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Hello again dear watchers and watcherettes...

As you all might've noticed, I'm trying my best to offer you what you like to see from me and which you voted for in my latest Poll: [link]

My last upload had the Dark Millenium being the strong theme of it, as many, MANY of you out there asked for. As I said, I am both astounded and honoured that you think that's my best work and even though I feel like I'm cheating a bit - because these aren't my characters - the fact that my style has managed to get so much praise from the wargaming community is truly rewarding.

This new illustration features the second place within your poll choices: Sword and Sorcery. I've always loved the genre, and even though it's clear I'm at my best doing gothic sci-fi, it's great to also see you recognise and like my Fantasy pieces.
Thus, I bring you the Skull Queen. Who she is, exactly, or where she belongs too, as well as if she's bad, good or downright chaotic is up to you. That's one of the things with Fantasy: there's so much left to the viewers interpretation that you're as much part of the work as myself.

Stylistically, I think this is one of those gems that come by every once in a while. I finished it in nearly three hours work, from pencils to colours. That's the mark of a great image right there; the time involved in illustrating often flies when you're doing your best, as I've found out.
The textures, the pose, the anatomy, the haunting background and colour palette, combined, give this image a very BROM-esque vibe to it and feels way more professional than other works I've done.

As you can tel, I'm very proud of this one and I couldn't way to show it to you. I hope you agree with me.

Let me know what you think as usual and I do expect I'm spoiling you all a bit. You deserve it :)

Nic.-
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:iconimsanegamer1:
imsanegamer1 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
very superb done
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exocolumn Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
very nice!
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ARTofTROY Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist
This is HOTT!! :skull:
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Bryce-Lee Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Naked chicks and skulls, excellent. Haha, another great one Nic, really love the water stain look to the background skulls.
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:iconjonkin:
JonKin Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The design work on this character is awesome!!
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:iconmeaninglessofbeing:
MeaninglessOfBeing Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Oye Como Va...
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:iconebba:
ebba Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
gorgeous, i really love your style :)
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:iconsebbythefreak:
Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Holy shit I love this one! Everything of it!
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:iconcannibaljim:
cannibaljim Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was definitely struck by how she could be a villain in one of the old Conan comics. Great work!
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OrochiGhOsT Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
this is awesome.
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:iconthebuild:
Thebuild Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Great work on the skull face paint and tattoos, it's done just right, not over kill but giving the character a sinister edge.
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CapnFlynn Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Gorgeous! I love the sheer draperies around her waist.
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NeatStuff86 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
23 skulls... awesome
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:iconsexual-yeti:
Sexual-Yeti Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hello. Sorry I haven't commentated in such a long time. I accidentally died of the always fatal Off-camera disease (it has claimed many lives, including Mufasa, the Emperor, Maximus's family and Andy Kaufman [though they say it was actually Cancer]). But like my previous deaths, I got better.

Oooo~! Very sexy, and yet extremely intimidating. ANGRY-FAV! :iconiwillkillyouplz::+fav:
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JeffStokely Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional
Wow I love the flow of her hair and garments. Really adds a sense of wind but also makes it somewhat surreal adding to the fantasy element. I really dig this man, great job!
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this is good voodoo mon!
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:icondeeply-carmine:
Deeply-Carmine Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
VUDÚ RULEZ!!!
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:iconcounselor-vidkun:
Counselor-Vidkun Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
dude this is amazing
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:iconquestionable-methods:
I love this!
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:iconsolomonmars:
SolomonMars Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Filmographer
great lines great colours.
just an over all great design.
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:iconiadm:
IADM Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Güenichimo!!!
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:iconironhenry:
ironhenry Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
CRAZY GOOD! I love this one Nic. The color and shadows are singing!!!
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:iconugosantana:
ugosantana Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Está ótimo amigo!
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:iconbuloy:
buloy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Yup, this is the only way I can imagine it with Santana's guitar weeping in the background. Awesome. :]
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
It's like a tribal, female version of the Punisher...and it's awesome!
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ThelastdyingBreath Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I love how you integrated the skulls into the skin, whether it's tattoos or body markings; looks awesome as per usual!

The background is fitting and extravagent as well.
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MaKo85 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
HOT DAMN! She is one cool lady! I have 'Season of the Witch' stuck in my head thanks to this picture :D
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Vlaskiyov Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Damn is she scary lookin', good song she's based off of though.
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wheresmytea Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely agree about the anatomy- it all falls together SO smoothly! Diggin the red eyes :3 and I love her staff! She's got some sort of crazy alien skull on that thing. Nobody messes with that. :D
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MathiasTemplar Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing!
The gold looks fantastic and the... nvm, everything looks incredible! xD
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jeriweaver Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
That looks bloody fantastic!
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rori Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Your work just keeps getting better. I love the subtleties in this, like her diaphanous skirt, and the skull tattoos(?). The background is mighty fine as well.
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DaveP773 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Just amazing, man! Beautiful.
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:iconspectorknight:
SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Scary.
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:icondylanio21:
Dylanio21 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This one is just amazing...awesome job.
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:iconmuady:
Muady Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
I love it
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:iconscumdog47:
Scumdog47 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Meanwhile, south of Stygia...
:)

Delightful as always.
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:iconscumdog47:
Scumdog47 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Meanwhile, south of Stygia...
:)

Delightful as always.
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chief-orc Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
I love it!
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:iconhomiebear:
HomieBear Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Very sweet! Well, not sweet exactly. But you know.
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Van-Oost Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
increible!
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