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Alluring Darkness

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Published: August 31, 2013
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"In her youth, Mieth was an unholy predator in the darkest reaches of this forest. She would spin her webs of lust and deceit, enticing weary travellers toward her secret haunts where she oft had her way with them till they were little more than ravaged husks, left abandoned to fates cruel and ending. Those few who managed to survive an encounter with her usually owed their lives to Alaina's children prowling after the witch's scent, for even a travelling bard knows there are still many unknown horrors where she lurks. Even the druids here are fearful of them, yet as for Mieth one could say she remains the only creature the horrors truly fear. Ironic that they would still fear her even to this day despite the knowledge that her natural sight has been lost since the day she learnt everlasting humility. Still, perhaps this is why Alaina is merciful to the ageless nymph, for who else would keep the horrors at bay when her children rarely venture beyond where the sunlight knows it cannot touch? Strange that if one should meet her nowadays, they see her as an ally and not what she once was. Oh how some change... even souls lost to Sin's embrace.  Strange times, indeed."
-- Abelan



Another art now available as a print!  Again, should anyone purchase one, I'd love to see how they'll look on a wall with a pic or two. =)

Artwork // Mieth, The Blind Witch // Lore - © Kristopher P. Love
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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Dork-Ork's avatar
I love this piece, it's like an Eldar is having a nightmare, or is trapped on a demon world with nothing but her wits and soulstone. Either way, excellent work!
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AikurisuProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!

lol, what's funny is this isn't supposed to be 40k related but hey, if folks want to see it that way I won't stop them. =)
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funkyalienloversHobbyist Digital Artist
awesome work
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I wish I had your talent... your story telling and pictures have always inspired and amazed me...
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AikurisuProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^;  lol, my talent has slipped somewhat since I drew this, though.  ... at least I think so.
SwordSaint001's avatar
not that I've noticed... I look at everything you submit when it pops up and everything has thus far been up to standard. I may not comment on everything due lack of time to do so, but know that everything you do has always been amazing work.
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MaleivaHobbyist General Artist
is creepy and epic
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InuHalfDemonHobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this style. The background is so well detailed and fades so beautifully, it makes for a very powerful piece. The pose of the subject also compliments the work. Well done!
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AikurisuProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind words. =)
Lord-of-the-Omens's avatar
Pretty cool. The way the detail deepens from the environment to the figure paints the picture of the allure best.
Kudos to the writer that created the lore for this. I'm an artist and writer myself, so this potent combination here soothes me.
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AikurisuProfessional Digital Artist
lol, I am the writer.  My art is more like a visual aid for my storytelling anyway, which is one reason among many why I like to focus on original content. =)
Lord-of-the-Omens's avatar
Nice! :) It's great that you can do this, my art stops before digital and/or color, haha. What kind of stories are you working on now?
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AikurisuProfessional Digital Artist
aikurisu.deviantart.com/art/Wo…  Whispers of Ruin is my current focus, a hopeful series of short stories that will be eventually developed into a novel of sorts. =)

Just uploaded the first chapter yesterday, too!  (I plan to draw an illustration for the prologue like I did with it.  Just gotta work on other stuff first...)
Lord-of-the-Omens's avatar
That's a good title :) Do you write poetry?
Where did you upload the chapter?
I would draw for my own, but I need a miracle for that, haha, got no passion no mo'.
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AikurisuProfessional Digital Artist
Ah, firstly, sorry for taking a month to get back to you on this. x_x

I'll admit I've rarely ever written poetry, but that said I still like my writing to flow... so I guess it's similar somehow?  *shrug*

As for where the chapters are, the prologue is at: aikurisu.deviantart.com/art/Wo…

aikurisu.deviantart.com/art/Wo… That's the first chapter after it.  Almost done writing the second chapter, too. =)
Leoric12's avatar
Huh. She looks quite a lot like Viktoria the elder wood nymph from the Thief series.
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AikurisuProfessional Digital Artist
Can't say I've ever heard of her. ^^;
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HeavensprayerHobbyist Photographer
This is insanely good! Damn I really love your work of art!!!
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AikurisuProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you. =)
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MusicalNumberHobbyist General Artist
I really like this picture, so I'm adding it to my favorites so I can easily find it again and keep looking at it. 
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AikurisuProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks for the support. =D
jet7ST's avatar
ung. I like this one.
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AikurisuProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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