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LoK forums Skin Wallpaper by TheHylden
LoK forums Skin Wallpaper
This is the full 1920 x 1080 background for the new Legacy of Kain forum section skin, which I worked on and you can view here:…

Forum user, Vampmaster, suggested with the forums merged from Eidos over to Square Enix that the section could use a new skin and it would be nice to have it mimic in color the new Nosgoth game's forum section -- red and blue instead of orange and green). From there, I went about making a skin that could use the best in the series' art, trying to also mimic the forum banner a bit for Nosgoth with it's logo a stylized Pillars circle. The point above all, though, was to hightlight Kain and Raziel, the two protagonists of the series, with the best renders and action poses. It came to mind for the background that, perhaps, the warp gate transition in Legacy of Kain: Defiance, which animates red for Kain and blue hues for Raziel, would be perfect for this, if I could use it. I wound up having to disable the black bars on cutscenes, since these are mini-cutscenes when you go through the gates, using Texmod, so that I could take images at 1080p. They bled together well. The concept art for the Pillars in the background grounds us that this is the world of Nosgoth, and the vortex, simbolic of the world in turmoil, being ripped apart by both factions, and dimensionally, and by the various time traveling and risks the paradoxes which happen in the series create. It was nice to work on something fairly simple, for a change, rather than sculpts and high res texturing and all of that.
Human Kain Front Chin Reduced by TheHylden
Human Kain Front Chin Reduced
Progress on my human Kain model. Rendered in Marmoset Toolbag 2.

Update: took off a little too much. Kain needs to still have the heroic chin, just not the huge one from before. Widened the front just a bit. Also lessened the nose, flared the ears out just a bit. I think I like this. It feels like the right face now.
Human Kain Last Hope Armor WIP by TheHylden
Human Kain Last Hope Armor WIP
This is the concept, before I go and actually do the topology for real on him. I thought I would post it to give some better context also of what human Kain looks like in full, not just a floating torso. Very much trying to keep the feel of Blood Omen 1 (blending a bit of the FMV and ingame art of the Iron Armor look), while also getting inspiration from actual medieval armor, to flesh out the realism. The sash around his waist was actually a nod also to his painting in Defiance, where he has a red cape.


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patrick johnson
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I am a freelance 3D modeler and texture artist. I've learned that part on my own, studying at college instead for my BA in film at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. As such, I'm versed also in film directing, editing, and writing. I hope to bring that sense of story and cinematic understanding to my 3D work.

I currently reside near Baltimore, Maryland.

I have a Facebook group, where like-minded fans of my Legacy of Kain fan models and art can gather. Feel free to visit, if interested:…

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JDayton Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
Thanks for the favorite. :)
TheHylden Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
calligraphyartworks Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fav!!!
TheHylden Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
FrancoFerrari Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks for the fav!! :)
TheHylden Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
krosan23 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Patrick. I am in a facebook called.
"I watched the entire overblood super replay" 2700 members
And your overblood picture just made us all lose our minds
KeidoGraphfx Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Hey Patrick, thanks for favoring my horses :) Is it the horses you like or the paintings themselves?
TheHylden Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Jaclyn,

You're welcome. Well, a bit of both. I like horses and I am enjoying your painting series :)
KeidoGraphfx Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
Well I will have a lot more to come. Working on #5 right now :)
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