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Glad I got that across. :)

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Marduk had always been a being of barely-withheld rage. Seeing his plans unravel due to mortal interference, and being stabbed in the back by one of his minions (conveniently omitting the fact that he betrayed Vex first), Marduk has no reason to keep anything held back. He’ll get his goal by brute force if he has to.
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That is enough to give anybody nightmares for life.

But wonderful work on this Rocky!
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Thanks! Have one more Enhanced form I want to make, though it will definitely be one of the hardest to work on.

Halphas is the next one.
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Cool antlers Dryideabat, D Rock, all I can say is Huuuuuuusssssskkkyyyyyy!!
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Not sure if the enhanced form he is doing will be of a husky. I'm sure it will be really great either way.
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I imagine he’s referring to Alvin a page back.
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D-Rock wrote: Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:04 am I imagine he’s referring to Alvin a page back.
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Thanks! Got another Tails of Babylon character.

Esperanza is a rather peculiar snake. She’s always enjoyed people-watching while out of sight, and has managed to become very familiar with almost everyone in Babylon Gardens just by observing. She’s also aware of the stranger things that tend to happen to the residents, but a time is coming when she’ll have to make herself known to them.
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She looks so adorable and harmless which means she is probably very strong! Great work!
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Well done, D-Rock, and cute husky pup. :D Good work with those characters, Nicholas. ;) Nice draw, Harry Johnathan. :)
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Thanks! Got the final enhanced form, and this one is quite a doozy of an explanation.

Halphas was displeased with the rising animosity that Gretchen and Lilith had for Macabre and his family. Hell had little worth feeling compassion for, but Halphas always held that familial lines should never be considered a target as mortals with aspirations of power often do.

One day, an all-out skirmish erupted, led by Gretchen and Lilith, dragging Halphas along to face off against Macabre, Mirage, and Oliver. Even with early gains against them, with Oliver faltering against Lilith and Macabre entering a stalemate with Gretchen, Halphas instead chose to talk to Mirage about how he felt with the situation. Mirage saw that Halphas truly wanted something better, and offered him a chance to defect. Halphas refused, stating that Heaven would never allow such a high-ranking demon of the Goetia among them. However, he lent his prized sword to Mirage, in order to even the odds against the other two.

Despite this, the tide turned on its own; Ollie Awoke to his true power, and Macabre demonstrated his power over Hellfire, with the newly armed Mirage making the battle much easier, Gretchen, Lilith, and Halphas returned to their province in defeat.

Mirage’s offer continued to stay in Halphas’ mind, until he finally made a decision, and opted to try to convince his wife and daughter to turn a new leaf, one truly worth living for. He told them that perhaps even a lowly position in Heaven would be preferable to ruling in Hell, as they would truly be able to feel Joy. No more power struggles, no more reason to fight a needless battle. Gretchen seemed moved by his words.

Followed by her attacking Halphas and labeling him a traitor.

She had no desire to give everything up, as to her, what truly mattered was power, and she had no intention of giving any of it up to look after Heaven’s “precious mortals.”

While Gretchen and Lilith were strong, Halphas was the much more experienced fighter. Their battle was seen by all of their subjects, in shock at seeing the esteemed Goetia family fighting amongst themselves. As the battle raged, Halphas’ Blade of the Morning Star began to shine, and it’s light enveloped him, soon revealing a new form. Before anything else happened, a portal opened, with a voice calling out to him. Halphas didn’t hesitate, and used the portal to leave Hell, hearing the roar of fury from Gretchen as it closed.

Once Halphas got to the other side, his shape returned to normal, and he found himself in front of Mirage and Cerberus. Once again offering her hand, Halphas took her offer, and Cerberus opened the way to Heaven for him.

Halphas may have been a demon of the Goetia and a poor father to his son, but now he had a chance to begin anew, with the visage of the Seraphs as a sign to his new loyalty.
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So yeah, we finally have Seraph Halphas, something I figured for a long time was the logical conclusion to his character. Side note, despite the title, he’s not actually a Seraph angel, rather it was coined by others in reference to the fact that he looked like he had six wings, the two on his face and two on his back with his regular two wings.
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Very nice design for Seraph Halphas. I know you said he's not a Seraph angel, but the multiple wings make me think of some of the more bizarre angels mentioned in the bible, like Seraphim ...that, and Sephiroth.

