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Eternity Awaits by Saimain Eternity Awaits by Saimain
It's colder than before
The seasons took all they had come for
Now winter dances here
It seems so fitting don't you think
To dress the ground in white and grey?

It's so quiet I can hear…
My thoughts touching every second
That I spent waiting for you
Circumstances afford me
No second chance to tell you
How much I've missed you

My beloved do you know
When the warm wind comes again
Another year will start to pass
And please don't ask me why I'm here
Something deeper brought me
Than a need to remember

Grant me wings that I might fly
My restless soul is longing
No pain remains, no feeling
Eternity awaits

Partial lyrics from "Beloved" by VNV Nation.

A "speedpaint" (I use the term loosely because this actually took me three days and there's some pencil in it) of Morgan and Nimri, in a moment that may never happen. It's the dead of winter and she is out of his reach, now, secluded away in heavily-guarded quarters. He was forced to return her to her people when she was poisoned in a brutal attack, and though she will recover in time, both her physical strength and her power as queen, he may have lost her forever.

You can learn more about Morgan and "The Wars of Avenan" storyline here: [link]

Morgan ©me; Nimri copyright ~ElvenSoul06
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Fernezco Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
amazing! love it!
Dearestblue Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Wow this picture has so much feeling in it !Your work is beautiful :D
fulminato Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i KNEW the title was from that song and i had to click. and now i've a story to read when i can brain.
MedievalMouse12 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I love VNV Nation, love that song, love your artwork...really, all of your work is amazing!
IceQueenofMitera Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Another beautiful moment between the two. <3
meluee Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist
This is so beautiful!! TT___TT you are AMAZING!
evilmuffin-8 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Photographer
So. I love your pictures. I don't know what else to say! They're amazing and I am so jealous of your talent! But, (and this may just be my stupidity), I want to read the story and when I click on the link it only shows me your artwork, character biographies and a map. WHERE CAN I READ THE STORY?!
Saimain Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
The story is not available online or in print, I'm sorry about that. Just the artwork and character/world information.
evilmuffin-8 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student Photographer
Oh, okay :) It sounds like such an interesting story. If you ever ended up writing something more to it, I would love to read it :)
HallloweenKatt Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
I love your pictures! (I really do!)

Um, I've got an odd question . . . I've recently started doing illustrations to go with some stories I'm working on (neither are professional by any stretch of the imagination), but I have problems with drawing the pointed ears I need for one boy who is a dragon in disguise (For lack of a better way of putting it at the moment; and no, that's not how it's phrased in the story.). I was wondering if you would mind if I used your ears for reference while I practice. I've never drawn ears like this before, and I wanted to ask before I do it. (I'm NOT trying to steal your art, nor do I plan to take credit for it, but I need something to look at to go by when I'm first starting out. And if you say no, please be gentle. I feel really bad about asking you about this . . .)
Saimain Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sure, if you like, though the way I draw pointed ears is based on my preferences and not actual anatomy. :) Thanks for asking first!
HallloweenKatt Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Yay! Thank you!

I don't have much experience with drawing anatomically correct ANYTHING, so . . . Heh, yeah. All my friends give me weird looks when I ask to draw their ears and noses as practice. (I can't imagine why. <-*sarcasm*) So pictures and the Internet are my only sources for practice images . . .

And once again, thank you so much!
matchboxdoll Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
your expressions are painfully real. beautiful!
snoopgirl55 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
totally pretty and beautiful :)
ErinM31 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
So beautiful and sad! I hope this moment does happen for them!
TheManAtFireOnFire Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student General Artist
I just saw your gallery, and I am totally in awe of your work. It is valiant, yet heavenly. Your entire gallery is beautiful, but this piece alone almost made me shed a tear.

I hope you keep on going with your work, never stop, and don't stop believing you can make it.
Temaire Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this has a lot of emotion to it very nice.
darksykkurai Featured By Owner May 8, 2011   Photographer
oh wow! this looks so real! amazing!
Patriarch2 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
This is...a great piece right here. There is indeed something to be felt here..a fine piece indeed.
Elenteri Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:omg: oh god!it's just perfect picture *____*
so emotionally....
I'm crying :tears:
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
imaginethatt Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Absolutely gorgeous!!!!
Khima-Inez Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011   General Artist
Listened to the song. You managed to capture the torment Morgan and Nimri suffers in this awesome painting.
Airforce1985 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
This reminds me of the end song of Reccord of Loddoss War. Great job, as always!
Sorayya Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Splendide. Oui, vraiment magnifique.
xXSariiXx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This piece truly moved me.
BrillianceoftheMoon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Lovely- the colouring is perfect!
Lost-In-Raindrops Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Student General Artist
This touches my heart in a way that would take too long to explain. THANK you. <3
Sayuri-Zumi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh lord, this is so beautiful<3
Caro-Kitty Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
These drawings are beautiful :D
I've never heard of these characters, but you are very good at drawing them.

Deffinantly a fav!
Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
great emotional intensity in this pic, very expressive, excellently lit.
RaisloverSakura Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful job on the light source and how realistic the feel of the drawing is. The emotions and expressions are very strong and very well done! :heart:
Lil-Christa Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, I really love your style and this is scene is just so touching :heart:
lascott Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
I love the atmosphere and the coloring!
fantasydreamer59 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Beautiful! :heart:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, so lovely *u*
sheer58 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
InspiredbyLegend Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Beautiful. So full of feeling. Love the golden light in contrast with the dark :heart:
SheHawkHuntress Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The lighting in this piece is so dramatic! I love the ache I feel in my chest as I look at this, and I'm not even familiar with the story.
jade-dominica Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
a beautiful piece, good call with quoting VNV too, i love that group ;)
DameOdessa Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtaking! Such powerful emotions in this work!
Ailin1252 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nooo :( Simply looking at it and knowing the bit you told below makes me sad.
Beside that, the scenery is wonderful and the light is simply amazing!
zanephiri Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010   General Artist
I honestly seem to fall in love with all your art!
Kaytara Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, exquisite work - beautiful lighting, and wonderful expressiveness. Nimri's expression is wonderfully evocative, and Morgan's doubly so for only being partially visible. The part where all the furs are coming off him to reveal him bare probably has all kinds of vulnerability and honesty symbolism, right? :)

My only complaint - and that's after looking at this picture for some time - is that the backlighting against Morgan's head and the furs over his back looks rather... crude. Too thick and blurry, light bouncing off thin air. That kind of bluriness looks just right when it's right in front of the light source, but at that angle, all you should be able to see would be finely glistening backlit fur and hair strands and such.

Just my two coppers. :)
Saimain Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yeah, you're right...there are a lot of errors in this. ^__^; It was more of a "speedpaint," and far from polished or properly finished. I might go back one day and really paint this, but for now I just wanted to get the mood and idea down.
Kaytara Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I thought it was like that - I mean, we all know what kind of detail you're capable of when you really go crazy. :D
Dancergirl88 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Fantastically amazing and touching :)
Ellygator Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Just lovely!
Irulana Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful composition of light and dark, amazing speed paint *__*
CrossSword Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
very powerful. Love the lightning of this picture. Great details.
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