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Ahriman by Wen-M Ahriman by Wen-M
for the demon series.

he lacks a pair of horns =P

:rofl: ogod, yes, he indeed is very similar to Anima from FFX. man, i need to stop playing so much game a pay attention to the similarities... :lmao:
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SabiMado Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
I wasn't aware that the very inspiration for the whole "God Vs. Satan" thing was a mere "demon."
sid995 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
reminds me of anima from ffx
Fragesed Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
tharal2814 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Well, without the horns he just can't look demoniac, I am sorry.
ktownjeff Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok i love this design here
girlgunner Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
If he ever grew out of that cocoon, I think quite a lot of problems would be started...
yen-ta Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Reminds me of Nero from Dirge of cerberus ^_^ Looks great!
SliverwindHero Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
This Is So Awsome, LOL The same Thing happend to me Check It Out ^_^ [link]
Helbender Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Nice job
Ridjan24 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Chaos-turtle Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awwww he's a premie, his wings aren't developed yet
Mongoosquilax Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
I dont know rather to whorsip him as my new found god of give him a hug.

I think I'll give him a hug, because lets face all the demons, the final fantisy antagonist, and mortal kombat fighters (especaily Scorpion) of the world need is a hug...

Truely awsome picture you have a awinspiring talent.
Athuair Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I would call him Shinigami..which means Death God ^^
SunniDanni Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Didja know that there is a game called 'Ahriman's Prophecy'?
Ahriman-the-Dreamer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
I love it. I love it so fucking much.
Kanta-Kun Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Student Digital Artist
DUDE... Your art is great but you really stepped into Square territory there. The bandaged eye, the crossed hand and those kind of feather things...

Good thing you got through the Anima fase (strike that, you work for them... ;P).
LadyKuya Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
best bone wings I have ever all of your work
Chimeres-Mirinar Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
It's like a beautiful Silent Hill monster.
LadyBrot Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
the white background looks great!
jpg0901 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
Holy Crap!!
You're good!!
Zerodomon Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of Nero from Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberous.

Very very hot.
Haingis Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Professional Filmographer
For some reason i think that this and your old Azazell drawing are the best ones you've made. even though your new ones look great these two had something about them i liked a lot better.
sry for my lack of explanation, i just can't put my finger on it :<
Wen-M Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
thanks anyway =D
Cremson-Eyez Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Student Artist
nightmare material
Xtermination Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rexas Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007
Dude this is bomb!
ckt Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007  Student Interface Designer
He can't use his hands, so why does he have two small sickles?
lectan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
Needless to say; your art is amazing, brilliant, ingenious, etc( add as many of these words as you like).

About the nature of the word, it comes from the ancient Persian religion Zoroastrianism( the main religion of the Persian empire, this religion still lives and is practiced mainly in central parts of Iran namely the city of Yazd) . In their holy book of Avesta Hurmazd or Ahura-mazda is the sorce of all light , the great god, creator of all goodness, and Ahriman is the source of all evil(closely interpreted as the devil but it has a more general meaning, it's evil in all forms and the creator of all evil.)

The word is still used in Farsi( Irainian language to describe Devil and has extensive use in Iranian literature referring mainly to Devil).
Wen-M Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
oooo, nice information

thanks alot :worship:
lectan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
Your very welcome,

By the way I finished viewing your gallery and I kinda wanted to say that your art SUCKs big time :P( not cause it is bad or anything, mainly because you had all sorts of comments from Awesome, cool, Amazing, kick ass, masterpiece, etc; so I was a bit tempted to say something new. It was kinda how stuck up your chest and all ^_^' )

Great work and keep up the good work and by the way you are getting closer and closer to heise's level even though I'm not sure if it's OK to compare two completely different styles with each other. All I know is a freind of mine checked her gallery and was depressed for a whole week and I had to cheer him up( I myself needed a bit of cheering, I mean if there is somebody better than her out there, please stay away cause I'm kinda scared of even imagining someone better than her in CG and all :) )

All in all your art ROCKs, I really love to see heise's characters and your monsters fight it all out in a single joint project or something but hey.... I just can't wait to see your art in the Anima RPG game. If you ever need any Mythological/History information please let me know, I'd be more than happy to help. >.<
Wen-M Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
heise is the prodigy. =]

i think that joint project with her would be a good idea. =]
lectan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007
Imagine heise does the face of an Angle/Demon and you do the Armor, Wings, Sword or any other accessory. If you do that I definitely by a print, no two, maybe more, just do it first.

Just thinking about it makes me depressed :)

Seriously sometimes I scare myself with my Idea's =)
Wen-M Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007
Akira-authenticity Featured By Owner May 18, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
rofl very anima ;P
livingpuppet Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006
Nah i love it. The more the better.
shadowrunihura Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006
reminds me of anima from ffx. urs looks better though
C-D Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2006
I love this picture so much that I faved it twice >.> and removed it

so...I must fav it once again! Q>.<o
I know how you feel about the overplaying of that game

I played it all too much
skuutch Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2006
This really reminds me of Seymour's aeon from ff10.
Very nice!
chrispykreme Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2006   Traditional Artist
i don't know if anyone noticed this, but that demon has two metal rings GOING STRAIT THROUGH HIS STOMACH!!!!!

i like the feathers though.....
MarcelPerez Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2005
Yeah, what a wicked design!! Love it! :D
The datails are really great, what a tortured character...
Penril Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005
Don't worry, I had this infamous and repulsive obsession for Anima sometime too, but it's just Anima's is a great desgin! But that was some years ago when i couldn't draw, not that i can now, but i've gotten a bit better ^^; Anyways it's a very nice and well done job, the bandages look very real and detailed. How much time did you spend on this?
webfalcon18 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2005  Professional General Artist
im tired

Musibat-Khan Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Cool. love this demon of urs.
Loa4eVER Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2005
Another cool monster wow...
pandoraeyes Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2005   Photographer
this is great. twisted jesus cacoon. well through my eyes.
Acid-Overdose Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2005
Awesome, and Aenima has been my favorite summon out of all the other summons from all the FF series. :)
reiq Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2005  Professional Filmographer
you have been working hard ^_^
irenadel Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
O_O MUMMY!!!! and feathers and evil sharp thingies o_O and who is this Anima person everyone seems to be talking about? should I know.... Wen how is it that you can manage to draw the pretty demons and the scary scary mummy-demons too? *hides in corner*
corragh Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2005
Crap on the Final Fantasy similarities. Uber-kudos to the Zoroastrianism reference. Don't see many people doing that for their art. I haven't browsed through your gallery in awhile, so I'm not sure if you have an interpretation of Ahura Mazda/Ohrmazd; I'd stab people to see one from you.

I think my only problem with this picture (if you could even call it a problem) is the sickles. As a fan of the sickle, I'm a stickler for the sharpened edge being on the inner curve. I guess this could fall under artistic license, though. I'm still unable to decide if I like him one-eyed or not.
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