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.:Arad:. by NightmareGK13 .:Arad:. by NightmareGK13
Arad, the personification of brawn and brute strength
if you forget all about Ogol Ogor and Baterius that is :P
those are literally unbeatable

"Arad is the current leader of the Royal Guard of Amaldan, of which Martien and Ivor were members of before the fall of Razikiel.
Back then Arad was recruit that climbed up the ranks in no time.
The Royal Guard, when Raziel climbed up to the power was dismembered into only 7 elite guards. A tournament was held to determine them of which the last 7 would fight for the rank of Lider. Arad prove himself without a doubt why he should be the leader.
He comes from a normal family that lived within the walls of the city and from a young age proved himself to be quite a fighting machine, getting himself into trouble straight away.
Due to Raziel's love for Dragons (dragon slayer clan was dismembered because of him) and since he rides a Black Dragon, all of the Royal Guard (that accompanies him everywhere) had to ride them as well, and each has his own personally trained dragons.
The Royal Guard, however, should not be mistaken b the royal armie, this is the main force of the capital of the kingdom and this frce is responsible for the defense of the cit, whereas the Royal Guard is responsible for the King's safety and protection. "


this is it :P
don't think i have much more to say
have been caught up with work and college and had to put this on hold for a couple of days.

Already have a list set up to start working on characters that don't have an illustration yet or need some remodeling done :P
it will take a while tho, im full of work, some of which i wont be able to post but i will keep you updated the best i can.

~cheers ;)

[edit] why did i go back to this dude? being a member of KORGOA i have to make the looks of all 7 knights match, so i matched this guy with the others i have made so far. Changes his background and added a gradient on top to make the lighting match a little. Now i need to get back to work on the new one :P only 2 more left.
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DragonGuy42 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Looks like a knight who punches people with steel gauntlets/knuckles.  Well, that's different.  :o (Eek) 
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
exactly ;)
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biomax12 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
he looks like Shepard from mass effect
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DanteBurns Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Been awhile since I've seen one of your armoured masterpieces, this guy and Araam seem to have a Yin-Yang thing going on.
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ahah this is actually an old piece, i just went back to him since i had some changes to do before implementing him onto the artbook eheh :P

the yi-yang thing happens more with Araam and Blides tho :XD:
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DanteBurns Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Yeah, Araam and Blides are complete opposites. Both equally brilliant though. I doubt you would ever see Araam and Blides helping each other out though, but Arad and Araam are the complementary kind of Yin-Yang I think.
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hmm what makes you say that? (sorry for taking so long to reply x.x)
Btw if you have facebook add me and we'll chat there, im very interested in your opinion and i like to see someone taking a liking to Hubris :)
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DanteBurns Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Well Blides doesn't interact with people very often outside of combat and even during combat I get the impression he focuses more on the enemy than his allies. I think that attitude would lead to him having weak connections with people like Araam and Arad.

Araam on the other hand looks as though he would value his relationship with the people he fights alongside, I get the same Impression from Arad so although one is a scholar and the other is a Brawler I think they would gladly fight side by side as both seem to hold a kind warriors of honour and would check to see if their allies were in trouble.

Blides on the other hand doesn't seem too concerned with honour and I expect would distance himself from any other people he fought alongside, consequentially I don't think people would realise when he was in over his head. If a walking tank can get out of its' depth.

Of course these are just the impressions I got from the artwork and descriptions. But I think Araam and Arad would better together than any other combination of the three.
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ah very interesting, i miss talking to people about this so it was a breath of fresh air.

You got it right tho, Blides cares for no one, he fights for the king and for the king alone, as far a he knows the remaining members of KORGOA could be dead, but as long as he drew breath he would fight to protect the king. This however is very strange, how can a creature no one heard about seem so interested in protecting the king?

Araam and Arad are nothing alike, yet they, and the remaining members, except for Blides, work as more of a team, though each fight their own way and have their particular approach to a problem.

I wont mention Hyrca though he and Blides are in a way, similar though not entirely, Hyrca works more of a mentor despite his lack of words.
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DanteBurns Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Well they're your characters so you know them best, but the impression I got from Arad was that he acted like an overly aggressive knight. Willing to take on all challengers but nevertheless a noble person, and I thought that Araam would work well with that kind of person.

Attitude aside though, a soldier who fights with a lance such as Araam wouldn't be able to effectively engage an opponent within sword range, so practically speaking they would be an effective pair since they work best at different ranges. Well in my head they're an effective pair anyway, I don't have many knights with knuckle dusters to compare Arad to.
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ah dude sorry for the late reply :P

You got the right impression of Arad, but not the noble person, as one he isn't that great, he just overlooks everything and is just ruthless.

