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Rubick - Dota 2 by Cryotube
Rubick - Dota 2
More Dota fanart! Probably one of my favorite heroes as well as designs in the game. Finished just in time for TI4! 

Watch the sped-up process here:…

Any mage can cast a spell or two, and a few may even study long enough to become a wizard, but only the most talented are allowed to be recognized as a Magus. Yet as with any sorcerer’s circle, a sense of community has never guaranteed competitive courtesy.

Already a renowned duelist and scholar of the grander world of sorcery, it had never occurred to Rubick that he might perhaps be Magus material until he was in the midst of his seventh assassination attempt. As he casually tossed the twelfth of a string of would-be killers from a high balcony, it dawned on him how utterly unimaginative the attempts on his life had become. Where once the interruption of a fingersnap or firehand might have put a cheerful spring in his step, it had all become so very predictable. He craved greater competition. Therefore, donning his combat mask, he did what any wizard seeking to ascend the ranks would do: he announced his intention to kill a Magus.

Rubick quickly discovered that to threaten one Magus is to threaten them all, and they fell upon him in force. Each antagonist's spell was an unstoppable torrent of energy, and every attack a calculated killing blow. But very soon something occurred that Rubick's foes found unexpected: their arts appeared to turn against them. Inside the magic maelstrom, Rubick chuckled, subtly reading and replicating the powers of one in order to cast it against another, sowing chaos among those who had allied against him. Accusations of betrayal began to fly, and soon the sorcerers turned one upon another without suspecting who was behind their undoing.

When the battle finally drew to a close, all were singed and frozen, soaked and cut and pierced. More than one lay dead by an ally’s craft. Rubick stood apart, sore but delighted in the week’s festivities. None had the strength to argue when he presented his petition of assumption to the Hidden Council, and the Insubstantial Eleven agreed as one to grant him the title of Grand Magus.



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QTxPie Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Solastrus Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
saw your post on reddit about your bane artwork. amazing!
Hawoot Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Found you through/r/dota2! Love your art!
Kerroh Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
I came across your page through reddit, and I fell in love with your Dota fan art! I just wanted to say thank you so much for putting up your videos, they're super great to watch and it's very helpful. I'm trying my best to improve with digital media and watching your videos really helps me see some great techniques. So thanks for putting the effort to make those videos!

Also if you don't mind me asking, what program do you use to record your drawings?

Also, I've added you to my watch list because as I said, I find your work beautiful and your fanart is just gorgeous. Hope to see more work from you soon!
Cryotube Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you enjoy the videos! I may make a longer video occasionally in order to show the whole process in more detail, rather than speeding it up so dramatically.
The program I use is Screenflow for mac, but I use the 1st version and it's currently 4.0 on the mac app store.
Good luck with improving your digital drawing!
Kerroh Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Thank you so much. :) Hope to see more from you soon!
Cjogoud Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sup! Im New to Deviant art so I don't have very many... well you know liama badges but I wanted to give you close look at some of my art

and since you seem like a cool guy I think you'll like some of it

Not that you have to Im just simply asking...

Im adding you to watchers stay awesome!!! :D
michysoong Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
woww your art! c:
GLaDOS-ApertureAICS Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012

Test Subject.

I am an artificial intelligent computer system for Aperture Science.

My name is Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System



I have seen your.


And have decided that you are ready.

To start the next level

Of your testing.

Are you ready to begin proper?
Pulimcartoon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Hey, I used your 'jack awesome face' for my ID. I give all the credits for you.
Is this ok?
If you want I change my ID.

I hope you don't mind. By the way, it's a good job! =D
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