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The Long Path by LaughingAstarael The Long Path by LaughingAstarael
The finished painting, done for Light Grey Art Lab's Rolemodels exhibit, The Battle for Vyk' Tornaahl. You can buy a print of this piece here, a print of any other the other pieces made for this exhibition here, and the card deck here!

The drawing is here.
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Given 2014-05-26
Brilliant colours and light with a sharply caught expression, The Long Path by LaughingAstarael ( Featured by STelari )
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SirenDrake Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
I don't think I can add much to what Icarus-Chained said below.  The utter exhaustion emanating from the subject is painful to see.
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Icarus-Chained Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
I love the sheer exhaustion you can feel from this. The slumped shoulders, someone on the verge of giving up. It's so evocative.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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Keyshe54 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Really like the dark thorny background with the light streaming down, gives a show of great struggle with a relief in sight. I love her haggard posture. Also her face is not a great beauty which, is a nice change from the norm. There is more a uniqueness in her design tall and more ordinary looking, more human, and personal. I love the almost wetness in the hair from perspiration as well the color to the face. She is my hero and the form of all my struggles.
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twilight-woods Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
The lighting on the armor is just gorgeous. 
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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Jokerfulofanime Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Reminds me of Joan of Arc! Great Job!! :D :)
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FlamingBulbinArrow Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This guy looks so exhausted. It seems as if he's looking to the heavens and asking, "Why, God, why?"
Love the detail of this piece!
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cabepfir Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, poignant.
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good!
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Beckerwith Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
This is wonderful. There are just so many emotions this piece evokes; even the name is perfect. Awesome work!
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navate Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You should probably pick up a history book before you run your mouth, kid.  Only a noble could afford that kind of armor, and a big part of being noble-born was going to war for your king. 

Nevermind it's clearly a girl, and a fantasy painting. 
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LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
<3
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STelari Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I daresay it might be a lady.
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LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Beyond the fact this wasn't meant as a painting from history - you might be right true, but that didn't always stop them.

Also, I'd like you to remember a little French girl named Joan.
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STelari Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I fail to see what does this have to do with painting them. That being said, it's not true anyway, I'd recommend doing a bit of research on the subject.
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PonuryGrajek Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Absolutely amazing! ;v; <3
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Grace-Zed Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing work :)
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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Beautiful work! Congrats on the well deserved DD! :heart:
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witchdidi Featured By Owner May 26, 2014   Digital Artist
I especially like this as I can feel the despair that comes from being bone tired. When you just want to give up and sleep until it's all over but you tell yourself, "just one more...". Brilliant work!
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LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That is absolutely, absolutely what I was going for. Thank you so much! 
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witchdidi Featured By Owner May 27, 2014   Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :)
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RealTimeBrush Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Very nice work, a natural looking build for the character actually makes for an unusual illustration too :D
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Sleyf Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful  work! I love the glint of light off the armour, congratulations on the well deserved DD 
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SeasideDreamer Featured By Owner May 26, 2014   Digital Artist
he looks so defeated ; - ; beautiful piece <3
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Eskoplja Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Gorgeous, congrats on DD :clap:
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mippins Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Writer
Man this has been sitting in my messages for forever because I'm just like, not even sure what to say about it. I love it. I'm in awe. This is beautiful. xD but i say these things about like everything you paint so it just feels silly. I'M SORRY. YOU HAVE RUN ME DRY OF WORDS APPARENTLY. YOU ARE GREAT, BUENO BUENO.
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RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is totally gorgeous!  I adore it!
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Ferrum-Penumbra Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Fantastic. c:
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DeadGP Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
never doubt how incredible you are asta
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Alemanoz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow thats magic!
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