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Infernal Herald by beastofoblivion Infernal Herald by beastofoblivion
Threw some color on a sketchbook thing. A portrait of one of the scavenger-y Infernal Heralds. Much like carrion birds, they hover around the front lines waiting for carnage, lip-fingers rippling in a constant languid motion that resembles centipede legs. They are lightweights, cowardly, flighty, squabble-y. They wolf down corpses and strain the putrid juices back through their face holes. They're only interested in the husks.
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:iconoscarturner:
oscarturner Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I adore the colour subtlety in this, brilliant execution. big fan :)
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:iconaka-san:
Aka-san Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous....
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hellacious.  ;}
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:iconkelshray:
Kelshray Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Wooow!!!!:happybounce: 
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:iconmarydec:
MaryDec Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice!I like it! Heart5 
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:iconk4nk4n:
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
Woah.
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:iconkami5885:
Kami5885 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
beautiful!
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:iconeclecticmanta:
EclecticManta Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
The design is amazing!!! Stunning mood, colors and shading :)
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:iconrussfairchild:
RussFairchild Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
Holy shit this is epic!
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:icondesignbydalton:
DesignbyDalton Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Impressive beastie. 
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:icontoomassart:
ToomassArt Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
Nice!! Pretty dark looking creature and unique concept great job..
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:iconl-james:
L-James Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
aughh really creepy but what a cool beast!
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:iconepilepticpuppy:
You did a fantastic job! I love the burning tips on the feathers, that's a nice little detail.
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:iconvolinfer:
Volinfer Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Dark af~ Lovely and I like it :)
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:iconart-by-avflores:
art-by-avflores Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the burning tips on the feathers. nice touch.
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:iconwilliam-tael:
William-Tael Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
Wow! This is sickly awesome.
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:icondragon-creator:
Dragon-Creator Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Student General Artist
This is insanely well done.
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:iconsushiprincess:
Sushiprincess Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so morbidly lovely, or lovely morbid? Either way, I love the whole aesthetic including the words about it.
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:iconaxelux:
Axelux Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shiiet
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:iconredheartblackheart:
RedHeartBlackHeart Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016   Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconfrecmenta:
frecmenta Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Student General Artist
I'm having a hard time understanding the face on that thing O.o
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:icontheartoflegwear:
TheArtOfLegwear Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Brilliant work!
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:iconlubu-art:
lubu-art Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
So awesome!
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DarkBloodRoxas Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
"Threw some color on a sketchbook thing" Yeah right ;3
Amazing work. The clouds certainly add a whole lot to the artwork. And the slight reflection of the flames on his/her/its neck giving it a slight orange tint is very nice ^^
I spent a bit too much time looking at it and have to ask though. There's a small black dot above his face hole with the fluids oozing out. I assume it's a drop of blood but it feels a bit out of place there when considering gravity. Thought it could be a small floating piece of ash too but with the wind seemingly blowing to the left that would seem off too. And yes, I know this is nitpicking over one single dot. But I had to find SOMETHING to give feedback on didn't I? =p
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Filmographer
ooooh this is so so cool! Amazing concept!
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:iconvanillajester:
vanillajester Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Student Artist
It's a super cool picture, and it looks amazing, but... those teeth. They would catch on one another and stop it opening it's mouth.
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beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Artist
They're fingers/nails, and actually quite mobile! Its real teeth are inside. Futility is also a major theme of the Infernal Plane. ;)
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vanillajester Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Student Artist
Ah, ok, well that makes it much better... by making it much, much worse! Haha, great. :D
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Blue-Starr Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Student General Artist
I really need to try focusing on texture details like yours when doing my creature designs. This Infernal Herald is gruesome but all of the intricacies make it fascinating to look at.

If you ever put out an art book of your monsters/creatures, you can count on me buying a copy! :D
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beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Artist
Glad you like it Blue-Starr, and keep an eye out this spring! My second sketchbook/artbook will be released this year. :) My first is still available here, too.
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
Its so awesome
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:iconsterlingraven:
SterlingRaven Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful....oAo
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:iconsythgara:
Sythgara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Man sometimes I just want to sneak a peek what it's like to be in your head : D
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Artist
It can be a pretty weird place, LOL!
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:iconsythgara:
Sythgara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
See, while I picture inside of my head as a more fantasy realm as far as headworld goes, i just see you spacing out during the day and flying through the universe with the noodles and other spindly, pointy things :P Or some other ...ethereal stuff. Not exactly if that's the right word. Part-manifested things.
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macawnivore Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, this guy is freaky! Love it. :D
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:iconruukh:
Ruukh Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would have loved too see one of them animated, looks simply amazing!
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:iconcrysdf:
CrysDF Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
that kinda scares me,but it is still awesome looking
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xKaseix Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
The imagery of them straining the juices is just...wow. Dunno how you come up with this stuff, but it makes for some awesome world imagining. Not to mention beautiful artwork.
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mamasaurus Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
This is stunningly horrifying, it is disgusting in a raw kind of desperate way. I love this, oh gosh :D
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kiwii-marshmallow Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
There's a lot happening in this picture but all of it is good.
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tentabulge Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
that is foul and creepy and I love it
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:iconlordstarscreamy:
LordStarsCreamy Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome idea ;-;  
are the feathers burning instantly?
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:iconmr-ripley:
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Nice colors =D
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PhoenixShadow32 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
Dayum that looks sick
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconloverofmythology:
loverofmythology Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
jfc that is terrifying

thanks for tonight's nightmare
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Professional Artist
You're very welcome. 8)
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