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Mortanius by KainTheVampireLord Mortanius by KainTheVampireLord
Morty: Now it's your turn! :D

I checked the concept art for BO1 and Defiance when I started to draw him. As he's not a warrior, I tried to design him clothes that fits his character. I found his defiance concept rather similar to Elrond [link] it gave me the idea to draw him with the elegance of the elves.

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No tracing or altering of this image is permitted!

Mortanius is © to Eidos & Crystal Dynamics
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KakudanWorld Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Oh please I want a draw of Kain and Mortanius I beg you great Kain The Vampire Lord : D
If you draw Kain and Morty you will erase Kain's apperance of SR and replace it by Blood Omen, so you accept?
Your draw of Kain and Morty could create a paradox and you could write an another story, and draw the original Kain in the 5 games of LOK.
I think I could hope you will do my idea about Kain and Morty, so draw now xD!
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014   Traditional Artist
Mind reading thing, I was thinking of a scenery with Mortanius lately to paint him as some sort of creepy figure. That wouldn't be a paradox, Mortanius was Kain's guide and his creator. Of course I didn't put the greenie-green into account, when it is about Kain that green critter is out of the picture. No need to write another story, I wouldn't do that anyways. :) 
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KakudanWorld Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
The paradox was an excuse because I want this draw with Kain and Mortanius xD!
I said if you draw this it would be a paradox because Defiance team prefer Raziel to visits Mortanius than Kain, who was his undead son. So you will create a paradox in Defiance time, and you could rewrite story like you want, here it's my second argument to convinces you to draw them soon : D
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
I don't think I'll repeat this image, rather love putting the character into a new scenario but planning to paint Mortanius with Kain. The Defiance/SR teap preferred everything over Kain, maybe Mortanius met Raziel only in their game but I'm considering with the original story whenever creating related art. 
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KakudanWorld Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Mortanius is so great in your draw, I wish you draw him with Kain, it would be awesome! I love so munch BO1, but I love the fact you fusion the BO1 version and Defiance, I think he look more human, but it fits well with him! : D He is very charismatic, one of my favorite characters! The top one is Kain indeed, after Vorador, Janos, Mortanius and finally Umah. ^^
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
That sounds a good idea to try, could imagine drawing something like a book cover. Next time I'll draw him with the skull-like face he had in Blood Omen1 :)
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KakudanWorld Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Amazing can't wait to see him ! : D
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vLine-Designs Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have been featured in my journal [link]

:)
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FaustusFan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
hey I draw him too ^^
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tomignatius Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work! Always liked that character, although it took me a while to get his story straight. Love it!
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
Same here, I like Mortanius too, he's a big gamer trying to set the Circle right after his great mistake in the past, that was also great how he set Kain on his path with the arranged murder.
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Gatana Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
Oh HELL no man! D8<


