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Ash

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Published: January 30, 2017
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“Ashen one, hearest thou my voice still?”


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abloodbrother's avatar
I will now put this on a poster.
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Scholar57Hobbyist General Artist
The quote that ended the series . . . and offered hope for the future. . . .

I loved Dark Souls III.  Not only was it my favorite in the series, but its endings were the most meaningful.  Being the last in the trilogy, what you choose to do at the end really does matter.  The First Flame is on its last breath, and so your choice and part in the cycle is more heavy than it has ever been before.

The End of Fire is my personal favorite ending and the one I went with on my first playthrough.  Even though the scene depicted here is different from what's shown in the game, I think it symbolizes the moment well.

To see the Fire Keeper rest her head against the Ashen One is very beautiful here.  It seems to suggest the quiet bond they have developed throughout the game.  They are partners and both ushered in the next Age.  Both still have work to do, and they'll see to it together.  The way the Fire Keeper rests her hands tenderly on her dear friend is a wonderful gesture.

The dark gray sky, the polished metal, the worn fabric, and the bright embers that float on the air.  Such beautiful detail.  The ruggedness of the metal and the long, braided hair were drawn beautifully.

No matter how deep the dark reaches, there will always be light, for both are one and the same, both need each other to exist.  One day . . . fire will appear again.

Like Dark Souls III and the series teaches us, Death is inevitable and all things must come to an end.  But despite this fact, there is always hope.  You just need to be strong enough to hold it, to seek it, and continue until the end.
SirColeo's avatar
This is just soooooo good! Like all your art!
leonamcc10's avatar

This image is about what?
xXRavenID's avatar
it's from Dark Souls 3...the knight is the Ashen One (the "protagonist") and the lady is the Fire Keeper
diririn's avatar
SUGOI
DARKSOULS 3 Best Game
ZexionIbrahabra's avatar
Praise the sun!! \[T]/ Beautiful art!
PrinceWronnaris's avatar
Goes straight to my favourites… Simply beautiful
Georgethescribe's avatar
GeorgethescribeHobbyist Writer
Daaammmn this artwork is incredible, I'm gutted it's taken me this long to find your work!
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PhoenixtheKingofFireHobbyist Digital Artist
This picture is overwhelming me with so many emotions.
Gondav's avatar
Another artist from this site (www.deviantart.com/ameliethe) has made a cover for the Riven Gates 1 book: Mordecai, by Michael G. Manning, which is practically a copy of this drawing, you can see for yourself here: 

www.facebook.com/MagebornAutho…

May be called taking inspiration or whatever but still not cool.
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Wolf---ChanHobbyist General Artist
Hi! Sorry to bother you, but your art has been napped by a clickbaity instagram page: www.instagram.com/p/BiD-fsdAb7…
Again sorry to bother you!
Deaconrayne's avatar
Wildly evocative and creative work. Kudos on such a poignant and exquisitely executed piece.
Dracoleader's avatar
Where you at Pax South because there was a guy there selling playmats and I happened to get this exact piece. I love your art!
Everwish2222's avatar
Aww, love the artwork (as always ^_^) and the quote you provided - it truly suits the Dark ending!
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Beast161616's avatar
Beautiful.......Just.....Beautiful...
ChristianC09's avatar
I watched you change
Into a fly
I looked away
You're on fire
I watched a change in you
It's like you never had wings
And you feel so alive
I have watched you change

I took you home
Set you on the glass
I pulled off your wings
Then I laughed
I watched a change in you
It's like you never had wings
Now you feel so alive
I have watched you change

It's like you never had wings
Anh, ahah
Anh, ahah
Anh, ahah
Anh, ahah
Anh, ahah

I look at the cross
And I look away
Give you the gun
Blow me away

I watched a change in you
It's like you never had wings
Now you feel so alive
I have watched you change
And you feel alive
You feel alive
You feel alive
I have watched you change
It's like you never had wings

Anh, ahah
Anh, ahah
Anh, ahah
Anh, ahah
Anh, ahah

You change
You change
You change


Deftones - Change
Rukkami's avatar
RukkamiStudent Digital Artist
salvation
NetherStray's avatar
NetherStrayHobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! Reminds me of the "it's us vs the world, baby" ending I got when I played. 

...Wish people would quit reposting with the signature cut off! Dicks!
Lost-One-60's avatar
Its quite the moving piece of art.
I really feel the bond between the two characters.
Well done
irlyyy's avatar
THIS HAS TO BE IN A FREAKING MUSEUM GOOOOOSH
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