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White Necromancer by Rhineville White Necromancer by Rhineville
Done for Kobold Quarterly Issue #19. Brief was a white necromancer talking to the dead.
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SteamHead1880 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, this looks just wonderful!!
BeardedBovel Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
This is such a captivating concept and the details of this piece just keeps me enthralled in the fantasy about who the young girl is and why the woman chose the path as a white necromancer. The rotten hand is like the cherry on top, the dark and grimy to balance the pristine and ornate of the caller. A truly inspiring piece!
Steinie Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I love this!
Too often Necromancers are depicted as vile and evil spellcasters, which is honest enough, so it's wonderful to see a non-evil depiction :D
Moreuse Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MidnightDsignedStock Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someone has reposted and edited your image :(…
Rhineville Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the heads up, but I'd like to find out what the context of this posting is before I ask anyone to take it down. At first glance it looks like it's just part of a magic-appreciating facebook group, I'll ask to see if I and the other artists featured can be credited.
MidnightDsignedStock Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's been asked by several artists to credit them. she refuses and she also edited the images to add her own signature.. 

To me.. that's flat out disrespectful and seriously copyright infringement. I don't know about you but i really really don't like my art to be edited without my written permission..

anyways. i thought you should know.. 
tabun Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Interesting concept.
Kerevon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
'Tis fairly good. I agree with Lizterhann about the issue of weight (maybe less flapping of the cape?), but it's far better than anything I can do. I also enjoy the concept of a not-so-evil necromancer.
Sanctus-Hospes Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Well I'm officially going to subscribe :D Great work!
ElStormo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Brilliant as always man!
Lizterhann Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
The colouring is very nice and the lighting is gorgeous ! Though, whereas the composition is quite dynamic, I'd say that the picture is a little unballenced, and the necromancer seems unsteady : There are too much "visual weight" on the right of this character ( the floating clothes, the staff...) and about the background, maybe there are too much empty space above the characters and little not enough under. Another thing that's catching my eye is the left leg of the necromancer, refering to the position of her hips, the let hand foot couldn't be that far behind the right handed foot. Also, the big white areas formed by the clothes are a bit too bright (event if this is logical since the light is coming from the ghost) and may drag too much attention from the viewer, and distract him from the beautiful faces you did that deserves all the attention.
Take it easy, that's just my thoughts to be constructive about your beatiful artwork, I do not mean to upset you anyway :)

Rhineville Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
No i really appreciate it, an need more people to be critiquing my work on here :) I see now about the brightness of the robes and their visual weight, I definitely could have gotten away with something a bit smaller. I'm not sure I understand about her left leg though, I thought I stretched it back a fairly small distance behind her? I think I may have made it look too close to her foot laterally so it might look as if her hips are at 3/4 facing us while her feet are going into profile. That could be what's causing the confusion.
Lizterhann Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
I'm glad you appreciate it !
What I was meaning about the legs is that the left leg of the necromancer seems too long, if we refer to the position of her hips, the leg would be a little more ahead of the right leg (right hand side of the character). That's just how I feel about this painting, but I may also be wrong (excuse me if I'm not making me understandable, I'm not native english and I'm not sure what I whrite always means what I want it to).
BurchBranch Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Filmographer
This is very well done :D
Slapsticky Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
I like this original take on a necromancer:)
Rhineville Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The article was written with a less sinister form of necromancer in mind, one that focuses on the "life" aspect of spiritualism etc. Talking to the dead rather than controlling them is something that seems to be key.
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