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Puppet of the Necromancer by IndigoFlamingo Puppet of the Necromancer by IndigoFlamingo
I decided to give this contest a try. I always liked photo-manipulation and so I say, "Why not? Give it a try."

This year my theme is the Necromancer's Puppet. While I was working I decided to make up a little story along with this piece. It is a straight forward narrative of the last minutes of "my" life.

I have come to see my Lordship, whom I thought was a kind old man; a healer of the village, I was not aware of what kind of ritual was taking place: to bring back the dead and rule the Undead Realm. In order for this ritual to succeed, the soul of the one born under the Hunter's Moon was needed. A plan of escape was churning in my skull, but before I was able to act, he took his dark tome of magic and lifted his free hand towards me and uttered the words that became the end of my life as a free Innocent. It felt as if I went numb and my eyes froze in my cold trance. Right before my eyes I saw wisps of light appearing: my soul being forced out from its' gates. My captor watched with a grin that reached from ear-to-ear, as markings dark and oily as ink etched over my face: the symbol of a slave to the necromancer. He has taken my soul, now I am nothing more than a toy of my dark puppet master, pulling at the strings until the end of all eternity.

In this image, I have used a surreal illustrative approach, using some tools in the program to make the photograph look more like a drawing with some expressive sketch lines. I also though the grunge effect would give the piece of a darker atmosphere, contrasting with the glowing sparks.

I had so much fun with this piece! If I don't win I don't mind it, this will give me the experience in the long run. I wish for the best of luck for all who are entering. Wish me luck everyone!

:pumpkin:Happy Halloween everyone!!:pumpkin:
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Anwel Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
This is SOOOOOOO cool!
May I use it in my blog?

I will (obviously) put a link bringing it to here 
:)
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IndigoFlamingo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
X//D oh thank you! 
I have no problem with you using it, as you know to site your sources (THANK YOU!~), but I would love to see your blog site please^^ 
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Anwel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
I'm the one who should be thankful.
Thanks a lot!!

Sure, but unfortunately, it's in portuguese:

aventurandose.wordpress.com/20…


This post is about our RPG campaign in Middle-Earth.
The characters went to the Necromancer tower of Dol Guldur, there were a lot of necromancer apprentices there, I felt that your art matched precisely what I had in mind.

:)
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IndigoFlamingo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
XD I love Anything Middle Earth! I even have The Simarillion!

Well I have it translated and I shall give it a read sometime, I'm so glad to hear that my piece sits your campaign. 
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Anwel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
We share a common passion then :)
I'm a member of a Tolkien web forum here in Brazil, and together with some good friends I've met in this forum, we decided to start a RPG adventure and now we're writing our adventures in my blog.

Well, thanks!
If you like our story I can happily tell me more about it
:)

PS: I'll keep an eye in your great art here!
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IndigoFlamingo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh thats great, I certainly hope that you are all having a good campaign. When I hear of people doing that I think of The Gamer's or JourneyQuest. Awesome youtube movies I think you should check out. 

X//D thank you very much! I highly appreciate that! I need to actually update my gallery *sobs* ;~~;
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AuthorAndArtist Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Cooool
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choclatecruncher16 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student General Artist
really freaky, well done!
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IndigoFlamingo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
xD Thank you so much! That was what I was aiming for.
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