You got to give Halphas a lot of credit for trying to reason with Gretchen of all people. And the sacrifices he made just to do right by his son (even when believing that he would never have him back) definitely earned him his new position.
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Just love how that has come out here Rocky! Now that Halphas is in Heaven maybe he can experience TRUE LOVE.
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Thanks! Frankly, not sure how often I’ll bring up tidbits of Halphas post-ascension, but I got tired of waiting for myself to organically get there.

And don’t think I’ll give Halphas a love interest. I once briefly considered it being Arin, but felt immediately it wouldn’t fit, as Halphas would still feel like it was Arin who deserved being called Macabre’s dad, and he’d likely be intruding on that. While Macabre has no ill will towards his father, it’s Arin that has his love.
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Hi folks! I know it's been a while, but I've thought about stopping by again.

Very nice works from all of you :D

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...three seconds later, a meteorite almost hits him?

(And I like it, btw.)
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It’s a beautiful piece, man.
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Starry, starry night. sigh.
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Glad you dropped by Tinnier, I like it, got atmosphere and depth, kind of wistful.
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I find that the picture is really nice Tinnier! Wonderful work!
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That dog looks he's seen terrible things.

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I think he is only looking up and wondering if that astroid is gonna smash down on him. XD
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... and the car's outta gas !!
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Cute scene, Tinnier. :D Nice work with this character, D-Rock. :)
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Decided to do some slight redesigns, though not sure if either will really stick.

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First is extending Macabre's helmet a bit lower. Whenever I draw him with it, I still have to draw the full face in order for me to know where to place it, and thought about lowering it to hopefully make it quicker for me to draw, if at least a little. Not sure I'll keep it, though, it makes it even harder to see when he's emoting, and he doesn't emote much to begin with. Of course, this could be my lack of experience with emotions.

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And now some Nikolai. I don't want to get rid of either the fact that he's a black cat or the black sclera in his eyes, but they don't work well right next to each other. Said form works if there's a brighter color separating them, so I decided to switch his skull cap for a while facial pattern.

Maybe they'll grow on me, maybe they won't. One of my flaws is that I'm really dang stubborn, but we'll see.
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They all do look really nice and have their own advantages though! Great job on drawing them Rocky!
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Thanks. It’s just hard to figure out something new I’m 100% happy with.
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You will get there. You just need to take some time to figure it out. :)
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Agreed. Does Cathy from the viper house know that Esperanza is around?
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You know, I wouldn’t put it past things that Esperanza and Cathy are indeed acquainted. :idea:

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Celestials like Mirage and Ermina have made it very clear that they despise Harriet for what she does, especially since the original curse was done willingly to kill someone she felt had wronged her.

After speaking with Macabre, Vex, and Aria, however, at least Mirage is beginning to sympathize with her, since she herself for a time lost all of her autonomy when she went into her Beast form before it was controlled.

This was something that Harriet brought upon herself, yes, but her desire to free herself from the curse and the remorse she feels for those whose lives she’s taken show Mirage that Harriet may one day be able to be redeemed. If only Harriet could be pulled out of her despair…
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I really do love the work that you have put into this! Really lovely!
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Thanks! I'm trying to make Harriet come off as more sympathetic. In her original concept, she was absolutely a horrid character, reveling in what she did.
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It’s not often I draw just to screw around, should really try to do that more often.
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What’s great is that Macabre is canonically somewhat familiar with swords.

Got the idea directly from here. https://twitter.com/pandemoniumhawk/sta ... bWQdVe_A1w
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Sometimes Mirage needs to use her Beast form to take down larger prey.
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Ol'Blue Eyes. Oh, wait, that's Frank Sinatra. Sorry.
Intimidating pic, at any rate. :o
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Thanks, that means it works!
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She looks really menacing here and hungry at the same time! Just beautiful work!
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Thanks! And yup, girls gotta eat.
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Scary!! Anyone having trouble uploading to the forum recently? I tried to upload a small drawing a few times here recently and it just gives me an orange triangle and says can't upload when I try to add the attachment for some reason? Only 160kb
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Actually, yeah. It’s why these last couple of pieces have been directly linking from my DA account. I already let the other mods know, no update so far.
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