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Two Blades by Shadaan Two Blades by Shadaan
Encyclopedia Malazica time:

"The K'Chain Che'Malle are an ancient reptilian race long thought to be extinct, living in hive-like societies with a Matron. K'Chain Che'malle possessed both advanced technology and formidable sorcery, yielding such results as Skykeeps and anti-gravitational effects. They eventually colonized nearly all the continents across the planet. The entire race was eventually nearly entirely wiped out by a combination of internal conflicts between sub-species of the race and invasions from the Tiste races."

This is an adaptation of my favourite scene in the
Malazan books. Mok faces an undead K'chain. The
best skillz ever!

Much thanks to the guys at Malazanempire.com for their help and resources.

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The characters ok Mok and the K'chain chemalleare both the sole property of Steven Erikson and Ian C. Esselmont. all rights to the character belong to them.
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Plunbob Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016
Brilliant
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dejan-delic Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Gotta love the Seguleh. ;)
Also, I like shape of blades on K'Chain Che'malle. Excellent job on this! :thumbsup:
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johnplaystuba Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Lol. Okay your interpretation makes a lot more sense than the picture I had in my head. I was thinking of something like sword attached to their wrists. Heh. Very cool drawing.
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TheLittleGreenImp Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Awesome ! :D
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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dancraig Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
love ur work on the malazan books dude. i've always pictured the k'Chain Che'Malle as different is shape. my mind i had them wider and more flatter similar to s-s-slithe from thundercats as if they have swords mostly used for chopping and swiping then they'd need wide heavy shoulders and chest muscles for the most force. squat and wide yet strong thighs and long tail to couter balance them. i'll get round to drawing one myself one day
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hah! If I were to settle down and redraw a Kchain I'd probably change a few things aswell, especially in terms of physique since we get tons more info in Dust of Dreams....but they will forever be armoured velociraptors with scimitar hands in my imagination! I look forward to seeing your take on these guys, your descriptions sounds really well thought out. Thanks for the comment!
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Drathe-Riali Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist
Love it! This scene gave me chills when I read it, and your piece is the first image I've seen that really captures that feeling.

I do have to ask, though. What made you draw the K'Chain Che'Malle's sword arms like you did?
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hey! Thanks for the comment and yeah i imagined the blades differently from everyone else. Kell hunters are natural creatures bred to hunt so i imagined scythe like blades that grew from their arms because it felt more natural to hunt with thsn a sword.
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Drathe-Riali Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist
Interesting. I never thought of it that way before... It makes it look sort of like one of the Zurg from Starcraft.

Other than the blades (which make a lot of sense now), this looks exactly like I imagined. Well done!
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iksaxophone Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS IN TRADITIONAL ART!!! :jawdrop: The K'Chaine is epic, and so's Mok.
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Shadaan Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cheerz man!
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Dakar09 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Wicked!!
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Dreki Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Dang! Really brilliant!
I hate the K'Chain Che'Malle, they just unnerve me so much -- and this pic just captures that so well!
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kulezamtima Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
i bet u thats michael jackson ryt there he aint dead he jus turned into umm that ....hehehehe bakha ur getting gud cum do the colouring for my graphic novel :) im too lazy too
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
NEVER! :P
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SinistaBG Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
kickz ass big time ^_^
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Shadowthorne Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
Yet another good one^^
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Corporal--Nobbs Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Really liked how you put the K'chain outside the frame. Which looks bitchin'
Nice pose for the Seguleh
All around, sweet as fuck!
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! I'm glad you like the final result
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plus-i-minus Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome OO!
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Lol if you say so :w00t:
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plus-i-minus Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Oh yeah!
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CaterpillarBulldozer Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Great work!
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Nezim Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
Great job with the K'Chain Che'Malle!
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks dude
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Nezim Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
*dudette ;P No problem, keep up the great job :w00t:
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