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Umah Bloodomen
25th Jun 2011, 15:18
Greetings, All!

Your resident Vampiric Lady of The Sith is in need of your assistance for some "research" she's conducting. :D

I'd like you to submit your favorite images of the LOK series. Images may include:

Official wallpapers
Official promotional material
Game screenshots
Fan art (please include the artist - e.g. yourself or another individual)

Please post your submissions here in this thread (preferably) with either the [IMG] BBcode or as a link. As a courtesy to everyone, please utilize the [THUMB] BBCode if you're going to post images the size of the Grand Canyon. :lol:

Additionally, please make sure you're not submitting duplicate images and that your images are TOU-friendly (http://forums.eidosgames.com/announcement.php?f=24&a=50) as they will be removed if they're not. If you're unsure as to whether or not an image you wish to post is TOU-friendly or not, PM me and I will do my best to assist you.

DO NOT HOTLINK TO PERSONALLY OWNED WEBSITES. Some of our members (and LOK Community members-at-large) pay good money to host their LOK content for us. Let's be courteous to those site owners and refrain from leeching their bandwith.

I will be collecting "research" material until July 9th, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST, after which the thread will be closed and the actual project will begin.

I'm looking forward to all your submissions! :)

25th Jun 2011, 15:54
I love this screenshot:

And I love this wallpaper:

There is a fan altered version of this wallpaper where it looks like it is all on fire, but I can't find it :(

The box art for defiance and Soul Reaver 2 are also awesome :)

25th Jun 2011, 16:24
the uncertainty is killing me!!

These are my fanworks


More to come!!! :)

Umah Bloodomen
25th Jun 2011, 16:29
the uncertainty is killing me!!

Good! :D

Do me a favor and crop your first fan art. It's really cool, but for the purpose of this particular "research", I can't include the nude statue. (PM me the original though!) :)

25th Jun 2011, 16:33
Good! :D

Do me a favor and crop your first fan art. It's really cool, but for the purpose of this particular "research", I can't include the nude statue. (PM me the original though!) :)

No problem!! I will PM u the link!!! :)

25th Jun 2011, 18:15
This fan art I found has been my wallpaper on my computer for a while...


25th Jun 2011, 21:02
No problem!! I will PM u the link!!! :)

Me too please. love the images

25th Jun 2011, 21:05
I almost don't know where to start... work on the wiki means I get a lot of images and screenshots for illustrative purposes. A lot are brilliant and it's difficult to choose between over 1800 images (http://legacyofkain.wikia.com/wiki/Special:NewFiles).
But If I have to choose I think I'd have to go with this one (http://legacyofkain.wikia.com/wiki/File:BO2-Marcus-Boss-P2-P3-Cathedral_Jump_Attack.PNG). Just for the effort it took to get the timing right ... and goodnight Marcus!:D

25th Jun 2011, 21:57
This (http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110304141558/legacyofkain/images/8/84/VoradorConceptDefiance.jpg) is by far my favourite concept art in the entire series. I hope this research is leading somewhere good (you know what I mean) ;)

Umah Bloodomen
26th Jun 2011, 03:18
This (http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110304141558/legacyofkain/images/8/84/VoradorConceptDefiance.jpg) is by far my favourite concept art in the entire series.

That is indeed a good one. I really enjoy Kory Heinzen's work. :thumb:

I hope this research is leading somewhere good (you know what I mean) ;)

Are you doubting my intentions? :naughty: :p ;)

26th Jun 2011, 03:20
Man, you've got me doing some major refreshing of the brain and hunting here, but here goes:

First, I'll add my art here:

A depiction of Kain pondering the action he's just taken against Raziel, happening right after Kain tore the bones from his wings in SR1. Daniel Cabuco's piece with Kain holding Raziel's clan banner inspired me.

Now, for actual concept art from the games:


I would have loved to have seen Nosgoth more open, showing how vast and epic a land it was/is. Images like this do so. Imagine being able to traverse from the building in the foreground to the one in the center of the lake and to see the scale unfold (or, to fly there in batform in real time; not a cutscene). Both of these structures invoke images from Blood Omen 1. Perhaps the one on the hill is was a Spirit Forge, and the one in the middle of the lake, one of the secret locations you teleported to. Or, something akin to those areas. But the scope is key.


Contrasting the above is this. Depending on the when and the where, showing the ravages to Nosgoth was never quite done so vividly as this. Imagine the detail that could be shown with entire cities lying in intricate rubble by either post corruption, or post war, on these next gen consoles and on PC.


Similarly, again showing the epic scale, imagine being able to head from atop a cliff like this all of the way down into a city under siege. We've seen Avernus in flames a few times, so it doesn't have to be Avernus. Something even bigger. Willendorf or larger, if it's in the past. Like an city of the Ancients. Raziel's role is done (at least, as a Wraith), so substitute Kain in the foreground.


