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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 
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^^ 
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:…

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.

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. 
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!
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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choclatecruncher16 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student General Artist
really freaky, well done!
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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