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Lich-Knight by mr-nick Lich-Knight by mr-nick
(c) 2009 Nick Egberts

A loong standing hobby project of mine, something id work on when I had a spare hour, (whilst listening to the great "toothless" podcasts by :iconjpmoore: (go google or do yourself a great discervice) . As such the piece is mostly an indulgence in details and other things I enjoy to paint.

Hope you like it.
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Igor-Son-Of-Gondor Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i love it
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iancjw Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Woah this is great! Gta learn...haha
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mr-nick Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
cheers mate :w00t!:
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Nitrinoxus Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Truly fantastic.

This image is reminiscent of the Hero's Shade from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Looks like a formidable opponent...
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mr-nick Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I guess your right (he is the dude that trains you isnt he?)

cheers,

nick
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Nitrinoxus Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Yep. I often wonder who he was before he died.

One of Link's ancestors, perhaps...?
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mr-nick Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yeah wazzup with that?
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smashingsaturnine Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow - this is fantastic work!

How long would you guess this took you? *grumble* I wish I had the patience and talent that you did to make such beautiful work.

PS - sorry I always have a buttload of compliments ^^; (Sounds like a strange apology) - if I ever see something that I think could be fixed, I'll be more than willing to be helpful! I promise. XD
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mr-nick Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Never feel sorry about complimenting me because I am very suceptable to flaterry ;) . Seriously though, I like compliments because they are optimistic uplifting things, and as long a you mean em they are certainly very welcome. I also hope, that, when you see flaws, or dont like something that you post that as well! :)

thank you,

Nick
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ScottPurdy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009   Digital Artist
And you didn't bottle it on the background! Love it mate, seriously good work. And I agree that everyone should be listening to 'Toothless!' :)
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mr-nick Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yeah the background, turns out the trick is to relax and have a pint while painting it. Let go of you inner control freak and open up to happy accidents.... yeah I dindt convice my self either, but that pint part was true. Glad you like it though.

cheers,

nick
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ScottPurdy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009   Digital Artist
Beer does the trick 99% of the time, you are a wise master St Nick! :D
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mr-nick Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yeah bear does a many splendid wonderful things.
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ScottPurdy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009   Digital Artist
Mix it into beer bear, and it's doubly satisfying! :D
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mr-nick Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
lol, typos make 4 teh fun
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet deal man!
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AddyRedragon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
Awesome image! :)
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mr-nick Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
cheers!

Ive just been on your page, and your gallery amazed me! Really good stuff.
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AddyRedragon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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r7ll Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Cool stuff goin on there mate! I like what you've done with the background and surroundings- very atmospheric!
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mr-nick Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
cheers

im glad you like it. I worked hard to make this feel like an illustration, rather than "a dude posing" (even though its just "a dude posing").

thanks,

nick
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jeffreylai Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009   Filmographer
o very cool
I'm really drawn to the green effects around the sword!
its awesomely painted.
If I were to crit, it would be the earth hes standing on, it feels like it might crumble (esp since hes poking his sword through it too), you could try make more interesting shapes with that rock face!
overall I think you've captured a really nice atmosphere!
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mr-nick Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks Jeffrey,

painting glowy effects is always fun, and I always tone it down in the end because I totally go overboard with it (im glad I remebered too keep those effects in their own layer this time :D ).

I have to admit I am a bit lazy when It comes down to paint soemthing other than characters. So yeah, I could have breathed more life into those rocks.

cheers,

Nick
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MichaelSyrigos Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
It's great work.

The only thing I'd add, but this strays away from the goal of this image, would be more color in the shadows, a play of cool and warm colors, instead of plain black, and some play with reflected light. But, as I said, this would take the image in a different direction.

For the direction you've taken it, it's excellent!
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mr-nick Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks Michael,

your quite right about the colours. I think this is where my background as monochromatic illustrator shows through. I still think in value contrast too much. It is a point I am working on though, I need to plan my paintings better.

thanks for your insights mate. Ill experiment a bit more :)

cheers,

nick
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Quite epic! :thumbsup:
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mr-nick Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
aww shucks :blush:

thanks mate
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zerooloord Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
very good work !
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mr-nick Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers, im glad you like it!
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