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MK Legacy Baraka by Esau13 MK Legacy Baraka by Esau13
Baraka my first piece of artwork for 2014!!

Baraka has been loooong over due. I had at least three different versions worked on in between other projects before I finally focused just on him. I actually sketched it on an app on my ipad first then imported it into Photoshop. I wanted an action pose for baraka all my other sketches were to static and boring. The only thing is I should have fixed the composition to display more of his blades. Done in Photoshop CS5 with Wacom tablet.

P.S. How does Baraka bend his arms when his blades are in?

MK Legacy gallery esau13.deviantart.com/gallery/…

No stealing please by Metadream  YOU STEAL, I REPORT stamp by en-ni
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:iconhyena1337:
HYENA1337 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  New member
Great work
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You!
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:iconkkht311:
kkht311 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Excellent art.

:-)
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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maryjayne530 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nice teeth
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you I modeled them after my own ;)
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:iconmaryjayne530:
maryjayne530 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha, nice. you must have an amazing dentist :p
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ShabaazKhan Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
iv seen this somewhere else with 4,000 Views....
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well could you please tell me where and report the other as stolen!
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:iconmkrayden:
MKRayden Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
awesome
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:iconfefe1414:
Fefe1414 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   Digital Artist
Very cool!
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You!
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:icondriftas:
driftas Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
badassss!
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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belzebbub Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DIVINE really great to work
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You!
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:iconjodeee:
jodeee Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wow, Awesome piece, Love the movement of the blood in the foreground, It gives the image real depth!
the fabric is wonderfully drawn too. I think this is one of your best ;)
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Appreciated from you always!
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:iconjodeee:
jodeee Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
NP ;)
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:iconhelghastpredator:
HelghastPredator Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
O... M... F... G... I'm in awe o_0
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconthe-kill-switch:
The-Kill-Switch Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness this is badass! 
Barak has been one of my favorite characters in the MK series and I have always been disappointed at the lack of fanart for him. 
You have made my day with this image of sheer badassery!  
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your always welcome!
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:iconimaginashawn:
Imaginashawn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!!
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconstevemillersart:
SteveMillersArt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SteveMillersArt Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :)  Stop by my gallery sometime and watch me if you like Fool Emoji-11 (Hurray for you and me) [V1] 
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Michaelthevampire7 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic Baraka pic! the details are phenomenal and extremely badass. Continue to surprise us like you do with your epic art XD
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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argeiphontes Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Terrifically terrifying.

Anyway...maybe Tarkatans have some kind of strange substance within their arms that soften their blades while withdrawn and makes them flexible but as soon as the blades emerge and are exposed in the air they immediately become completely firm and solid.  Or we can just accept that it doesn't make sense. 

In any case I think this is a great piece.
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Esau13 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the thought you put into my question. If that's what they said I would just have to roll with it!
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obelisk-light Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
You can never have enough gore with Baraka's blades. :thumbsup:

Brilliant work, as always.

The answer to your question: it's Mortal Kombat. Reality need not apply. ;)
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Esau13 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks but I feel like I don't have enough for this crazy character!
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obelisk-light Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
:XD:
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:iconargeiphontes:
argeiphontes Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Indeed, alas the reality of MK is that if the fights in one game go as they appear to do, then with each new game we would need an entirely new roster of characters with the exception of the victor of the previous game...since all the rest of them were killed off.  But no usually the vast majority of them survive to the next tournament and the next and the next despite their MORTAL kombat.  But you have to love it all the same.
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obelisk-light Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Arcade-ending deaths don't always count because most of them are non-canon. And most canon deaths had been reversed or subverted until the end of MK9.

Well, Mortal Kombat wouldn't be the same without its signature characters.
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goatchumby Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Great pic of my favorite MK character! I also like the Wound Cam™ perspective :D
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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DarkerEve Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Bloody BADASS.
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
that's an impressive and scary looking baraka. great action and gore in this one.  would love to know who he sliced apart.
and in regards to your question- no bloody idea.
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You and your love for fatality victims! Lets just say by default its your least favorite character!
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
yays! johnny cage! haha :iconhigurashiplz:
for me it just always adds something extra to know 'who' the vic is. just me i guess
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DrinkTheBleach Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfection, as always. <3
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:iconesau13:
Esau13 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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DrinkTheBleach Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! I love your art~
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MajinNeda Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist
I like the extra spikes you put in his arms, unless that isn't new and I just haven't noticed before. Anyway, very dynamic piece; I love that we see him through the blood. Good question about how he bends his arms. I have no answer for it. But it's the same question I have for Deadpool on the X-men Origins: Wolverine film. But he was already a disaster anyway. 
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Esau13 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The extra spikes are part of his MK9 Design I actually almost forgot to put them in. I'm glad I did I fell it adds to his sinister look. and yes Deadpool was a disaster LOL!
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aemiliuslives Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic :jawdrop:
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