This is some artwork from my epic fantasy “Nirvana Saga” (the sequel story to “Demon Savior.” a decade older (unreleased) work from my years growing up.) Nirvana Saga is more reflective as a metaphor for my current life. The story has been this unintended spinoff, starting as a “bonus” Novel about the afterlife, it has turned into a full fledged series about a mad angel who harvests the suffering of countless souls. this sequel story about Nirvana, bubbling in my head for years. now more fleshed out. it has mostly been ideas and writing, and not visual. where Demon Savior began with Art. Video games. Animations. it was all visual. Nirvana saga has only existed in writing for years. but little by little. here and there… I made a sketch. gave a face to the characters that i saw so clearly in my head. finally so others could see them. i started this story, and got the inspiration for it during a difficult time, that is the reason the art for it was not available till years later. now can we start to see the world fleshed out in visual detail.
Sivlith Lumentiah. the mad scientist. He prefers a gothic aesthetic. Former right hand man of Zysheomist, the Demon Lord. Sivlith returns now, unexpectedly, as an unlikely hero in this new War for Nirvana. the War against Armas, the tyrannical angle. Sivlith is a force to reckon with. Praised by many to be the “smartest man” in all the universes. his mind is a weapon to be feared. in his mind, he has deduced and deconstruct the possible truths behind the enigmatic Armas. he has put his incredible intelligence to this task of knowing Armas, and ending the invincible angel once and for all. He has already begun his hidden assault against the supposed “God” all mighty Armas. Sivlith is the brains of the operation. the formulator of plan Zeathean and his warriors will follow, and eventually Lyra herself, becomes the muscle who acts according to his direction. But Sivlith doesn’t want Lyra to suffer. he has a secret plan to end Armas all on his own. He doesn’t believe that the war can be ended just with physical strength. he has applied his mind to get to the real truth of how Armas can steal the energy of others.
Armas. the tyrannical angel. the man himself. Handsome. Angelic. yet a monster hides behind his smiling face.
Sivlith close up. A man who always has a plan. Dark truths weigh on his mind.
Lyra Summerstrom. the heroin of our brave new world. An ordinary, quarky, yet highly charismatic girl with an unexpected hidden power that will shake Nirvana to its core. in this scene she is “powering up” for her epic face off against Armas towards the end of the series. she is fully awakened. now pushing the spectrum of “God power” further then it has ever been taken. countless souls lending their power to her. in a telepathic network. so she can be the natural antidote to the unnatural monstrosity of Armas. A “glamor shot”. as my friend called it. Really captures the best of her.
Origins of Armas. who is the boy in the mask?
Cute Lyra. Lyra chews on fruit.
Golden Pyramid of Goddess Helexia. Helexia is a legendary guardian of Nirvana who once fought Armas 3 trillion years ago, and almost won. The pyramid is very large, miles wide, so large that a city is built on top of it. All these people have gathered here… said to have been drawn in by the energy of the Goddess who apparently still lives today.
Vira’s Tower. Fortress of Evil. aka Nirvana’s Thorn. Reaching 9 kilometers into the sky. designed by the greatest dark architects from across Nirvana. freshly commissioned by the new queen of evil.
Vira Hellstar. the apprentice of Armas. and now successor to Armas. the new dark lord. She is the star of those who warship pain. she was wronged by those of the mortal world. and now seeks her revenge, here in the afterlife. Said to be the strongest individual person in Nirvana. a power said to be beyond God level 9. Trained by the legendary Armas. unexpectedly, she betrayed him. She is now the one to fear. the real terror of Nirvana. She is the one Armas hoped to produce. A fresh young soul to carry and renew his vision of revenge. She is .. the destiny of evil. They come from all around Nirvana. They bow before her. her power. her beauty. it is a gift just to be near it. She is a chosen one. Who will take revenge.. for all those who are cursed and broken. Vira is the nemesis, the shadow of Lyra Summerstrom.
I have this image of “Lyra in Exile”. A Lyra with a heavy, “energy dampening” cloak over her. to mask her power. she is now a battle hardened ‘high tier’ God level fighter at this point. yet still losing against the undefeatable Armas. she must go into hiding. this is a “later in the series” image. a later stage in the war with Armas. A fully awakened Lyra is frustrated.. still unable to win.. and must go into hiding.
Zo. Zoklasha. “the one”. aka “mom”. a dark force behind Armas. is she his alternate personality? a voice in his mind? a voice Armas speaks to when he feels trapped in a corner. maybe a manifestation of child trauma? a clue to his past. or is she a separate being entirely? the one behind the curtain, a puppet master behind the figure head Armas?! Perhaps she is the mind that controls the Nethertwine itself. Armas’s soul sucking source of power, now self aware. it’s own person come to life. who is this person? who is “mom”? what is she? and is she stronger then Armas himself?
https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/zack-zwiebel I am using this page to post art going forward.