The Pillars are the most iconic locale for Nosgoth and LoK. Imagine seeing them newly forged in a beautifully rendered Nosgoth, with lush pines and grand mountains in the background. I'd also prefer this more open feel to the area than in both SR2 and Defiance, where gates and narrow paths truncated the view of the Pillars.


This feels so much more than what was able to be rendered in SR2, and also Defiance. The grand scale of the statues and the marble of it. This court feels huge and real. I'd love to see locations with more of this grand Lord-of-the-Rings-like architecture.


While I am not saying the location of the Abyss is what's the draw, it's another example of open and lush environments. The scale and layers of the water falls and the bridges over it, with the spires and mountains in the background. It feels like a world.






Back to Kain, like my own artwork of him, these are how Kain should look to me. The one thing missing in Defiance was the correct detail on Kain's face and body. The patterns of how his skin has cracked and evolved and the subtle nuances in the color on his lips and under the eyes, and all else on the model and artwork for it for both SR1 and SR2's intros are what made Kain unique and always have been the pinnacle of what his character should look like, and what I've heard anyone say they'd love to finally see rendered in game.

I'll break this up here because I think there's a limit on how many pics you can post at once. I've got more, though.

26th Jun 2011, 09:43
Some more fanart!


Author: Wulfsbane

Author: Infernauta

Author: Philiera


Author: demitrybelmont


Author VinRoc

Author: Tetsugem28


Author: Chansemweje

And one of my favourites:

Author: ChibiJ ( I will upload more from this author!)

More to come! :)

26th Jun 2011, 14:41
Here's a cool Kain one:


And this one I really like:


Author: pstchoart

26th Jun 2011, 17:55
some of the stuff that makes me happy:

by Splurch2006

by Hieronymus7Z


26th Jun 2011, 18:59
It's a shame that there were a ton of great wallpapers and promotional art for Raziel from SR1 through Defiance, but hardly any, full body anyway, for Kain (Elder Kain, that is). By the time we got some in Defiance, Kain was all wrong in them. I did like the box art for Defiance's pose with Kain, at least, but the detail was still flubbed.

You have to go back to the SR1, or SR2 intros to get good pics, but they hardly show him close enough, or in full body shots. You know, it was only his series, lol. Why bother promoting him :p


From SR2's intro.

Onto screen caps that do the series justice:


Love the fight in the Stronghold's upper levels, tossing characters here and there. You almost wish Kain could have just simply crushed him to paste while holding the Sarafan soldier up. How crazy would that have been?


Again, great fluid shot of the combat. And very cinematic. However, it works better in still than in practice. I look at this objectively, and it feels like Kain should be launching forward at this soldier for a super-powered strike. Combining Kain's super long jumping abilities into a powerhouse of mighty and bloody destruction. It would have been far more epic than the stopped-in-the-air combat that occurs.


These cinematic reveals of grand and open spaces were more prevalent in SR2, but here's a rare one in Defiance. The scale and grandeur is felt in this shot.


Here's another. You feel every word Kain says as he views these towering edifices.


The fire demon bursting up from the ground like the altered form of Mortanius in BO was a nice touch here in SR2. And the feeling of the overpowering nature of these beasts is felt in this angle. The era of epic battles with grand beasts that are even bigger is here. Some super demon monstrosity that is like the bigger black versions of this guy you face, but with a better and less cheap combat system, would be amazing in today's graphics.


What was missing in Defiance, truly awe-inspiring spectacles like this. The light forge is one of many great moments where the reward is seeing this epic scene of fantastical power and energy explode once Raziel forged his weapon. The music rose to match it. These moments were great and each was unique. Something with the Ancients and the Hylden fighting, magic vs. magic, or Kain battling some horrific element of their war machines, opening some new dimension. Something this grand would be amazing to see.


Again, the ferocity of the combat looked better in stills then it played, but it can't be denied that you want to see Kain tearing through people in mid-air and with super-human rage like this.


All of the forges were different in SR2, and they all had influences from our own past civilizations. That alone was great, but the air forge stood out as even more otherworldly, or from some civilization totally foreign and yet familiar to us. I think it fit in its fantastical color pallet and shrines and the center monolith that looked so much like the snake coiling around Moebius' very staff, more for the Ancients then any other of the forges and, if ever we would return to the time of the ancient vampires, I'd love to see more of this incorporated into their cities and temples of old. I loved the glowing red gems that powered the place with light. The winding stone that melded into walls in places, to the figures and effigies -- truly inspired. I also loved the sky. It felt like it all belonged. Plus, so much went on in this forge, it still feels like it needs further explanation.


