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Shadow Warrior by Dreamkeepers Shadow Warrior by Dreamkeepers
Another of the commissions for Cornelius van Richten ( [link] )

It’s not often that I get to include a nightmare in commission art, so this was a nice treat. The nightmare monster design & Meian in his shadow form design were inspired by concept sketches submitted by Cornelius. The interior is in a house located inside the Calypsa district near the edge of the Starfall Mountains. As horrifying as the creature looks, I’m putting my money on the halo-laden shadow enshrined guy with the violet blade coming through the wall. Small wonder that the monster has that roach-surprised-by-the-kitchen-light pose going on. Looks like he’s a bit too big to hide underneath the cupboard and wait for things to blow over, though.
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Prototypebast Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
What is he?, Dark Templar?
ProphetStorm Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Writer
I must say, Meian looks very...agitated. If I were the monster, I'd have the same roach recoil reaction.
Salinc Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Dark Souls...
Vescott Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think he should take it easy on the poor little nightmare, they have feelings too!
Rennar Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
That's the awesomesauce!
CalicoYorki Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
I can sum this picture up in four words.

"And then, badassery happnened."

Meian's darkened halo disturbs me for some reason...Awesome. Plus, something about naginatas -- And traditional Japanese weapons in general -- Is inherently awesome. When you see a guy with a naginata, or a katana, or a kanabo, you know some ass in gonna get kicked very soon.


I dunno, did you mean for us to feel sorry for the Nightmare? I know Nightmares are extra-dimensional aberrations of utter and total malice and destructive desire, but he doesn't even have a chance. Doesn't. Have. A CHANCE.

Yet another awesome, so awesome of piece of art. You, sir, are a bonafied badass. I suggest that you have a tailor custom design you a Badass Longcoat and wear it to interviews and expos and stuff like that.


Well, I'll stop chattering. I part with these words: I pity the fool who'll have to clean up the mess left from this fight.
Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Ooh, I like the summary. :dance:

I didn't necessarily want to inspire pity for the Nightmare... But after Meian came out so intimidating in the final art, it became almost unavoidable. Thanks for the kind words about the piece, I'm glad you like it. :love:

Heh, I don't know about a Badass Longcoat, but I do have a scruffy old trenchcoat that I've been known to frequent.
CalicoYorki Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Trenchcoats are Badass Longcoats for those of modest tastes.

And you're totally~ welcome. <83
henrythefox Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
What the hell is up with his Halo???
Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
I'm not entirely certain - the commissioner requested the visual effect. I think it has something to do with the nature of his power ability.
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