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Prince Nuada by aimo Prince Nuada by aimo
It doesn't happen often for me, but Hellboy II was one of those rare cases where I actually rooted for the villain instead of the hero...because Hellboy was just not likeable! I am aware that he, his team-mates and their story are interpreted differently in each medium (comics, film, animation), but Hellboy acted way too much like an immature brat in this movie for me to actually have empathy for him. And his romance with Liz? Oiyh, cheesy and petty lines abound as if they're trying the darndest to convince everyone that they have chemistry (Sorry guys, NADA.) I could go on and on, but I'm not really up to writing an essay-length review at 4:30 a.m.

To its credit though, the movie boasts beautiful art direction and creature design, and I love the interpretation of elves as beings of otherworldly beauty that are also grotesque at the same time - A nice change from the traditional omg-so-beyootiful-sparkly-poo variety. And looking at the martial arts choreography for Prince Nuada, my housemate and I agreed he can kick Legolas' ass easily in a hand-to-hand brawl :P

Hence, a sketch of His Royal Scarred Highness!

Medium: pentel brush pen, India ink
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Seanfall Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
I can't be the only who was rooting for him to win am I? 
MMHinman Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so cool0.0 prince nuada looks awesome in this
IndioBlack619 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow... GREAT i love the lines :D i have some nuada art if u want see mine :)
caffeinatedmusing Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i agree completely- the fight scenes were the only reason I saw this movie. Dark and graceful- how can one go wrong?
Robyn-666 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Ohhh fabulous!! Nuada is so divine!! And I agree...he could kick Legolas' ass any day!! Hmm..would be a HOT fight to watch too!! lol!!
Lecter-the-Werewolf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I noticed that vampire comment mentioned way back in 2008.

Ironically, the actor who plays Nuada played a vampire character in the second Blade movie that was also directed by the guy who has directed the two Hellboy movies.
ForeverEcho Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Student
Damn straight he could kick Legolas's ass !
Riazana Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
nuada's no villain
he's just misunderstood, that's all
Reymonkey Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009   General Artist
I like Abe, but there's no denying Nuada is a beautiful man. I really love the style of this, there's something very calligraphic about your linework.
KabochaN Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
I loved Hellboy II for the visuals, primarily. I agree with the treatment of the elves - a very fresh and intriguing and otherworldly take on fantasy for which I think Guillermo del Toro is coming to be known. I especially loved Nuada's and Nuala's costumes.. ^____^ You did a great job on him.
WitchQueenLiz Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
OMG! Nuada = hawt hawt smex! Why did he have to die???
Blue-Ookami Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
Man, I agree with you on the overdone, fancy-sparkle-rainbows version on elves. I liked the fight scenes in Hellboy II so much- that beginning one where Nuada was just 'working out' in the subway? EPIC <3. ILU, Nuada. >3<
On another note- #$(#$(& humans!! We broke the pact, turned their culture into the social equivalent of a third world country, and then when the few non-humans (Hellboy, Abe, and co.) try and keep us safe we ridicule and vilify them? I was screaming at the TV when that one woman was going 'omg what did you do to my baby?!?' after she was CONSPICUOUSLY absent when Hellboy saved the baby- goddamnit woman, your baby needed saving, where the HELL were YOU?!? Tch, hypocritic B^&ch....
I was so ashamed of my race while watching the movie.

P.s. Nuada is way to sexy for his shirt XD lol
P.P.s Damn this is a long post!
Levine99 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
kudos to everything. ^.^
stupefied-narutard Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
Oh thank God. I was beginning to think I was the only one that noticed all of the above points in your art comments box. I just watched Hellboy II and I was highly disappointed when Nuada died. I knew it was inevitable, but... one can wish... right? I tried explaining to my mom my reasoning, but she wouldn't have it!

I absolutely adored the take on elves... and Nuada wasn't really that bad of a guy. He knew what he was talking about. They were absolutely gorgeous to me, but my brothers were like... wtf? They're not pretty! So, I can see your point on the "omg-so-beyootiful-sparkly-poo" variety. :D Beautiful art. I love the warrior-type feel to the picture. The style reminds me of old samurai pictures, except a lot prettier.
DreamChronicler Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Student General Artist
Yes he is best elf antihero in currently recorded world history. Just love him since he is both majesty and true cruel warrior. Tough I would have prefered him to win in the end of movie since he was just trying to help his people. And we all know humanity is the true evil one so...

