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Myrddraal by BloodRedFullMoon Myrddraal by BloodRedFullMoon
>>Full Viel, please, or you'll regret it ^^<<
(And pray that you screen resolution is high enough ^^)

This started out as a quickpainting, but I kinda got lost along the way ... it's still pretty rough, though, and the hint of a background's just there cause I didn't want to leave it completely black ... If you wonder why his face is that brightly lit and the rest of him is dark, I dunno ... maybe he's looking into a lamp or something ^^ And since he's a Myrddraal, his cloak is as dark as the night anyways, so whatever ^^

To those of you who don't know what a Myrddraal is, you should REALLY look into the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan (may he rest in Peace).

I don't really know how I got the idea of blood coming out of his mouth, but I thought it'd look kinda cool, so ... meh.
And looking at it now, some days later, I think my interpretation of a Myrddraal is actually a weird mix between a Stargate Atlantis Wraith and the Mouth of Sauron from the 3rd LotR movie .... xD

Wheel of Time (c) Robert Jordan
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theLastWanderer Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Oh, Eyeless. Somehow I always imagined their heads as more of the top of a Xenomorph skull, but hey, this is cool. Well done.
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LeDag Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's how a Mydraal should look like! Stunning work!
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, and I couldn't agree more ^^
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God, that's scary!
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I sure would hope so.
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angelobelmont Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Awesome!:nod:
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks ^^
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bigmike69e Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
does anyone remember reading in the wheel of time about he huge black smiths that reside in thakandar they are made of stone or something right?
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You mean the ones that make the fades' weapons?
Yeah, I think they were made of stone. Been a while since I read that particular part though, so I'm not sure.
I totally have to do a complete re-read before A Memory Of Light ...
just gotta finish all of Brandon's books first ... o.O
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bigmike69e Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
yeah they made me think of a stone golem the forgers can't go to far from shayol ghul or they turn to dust. I Always wanted to see some art done of them.
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bigmike69e Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
If that wouldn't Scare the S out of you if it came at you in the night then nothing would.

Best Depiction of A myrddraal I've seen Great work.
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I think that's the point with these guys, right? ^^
And many thanks!
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Yltrin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
It is, let's say... about exactly what i had in my mind, picturing a Myrddraal. ^_^ Thank you for making my imagination real.
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe. We have something in common, then ^^
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mah022 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this picture is really nice. . . scary, but nice lmao
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe
thanks, that was the intention ^^
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ianxfalcon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Wow. This is bloody scary. Not the thing you'd like to see in your nightmares, to be sure.
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XxchuckxX Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Great work!!!! By far one of the most amazing things I've ever seen!!!! This is very close to how I picture a myrddraal!! Although there are a few minor details i have a problem with. 1) Myrddraal dont smile. They just don't.
2) As was stated before Myrddraals don't drink blood.
I'm not criticising the art work. Just its authenticity in correlation with the series. It seems to me that this would be a more accurate representation of Shaidar Haran. Who is not, by every description given, a myddraal except for the fact he looks like one. again as i stated in opening this is truly amazing!!! Please don't be offended
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not, don't worry.
I know that they don't smile (maybe he's wounded, it's a snarl and his own blood? xD Gah I don't know ... ^^)
The blood and smile just felt kinda right there, so I went with it anyway ...
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Chimera101 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
really nice..or grimm...either way its awsome.
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why, thanks a lot ^^ (And the grimness is totally the point, right? Although a fade with pink fluffy hair and glitter cheeks would be quite a sight ... xD)
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Chimera101 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed the grimness is definitely the point. it'd be a laugh to try n do a fluffy fade :D
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D-Lory Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
For some weird inexplicable reason I am a kind of fan of myrddraals.. especially of that tall bi**c Shaidar Haran. The image is fantastic!! Love it!
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot ^^
It's not that weird, though, they're just awesome ^^ (OK, that's coming from a guy that dresses black all year long and listens to Metal, but it's true nonetheless ^^)
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Beliaranzo Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
I think you made it on this on :o
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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Gorgaidon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great art piece =D It does indeed instil a sense of fear from looking at your Myrddraal, especially with the added touch of veins/capillaries visible on its face, and the blood from its mouth =D

I am also glad that you have drawn a Myrddraal that does not remind me of a Nazgul from the Lord of the Rings; I see too many Nazgul-looking Myrddraals from various artworks ;P
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^^

Yeah, I've seen pretty many ringwraith-like Fades, too, and I just had to do it differently, 'cause honestly, apart from the fact that both wear black they have pretty much nothing at all in common ... ^^
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swidhalm Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Student General Artist
my face was waaay too close to the screen when this one came up...scared the wits out of me! I really like that the background is so blurry, it helps keep the focus on the superbly detailed (and frightening) face.
I also applaud you for pulling off the eyeless-ness and the melting into the shadows so well.

I could totally imagine a Fade with blood running down its face, either from being dealt a blow or perhaps by biting someone in a fight. They fight dirty like that you know hehe
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, they do. Bet those suckers have pretty sharp teeth ... ^^

Anyway, thanks a lot ^^ (and it's good to hear that my artwork manages to scare people, that means a lot ^^)

I'm actually reworking this one, though ... making the skin a little smoother and such... plus, I want to add SOME more background, although you're right, the blur's quite good ... there won't be much light going on back there, but I'm thinking a little more detail and some buildings/trees ...
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swidhalm Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Student General Artist
You're welcome! Can't wait to see the new one :)
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Gustenrocks Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
I love what you did here! The cracks are really well done :) I'm not sure about the blood put the pale face and black lips really works.
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks ^^
The blood was kind of an experiment, it just fit with the theme (although I don't think that it's canon, I've never read about fades drinking blood ... that'd fit in with the gholam ... )
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A-Real-Shame Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
this is awesome...
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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A-Real-Shame Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
np man :)
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liruichen Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Gah! It scares. Very nicely done.
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heehee, it's supposed to ^^
I like it a lot, really, I think on revisiting it ... (like, better clothing details, a detailed background etc ... )
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liruichen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
I have a myrddraal sketch somewhere. I'll have to find it an get it in my gallery. I would be glad to see any revisiting!
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Inspiration is always good ... and your style really is something. Keep it up, I'll take a look any time ^^
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XxDe-JixX Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Hobbyist
:D This is really cool! Can I make it into a plz account? :XD:
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd feel honored ^^
As long as you send me the link, anyway ^^
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XxDe-JixX Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Hobbyist
:) Sure.
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blindBraille Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
This is the best representation of a half man I have seen so far. Awesome job.
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot ^^
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jdfreak Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
I really like this picture. It looks like how I'd imagine a Myrddraal.

And yes. It sort of does look like a wraith from Stargate Atlantis. LOVE that show, and I love the wraith in the show too. Especially Todd. <3
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, Todd's a funny little ... erm, wraith. But Steve just pwns any other wraith xD Steve ftw ^^

Anyway, thanks a lot ^^
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Stupid-Kat Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
*doodles cute eyes on his face with a black marker* There, now he isn't so scary :D
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xDD
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deathandrebirth Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man.
This is a true Myrddraal. I feel fear when i see the full view.
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