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The Dark Fae
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Published: December 24, 2008
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My Secret Santa wanted an illustration of the dark fae from C.S. Friedman's Coldfire trilogy, which actually is something I've been wanting to draw for literally *years.*

Funny thing is that this is actually the second picture for her. The first one I started in October. It took me two whole months to complete, and when I finished it, I realized it didn't quite do what I'd originally intended it for. So then I whipped this one out in three hours.

So, this was done in Adobe Photoshop with nothing particularly special. I'm really enjoying these single color pictures, and have just about decided I'm going to do them in all different colors.
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ShamineSaif's avatar
i think this is the best artwork i've seen for coldfire. can you make more??
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Ixmythot's avatar
Truly a work of something great. Mer Tarrant would be quite proud of the work you did of him.
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Bluesrat's avatar
Thank you! To tell the truth, I actually like this one better than the more elaborate illustration I did of the books. This is more like I see him in my head.

Always great to hear from another Coldfire fan!
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hekirou's avatar
This is gorgeous. I think this might well be my favorite piece you've ever done.
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Bluesrat's avatar
Ironically, it may also be the fastest. :) Just goes to show, time spent obsessing does not necessarily equal quality.
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hekirou's avatar
Sometimes time spent obsessing can spoil the piece. You've developed a very good instinct for what you want to make, from what I've seen; you should trust your gut and let the art take you along for the ride :D
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It's definitely true. :) Letting go is a trick in itself, but I think it's an important step in developing as an artist. In any medium.
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Murasaki99|Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful monochrome! Well done!
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