sorry couldn't resist xD
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
:laughing:
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Denychie Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Ooo I see it.
Ya know, dA has been really messed up lately. Right now, my friend as an art thief taking her pictures and we tried to notify dA but they just said the same thing.
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010   Traditional Artist
Quite messed up. I believe it's just lazyness to allow traced "art" instead of spending time with ripping them off. Saying "everyone should get the chance to start it somewhere" is not an excuse to allow one's work thieved.
I have more faith in anti art theft clubs than the admins. I sent a lot of reports too already whenever I recognize someone's work in someone else's gallery, but the half of my reports never got a reply, and the rest of the replied ones were rejected.
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Northstar1982 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
How the heck did I find your pic of Morty while Searching for ELROND on DA... XD Ah well at least he's my favorite necromancer ever!
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009   Traditional Artist
Hahhahhahha I noticed the browsing system is a bit stupid, so no matter what I write into the keywords, the content of the artist's comment counts too, and I mentioned Elrond there :D
I like Elrond, and the Defiance concept art of Morty strongly reminded me of him :D
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Northstar1982 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
LOL Yeah he totally does.. if they ever make an LOK Movie *HOPES* they totally HAVE to get Hugo Weaving to play Morty! XD
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jazzknh Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
Ah, he looks beautiful.
He really does have that elvish grace. Why didn't I see it before? His eyes keep their glow so kudos on acheiving that effect.
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
I was wondering a lot who is Morty reminds me of whenever I was playing the game, and realized he's like an elf just when I saw his concept art:)
Yes, I wanted him look graceful and creepy.
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jazzknh Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
As he rightfully should be.
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RAFox Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Oh.. very impressive drawing.
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you! I did my best to give back Morty's creepy but cool character.
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Axel-the-firedancer Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, what a great style !!!! i love it
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Axel-the-firedancer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
u r welcome
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aracid Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
This is the least favorite character of most, but I am one who particularly is very fond of him. Though I did enjoy his death too... but still, I find him an interesting character. He looks so sinister and powerful in this picture and I love the perspective in his left arm and hand. This is another very amazing piece.
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you again!:D
You're right. Maybe Moe, Eldie and Umah liked less, but they still get more interest than Morty.
I like him too, his character reminds me to Gandalf as he had a main role in "set prophecy in motion" but he never gets into the spotlight of the events, just guarding and directing the heroes from the background. I found him evil in BO1 for using Kain to kill the guardians, but his real role was cleared in Defiance.
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LaFleureRouge Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Awesome image I love your vision Bravo!
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Legadema Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008  Student General Artist
Wonderful!! really excellent job dear! Mortanius looks very nice
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Ysidro Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Student General Artist
WHUOAH!!! Impressive. I love it how dark he is around the eyes and the angle (the perspective) is great. You got a good eye for 3D
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Runya-EithelNar Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Mighty Morty! :)
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Zoneh Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Awesomeness!
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Trelela Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mort: "I want YOU to serve your country"
Kain: "damm.."
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008   Traditional Artist
Hehhe Morty is brave to try to command Kain :XD:
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Epantiras Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome composition and drawing!
using a point of view from below Mortanius (but not exactly below but a bit to one side) makes him look really majestic. the mantle being moved by the wind adds a lot to this effect, too. leaving the top part of the background completely white makes Mortanius' figure stand out much better and the viewer's attention will focus on him and on his left hand first.

As Deckard Cain would say, 'masterfully done!!' :thumbsup:
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you! That's exactly what I wanted to express with this pic. Although he had a less active role in the game, he was wise and powerful enough to understand the events, and "set prophecy in motion"
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Ramesya Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool done :heart:
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LoKIMOOn1000 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
Woah,such a great job you did on this.But then,your drawings are always amazing.
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's fitting. I never played the original but I saw him in Defiance.
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008   Traditional Artist
He looked hell different in BO1. He had not too much role in the series, but I like his character.
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He was really old in BO1. In Defiance you travel back to see him much earlier. I really wish I had that game...
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008   Traditional Artist
Nooo he's the same old in Defiance, only had a different design. When you see him in Defiance, it's only hours before he morphed into the Unspoken in BO1.
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jmsnooks Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm... Didn't notice that.
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MadamDestiny Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
I thought they were similar too... I even wrote a slight rant about it OxO. I love Mortanius though, he's my favorite character (aside from Kain himself) dispite the fact that he has little definition as a character and not much of a role in the games. Aaaaaw! This just makes me love him more! This is a fav for sure!
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008   Traditional Artist
I like his character too. He was mostly just mentioned in the game conversations, and had a really little active role. I liked the way he created Kain, and set him on the path he had to take.
I'm glad you like this piece! :hug:
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FreakyFeline Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!! what did you use to draw him?
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KainTheVampireLord Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D It's a pencil drawing. I won't draw on this type of paper anymore, it's surface is bad for drawing, and I couldn't make smooth shades.
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FreakyFeline Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome!!
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