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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?
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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.
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Salinc Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Dark Souls...
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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!
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Rennar Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
That's the awesomesauce!
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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.

:meow:

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.
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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.
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CalicoYorki Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Trenchcoats are Badass Longcoats for those of modest tastes.

And you're totally~ welcome. <83
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henrythefox Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
*points*
What the hell is up with his Halo???
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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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LazarCotoron Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
And here I thought the monster was the cute thing and shadowy halo blade wielding thing was the nightmare.
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UlricVonAlias Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
"What this Dreamkeeper doesn't know, is that we've replaced his big screen plasma television with a horrifying demon spawned from the realm of nightmares."

"Let's see if he notices."
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ShadowOfNights Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Whooowweee. Wouldn't want to meet that duo in a fight. o.0
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BanditRingtail3 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
Interesting design... and a nice reminder that shadows are not always a source of evil. =P Evil just likes to hide in them a lot.

Also, I think he's about to squash that "roach". XD
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NameTheRabbit Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
as usual, bloody brilliant
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boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
you got that right fly.;-)
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I-Joe-Writer Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
That is really sweet.
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TwiKeeFox Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
wow, thats great! The designs of both Meian and the nighmare monster are awesome! also love the color! =)
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Dezblade Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY CRUD! I think this broke part of the bad-ass scale
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nyokochan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Hobbyist
Ahh I love the lighting it gives off a gloomy look.
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AngelX-Studios Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
spectacular job man, i actually cant say what the the "coolest" part of this picture is... the purple bladed naginata... the black halo... or the freaky tripod nightmare


ok, it ALL looks awesome ^^
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inuzaka Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah. That's neat
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rodrev Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can one really say more then: Awesome!
Great color work, just wonderful shading work!
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Sc0t1n4t0r Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Student Filmographer
OoO this looks great! pretty shadowy and dark too!
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LadyShelleBelle Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's really brillent, I love the design of the creature. Very creepy, but, awesome at the same time.

I like the fierce expression on the warrior, he don't look happy. The other thing I like is the wrecked room, its very well done <3. The colouring on this is done very well, very purple. Yet, it stands out so well. Greta job on this <3
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Teh-Jagger Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
Fantastic as always Mr. Lillie. Your attention to detail, utterly unique drawing style and unmatched skill for imbuing all your work with life and feeling never cease to amaze.

Seriously. Keep it up. This is awesome =D.

I eagerly await your next submission and Volume Three!
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luna777 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing job with the background and all the details in the picture
i like the effects and the coloring
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RyanFawks Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
That's an interesting halo. I've never actually seen it clouded over with something before. Is that apart of the power?
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Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
In all honesty, I'm not quite sure... Cornelius just mentioned the halo should be shrouded in shadow, and I was like, "okay, awesome!" It looks like it matches the rest of him... And I like that maybe sometimes halos can have different qualities, based on the specifics of the power they're channeling.
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spike-the-porcupine Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
kick-awesome.

and BTW thats my fav weapon
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Star-Seal Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
Oh God so epic!!!!
And yet I still can't shake the scene of
DK: YOU OWE ME MONEY, BEYOTCH!! I'M THROUGH WITH WAITING!
NM: OH CRIKEY! YOU FOUND ME!
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SketchMonster1 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
freaken super sweet! love the color! original design? excellent piece.

hope you comment on some of my things, id appreciate it so much. :)
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Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Sure - omigosh, you have really cool stuff - I will go look at stuff now. :dance:
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