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The future is unwritten by Shaliara The future is unwritten by Shaliara
Shaliara, my character, and Dreiden got married last year after he propposed to her. It was kind of a "secret wedding" because, well, saying "Hi! I am a priestess (ya know, the kind that not get married) and he is an assassin and we want to get married" was not a vey intelligent option. So we made out a story in which he was a noble's son whose father forbade to get married with a peasant, that is, me :) We married ina forest at dusk. It was nice. Laila (~Bayra's character) was my bridesmaid (nice *dress* :mwahaha:... and you got the bouquet :mwahaha: )

So, I had to make a pic for that ocassion. Originally it was made with my old monitor, so I had to get the Contrast/Brightness tool and restablish it to what it was originally :), that is, darker.

I am not very very satisfied with his face. It's one of the few things that it could have me getting back to the pic an re-draw that part. I don't usually do that, but dunno... But I'm satisfied with the details. I wanted to make a lot of details on this one. Dresses and the such and for once I did it with time and not just rushing! :)

I like how her hair and the patterns on his outfit turned out :D Some things are missing tho, I noticed just now of some areas where I didn't draw "residual light" (kind of a color-reflected-light on a surface from another surface)

Thanks =roaming-dragon for checking and correcting anatomy when I was sketching it! :) By the way, sketch is on this [link] on Scraps section! :D

Firts time I used a photograph for reference when drawing background. Didn't do how to make a forest from zero, so got several forest photographs from this stock: ([link]) and picked one. It had a road but I erased it. Took the tones also :) This time I copied the photograph instead of trying to merge it with the charas by applying tons of filters I don't know how to really use... -_-

I drew background on Photoshop. Not usually draw things there (usually it's OpenCanvas) but this time I thought that all the brushes options it had were nice to experiment with (and there are TONS of options! :faint:). Can't remember where the brushes are from, tho. Downloaded them almost 6 years ago... :(

BTW tittle is from a "Legend of the Five Rings" card... :lol:

Resources:

- Photoshop brushes: don't really know where are they from but you can note me and I'll send it to you.
- Background photograph reference from [link]
- Celtic patterns: just enter "celtic patterns" on Google Images...
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Friesan-Pirate-Lady Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Beautiful and very expressive. :)
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Shaliara Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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CelticDream1989 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
very beautiful. :)
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Shaliara Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, glad you liked it! :)
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Zhariael Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Mh.. Very lovely picture.
I have a question, which I hope you'll answer.
Is the persons you draw some from a story? Or have I gotten it wrong? I would really like to know xD

~ Zhariael ~
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Shaliara Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

Nope, you haven't got it wrong. All characters come from an RPG campaign we've playing during 10 years or so. Only Shaliara is my character, all the others are my boyfriend's or some friends who play with us, like ~Bayra (who has some drawings too) :)

Most of the recent pics have a fragment of the story, you can look in this folder: [link]

If you're interested in something more just ask, I like to tell stories ^^;
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Zhariael Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
Well, feel free to tell stories! xD
And the fact you make pictures out of.. The RPG, is very funny and interesting, I think xD
Aaand.. I do not think I have gotten it yet xD
Is it some stories based on RPG, or.. Have you just drawn some pictures and then made a little story? xD
Anyway, if it i s a story, I would like to read it, or to have you tell me xD
If not, then I think it could be a very interesting story ^^
~ Zhariael ~
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Shaliara Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha! :)

The GameMaster mades the story and we participants just play a character that reacts/solves situation GM lay upon us :) The GM in this case is my boyfriend and I and some friends play a role in his story, so we contribute to it as the GM narrates it (and plays every character that interacts with us). I don't write it, I just write a diary of how my character reacts to those events and the other people around her, while also narrating the story the GM tells us :) (like this one: [link])

There are some texts I write just because the GM narrated the scene and I liked it so I write it down (like this one: [link]) or there are other scenes that are not played exactly but my boyfriend write them (like this one: [link])

The GM has been narrating the story to us since 1999, so by now it has had quite a lot of twists, characters do evolve a lot and friends become enemies or enemies become friends. And people die a lot! >.< I love the twists, specially: my boyfriend has a unique bility to leave us like: OMG WHAT? O_o

He should write some novels! >.<

And I should like to do some introduction too. At leats for characters, hahaha :D
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Zhariael Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
That sounds great! xD
I wish I lived in.. England or Spain or whereever you live xD
In Denmark where I live, I havn't seen something like that O.<
But oh God, that RPG seems like it very fun xD
And I agree, he should write novels :D
Haha xD

~ Zhariael ~
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Shaliara Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha! Thanks (yep, I live in Spain ;)) I will told him that again: He should write something once and for all! Hahaha! :D
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Zhariael Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Yeah, tell him that! xD
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sailorangi Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Student General Artist
Me encantan los colores, los detalles de las ropas las expresiones y sobre todo la historia que lleva detrás este dibujo.
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Shaliara Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Muchas gracias! :D La verdad es que es una historia laaarga y con bastante miga :) En varios de mis últimos dibujos continúa, de hecho :D

