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Wizard's Lamentations by Rhineville Wizard's Lamentations by Rhineville
For all that he’s become, for all the monsters and men and nations he’s defeated, he never had the power to make her love him again.
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Done for Conceptart.org's character of the week #193.

Tried to tell the wizard's life story using his tattoos, including his early magical development, his heroic adventures, and the meeting, marriage to and loss of his wife.

EDIT: changed his tattoos a bit based on some great crits and suggestions
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:icontrenatos:
trenatos Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
I wish this was available as a print
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arschpo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
:headbang: :stupidme::stupidme::stupidme::stupidme:  :squee::squee: Great Artwork :squee::squee:   stupidme::stupidme:  Amazing :stupidme::stupidme::stupidme::stupidme:  :stupidme::
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:iconmilyknight:
milyKnight Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014   Digital Artist
Impressive work! :heart:
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:iconkraven4:
Kraven4 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Great! Love it!
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:iconbelial1980:
belial1980 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Sweet!
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:iconsaloniko:
saloniko Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
awesome
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:iconkimu-sukotu:
Kimu-Sukotu Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Artist
I don't thionk I can put to words how much I fucking love this masterfuckingpiece.
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:icontrenatos:
trenatos Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
This is a masterpiece...
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:iconprogressionguy:
ProgressionGuy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing work. I really like the scars all over his body. Favourite artpiece I've seen in my life so far, and I'm not lying. Amazing.
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:icongrieverjoe:
Grieverjoe Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
This is amazing. Any tips on how you do tattoos? They always seem so believable. :)
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:iconpatriarch-of-shadow:
patriarch-of-shadow Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Some say our scars reveal the truth about our lives, what a strange and amazing tale his must be.
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:iconblauerfasan:
BlauerFasan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
That picture is unbelievably good to me. I think this is my first comment on this site, because usually I am just here to watch. But this picture is just too good, it really strikes a chord in me.

Thank you for your art!
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:iconjoonaheiskanen:
joonaheiskanen Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I like the attention you've given to the muscle fibers. The physique looks chiseled, very low on fat and believable. Well done!
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:iconsonofthesnow:
sonofthesnow Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
nice.
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:iconweroblue:
weroblue Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oogh GOD
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:icondhariennightroad:
DharienNightroad Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
*-* Perfect, love the ear detail!!!
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:iconpcre8:
PCre8 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Amazing, powerful image. It feels alive!
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:icondoclucid:
DocLucid Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Masterful indeed.
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:iconglowe94:
Glowe94 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is an incredible piece! I love the detail:) Great job!
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:icononeindiesoul:
Oneindiesoul Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Wicked awesome art here!
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:iconcommonjohn:
commonjohn Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great!
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:iconmutiny-in-the-air:
mutiny-in-the-air Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant idea.
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:iconsaintcaveman:
SaintCaveman Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Amazing!
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:iconsiobhan68:
Siobhan68 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
That is a wonderful and intense piece, it conveys much emotion and one can READ the story of his life written on his skin. I am sad for him...
A beautiful painting!
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:icongcartist85:
GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Thank you for letting us feature your Amazing work! :iconfantasyfans101::iconshuffelinplz:
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:iconcapitanarecondita:
CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional
I love the picture. I love the man .. But, crying ...if it were me, I'd love it!
Wonderful work.
Wow, is very sad... really.
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:iconcloister:
Cloister Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice portrait.
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:iconratula:
Ratula Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
great job on the the anatomy and tats and everything else :-)
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:iconodhinnfist:
odhinnfist Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
I don't think I have words for how amazing this is...
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:iconsingularanomaly:
singularanomaly Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
amazing and interesting piece.
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:iconpiplupstarscommander:
PiplupSTARSCommander Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
BADASS XDDD
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:iconmrcatastropher:
MrCatastropher Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
This picture got me so inspired. Devinantart is the best source of make a character
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:iconbenmaier:
BenMaier Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love the concept and the shadow and light work.
Awesome work!
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:iconthirdeyepl:
thirdeyepl Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is a great piece :)
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:iconthephilosopheredward:
ThePhilosopherEdward Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Powerful piece
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Sharp3vil Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Hi! I love the art. I hope you don't mind, but I'll be using this in a set of personal cards for use by myself and friends. They won't be sold, and you will be credited on the card. If you have an objection to this personal use, let me know, and I'll change the picture to something else. Thanks!
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Rhineville Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I really appreciate the heads up;

There was a bit of a commotion on the MTG forums a few years back when artists found that they art was being used on fan-made decks. Even though none of the fans making these cards were selling them, it still wasn't covered by fair use as the creation of these cards constituted a "reduction of demand" for the artists while not compensating them. Long story short things got heated and the fan-created cards thread had to be taken down.

I think that was a little drastic, and for the next while I went back to the forums to give permission to use my art on fan-made cards.

SO, long-winded way of saying this; you have my permission :) I don't need to be credited or anything, but if you find people who like the art I can always put this or anything else up for print orders if there's a demand for it.
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:iconicedroplet:
Icedroplet Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
EXCELLENT
Although his left hand looks small
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:iconev-chad:
EV-Chad Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Not the typical wizard with the hat and cloak! COol! I love the anatomy - very high level skill. The shadows are unique.

The wizard is the inner creator in us all.
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:iconthem-man:
TheM-Man Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finally! A wizard who isn't a stick.
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:iconkayshoo:
Kayshoo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
This is great! I especially like the lighting. So much character in this grizzled ole' buggar!
Love the scars and the sinew. Excellent stuff!
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:icondchosenoned:
DChosenOneD Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
The anatomy is flawless and the lighting is very dramatic. Great work!
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:iconsparky-del-ireland:
sparky-del-Ireland Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
CLASS!
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:iconshantetoo:
shantetoo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
nice....very nice!
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:iconsamgorsuch:
SamGorsuch Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student General Artist
dude i love this
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:iconperoro:
peroro Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love his expression and how his whole body reflects that. I also like how the tattoos tell his life story. That's a really interesting concept.
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:iconwasagamack:
wasagamack Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool wizard,i feel sympathetic for him, nice little story on his chest too
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:iconhorologe:
Horologe Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the lighting a lot.
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:iconrhineville:
Rhineville Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconvolchiha:
Volchiha Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
I absolutely adore the mood of this. My hat goes off to you yet again (if I had a hat.).
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