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Death Dealer

By krysdecker
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for the detail version, check this: [link]

this drawing started in a very particular way. I was reading some book in my bed ( i believe one of the Saxon chronicles from Bernard Cornwell ) and by reading the description of a character i had this img (or something similar to that) in my mind, got a random notebook i got near my bed and quickly sketched the "idea" ...

in the following day i had 2 major inspirations for her. The Death dealer, which is a guy that Frank Frazetta has several drawings of ... and some of the woman Luis Royo draw. So basically i got those "inspirations" and started to draw my own one.

Then it was a matter of minutes for me to give it a small "wow death knight" frost theme, since i have a dk since wotlk beta and always liked the "frost death theme" they had.

Its not exactly a fan art from wow, because it is not a particular character, nor the death knight class ... its just my version of the general idea of a death knight in the fantasy world.

Took me around 60h or so (mainly because of my progress in the 1st 20h was very slow) and 60-70 layers ...

And yes, i used at least a dozen of references for the background, horse etc ..


EDIT *******

For those interested. My brand new youtube channel =) [link]


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alexiskin's avatar
that's toldly me
amazing woirck psd pleaze.
savannah2002's avatar
Could I use this and just slightly edit it? I will credit you and link you, and also show you were I put it and what I did (just give you a link to my editation) 
FastFlyer01's avatar
She can be my Death Dealer any night! She can bite me and give me neck anytime. I would love to make out with her, and give her my baby.
Zmaj92's avatar
Amazing work :D
NuMetalWolf's avatar
Epic! :meow:
You know Diablo, right? Cause #DemonHunter, you know. Reminds me of it. :3 :heart:
krysdecker's avatar
it's actually based on this:…

A small personal homage to one of the greatest fantasy artists 
ancient-warrior's avatar
Great artwork, amazing !
Silverwarden's avatar
That's of the most stunning drawings I've ever seen ._.
It gives me goosebumps.
You're really, really talented
krysdecker's avatar
well thank you =)
CyanBahamut's avatar
I'm speechless...
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MiyukiSayumitsu's avatar
Oh o.o
Yu wanna know something funny? I wrote a story for english class, a goth story, and would yu believe this picture looks EXACTLY like the setting I pictured and described? Detail for detail...even the horse. Amazing work.
krysdecker's avatar
i changed the image several times before settling in this one ... but yeh, thats a big coincidence lol
Hakkyou-no-Yami's avatar
I like effects VERY much.....they are wonderfully done.
ErebusRed's avatar
utter masterpiece.... a classic.
sansque's avatar
This is just pure brilliance... I love the frosty, cold winter surroundings! So beautiful!
Aikurisu's avatar
Definitely a brilliant piece, and I'm not usually a fan of 'death knights'. But this piece spoke to me with its great amount of ambience and appreciating the amount of detail that went into the background. =)
krysdecker's avatar
thank you ... theres more than 2days-hour work on this image =)
XeroReality's avatar
Sorry if someone asked this before, but would it be possible for you to place in a download for resolution 1280x800? I think many of your drawings are great and I just wanna place as my background haha :D
krysdecker's avatar
the download size is 1680x1050 .. you can simply crop the edges =)
laurabaw's avatar
Hum, vejo que alguém começou a levar a sério desenhos de cavalos ;]
E me diz, Wolfe, o cavalo é MUITO grande ou ela é mignon?
krysdecker's avatar
eu fiz pensando naquele tipo de cavalo grande de montaria (q eu lembro q num era qualquer cavalinho q dava pra vc cobrir com armadura) ... então peguei a proporção de uma foto duma mina montando um desse =o
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