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Revenance To Gehrman

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【𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞. 𝐈𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐚 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐮𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭.】

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Commission for AbraxasHonoka on twitter!

Bloodborne is my favourite game so I feel honoured to be trusted with a commission dedicated to it.

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The idea for this commission was thought up by Abraxas Honoka:


There is a lot to be imagined when it comes to the lore of Bloodborne. The purpose of this illustration is to explore Lady Maria’s relationship to Gehrman (The First hunter), begging the question of what revenance she may have still showed him when she left.


On one hand, we see things through the eyes of Maria—someone who admired and looked up to Gehrman as her mentor when she studied under him upon joining the hunt, becoming his favourite and most beloved apprentice (to a point of obsession). At some point, Maria had left Gehrman, resulting in her involvement with the research hall and the “Fishing Hamlet incident” with the scholars of Byrgenwerth, where her morals as a hunter—the things she learned from her admired mentor--became terribly skewed and corrupt.


On another hand, we see the characteristics/actions of the Doll mirrored here in Maria as she kneels to St. Adeline’s chair with Gehrman’s hat, the same way the Doll kneels to the hunter and aids them in making them stronger. After Maria had left, Gehrman, in an attempt to fill the void left by her sudden disappearance, crafted the Doll who looks and sounds exactly like her.


In this illustration, Maria is placed in the research hall—one of the places of her corruption and where the values she learned from Gehrman began to falter. The chair of St. Adeline, while St. Adeline is not there, is representative of the wheelchair Gehrman sits in in the Hunter’s Dream.


The absence of St. Adeline begs the question of when this took place, or whether or not this is a time where The Hunter (you) did not arrive to the nightmare and St. Adeline was murdered by Maria in madness as her values and morals became corrupt.

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Yooooo this is stunning looking! excellent damn lighting and shading here. Such a gorgeous bloodborne art here mate, nicely done

Ruedefaux responds:

thank you! always happy to make bloodborne art <3

beautiful. <3

Terrific! Great use of lighting and shadows to establish the composition. The dark color palette really sets the mood of the piece, as well as fitting in with Bloodborne's general aesthetic. Also, fantastic job on the detailed line art throughout the image.

Ruedefaux responds:

Thanks a lot~
This is one of those rooms in the game I never thought I'd draw. It was interesting finding the right colours for contrast in this one

yeah!! more bloodborne art!

Ruedefaux responds:

always happy to make more bloodborne art~

Holy shit, looks good

Ruedefaux responds:

thank you~

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