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Dramargu by ChrisCold Dramargu by ChrisCold
Part of a story i'm working on right now.
It is a very slow process, although I have no idea how long it usually takes to write and paint graphic novels, but i'm trying to speed things up anyway :P

Also, maybe some of you guys can suggest a few novels to me, i'm trying to read as many as possible to get a feeling for it. I prefer to read only fantasy for now because mine own will be in the fantasy genre and i dont want to be influenced by sci-fi or anything. But if it's just something mind-blowingly awesome i'll read it even if it's not fantasy :P

thanks.

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:iconladyrapid:
I think of edward scissorhands when I see this, but in some darker place.

To use the moon like this, as a backlight is very hard since it sets high demands on you can pull of a character nice enough to wear the heavy silhouette it casts.
Here Chris have managed to not just create a really cool looking character but also created "feeling" in the piece itself.
Just the depth itself with the softer blurr and the blood splattering in the smokey night is enough for me to really dig this piece. It's a high quality take on a creature of the night.
This can turn out to be a great novel in the end. Great work my man!

Feature in my journal as well
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Have a good one,
//Rob
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It is a bold choice to paint against the backdrop of the moon as of course this has been done countless times before and so you need to execute it perfectly. Which is exactly what you've done.

There is a real sense of menace about the main figure. The hand gesture seems to indicate he is beckoning and the expression would indicate his intent is far from good. The way you have managed to get expression into the figure given a very limited range of values and palette is very clever.

The robes / dark morass that make up the body of the figure have a wonderful sense of movement which also reinforces the feeling that someone or something is being drawn to him probably against their will.

I think the widescreen format works very well for this image as again it reinforces the overall movement and sense of space in the composition. The blurred globules of blood (I assume) in the foreground are a very nice touch and help give a real sense of dimension to the whole piece.

Overall a top piece of work and if this is an indication of the quality of artwork in the rest of your graphic novel I am sure it'll be a wonderful read!
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iamJoeHalenbeck Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016
man i love your work so much lol shame i cant get work with you lol
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:iconjarednuckels:
JaredNuckels Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah I don't get people. This looks nothing like ergo proxy. This is actually an awesome picture!
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:iconnievesshiratama:
In here I have a short story that I wrote. When I found this picture I thought that it could fit perfectly for one of my characters.
I hope that you like it.

You can see the short story in here:
nievesshiratama.deviantart.com…
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Omg, I didn't know it was your character! This picture is everywhere tagged as Ergo Proxy. I always thought it was the coolest Ergo Proxy fanart ever made... x_x
Anyway, I love it, I love your characters, your art. You're awesome.
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Haha, yeah, somehow the Ergo Proxy thing stuck, I don't even know what that is, i googled it but only got images of some emo-looking girl :P
I'm glad you like my stuff, I like yours :)
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:iconheylenne:
Heylenne Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
OMG. You WHAT?

*explodes.*

*Takes a screenshot* You just made my week.
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Tashiyoukai Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist
i see this picture before on a video on youtube, some nightcore song
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heart4art7 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Does the name "Adrian von Ziegler" ring a bell?
used the picture for dark music, www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XZVeA…
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:iconheart4art7:
heart4art7 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
hmm, wonder where you saw it then :L
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:icontashiyoukai:
Tashiyoukai Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist
no
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
yeah, happens.
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:icontashiyoukai:
Tashiyoukai Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist
unsure if u should be lucky that someone useing your picture for a cool song, or what?
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Lucky? I suppose I am. Though, I couldn't possibly judge whether the song was cool or shit, by the information in your original comment.
I'm just saying that it happens a lot. 
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Tashiyoukai Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist
ah. well i think the song was called nightcore death something,
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Wiurka Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
This work is incredible. I find in it sadness, and creepiness, and scare, and love, and oblivion, and nostalgy - all at the same time. I dont know how You do it, but YOU DO IT! Thank you.
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:iconnievesshiratama:
NievesShiratama Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Yeah, I agree with you in that one.
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
glad you like my work :)
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:iconjadewill:
jadewill Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awsom..i have chills running down my spine :D
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ReflcetedLotus Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
It's very strange and interesting when you find something that you've been thinking about or imagining for many years.It gives you an opportunity to see your thoughts and dreams in real life.
Thanks to you,Chris,i saw this character"Dramargu".To be honest,your work helped me to understand a huge part of myself,part of my subconsciousness(that sounds weird,i know).I think this is a masterpiece and one of the best implemented ideas i've ever seen for my entire(not so long)life.Bravo!))