Trust me Araam can work that lance well, he can use a tabbing motion as well as swing motion to take everyone down, true he is better at long range than close range, whenever an enemy is to close he has to fight him off with his hand to hand arsenal and push him back enough to strike with his lance.
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
impressive on all fronts here, my friend
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank you ;)
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:iconbelrhaza4017:
BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
u r welcome
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Glorielfwings Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that's called rocking the cape!
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:XD:
thanks
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Glorielfwings Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D My absolute pleasure!! :) :)
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Xuruki Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011   Digital Artist
A lil tip for skin coloring... dont make to much use of white, use a Yellow'ish white instead of a plain white, it gives a nice effect and it doesnt look too washed out ! The cloak.. theres a little problem.. the upper left where the cloak "floats" around is a lil' unrealistic.
Cause of gravitiy it should still or moreover especially there lay on top of the shoulder armor ! Especially cause he made a move !

And it looks bette when you use a darker color for the light reflections ion the shadow, ir gives a nice effect, try it.
Good colors for that purpose are: Pink Green and Blue, but try it out yourself :D Its always important to experiment !
(you forgot to shade the shadow reflection of the biceps)
And more skintones in the shadow give a really nice effect :D
[link] I collect tutorials i think of useful, take a good look and hopefully it does inspire you :D
-Xuruki
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
ah man thanks for the tip
will look out for that

but a small correction on my behalf, i never use black or white for either shading or highlighting :XD:
one thing that might but only might happen is look weird on different monitors ( i have two monitors and the difference is huge, one sharpens everything)

by black and white i don't mean their pure forms (#ffffff) or (#000000) :P

as fr the cloack, i wanted that look, maybe it can have a wireframe underneath or something eheh, was looking for that mainly to make him look more bulkier and robust, but i know how gravity works and how the cape should actually behave here, i don't usually make things up unless i don't know how they behave in the first place :XD:

but will take this whole critique under consideration for my next character, and will have special attntion on close to white values when highlighting skin to make it look less rubbery

also
apologies for the late reply hope you had a great x-mas and happy new year ;)
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Xuruki Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011   Digital Artist
Late is better than never :D

Well there are many colors... you will have to choose some for light&shading and such.
I do :
Choose about 2 colors for shading , one for highlighting and one for the ambient light !
The Ambient light is.. completely up to you, but it should at least be lighter than you shadows :D

About te Monitors... i have the same problem.. sometimes it looks tottally amazing at my bro's Flatscreen and sometimes tottally messed up xDD I have a old one, might get one around my birthday... february.
After that i need a completely new PC, its still my first one and it needs uppgrades. for that purpose i need to do a lot of commissions xDD

I just told you how it looks to me, not how it is :D
Hope you too, had a Great X-mas Feat and will have a Great New year !! :D
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
indeed it is, too many comments have gone unreplied and not another one shall pass :XD:

yes i am familiar with lighting properties :XD: my course also covers that, despite being majoring in Drawing :P

xD so does mine, waiting until i can afford a decent one
might take a while tho
and i need an actual paid gig, but wherever i seem to go either the project closes down, or i am forced to quit due to bad communication from my employers

maked me wonder if it's me or them

ahah i know i know ^^;
oh and happy new year, may it be better than 2011
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Xuruki Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012   Digital Artist
It gets somtimes really sick, i have 450+ messages that are waiting for me answer xDD
i work them down from picture to picture, then i have em down to 300 and then those people go and reply to my replies XD Well its cool :D

Shall it all be better this year :D
May luck health and inspiration hunt us down !! XD
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
same here
thats why i was only able to reply to this today :XD:

:XD:
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Xuruki Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Everythings cool !! xD

I dont even know any more what this all was about but, feel free to message me or do whatever youw ant with me XD Also if you want a critique and such XD
youre welcome to do so :D
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ah cool
and sorry for only replying a month late ><
busy once again :XD:
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wla91 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice work man!!
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanks ;)
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GDSWorld Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Looks amazing, man I miss seeing your work every week.
Please keep 'em coming. Your work is the inspiration for my work. ;)
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i try my best to post weekly but besides work i also have college, and i have to work with everything, so although i don't post as regular as i used to im still pretty much active
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GDSWorld Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Good to hear that bro, keep it up. ;)
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MysteryOne617 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student General Artist
excelent :clap:
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank you :D
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MysteryOne617 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student General Artist
yw :lol:
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
cool concept :-) like it
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanks ;)
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tatiilange Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome! i only think the hair needs a bit more work and details ^^
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
yeah it's hard making the bald look (shaved head thingy) and still be some hair there

thanks ;)
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tatiilange Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats true, anyway i love how the armour came out ^^
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanks once more ;)
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tatiilange Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe, np ^^ keep the good work!
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
will do ;)
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John-Indian Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist
His armor remind me a lot of soul calibur
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
oh really?
which one
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John-Indian Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist
do character creation, mas achei bem bacana o design dela, se tiver um tempinho da uma olhada na minha galeria, tenho alguma coisa do tipo tbm abrašo
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MeMyMine Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Can make a pretty nice miniature (in the tiny figure sense).

I also like his aaaangry expression
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanks :D
yes his expression was something i really wanted to emphasize on him :P
so mission accomplished :)
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Giga-Man-X Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! awesome work dude!
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanks man ;)
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Giga-Man-X Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem dude :D
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Nomad55 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
SO awesome Love his armor design :D
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