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Beware The Shadows... by The-First-Magelord Beware The Shadows... by The-First-Magelord
An Ancient Power moves in dark places...


Before your very eyes materializes a dreadful form and in your mind
the Shadow Master says...





............................What do you want?.............................






"By the way this image has been sitting unfinished in my scrapbook forever! Here is the link if your curious."
[link]

If your a fan of the show here is another image from Babylon 5 based on some non-canon fiction I thought would have been really cool to see. Mature only.
[link]

Also just an FYI this image believe it or not was drawn 100% with adobe Illustrator! :)
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:iconshoklar:
Shoklar Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Hi, I love your B5 art.  I was wondering if you would be willing to give me permission to use this as a portion of a forum signature?  No big deal if the answer is no...just never hurts to ask, so I figured I'd make an account and ask rather than just being a dick and stealing your work. ;)

At any rate, keep up the great work!
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adamantis Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Cool picture :)

The problem for the show was once they were gone, nothing else seemed to measure up to them, even the alleged threats that were meant to be 'superior' to the Shadows seemed unconvincing and nowhere near as impressive.
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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DerShishaGott Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
i know that the shadows are mean, but this one looks like he is showing me the finger n!n
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's meant to be in an instructional way.  The Shadows considered themselves teachers after a fashion.  He is asking... What do you want?
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:icondershishagott:
DerShishaGott Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
what i want? For you to go away!

As far as i know this was Londos first answer to mr. Morden
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Then my work here is done.  :D
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:iconlordhadrian:
lordhadrian Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Awesome!!
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Much appreciated!
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:iconsychoet:
SychoET Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh my god...HE LOOKS LIKE THE HARBINGER FROM MASS EFFECT 2!

Sorry I couldn't resist, it's just, HE LOOKS ALOT LIKE HARBINGER!!!
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I have no idea how you see that?!  LOL
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:iconsychoet:
SychoET Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Me either  to be honest XD
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
LOL!
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:iconsychoet:
SychoET Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
At lest I didn't say he was "Big, Fat and Fluffy" XD
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
ROWR!  :D
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:iconsychoet:
SychoET Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
rawr~ XD
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:iconwheat-os:
Wheat-Os Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
..... for they move when you're not looking....
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:iconandy1701a:
ANDY1701A Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These guys were awsome! Never saw enough of them. Great work.
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I agree, wish the had a rogue group of them that stayed behind to mess with the younger races more.
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Abridgenator Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
"Umm, I want a double bacon cheeseburger, small fries, a...do I want a vanilla shake or...?"

One thing that's awesome about the Shadows, for me anyway, is that even after they're physically out of the story, their influence and role IN the story remains strong. They've been around since the dawn of life itself and established tyrannies all over the galaxy; just cuz they're not there doesn't mean their influence has left.

*still needs to work on that Star Trek TNG x Babylon 5 x Doctor Who story* Cuz let's face it, everyone wants to see the Doctor vs Bester and Lyta vs Q. XD
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Agreed these are my all time fav alien bad asses!
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:iconzaku1986:
zaku1986 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shadows - one of the most badass antagonists in sci-fi history.
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I totally agree and am disgusted there is not more photos and art for them on the web! Hence me drawing this!
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Orichalcosdark Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
If a Shadow approached you and aksed you the question 'What do you want?', what would you answer?
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Power! >:)
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks fantastic! :)
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot of research went into making this as accurate as possible. :D
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It paid off well, very accurate from what I remember from Season 3/4 of Babylon 5. :)
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, as far as I know it is the most accurate drawing on the net. :D
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I would agree with you there. :)
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DarkProxy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
how acurate is this I mean I only saw bits and pieces of the shadows and who were the ones they were at war with those howevering dudes
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The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This my friend is as accurate as it gets! I used so many screen grabs as well as the unaltered views of the shadows from the Babylon card game in which there are no atmospherics and the lighting if full on. It's a great shot if you can find it they even made it the cover for one of the booster packs to the same card game with Mr. Morden in the middle of the 2 shadows.

They were at war with the Vorlons of which I also have the only one of a kind piece of art for. :D Just type Vorlon in the search engine it's the first one. :D
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DarkProxy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I found a guy that modeled both ancient races of B5[link]
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
No offense to the sculptor but those are very bad representations of the aliens and I have better pics than that I used for references.
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DarkProxy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
true there
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Neo-Byzantium Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Yikes. The Shadows are creepy as hell! No wonder they send out human agents to do their bidding and cloak themselves when other races are around. If anyone even looked at one of them, they'd freak out and run off or get a shotgun and blast them!

Not only that but their demeanor is matched only by how hateful their social darwinist views are. While it CAN be applied to certain things, applying it in the extreme way that they want disgusts me to the core.

I don't think that the Vorlons needed to tamper too much with the younger races' genes to get them to by repulsed by the Shadows.....
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
An in depth assessment if ever I heard one. :D
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:icontariencole:
TarienCole Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Insane :)
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yet Badass! :D
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:icontariencole:
TarienCole Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It's like Cthulhu...in space! :P
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm never thought of it like that.
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:icontariencole:
TarienCole Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Aren't they enough to drive you insane? With that "Scream in your mind" as the ships go past?
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Best Alien's ever!
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:icontariencole:
TarienCole Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I agree :)
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soercling-Hemstaer Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
This was made ENTIRELY in ILLUSTRATOR?!
Holy god, you´re awesome.

Despite me not being a B5 fan, I know those guys. Their spiky design is wonderful.
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yep all illustrator! :D They were one of the coolest Alien's I've ever seen! And thanks!
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
OH SNAP. Dem bitches are freeeeeeeeaky
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
And badass! Hope I'm not showing you a spoiler and if I am it's ok because you never see this much of them in the whole show!
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
oh don't worry, they got'em in the intro of each show XD
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah that's right.
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