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Drow by Vallee Drow by Vallee
A friend has fallen in battle and these two friends are shocked and mourning.
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:iconkehxkeova:
KehXKeova Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
This is very pretty!! :wow:
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:iconvallee:
Vallee Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. It's an old piece. It may be time for a redo.
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:iconkehxkeova:
KehXKeova Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome!! :hug:
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PixieHaven Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing!! Nice work! :D
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:iconvallee:
Vallee Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Gekkani-Neko Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks more like Drizzt being protective over Catti-Brei in the underdark than them mourning. But I have seen this picture many times before, and if it is not your art then you should not post it because you are taking credit from someone else's hard work.
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:iconvallee:
Vallee Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
It is mine. I used a pic of Spiderman and Gwen for reference on the pose. Sorry for the late reply but I have been away for a while.
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:iconvallee:
Vallee Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
If you would like to question the validity of my illustration, I can provide you with a certificate from the Alex Defresne Art Gallery who have hosted my work. The original is done on marker paper using graphite pencil (which accounts for the wavy fading in some of the areas of the picture). I also know that other artists have replicated my piece.But thank you for your comments.
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Subuday Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Author burns!

Perfect!
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:iconvallee:
Vallee Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsanuang:
Sanuang Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
You are shadings mistress. The characters seem to live under your pencil. And I love drows. :)
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WarriorNGoddess Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Professional Writer
The sentiment is great, the detail is awesome, the setting unique. This is a great picture. However, I'm not feeling the shock or mourning on her face. His comes through great, but she looks like she's puckering up to make up with an abusive lover (her face is a bit disproportionate and swollen. There tends to be a bit of swelling around the middle as well.
Still, it's been added to my faves. This is definitely the best drow I've seen in a long while.
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Daemonkist Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
...she kinda looks like she is puckering up to kiss the world >.< other than that i love it lol
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keelerleah Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Hello, I just wanted to let you know that I saw this pic when I was googling 'Drizzt' the other day, it was so pretty that I had to try and draw it myself. It can be seen here---> [link]

If you want me to remove the pic from my gallery, I will be happy to do so, and I am sorry I didn't find you on here to ask permission if I could use it first, as I didn't know it was on DA.
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werewolf-kyper Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007
were are drizzts legs?
awsome all the same
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:iconvallee:
Vallee Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
You can see one to the right of Cat and the other is behind her! Thanx a bunch!
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Allyveriah Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2006
I personally loved it when Wulfgar died but thats just me and he was my least favorite character. ANYWAYS! To the point, I adore the picture but she looks more like she is pleased that he is dead and come on, shes by a hot drow. By I do heart the shading, VERY well done! *claps*
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:iconvallee:
Vallee Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry, I've not responded to your comment until now, my computer fried, thank you so much for your comments.
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lover-of-the-Drow Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
This is awsesome!!! I loves it!! ^^
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:iconvallee:
Vallee Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, thank you very much (in my best Elvis voice)!:kiss:
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:iconlover-of-the-drow:
lover-of-the-Drow Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
*laughing*
*bows*
Welcome, welcome very much! (A crude and botched imitation of ELvis voice . . . ^^;)
:lmao:
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Mechafrog1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
She dosent really look all that unhappy. But then if i were in her position I would have trouble being unhappy to. Its the scale mail, chicks dig it.
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:iconvallee:
Vallee Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
She's in shock! But you're right, it would be very hard for a girl to resist a fella in uniform.
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Kanuka76 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
The work is very good but there is something strange in Catti-brie. Her face seems to be older than she is. However Drizzt is very good. I really didn't feel sad when Wulfgar dead. And I didn't appreciate book of "The spine of the world" that talk about Wulfgar.

Have you ever read "War of the spider Queen" saga?
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:iconvallee:
Vallee Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
I haven't read it yet, but I hope to soon. I can't wait to read more about Jarlax.

Thanks for the input.
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HotaruNegai Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
Love the shading. The color version of this is wonderful too, but When you go to enlarge it, it gets too big O.o. If you reduce the resolution the image'll shrink when you submit it ^_^. Love your gallery. Mind if I watch you?
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:iconvallee:
Vallee Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
The majority of my originals are 14"x17", and to upload them I have reduced them to 72ppi so they may still be printed at that size.

I don't mind, the more the merry! Thanks for watching.
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Riley06 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006
great sense of value and forshortining, I like this piece alot.
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:iconvallee:
Vallee Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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earthvssoup Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006   Interface Designer
awesome! I remeber that moment in the book. so sad.
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:iconvallee:
Vallee Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, it was awful when Wolfgar died. Thanks for the comment.
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earthvssoup Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006   Interface Designer
no problem! how many of his books have you read?
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:iconvallee:
Vallee Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
I've read just six of Salvatore's books:
The Dark Elf Trilogy, IcewindDale Trilg., Legacy of the Drow, Thousand Orcs, Lone Drow, The Two Swords. It's been a long time since I've read of the Dragonlance series, so I'm starting those soon.
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earthvssoup Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006   Interface Designer
I've read about 11. i'm trying to get up to date on them before his new one come out in Oct. but i'm not even on that series yet! i own the first dragonlance trilogy, but i've never read them. are they good?
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Vallee Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for his new one. Yeah, at least, I think so. I used to own the whole series of dragonlance until a flood hit.
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earthvssoup Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006   Interface Designer
the new one is called Road of the Patriarchs, i believe. i'm sure they're good, i've just got a long list of other things to read.
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Vallee Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
I know the feeling. Mine's more like a wish list though. My business keeps me buried in mountains of paperwork, buried around illustration boards and paints, pencils, markers,......
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Mis-misunderstood Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice one.. keep it up with the good work!
(and if you dont mind id like to hear some qritiques on my work =) )
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:iconvallee:
Vallee Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for your interest.

Regarding illustration some of the important things to remember are:
(my professor, oh man could he talk, and talk, harped on these next points, but he's right!)

1. Practice
2. Practice using live people or photographs
3. Draw what you SEE, not what you think you see

Use photographs of different places, people and things as reference.

If you draw a person in a fantasy realm you can mix up reference material: ex. take the background from National Geographic, with a person posing from a photo you've taken and style the clothing from medevil times.

It's OK to be critical about your work, but don't get bent out of shape about it. Don't be afraid to change things about a piece of artwork you've done.

Your artwork is very good and will only get better if you work hard.

Feel free to ask questions, I'm glad to help.
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Mis-misunderstood Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for all that informasion
you helped me a lot =)
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:iconvallee:
Vallee Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
No prob.!
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pardzs Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006
cool.... but the but she doesn't look like she's mourning....uhmmm :D
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:iconvallee:
Vallee Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Awww! Doesn't she look a little misty eyed?
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:iconpardzs:
pardzs Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006
hmmmm... i guess... uhmm i think its the lips that made me say that... hehehe
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abijou Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006
the detail is astounding!
:heart:
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:iconvallee:
Vallee Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Details can be tedious but the results are great.
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bore84 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006
i really like this one:)
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:iconvallee:
Vallee Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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