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Hannibal, the elven Avenger by MatesLaurentiu Hannibal, the elven Avenger by MatesLaurentiu
This is done as a charity project for a D&D session organized under the name Mythic Party (you can check for more details here: [link] ) to rise some money at Gencon this summer. Its the first of a series of seven characters (so there are six more to come) with the potential of modifying each character into a zombi in the event they fail some save and succumb to an infection.
This one took me about six or seven straight hours to do but it was fun especially since I had a lot of freedom to express myself.

Hannibal is the Avenger in a party from a custom D&D campaign dedicated on eradicating an undead infestation. The campaign has been amusingly called "28 Turns Later" as a spoof to the movie "28 Days Later" which deals with a similar issue.
He is just one of the six characters I've done for that campaign, most of them specially built to deal with ghouls, zombies, liches, wraiths and such.
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Eveqi Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
It took him 2,5 years to become undead, while Elenuial just half of month.. there must be something about natural devilishness in women :D You've written beautiful story in his new version [link] ..shivers bringing by the darkness, yet still feeling sympathy to the newborn (or rather newdead) character :)
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Actually they got transformed about the same time but I didn't post this one here. The post came after a request for this dark version came. Unfortunately my original file of this character has been corrupted and I lost it so this is basically a reconstruction using a jpeg of his living self. As for the story, well, I do think the state of mind in a transition between living and undead is much more complex but I didn't want to write a novel to describe that here. :D
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Eveqi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Indeed, you have another novel ahead :D Yet you described the pain and I agree with you, because whole body must be sending many strong impulses during such a change. Actually it must be horrible to feel the body dying till the end of transformation and be conscious.
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
In some other cases yes, but here Hannibal was very much probable bitten and then killed. And I'm sure you had at least one time a numb leg or arm and then the life and blood rushed back in causing stabbing pain and prickling. I'm sure coming back to life into a body that has been dead for a while is much, much more painful.
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Eveqi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Seems you should write whole pre-story how it happened, that Hannibal became dead and undead :giggle: and also the relation with Elenuial brings curiosity into rows of your watchers:P
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Remember Evi, this is not my character, is a portrait I did for a d&d campaign. This is just a cover up story I made up from the little information I had about what happened to these characters. I have no intention to write a longer story about him and Elenuial because both have their stories in the campaign. There was no relation between Hannibal and Elenuial, its just a thing I made up to make a faster transition to his undead urges and to link him to another character who seems to get the most faves in my gallery.
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Eveqi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Oh I know, I know, but it would be interesting reading anyway :) I sort of imagined they met in the campaign ;)
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure about that but, as I said, Elenuial's evil twin, the vampire version, got a lot of faves. Its seemed kind of fit to put them two together somehow. :)
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Planet-Zone Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
As a frequent player of avengers i gotta say this rocks ^.^
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you enjoy it :) I haven't played an avenger yet but I'm a pretty good role player and all I needed for this one is to read the description of one.
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LBtheCC Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
His outfit reminds me of Scorpion.

Otherwise well done, I like :)
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Now that you mention it, I see it too. Honestly, it wasn't intentional. I just tried to do something in the lines of a warrior monk.
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sannamy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Epic. Totally epic!
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, thats one mean dude :D In a good way :p
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Captain-Jesse Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
love avengers, this is very cool. how did you create your back ground design, just layers of designs?
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I had a a few custom brushes and made some of my own and layered them into a background till I was happy with the result. Not a secret really :)
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Captain-Jesse Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
ughh teach me your ways. lol
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
No much to teach :) stat with a flat, dark layer, they use the custom brushes you have to build layer over layer of lighter and lighter colors and forms. Pretty simple.
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JonKin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant design work!!!
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. You're most kind :)
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Kristof123 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
can't wait to see the rest.
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
A second one is already in works :) Thanks for the support.
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KokematonTaiteilijan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
I like his robe quite a lot! :D Fantastic work again!!
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Its gonna be more or less the uniform for the rest of the party. The big round thing at his neck was changed now into a sun holy symbol (like the one on his hood).
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