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Into Silence by drak Into Silence by drak
A lot of music went into this, ha. Particularly this song - [link]

Er. Right, have some context - The creature is an ancient omnipotent being called a Patriot, no one knows much about them- except that they have incredible power and are very seldom seen. There are 3 patriots in particular (of 8) that can cure any disease and heal any wound. 2 of those patriots are downright hostile, and the 3rd (this guy) is a tossup. It might decide to help you, or it might decide to make you explode depending on what day of the week it is. People who are desperate enough plagued with illness sometimes attempt to seek him out. Most fail, and the ones who do manage to find him (or should I say be found) are usually never seen again.. but there have been some unconfirmed legends of a very lucky few who lived.

These guys look kinda weird I guess. This design is a revamp, if you want a laugh you can check the original and very ooooold version of him here: [link] ..i don't know why he is eating babies, haaaa


Nul’Orsuev, 'The Suicide King'

edit: ~Acopalypse reminded me and I totally forgot to credit the justin cherry influence in this.
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belial1980 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Sweet
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plasmagarou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Very nicely done.  Looks as if it should have been given to 343 studios as inspirational art for halo4 or another. Could be seen as Cortana coming into influence against the grave mind!  Ah! The possibilities!
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HappyHappo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Artist
awesome
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cladioaziz Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: very very very speechless
great work!
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:iconrakaseth:
Rakaseth Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing... I love how you chose a different angle for it, and there's so much attention to detail and lighting... Just perfect.
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ArcSpartan009 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What language is "Nul’Orsuev"?
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Mellow-Iris Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Student General Artist
I enjoy the contrast between the gelatinous and fishlike horrid creature and the pure crystal like wings. Together with the hill going into the horizon gives a nice duality with the empty void on the other side. I whold also add that the background story gives it all a nice "touch".
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NobleMonster2 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Damn. thats pretty badass.
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Ashealath Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My god! Your a murderer my friend, I die everytime I see any of your work. It's just too amazing.
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:iconquazzie:
Quazzie Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
God, I love your work.
:):horns:
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:iconrakaseth:
Rakaseth Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just amazing. I can only dream of ever getting good enough at art to create a masterpiece like that.

/love
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Tiamat1806 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Niiiiiice :-) really amazing
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:iconelinewton:
Elinewton Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Great art!!
Very well done!!
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digimagicnb Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
this is really nice!
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:iconsmof:
Smof Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic colours. You manage to have this butt ugly creature but make the picture as a whole look beautiful.
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Raygor Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
The juxtaposition of a large, foreign, and seemingly grotesque creature participating in a seemingly tender gesture almost always makes for an interesting scene, and you do not disappoint here. The creature is very strange at base, but a lot of charm comes from seeing such a unfamiliar anatomy. The coloring is very nice as well, the setting sun creating a zone of darkness (The beast) and of light (The wings) that compliments the piece well. Last point, the song fits very well. Excellent piece.
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MuttInkDreams Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student General Artist
wow, amazing. The colors, the detail...
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GoldenDruid Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:wow: All I have to say is great job! Wow!
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slayingallhumans Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG this is awesome, the colours, detail, the wings, just everything.

WOW great job. :D
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KronossLiandri Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
blah for that creature, but nice wings . . . do you know Tyrael? (from Diablo) It could be great to see him drawn by you :nod:
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Ariehenix Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the wings. This whole thing is very cool!
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INSEKTart Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Totally crazy :la:
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:iconliving-with-aliens:
Living-with-aliens Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Student General Artist
This is really beautiful c:
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Wolf-Daemon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Seriously sweet work on the lighting and atmosphere. The wings look especially awesome and ethereal.
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X-Buimon-Sama Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
wow thats great, how have you been? are you alright=?
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transawex Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GOOORGEOUS!
...and those wings :>
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GOTYCKI Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010   Traditional Artist
:wow:
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WolfThings Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
wwww...creepy music. I like it! xp
This is really an awesome picture you did. I like the colors and how you made this creature. The old one looks a bit....too ghoulish! Eating babies.... this is freak! XD
Nice done!
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Apropose Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Very nicely done!
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the-speed-demon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
god...damnnnnnnn!
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HallowGazer Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
An incredible and most epic coloring, especially on the wings :omg:
:clap: :clap: :clap:
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
I had a different impression of it at first, but still amazing O.O
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Naetholix Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fucking amazing. Holy damn.
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DemoComics Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really nice pic
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DarkAngelFate Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
this is really amazing O_O;
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ebba Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
wow love the design and story to this, and the contrast that the wings add to it :)
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OFGeneral Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
creepy but cool o.0
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:iconeireme:
Eireme Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Just... wow... the fullview takes my breath away. Absolutely stunning colors, movement, and creature design. So beautiful :heart:
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:iconhericks:
Hericks Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Waw! This is crazy awsome!
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Silver-Comet Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
I am very intrigued.
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shiramonderer Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Awesomeness
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MikeArt95 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010   Traditional Artist
Simply fantastic :D
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LINCARD1000 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
So, Drak - why is your work not gracing the covers of any sci-fi or fantasy books yet?

The lighting on this is really rather good, especially with the sun on the wings giving it a very ethereal feel.
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RRHardGay Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Oh my god, this is amazing! the detail is spectacular!
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Jillness Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Absolutely epic. Beautiful lighting....*gasm*
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botchiball Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Wow, insane design.. I like the story too. As always I love your lighting - gonna go check out what I've missed ; ).
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Matrixo2 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
I love the look and textures! I love most of your art anyways haha ^_^

But I have to say, that woman strangely reminds me of Cortana from Halo, and that bug thing well... could be Gravemind. At least they seem to make me think that way lol too much gaming >.<
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Teratornis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Huh, I vaguely remember hearing a thing or two about these guys like four years ago, but this is more information than I'd had before. Really nifty concept, in any case, and a cool design. I do remember seeing the old version you posted a link to, and I love the revamp here. I always love to see how designs evolve over time. It's interesting stuff.
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GrimNecropolis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Holy shit
This is amazing.
I love the effects on the wings and all the details. Interesting concept, too.
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Foxchibi Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wiiiiiiiiiiiiiish you would post more about these guys. ;_;
Great dynamics and lighting here, serious pwnage. <3
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