Soul Eater by Sybille Sterk


October 2010 Juried Invitational Exhibition

Inspired by

My interpretation of Nicholas the Slide from the Sword of Truth series (Naked Empire)

I’ve always been fascinated by Nicholas the Slide because he seems such an evil character and at the same time he is utterly tragic because of the way he has been ‘modified’ and the pain it caused him then and until the end. His mantra in the story is Hate to live, live to hate which says it all as far as I am concerned.



A5092S by _*arachnid5_*

and more birds by *mimose-stock*
Open Bird Wing by _*DawnAllynnStock_*
feather stock 6 by *dark-dragon-stock*
Crow Feather Wings Stock by _*RockStock_*
Emu Feathers Macro by *kayne-stock*

Hair brush set by *para-vine*
Feather Brushes PS – 01 by _*silinias_*
Feather Brushes 02 – PS by _*silinias_*

All other brushes, textures, stock images my own.


I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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    LESLEY Bover 4 years ago

    Amazing creation, I so can feel the darkness of this piece, brilliant … xox Lesley xox …

  • Thank you so much Lesley. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Incredible work- love the different elements in this- plus his pallor and the dark green tonings- you have done a brilliant job here. Hec of a mantra…and you nailed it.

  • Thank you so much Rose. :-) I wanted to do this image for ages, I was just waiting for the right model. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Valentina D
    Valentina Dover 4 years ago

    very powerful and tragically beautiful piece

  • Thank you so much Valentina. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Declan Carr
    Declan Carrover 4 years ago

    now that is a relief, I let a sigh of relief when I seen Nicholas the Slide ,because I have been called soul eater many a time but I am not evil hahahaha!!!!. I love the way you do your blending and color tone.very nice work Magpie;)

  • LOL thank you. :-) Send me a good portrait of you and I’ll do a soul eater version of you. ROFL You can then buy lots of postcards with you as the soul eater and send them to the people who called you a soul eater… ;-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...over 4 years ago

    what a powerful image you have here, so creative and moody

  • Thank you so much. :-) It was fun creating it.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Medusa
    Medusaover 4 years ago



  • Wow! Thank you for this lovely comment Delphine. :-) Sybille xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 4 years ago

    outstanding digital art. great!

  • Many, many thanks for this lovely comment. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Christie  Moses
    Christie Mosesover 4 years ago

    omgoodness! this is really amazing!

  • :-) Wow! Thank you so much Christie. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Haydn Pietrucci
    Haydn Pietrucciover 4 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thank you so much Haydn. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 4 years ago

    w0w! so unique sweetheART just love it ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • Thank you so much Val. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

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