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Geralt, the white wolf by alcomando Geralt, the white wolf by alcomando
No knight he, though a master of the sword. No wizard he, though adept in secret magic. He did not care to save the world, yet for many he was a deliverer. He was no murderer, though he killed for a living. The legend of him that arose... is not over.
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I usually don't do any fan art, but i just love The Witcher, and i couldn't help myesf, i just had to participate in this contest.
I can't wait to get my hands on the enhanced edition
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Software used: Corel Painter X
Hardware: PC, Wacom Graphire 4
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I give permission to all my clubs to submit this in their galleries
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:iconadalheidis:
adalheidis Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
oh... Witcher.... :lol:
well done!
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:iconalcomando:
alcomando Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Long live Andrzej Sapkowski, long live THe Witcher, long live Poland for giving us such a great character, and amazing games
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adalheidis Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll drink to that :ahoy:
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
This was an awesome game. I really liked Geralt. Cool and mysterious. Great pic :)
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alcomando Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The Witcher is an underrated game, it had it's flaws but something about the atmosphere of it all, the way i felt when the medallion started to growl and every time i placed a good hit to continue the combo was awesome, and the story and character... just amazing, Geralt should be named one of the best characters ever.

thanks, glad you like it :D
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Oh I agree with you on that. Freinds try to tell me that Dragon Age is a far better version of a grim fantasy world, but I just laugh that off. The Witcher defined gritty realisim in a fantastic setting for me, and while the game may not have been perfect I enjoyed the heck out of it. Dragon Age is for women who like to micromanage the sordid love-lives of their circle of freinds. Hunting Bruxa in the Catacombs of Vizima is made of manly stuff. Geralt for the win! :D

(PS, did you pick Shani or Triss?)
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alcomando Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
while i was playing Dragon Age Origins i kept thinking "The Witcher was better, darker, felt more realistic, this weapon feels like plastic, i can't wait for The Witcher 2". and yeah, hunting bruxa through the sewers, or kikimores through the swamps is manlier when all you have is a sword, some basic spells and some potions that you made yourself (potions that could kill you if you drink too many); it's not like you could summon a whirlwind or a lightning storm to kill everything.

PS, i picked Shani.. i just have a weakness for women-doctors with short hair :P
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Yeah, true that.

And I did too. :XD: She just appealed to me more then Triss. :heart:
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Dziunia92 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
Wow.. it's really awesome ! ;o his eyes are beautiful ^^
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Nonalothcartagasima Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008   Photographer
I'm from Poland and I read the Witcher saga in original (because most likely Sapkowski is a Polish writer :P) because I love fantasy. The plot is very interesting, a lot of humor get's in making the image of whole book look very good :D
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Chienne-Folle Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
It's nice to see an entry by someone who actually plays the game.

My, your Geralt is a very mean-looking guy, much meaner than the in-game one. This is the Geralt who looks as if he could kill three random thugs, just to get Velerad's attention. :-)
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alcomando Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i want to read the books though

remember the scene at the beginning of chapter II when he goes hunting for the cockatrice and kills that drowner without even blinking, that's what i was going for. i did go for a more bad-ass Geralt, it's my version of the character based on the choises i made durring the game, after all... what's the point of copying stuff? ;)
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Chienne-Folle Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
Ah, if you haven't read the books, then you might not know what I'm talking about. My comment wasn't meant as a criticism -- in the short story "The Witcher," Geralt DID kill three thugs, just to get Velerad's attention.

The Geralt in the game is a fairly noble guy, and I like that, but the Geralt from the books seems to be a lot more ruthless, and your Geralt looks like that guy.

I agree -- a camera can just copy stuff; one expects a human to interpret things according to his or her own ideas and perceptions.
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alcomando Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I CAN'T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON THOSE BOOKS!

he is fairly noble in the game, but at least he's not all "knight in shining armor, came to save the day for honnor, truth, justice, the light, the kingdom, the morning dew on the flowers and the rainbows in the sky" and all that paladin bullshit, and he's not "the chosen one whose comming has been foretold by the gods to save the princess" he's just a proffesional monster slayer, if he did it for free, he'd be out of a job. lol

thank you for agreeing with me, i rarely meet people that say that
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AngelShiver Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
asta seamana cu Witcher
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:iconalcomando:
alcomando Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
asta e witcher!
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lara-dorren Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
DarthLee wrote: "Jeezzz..Witcher didn't wore an armour but light leather...He's iron-clad lika a tank."

