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where your heart lies || tyrande x illidan
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Published: August 31, 2015
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Where Your Heart Lies
Tyrande x Illidan
18x24, watercolor, gouache, ink

collaborative painting between me and dreamflux1 . he did the illidan, i did the tyrande, we worked the background together and i made all the shiny warcraft sparkles at the end. :F

Hope you guys like it! :heart:

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abyssmia's avatar
Brilliance in both detail and color.  It's a mesmerising piece!
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Raben-Katze|Hobbyist General Artist
i´m not a fan of both but this art piece is amazing, it is so beautiful *_*
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ElementalEmily|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ShelbyQuino this is a collaborative piece. Sort of reminds me of something you and i did with dragons
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JUNGDRAW|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ur hoitttttt 
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Moontessa|Hobbyist General Artist
I am not a fan of Illidan, but this is the most gorgeous fan art of this pair I've ever seen. Really amazing!
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kogoeruyoru|Professional General Artist
Everything you do is stunning, but this is truly magical. <3 How do you keep just getting so amazing?!
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Mathi-das-M|Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning work! 
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Madda-Archive|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dunno about you guys but I've always hated Tyrande... first of all for just outright NOT stating that she doesn't have feelings for Illidan and simply giving him false hopes. AND because hse turned twin brothers against one another. :/
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Funnily enough, most of Illidan's madness would never have happened if she hadn't strung him along like that. The real irony, though, is that she was probably indirectly used as a tool against him by the old gods. The amber eyes he was born with were a sign of immense latent druidic potential. In reality, he had been the chosen of Cenarius instead of Malfurion. Strings were pulled all throughout Illidan's life to make certain he'd never embrace his true strength and calling; or more likely never learn of it in the first place. In the end, what really broke him was Tyrande. It's pretty much the universal consensus that he would never have even went down the road he did if Tyrande hadn't played him like a fiddle since they were small children.
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LiquidBlueFlame|Student General Artist
Poor Illidan....
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Sili-ana's avatar
absolutely amazing !
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InnoVatezz|Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely stunning. And the realisation that it's traditional art surprised me. This is super detailed, it amazes me. Fantastic work!
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Kayisok|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful as always!
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caroline0neill's avatar
this is totally amazing 
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lazybug659|Student General Artist
Awesome that it's finished! I got to see it being finished at Chicago Wizard World/Comic Con and was super impressed.
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maratai|Hobbyist General Artist
I love the sensuality and detail.
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DeadxDreadxPunk's avatar
Ah! This is beautiful!! Definitely one of my guilty pleasure couples who could not be in WoW I love this!!!

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MediocreHearts|Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely and utterly gorgeous
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tolkienmithril|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. Love the colors in this. The light versus dark is a nice affect.
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InfernalGenius|Hobbyist General Artist
great job on the colours.
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Fenrir1991|Student Traditional Artist
This is intense yet I feel weirdly enough heart break....I'm not familiar with the lore, but this feels like he's being betrayed. I love it! Beautifully done!
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