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RAZIEL of NoSGoTH...


Let me start by saying that I love this game franchise... SOULREAVER WAS AWESOME!
It was a rare couple of video games where the voice acting, story, and overall mood of the content was harmoniously engaging for me....

These chapters of the game centered around RAZIEL, a vampire who is cast down from a seat of high power only to be reborn into a fit of vengeful retribution against his former brothers. The dialog of the game is rich; littered with subtext and a dizzying vocabulary, features the astounding voice talents of.. Michael Bell, Simon Templeman, Rene Auberjonois (if your a star trekkie) and the late great Tony Jay (who's voiced some notable villains in his long career, such as Shere Khan, Megabyte...

I'm not sure I did the game justice, But I tried...It was dark, errie, foreboding at times, and showed vampires as ghoulish monsters grown wise and physically altered by the passing eons..NO SPARKLY VAMPIRES HERE..

So I rendered Raziel, Consuming some SOULS, and holding the glowing energy blade (REAVER) which is his primary weapon in the gameplay...
I'm thinking of doing some more images in this style to show my love for this game...but those will have to wait...
As for this image...its on display for the month of October at BRAVE NEW WORLDS in Philadelphia... The whole show is focused around gory video games, and will have some very impressive work on display.

But, if your not in Philly, just scope out this post here, and lemme know what you think...

I hope you dig...

P

9 comments:

Alisa said...

Your digital paints keep getting more and more impressive! Great lighting.

Shigune Matsui said...

I like vampires! Raziel does sound like a very familiar name to be honest with you. It was this game called Realms of the Haunting, a demon of internment named Raysiel (pronounced the same) who appears as an ethereal ball of light and powerful as well....

Nathalia M said...

I love this character and this image! I tried to make a halloween costume of him once for an ex, and ran out of time so no pictures. But I do think you have done this character justine with this image. Great work!

shane Blount said...

Cool stuff man.
Loved your old masters series by the way, great to see all those familier faces reproduced in your style !!!

shane

Ryan Green said...

So awesome, Pedro! I like this new style of layered, graphic shapes. The skull comp below is pretty great by itself, too.

Daniel Nobre said...

I started following your blog because I really like you digital painting skills and cool conceptual ideas.

I'll keep being a constant visitor, I assure you.

Oh, and thank you for following my blog also! =)

Pedro Vargas said...

Hey, thanks for the comment on my blog! You're stuff is great!! Really neat stuff! It's cool to have found another cartoonist with the name Pedro.

GOGOPEDRO said...

thanks for all the great comments and support guys, and for those of you who've decided to follow my blog recently...

Many thanks..

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Mitza_003 said...

awesome pic! nice job!!