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Reaver of Souls by Dererne Reaver of Souls by Dererne
For my transgression, I earned a new kind of reward ... agony.

There was only one possible outcome - my eternal damnation.

I, Raziel, was to suffer the fate of traitors and weaklings to burn forever in the bowels of the Lake of the Dead.

Tumbling, burning with white-hot fire, I plunged into the depths of the abyss.

Unspeakable pain ... relentless agony ... time ceased to exist ... only this torture ... and a deepening feeling of this hypocrisy that damned me to this hell.

An eternity passed and my torment receded, bringing me back from the precipice of madness.

The descent had destroyed me ... and yet I lived.


Fanart of Soul Reaver's tragic hero - Raziel, dedicated to the fans of this series :)

I've just remembered how great this game was, ah.

My inspiration:

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver Intro - I consider it one of the best video game openings yes, to this day ;_;. It's just too awesome.
Ozar Midrashim - music from the opening, just mindblowing in my opinion.


Medium used: HB and 2B pencils.
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:iconnatakiro:
Natakiro Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work! The detail in the lines is amazing! :D Great layout and pose. Amazing! :love:
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Radamor Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Technicznie przypomina mi witraże z gry, tyle że o wiele staranniej wykonane. Świetne!
Jako fan serii dziękuję :)
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Dererne Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dziękuję bardzo i cieszę się, że rysunek się podoba C:
Mnie jako fance, również się świetnie rysowało Raziela i była to dla mnie przyjemność, proszę :D
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dol-konijn Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is a fantastic drawing! I just love the composition and all the detail you put into it. The opening sequence was nothing short of amazing and it still gives me goose bumps haha. This game will always hold a special place in my heart. Your drawing really captures the essence of Raziel rising from the ashes :).
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Dererne Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, I'm glad you like it!
Yeah, whole Legacy of Kain series is just perfect, I absolutely love its atmosphere and the world of Nosgoth (:
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chiri-chirika Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Kiedyś chciałem zacząć w to grać, ale zbytnio się bałem. D:
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:icondererne:
Dererne Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Jak byłam mniejsza też się bałam i oglądałam jak moi bracia grali =P Dopiero później sama nadrobiłam zaległości. Polecam serie, pomimo że gry mogły się trochę zestarzeć, to klimat wciąż jest C: Nie wspominając już o świetnie przedstawionym świecie Nosgoth i historii jego mieszkańców :D
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chiri-chirika Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Szczerze to dla mnie gry się nie starzeją, ledwo co rok temu przeszedłem FF7, które jest staruszkiem ^^ Co do SR to zawsze się bałem, ale pomysł był tak oryginalny, że aż kusił, by zagrać ;w; Dobrze, że mi przypomniałaś. :3
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Dererne Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
W takim razie witaj w klubie ;___; Niestety większość moich znajomych patrzy wyłącznie na grafikę i datę wydania, a jak zaproponuję im jakiś fajny, starszy tytuł to tylko się śmieją, że dziadostwo albo stary shit, wtff TT___TT Nawet nie wiedzą co tracą omg.