I mentioned earlier that Kain has uniqueness in his detail that I think is absolutely vital to his character and should be preserved. Well, so, too, is the detail of the Soul Reaver, itself, this important. Defiance simplified the blade. Gone were the worn textures and it had less curves. The skull had grown in size, etc. This is how the blade should be, only made even more realistic. The sword is every much a character by its very specific design as the one that now wields it.

I have a couple more, but I have to see if they are ok to post.

Edit: looks like bloody images are fine, from my refresh of the terms of use :p

I'm posting these to illustrate what felt like it was missing in the combat. Dismemberment and other impacting visuals. Look, you've got Kain, a super-strengthened demi-god, wielding a 5-foot broadsword like it's a butter knife, and instead of hacking foes to death, it felt in Defiance like I was bludgeoning them to death. Gone were the head decapitations in SR2 and BO2. And, even though I got that Kain is wielding the Reaver, so why would he use anything else to kill argument that CD made, I feel sometimes even Kain feels like getting creative, or just getting his hands dirty, and would decide to simply rip them apart with his bare hands. You know, this!


At the very least, he should be now and then hacking off limbs, heads, even cutting people in half. The Defiance comic went a bit overboard with it, perhaps, but then again, given Kain's strength, probably not. However, even if he doesn't hack people into human bits each time he swings the sword, cutting through armor and leaving slices on the character model and now and then the aforementioned destruction to cut off their limbs, heads, or slice them in half (vertically and horizontally) would be welcome. Finishing moves of especially nice head chops, like this:



...would be great. Still keeping the Reaver impale and reave their soul option also, and make sure the reaver actually impales the subject, unlike sometimes in Defiance when it went any old place. Something like this rendered in game:


On the subject of blood, as in when limbs go a' flyin' and such, I'd prefer seeing it like thick, dark liquid, like they rendered in FEAR 2, or in the Ninja Gaiden games, than the misty light red vapor in the LoK games of the past. A steady stream of fluid when Kain drinks, like was originally shown in BO1 with Vorador here:


And one last thing about violence: I'd love a return to his varied spells that do things like this:


Those would do wonders to making the game the unreal awesomeness it should be.

27th Jun 2011, 00:02
Yeah I miss some of the creative violence from earlier games

Umah Bloodomen
27th Jun 2011, 02:05
You all are providing me with very good "research" material. :thumb:

I'd like to re-emphasize something I originally posted, though:

As a courtesy to everyone, please utilize the [THUMB] BBCode if you're going to post images the size of the Grand Canyon. :lol:

A few of you have overlooked this aspect of my initial post (as my "EDITS" have indicated). Posting full sized images drastically distorts the forum layout. The participants and visitors of this thread should not have to scroll a mile sideways to see your submissions. Again, please utilize the [THUMB] BB code when necessary so as to avoid distortion of the forum layout.

A comprehensive tutorial on utilizing the handy-dandy [THUMB] BB code, can be found here (http://forums.eidosgames.com/misc.php?do=bbcode#thumb) (along with the rest of our BB codes). If you require additional assistance utilizing the code, let me know and I will do my best to provide it. :)

Thanks and keep 'em coming! :D

Umah Bloodomen
27th Jun 2011, 17:19
Just another little "heads up":

Be wary of submitting magazine scans. They are acceptable so long as they do not contain any text pertaining to the article or photo captions. If you're unable to remove said text from these images yourself, PM me and I will be happy to assist you.

Thanks! :)

27th Jun 2011, 19:56
Hylden, - your talking about MK9 physics here...you know like the bone breaking/fatality cut ins.

:) I think we have the means to do stuff like this for kain in future games now so I don't see how it would be impossible to do for a new game.

and I also agree on the Cinematic kain model being used instead of a low poly one.

27th Jun 2011, 20:53
Yup, MK has some nice blood and dismemberment physics, and damage physics.

Ugh, you know that scan has been up elsewhere for years. It didn't even cross my mind that it would be a problem.

Well, thou hast fixedeth this problem :p


Anywho... A few I forgot:


I think this has been the best rendition of the EG thus far. Except that I love the Moebius strip added to the shape of its eye later on. This looks like a squid, not parts of some undulating thing and not too bright like in Defiance, nor small like in SR2. The color is dark and foreboding for its skin (I realize the color would not be so blue in the physical world, where Kain would view it/him) and it has barnacles/bubbles on its skin where appropriate. It just feels the most like a dark and dangerous being, out of all of the EG renderings. That spiraling, segmented tentacle on the ground is great as it slowly moves along.


I would love to see the Hylden pre-fallen like this. BO2 did a great job of making you understand that they were once humanoid, more so than the ruined forms they've become.

