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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:


- 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. :)
Shaliara Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
CelticDream1989 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
very beautiful. :)
Shaliara Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, glad you liked it! :)
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 ~
Shaliara Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist

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 ^^;
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 ~
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
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 ~
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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