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Her passion was like fire. In the end it consumed her.

I made it with Falka of The Witcher saga fame in mind, but I guess it can be any victim of the mob's vengeance. It's a speedpaint (~4 hours of drawing), so please comment if you see any bugs.

Edit (26.10.2008) Minor fixes: moon, corset, border
I made a print out of it.

PS. Deviation nr: 101666126
A little bit of infernal support inside :D
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Bigriggs247 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016
Well done!  It makes me hate the bible even more!
pearwood Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Very well done.  The red moon pulls it together.

Saw it in TheEmptyChest's feature.

TheEmptyChest Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Intense! You can almost feel her pain -- excellent work!
ElsaCrow Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it a lot! Not many people know the real Falka from the Witcher, most people mistake her with Ciri and forget that Ciri just took her name as a fancy alias :)
DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
This is magnificent.  I came looking for "burned at stake" images to use in an argument. :D
So I faved it.
4got10child Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
this is just stunning, is like you captured an image that's been stuck in side my head
DarkSavant13 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
VERY nice! :D
Complexly-Simple Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Hi, I'm doing a project about making a magazine focused around the Salem Witch Trials and I was wondering if it would be possible for me to use this picture for my cover?.. I would credit you and everything!
Tetravexitus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
this image makes me appreciate that he has the ability to save her.
witch1978 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Wow, very cool, especially the play with the fire (dark background, flames put a spotlight on the witch, the flames, her hair alight, sparks, ...) ... i can nearly hear the crowd scream "burn the witch! light the pyre!" ...

As i've not seen the Witcher - what did Falka do to deserve this fate?
ElsaCrow Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She was a cruel rebeliant :) During her execution there was a saying: "Blood on your hands, Falka, blood on your dress, burn, burn, Falka, for your crimes, burn and die in agony" (in original text it's rhyme)

theregalbeagle Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
This is scene is amazing. The colours the flames wow
Ailinon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
lycanthusincarnum Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
even now we endure persecution......never agsin the burning times........i hate the puritans.......
cinnarabbit913 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
a picture with a story. love it :heart:
miketakespictures Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
Yes, this is what the catholic church and her best helpers - the stupid mob - did to so many women...itīs horrible to look at this - and so that means it is perfect art!! :thumbsup:
Uruno-Morlith Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
For the first time I see a picture with this story ... long wanted to find something like that, thanks
you got excellent transfer a person witches, burning at the stake
Lu4you Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
hehe reminds me so much on Burn Baby Burn from Hudson Ford :P
BluefireArts Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
reminds me of the scene in which Cirila invokes the power of fire near the end of the second book. Probably because i read that recently :) But as i recall Falka was said not to have screamed, but rather swear at her tormentors.

I especially like the way, the flames and hair merge :)
tenshi20 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
wow this is so good
Ailinon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
Lioness123 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
wow, the emotion in this one is very striking. I also like the contrast between the heat and light of the fire and the dark of the people in the foreground
Ailinon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
kokodp Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
**Can the fire of the heart be extinguished in the flames of the funeral pile?**

That's what the tiger-lily said at the end of its story in Hans Christian Andersen's Snow Queen. Quite an appropriate question considering your own comment. :)

I love the way the lowest level of the painting are the mob and the highest is the sky/moon/stars. Almost like she's leaving them and stepping a level higher . . . .
DanomaruZenon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Only two word to describe it!!!
Fooledsweetness Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Your amazing art has been featured here :) [link]
bleedangel Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Student General Artist
Ah! Stupid people...burning "witches"!.. This is ridiculous...But your art is beautiful!
Vladiswana Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
:thumbsup: :heart:
bruno999 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Good- she turned me into a newt.
arimeq Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Bardzo mi się podoba, jak zrobiłaś ogień. Ekspresja kobiety przywiązanej do pala też jest zrobiona świetnie, no i sylwetki oprawców też są nieźle uchwycone. So far to chyba moja najbardziej ulubiona z Twoich prac. W sensie, IMHO najlepsza ;-)
AiliaGisledorfBink Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
Really great!
Silvercream Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
WOW I like it!!!! Very nice work!
Laszivia Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Really impressive. I can feel her desperate pain.
Nightioz Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Really nice! Perfect atmosphere!
Loreena24 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
ale mi się gorąco zrobiło :)
kcebertxela Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work, I love your use of color and the originality of this piece!
GothicShade Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
this is gorgeous. As much expressive as well done! :+fav:
Timerlane Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
It's quite good...
Actually if you allow me to suggest - it may be interesting if you make series. For example, this is "burn her", then another one "drawn her", "hang her"... With the four nature elements: earth, air, water and fire :)
ActYos Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
woOw !
valellis Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
Great idea...!
Morgry Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
Good work! You're very talented!
pablasso Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
this is...
TH3LI Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
makes me feel really sad.. it is an awsome work, its like i can feel almost her pain!
Drochfuil Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
This is great! :flame:
strainstrain Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
Well done....the colors are amazing:)
drakonaria Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Bardzo fajne, klimatyczne :) i takie ekspresyjne. O kurcze - napisałam te słowa i dopiero zauważyłam co napisał ~minak-shpinak:iconminak-shpinak: ale z tego wniosek, że coś w tym jest ;) Jedyne co mi się nie podoba to księżyc - jest bez blasku, taki płaski. Wiem, że to miał być kontrast z płomieniami, ale wydaje mi się, że nawet przy płomieniach wyglądałby jakoś inaczej. Ale generalnie super praca - dla mnie najlepsza z Twoich dotychczasowych.
Ailinon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Dzięki *^^*
Co do księżyca - spróbuję nad nim jeszcze posiedzieć. Generalnie on miał być ciemny, efekt takiego "Blood Moon" klasycznego, nie wystający nadmiernie poza oślepiające płomienie, ale być może jego wewnętrzny kontrast musi być trochę większy niż teraz.

Generalnie fajnie, że taką prostą metodą wyszło tak ekspresyjnie, że wszyscy na to zwracają uwagę :) Nigdy nie robiłam jeszcze tego typu prac, ale myślę, że polubię taki styl i będzie tego więcej ;)
minak-shpinak Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
Ooo, extra. bardzo bardzo klimatyczne i ekspresyjne! Genialne te wlosy wyszly :)
Ailinon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Dzięki ^_^
Gdyby tylko anatomia przychodziłaby mi tak łatwo jak włosy, to byłabym usatysfakcjonowanym człowiekiem :D
flickerkite Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
Reminds me of Joan of Arc. I like the mood of it and your style of fire. You've captured the pain and agony, nicely contrasted with crowd emotion.

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