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Vran Warrior - Gwent Card by akreon ( Suggested by Catgirldstr11 and Featured by PixlPhantasy )
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Bazil3282 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
By the way, what is this guy doing in cold, snowy mountains in the first place? Such place does not look suitable for cold-blooded lizard - especially if he walks around naked (a single shoulder pad and a single vambrace is hardly a clothing). Why didn't the artist draw him in more... tropical environment?
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Rahula87 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Badass lizardman, it's absolutely wonderful *_*
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kingdragon01 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017
This is really cool looking!
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SulaimanDoodle Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well done! Reminds me of a draconian! 
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BulbaFriend Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
The Lizard Man Warrior!
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Schizoid137 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
Well done.  Congrats on the DD
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VesaiasTheValiant Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Student General Artist
Oh, my, STARS! omfg That is so COOL! :squee: 
This Vran warrior looks absolutely amazing, with features of man to make him seem anthropomorphic, yet with enough features of lizard to give a wild bestial impression. :) (Smile) 
And that intimidating pose and roar, very nice touch, for I can figuratively feel his primal strength. You've done some outstanding work, fellow deviant, so congratulations! Clap 
And, since I like reptilians, this deviation is totally +fav'd! 
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BlackrockLegacies Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
don't test me, monster! I know kung fu!  scaaaary, man, this is real scary, so,  good job on the scary, man...
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MitchThe1Soul Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017   Digital Artist
Incredible!
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Cassie-Draws Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Dang! This looks so awesome! :D
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Sinister6664life Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
Gosh, he's scary!
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Brandy97 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
anyone else having a Flashback to Primeval's treecreeper? ^^

Great work btw
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mea00 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done! Congrats on the DD
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CapscesDigitalInk Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Professional General Artist
Excellent!
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designer356 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
good use of color. <3
I'd love to see more wind effect on this. <3
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Bazil3282 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
That is not how the Vrans were described in the books, but screw this. It would be cool if Sapkowski's setting did have any decent lizardmen.

But what's the difference anyway, if Vran are nigh extinct?
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labirynt Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
Ale czad.
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EmperorBassexe Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
Mmm, love me some Lizardmen. >B3 Super awesome!
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:iconmidnight-synesthesia:
quite impressive.
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siborg626 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
Very well drawn art-work of this anunaki :thumbsup:
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GopalArt Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017   General Artist
Awesome!
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Catgirldstr11 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
Congratulations akreon ! I am loving your Gwent cards so much! The detail on this one's mouth is especially impressive! Well done! Thank you so much PixlPhantasy for featuring! 
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LeviaDraconia Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Professional General Artist
:deviantart: Congrats on the DD! :heart: :clap: :deviantart:
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Wolfguard22 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
Very cool piece. Congrats on the DD.
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GraphicTales Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work
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Cambion-Hunter Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017
Looks awesome, Akreon. :)
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GiuseppeDiRosso Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
I didnt know Lizardmen are in The Witcher general lore. They never appeared in Witcher 3.
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Bazil3282 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Actually, they are not. In Sapkowski's books, Vrans appeared for the first (and only) time in "Droga, z której się nie wraca" ("a road from which you do not return") short story and they were described merely as humanoids with big, ruby eyes. No reptilian origin was implied in any way. In fact, Sapkowski admitted that his inspiration came from a science-fiction novel he saw in Berlin bookstore - it featured some sort of ruby-eyed alien on the cover. He claimed he does not remember the title, though.

Later, in comic book adaptation made by Polch and Parowski, Vrans were portayed as reptilian creatures (albeit with flat faces - not long snouts; also they had those giant ruby eyes, like in the original story), but this was only Polch's (the draftsman) own idea to portray them as such. This has no basis in the books. Nevertheless, this picture of Vran was acknowledged by Witcher fandom and further portrayals of that race looked similar.

And finally, in "Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings" video game, you get to visit a ruined city of Loc Muinne (entire act three takes place there) which is said to be originally built by the Vrans and the Vrans themselves are openly called "lizards" there. Not only that, but their design there differs even more from the original description and they actually look like normal lizardmen. You don't meet any Vran in person, but you may see some statues of them here and there. They look like lizardmen, although this makes them completely unlike they were originally described by Sapkowski.

All in all, lizardmen were kinda introduced into this setting via various adaptations of Sapkowski's works - but they were not originally there.
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Taren14 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
WItcher 2 ends in a city that they built, but I think they're either extinct own or you never go where they are.
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GiuseppeDiRosso Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
So they are like the Dwarven from Elder Scrolls? In the Witcher, it have been highlighted portals to other world's could be created. The lizards may have found a better place to live and did an exodus to that place. The White Frost Elves have shown it's possible to open portal into Geralt's world.
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Taren14 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Maybe. According to the wiki there are some still around either as mercenaries or are on nonhuman reserves.
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FuriarossaAndMimma Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
So cool!
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SilverWestie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This has the skills of the old masters. ^^
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
Its very cool
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ArthurRamsey Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
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Frik111 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
I love facture of his skinn
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Acrylic-300 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017   General Artist
The mountains look like traditional oil paint.  Love your work!
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
Stunning palette, great pose, marvelous anatomy and armor.
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Blue-Anima Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017   General Artist
Awesome! love the light-play and the seamless amalgamation of lizard and human anatomy 
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pieman280 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
Oh wow, never even knew Witcher had lizard people. Look it up after this, pretty cool. Great art as well.
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SmpyCookie Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, I've been following you for a while now, and to see you doing official artwork for one of my most favorite series is so amazing and inspiring!! I hope I get to be like you some day!!
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ArcaneUnit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
sweet
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october-ink Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
totally badass! great work! :iconclapplz:
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DjtHeutii Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
This is great :)
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Reenigrl Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Student General Artist
I need to know! how do you get so detailed? I need to learn your ways. 
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Arkarti Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Student
ohh this is awesome - I love the lighting and the pose!
great job ♥ 
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akreon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, glad you like it :XD:
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XSamuraiEdgeX Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoa! just whoa! SAW FAWCKING BADASS!!
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akreon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :dance:
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EverestNight Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I immediately thought of an Argonian haha 
This is stunning as always, the armor looks incredible :love:
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