Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
One Day You'll Understand Why... by Mizu-no-Akira One Day You'll Understand Why... by Mizu-no-Akira

You see her when you close your eyes
Maybe one day you'll understand why
Everything you touch surely dies

But you only need the light when it's burning low

- "Let Her Go" by Passenger


4th picture for the "Let Her Go"-picture-series. :) I think the lyrics will double somehow, 'cause there are so many scenes that fit certain parts :D Like this one...
I really enjoyed drawing this piece. Firestar/Fireheart was one of my favourite-characters in the first series (I guess in the following arcs the authors didn't care that much about him anymore) and it was almost heartbreaking when Yellowfang told him that she wished he was her son instead of Brokenstar. It wasn't shown this clearly in the books that she had those motherly feelings towards him...but well, it kinda makes sense. He found her when he was an apprentice, cared for her well-being and stood up for her... everything children do for their parents. So he kinda became everything Yellowfang wished Brokenstar would have been. I think this was a really special and deep bond they shared. And that's why I felt like interpreting this scene a little different than it is described in the book. Because in the book Fireheart just sat infront of Yellowfang and kinda watched her die. This felt a little too cold and distanced... so I drew him cuddled up to Yellowfang to be there when she leaves.

I hope you like it...oh and by the way: If you wondered what those black flakes are ... they're ash-flakes.^^

Characters and story (c) by Erin Hunter
Illustration (c) by :iconmizu-no-akira: ...ME! :3
Add a Comment:
 
:iconava-the-gremlin:
Ava-the-gremlin Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Student General Artist
Yellowfang's death has always been hard to read ;-; I cried when I read it
but good job anyway
Reply
:iconallthingsclawsome:
AllThingsClawsome Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
when Yellowfang died i stood up off my couch and threw the library book at the wall and started to scream
Reply
:iconwarriorcatsmaplespot:
WarriorcatsMaplespot Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018
This was so sad ahh great song for it
Reply
:iconbadgerleap:
Badgerleap Featured By Owner May 11, 2018
nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoo
Reply
:iconmoonlight2345:
moonlight2345 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Student Artisan Crafter
i def see her when i close my eyes ;-;
Reply
:iconsweettartlit:
SweetTartLit Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i actually miss Yellowfang
Reply
:iconme-me-oh-and-me:
ME-ME-oh-and-ME Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018
You make Yellowfang look so young
Reply
:iconwolf-amaterasu:
Wolf-Amaterasu Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I forgot she told him that ;_;
Reply
:iconiimak13:
iiMak13 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
NOOOOOOOOOO I LOVED YELLOW FANG SO MUCH THIS IS MESSING WITH MY FEELINGS
Reply
:iconsoulespeon-69:
SoulEspeon-69 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018
Let her go is my fave song i love passenger! Great Art BTW!
Reply
:iconzahnhaken:
Zahnhaken Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018
Why must she die?!😭
She is my fav medicine Cat
Reply
:iconeoshaughnessy29938:
eoshaughnessy29938 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
:( So sad *Bawls* Yellowfang was a grump but I still loved her... :(
Reply
:icondragonroxy:
Dragonroxy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018
Good job for her, she survived the fire. Just not the smoke in the lungs.
Reply
:iconspirits564:
Spirits564 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017
I was sad about hr death ;-;
Reply
:iconaurathewolfoflight:
AuratheWolfoflight Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
u ded 
Reply
:iconsquawkietalkie:
squawkietalkie Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWW
Reply
:iconpepsithatedgysoda:
Pepsithatedgysoda Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Hobbyist
These two are my babies
Reply
:iconpiperinle:
PiperInle Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, I kinda just teared up looking at this again.  
Reply
:iconscorpiogalaxywolf:
ScorpioGalaxyWolf Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
*Pulls in Fireheart and Yellowfang and cuddles*
Reply
:iconarnarthemelon:
ArnarTheMelon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017
yElLowFaM nO
Reply
:iconxamuus:
xamuus Featured By Owner Edited Jun 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yellowfang is my favorite character <33 you portrayed their relationship amazingly, and the way your drew it was so emotional and detailed.. Good job <33
Reply
:icongoldenwolf712:
GoldenWolf712 Featured By Owner May 22, 2017   Digital Artist
Borne?
Reply
:iconshipwreckofships:
ShipwreckOfShips Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*SADNESS INCOMING*
Reply
:icongardenkitty:
GardenKitty Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the feelssss
Reply
:icongallythedoge:
Gallythedoge Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
i always tear up when i look at the picture.. goodjob... you caught my feelings ;v;
Reply
:iconmaplestar77:
Maplestar77 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017
AWWWWWWW THIS MADE ME CRY!
Reply
:icondainamicwolf:
DainamicWolf Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Student General Artist
this scene always makes me cry ..
Reply
:iconsolderfury:
Solderfury Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
i always cry :( 
Reply
:iconmacarooncream:
MacaRoonCream Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Best grandma, best mother, I'm crying. . .
Reply
:iconespeonfan1:
Espeonfan1 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yellowfang is the best, so sad.
Reply
:iconbunny44409:
bunny44409 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Yellowfang was my favorite cat I cried when she died.... :,(
Reply
:iconwarriorsofanimals:
warriorsofanimals Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I just about cried in this scene. I loved Yellowfang and her blunt but somehow warm personality.. [ YURI ON ICE ] Happy Birthday Viktor ! 
Reply
:iconwaffledraws123:
WaffleDraws123 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
I've always kinda shipped them...
Please don't hate me
Reply
:iconlunathefurry89:
Lunathefurry89 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the art sm but ughhh every god damn time i tear up cause yellowfang is my all time favorite warrior cat and i balled when she died anyways i love the art been a fan for a long time now :D 
Reply
:iconhushowo:
hushOwO Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
some of your scenes are so sad I tear up Cry forever  nicely done tho
Reply
:iconpurdyrosebraindump:
PurdyRoseBrainDump Featured By Owner Edited Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
YAYYYYYYY!
I f-ing love how Senpai Yellowfang loved Firstar as a son, and screw all those people who ship them.
Seriously. I saw a YellowXFire art the other day I almost barfed up my cheerios.
Reply
:iconkittycatwild9:
Kittycatwild9 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
For the warrior cat movie they should use this art! Its out standing!
Reply
:iconmapleshadeforlife:
mapleshadeforlife Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
can you do drawing of longtails death with mousefur remebering it
Reply
:iconslushieiscool360:
Slushieiscool360 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YELLOWFANG LAUNGUAGE
Reply
:iconpugzdraw123:
Pugzdraw123 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Fireheart: i miss you yewofang