This was looked at by the Gaston Brothers, as Divine Shadow has unearthed for us, for the (Dark Prophecy, if it was called that) canceled last LoK game. Their work here:


I'd love to see where they were going with this incorporated. And they stated they'd "work on this again in a heartbeat." So...



I realty liked these found images of what the ruined area around the Pillars might have looked like after they went boom. It's very dynamic, with the ground cracking and the lava inside, and the ruined, charred, smoking remnants of trees.

Well, off to think on this some more, and stuff :p

27th Jun 2011, 21:56
hylden i have that issue with the kain model!

:) i love that kain model as well as lt raz from the intro...<3

28th Jun 2011, 13:46
Last edited by Umah Bloodomen; Yesterday at 06:48 PM. Reason: Again, lets use the [THUMB] code when necessary. Thanks. :)

Hm, Photobucket doesn't have pics larger than 800 width, I thought. At least my own are never more than that. Maybe Divine Shadow has a premium account, or something. Sorry. (While I am on the subject: I am pretty sure 800 pixels is the limit, right? I did search the TOU and through the FAQ, but I didn't see it. I remember seeing it before, which is why I know to just use Photobucket, since it automatically resizes an image for me, but maybe others haven't seen that this is the limit.)

Yeah, maginkura, this was pretty sweet. The face just had its own unique character. GlyphX was amazing at that:



On to some fan art, I came across this first piece just now by accident while searching for another work:


By Vidar Rapp; you can find his work here:


Does this not remind you of an old Greek, or Roman statue? It really has that feel to it and that's pretty awesome. Romanticized and sleek, this tells the story of the slaying of Raziel, without being a literal effigy.


This has always been one of my favorites. And I can't remember the artist's name.. There was a question a year, or two, ago about this piece with someone else asking who the artist was and it's an Eidos forum member. I am just blanking on the name, but it's "ecc" something, I think. Sorry to the person; you aren't forgettable. I just have a hard time remembering unusual forum names if it's been a few years... :(

Here's the best darn fan work of the Soul Reaver, as it's an actual blade. If ever swordsicle finishes it, lol:


I'd love to have that blade.

Edit: btw, I meant to note earlier that I love that demonic depiction of Raziel up there by pstchoart. He doesn't have the ribs and usual detail, but he sure does look scary, heh.

Umah Bloodomen
28th Jun 2011, 16:04
Hm, Photobucket doesn't have pics larger than 800 width, I thought. At least my own are never more than that. Maybe Divine Shadow has a premium account, or something. Sorry. (While I am on the subject: I am pretty sure 800 pixels is the limit, right? I did search the TOU and through the FAQ, but I didn't see it. I remember seeing it before, which is why I know to just use Photobucket, since it automatically resizes an image for me, but maybe others haven't seen that this is the limit.)

My resolution is set to 1366 x 768 (at home) and 1024 x 768 (at work) and the layout has been distorted with each of the pictures I've edited (although yours was not as much as the previous submissions - just enough to be annoying, though :p ;)). Any time the forum is out of alignment with each post, I add the [THUMB] code to fix it. I'd rather you guys do it yourself, but it does give me something to do when I'm sitting at work bored out of my mind because of the limitless downtime. :lol:

Part of the reason we implemented the code is to compensate for the various photo hosting websites that auto-adjust the images. I don't believe the 800 px requirement was set in stone, it was more of an "implied" requirement as 800 x 600 was a pretty popular resolution back-in-the day.

Still, your images are looking great! I too, love the SR image. :D

28th Jun 2011, 19:40
Here are some pictures for you Umah (I hope I haven’t mucked this up with it being the first time and all I’ve uploaded anything to this forum - if I have please repair all damages!)

PS: I apologise as I can't seem to comprehend this thumb tagging, I've read the destructions and my brain cannot take it, so sorry!

(I’m not sure who drew this as a friend emailed it to me at work to cheer me up but its awesome) so here’s one for the lols…

PPS: I couldn't get the images to upload, so hopefully the links will work instead!

28th Jun 2011, 20:36
Your links are working, yes. The reason the image code didn't work, however, is because you're linking to Photobucket, not to the images, themselves.

In any of your links, if you right click on the image, you should see an option to view the image, or something like that. Clicking that option will bring up the naked image, without any Photobucket stuff. That's the image URL you need. You can also find this by viewing your Album in Photobucket and hovering your mouse under any of your images' thumbnail (small) pics. You'll see a box that has different options. The one you want is Direct Link. All you then have to do is click anywhere in the highlighted blue text and it will copy the link and you can paste it here.

