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Crusader Murkalot Doesn't Fear the Reaper by KrisCooper Crusader Murkalot Doesn't Fear the Reaper by KrisCooper
Mgrlrglrglrglrlgl!! How about some love for Murkalot, Blizzard's 'fishiest' of crusaders?

This is my submission for the Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Fan Art Contest. I decided to focus on the upcoming Crusader class for this piece, and felt that Blizzard's sense of humor offered some room to create an amusing image. I recently saw a screenshot of the in-game World of Warcraft pet 'Murkalot', when browsing for ideas. I had a mental image of him, shattering his way through a dungeon wall to mercilessly batter poor Malthael to a bony evil pulp with his holy flail, and felt compelled to chase it. Thanks for stopping by, and thank you Blizzard for posting this fun contest! Image details/info below.

-Kris

Painted in photoshop CS6 with a Wacom tablet, 2304x3637 pixels, 300 dpi
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DanceDanceCat Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy jeebus this is the best
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KrisCooper Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014   Digital Artist
My thanks to Jeebus and to you Cat :P

Took a look at your gallery; cool stuff! I liked this one in particular:

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DanceDanceCat Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooooh yeah i meant to do more of those for my internet-buds. Never got around to it. Maybe I'll touch this one up and create the other two... XD
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FritoMaster Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hope you win man. Ever since you posted on the forums.

Geeze your stuff is stunning.
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KrisCooper Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014   Digital Artist
Whoah, hey dude, thanks a lot! Emerald Dream ftw haha
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FritoMaster Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Is it possible to get this in poster form? 
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KrisCooper Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014   Digital Artist
This is the largest resolution version of the image, and I didn't anticipate making any posters of it unfortunately. The file is free to download, and you are welcome to download the image and resize it larger for a poster print. However, bear in mind that if you make it a lot larger than its original resolution, when you go to print it all the edges will be a bit fuzzy up close; but that's one way to get a poster out of this :P
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Teterence Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
really nice dude !!
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KrisCooper Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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JulioCMiranda Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is a humorous take on Malthael and an impending defeat,
made whole by a seriousness that honestly takes my breath away.

The pose and facial detail you've placed your bursting WoW/Crusader in 
is outstanding, you've captured a surprised, but battle ready Malthael 
wonderfully, and the exploding environment here seems to burst out of the image itself.

A job very well done. Thanks a bunch.
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