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The Horned King II by Caelkriss The Horned King II by Caelkriss
Thought I'd dish out a new Prydain piece.

Photoshop CS2
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menslady125 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
YIPE yipe yipe yipe yipe yipe!
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ridley100 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh this looks cool. I liked the shadowed face.
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multificionado Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! Pity they killed him off in The Book of Three (at least he was a fuller villain in the Disney movie).
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Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
A creepy mix between the original and Disney Horned King.
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Caelkriss Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
What was "the original?"  I based this concept off of the description in the books.  :)
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Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
The book was the original.
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Caelkriss Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Ah, okay.  I have only seen the Disney movie once, and didn't like it at all.  They made the Horned King's actual face the skull.  Working mandible and all.  He's supposed to be human with a mask.
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Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
I didn't like how he was portrayed in the book--simply a big mute with a deer skull for a mask, a red cape and naked arms.  That's not scary, that's just plain macho!


What you've done here was truly terrifying.
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Caelkriss Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Mute can be scary.  See Michael Myers from Halloween...

And it wasn't a deer skull.  It was a human skull in the books.
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JohnMaze Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Really awesome work!
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Caelkriss Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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Happyano Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
This is scarier than Disney´s version! I love that red clothes and how this contrasts with the dark room. One of the most disturbing villain designs I've seen around here
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CaptainDavyJones Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awsome!! I love the Chronicles of Prydain...
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vcnielson Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Just an FYI, this piece was shared on the Lloyd Alexander Community Page on Facebook.

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It is an utterly fantastic piece by the way. I love the use of light and shadow. I also think he's even scarier in your realistic version. Thanks a lot for sharing it!
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Caelkriss Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for letting me know! :D
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KooboriSapphire Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Your lovely art has been featured in this news article :) [link]
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Caelkriss Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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wandererofzoso Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
That looks very cool. I haven't had the chance to read that series, but the Horned King is an intereasting villian.
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okamiv Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
truly terrifying
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HoldMusic Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Pure evil skill. Sweet!
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Caelkriss Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
:D
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123qaz123 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
Wow! :wow:

It is the Horned King and he looks just like I imagined him when I first read the books. :skull: He sure looks scary beyond all reason. That red cloak, pale skull mask and horns are a killer combination. He looks like he would be ready to destroy anyone and everyone who gets into his way. :evillaugh:

You have done amazing job withthis pic. I just love it! :+fav:
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Caelkriss Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
Hehe, thanks a bunch. I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the fave!
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123qaz123 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
You are welcome! It is a great pic! :D
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Kazuya-Akira Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
Very neat, reminds me of a medieval take on Star Wars' Darth Revan... nicely done.
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Caelkriss Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
Haha, Revan. Thanks. Glad you liked it.
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Yorleen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
He looks really impressive!!
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InKibus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
The Horned King! I remember being so frightened as a child when my mom read me the first book, and every time the Horned King would appear! Fantastic!
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Caelkriss Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Nice to see it elicited an emotional response. ;)
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saeriellyn Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Oh, wow, that looks awesomely creepy. Almost photorealistic.

I notice you're using CS2 a lot now. Do you like it better than Painter? What are the strengths?
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Caelkriss Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Figured out a couple new techniques.

CS2 strengths? It's fast. It's a lot more conducive when trying to crank out a really quick sketch.
Do I like it better than Painter? Well, can't really say which I like better. For me, they have different purposes. Painter helps me develop texture that I wouldn't be able to achieve in PS. Kind of that added realism effect.
I prefer to work with both of them together. That way, I get the speed of PS when developing the base painting, and I get the brush qualities when I bring it into Painter. Problem is, I don't have my Painter installed, so I haven't been using it. I was really missing it when doing the fur.
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HarperJade Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
that's someone you DON'T want to see riding up behind you. yikes.
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Caelkriss Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Definitely not.
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MrsJ Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
Sweet! :wow: I love the lighting and the skull looks magnificent.
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Caelkriss Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks! It's an older character design. If you take a look in my sketches I've got the original sketch there.
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