont know how you do it.
if i was to say on bad thin about this image and personaly i dont think its bad at all but if i was to be really critical well the hair is just a little off and by that i mean its perfectly even on the floor,not one hair out of place,it might have looked more dramatic if some of his hair was covering his face or just had a bit more chaos to it but in saying that the painting is just fab really and you do ssssuuuccchhh cool backgounds,alot of people (me included) dont bother to much with the anything else but the main eye chatcher but you make every mm of the canvis come to life.
again great job :headbang: :clap:
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :) 
Yes, it's a big paint board and allowed a lot of details when working in big scale. 
Didn't wanted to make the skull on the reaver look polished and shiny so drawn some ridges to the bone, also that made it look uglier. Originally I planned to paint a straight bladed sword because of the runes on it, but in the end the soul reaver carried a second meaning not just the name of the sword so it's expressing better what I wanted to say with this picture ;) 
Painting white skin has a trickie, do not use plain white paint, but work with colours, it'll look white in it's environment. Okays, I goet your point about the hair, but personally preferred it neat on his head and the rest spreaded around him. 
Hehe thank you for the comment on the background, to me it must have the same quality as the foreground, can paint a perfect character, the whole scene would felt off or crappy if the background was made with less care.
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Demon-of-Monde Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
nice, very very good!!!!
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :) 
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VampireHaven Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
lol Silicon Knights tattoo XD
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FromtheGalaxy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Maybe he's just resting
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Haha an ordinary afternoon nap :XD: 
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sangwiss16 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
yeah... that sad but true alas...  amazing work !!  :)
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Yes, changing owners not always do good to a game character. I'm glad you like the work :) 
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BMSO Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OUCH!!!
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midnight21 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heh my first thought is: maybe raziel finally got his revenge and by this action, the pillars were restored and raziel got his body back...

heh. very disney way of thinking, isn't it.

wonderful drawing, as always. love the blood and realism you've put into this ^_^
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Haha yes, it is, no chances for that to happen. :XD:  Within the Legacy of Kain title my support always goes to the Blood Omen games. 
I'm glad you like the painting, I rather use big scale sheets lately for painting, that allows working out more details. 
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Khalma Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nice job *-*
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you :) 
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Khalma Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome. ;)
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LxiArt Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So good.
The colors, the background .. You're rocking that.
Also, very emotional in its own way. Almostakes me pity Kain - which is something coming from me.
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like :) 
Yes, though Kain is that character who doesn't wants to be sorried the way he got thrown to the first place of the most badly treated characters chart since he got out of the hands of his original creators still makes one feeling sorry for him.
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LxiArt Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Is it really that bad? Are you thinking about Soul Reaver 2 and Defiance?
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
In my opinion it is. Even if a lot of people love that green creature he got replaced with. 
Yes, I'm thinking exactly of those titles plus SR1. 
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LxiArt Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah, so you're more into the sexy, mysterious white kinda Kain? ;)
I get'ya. He's just all the more fun.

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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
Yes, when I say Kain I mean the white skinned warrior guy only, no green monsturds included :) 
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LxiArt Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hahaha... I get you. He's much more appealing as a "clean" vampire so to say :b
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
He's much more appealing as personality, Kain is the badass warrior type while the greenie-green imposturd is just an emo philosopher. 
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Verolise Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art form is beautiful
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like :) 
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SwackAttack Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student Filmographer
So what do you think of the new "Nosgoth" multiplayer game that they are releasing for windows. 
At least we now know that they making something. I suppose anything in better than nothing. 
Yoda 
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
I won't play it, that's sure. If they'd ever made a proper Legacy of Kain (I mean a game with Kain, the original character in the main role in that way he supposed to be) I'd go for it, but see no chances for that to happen, especially as Silicon Knights is gone (or almost gone) and lost ownership over Blood Omen. 
As for the multiplayer in particular, I find it the siebling to Lara Croft: Guardian of light (another "gem" I facepalmed at) 100% fanservice, the wet dream of roleplayers and those type of fans with "OC"-s. I have no interest in games released under a popular character name or title without any linking to the original. 
Haha nice greenie-green Yoda emoticon :D
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