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Arthas Menethil, the Lich King by pulyx Arthas Menethil, the Lich King by pulyx
Arthas Menethil, the Lich king....One of the coolest villains of the warcraft saga (when he was alive he was a pain in the ass)
But after he got the Legendary Frostmourne, he became so much cooler...Too bad he killed Muradin Bronzebeard. Another cool character.
hahah but when he kills uther, uther says: -"I hope there is a very special place in hell for you arthas" and arthas says: -"We might never know uther...I plan on living forever". SO awesome.

Frostmourne *drools* i wish we could get in World of Warcraft. But that would be too overpower.

hahaha wow man,
talk about Warcraft CRAZE.
But you know. i'm SO happy about this one...I planned it through art history class. thinking "wow man, i hope this turns out the way i'm picturing it". After a lot of careful drawing (the best i can do, at least) it came through, it i'm not being cocky or anything, but i believe this is the best drawing i ever did. Everything i wanted to do, i was able to.

With a lot of back and forth in Painter and Photoshop i pulled this one in about 8 or 9 hours. 10 Including the time i spend actually drawing it on paper.
[EDIT] : I just added some "Moderate snowfall" just to chill it a bit. hehe
so. summing up:

8 to 9 hours, Painter IX and Photoshop, wacom tablet and A LOT, i mean a lot of good music ^_^

Everything done By yours truly.
Hope you guys like it!
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:iconladyofazzaroth:
LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I Love it :) ! <3
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GothWidri13 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!!!!
Arthas its my favorite hero!
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merlioske Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
dat smirk completely did me in >.< love it love it love it !!!~~~
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MelodyCupcakes Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
overpower is underrated.
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:iconkodaic:
Kodaic Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student General Artist
His expression is very interesting. It's very cocky, which I think suits him. Awesome picture. :D
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Psyco-Pie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Me:*runs up, grabs Frostmourne* I AM SO KEEPING THIS!!!!!!! *runs off*
Arthas: ...did she just take my sword?

I love the look on his face. To me he is saying: I am way more epic than you. Deal with it b****es!!!
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BloodElf300 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Like your style, man!
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lucas449 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
um muradin bronzebeard is not dead
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha check the date bro.
When i published this pic FIVE years ago.
And five years ago, Muradin was dead as hell haha.
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lucas449 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh =( i did not see the date
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:iconyumyumblutigenbonbon:
:iconraepfaceplz: smex face
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:iconisabelaulian:
IsabelaUlian Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student Writer
Arthas is DELICIOUS!
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BrokenNexava Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
..... Blood Elf death knight drops at his feet.......... please don't eat whats left of my sad little soul Arthas.....

lol, i love this picture... wow, that is so Arthas through n through
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fakenails Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i like this concept of Arthas... Muradin Bronzebeard is actually not dead...he was sent into a comma...but oh well....I want to own a figure of this character in the 12inch size but those i can never afford...
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foxbuster Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
@~fakenails:

This was drawn in 2006. By the story deployed until that time, Muradin WAS dead. They retconned it later.
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fakenails Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah..i know...now Cataclysm is out...having fun with it?
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Zonida Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Sexy muthafa

I'm a girl and plays as a male on WoW so when i say that my guild members are like O__o

haha, i could kill him over and over again and still not get enough.

Sxy Mthafar ......
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TheMoonsSea Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never played Warcraft, but this is a badass character character :D
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carlo365 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
ive killed this guy in the new icc raid... it wasnt that hard
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Supermoi Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it^^ Lich King is coolness incarnated! 8D
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QNWL Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
lol I hated Arthas. He started off as a pussy that wasn't too bad, but when he got Frostmourne he went on a super temper tantrum. He was so weak-willed he lost his soul to Ner'Zhul.

Illidan's been alive for centuries, was filled with ancient arcane magic as well as Gul'Dan's magic. There's no way Arthas could have beaten him - I was pretty pissed when it happened.
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xAzriphalex Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
He technically didnt kill Muradin... the ice splinters did. >.>

But definately my favorite piece in your gallery. Im uber obssessed with the Arthas lore, and Sylvanus. Im suprised you havent done her yet!
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Jopach Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
So cool :D
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:iconorcsrule1:
orcsrule1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
And now he's dead =(
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:icondee-sama:
Dee-sama Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I must say I love the sexy smug smile... dunno why.
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RLFedun Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nice! I love the look on his face, it's so smarmy!
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:iconcrashdeviantion93:
crashdeviantion93 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
arthas is sooooo cool :heart:
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:iconcrashdeviantion93:
crashdeviantion93 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
arthas is soooooo yummy :heart:
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danish450 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
i wish it was an available wep in WoW too, I love the quest where you get to pummel people as Arthas.
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zafara1222 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Muradin Bronzebeard doesn't die, he was only knocked unconcious.

