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Charmlock by CabbyHat Charmlock by CabbyHat
One of my entries for Seventh Sanctum's Evil and Company contest. I used the Evil Name Generator and got Charmlock, and the Monster Name Generator gave me the Sleeper-binder.

Guiler Charmlock is a suave and sophisticated demon lord who uses variations on classic scams and cons to steal mortal souls. He'll approach a likely mark and challenge him or her to a game, which of course Charmlock, being the original con man, will always win. As the mark becomes more and more desperate, Charmlock will raise the stakes higher and higher, eventually challenging the player for things beyond money - the mark's soul being the final prize. Of course he's never lost, but for him the enjoyment isn't in the game itself, it's in watching the increasing desperation and despair of his victims. He's sometimes scoffed at by his colleagues for his flamboyant and unconventional methods, but he's used the same method successfully since the eighteenth century and he's not about to change it now. The real beauty of it, according to Charmlock, is that he doesn't even have to force mortals to part with their souls - they practically fall all over themselves to give their souls away.
Once a human being has sold his soul to Charmlock, Charmlock imprisons it in a playing card, binding the luckless individual to him forever. The soulless shell becomes known as a Sleeper-Binder - a subhuman, zombie-like husk that mindlessly obeys Charmlock's every command. They are called by that name because they help Charmlock with his devilish deeds, thereby binding others to their own fate.
He's shown here with his latest prize - the daughter of a wealthy lord. He played with her over a period of several months, draining her of her inheritance and everything she owned until she finally fell into his snare for good.

The spiderweb background comes from =FantasyStock's gallery, which I would highly recommend checking out, by the way.
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Lesleigh63 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
Nice portrayal of the character.
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CabbyHat Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
Thanks a lot!
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Boolean-SS Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
I love the look of his eyes, you can just tell he's plotting something =)

Good luck in the comp
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CabbyHat Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
Thanks a lot. ^_^
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InvaderZeth Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
Awesome! I like this guy-- Like someone above me said, sophisticated evil rocks! The description really gave him some actual-- well, character. I like your drawing style a lot, and he looks more inherently sinister than most of the homicidal maniacs we see today. Also, instead of general evil features (horns, demonic imagery, explicitly "evil"-looking clothing, etc.), you just added some subtle features, such as his expression, and I really like his eyes. The stock really fits too :D
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CabbyHat Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
Wow, thanks a lot for such a detailed comment. And thanks for the favorite, too. It makes me feel so luffed. ^_^ Yeah, I'm a real fan of suave and sophisticated-looking villains who don't look evil, or even any more than just a bit sinister. They seem so much worse that way, somehow.
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CyberPhantom Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice drawing style - and I like the backstory :D
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CabbyHat Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
Thanks a lot. ^_^
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Ed-Zed Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
Ooooooh good story
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CabbyHat Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
Thanks. ^_^
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jacquelynfisher Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Sophisticated evil... one of the best kinds. Great job! :nod:
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CabbyHat Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
Thanks! :D I figured we'd have plenty of mindless, maniacal berserkers. My other entry is an evil surgeon.

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...geez, that sounds like a bumper sticker. ^^;
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jacquelynfisher Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
So very true! I am looking for a sauve villain, myself, though I have not found him/her yet. =D

I cannot wait to see the evil surgeon. :mwahaha:
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CabbyHat Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
Me either. ^^; I've got the concept all figured out, but I've yet to draw it to my own satisfaction.
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jacquelynfisher Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I know how that is. :XD:
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pPmArt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heyhey, nice piece of artwork, BUT!!! where are the minions? i thought it was asked for a warlord and his army???
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CabbyHat Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Not necessarily! Number of minions wasn't specified. This guy's only got the one with him at the moment.
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pPmArt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
didnt want to talk it bad ;)
then i misunderstood the task...
hmpf, im no nature english speaker, so i just do what i translate for my own :D
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CabbyHat Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Ah, okay. Well, now you know. :D
You're doing really well, by the way.
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pPmArt Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ha, u didnt saw my new sketches.... boah, im sittin above my sheets of paper all night long, cause the F**kin face of my beast doesnt fit to me...(mde)
my gf says im nearly finished just have to color it... im so lookin forward when im finished....
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CabbyHat Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Yeah, I know the feeling. Well, good luck.
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pPmArt Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mh, merci ;)
was this the only pic u wanna submit? u got plenty of time to do more
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CabbyHat Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
No, I'm working on another one. He's a mad scientist.
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Torenchiko-to Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Dude, sweet. He looks deliciously evil.

I wish I could get my monocle to stay on like that...
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CabbyHat Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Well, that is the point. ^_^

And he's magical. He's allowed.
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
Cool! I like how you used my stock background with your drawing... Very neat! :D I'm so glad it came in handy for you. Keep up the great work!
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CabbyHat Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
Thanks a lot! ^_^ If it wasn't for your stock gallery, this poor guy would have been stuck on a plain white background like all my other characters. I'm sure he appreciates it. :D
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
You're welcome! :hug:
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SoundwarpSG-1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
Wow, I really like this piece! You definitely captured the 'evil' aspect of the contest well, this guy seems right disturbed. I especially like that the girl on the playing card seems to be colored in a different style than the villain, it creates a nice effect.
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CabbyHat Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
Thanks, I really do love how he came out. I tried a different coloring style on him and I think it's a nice effect. And I hadn't really noticed the contrast with the card, but now that you point it out it does look kind of cool.

Thanks for the comment. Are you going to be entering this one?
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SoundwarpSG-1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
I'm planning on it, though my entry is currently on hold after I had a run in with an exacto-knife...
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CabbyHat Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
...Do I want to know? 0_o
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SoundwarpSG-1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
The blade slipped when I was trimming some plastic off a transformer I'm customizing, went into my thumb. It's not that bad, I just can't grip things all that well.
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CabbyHat Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
Oww. Well, get better soon.
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SoundwarpSG-1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
Thanks, and good luck on the contest!
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CabbyHat Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
Same to you. :)
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