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from whence you came... by Xeromander from whence you came... by Xeromander
this was done for a friend, the kind that does a little extra to make you feel special. :]

this character was my choice. Riley -an original character, i've drawn a couple times before.
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Given 2009-06-30
smitstop Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015   General Artist
nicely done.  I love the slight color tone of the blacks and whites
Xholankha Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just love the black and white paintings witha  touch of colour like that. And it's overall so wonderful I can't even say what's good and what's not.
The main problem I must have is that I'm not sure whether the monster is alive or dead. Also, why does the handle of the weapon smoke?
Xeromander Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks! The creature is defeated (banished), but not dead. Also the smoke is from an element of fire that was discharged from the weapon.
Xholankha Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, thanks for the answers!
Xeromander Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015   Digital Artist
Hip-HopAintDead Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Way too sick man u got some serious skills forsure guy.
AxeL-FaR Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I Loved so much her design
JuanCharles Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ms20 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i remember this, its a great piece
dacreativegenius Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Raveng35 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful Work!
Lightning5trike Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work here. :)
Gypsie67 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, This is a fantastic piece of artwork! It calls to all the warrior women out there and lends an elemental feeling. So, that said I sure hope you don't mind if I decide to use this as my first piece on my Deviantart Saturday Gallery Sale. I have a brand new business page on Facebook called Wyckedhaven and I am placing Deviantart up every Saturday that can be bought and this is the first one that spoke to me after looking at hundreds! If you have any objections please let me know! I hope that you get sales from this!
NetBug Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
I just love the way the weapon seems to fade off into nowhere, as if it was being summoned from a place noone wishes to visit.
Blackbolt64 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:wow: :love:
bonesbayless Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
this is looks like me kindof.....its just the hotter
looking than me.
MysticMemoirs Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good job on the detail. I think this is amazing!
6Bloody6Riddles6 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Beautiful Work! <3
littlemissz Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
I am in love with this photo, found it when I first got my ipod in a background app. It's so amazing <3
Estrellame Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i`m in love!!
Tbone11 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
hey!!! I've been looking for this forever!! I originally found it on a backgrounds app for my ipod and was trying to see the source.. Mission Accomplished!!
DressyDung Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
casual cool. i love it
RedCapMan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011   General Artist
nice work
crudinski Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing :)
MerX1337 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
damn awesome!!!!
tonetone1224 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Oooo I love the arm the most :3
jokermalikus Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
thats awsome work loving it you know
Artem2077 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
very Beautiful
4EverYoungKid Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
danka-ns Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
featured here:
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Germanylicious Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
That's what I wanna look like!
CapriciousAmber Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
She looks so sweet and delicate...and then you see the mighty weapon in her hand and you pray you didn't offend her one way or other!
Fabulous artwork! Applause!:clap::clap::clap:
Artist-Fort Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Love your work. Some of them are perfect for a project that I am working on. Please read the following and then I would love to receive submissions from you.

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License your existing art works and create new commissions from $1000 and up, with no revenue cap to your compensation for ongoing licensing and reproduction of popular pieces.

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My fellow artists; ladies, and gentlemen; I am managing the supply side ( licensing ) of a new retail fine art distribution program for a well established and still rapidly growing USA based company which distributes world wide. What this means is that I am charged with licensing for reproduction and distribution, over 200 pieces of unique digital and traditional fine art, all to fall within the very broad themes related to “Female ; Character and Figurative” works. Focusing however, on Sub themes of “Fantasy”, “Magna”, “warrior goddess”, “Animation” “Anime”, “Action”, “Comic Hero” “Action Hero”, Ninja, “ Heroine” “ Samurai”, “Villain”, “Angels”, ” Ferry”, “Sports” , “ lifestyle”, etc. , We are focusing in on single character, ¾ to full body figurative works with both simple and complex background settings with an emphasis on young, sexy, and athletic though nothing beyond G & PG rated will be viable. Please keep in mind that our target demographic is female, ages 4 thru 17 yrs.

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As an artist and artist rep, I find my loyalties lay with the artist in any licensing agreement and that there is always a way to negotiate an equitable win/win for all parties involved. My philosophy is that the artist should always continue to benefit from their craft to at least an equal degree as the distributor of their work to avoid unfair exploitation of the creative community. As a working artist and former Silicon Valley entrepreneur with significant experience as Sr. Tech Recruiter and Staffing Mgr, Director of Business Development, and Executive V.P. of Sales, I have found that such fairness is easily achieved through diligence in contract negotiation with the goal being a fair and equitable licensing agreement for all.

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Hardshoulder Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is EXACTLY how I define cool. Supercool, nonetheless!
sashamufasa Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
this is hot! awesomeness to the core lol
elahuehuete Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
muy interesante
eaglebaize Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the added red in this picture; It may seem like only a small change, but it definitely enhances this artwork.
eXiidus Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010   Digital Artist
Have you uploaded this on "backgrounds" the app on the ipod? Becuase I saw it there today. You might got copyright on it so I just wanted to inform you

awesome work :)
kkht311 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Amazing artwork. Good job.
1mSoul Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010   Digital Artist
Oh, I love this work! +fav)
BillyJ Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is way to sweet for it's own good! =)
Rahmargh Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
PawFeather Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
I simply love your style.
Fudsey Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Great Pict! ! ! Had to use it for my Touch background
YuriMo2 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Love it! Good job, perfect colors!
JacksObsession Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Realy cool ..thae hair in colour really make a statement wicked peice ..may i ask do you use Painter or Photoshop?
Xeromander Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010   Digital Artist
thanks :) thatd be all photoshop.
Tijl-indeavor Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
This is sooooooooooo cooooooooool
fishcat101 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing work well done.
nmeoo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Amazing work! The grey really made the colors show :D
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