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"The Nihilus Curse" by Ali Solenarian Van Dam

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Cyrius smiled and opened his eyes. They had changed. The curse was blossoming inside his mind, opening and unfurling layer after dark layer in readiness for the casting, and the blackness began to bleed from his irises into the surrounding whiteness. Static crawled stickily over his skin, sparking from his fingertips and making the hair rise on his arms and scalp. He held out his hands to either side of him, palms facing outwards. Blinding light coursed from his fingers and seared into the rune emblazoned stones on his immediate left and right. The runes burned, blue flame curling up the stones. Cyrius lowered his hands to his sides, waiting. A lance of violet light shot from the two burning stones, connecting first with their nearest neighbours, then with the remaining stones, arcing in thick blue bolts until all eight blazed with rich blue flames. Once all eight stones were afire, the connecting lines of power vanished. The flames grew darker; darker still till there was nothing to be seen but a corona of pale blue along the edges of flickering blackness. Silence. With a sound like the air being torn apart, black ropes of energy outlined in streamers of blue-white light leaped from each stone, transfixing Cyrius at the centre, piercing his chest and back, the turbulent energy locking on to his mind and anchoring his body. Cyrius looked up, the blackness flooding his eyes completely.

25 Dec 2002:-) Ali Solenarian Van Dam
Heh... lens flare debate.. the pic was a simple illustration for a roleplay I was part of on a Harry Potter fan site. They were admittedly an afterthought, and in hindsight, I wish I'd futzed with them a bit.. made them blue to match the flamework elsewhere on the pic, but... ooh... the world of meh. It was just a pic for an rp... two hours work, if that.

As for the 'subtitle' which the descriptive text could hardly be called, I couldn't care much less if no one read it, but if anyone wants to read the whole story, the site it's posted at is:


The story is called A New Arrival, and is sited in the mirror of erised board. Good luck with that, as the whole story runs to more than 400 posts.
26 Dec 200245 Eldair
hehe.. i love it!
i think those stone thingos look like melting penguins 10
26 Dec 200245 Monica Bauer
I think people just argue about the lens flare because it makes them look like photoshop gods. The picture isn't all that great. No offense. Not my taste.
26 Dec 200245 Sarah Benita Vernon
Yay Ali! Congratulations on Mod's choice! Yay you! *dances around crazily* New Arrival rules... as do your illustrations. Wow, two comments for the same picture... d'ya feel loooved?
17 Oct 2004:-) Anne M. Campbell
Hey...this guy looks somewhat familiar...do I know him? 12

You did wonderfully on the hair here, BTW...but I have to say that the detailing on everything else sort of up-stages him...^^; Still, it's all wonderful looking--I'd be jealous that you do better backgrounds than me if I wasn't so background-deficient that it makes no difference...

I especially liked the stones, the pentagrams on the stones, the mossy ground, and the leaves. Great use of the lens-flare tool as well 1 *thumbs up*
10 May 200645 Dee
Cliche' seminude manga guy with cliche' glowy hands & cliche' lightning to "show powers"
2 Jun 2006:-) C. Tinw Mead
In opposition to the cliche'comment about cliches'above, I really like it, reminds me of when I visited Brittany, at Carnac. Very cool...
2 Jun 200645 Jimmy
You know Dee, you should stop using the word cliche... it's starting to get up my nostrils...

Excellent pic!
11 Jul 2006:-) Erica Vermette
I like it. Yes, the lens flares look out of place but for two hours of work it's great. I really like the color palette. ^^
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'The Nihilus Curse':
 • Created by: :-) Ali Solenarian Van Dam
 • Copyright: ©Ali Solenarian Van Dam. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Curse, Evil, Forest, Lightning, Magic, Man, Spell, Wizard
 • Categories: Landscape, Nature, Panoramic, Magic and Sorcery, Spells, etc., Man, Men, Wizards, Priests, Druids, Sorcerers..., Book Illustration
 • Techniques: Black Ink, Computer-coloured Picture
 • Inspirations: JK Rowling (Harry Potter)
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 • Resolution: 700x480

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