Anyway, I like your picture, although I didn't play the game- but books about Geralt rocks!
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alcomando Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
oh, thanks for the translation :) i don't know if i should justify my choice to you or to DarthLee though...

i'm waiting to get my hands on the books, but the game certainly rocked. i just love this character! so much different than anything else out there.
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lara-dorren Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
oh, that's nothing :) books are really brilliant, I don't know of course the translation, but they have excellent sense of humour, interesting plot(not so simple one) and a lot of action ;)

and you know-for me armour is just ok.-you captured Geralt very well
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alcomando Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
everybody keeps saying the books are brilliant and it's driving me crazy, i need to read them! i think i'm gonna hold a library at gunpoint and ask for the books as ransom 'cause i can't find them arround here. :P

i think i overdid the armor a bit though, but it's my interpretation of the character, it' no fun to copy someone else's work ;), also... if he can punch a striga in the face he can wear a shoulder guard, right?
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DarthLee Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Jezu, wiedźmin nie nosił zbroi tylko lekką skórę. On jest opancerzony jak czołg 0.0
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:iconalcomando:
alcomando Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
ok, someone translated it for me. it's not that much of a heavy armor, i admit i may have overdid it a bit, but it's not like i encased him in a chest plate and full armor, it's more like next step from Raven's armor, the one Geralt wore in the game near the end
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alcomando Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
could you please translate that?
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GreyDrizzle Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Student
Hei you!
The drawing is cool!
Are you here again?
I didn´t see you in a lot of time.
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:iconalcomando:
alcomando Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
glad you like it. i'm not here as much as i'd want to, been really busy
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JohnnyCastle Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
wow marvelous work man! has this contest ended?
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:iconalcomando:
alcomando Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot! the game is on until the 8th
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JohnnyCastle Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
No problem! Yeah, I managed to find that out yesterday so I posted my submission today. Don't worry, I won't be stealing any prizes away from you LOL :)
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alcomando Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
may the best witcher win! ;) i'm really digging yours though
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JohnnyCastle Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Fo'sho! :) And thanks for the kind words! :D
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Maw123 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work man
And The Witcher is an awesome game, i got it myself,..but sadly my pc cant handle it...lags to fek in areas.
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alcomando Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
oh man! the witcher is such a kick-ass game! i absolutely love it, even if my pc can't handle it that well
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eddyissa Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
awesomeness... im almost 100% sure you are going to win this... 99.9999999% sure that you will get a prize man. wow!! i love everything al the way down to the touch of the witcher chain which i still havent seen... very very cool

good luck man!!
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alcomando Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
wow! thank you very much! i know that the really good artists usually post near the end of the competition, so you'll just have to wait until then ;)i hope i stand a chance though
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eddyissa Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
small thing i forgot to mention... why i didint say 99.99999% for first place was cos the hair isnt all that brilliant.. specially against the rest of the picture.. it in fact makes the details of the face also go away.... the lines of his hair are a lot lot lot more visible..
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rottenband Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
I knew there will be someone better than I but I expected you later ;P :D good luck
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:iconalcomando:
alcomando Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i don't know if i'm better than you, we'll just leave that for the judsges to decide ;)
good luck as well.
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rottenband Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
okay ;)
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:iconanotherwanderer:
anotherwanderer Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
"adept in secret magic" :giggle:
Where did you meet him?
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alcomando Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
well he uses 5 signs of basic elemental magic: Aard, Igni,Yrden, Quen and Axii each with it's own effect, but he is also an alchimist ;)

meet him? well... wolves reunion :P
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anotherwanderer Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Wolves reunion, i thought so =P
As for his systems :| Aard should be earth and Igni must me fire but what the hell is the rest and how should one use them? I should walk out more often, especially under the full moon:giggle:..maybe i've overlooked some valuable knowledge.
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alcomando Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Aard is for telekinetic stuff, Igni is for fire, Quen is for protective fields, Axii is for telepathic abilities such as manipulating enemies and Yrden sets magic traps, you know... the basic stuff, add to that genetic mutatios that make him faster stronger, smarter, imune to illnesses, knowledge of making all sorts of alchemical goodies like various potions and bombs, and also mastery in swords...
now you know why i love this character and this game ;)
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