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Elric by theirison Elric by theirison
OK, I LOVE this piece!!! SEE, I can draw dudes, ha

I actually did it on a friends computer while I was traveling for a show (Photoshop CS4, I prefer CS3)
It was one of those pieces that just came together in all the right ways.
All the line work was done with pencil then scanned in and I retraced the line in photoshop to make it look more refined.
The hair is done with scanned in brush strokes made with a Japanese calligraphy brush, then finished with white soft brush strokes in photoshop. The skin....well that's kind of an extensive process. I'll make a video of that SOON so you guys can steal my technique and soul, ha.
The Belt was all done in photoshop using gradients, scanned in textures and the shape tool. The sword was done the same way. The blood on his arm was done by scanning in ink blotches on watercolor paper, then colorized in photoshop. I actually used black ink for that.

This is the First cover for a new series with a old character, Elric. I'm pretty sure I'm doing the next few covers for this and I'm going to go ALL out for them. So keep your eyes peeled and go buy them (when they're out)

More to come soon!
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:icondavid6479:
david6479 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  New Deviant
Amazing
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:iconalecroberts:
AlecRoberts Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
So fine. 
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Rodan22 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a very healthy Elric indeed!
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:iconloki7z:
Loki7z Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Very beautifull!
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:icontreydavidwood:
TreyDavidWood Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome.  The REAL Elric.  Not one of those damn anime pics...lol. 
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:iconjacquesjust:
jacquesjust Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Perhaps my favorite fantasy character during adolescence. So wonderful to see a fine depiction of the soul stealer Stormbringer.
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:iconjk-sensei:
JK-Sensei Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is SICK! The runes on the sword look incredible
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ShadowPupStudios Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Love your concept of Elric. Not too buff and nice and pale.
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amenrah99 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
As a teen, I really enjoyed Michael Moorcock's books about Elric as the Eternal Champion. Bravo to you art, which captures the image superbly.
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:icontheirison:
theirison Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
thank you!!!
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:icondanny-ded:
DANNY-DED Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi I'm Danny, a french artist, and I'm a big fan of Elric the Necromancer, and I must say that none of its official representations pleased me so far ... Yours is the best, really. ;)
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:icontheirison:
theirison Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thank you so much, that's a huge complement!
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:iconflinxerone:
Flinxerone Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Is he human or another kind of race? Nice work, Theirison.
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:icontheirison:
theirison Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Im pretty sure he's another type of race
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:iconflinxerone:
Flinxerone Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I never read the books, however, I do have Wendy Pini's, Law And Chaos book, (I highly recommend)and she portrays the principal character, well, pretty much everyone of his people, with the physical attributes of her own creation, Elfquest or, closely similar to the Vulcan, Mr. Spock. Good day.
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DiMaio Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
:jedi: AWESOME!!
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:iconrandharma:
randharma Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
I like the look of Stormbringer.
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:iconrackirthered:
RackirTheRed Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!! :wow:
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:iconmint22:
Mint22 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Brilliant
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
outstanding depiction of Elric! :thumbsup:
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:iconinenarrable:
Inenarrable Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Brutal!! ^__^
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Steppenwolf01 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Incredible,I love how you did Stormbringer.
Wil other characters like prince Corum,Erekose,Rackir or Moogloom?
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:icon000ace:
000ACE Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah yes, The Balance Lost series
its evil-eyed Stormbringer reminds me the Siegfried's Souledge sword in the Soulcalibur games
epic
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:icondirtysue:
dirtysue Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
yeah, you can draw dudes and i love it :D
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:icontheirison:
theirison Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
thank you!!
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:icondirtysue:
dirtysue Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
no problem, good dude always needed :)
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:iconvas-is-nus:
vas-is-nus Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MEN MEN MEN
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:iconliarath:
Liarath Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Artist
I love Elric of Melnibonč!
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El-bowler Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant work in terms of tone and the character's posture, but it's not Elric, nor is it stormbringer.

I'm reminded of 'there's something about mary'- only it's turbo-jizz making the hair stand on end, like Arioch's very own ultra-sperm providing elric's coif.... Chaos love juice hair indeed.
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jsantiagojr Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Awsome!
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:iconzarmactacus:
Zarmactacus Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Ahh man I love this series. Glad to find someone who does him right. Very nice.
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nork Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I do have to say I like this alot. From the other "Elric" pieces I've seen. At lest your in the ball park of what Elric is in the books.
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Protoguy Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
ELRIIIIC!!
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smbhax Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wha Elric is back??? And with amazing skin tones.
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:icontheirison:
theirison Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
he's back!!
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:iconmissrotem:
missrotem Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Gagagagagagag?! O_O
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New-Vogue-Ravyn Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
This is amazing. I especially like your visualisation of Stormbringer. Can't wait to see the rest of your covers.
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Rex--Magnus Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, wow!! I'm amazed by the detail here. I really do love how you retained a rather fantasy-esq style to suit his character.

I'm happy to see more and more people working on this!! Hooray for new books with some favourite old guys. :)
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Rabenschneid Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Nice one ^^ looks really amazing
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BenSonkkila Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Very cool work :drool:
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:iconkwekachu:
Kwekachu Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
this reminds me strangely of storm riders
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dadarulz Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not very fond of the runes - too perfect, vectorish - but I absolutely adore the eye gem on his sword and the simplicity of the hair
...among other things
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Riddled-with-blanks Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Putting the dude in drawing dudes.
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Hungrysparrow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Brilliant- I love Elric!
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:iconleseraphin:
leseraphin Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
Great job, Elric is one of my most favourite characters, and I now think my skills are good enough to try and it myself. However, congratulations on yours ;)
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greenspree Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Yay Elric! Nice piece!
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Marikobard Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Looks awesome, pretty good job
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khan86 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Interesting vision of Elric of Melniboné. Many years ago I read it and I'm sure it's HIM. Sad warrior with big black sword.
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:icontheirison:
theirison Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
how emo, haha
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croliczyca Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
wow...
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