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The Grand Cenobite by knighthead The Grand Cenobite by knighthead
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"The Gitaxians whisper among themselves of other worlds. If they exist, we must bring Phyrexia's moe to them."

Playing French Rites for Standard now, and I'm planning on doing some alters for *every* card in the deck. Moe... EVERYWHERE. The players in my area are all pretty serious, so sitting in front of a guy slapping down moe after moe is going to be hilarious.

Photoshop CS5
Two and a half hours of work, getting used to the Intuos 3 that :icondoomfest: is letting me use. This thing is awesome!

Based on Igor Kieryluk's artwork for Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite.

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:iconrhiota:
Rhiota Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You turned the Grand Cenobite into a yandere :iconwhaplz: haha, too awesome c: loving the take on her mask c:
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:iconkingofsouls:
Kingofsouls Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
So, anime Elesh Norn? Pretty good! I like the blood stains: makes her feel more phryexian.
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:icondonboczini:
DonBoczini Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Awesome artwork ;)
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AlexiaSimaino Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student
ADORABLE!
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DsLEFTHAND Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
such a cute elesh norn ^.^
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NXTangl Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
I like!


But too much skin to really be Norn. Even cute facial skin is a heresy, after all...


Still, not sure how a bloody, skinless face could ever be this cute. (Someone'll find a way...someday...)
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Ignatius2722 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
I prefer to think of it as a painted, ever still mask of porcelain.
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:iconknighthead:
knighthead Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's less of a literal translation and more of a... gijinka sort of thing? If I was to actually draw Phyrexians seriously, they would look nothing like this.
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nicolarre Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Creepy. Like it
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:iconguiltyflare:
GuiltyFlare Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Death to PHYREXIA and All of there kind, we will never Rest until Mirridian is Avenged !!!!
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:iconelvinkin66:
Elvinkin66 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Student Writer
We will endure!
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Shes wonderful
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:iconayumu-konno:
Ayumu-Konno Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
QuQ
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:iconxyv555:
xyv555 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
woooooowwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is so coooll!!!!!!! great work!!!!!!
:eyepopping::eyepopping::eyepopping:
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ShizaCoffee Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember playing Magic when Phyrexia was first introduced in 98. I recently got back into playing, and the new artwork is absolutely ridiculous. Great job on the Cenobite!
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Tholamas Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderfully done. I commend you and thank you for such a great peace. The
time, effort and skill that was needed for such a work and indeed all your work
is a display of masterful skill. That is why I'm an avid watcher of your art. And I'm sure
that I will be for as long as you find it worth wail to keep new work coming. Again, I thank you
and I'm sure all who would lay eyes on such a formidable skill, would as well.

Sincerely, Tholamas
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boatscare Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Photographer
WOW!...
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BlinKSTar93 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Brutal, yet calming in a way that its like "I killed that thing you wanted".... "thanks"
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:iconknighthead:
knighthead Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, yeah. I see her as that kind of character. One who... is frightening, and powerful... but her heart is with her people. The original music for the video was an urgent tune, with a feel of action to it-- I faded it into a more somber, and loving song, as if, "this monstrosity has killed for you, and lives for you." The card itself empowers her allies and cripples those who stand against her, so it's fitting, in my mind.
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BlinKSTar93 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I actually couldn't watch the video when I left the comment, but the music is very beautiful

P.S so this is for a card game?
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yphar Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is nice to see, i'd like it as a n alat-art proxy, shamelessly
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:iconknighthead:
knighthead Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha, me too. I want to alter all of my deck traditionally with drawings like this as well.
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Fullmetal-Outcast Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
This is simply awsome :D
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:iconnanashi-no:
nanashi-no Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome^^
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:iconkingvego:
KingVego Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well done
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:iconxe-ros:
Xe-Ros Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the end of us all will be terribly cute.
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:icondoragon-shinzui:
Doragon-Shinzui Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student General Artist
It's really hard making a skinless chick covered in hard, ceramic plates cute.
...
How you managed it? I've got no god damned clue. But you did, so, uh, mission success?
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Geco-again Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
to pretty
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:iconpudding88:
pudding88 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012   Digital Artist
love the way you draw...also very nice video
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The-Necromancer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And we run in terror of the MOE!!!
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:iconafunai:
afunai Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The video looks almost magical... Wow!
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BlueKyubii Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic! I wish I could colour and shade like you
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DarkChibiShadow Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Can't be viewed in the US
WONDERFUL
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:iconknighthead:
knighthead Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry! I had YouTube change the audio, apparently William Joseph is too epic for America. :/
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DarkChibiShadow Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sad!!
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:iconknighthead:
knighthead Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Okay, it should work now, too bad the original music went *poof*. :(
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DarkChibiShadow Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very beautiful still!
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TheK40 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student General Artist
wha you work so fast and too epic gufjeskaf
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Purebluemoon Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
the eyes make me :iconawwwplz: but the rest makes me :iconscaredplz:
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RainNB Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist
*reads "two and a half hours of work" and dies* ...

Awesome work! ^^
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Noburuu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WOAH
i just watched the video
YOU'RE EPIC!
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:iconnoburuu:
Noburuu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
dude this is amazing yo!! O:<
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:iconquietowl:
QuietOwl Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It says those from my country may not watch the video :P weird.
I'm using context clues *Phyrexia* to guess you're talking about Magic? And your character kind of reminds me of Minda (I think that was her name - from Twilight Princess) with the hear gear.
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:iconknighthead:
knighthead Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's odd! Why can I watch my video then? Hmm...
Oh yes, this is definitely Magic. The lore of Phyrexia has gotten pretty intense. This is what she looks like on the card:
[link]
For the sake of moe, I cracked her head piece though. I was originally gonna make it semi-transparent, but cracking a piece off was too hard to resist.
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QuietOwl Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Because apparently someone doesn't want me watching the video.

So they've brought Phyrexians back, that's pretty awesome. And I really like how the head piece came out.
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:iconknighthead:
knighthead Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What country are you in right now?! D:
[link]
^ Can you see that?
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:iconquietowl:
QuietOwl Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh cool! I can see that one! (Apparently not the country that I thought I was in xD)
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:iconknighthead:
knighthead Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah, the video works now, apparently the music I used cannot be listened to in America? It's William Joseph, who is incredible... a prodigy pianist and his pieces have this fantasy classical feel to them.
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:iconquietowl:
QuietOwl Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I WATCHED THE VIDEO. IT FINALLY LET ME.
Very exciting stuff.

What are you up to? Is this your senior year in college?
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:iconknighthead:
knighthead Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Third year, feeling like crap though. Lots of bad stuff going on. Covered in work from head to toe and no motivation to do any of it, except to have some money in my pocket.
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