Yellowfang: im still alive for the next few pages BIATCH
Reply
:iconariasnow:
AriaSnow Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always wondered what would have happened if Fireheart had been born to Yellowfang and Raggedstar or found by her as an extremely young kit that was abandoned by twolegs. The story would have most certianly turned out differently.
Reply
:iconhazelswoop:
Hazelswoop Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016
Firestar basically was her adopted son. She pretty much looked after him, and he did the same in return. Her death was so sad, choosing between her and Bramblekit/claw, so unfair. Firestar/Heart was so broken and sad D: Such beautiful artwork!!
Reply
:iconrejectssoul:
RejectsSoul Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Awwwwww! Yellowfang's death is sooo sad. (Cries) :( :( :(
Reply
:icondarkcat84:
Darkcat84 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved Yellowfang, she was so great...
Reply
:icondragonslayer832:
DragonSlayer832 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Poor Yellowfang. One of my favorite medicine cats
Reply
:iconfrilly-senpai:
Frilly-Senpai Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yellowfang is my favorite character, EVER. I am very emotional towards her backstory, and cried an ocean when she died. ;O
Reply
:iconsilvermistfeather:
silvermistfeather Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
i wish firestar was her son
Reply
:iconclassydraws:
Classydraws Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, it's more emotional that he was LIKE a son to her, i guess it leaves more regrets.... if Yellowfang was his mother, he'd probably pick her over Bramblekit I suppose....
Reply
:icondarknessmp323:
DarknessMP323 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
#yellowfangisgirlconfirmed

i didnt freakin knew OMFG
kev why are ya so stupid
Reply
:iconxpumpkintailx:
XPumpkintailX Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, how much I loved this death. I loathe Yellowfang.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
May 1, 2013
Image Size
494 KB
Resolution
3264×2448
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
82,519 (2 today)
Favourites
3,484 (who?)
Comments
333

Camera Data

Make
OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Model
FE320,X835,C540
Shutter Speed
10/150 second
Aperture
F/3.1
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Apr 23, 2013, 10:27:43 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
×