Spoko :D
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chiri-chirika Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
W skrócie: to uczucie, kiedy do ogrania większości tego, co chcesz ograć starcza ci 9-letni komputer. XD
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:icondererne:
Dererne Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahah, dokładnie C:
Chociaż co do emulacji niektórtych starszych gier np. na DosBoxie potrzeba lekkiego ogarnięcia w temacie, więc sam komp nie wystarczy ;)
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chiri-chirika Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Zależy, w co kto gra. ^^ Ja akurat w DOSowe nie cisnę, maksymalnie gram w gry z '93 zwykle.
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Dererne Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mnie kolega często nakręca na archaiczne produkcje, a i starszy brat ma sentymenty do takich gierek, bo się na nich wychował, więc co jak co - czasami zdarzy mi się rąbać w gry starsze ode mnie ;) Właśnie sobie uświadomiłam, że to jest w pewien sposób przerażające, że w ponad dwie dekady tak szybko się technologia rozwinęła ;-;'
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vampeer1 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
very nice work:)
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:icondererne:
Dererne Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much C:
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vampeer1 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
nw:)
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Okashy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
moja ulubiona giera [wlaściwie seria]
i Twój rysunek świetny :D
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:icondererne:
Dererne Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nie sposób nie lubić przygód Kaina i Raziela :)
Dziękuję :lol:
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YuriKitten Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this game !!!!
Still have yet to finish it :3
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:icondererne:
Dererne Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it's absolutely great :D
Good luck then and have a nice playthrough! :hug:
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Milena-Zaremba Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ta seria jest super C:
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:icondererne:
Dererne Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nom, zwłaszcza jak się przechodzi ją jeszcze raz po wielu latach i odkrywa świat Nosgoth na nowo :D Nie wspominając już o ciekawych bohaterach :)
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Milena-Zaremba Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Muszę przejść raz jeszcze i przypomnieć sobie. Mój młodszy brat jest wielkim fanem serii, obecnie tłumaczy na swoim kanale YouTube wszystkie wstawki filmowe na język polski. N'ach, jestem z niego dumna :D
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:icondererne:
Dererne Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooo, szacunek dla niego! :'O
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Milena-Zaremba Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dzięki C: Chce pójśc w moje ślady i zająć sę angielskim zawodowo. A i ja tłumaczę czasem, choć zwykle mangi dla przyjemności. Na GaiaOnline xD
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Dererne Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oo, widzę jakieś rodzinne zdolności językowe :lol: U mnie jest podobnie tylko, że w mniejszym stopniu i niezawodowo :D
Twój brat mógłby zatrudnić się kiedyś w branży growej, tzn. w tłumaczeniach właśnie, myślę, że to dobra przyszłość :D
:hug:
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Bad-Service Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Such a classic series. Too bad it ended at LoKD. :< Raziel and Kain had the best rivalry in any videogame history. :thumbsup::D Do you think they should reboot the series?
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Dererne Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, classic and great :)
Hmm, I'm not a big fan of rebooting games. I still find older games enjoyable despite their outdated graphics and controls (I've started playing Blood Omen for the first time some weeks ago:)) . Well developed characters and plot are all I need in games to fully enjoy them :D
And rebooting often means changes in characters, story and overall concept of the game often for worse :(
Though, seeing LoK games in this gen/next gen graphics would be great.
Btw, nice av, that's Vergil right? I've just played D.m.C. demo today and it's pretty neat :)
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Kr77777 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nuu: A LoK FAN. SO HARD TO FIND :eager:
So strange.... I was just thinking that I want to start a LoK folder in my gallery but was debating it then I saw this.
MUST BE A SIGN :laughing:
This picture is great, love the way you shaded his wings. Those beautiful (now-shredded-shadows-of-their-former-glory) wings
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:icondererne:
Dererne Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeeeeess. :highfive: LoK fans are hard to find, not to mention good fanart ... ^^'
Thank you so much :heart: Actually, the wings were the most enjoyable parts of drawing to shade, so I'm glad they look good :D
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Marvolo-san Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so badass!

I don't even know what to white about this one, it's so awesome! And i love shadding in this picture, especially on those lose pieces of cloth
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Dererne Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dziękuję również, starałam się jak mogłam, chociaż ołówka w dłoni nie trzymałam już od jakiegoś czasu. Cieszę się, że się podoba :D
Niestety ten 'materiał' to jego skrzydła ;__; Biedak stracił je w bardzo przykrych okolicznościach TT^TT
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Marvolo-san Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nie widać abyś miała jakąkolwiek przerwę... całośc ma taki profesjonalny wygląd
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Dererne Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Przez długi czas rysowałam tylko kredkami, może dlatego widać wprawioną kreskę (: Ale wciąż mam problemy z łapaniem tonacji w szarościach (łatwiej mi się z kolorami pracuje), więc muszę nad tym popracować :D
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Marvolo-san Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ciekawe... mi łatwiej pracować w czerni i bieli... nie trzeba myśleć o odcieniu i wybierać kolory
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Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Genialna praca :heart:
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:icondererne:
Dererne Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dzięki wielkie! :highfive:
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Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Nie ma za co :aww:
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AndreAla-Rae Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
It brings a tear to my eye. Thank you for this, I LOVE it. Legacy of Kain series = severely underrated. It truely needs more love. Raziel has always been one of my other favorite game characters. His destiny is just so damn tragic it's hard not to like him. Lovely work! :heart:
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Dererne Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, no problem! I'm glad that you like the pic :D
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gavrieel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ekstra :) Detale są niesamowite :)
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:icondererne:
Dererne Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dziękuję :D
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Agetian Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Wow an awesome pic! :wow:
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:icondererne:
Dererne Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :dance:
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Agetian Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
You're very welcome, my dear friend! :aww: :hug:
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Wunderbird Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I admire your craftsmanship! Soul Reaver is an excellent game, and it's reflected very well in your composition!
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Dererne Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! It indeed is, and I'll probably draw more fanart of Legacy of Kain series in the future. Next drawing will probably feature Kain from Blood Omen because I've just started playing it, and the game seems great so far :D
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Wunderbird Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, awesome! I can't wait to see it!
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BloomyK Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is AMAZING!
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Dererne Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much, glad to hear that! :D I'll probably draw more fanart from this series (:
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