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Soul Reaver redesigned - Melchahim

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Another concept for my personal project aiming to redesign (and pay homage to) Soul Reaver game. Here's a Melchahim adult vampire. I was playing with forms here mostly, trying to figure out some interesting and not so obvious solutions for a "patchwork monster" (making another frankenstein with lots of stiches seemed boring...)
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wow! I like it! :)

the (how do you call this for melchiahims? evolved? mutated?) arm reminds me of those swamp demons you had to fight in SR2
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mrJB27Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I think they are called "adutl melchahim".
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NidhoggeStudent Digital Artist
It looks super awesome! I just love the pose and how you painted the lighting :) the skin details are fantastic as well 
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mrJB27Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! The whole point was to paint him in light casted from the front. Like if player would encouter this creature while going through dark tunnels with a torch.
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koop-dubiousStudent General Artist
Oof, brutal! :o I appreciate how you've designed the Melchahim so that their appearance mirrors their master's devolution.

Are you going to redesign the other vampire clans at some point too, by any chance?
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mrJB27Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I plan to do so. My aim is to slowly redesign all of them with bosses and main characters (Raziel and Kain would be probably the last two, since I really want to make them special). Maybe later on I will tackle some architecture and level design as well. It's a slow process since I try to do some sort of illustration to every design ;)
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koop-dubiousStudent General Artist
Oh, take your time! There's a lot of stuff within Soul Reaver; and it'll be worth the wait seeing the illustrations you've made inspired by this awesome game. :>
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mrJB27Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Dark-LinaHobbyist General Artist
i want new series... or maybe even redesing... old soul rever make them look much better and old game with new grafic will be much more good... ( still lvoe soul rever in old grphic but... redesing will give this game second life !)
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mrJB27Professional Digital Artist
I honestly think that Soul Reaver with modern gameplay mechanics and graphics would be at least as good as Dark Souls series.
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Dark-LinaHobbyist General Artist
yeah
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Oh that's pretty boss! Looks like kind of a half form between the rotting fledgling and Melchiah's stitched together 'body made of bodies' look. I dig it!
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mrJB27Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! It was my intention to slowly design characters from the weak fledglings, through adult vampires, to the Melchahim istelf in a way that all of them look like a stronger evolution of the earlier one :)
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avenger09Hobbyist General Artist
"STARS" He kinda reminds me of the Tyrants from RE.
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mrJB27Professional Digital Artist
I needed to look that up. I see what you mean.
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