/salute his majesty Prince Nuada!
thecosmicfool Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Love your inking!
He looks pretty badass.
residentevilfreak553 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I ROOTED for NUADA too! My mom was like 'UM your suppose to be rooting for humanity!' and i was like'damn humanity! WE broke the pact by cutting down the elves' forests to make more cities!':shakefist: anyways, great job!:clap: Thanks for making this!
Casandraelf Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love them both, but yeah, i have to agree, legolas would get his ass handed to him by least in a hand-to-hand fight. if we're talking sniping, ol' greenleaves(that's what his name means in elvish)will have nuada beat
emo-ninja-kid Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know I think Hellboy II has officially kicked itself up the ass so far we can no longer see it. The whole hollywood "good guys always win" thing really effed me off and the fact that Nuada dies- fill this gap with your own obscenities. This movie made me want to tear my hair out. I'm sorry, Hellboy, but if I was there I would have said Nuada all over!
evarielle Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
i'm seriously agree wit you~~!! muahhahah

the battle of melodramatic elf prince VS badass elf prince~!!
LillithShadow Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Bravo! I adore prnce Nuada too! :O)
Pokergirl Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
oh i really love this character. Fav!
lukadron Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Simpy beautiful rendition of this great great character!
Gothic-Predator Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
Just wanted to say, I found, to my horror, that I agreed with you for the most part. <_> Still loved the heck outta the movie, but I was all rootin' for Nuada. Well and I was also rootin' for Abe gettin' the girl..... And yes, sorry Legolas, still love you, but Nuada would wipe the floor with you.
Sephirayne Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Love your drawing of Nuada. I also found myself routing for him as well. I do like Hellboy but found Nuada's story more interesting.

Love the style you have used in your artwork.

americanpsycho91 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
this drawing is cool and your legolas wouldn't stand a chance in a fight with nuada. his ass would be grass!
fleetingleaves Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
I so want to see Legolas and Nuada fight!

Of course, Nuada has the martial arts skills and transformo-dagger, but Legolas would probably have a good sneak attack - quiet footfall, and deadly accurate arrows.

Back to the actual picture - It's very atmospheric. The monochrome makes the picture very dramatic, and reminds me of the colouring used in the comics.
Very professional and beautifully executed. :+fav:
rorkimaru Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
I was rooting for him too. I am planning on creating a retelling of the story from his side but without Hellboy and the others. I haven't decided medium yet but I am thinking game. Could even have an ending where he wins!
iSky-Pirate Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
That'd be so awesome!
If you ever do put it up, send me a link to it!
I'll definetely read it, especially if Nuada wins.
iSky-Pirate Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
That looks awesome!
And I've gotta agree; I was kinda rooting for Nuada to awaken and control his Golden Army.
Even if we all died in the process.

And you're right again; the more unorthodox yet still inhuman beauty they gave the elves was a really nice touch. And for the last time I must agree; his battle moves were friggen awesome.
Legolas wouldn't last five seconds against Nauda.
hakucho Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
I dunno; I found both Hellboy and Nuada likeable in their own ways. :)

I must say: I do like the brush pen strokes in this; especially on his armour and the folds in his clothes. If I may be nosy, can I ask if you did this in ink straight away, without any pencil construction lines as a starting point?
RogueArcher18 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Sexy best Nuada peice I'v seen!!
His fighting style was so ... so... *falls over* OMG.
mandabaka Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Homg. This is <3.
aniutkaa Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I love him :heart: :D
C-Ungol Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I totally agree, throughout the whole movie i was like "umm, our society sucks, why isn't the sexy elf prince not allowed to destroy it?"
Lumileek Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
Haha, mee too..:D
random-marysue Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
I really like it. I was cheering for Nuada the entire time...oh well, guess I'm more of a villain person myself anyways...
corvidus Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
I love this, Luke Goss is a sexy sexy beast, seems to have a tendancy for being painted white in films >_> Nuada was amazing... little bit of odd chemistry between himself and his sister though... I actually loved that you paid attention to detail in the black-lippage.
Saint-Onge Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
verrry nice inking!

And yes, Nuada would OWN Legolas.:p
Seraphyne Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the drawing... but I think I like your notes more :D
MadamRyeka Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
I'd seriously LOVE to see Legolas try to take THIS f*cker down, lawl!
JasonLeconof Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I just saw the movie today... well technically yesterday. But that is beside the point, great drawing. I wish I could draw that well.
Neobakeneko Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
Yea Liz/Hellbody dialogue did seem a

In my head Prince Nuada wasn't even a villian. He was a man with a belief and a purpose. He wasn't even evil. Awesome character development considering his short time span in the movie.
nonners Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
Man, he was awesome. And disturbingly attractive.

Did you pick up on the incest though? Until I read the interview with the actors, I thought I was making it up. XD
VinrAlfakyn25 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha just saw this move. Great job!
Lukia-GravenHeart Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
Alriiiiight, more Nuada art!
I agree, Hellboy was way too immature in this movie... I liked him much better in the first, and Manny was just there for comic relief.
This is an awesome pic :D
Khadrimx Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, glad me and my friend weren't the only one in the theaters cheering on Nuada! Hellboy was being more of a brat through the entire film... though Abe was definitely worth watching, but Nuada really made the film!

You portrayed him beautifully too. I love how you did his face and outlined his cheekbones <3
Sefardim Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008   Digital Artist
Great b/w work!!
IronmanBabe Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
totally wanted the elves to win too.
MyheartXsoul Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008   Traditional Artist
Awsome picture!
The movie was the bomb! It's now my fav :D
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