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Cloak of Shadows by Saimain Cloak of Shadows by Saimain
A painting of Morgan prowling about in a dark forest. I finally got around to repainting this piece as it should have been done a year ago. The red shine is an attribute of the metal, that's not blood. :) There's a lot of symbolism in this, like his sword dragging shadows, that I won't explain. You can find the original concept sketch here: [link]

You can learn more about Morgan and "The Wars of Avenan" storyline here: [link]

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:bulletred:SIGNED PRINTS AND ARTBOOK AVAILABLE HERE: [link]

Dedicated to Karen VanderMolen and Paul Ibberson for their generosity. ^__^

Morgan is copyright İme
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:iconnami-room:
Nami-room Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
mysterious and lovely
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:iconyuuza:
Yuuza Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this looks awesome :love:
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Queen-of-Daemons Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. Absolutely lovely. I favourited both the old and new. ^_^
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Remeduim-Morior Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Nice
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knight1128 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
WOW this is so beautiful i ever seen and mazing too , did u make this pic?
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juicyzombie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Morgan is a sexy beast. XD
I really love this.
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illogan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I was wondering and very curious: :aww: Do you use references for your more realistic pieces like this one? And did you hand paint/draw all of the leaves in the background of this one?!!!! There are SOOOO many!!!!!!! :O

I LOVE your art!!! Espescially your recent character development pages they got me very interested in your characters and world!! :love:
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Saimain Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
I use references when I need to, sure. ^__^ The background was all hand-painted.

Thank you for your interest! You can read about my characters and their world on my website. :)
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illogan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I definitely will :D Thank you for the reply by the way :D :aww:

That really is amazing that the background is all handdrawn!! that must have taken FOREVER :O
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Le-fils-de-la-Mort Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
very biautiful.
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EatToast Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
i love all the tiny details! those leaves and vines must have taken a long time. :)
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GothaWolf Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing! :wow: I love it :D
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Trisent Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
So dark . . . so creepy . . . so awesome! Just the way I like it!
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IellwenElegwath Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
Nice! *faves*
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Forever-Forbidden Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
*runs around in circles* YAY SHADOWS AND DARKNESS its sooooo prittieful I MUST HUG IT!!!! XP
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fukaimoriMidori Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
:clap: Gorgeous! I :love: this scene, it suits him very well (What?)
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SomethingTangible Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
This is incredibly magical, I love how the forest behind him looks like the skin of some great lizard. His expression is classic as well
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Chimeres-Mirinar Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
Creepy.
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:iconlaws0n:
LAWS0N Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
There's me thinking the sword was a hoof. :L
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LupusIntus Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice!

The cloak and the sword are fantastic, you are truly a gifted artist.
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TicChallis Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^ dark and moody damn this is good
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S-R-Schauer Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Professional Writer
This is incredible. The shadows trailing/dripping off the sword is a brilliant idea and the detail is wonderful.
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Stinger22005 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
Aside from "Forsaken" this pic is one of my favorites of your work. Aside from the skillful work you have done, the painting is just fantastic.
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Quick-Step Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007  Hobbyist
I wouldn't want to meet them in a dark alley.
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TwistedMandy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
Wow! He looks like an awesome character!
Loves it! :heart:
*faves
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DireLedPunk93 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
Fav **
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adAvlis Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007   Traditional Artist
I like it!
Very dark and mysterious
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XSI-Apprentice Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
Awesome, love the look and eerieness, looks like he is hiding something/one behind the cloak. Also, his face looks like Elijah Wood, was he used for reference?
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Saimain Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007  Professional General Artist
Elijah Wood?! lol, I've never heard Morgan's looks compared to his before! No, I do not use celebrities as references for my characters; it annoys me when artists do that.
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XSI-Apprentice Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007
Ahh, ok, hehe, just curious, i noticed a resemblance.
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Lisadora Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:clap:
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blood4veins Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
really nice
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Quick-Step Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist
That is a cool picture! I wouldn't want to run into them in a dark alley all alone.
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eva44 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Professional Photographer
I remember finding this a long time ago and being amazed. I saw it pop up in my random favs and I was like, you know, I want to check it out again. ^^

And I looked at it with more experience under my belt and I was utter speechless. ^^ Its gorgeous. The lighting, details, and colors are perfect and flawless. Amazing work, keep it up.

If I could fav it again I would. XD ^^
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Vequel Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
mhm, beutiful face, i love he ^^ so dark picture, but i like that climate :D
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Azzedar-san Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
It's mood took me. :)
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Azzedar-san Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
It's mood taked me. :)
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singlefilmvolume2 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007   Photographer
Hooray for long dark cloaks! I like this one a lot!
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shadarnor Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
i love the way his cloak melds into the darkness. the piece is dark, yet not so dark that the details can't be seen
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Animanga-girl Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007
Beautiful...it's dark and moody...along with the detail, I'm in love with the mystery about it. I'm guessing that either he or the sword is cursed.
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pandoracat Featured By Owner May 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The lighting and background are wonderful in this piece. You really captured a mood wonderfully :D
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DollyPrincess Featured By Owner May 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous! I love the...creepy factor I suppose?
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Vrolok87 Featured By Owner May 15, 2007  Student General Artist
Drow? Vampire?
Anyway - my world. World of darkness! :evileyes:
I love how you made his face. :clap:
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Saimain Featured By Owner May 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
No, not a drow or vampire, he's a rebel leader from a fantasy novel series of mine. :)
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Vrolok87 Featured By Owner May 15, 2007  Student General Artist
Yes, I knew it's from your novel. :)
Once more - very good drawing. :clap::clap:
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Sharon-Belmont Featured By Owner May 13, 2007
I love your epic style u have on ur works...soo special!!...^^
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KwongBee-Arts Featured By Owner May 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love love love your work it has a very old world dungeons and dragons , lord of the rings kind of appeal to it keep up the wonderful work
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Jerry-Cherry Featured By Owner May 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Love the character design, the details are excellent.
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LandUnderWave Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007
:worship: I'm going to have to get around to reading your books soon. (Really soon, I hope.) This is gorgeous!
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GuardianZ Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
awesome detail, I love it!
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