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Fallen - Shadow Hearts II - by cat-cat Fallen - Shadow Hearts II - by cat-cat
Done in pencil + Photoshop 5.0

Finally got this done... A fanart of Nicholas from "Shadow Hearts II"~ I've wanted to draw him ever since I've saw this design when they announced the development of the game, but none of the previous pictures look right! (actually, this one looks funny as well)

CGing with a mouse is not my idea of having fun... and my old laptop couldn't handle all the smudging I want to do T_T (damn I've only used 22 layers in this!)

I've actually debated about whether I should have that funny murky colour over the whole pic... the "white" version looks quite nice as well (in my opinion anyway) but it couldn't bring out the colour of the eye... oh well, I'll post up the "white" version later on and see what people think...

Still, the colours went all funny when I transfer the picture from the other laptop to this one... T_T God knows what the hell it looks like on a desktop....


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This is supposed to be Nicholas when he got posessed by Astorath. It's such a shame that you don't get to use Nicholas for long.. and even a greater shame that he's one of the bad guy!!! *sigh* I know he has done all sorts of evil things, but I just couldn't help but feel sorry for him... His whole life has been an absolute mess, things never went his way, got his butt kicked by Yuri (or Uru in the Jap version), then got "kidnapped", had all sorts of freak experiments + tortures performed on him which resulted in him getting posessed by Astorath. Finally, a miserable death.... x_x






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queenofshiba Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicholai was one hell of a bad cookie but he was gorgeous! Too bad he got killed! This piece is also gorgeous, the colors and the details! Just everything :heart:
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BloodlustVampy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Writer
I have to say this is a real good image for Nicolai being possessed by the fallen angel Astaroth, plus Nicolai was one of my favorite characters as well in Shadow Hearts II, fanast ob!! :D
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Death-The-Remix Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful, the colors... his eye... simply WOW
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HamalSharatan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
First of all, well done!! The hues and tones indeed make him look possessed. I shall favorite this when I open my new account. It reminds me of when Ichigo is forming his mask.

"His whole life has been an absolute mess, things never went his way"

Do we really know that? I only remember Rasputin putting him in school, how bad could it have been? Other than not being able to kill Albert (he may have been over his head) and getting a roundhouse kick to the face, he didn't seem miserable. However, you may find it even sadder to see how the game was going to be at one point:

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It certainly stirred my mind, and made me think about how the game was still not complete despite how much I like it. :(
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vampire-lover-nagi Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
nice work.

and i think he deserved his death especially after killing ouka. agent kato. best. revenge. ever!

other than that nice work keep it up, do you have any other shadow hearts work?
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AerithQueenOfCetra Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Wow... Nicholai never looked so dangerous.... xDD
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katetheskypirate Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Student General Artist
This is so cool ^_^
Nicholai is my favourite character
and just wow ^_^
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noacle Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Lovely picture of Nic. I love the faint, ethereal look to it... one of my favorite characters from my very favorite game. Fav'd this. :)
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MikoNoNyte Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
I agree totally. Nikki is my ultimate fav from SH II/DC. I so enjoyed fighting with him that I hated to leave Nihasu.

He's also my fav bishie. I've got him busy with some Uru action. Oh god, I said that out loud! LOL

See, writers love artists. YOU have inspired me even more. Thank you!
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kilraaj Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
I know this is an older piece, but I just wanted to say I loved it! Even though Nicolai isn't my favorite character, this picture of him is just so stunning.
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