Y gracias por lo de los detalles, la verdad es que en este me obligué a ser paciente con ello :)
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MCKrauss Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
What a sweet and romantic story.
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Shaliara Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, glad you liked! It's a years-long story actually, and it continues nowadays :D
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MCKrauss Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
You're welcome! :)
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Ciro1984 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous
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Shaliara Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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Aquapotato Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
It has so much detail, pretty magical
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Shaliara Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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fenifire Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009   Traditional Artist
to see how much work you put in this work is shown only when you look at the full view - and it's so impressing :wow:
I like the colours so much - that's amazing how they suit each other :aww:
at first sight I thought the man was looking a bit cruel... facial expressions are so difficult to draw...
and the designs are something wonderful! so much details it makes your work really unique :aww:
:damphyr:
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Shaliara Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you liked! :D

I often pick a colour/mood and then start to impress the entire pic with that colour, in this case green as green was the place/wood and light reflected on the foliage :)

Yep, that man it's hard to draw for me when he is smiliing, lol. I usually draw him with angry/sad/worried expressions (you can see it on another deviations). He doesn't smile a lot. One of his charmings I suppose, lol :)

I love working on details on this one, I had to told me for patience because I don't have almost any! :)

Thnaks again! :)
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fenifire Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009   Traditional Artist
if you haven't got too much patience in only means you wanted to make something special! and you managed to achieve it! :clap:
men.. well... I hardly draw any so... :giggle: and you know what? maybe he really does look like he's trying to smile with all his might and he has problems with it - it would describe him correctly right? :giggle:
:damphyr:
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Shaliara Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It's one of the most logical and nicest things none ever told me about patience (or lack of it), thanks! :hug: It's quite a good way of seeing it :nod:

Yeah, maybe it's something like that :nod:. My chara has always known him as a strong-willed but sad person so it can make sense. He doesn't smile a lot as of lately indeed, one of our sons was murdered, because of that we're at war and the demon-serpent it's stalking him.
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fenifire Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009   Traditional Artist
I hardly ever am logical - so thank you for your words :giggle::hug:
he really has a hard time... now wonder he doesn't seem to happy :(
but there is something in him that really intrigues me to be honest... and that's great! :w00t:
a demon serpent???
:damphyr:
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Shaliara Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, don't worry, it sounded very logical to me :)

If you want to know something more about him though, there is more information in these deviations (more or less ordered by time of events):

1) [link] (A bit onto the Demon Serpent)

2) [link]

3) [link]

4) [link]

5) [link] (Info on Demon Serpent here)

6) [link] (it's this one)

7) [link]

8) [link] (Into the organization of the Demon Serpent :3)

9) [link] (Stupid Demon Serpent makes things like this >_<;)

I'm glad I got you intrigued, LOL! :D

LOL, I love ranting ^^;
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fenifire Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
wow! that's a really full info! I'm really impressed :wow:
I'll have to get through all this at least a little bit - I see you created a whole universe! that's fantastic! :lol:
and I AM intrigued! got to get through all this - it'll take some time but I'll manage ;)
:damphyr:
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Shaliara Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, take your time then! :D

It's an RPG universe, my boyfriend created it and I and some friends have been there with our characters like... 10 years :) The info things I gave you ut's only 10% of the story in fact :) There are many storylines :nod:

A friend here also plays and has her character here: [link] and some other designs too, like this one, a NPC companion of the one from my pics [link]
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Shadowelve Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :wave:

Your awesome work has been featured in my latest news article: [link]
Hope you don't mind.

Love,
Kaye
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Shaliara Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course not! I'm honored :) Thanks for doing it, I'm really thrilled! :D
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MCKrauss Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
What a sweet and romantic image!
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Shaliara Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Glad you liked :)
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MCKrauss Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
You're welcome! :)
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Sarane Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008
great work :)
Like their hands.
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Shaliara Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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cat-mcr-ever Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008
WOW, thats incredible
and so romantic
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Shaliara Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, glad you liked! :)
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cat-mcr-ever Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
=)
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Aragorn-cro Featured By Owner May 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just love when people forget that their characters aren't them :D
Wellcome to the club :)
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Shaliara Featured By Owner May 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! Too many years and too many things happened to just forget that, I suppose ;)
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Froda-Stoney Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
Me encantan los detalles de los vestidos y el fondo esta de vicio :XD:
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Shaliara Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Asias asias maja! :nod: :D
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Froda-Stoney Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
De naaa
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Bayra Featured By Owner May 21, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cuando quieres es pa matarte jodia XDDD
que te voy a decir que no haya dicho ya, no?? XD
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Shaliara Featured By Owner May 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
xD Es q soy vaga... jooo... xD Gracias xD
Possss... va a ser no? xDDDDD
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Molcum Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
Se sale, a ver cuándo puedes hacer uno de Gandy (actualizado con su brazo de menos) :D
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Shaliara Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Gracias! :)

Jejejeje, ya veremos ya veremos :D

Ya he hecho alguna vez más a alguien sin brazo (Nobane) xDDD
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javierbolado Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Siempre me gustó mucho esta ilustración, así que que menos que un fave no? :+fav: :hug:
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Shaliara Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Sí? Q ilusión! :D Gracias majo! :hug:
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Sidney- Featured By Owner May 20, 2007   Digital Artist
Me encantan los colores, es muy atmosferico
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