Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver Fanart by me, featuring the Vampire Kain, his former lieutenant Raziel, and the ghost of Ariel, former Guardian of the Pillar of Balance.
"KAIN: Thirty years hence, I am presented with a dilemma - let's call it a two-sided coin. If the coin falls one way, I sacrifice myself and thus restore the Pillars. But as the last surviving vampire in Nosgoth, this would mean the annihilation of our species. Moebius made sure of that. If the coin lands on the reverse, I refuse the sacrifice and thus doom the Pillars to an eternity of collapse. Either way, the game is rigged.
RAZIEL: We agree then that the Pillars are crucial, and must be restored?
KAIN: Yes, Raziel - that's why we've come full-circle to this place.
RAZIEL: So after all this you make my case for me. To end this stalemate, you MUST die so that new Guardians can be born.
KAIN: The Pillars don't belong to them, Raziel... They belong to US.
RAZIEL: Your arrogance is boundless, Kain.
KAIN: There's a third option - a monumental secret, hidden in your very presence here. But it's a secret you have to discover for yourself. Unearth your destiny, Raziel! It's all laid out for you here.
#Raziel : You said it yourself, Kain - there are only two sides to your coin.
#Kain : Apparently so. But suppose you throw a coin ENOUGH times... Suppose one day, it lands on its edge." Soul Reaver 2, The Corruption of the Pillars.
This #fanart was commisioned by cosplayer @lost_in_nightmares_cosplay
who is a great fan of the franchise and also reintroduced me to it in the process. It was a new experience to try cross-hatching on digital, and I discovered a few benefits and drawbacks. It let's you try a lot of other pen sizes, erase lines and such, but also triggers my perfectionism by allowing me to adjust so many details. And again: Happy 20th Anniversary of Soul Reaver, everyone! I hope you like this piece. Leave your questions below! I'll be happy to answer them 😄
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