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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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MMHinman Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so cool0.0 prince nuada looks awesome in this
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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 :)
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janneward 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?
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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!!
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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.
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ForeverEcho Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Student
Damn straight he could kick Legolas's ass !
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Riazana Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
nuada's no villain
he's just misunderstood, that's all
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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.
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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.
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WitchQueenLiz Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
OMG! Nuada = hawt hawt smex! Why did he have to die???
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