Umah Bloodomen
28th Jun 2011, 21:03
You've included some blasts from the past there, lucinvampire. Great job! :thumb:

The code works like this:


Additionally the code works in a similar fashion:


29th Jun 2011, 17:37
Thank you for your assistance and tutorial there Hylden & Umah, I’m completely new to this picture posting and photobucket (opened account just before posting). I hope I’ve got a handle on this now…hopefully here are some more pictures which are fully functional. (If they work I’ll go and amend the other ones, if not I'm going to put the dunces hat on and sit in the corner!)

29th Jun 2011, 19:04

There were another couple that I'd like to submit but which were on an old hard drive, which
makes it doubly annoying since I remember them so well.

One was from Soul Reaver 2 of Raziel standing in a container of liquid scratching his head, looking mightily confused/bemused with the whole situation.

The other was from Blood Omen 2 and was briefly known as the 'best screenshot in the world', it was a Sarafan Knight flying absolutely towards the camera after being hit by one of Kain's Fury attacks. It was great because the Sarafan was looking right at the camera as he was projected backwards.

Sadly Google couldn't help me find either - hopefully somebody knows which one's I'm talking about.

29th Jun 2011, 20:39

Umah Bloodomen
29th Jun 2011, 20:50
As a courtesy to our members who actually pay for webspace on which to host their images, please refrain from hotlinking directly to those sites (you should really refrain from hotlinking anywhere as you subject yourself to anti-hotlinking images which could be in violation of our TOU).

Example sites we should NOT be hotlinking to:

The Lost Worlds - Owned by Blincoln (http://www.thelostworlds.net)
The Dark Chronicle - Owned by Ardeth Silvereni (http://www.dark-chronicle.co.uk)
Nosgothic Realm - Owned by Tenaya (http://www.nosgoth.net)

You can either save those images to your PC and upload them to Photobucket, or simply post the link to said images. I'm also willing to provide temporary hosting if need be.

Thanks! :)

29th Jun 2011, 20:59
Er, ok then. But what about those linking to Nosgothic Realm (Tenaya's site)?
An awful lot of terms and conditions in this thread to say the least :rolleyes:

Umah Bloodomen
29th Jun 2011, 21:13
Er, ok then. But what about those linking to Nosgothic Realm (Tenaya's site)?
An awful lot of terms and conditions in this thread to say the least :rolleyes:

I'm currently in the process of checking to see what has been hotlinked to at this point so I can update the list of sites. I agree, Tenaya should be included as (I'm sure) she pays good money for her site and (I know) she contributes a lot to us as a Community. The least we can do is be considerate of her bandwith. Bandwith leeching is not only annoying, but can be very costly to a site owner (web host depending). We're looking out in those site owner's best interests.

I can appreciate your distaste for the "terms and conditions", and you're free not to contribute if you find them too demanding. They are what they are, though.


29th Jun 2011, 21:27
No distaste for them, if only because they imply you're gearing up to something important ;)

Umah Bloodomen
29th Jun 2011, 21:34
Just an update to the previous couple of posts: While many of the images posted previously may appear on NR, only one was actually hotlinked from it. (Which I've now fixed).

The majority of images that have been posted are being linked from personal Photobucket and Imageshack accounts. There are additional images being hotlinked from commercial websites (e.g. IGN-type sites) and DeviantArt pages. Bazielim runs the LOK wiki so it's up to him if he wants to hotlink to it.

The one that flagged this issue was the one that was clearly marked as originating from TLW. (Which caused me to check the URL). I did check the URL's previously, but admittedly missed the actual NR image. I have questions regarding a couple of additional images (which I'm about to check into) which I will most likely resolve by changing them to a link instead of an image.

29th Jun 2011, 22:24
Just in case anyone's wondering; The Wiki is free to run etc and there don't seem to be any (or at least I'm not aware of any) restrictions on this type of action from the Wiki Staff (being a very large website network, I'm assuming they have some way around the problem). I don't really mind anyone hotlinking the wiki and I'm sure the Wiki Staff would let me know if they have a problem with it - so go ahead if we have the images. (I'll let you know if they kick up a fuss;))

30th Jun 2011, 14:48
Alright! let's continue :)


The next fan arts author is Abed Al-Tall and they are one of the best Raziel illustrations I've ever seen!!















More to come! :)

30th Jun 2011, 16:48
Ber - whered you find the first pic from???

1st Jul 2011, 02:33
That first pic and the one with half Raz, half Kain are great :)

1st Jul 2011, 03:34
here's my contribution.(not drawn by me)

(dunno why raz's spine is so.....spiney......)








(saved the best for last)


1st Jul 2011, 16:30
here's a few nice ones, going through my lists: (for some reason I'm feeling the architecture today) ;)

A couple of Isabelle Lemay environment concepts

more architecture and environment

...and some pillars stuff

and relating to the first one

1st Jul 2011, 21:15
Very good choices, Bazielim :thumb:

Edit: another thread just down from this one forced me to hunt for more of swordsicle's awesome fan-made Soul Reaver sword pics :D Might as well post 'em up!