P.S. Sorry for my english,I'm from Russia.Don't be strict.



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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
well, your english is fine :P
better than some american clients i had to work with.

glad you like my art :)
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Zarxen Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
the appearance of blood and a thick viscous black fog like material forming into something really makes this seem like a creeping demon, the kind of thing that appears out of nowhere and devour your soul... kind of like how i imagine Shades were formed in the Inheritance books. This is an awesome piece
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:iconidliketosignupnow:
IdLikeToSignUpNow Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You captured the effect of speed perfectly. ;) Good work bruh.
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Comigale Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
I'd like this on my wall if I didn't think I'd freak me out the first few times I saw it upon turning on the lights.
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Reilune Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
:jawdrop: WOW!
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:icon88monkies:
88monkies Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
so much motion

this is excellent
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:iconph3nf1x:
PH3NF1X Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sick
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:iconzak05:
Zak05 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lurid!!!!!!!!
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Rabenkopf Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
this guy looks really evil :devilish:
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:iconwither-fang:
Wither-Fang Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
i only have two words for this.............TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!!
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NikolleIce Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
cool
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:iconkhazei:
Khazei Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing !
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:iconargyre77:
Argyre77 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Really love this one... I was looking for a "bad ass" picture for a Vampire Lord, and i think i finally find it! Really moody and awesome portrait... Well done Mister Cold!
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crazygamerrofl Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so epic and awesome!
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Queenstormwolf15 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome
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MYHOTDOGISBIGGER Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I recommend getting movie magic screenwriter 6. It will make your writing experience much easier. It has several formats included: Novel, Comic Book, Screenplay, ... etc... Check it out on Youtube.
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thiglandkrad Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Try the Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. Got turned into the HBO series Game of Thrones which is the title of the first book. I'm moving abroad in two months to focus on my own novel writing, so I understand not wanting to get influenced.
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missnadiaaa Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student
Something about his face reminds me of Ergo Proxy. I love how fluid but rigid the cloak is.
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Baher-Amin Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing work :clap:
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:iconandromidicus:
Andromidicus Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
How about Anne Rice?
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:iconandromidicus:
Andromidicus Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is my MOSTTT favorite shadow monster in alll the world, and before I even saw this, I KNEW that you were the painter of this piece (I actually started to search your gallery for this and sure enough, here it was!!!) Im so glad to see the artist of this piece at last ;D!!! Your my shadow monster hero !!!!!! <333
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
haha, thank you for the support

i've read a couple of books by Anne Rice, was quite good
but currently i'm getting back to the old stuff like Lovecraft and Poe, got into it during my high school time so now i'm hoping to discover hidden secrets that i might have missed when i first read it.
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:iconandromidicus:
Andromidicus Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That sounds cool! Also I keep hearing and seeing this word called Love craft . . . is this a movie O.0?
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ChrisCold Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
:P
H.P. Lovecraft was a horror author, you can google him
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torch900 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Sinister.
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:iconnarakubeforhewentbad:
the black company. if your into the kinda stuff this picture suggests you will love it to death! hail the ten who were taken!
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:iconharrisun37:
Harrisun37 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the blade itself. currently reading it now. its a great book not a graphic novel
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D4lvy71 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
OMFG ! Amazing !! ;)
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Ecalavian Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
*-* what an epic and dark picture. I love it
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dreamofwings Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
OMG this is freaking awesome! Love the flow and shape of the whole thing. If you're still looking for things to read, the Sandman comics by Neil Gaiman would be choice.
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K3nshyro Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic =D
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