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Dark warrior (dh6) by Aydiah Dark warrior (dh6) by Aydiah
Here is a male human warrior using dark powers :icondaily-hero:

He's not evil, he's just using dark power of his weapon to kill demons. One end to cut the head off and second to send evil soul back to hell :D

Hope you'll like it!
~6h
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AngelicAdonis Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great looking character! :D
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Aydiah Dec 18, 2012   General Artist
Thanks! :)
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AngelicAdonis Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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CanisLupusDingo Nov 22, 2012   General Artist
Very good composition and lighting!
Personally I think the concept of "light" and "dark" is not connected to "good" and "evil". Light and dark are merely powers, and power can be used for good or evil depending on the individual.
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Aydiah Nov 22, 2012   General Artist
Usually it is connected. Dark powers are given by demons, devils etc, but I'm not following this concept.

Also, I anime Bleach main character is using dark powers to do good things :D
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CanisLupusDingo Nov 22, 2012   General Artist
Usually is is connected because of stereotypes and clichés; which, let's face it, those are boring and overused. Historically speaking, humans fear what we cannot understand, and we often kill what we fear. Ancient humans likely feared darkness (literally, night) because there were many unknown dangers that they didn't understand; thus they created stories of demons and evil creatures to explain what they couldn't (at the time) explain, and thus, evil creatures were connected to darkness. When evil creatures were connected to darkness, negatives (greed, lust, rage, etc.) were simultaneously connected to darkness.

In modern times, people have a better understanding of things we used to fear. And creative minds began assigning "darkness" as a supernatural or magical power that could be used for good or evil (though often evil due to its previous archetype) in fiction, i.e. Bleach.

Sorry for the rant, I had a random inspirational moment there ^^;
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Aydiah Nov 23, 2012   General Artist
I like your way of thinking, and I completly agree with you :) Nowadays we're recreating a lot of these stereotypes e.g. vampire or werewolf standing on the good (human) side, fighting with the inner beast. People are searching for something new, because all old stereotypes seems to be childish. "An evil vampire lord murdering innocent people? Wow! What a fresh idea!" :P

But still if you're going to draw an evil creature you'll probably pick colours and symbols which are clear and easily readable for your audience i.e. connected with stereotypes. Without the story standing behind the picture it's really hard to present the evil/good character without using well-known symbols.
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CanisLupusDingo Nov 23, 2012   General Artist
True, but that shouldn't stop the perspective artist from breaking the boundaries. Pastel pyromaniacs anyone?
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Aydiah Nov 23, 2012   General Artist
Pastel pyromaniacs? :P
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CanisLupusDingo Nov 23, 2012   General Artist
Yes, yes, you know--someone dressed in unimaginably cute, adorable pastel colours, while they assemble a bomb and...and...okay, so it is a bit far fetched, I admit. But it's just a thought it's probably better to stick to drawing evil characters as looking sinister.
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