If anyone owns, or has held, that Kain figure, then you know just how giant that skull and hilt is in comparison. Like I said earlier, he made it to be to scale ;)




4th Jul 2011, 17:31
Finally after hours searching a good image host!

Chibi J's LoK fanart...

Great pieces, some unfinished, still great stuff!

http://s2.postimage.org/jpn9eoro/a_ncol.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/jpn9eoro/)http://s3.postimage.org/2mqkgsnlw/ariel_murder.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/2mqkgsnlw/)http://s4.postimage.org/15hnpzkv8/BO2vamps.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/15hnpzkv8/)http://s1.postimage.org/cqs283pg/chibij_darius.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/cqs283pg/)

http://s2.postimage.org/jpqkhdr8/chibij_messiah.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/jpqkhdr8/)http://s3.postimage.org/2mqm4c03o/cover_ariel.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/2mqm4c03o/)http://s4.postimage.org/15hpdixd0/cover1_kainraz.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/15hpdixd0/)http://s1.postimage.org/cqx0u56s/darkoffering_col.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/cqx0u56s/)

http://s2.postimage.org/jq0hpgpw/defiance.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/jq0hpgpw/)http://s3.postimage.org/2mqpfep38/dumah_r.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/2mqpfep38/)http://s4.postimage.org/15hsolmck/faustus.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/15hsolmck/)http://s1.postimage.org/cr3mzj5w/firstblood.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/cr3mzj5w/)

http://s2.postimage.org/jq5gbi78/hoodedkainsketch_col.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/jq5gbi78/)http://s3.postimage.org/2mqr2y1l0/janos_bo2.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/2mqr2y1l0/)http://s4.postimage.org/15hvzobc4/k_armour.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/15hvzobc4/)http://s1.postimage.org/cra94x50/kain_brethren.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/cra94x50/)

http://s2.postimage.org/jqdq08o4/kain_evolution1.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/jqdq08o4/)http://s3.postimage.org/2mqw1k32c/kainumahp.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/2mqw1k32c/)http://s4.postimage.org/15iprck84/image.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/15iprck84/)http://s1.postimage.org/crbwo9ms/marcus.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/crbwo9ms/)

http://s2.postimage.org/jqh12xno/mel.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/jqh12xno/)http://s3.postimage.org/2mr99uv0k/zephon.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/2mr99uv0k/)http://s4.postimage.org/15j7y9dno/pla_preraziel.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/15j7y9dno/)http://s1.postimage.org/crgvab44/preistesssketch.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/crgvab44/)

http://s2.postimage.org/jqu9dplw/preraz_longhair.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/jqu9dplw/)http://s3.postimage.org/2mqzcms1w/rahab_r.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/2mqzcms1w/)http://s4.postimage.org/15j9lsq5g/razbirth1_2.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/15j9lsq5g/)http://s1.postimage.org/crltwclg/raziel_evolution1.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/crltwclg/)

http://s2.postimage.org/jqxkgelg/raziel_fin.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/jqxkgelg/)http://s3.postimage.org/2mr2nph1g/renunciation.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/2mr2nph1g/)http://s4.postimage.org/15jb9c2n8/sara_rough.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/15jb9c2n8/)http://s1.postimage.org/csiwnah0/sarafanmural.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/csiwnah0/)http://s1.postimage.org/d4gwdiv8/melchiah.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/d4gwdiv8/)

http://s2.postimage.org/jr0vj3l0/turel_r.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/jr0vj3l0/)http://s3.postimage.org/2mr5ys610/umah_kain.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/2mr5ys610/)http://s4.postimage.org/15jg7y44k/umahsketch.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/15jg7y44k/)http://s1.postimage.org/cszg0res/vampirebrethren.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/cszg0res/)http://s2.postimage.org/jr2j2g2s/william.jpg (http://postimage.org/image/jr2j2g2s/)

More to come!

I will post some really good fanart such as kainthevampirelord and CarletDukaine from DA, and thesadly unfinished Spirit Noir by Chansemweje

4th Jul 2011, 18:08
Well one more for the day...

This is the best fanart I found about the Sarafan/Hylden Lord... it's just stunning!

The author is Mecoiy in DeviantArt


5th Jul 2011, 11:34
some old fanart from me. i did these just to learn how to paint and color in photoshop :)

this one is really old, i think its one of the first i ever colored.

6th Jul 2011, 23:37
I'll get these in before I forget. Apologies for weird sizes, anyway ... Kain today methinks


and I'm surprised Ranjeet Singhal's Dark Prophecy Kain hasn't made an appearance

8th Jul 2011, 14:46
The forum allows only 40 images per post, so I will have to divide this into parts.

