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Dying flame by kunoichi-san Dying flame by kunoichi-san
"Some of the flames were high and strong, shone brightly and lively, some other were small, unstable and shaky, their lights were fading and waning.
At the very end there was one flame, tiny and so weak, that it barely flickered, scarcely glimmered, alternately shining with a great difficulty and almost completely dying down.
- Whose is that dying flame? - asked witcher.
- Yours - said Death."

Flourens Delannoy "Old stories and fairytales"

That's an old speedainting. I made once a simple sketch and abandoned it. Lately I felt like finishing it. In total it took around 4 hours I think.

Picture is illustrating a quotation from one of the books about Witcher (those are fantasy books made by polish author, Sapkowski), from vol. 5 ("Lady of the Lake").
I guess that those books are not translated into english, and I don't know if you played the game (I didn't play it, only read the books), and if you're familiar with Geralt of Rivia and his story.

Anyway, every chapter of every book starts with a quotation from fictional book (herbal book, fairytale book, historical book) or a part of song,/poem. Parts of Flourence Delannoy's books were the best, in my opinion (apart of that one, I also loved the one about Witcheress' wishes - "I don't want wealth nor fame, power nor knowledge - said Witcheress - give me horse that will be black and swift like night wind..." and so on :) ) , so it inspired me a bit :)
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temarcia Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Jestem po tym rozdziale właśnie. : D
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FoxxyJones Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does your awesome flow like a river or do you have to charge it up? Because this is amazing. I can't imagine taking on a piece with this kind of detail at all, much less speed-painting it. You are very, very talented and this piece only proves it.

It's gorgeous. That skull on Death has got to be my favorite part, though the skewed perspective is a close second.
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kunoichi-san Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you very much :)
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luca0483 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Artist
Wow, i didn't know that your english were THAT bad:-P
Oh well, at least the quote only had 5 misspellings in it. LOL:-)
still speedpainting in 4 hours? when i speedpaint i paint for max. 1 hour. LOL again:-)
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kunoichi-san Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist
Rotfl XD Damn it, I tried so hard and failed XD
Can you point them please?

Lucky you then. I'm not the fastest deviant.
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luca0483 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student Artist
now i made a misspelling.
ignore the first "is" in this sentence:
But the only IS two REAL misspellings is in the sentence

it should have been:
But the only two REAL misspellings is in the sentence

I'm deeply sorry
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luca0483 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student Artist
After consulting with Prof. google translate (lols) i realized that it can be written in your way, but if you went to the exam in english (in denmark) it would count as misspellings (but i'm danish so i'm not that good either, thats why i thought that you had so many misspellings, lols^2)

But the only is two REAL misspellings is in the sentence:
"alternately shining with a great difficulty"
it makes no sense because the words are bent wrong
i think that it should be:
"alternately shone with great difficulty"
(note that "shone" is in the past like the rest of the sentence and that there is no "A" between "with" and "great")
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kala-k Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful work. I loved your depictiong of Death, simply beautiful *_* (my nickname is a playful way to refer to Death in my country :3) the atmosphere is perfect, the lightning, the cave... I love what you did here.

Beautiful! <3 To favs!
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Cool
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Mister-23 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011   Digital Artist
This is a freaking wonderful scene.
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muadkip Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
lol wiedźmin
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Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Rysunek jest niesamowity :la: Jak dla mnie powinien być wykorzystany jako ilustracja do "Pani Jeziora" :heart:
Wiedźmin jest genialny :woohoo:
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Salomea Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Gonna fav it again and again till the hell freezes over!

Świetne po prostu! Klimatyczne, dobrze zrobione *posypuje cukrem*
Podoba mi się, że czaszka nie jest taka zwykła nie wiem czy efekt zamierzony , bo dzięki temu wygląda straszniej.
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kunoichi-san Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist
Dzięki :)
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Salomea Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Proszę ^^
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Inouekuran Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist
amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I fell afraid!!! its so real!!!
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Aoi-no-Kokoro Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Marvelous. It's simply great. I love the way you have painted this one.
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ThenAgain Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
I love the point of view in this one...
The way you depicted Death is also very interesting; coupling this to the contrast between the feebleness of the candle light and the darkness of the sourroundings and the eerie green light emanating from the background (and from Death eyesockets too it seems), gives off a pretty amazing atmosphere...

Good work... :)
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kunoichi-san Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist
Thanks, dear :)
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Kordan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing! cool concept :P absolutely love the flames everywhere and death looks creepy as fuck! hope u make more like this :)
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Yikari Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Image looking good!

As for the translation, our awesome russian translator got to afterlife a bit early, so the quality of the last two books was lost along the way...
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kunoichi-san Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist
Well, that's life ;)
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Chocoaguila Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Great work!
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TheNextHokage Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
This is B.A. :D
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mcjazzman32 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
*shivers* - so creepy! I love it. I like the green a lot. Most artists choose to give skulls red eyes. It's a nice touch. I also like how hazy it is, with the curling flames. It's like the world is spinning just a bit, as if the viewer is waking up and finding a nightmare.
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kunoichi-san Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist
Thanks :) Really? I think that green or blue is more suitable - red is too "bloody" for a skeleton ;)
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creepella Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
This is AMAZING!!!
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Aexalven Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Forgot to say, amazing!

Dat skull and mood.
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Aexalven Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
As far as I know, Wiedźmin, Witcher was translated as book. I just don't know if all of them were, bot for sure, the Elven Blood (Blood of the Elves), Krew Elfw, was.
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CherryInTheSun Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wiedzmin !
jak zawsze fantastyczna praca ! :) ale mam wrazenie, ze tym razem inny sposob malowania niz np przy mangowych artach. mimo ze 'szybka' praca, to i tak efekt powalajacy, wspaniale cieniowanie, dobor kolorow, uwieeeeeeeelbiam ten zielono-seledynowy mix ^^
dobra robota :icongrin--plz:
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MandyUzumaki1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Wow :wow: I'm tired just looking at this picture XD It must have taken a long time just to do all those details D:
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LynxKitteh Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Plain awesome :)
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
interesting image here.
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getdownvik Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
a po polsku to jak to sie nazywa? xd Czarnoksiężnik? o.o czy chodziło raczej o Wiedźmina? xd
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kunoichi-san Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist
O wiedźmina się rozchodzi :)
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getdownvik Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
ha! wiedziałam xD ale ang tytuły polskie zawsze gets me confused :P
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Minato-Kushina Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
It seems different than your usual drawings, yet it's really breathtaking! It could be a scene from a real movie! :heart:

Well done once more! :hug:
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Youkai-Meimi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
spooky
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Werewolf-PL Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Witcher! Poland! Sapkowski! RLZ
rządzisz :)
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TheSUNGlassKid Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
A speed painting is four hours for you?!
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kunoichi-san Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist
Well, I can't tell exactly, cause it was done part by part (15 minutes here and there). But yeah, it took some time.
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MadHouseProductions Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Artist
How long did it take you to do this one?
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kunoichi-san Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist
I wrote it :) around 4 hours.
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DarkSamuraiX1999 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
That is some truly amazing detail. And the above line goes so well ^^
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kunoichi-san Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist
Thank you :)
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DarkSamuraiX1999 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
No problem ^^
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