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The Lich King by Arsenal21 The Lich King by Arsenal21
The Lich King. Created for magazine covers and is currently the load screen in World of Warcraft for Northrend. I sure hope people are not sick of this image!! =P
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binkibonsai Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
VERY nicely done!

I love the shading and the metalwork and the glowy runes and the hardness of the rock and the furs and hair and lines on his face and...

...This is an amazingly detailed piece.
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hawthorne-cat Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
he is sooooooo sexy!!!
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:iconoktanas:
Oktanas Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
looks great
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doomritual Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic work
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mac2010 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Excellent work, cant get too much of a good thing :)
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mee-sira Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Did żou make this?!? Omg its so amazing! i love that pic <3
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Susyluann Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
OMG! it's soo awesome! it's in my book :D
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Dawnfad Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
holly god he looks epic
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CwnAnnan Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student
brilliant colours expression and of course Frostii XDD ^^
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MuddyIXI Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...I wish this was -still- the loading screen ='( *sobs*
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Ninjawannabe98 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
hey whos lich king?
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CrejaPastaUbe Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
arthas is the lich king
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vempirick Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
not sick atall, this is just perfect.

arthas rulz!.
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Dragon-Ex Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
It's too bad they changed the Northrend loading screen pic to Flame Head McBurny hands. This picture is epic!
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Crucif Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Very good your work
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RageDagger Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Still my favorite loading screen artwork! =D
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Evender28 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This pictures also in Christie Golden's "Arthas: Rise of the Lich King" book :)
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ashwinder89 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Augh, my favorite art of Arthas. And there's a LOT of it. <33
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VenskeArts Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Awesome work, how cool is it to be able to have your art seen by millions on WoW. What a dream come true, your an inspiration to me.
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AmaranthFlamesoul Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It never fails. The biggest baddie is always the first character I have a crush on. Always.

Dammit.
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DeadBilly27 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
This is the first time I've seen it, so I'm definitely not sick of it.
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CurlyJul Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
<3
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NikkehChanzzz Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
I don't know which is leaving me breathless and dizzy... Arthas or this corset squishing my lungs.
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goku2470 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
aqworlds is way cooler then world of warcraft
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Grenadehappysquirrel Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student General Artist
I hope that's sarcasm... :P
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goku2470 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
not even bro world of war crap sucks balls aqworlds is way awesomer and if u tryed it and said it was dumb its probably because ur a noob
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Grenadehappysquirrel Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow. You're obviously not biased. Is it because you don't like how you have to pay for wow? I have played AQ. Its not my type of game. Next time you want to argue, try punctuation, or try to have decent points to back your claim.
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goku2470 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
i dont need puntuation nerd AHAHAHAHAHA and also if you want a piont then here it is world of war crap sucks and aqworlds is WAY better
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Grenadehappysquirrel Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Yeah im just going to ignore you now bud. Have fun yelling at someone that doesn't care.
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IvyHeliX Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
^^
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Kottdjur Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Sick of it? Never ever. I had it as my desktop background for months (now replaced by my own screenshot of Arthas looking out over the balcony in Archerus), and everytime I saw the loading screen in Northrend I got disappointed when it loaded so quickly... I can stare into those eyes for ages. Amazing art. I love the pose, one foot nonchalantly resting on a chunk of ice, helmet off and Frostmourne just with in reach. And that look, like "One step closer and I'll chop your head off and rise you as an undead to join my army.." :love: Ok time for me to stop babbling :stupidme:
Thank you for drawing it :hug:

And about that kitten idea... He already got a cat, In my guild I'm known as the cat of the Lich King. :meow:
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pyrosmile Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Faved. This is so awesome. X)
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radditzgt Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
i always wondered who is the amazing artist behind all that awesome wow artwork...Fantastic job on all of your paintings *cant stop fav'ing*
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L0st1nW0nder1and Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Student Interface Designer
What a beautiful. beautiful picture!
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WatermelonPrincess Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Arthas :heart:
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Wackaby Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
lol, I will never be sick of this :P The first time I saw I was just : " ho god! this load screen is just so cool!
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bloodymarie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Just sick of it after wiping at him in hero mode 1000x times :D
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FireRose97 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
._.

You made this?

:worship: YOU ARE AMAZING.
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terryshinigami Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Student
colouring is awesome!
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Thenegative Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You made this? Man I wish I could shake you by the Hand. I often sit and look at it and am smacked by the detail every time.
Top Class!!
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itachigodofpain Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Would you mind to answer me a question?
Not to long ago I noticed something but I am not sure.
Could it be (I dont want to insult you) that something with the sword is wrong?
I have the impression, that (at least at the loading screen) the skeleton head on frostmourne is slyghtly twisted
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Aowyn77 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This guy is BAD A**! The detail in his sword, armor coupled with the sinister look on his face are amazing.
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Track123Star Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
I am always staring at this image - especially the edges of the runeblade. I'm so happy I found you on here, amazing work!

Now I can go and spam your gallery :mwahaha:
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IceCatDemon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Holly Shit! I've wanted to look at it further on the loading screen before, but now I found the person who drew it!? Wow! *literally*
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FraserM9477 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
LIKE THE HELLO KITTY IDEA!

I do think they should vary the loading screen more, but this is excellent ofc :P
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KassidiKeys Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010   Digital Artist
Bravo!

I hope this doesn't bother you, but frequently, while I'm waiting for things to load, I look at your image, and I think "He's so stern.. he really needs a kitten.." and then i daydream about photoshopping every skull on his armor into Hello Kitties.. Of course, that's nothing against your skill, it really says more about how much time I spend staring at load screens.

You did an outstanding job on it, it's one of my favorite images from the game.
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nicara Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
omg omg omg Arthus i think i spelt that right??
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kaliko-rosa Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
COMMENT MORE PEOPLE.

You owe this man the image for all things Warcraft.
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SerenaRoberson Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Nevernevernever grow sick of this image, your artwork is amazing i've been trying to find the artist that had done all these. Hee gotcha.
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underbreak Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Faved man, you's the best! :headbang:
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