First - some of my favourite artwork that has not been posted yet:

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/2981/zephonbg.th.jpg (http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/2981/zephonbg.jpg) http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/3773/earlykain.th.jpg (http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/3773/earlykain.jpg) http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/8751/sketch006.th.jpg (http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/8751/sketch006.jpg) http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/1311/def000570.th.jpg (http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/1311/def000570.jpg)

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/8182/nupruins.th.jpg (http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/8182/nupruins.jpg) http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/9875/dimages0000451.th.jpg (http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/9875/dimages0000451.jpg) http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/4572/def000554.th.jpg (http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/4572/def000554.jpg)

I wish that the team had chosen that early Kain concept.

I also have no idea how this wallpaper hasn't been posted yet :p:
http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/1697/sr2wallp91024.th.jpg (http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/1697/sr2wallp91024.jpg)

And now - time to decrease the quality of this thread by posting my miserable fan-"art" :p. I started it long ago and never found the time to finish it, so it's still work in progress, and it's (literally) rough around the edges. Maybe one day I will actually learn how to draw. In the meantime:

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/4275/miserablereaverh.th.jpg (http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/4275/miserablereaverh.jpg)

At least now you know where my avatar comes from.

On to some fan art, I came across this first piece just now by accident while searching for another work:


By Vidar Rapp; you can find his work here:


Does this not remind you of an old Greek, or Roman statue? It really has that feel to it and that's pretty awesome. Romanticized and sleek, this tells the story of the slaying of Raziel, without being a literal effigy.

Actually it "reminds" me of a XVI century painting by Tintoretto called Kain and Abel:

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/3372/kainabeltintoretto.th.jpg (http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/3372/kainabeltintoretto.jpg)

8th Jul 2011, 15:04
Part two - the screenshots. I took these during my last playthroughs. Relatively high resolution (for all you asking for the LoK HD collection). Unfortunately with no AA (I currently don't have a hardware for that). I hope it won't be considered as spamming - It actually took some time to pick these out of the set of about 7000 :p.

Blood Omen 2:

http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/3630/bo21.th.jpg (http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/3630/bo21.jpg) http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/3505/bo22.th.jpg (http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/3505/bo22.jpg) http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/5989/bo23.th.jpg (http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/5989/bo23.jpg) http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/881/bo24.th.jpg (http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/881/bo24.jpg) http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/7366/bo25.th.jpg (http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/7366/bo25.jpg)

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/2786/bo26.th.jpg (http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/2786/bo26.jpg) http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/356/bo27.th.jpg (http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/356/bo27.jpg) http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/5549/bo28.th.jpg (http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/5549/bo28.jpg) http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4739/bo29.th.jpg (http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4739/bo29.jpg) http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/6893/bo210.th.jpg (http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/6893/bo210.jpg)

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/4416/bo211.th.jpg (http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/4416/bo211.jpg) http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/6595/bo212.th.jpg (http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/6595/bo212.jpg) http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/5107/bo213.th.jpg (http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/5107/bo213.jpg) http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/7502/bo214.th.jpg (http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/7502/bo214.jpg) http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/6653/bo215.th.jpg (http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/6653/bo215.jpg)

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/3419/bo216.th.jpg (http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/3419/bo216.jpg) http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/3584/bo217.th.jpg (http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/3584/bo217.jpg) http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/4474/bo218.th.jpg (http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/4474/bo218.jpg) http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/3647/bo219.th.jpg (http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/3647/bo219.jpg) http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/9730/bo220.th.jpg (http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/9730/bo220.jpg)

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/9970/bo221.th.jpg (http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/9970/bo221.jpg) http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/4082/bo222.th.jpg (http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/4082/bo222.jpg) http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/9798/bo223.th.jpg (http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/9798/bo223.jpg) http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/9611/bo224.th.jpg (http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/9611/bo224.jpg) http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/7233/bo225.th.jpg (http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/7233/bo225.jpg)

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/7137/bo226.th.jpg (http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/7137/bo226.jpg) http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/8286/bo227.th.jpg (http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/8286/bo227.jpg) http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/9477/bo228.th.jpg (http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/9477/bo228.jpg) http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/4128/bo229.th.jpg (http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/4128/bo229.jpg) http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/2459/bo230.th.jpg (http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/2459/bo230.jpg)

http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/6734/bo231.th.jpg (http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/6734/bo231.jpg) http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/8818/bo232.th.jpg (http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/8818/bo232.jpg)

And the Hylden Queen:

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/8443/tra2011070506312466.th.jpg (http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/8443/tra2011070506312466.jpg)

Oh wait... Forget that - that one was from Tomb Raider :p.

8th Jul 2011, 15:12

At least now you know where my avatar comes from.

