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Death of NOBLEHEART, Birth of HEAVENCRY by IosifChezan
Here he is,  the reborn main hero of my fantasy short story "Tale of Butterflies and Worms".
[ I am aware of  how much this is a deep thirst for cosmic heroism, and another page in my own "immortality project," always keeping in mind the brilliant Earnest Becker with his "The Denial of Death" - a must to anyone eager for larger panorama of understanding human existence]
Beyond the evilness which should spread fear around, the sinister hero hides the feeling i wanted to ensnare inside: a dark Messiah/Prophet/Daemon/Demiurge/Spawn of Hell or Heaven, no matter much the name by which would be called, who became as it is after a deep experience in the world of men. Searching to share and receive reason, justice, empathy, altruism, he encountered a savage world of slavery, decay and death, ruled by bloody Worm-Emperors of Egoism (here a symbolic depiction:  Worm-Emperor of EGOISM by IosifChezan ) who claim the world as theirs, empowered by dreadful aspects of Tyranny, Deception or Greed. 

Defeated as a noble hero who defended innocence, beauty, kindness, he also saw shattered his fairy tale world, built for those willing to try another kind of living. Put to death by those blind savage powers, he was resurrected eventually by the Goddess of his mind. As a strange bending of a circle, she was born of him and became immortal, enabling him the same immortality, both being two aspects of one and the same.  Even if that sounds strangely, only later more is to come and bring light :)

In moments when fighting is inevitably, from his right shoulder springs out of him the spectral DRAGON OF LOST DREAMS, firing with nightmares hunting black holes to all what it means Greed and its shiny tools of enslaving.

Also in battle, the DEATH SCYTHE in his left hand is self summoning a ghostly appearance to wield it, cropping in the way all the Tyranny which in its ruthless path may only fear the death itself.

The main hero wields the SWORD OF UNBINDING, cutting  through cast veils of Ignorance, towards the heart of the Deceiving. For those facing him, he wears the Mirror Mask of Self-Judging. 

The BLACK HORSE is feasting upon the grown up seeds of Egoism inside the degraded human heart.

[ Many thanks to the talented dnavenom for his precious advices ]
Worm-Emperor of EGOISM by IosifChezan
Worm-Emperor of EGOISM
This is one character of my WIP fantasy short-story "Tale of Butterflies and Worms". A ruler of the world, sheltering  the Worm of Egoism inside his heart. He commands generals as Tyranny, Greed and Deceiving, each with specific personified servants, in order to enslave and rule those weaker. He is holding the Bow of Infamy with snake-head arrows of ingratitude.

His anti-hero: Birth of HEAVENCRY -the dark face of a noble heart by IosifChezan
Maybe I will add a bit more description later.
A glimpse of HOTS Epic Universe by IosifChezan
A glimpse of HOTS Epic Universe
UPDATE: Oh, I got into semi-finals! Heroes of the Storm Contest Semi-Finalists
It feels beyond words! It was an honor to participate aside so many great entries, and it is an honor to be near such talented artists in the first 25 selected!

Here is my try to mirror a glimpse of what Blizzard shared with us all... all those in thirst for magic universes with inspiring colors, surprising design and dynamics, eager to experience unmatched gameplay inside thrilling epic adventures.  What more cozy place to feed the call of the Hero inside of us rather then a Blizzard Universe? 

I planned this as  an iconic pyramidal composition with 3 representative characters from 3 different Blizz universes - Diablo, Zerathul and Illidan.

I painted it with such a passion in all my spare time of the month (days or nights, even without sleep in the last night); nevertheless I finished it only one hour before the contest was about to be closed. On such theme it is impossible to stop and say "i'm satisfied, there is nothing i could imagine, add or enhance" :)

ps. The characters whom i play most inside Heroes of The Storm are Illidan and Zerathul :)
*Awesome artworks in this contest! Good luck to everyone!

I bring you... the embrace of FEAR (smaller res) by IosifChezan
I bring you... the embrace of FEAR (smaller res)
My warlock entry  for Outcast Odyssey Card Master Challenge - smaller resolution, clearer view, re-balanced.

[the high resolution images could lose details/clarity when are displayed smaller on Da gallery, so i added a smaller resolution and clearer view in my eyes. Also a smooth re-balance of contrasts / focus was done ]

Here is the original entry for the contest: I bring you... the embrace of FEAR which got into semi-finals: Outcast Odyssey Challenge Semi-Finalists
I bring you... the embrace of FEAR by IosifChezan
I bring you... the embrace of FEAR
UPDATE: My entry got into semi-finals: Outcast Odyssey Challenge Semi-Finalists

My warlock entry (maybe level 2 card) for Outcast Odyssey Card Master Challenge.
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-link for clearer view : I bring you... the embrace of FEAR (smaller ress)


Iosif Ioan Chezan
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As about myself, I was born in Transilvania and gifted from childhood with 'humble' talent in visual arts - trying to live an 'artistic embrace' in the ethereal arms of few minds so dear to me, helping me in exploring beyond matter, towards beautiful and celestial. I am a traditional and digital painter living only by my art.

My studdies relate to philosophy, theology, traditional and digital art, design and inner decoration.

Current Residence: Oradea, Romania
Favourite genre of music: symphonic metal, gothic, or any kind of music i would instinctively feel "catharsis effect" :)
Favourite style of art: fantasy
Personal Quote: Undress the earthly weakness and let your mind shape into forms like a true demiurge that you are

Tyrant undying mind...

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 2:26 PM

...  in the end of human experiences of such large palette, a soft bitter " :) " ... and a river of untold words...  and a tyrant thought climbing its meaning inside skull walls :
"... I will revive you, so few dear and majestic life forms of human accident... i will fill you with living meaning again into my own heaven... somewhere, some day, some way..."

  • Mood: Sympathy
  • Listening to:
  • Reading: stars and dices...
  • Watching: beyond safe grounds
  • Playing: morphing mud
  • Eating: meaning limbs
  • Drinking: water of once souls...


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moon-lotus Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
super galerie! cati ani ai? c:
IosifChezan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015   Digital Artist
Iti multumesc! :) In iunie am implinit 37 :)
Myronavitch Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
I'm so happy to have found your amazing gallery.  So very much of your work has moved and inspired me.
Not being a deeply religious person. I still have to admire your view of the glory of Christ, and look forward to seeing more of these fine iconic images.
IosifChezan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015   Digital Artist
I am so happy, too, that you enjoy it so much! I am so grateful for your soothing words :)
Myronavitch Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
My extreme pleasure.
Wayfir Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist
your art is amazing
blew my tiny mind when I first saw a piece of yours
IosifChezan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015   Digital Artist
You are so kind, thank you dear friend :)
Callergi Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
Ai un stil foarte particular si fain! Congrats! :D
IosifChezan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you! Iti multumesc foarte mult pentru apreciere! Si eu sunt incantat sa intalnesc aci un confrate intr-ale frumosului si fantasticului atata de talentat :)
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