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Void Lich by Storm-Weaver Void Lich by Storm-Weaver
Based off one of my current favorite villains in my "Old World" setting. A former Arch-Mage of Light turned to necromancy by the betrayal and murder of his family by his fellow priests. This current image is him as he is when he became the Dark Lord, replacing Nefarius.

I never really liked the idea of "born evil" I always think that the best villains are driven all the way from the top into true darkness. None of my main villains are ever just "evil", it just doesn't make much sense that a person would be evil for the sake of being evil if they had any part of a soul.

Anyway, kind of a reduction paining, took a couple of hours, and I think its a major improvement. (god I love the smudge tool) XD
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Faldorion Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
The problem is painting things in black or white in in this example good or bad is foolish in it self naturally someone can has "Bad" ambitions since he was young or he got into the wrong society this are major influences and a sudden turn around to the other "Dark" side what has he from it? is he evil just to be evil out of revenge ? that's one of the problem i have in many cases being evil is the same as being stupid is see evil different that there is no real evil just personal agendas which other people see them against their own agendas . like maybe he became a Lich to hoard enough power to resurrect his family and punish his former priests. but after that ? no one wants to conquer something without a good reason it would be too much work. and ground traits and goals don't change just because of such tings they only loose on priority and come later again.
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Un34d Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
this is sick
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redarcher950 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
A bad guy being bad for the sake of being bad...not real? Have you met a vampire? Specificaly my vampires? ok so Vindel Did have a reason but hes still a sadistic F***
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Storm-Weaver Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your going to have to look really thoroughly to find a vampire who was evil for the sake of being evil. Most are out simply to survive, get more power, fulfill there desires ect. There are very few creatures that would be evil for no other reason then being evil and its an annoying habit of many authors who are too lazy to come up with a decent reason.
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chiscringle Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Professional Writer
Love the lich. Was it once human? The skull looks a little demonic.
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Storm-Weaver Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was a human, normally it would have stayed human but it depends on how they reach lichdom, in this case through demonic means, which has its effects on ones form.
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