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Shen Ku Dark Warlord by arcipello Shen Ku Dark Warlord by arcipello
HE'S BACK!!!

Yeah i was never happy with Shen ku and have for a long time wanted to improve him and turn him into a worthy character....well now i have and hes been promoted to a warlord...but still likes to get his own hands dirty

i went overboard on his armour and all the details...and particularly happy with how his new mask turned out aswell

this is the most overly detailed image ive created....and boy does my hand hurt...those clouds took up a crap load of time!

anyway i hope you enjoy looking at this....because i loved drawing it


*******ATTENTION**********

to anyone that made a comment on this last night...thankyou:) (Smile) although thanks to a nasty error in DA about 50 comments have been lost forever....i dont feel very good about this because if people take the time to write a comment i like to be able to take the time to read them and thank poeple for them....which i cant:( (Sad)
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Daily Deviation

Given 2003-07-31
It's a no-brainer. Shen Ku Dark Warlord by arcipello must be todays Daily Feature. The first piece in the series is one of the greatest artworks to ever be released on our fair site, and this sequel goes one better. I don't even need to use my vast array of superlatives to talk this piece up - as anyone can plainly see, it is stunning. (Selected by +ekud) ( Featured by ekud )
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ultimatede Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
i really love your entire gallery, this is one of my favorites
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:iconprosparo:
Prosparo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Interface Designer
This is beautiful!
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NnyorNieorKnee Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Details and lighting are just amazing!!! ^^ Lovely piece~
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An-Old-Otaku Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Not sure I'd want to meet this guy in a dark alley! :omfg:

Come to think of it, not sure I'd want to meet this guy anywhere! :)
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Abyssiner Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive :D
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samus14zj Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
ok that sword is badass
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Shurikenofflame Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Artist
Very nice!
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:iconalstorius:
Alstorius Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Impressive !
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:iconpk-artist:
PK-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Really awesome work!!
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:iconpscdesigns:
PSCdesigns Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Really impressive. Love the detail and lighting.
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:iconpscdesigns:
PSCdesigns Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Blown away dude. Great job!
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:icondeclinkz:
declinkz Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
whoa.. it's so cool! +fav
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:iconroadless-i-travel:
Roadless-I-Travel Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
Just the kind of thing I needed to see to day.
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:iconichihana:
ichihana Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
just truly amazing !
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:iconesczg:
EscZG Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
cool
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:iconph3nf1x:
PH3NF1X Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This* is what i want to be able to draw one day

*and other things too..

Your work is amazing, and no surprise to see that just about all of them have been featured or put as a DD
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Sharyo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
holy hellfire...
... what else can I say?
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BrokenNexava Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
Wow i must say Shen Ku is a imposing figure. I truly would not want to b on his bad side at all... the story behind him must be something else for such a character become such a picture. you have made an beautiful piece.
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WCSallySally Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
Darkly awesome, esp. the helm, sword & hilt.
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:iconzorro9:
Zorro9 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Man you are an art god! This is frickin awesome!
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IIIXandaP Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHH THE DETAIL OMG THE DETAIL WOW XD.

Seriously dude, total ownage, fav+ watch+ XD.
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BillyBurden Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
Crazy!
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dunhaz-d Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
+fav
=D
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stunner1vx Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
astig!
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:iconelemenation:
elemenation Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
what the hell...
beating Frank Miller himself..
you're totally awesome artist,,
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:iconm0wdamn:
m0wdamn Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
this armor is great!
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:iconengirish:
Engirish Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah crazy cool
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:iconbaftoony:
Baftoony Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006
AMAZING! really amazing!
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:iconsatanae:
satanae Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
Love the whole battle atmosphere.

Nice work. :)
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Scorpyssj4 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006   Digital Artist
maaaan, u r going to kill me XD
tell me how u did this thing with photoshop, i can't believe it !!!
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The-Switcher Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2006
In a word?

Stunning.
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Bassel07013 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2006
omg
thats freakin sick
how did u do that?
message me back
this is unbelievable
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:iconpsycho-gaze:
Psycho-Gaze Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome. That's all that needs to be said.
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:iconfiendy:
fiendy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2006
the small pictures don't give much ,until you full view and then there superbe,brillant over all .
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:iconfiveam:
FiveAM Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005
:eyepopping:... instant :+fav:
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:iconmahaura:
Mahaura Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2005
Thats a cool character. Im a fan of samurai guys. Very detailed
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KungFuCatfish Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
curious, do you own a copy of The Art of SHEN KU - by ZEEK?
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:iconarcipello:
arcipello Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005
never heard of it let alone own a copy
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Der-Richter Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2005
Damn. That's one of the best Deviations i've seen in a couple weeks. That's so cool. I think i'm going to add this to my Favs man.

Best Regards
Der-Richter.
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viper86 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2005
Damn! That helmet mask thing is badass!
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:iconlusitana:
lusitana Featured By Owner May 19, 2005
that is SOOOOOOO incredibly amazing!
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digitalanimal Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2005
really impressive
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:iconkazari:
Kazari Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2005
Whoa very nice!! You're soo amazing! I am favving so many of your pics!
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pyro-manic Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
:jawdrop:

You've done it again! Fantastic work. I'm going to buy some of your prints when I get paid....

:worship: :+favlove: :+devwatch:
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j0sh666 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2004
Awesome i really like the green effect you did on the sword!
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Masoto Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2004
Damnnn dude, thats one cool picture, a lot of detail, pays off well...I'm gonna try and get a print of this!
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adiareallysucks Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2004   Interface Designer
this is awsome master piece from you
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Rurouni- Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2004   Traditional Artist
i love u all!!
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:iconrurouni-:
Rurouni- Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2004   Traditional Artist
i love u all!!!!
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CFNct Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2004
teach me.
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