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Nightmare +Soul Calibur+ by engelszorn Nightmare +Soul Calibur+ by engelszorn
Okay, i know it doesn't look like as good as my digital art. That's because it's my very first acrylic painting ever. Amazing, i found a medium that actually dries faster than i'm able to paint. I tried a few things... found out that i like acrylic paint, but that i need a good deal of practise.

That's Nightmare, one of my favorite characters from Soul Calibur (SC2). He is a lot slower than my usual favorites, but i like his elegant powerful fighting style and so i decided to draw a fanart. I used one of the official designs as reference - i had enough trouble with the new paint, i didn't want to ruin my fun completly with concentrating on a big project.
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Critique by grimslider Aug 28, 2011, 1:09:38 AM
very good painting of nightmare i love the collors you have used and and it looks very good to the shadows and the lighting are perfect the effect like dust and shine on his armor are great very good job on the background also i love the collors used on this painting the detail is great i though atr first that this is digital but it looks so cool and its like its alive !
i love the pose and that its like he looks inside your soul .
an other thing i noticed are the collors u used the bland in so good amazing job
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Gothgirl378 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Do you think it'll be all right if I use your picture as a reference photo? Do dig the medium you used. Makes him look genuinely evil.
jairo1995 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
That a cool nightmare
yeti576 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
IndestructibleDragon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this art. Nightmare is the best :3
J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very awesome, nicely done!
Dark-Nay Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
awesome draw :D
Black-Bird-Zaiden Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nightmare..... Such a badass, but I think somewhere in his soul there has to be some good in him. Just think of the what might happen if he had Soul calibur and Siegfred had Soul Edge.
EzioIlMentore Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Ezio appears out of nowhere and Nightmare is fucked. :D
Spartan-110 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Very epic. Nicely done.
engelszorn Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you
trawnks Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Awesome. Nuff said
Marianne2O Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Awesome, Nightmare looks really cool in SC2 and SC4
Dom317 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student Filmographer
It is a very good work. Better than I could do. Still, it would have been better if you got the sword in the shot as well. I know it is a minor complaint, but the sword is just as much of the character as the armor.
KLb-b Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
flawless :D the medium accentuates his style of fighting. I also love that u picked Nightmare in SC2 to paint, although personally i think his other costume in SC2 (the one that was Sigfried with Nightmare's arm) was his best ever :)
AzariyaBelmont Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Badass! :3
KleptoPyro0006 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
An excellent Nightmare, I really like the medium you settled on, it definitely does Nightmare Justice almost looks like something the game designers would have put into the bonus features for the game, and the style suits Nightmare beautifully.
emilycross889 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Awesome :)
shemzai12 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Why he reminds me Gutts from Berserk? GJ!
katshadow Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
When I saw it my first thought was water color for some reason. I like it though really good for first time use!
Katrileo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
And It's an excelent work. :nod:
MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
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Soul-Caliber Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Nightmare is even more awsome in Soul Calibur 4 XD He actually looks like a onster not an ordinary Knight :3

oh and nice job :3
xXJohnnnYXx Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist
Reminds me of those anciet Japanese drawings.. know what i mean ?.. I really love this one (:
Madpenciler Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
l ike the pose n the colorn cool lookn character
RodrigoOlvera Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
nightmare is an excellent character and you did well
GallantArt Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
engelszorn Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
TamagoStudio Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
wow the mist are so great, nice job.
BecauseImFrench Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome texture
peaceta1ker Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
loving the pic
AzakiShimo Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Student Artist
hes so sexy!!! XD
Shukketsu-Sakura Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omai, i love this sooo much~ <333
wonderful work with the paints. ^^
F3L1Z Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
this is really nice!!
zani-san Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
equilibrik Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is incredible and very well done dont doubt yourself very nice piece of work there
KidoKoala Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I think there should be a crossover video game for Soul Calibur and Samurai Showdown (Samurai Spirits), and it should feature all the characters from both series!!!
IL-Caesar Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
Very impressive.
RobotFox Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
Arcadiusd Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
for a guy with a claw and armor, I found his fighting style very elegant and actually proper. Not demonic and vile, more knightly. I guess his time as Nightmare is where Siegfried got most of his moves. Funny and ironic
JollyRoger-McCheese Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
I apologize in advance for not being able to provide advanced critique. I'm not very good at detailing things, even simple reasons. What I can say is that this picture is fantastic. This was the first picture that I took notice of when my search loaded, and I have to say I'm impressed.

Why oh why did Namco decide to go back to his stupid 'spike-on-forehead' design? The SCII helmet was so much better...
sladetastic Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
Fav for sure, he looks freakin awesome!:D
skitchthewolf Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
this armors better than that in SoulCalibur 3, its was ok, but the horn on the forehead looked rediculous....faving this masterpeice =)
Calvin228 Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Sweet Job on the Nightmare
FallenWyrm Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
Well done and just amazing
MK-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Student General Artist
This is really awesome, Nightmare is my favorite SC character.
Shadows-at-Dusk Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Its very nice. The colors seem very washed out and have sorta a grey tone to them. Which is nice because this is Nightmare we are talkin bout here. Hes not a nice guy and definatly isnt a colorful kinda guy...

Its safe to say that Soul Calibur II nightmare is the coolest outta all the games
OmegaGlitch603 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
I like the way this one looks
Soul-Caliber Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
this is a very good painting. Nightmare is my absolute favorite character from SC2. i can beat anyone with him
assofdeviant Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
This is your first very well done i love it and its my fave nightmare pic ive seen
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