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Lich for Paizo Pathfinder by MichaelJaecks Lich for Paizo Pathfinder by MichaelJaecks
This is a lich I painted for Paizo Publishing's recently released Pathfinder Beastiary. The book is just out, and the reviews are looking good! I'm looking forward to receiving my own copy. I'm included with a bunch of wonderful artists and I was really honored to be made a part of it.
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Talanlirr Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
In the role playing world in Pathfinder, our DM made it so our adventuring guild is run by a goodly necromancer who received the blessing of the god of magic for his heroic deeds centuries ago to become a goodly lich as long as he continues to fight against evil. Its pretty awesome, he tends to appear when the DM makes a mistake with an encounter and he later finds that we just can't handle it. He tends to be a caring individual for those who join his guild.

Awesome piece though, love it! Would like to find a goodly version for our NPC guild master of a lich lol 
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MichaelJaecks Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
A benevolent lich! That's a pretty interesting idea. Like an undead Gandalf. I'm not sure I've ever heard of such a thing before. It's a cool notion. Thanks for your comments!
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Talanlirr Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Your welcome! And again, awesome piece!
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exit-humanity Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
cool XD
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datoria Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Great work. I wouldn't want to meet him on a dark night... or a bright day for that matter. His staff would be a lot of fun to make :}
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MichaelJaecks Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Thanks very much!
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Azaaera Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely piece, which beastiary will this be in, I have 1-3 LOL
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MichaelJaecks Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
It's in Bestiary 1. And thanks for the kind words! I have a few others in that book. The hound archon, the basindirond, the black pudding, the unicorn and about a dozen others.

Thanks again!
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Azaaera Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I love your hound archon! And thanks for the heads up, I will now be scanning through my book -giggles- Your very welcome, you have such lovely talent.
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blackshadowd2x1 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
One of my favorite Lich pictures, first time I opened the Bestiary, I zoomed to go see how the Lich was, and fell in love.

All in all, Liches rule, and so does your picture. ^_^
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MichaelJaecks Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Thank you very much! I'm happy to hear you liked it so much. :)
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Shadow-Conor Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Starting up a Pathfinder game with my group this Saturday, and the arch-enemy is going to be a very powerful Lich.

Stumbled upon this while looking for the Pathfinder interpretation. I have to say, simply put, this is an amazing piece of work. Just looking at it makes me remember the power and evil associated with these beings, and why only they would be able to match the level of darkness needed for this campaign.

Thank you.
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MichaelJaecks Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
thanks very much!
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ninjacharles Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
was browsing da and recognized it immediatly as i bought the monster guide just yesterday.

i wish to thank you for making such amazing art for pathfinder fans to gawk and say how cool it is.
may you have many more oppurtunities like this and keep up your amazing work
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MichaelJaecks Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
thanks very much!
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faroldjo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
awesome!
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MichaelJaecks Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
thanks very much!
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CarlosTorreblanca Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
awesome work!
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MichaelJaecks Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
thanks very much!
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eliriel Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Liches definitely ARE one of the most awesome creatures in fantasy. excellent work!
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MichaelJaecks Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
thank you very kindly!
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TheTrashCaretaker Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
Solid lich illustration Michael!
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MichaelJaecks Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
Thank you very kindly!
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TheTrashCaretaker Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
No prob Michael,

It's a very nicely painted piece:)
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fermentedmind Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Oops, hit send too fast. I wish there was an edit feature on replies!

Was also going to say that at a distance the tattered robes (bottom ends) looked like runic inscriptions or hierglyphs. Well, to me anyways hehe. Didn't know it was tattered robes until I looked at it up close. =p
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MichaelJaecks Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
Hey thank you very much. Interesting interpretation!
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fermentedmind Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Your love for all things liche-born, definitely shows through.
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MichaelJaecks Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
Thank you very kindly.
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fermentedmind Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
Yer welcome.
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Noe-Leyva Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
Awesome work man. Really like the color use and lighting. The glowing symbols from the magic he is casting are a real nice touch.
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MichaelJaecks Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Thanks very much!
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adiga-thm28 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
interesting
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MichaelJaecks Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Thanks very much!
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TehBeardedOne Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome sauce! This looks great as always! =D
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MichaelJaecks Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
thanks very much!
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TehBeardedOne Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
np ;)
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ScottPurdy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009   Digital Artist
That be the sexiest lichen I've ever seened!
You know I love this one :)
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MichaelJaecks Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
Thanks sweetie. ;)
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Irrediate Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
I like it!
Has sort of an aquatic feel to it...
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MichaelJaecks Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
Thank you. Interesting comment. Perhaps even the seven seas have undead witch kings! He's a Pirate Witch King!
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Irrediate Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
Well i thought it had somewhat of an aquatic feel to it, dunno if that was your original design idea.
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MichaelJaecks Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
I can definitely get behind the interpretation. I don't think it was my original intent, but with the finned cape, the overall color scheme, and the crest on the skull on top of that boney staff, it's got that look to it. Perhaps he had some demon fish minions. :)
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Irrediate Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
Sounds good :)
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butterfrog Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, awesome. I think this is your character I like the most so far.

BTW, Wayfinder II is to be released on december, will you participate again? :)
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MichaelJaecks Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
Thank you!

Oooh. December is coming near. Sure I can do a piece for you. Do you have anything super evil or devilish available? That would be fun for the Christmas season. ;)

Thanks again!
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butterfrog Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It would be the cover as the previous issue. I'll write you in a couple weeks with a evil-dripping request :D

Saludos!
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MichaelJaecks Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
So, a landscape again? That's doable. Can it involve monsters a bit this time? In a way obviously so your figure will overlay of course...Does the issue have a theme this time? Cheliaxian perhaps? ;) I'm just jonesing do something diabolical. Whatever the plan is, it will be cool. I'm hoping my copy of the Beastiary comes soon. It might give up some fun inspiration, as well as tie the Fanzine in nicely with recent Paizo releases. LMK whenever and I'll get to work!
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butterfrog Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Urgh, I repeated a message, I thought it didn't went trough... ignore me :D
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butterfrog Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didnt' mean beside diabolical, more like: "in addition". If you wnt to do something other than a landscape, that's doable too. I'm just happy to flash your art in the best spot/way possible :D
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butterfrog Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not besides diabolical, diabolica is ok. more like: along with diabolical.

If you want to do other illo than a scene, that's also doable. I'm just happy to flash your art in the best way possible ;)
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