Arthas looks extremely sexy in this picture :love:
Good job :clap:
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g0rDoN Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Awesome Arthas!!! *drools* Dude,this is FREAKING awesome! One thing, though: you should have included Ner'Zhul's helm!
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AFSabiona Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
Ahh the lich king... ahaha beautiful work pulyx :D
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sithlordawsome Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
hmm nice work on frostmourne! :thumbsup:
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YaVaho155 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Ow I see the biggest wrong part of the hand apart from the pose: the thumb!
It's about as long as the other fingers, which is of course not quite accurate.
But now that I have the problem, I'll stop talking about this work.
Glad to hear? :D
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:iconafsabiona:
AFSabiona Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
sorry for this but im no expert, but umm i think thats perspective? try looking at your hand that way, observe what you'll see :D this guy is good, keep up the good work pulyx! :D
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YaVaho155 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Well no the thumb's really too long.
I know I study anatomy, and maybe Pulyx is good I haven't seen his other works yet but an artist must get over critics and must learn out of them. I'm just trying to help with my critique.

Don't get down because I criticasted your hero, Otaku :p
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:iconafsabiona:
AFSabiona Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
im no otaku, ahaha wtf, and yeah i know it looks long but like i said imitate the hand pose and observe it in front of a mirror :D. Ok, you study anatomy and so does pulyx and so do i. I'm not saying that you cant critic him, I'm just informing you that, that hand perspective is possible and it's not a "wrong part" or.. "anatomical mess" :D
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g0rDoN Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Couldn't have said it better... The way the hand holds the sword is super. I hold lots of stuff like that and it's natural for me, doesn't hurt, I don't need flexible fingers... As for the thumb, it's long because of the perspective, the knuckles are pointing upwards and the thumb just looks longer, because it's begins further back from the other fingers.
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YaVaho155 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I'm very sorry to tell you this, but there is 1 thing that ruins it all.
The hand holding Frostmourne is an anatomical mess.
Even if it were possible to hold an object this way and I don't see it, it is probably the most irritating, unhandy pose and would require quite flexible fingers.
However, if I don't look at the hand, it's good.
Arthas' face might have been a bit more sinister but that's the only thing I can say apart from the hand.
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:iconafsabiona:
AFSabiona Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
the hand is not that bad, actually it is good, a hand can actually do that and theres nothing wrong with the way he's holding the sword, i think pulyx just wanted to do something different rather than the common way people hold swords. keep up the good work pulyx :D
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pulyx Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yes it has flaws. But i don't think its THAT bad.

"would require flexible fingers"
Some people have those. I can do that with my hand.
it may not be the most natural pose but it's possible.

The face though..Its a thing of style. My art lacked a bit of detail (you can see the drawing isn't very fresh. 3 years is a lot in art years.
I still had some japanese influence and it showed on the drawing.
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:iconafsabiona:
AFSabiona Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
pulyx, nothing wrong with your face man, in fact its awesome! he has this sinister and smug feel in his face :D
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YaVaho155 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
hey I'm not saying it's awful.
Maybe it's just me but I tend to be quite the criticaster when it comes to anatomy (however I'm not that good at it myself).
And well, the face.
We all have those periods, I'm still half in it.
And indeed, three years is quite some time.
If I have some more time than now, I promise I'll look at some more recent stuff of you.
Go for it!
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semper-maria Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
damned purple cloth tabard thing...

*cough* I mean...

wonderful hawt skills there. :P

i'm aching for a decent wacom tablet. D=
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LashInZan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
This is pretty much amazing, Arthas is awesome and kicks any other warcraft villain in the butt (besides Illadin.).

You did a wonderful job on the background and facial expression beautiful work, but where did his helmet go!

That has to be my favorite part of his armer besides the shoulders, I think you should make one with him holding the helmet or with it on that would be epic.
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octoberbones Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
amazing job!
I just got the wrath of the Lich King
expansion pack and I'm super excited about it.

you really did a good job at capturing the "evilness" I hope that makes sense :D
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:iconjenovita:
Jenovita Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
My King *w* :heart:
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Konnestra Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I friggin love this as much as everything you've drawn and I just saw your amazing arts TODAY.

Arthas is one of my fav villians too, its probably because that he's all like..
DEATH..
SNOW..
ICE..

GO DIE.

he's cool
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DarkChildOfHell Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
its not cocky to say its the best drawing YOU ever did... but to say its the best drawing ever...well thats cocky... anyway its a very good drawing...ive done a lich king myself... care to look?
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MysteriousSwordsman Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
its my duty as a pala to avenge uther i gess with me coming after him we will see if he gets a place in hell
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