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A whole new level (Disciples II) by ValentrisRRock A whole new level (Disciples II) by ValentrisRRock
I was supposed to finish this one to the end of october to take part in halloween art contest, and this is not the first time I completely miss contest deadline during this year.
Anyway, my fanart for Disciples II: Dark Prophecy, depicting how "Anti-Paladin -> Infernal Knight" level up could look like, with winged demon emerging from dead, empty body of fallen knight.

While battle system and global tactics of Disciples were interesting, but not enough deep and complex comparing to other turn based strategies, art style itself made Disciples one of the most memorable PC games for me: most of the creatures looked threateningly and creepy (both their models and their portraits), and I'm talking not only about undead and demons - even warriors of human Empire, often the most boring army in fantasy games had pretty badass units in their roster.     

Hope you enjoy my little tribute (even though it's unlikely that too many people on DA remembers this game), and feel free to critique (main flaws that I can see are not completely authentic depiction of in-game models (armor\color schemes), horizontal disbalance and some triviality of demon's pose and expression).

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Little Update: THAT is what I call CREEPY. :iconsvetoslavpetrov:did some epic revisions of DII portraits, pretty much best Disciples 2 fanart you can find on DA.
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:iconzagogulio:
Zagogulio Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016
Caleb'а из "Blood" не думал изобразить?
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:iconvalentrisrrock:
ValentrisRRock Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Нет, я что Blood, что Heretic только в "От винта" и видал.

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Zagogulio Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016
Ясно. Так-то очень колоритный персонаж, в твой стиль бы лег превосходно. Спасибо за ответ.
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PitBOTTOM Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015   Digital Artist
very awesome!
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ValentrisRRock Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thumbsup: Thanks, pal!
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Aszap Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Disciples II... what a game.. my all time favorite (close to Space rangers 2) it is a pity D3 was such a bad game.. i want D4 to shine again in this artwork style and old gameplay.. now to your work...
I LOVE IT. Idea behind the pic is very nice... red gives it a demon look that could not be better ...
...what a game.... 
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ValentrisRRock Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, buddy.
I can easily imagine how modern day Disciples game could looked like - there is a ton of possibilities for both improving gameplay and visual part, while keeping it close to our beloved DII in it's spirit. But it's seems like it's tough time for whole strategy genre and I didn't heard if current owner of franchise has any plans in making a sequel.
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Aszap Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
yes.. it is a pity they did not make a better 3 game.. and no 4 in sight...
it was just a perfect game.. i am playing now kings bounty.. diffrent grafic.. but very nice game 
ever from the kings b bounty series is very good..
bye 
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vertus-design-being Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Kim Kardashian, lol.
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:iconvalentrisrrock:
ValentrisRRock Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
C'mon, I know that sometimes celebrities could be kinda annoying because of all the attention media giving to em, but still, Kim is not a fallen paladin who evolving into demon knight of hell (yeah, I understand that this comment supposed to be under another picture, but this comparing appeared to be kinda funny).  
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Pedigri Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
For reasons in my avatar I love this pic, so well done. It really made my day!
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ValentrisRRock Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, man! Glad you like it B-)
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Nagneto Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
What I liked about the series was the chance to lead an army of demons. I can't think of any other game that does that.
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ValentrisRRock Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess Warlords: Battlecry (2-3), Heroes of Might and Magic (from the third part to in-developing VII (probably demons will appear in one of the addons)) and Dungeon Keeper are most well-known examples of strategies with Demons as playable fraction, but still, Disciples has most badass Hell's creatures design of them all.
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MRGODZILLAJODEDOR Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
impresionante¡
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:iconvalentrisrrock:
ValentrisRRock Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gracias!
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn!
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ValentrisRRock Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's pretty damn, no doubt
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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ijustlikehalo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They're even creepier in Disciples 3.
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:iconvalentrisrrock:
ValentrisRRock Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can say I completely disagree on this one - as for me, Akella buried grotesque dark style of DII, changed it with most generic and uninspired design you could get in fantasy game. It seemed like developers was too afraid to make characters to look too wierd, so they gave all the humans and elves same average\appealing look.
Still, it's just a matter of tastes.
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Aww damn. Am sure this could have been one of the five winners.
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ValentrisRRock Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, sincerely hope that next time I will be more competent: not only I was too late with Capcom contest entry, but also completely miss KoF art tribute I wanted to take part to.
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
The next contest is about Capcom vs SNK and /or Marvel vs. Capcom and will take place between the 1st January-27th February on FGE
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ValentrisRRock Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I could not think of more convinient theme for me.
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