Elric of Melnibone by cquilliams

Elric of Melnibone

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Added: Feb 24, 2007
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This was the cover for the Elric rpg coming out soon. Stormbringer is the soul eating sword which gives Elric his amazing amount of strength and I really wanted to try and represent this giving him a kind of strength and ease holding the massive sword.

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Epilogue's picture

very nice

Guest's picture

A great piece of art, indeed!
Nevertheless, one thing disturbs me: Elric just seems too human...

Guest's picture

Magnificent Elric !!!

baileyaya's picture

Wonderful!

sferris's picture

Great rendered and designed Piece Mr Quilliams!
Steve

Guest's picture

I quite like the depiction of the sword and armor, and i like the background. Although the face doesn't quite match up the description of Elric in the book i don't think, i do like the painting.

jcorso's picture

Hard to compete with Robert Gould's original Elric, but this one is nicely done. I do agree with the flatness of the background.

Guest's picture

Heya Chris, just found out today that I am going to be doing some Elric work and I love seeing yours because it really gives me inspiration and something to shoot for. As I have said before this is a great piece and I am glad to see it here!

sdeanbloom's picture

I really like this painting. The details are nice and I am digging those colors, but I can't help but get a bit distracted by the flatness of the background.
I realized that you didn't want it to compete with Elric, but it looks too flat, like he's standing in front of a stage back drop.

Guest's picture

was really looking forward to the rpg anyway but with this art it is a must buy any more peices you could show us please

Guest's picture

Love it and I've missed your posts. I really like the contrast in skin tones between Elric and the slain men.

somerset's picture

Shame on me! Chris, I have never actually read any of Michael Moorcock's books...but I feel that I have because I've seen so many artworks based on his creations, Yours is one of the best I've seen! SUPERB work my friend Smile

Guest's picture

The picture is great. But as a person who have read the book I mst point out you didnt capture soemthing that is very important, and that is the fact that Eric actually is the slave to the sword.

Art at its best.