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Vae Victus

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By KainTheVampireLord   |   
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50x70cm, tempera paint

My very first fantasy painting, and one of the last pieces I made with tempera.

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KakudanWorld's avatar
WOWWW you capture the character of Kain! It's my favorite one of your draw of Kain! Wonderfull to see Kain with his baneer during war ! ^^ Blood Omen II rules for sure
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KainTheVampireLordProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you. This was my first ever painting of the character (also my first fantasy painting) tried to capture him in a most fitting moment that could express a lot about his person :)
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And that's a masterpiece dear! So amazing render best Kain artist !
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^^ Because of this sentence, i'm studying Latin (and i'm quite bad indeed). When I'll finish my Latin learning, i'll proudly say (or shoot): VAE VICTIS!!
Well, I really love this version of Kain!
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KainTheVampireLordProfessional Traditional Artist
Latin can be useful for several jobs too :)
It's said that Kain's voice actor pronounced vae victus wrong, but doesn't matters, it sounded really cool as Kain's battle yell.
I'm glad you like this work, his character was awesome in Blood Omen 1-2, I'm painting him like that.
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^^ Yeah, the french voice actor also make a mistake, but like you sad, it's so cool as battle yell!!
I personally prefer this Kain's form. The first Legacy of Kain I played was Defiance and i was quite...shocked... He look like more a monster (personally thinking) than a vampire. That's why i love your art: you paint Kain like the vampire he is.
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Loved Kain's yelling and evil laugh, found that cool though he did nothing to deserve getting assassinated in such a cruel way, he never complained or sorried himself for a moment, he didn't liked being a vampire but truly enjoyed all the wickedness of his new life.
My first game was Blood Omen 2, I rarely pay much care to game characters, but there was something about Kain that made an impression. When I met the Raziel games I got deeply disappointed, bought them because of Kain but I didn't found any Kain in those games. Was shocking to realize that green thing took his place and name, that character has nothing in it I liked Kain for (both appearance and person). I found it rather resembling to Yoda than to Kain. Mr green didn't supposed to be Kain by the original concept, it was the antagonist of Silicon Knights' planned game Shifter, and had not the slightest relation to their other character Kain.
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:woohoo:
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KainTheVampireLordProfessional Traditional Artist
:)
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This too is excellently rendered! You have quite a talent for art!
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KainTheVampireLordProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like :)
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oh ! nice done
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KainTheVampireLordProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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DeanGirl5581Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice!
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KainTheVampireLordProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Love it! Great pose and atmosphere! :D
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KainTheVampireLordProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like :)
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You're welcome! Hard not to! :D
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TheraigneHobbyist General Artist
Vae Victus = souffrance aux vaincu, Vae Victis = garde aux vaincus, ;) , j'aime beaucoup de la manière qu'il à été peint.
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beautiful :heart: :D
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tomignatiusHobbyist General Artist
Must agree with other posters. One of best arts presenting Kain. Pure epicness trapped in that scene, mate.
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KainTheVampireLordProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :) It was my first ever painting of Kain, made it shortly after I first played the games and put my impression of Kain into the painting :)
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Oh.. oh, woah.
That is just impressive.
Hands down one of the best Kain fan-arts.
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KainTheVampireLordProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you :) This was my first ever Kain art, I'm glad you like.
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