I did wonder. I thought it was General Grievous from Star Wars lol. (great artwork btw, saved)

Loads of good pics you posted :)

8th Jul 2011, 15:13
Part 2 of part 2 - Defiance screenshots. That would be all from me because I don't have currently any screenshots from other games (I would definitely post the pictures of the Sarafan Cathedral, Dark Forge and ruined Uschtenheim from SR2 if I had).

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/5686/defiance1.th.jpg (http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/5686/defiance1.jpg) http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/5553/defiance2.th.jpg (http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/5553/defiance2.jpg) http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/4135/defiance3.th.jpg (http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/4135/defiance3.jpg) http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/3069/defiance4.th.jpg (http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/3069/defiance4.jpg) http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/5183/defiance5.th.jpg (http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/5183/defiance5.jpg)

http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/7168/defiance6.th.jpg (http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/7168/defiance6.jpg) http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/5246/defiance7.th.jpg (http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/5246/defiance7.jpg) http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/8172/defiance8.th.jpg (http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/8172/defiance8.jpg) http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/5383/defiance9.th.jpg (http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/5383/defiance9.jpg) http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/1014/defiance10.th.jpg (http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/1014/defiance10.jpg)

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/582/defiance11.th.jpg (http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/582/defiance11.jpg) http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/668/defiance12.th.jpg (http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/668/defiance12.jpg) http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/164/defiance13.th.jpg (http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/164/defiance13.jpg) http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/7251/defiance14.th.jpg (http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/7251/defiance14.jpg) http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/4236/defiance15.th.jpg (http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/4236/defiance15.jpg)

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/6091/defiance16.th.jpg (http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/6091/defiance16.jpg) http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/1065/defiance17.th.jpg (http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/1065/defiance17.jpg) http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/9508/defiance18.th.jpg (http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/9508/defiance18.jpg) http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/6593/defiance19.th.jpg (http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/6593/defiance19.jpg) http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/7448/defiance20.th.jpg (http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/7448/defiance20.jpg)

http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/7314/defiance21.th.jpg (http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/7314/defiance21.jpg) http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/7071/defiance22.th.jpg (http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/7071/defiance22.jpg) http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/2016/defiance23.th.jpg (http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/2016/defiance23.jpg) http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/9540/defiance24.th.jpg (http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/9540/defiance24.jpg) http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/4903/defiance25.th.jpg (http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/4903/defiance25.jpg)

http://img804.imageshack.us/img804/4131/defiance26.th.jpg (http://img804.imageshack.us/img804/4131/defiance26.jpg) http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/5826/defiance27.th.jpg (http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/5826/defiance27.jpg) http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/2151/defiance28.th.jpg (http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/2151/defiance28.jpg)

8th Jul 2011, 19:54
Paradoks - dude that drawing is awesome!!

i'll post my crappy drawing in a little while..

8th Jul 2011, 20:57
Lovely screenshots Paradoks. Can I ask to borrow a few, or get you to upload some over at wiki? ;) I need some shots of that quality, and I could really find some use for a large collection:D

9th Jul 2011, 21:13
Yautjatraker/Albatraous, majinkura - thanks - that gives some motivation to actually finish it :D.

Lovely screenshots Paradoks. Can I ask to borrow a few, or get you to upload some over at wiki? ;) I need some shots of that quality, and I could really find some use for a large collection:D
Borrow all you need :).

Umah Bloodomen
10th Jul 2011, 04:30
I want to thank all of you who took the time to submit your favorite pieces of LOK-related imagery during the first phase of my "research" project!

Now, it's on to phase two!

Over the course of the next week, I will be carefully analyzing each image you've submitted in order to determine which one(s) will continue on to phase three of the project.

Phase three will involve members of The Cabal. They will assist me by providing additional feedback on the aesthetics of the image(s) selected, and by indicating which of the image(s) they feel work well at showcasing the very best of LOK.

Once phase three is complete, we will then enter phase four: the conclusion.

I appreciate all of your time and patience through this very intricate process and assure you I will provide updates throughout the remaining phases of this project. :)


~ Umah Bloodomen
(Moderator of the Eidos Community Forums)

Umah Bloodomen
28th Aug 2011, 17:26
Obligatory FYI: We've entered phase three of my "research" project.

More to come... ;)

Umah Bloodomen
19th Sep 2011, 00:21
We're nearing the completion of phase three. Soon, phase four will commence and we shall reach The Conclusion.

Stay tuned... :D

Umah Bloodomen
13th Oct 2011, 00:29
For those of you who don't know, the results of my "research" project were revealed this morning. You'll notice the forum skin has been updated to a more "fitting" theme.

The discussion on the matter is continued here. (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=122716)

Thanks! :)