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Vigil Villains: Lrangthos by Kostmeyer Vigil Villains: Lrangthos by Kostmeyer

It's another Vigil Villain! Yay! For those of you with very long memories, a few years back I ran a competition to design a villain for my character Vigil, and in a moment of drunken weakness I promised to draw them all! Well, it's been a few years now but I'm going to finish them if it kills me!

 

This sinister looking character is Lrangthos, created by :iconridleysghost: - who pshed the boundaries of the competition a bit by submitting a story rather than a drawing of his character - which probably explains why I left him to nearly last! Lrangthos is a parasitic alien criminal encased in a suit of armour and a spooky cloak. His presence causes electrical storms and he drains people's life forces to stay alive - read the story here - it's well worth a look!

ridleysghost.deviantart.com/ar…

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:iconthedude255:
thedude255 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's been a very long road this contest of yours, its nice to see its slowly drawing to an end. I bet you can't wait to be done with it. I know it might have been a lot of work but it's certainly been worth it seeing such a vast range of interesting and awesome characters. I'd say most of them have certainly been very fitting enemies for Vigil. It's a shame only one of them can win this contest... you should totally let the runner up have a glorified cameo or the such when ye come to make the comic! ;)

Moving onto the character though, I really like the design of this one. It's mostly a simple one, bearing a ragged cloak, but the light like head within the darkness of the cloak really brings a lot of character to the design. He's very creepy and imposing with his tall height, and his ability sounds like a dangerous one. I'm very impressed you were able to illustrate such a character and make it look so cool given you had only words to work with, but I guess credit should also go to ridleysghost for providing a good enough description of the character for you to draw from. Very nice image and certainly one of my fav's so far. I think it just falls behind a little bit however to some of the awesome designs and enemies already competing. It's still a superb looking character however and certainly a fantastic image :)
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:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Thanks for the kind words and the :+fav: - yes I will definitely be relieved when it's over, but there have been some great characters and some good art I think, so it's been worthwhile! This character was definitely a challenge - but I like how it turned out in the end.
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:iconpaulooshun:
PaulOoshun Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
I love how he almost blends into the stormy background while Vigil stands out against it. Nice idea beautifully brought into being.
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:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Thanks! I wanted to show how he's almost part of the storm (since he's creating it) As for Vigil standing out - own character bias!
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:iconbranded-curse:
Branded-Curse Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait ... nearly last? You mean you really, REALLY got through with them all? :O

A very nice drawing, Kost! You know how to tell stories in a single image.
The design kinda reminds me of a Nasghul.
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:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013

Yeah - I can see what you mean - a sort of creepy sci-fi Nazgul! Thanks for the kind words and the :+fav: BC! Much appreciated!

 

And yes! Three to go! (Two more very late additions which I never promised to draw too... but even with them it's just five left! Amazing!)

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:iconbranded-curse:
Branded-Curse Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can do eet! :w00t:

Yes, indeed! The design kicks ass!
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:icongwdill:
gwdill Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Well done as always!
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:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Thanks!
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:icongaston25:
Gaston25 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
The rain effect and the lightning really set the tone here. Great job as always!
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:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Thanks for the kind words and the :+fav: - it's a good idea isn't it - a villain who creates atmospheric disturbances - nicely ominous!
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:icongaston25:
Gaston25 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
I like the idea a lot actually. Just three more to go and that competition will be a faint memory!
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:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Can't think what characters are left though, can you? :)
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:icongaston25:
Gaston25 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
It's been so long....

I'm sure it will come to me!
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:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Five years isn't so long to wait really, is it? Geologically speaking it's practically no time at all!
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:icongaston25:
Gaston25 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Great point!
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:iconbug-off:
Bug-Off Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks pretty intimidating.
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:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
He's a villain! It's in the job description :)
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:iconbug-off:
Bug-Off Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He ain't no slacker.
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:icongale01:
Gale01 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
have you finished them all or is there even more to come,this one came out particularly cool 
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:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013

Thanks a lot - and for the :+fav: too! You can see how far I've got in this journal - three left! (Actually, there are another two that were drawn after the competition finished, which I might draw too - but three officially! I aim to be done by 2014!

 

Here's the link to the journal: kostmeyer.deviantart.com/journ…

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:icongale01:
Gale01 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
your going to do those 2 as well It will eat at you if you don't,you should do one of those online book deals when there all done so If you can sell them as a compliation or something,I know I'd buy one
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:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
I probably will draw them - this thing has been going on so long now I don't quite know what I'll do when it's over! Not sure about the compilation - some of these pics are better than others - but it is nice to see them all together I think - huge variety and some fantastic ideas.
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:iconridleysghost:
ridleysghost Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What's this? Do my eyes deceive me? On the day I decide to take a peak at DA, I see this of all things!

But yeah, you did some excellent work with this, much appreciated my good sir! You really captured the character quite well! 8D
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:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
I saw your journal entry today when I posted the picture - so I'm very pleased you're back to see this! I think it captures the spooky, creepy side pretty well. I feel a bit bad that I didn't do the armour, but it detracted from how cool the cape looked when I added visible armour bits! Definitely a challenge coming up with a character with no visual reference anyway - glad you like it :)
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:iconquel2many:
Quel2many Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student General Artist
that villian  look very mysterous im gooing to have to read the story
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:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
You should! There's a lot more depth and backstory to this character, and the story is well written. Sadly I looked at the author's page today for the first time in ages and he seems to have lost his enthusiasm for DA - hope he comes back at some point and sees the picture!
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:iconquel2many:
Quel2many Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student General Artist
this looks good 
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:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Thanks! (And for the :+fav: too - much appreciated!) He's got some potential I think - definitely a strong visual villain.
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:iconquel2many:
Quel2many Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student General Artist
and for you to capture the strong visual as an artist your great amzing and i always had a love for your style
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:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
That's very kind - on another note - I saw the picture you commissioned with Vigil in it: Looks great! What's the story?
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:iconquel2many:
Quel2many Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student General Artist
it continue from the other image with vigil and prime in elseworld, once i upload the image on my page the full story of whats going on will be there. im happy to hear you like it hope you gave thanks to the artist as well.
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:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Certainly did! Looking forward to seeing what you have planned :)
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:iconclockwerksoul:
ClockwerkSoul Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Jeez, it must be taking its toll on you. You even misspelled Vigil' s name wrong.

Still, the villain is pretty cool.
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:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
LOL! Whoops! I'm going to change that now so that everyone who looks at this will think you've gone mad. :P
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:iconclockwerksoul:
ClockwerkSoul Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Yeah, you do that. I think many people already see me as mad.
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:iconkostmeyer:
Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
I'm saying nothing! :)
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