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Melisande -sketch-

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By zeldyn   |   
Published: January 1, 2010
Melisande, from The Kushiel Legacy Series by Jacqueline Carey
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toddjordan's avatar
This is pretty much how I picture her face.
Relliam's avatar
I have to say, this portrayal of Melisande is the closest to the one I always had in my head! Gorgeous and deadly!
zeldyn's avatar
Thank you so much! <3
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i just wanted to say that this is probably the most accurate depiction of melisande ive seen so far. in my mind anyway. as soon as i saw this i knew who it was. thank you for doing such an awesome job!!
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Thank you so much!
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Mommy-SilverHobbyist Writer
oh dear... that's her alright... Melisande Sharizai... a beauty so stunning you stop dead in your tracks... must... fav...
zeldyn's avatar
Thank you very much! I am glad you think so ;)
rdflme's avatar
The texture in the dress is beautiful!
TsvetkovaLi's avatar
Perfect!! This is exactly how I imagined her. Beautiful, strong, and...aggressive, if that last one makes any sense? lol
zeldyn's avatar
Totally does :D Thank you!
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raemaeHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the most accurate and stunning depiction of Melisande that I've seen on DA. Kudos, it's beautiful!
zeldyn's avatar
Thank you so very much!
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raemaeHobbyist Traditional Artist
You are most welcome!
feral-faerie's avatar
Love her face, you can see the cruelty and compassionless manipulation that she has clearly.

Amazing
zeldyn's avatar
Thank you very very much!
orwenth's avatar
Nice. I love the expressiveness in her face.
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Thank you so much!
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kdelnProfessional Writer
Lovely. You've really caught that essence that defines the character. Something in the demeanor, the eyes, even the strength you put in her jaw. And am I mistaken or is she wearing the symbolic three keys on that chain?
zeldyn's avatar
You are not mistaken! I was hoping someone would catch that :D Thanks a lot! I've drawn Melisande a lot, but I never really felt like I got her right until this sketch. You can be sure I'll be doing some more of her, including full paintings.
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
Man I love that glare of hers! She has that arrogant yet elegant aire about her that is so indicative of Melisande Shahrizai (my favorite character in the book). I do hope you'll draw more of her! Your adaptation is to die for :love:
zeldyn's avatar
Oh, you can believe that I will be doing more. I plan on doing a full painting of her this year, as well as Joscelin, Alcuin and Delaunay. :D Thank you! I'm glad you like her :D
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