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Glimpse of Glory by Lienwyn Glimpse of Glory by Lienwyn
BLUÖGH...
This took much longer than it should, considering that it's only A5 -___-

This is for *theme-of-the-week's theme Glimpse of Glory anyway, and it's the second picture I make on my ridiculously amazing paper, although I used my shitty pens x'D

The character is a pretty much unknown one, from an old story of mine called Royal Games.
His name is Nathan and he's the oldest of the royal d'Yion siblings, but even so, he's not the one who is to inherit the crown, simply because his little brother comes from a more noble and pure line than he does (Nathan has a different mother than his younger siblings Nikolai and Nilla)
Nathan is not happy with this and then, of course, schemes to take the crown from his little brother through various... well... not so nice methods.

In the end, he manages, and stands as the ruler of the Kingdom, but then, as rumours of his actions starts to spread, he realises that he hasn't quite managed to cover up all his secrets and tracks.
One of his own spies - Trigger - that he sacrificed 'for the greater good' sought revenge and quickly managed to make everything that Nathan had fought for crumble around him. The people turned against him, his family hated him and things just turned out to be really, really shitty.

So that's why this theme fits him.
He was far too greedy and far too impatient - although I can admit that he would have been a better King than his brother, had he not turned to this kind of scheme to get there - and managed to get a clear glimpse of that wonderful glory, but before he knew it, he stumbled over his own schemes and fell...

He is one of my favourite characters from that story, simply because he's... well... not always nice. And he gets an unhappy ending. Or sort of at least... I haven't quite figured out what he does after this :XD:
In his anger he smashed his own room, yes... since the proud Prince was not happy to notice that it was his own fault that he ended up like this...

This was fun sometimes, painful sometimes but most often it seemed to be... well... difficult. It took me such a long time before I managed to get anywhere -___-
I'm not good at drawing at the moment :cries:

But I did something at least ^_^
So enjoy! :dance:
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:iconsjazna:
Sjazna Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
And you complain over my stupidity to put in details in 'Ruins Of Vera'? Hmph! :XD:

Tragic, none the less, and I do feel with Nathan...
I really like the mess, it looks so genuine, and I totally worship your for doing those decorations on the mirror, honestly...
More than that I can't get away from the feeling of amazement that I felt while watching you as this grew on the paper. I remember a moment when you were still colouring the top right corner, and I was really fascinated to see a part of a room just existing there in the corner of the paper...

Thou rule :hug:
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, this doesn't really have many details :XD: At least not according to my standards >_>
Quite a lot, but not that many.

I think he's an idiot, but feel a bit sad for him too :XD:
The decorations on the mirror were, surprisingly enough, really fun to make.
Heh... you should see when everything but the character is coloured. That looks really, really amusing :XD:
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Lawenta Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture gets more amazing the more I look at it. I always admired the use of subdued, grayish colourscheme here, the way you managed to mix so many colours to hint at how luxurious the room was, yet make them dull to show it so desolate now.
Yet it's the character that draws my attention now, especially the gesture of the hand holding the cloth. It looks so desperate. Reminds me of a child clutching his mom's skirt... and still, it's as if he stopped in the middle of an act of rage, ripping off the cloth. The broken mirror only adds to the feeling of pain.

On a less emotional note, I like the design and colours of his clothes, too :)

This definitely deserves a fav, but... it's as if it was too impressive for that. It makes me feel a touch of that despair every time I look at it, so I want to avoid that. Silly, I guess, but that's me :)
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The background is a bit more dull, yes, if nothing else to be able to show the character which is a bit brighter and all that :)
And yes, his pose is very... well... I put a lot of thought behind it, since one can't see his face, his pose needed to show how he felt.

Thank you :)

Urr... riiight :XD:
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Lawenta Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
Well, with me you managed almost too well. It's impressive, simple as that.

Here. I just needed to get to a slightly different mood ;)
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Iyadaethras Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love his hair and outfit ^^
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^_^
I think I do too :XD:
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Devils-Wing Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
I really like this.
It has a kina royale feel to it...
I love his expression and from what i read his character is pretty damn awesome.
The colours and shading rock.
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I am glad to hear that :)

And he's pretty nice, yes :D
I like him because he has flaws - like a normal person.

Thank you! :hug:
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Devils-Wing Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
yw.
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AnzennaArtz Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
wow, amazing! and the backstory really adds a feeling with the picture. :wow: lovely coloring!
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
I really hoped that it would :)

I'm glad that you like it :hug:
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Madiirje Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wanna have that hair!!! *grab*
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, you can't have it! :P
*takes it back*
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Gabbi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Once again you impress me with beautiful background.
It adds so much to the picture.
This is so beautiful and sad. :heart:
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
The background was a pain -___-

I'm glad that you like it :hug:
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darkdragonrose99 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
Poor Nathan... Wonderful job on the whole peice!!!!!
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed... although he has himself to blame ^^;

Thank you! :)
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Himyaviewen Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay it's finished :dance:
And I think I remember this guy >_> As "the guy whose hair I fell in love with", but still :XD:

Awesome anyways... Really nice and messy background, which I trust was the point... and the entire thing with the broken mirror and the blood-stained hand caught my attention big time for some reason O_o
Other than that, and apart from the general awesomeness... the folds are gorgeous :3

And the most delicious-looking piece of colouring evur must be the purple curtain >_>
*omnomnom*
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed it is! :dance:
Heh... I remember him as "the guy whose hair is going to kill me" :XD:

Thank you :)
I wanted it to look chaotic and messy, yes, since he's completely trashed it x'D
I like the detail with the mirror and the blood >_>
The folds were... a pain, but they turned out rather nice :XD:

I agree :D
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Himyaviewen Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah well :XD:

I DID notice, yes xD
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Good girl :P
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Ave321 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this picture! It's simply amazing!
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
I'm glad that you like it :hug:
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:iconave321:
Ave321 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I could be so creative in clothes and hairstyles as you are ^^ :iconredbullglompplz:
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
With practice everyone can be :D
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:iconave321:
Ave321 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It isn't about practice. It's about fantasia XD
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It's about both actually. Trust me, I know :)
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:iconave321:
Ave321 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*sigh* I believe ^^. I am just sighing on my own stupidity. XD
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Go practice! :D
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skedy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe, just maybe, he would have done better if he didn't break that mirror. Breaking a mirror is like poking fate in the eye. It gets annoy, and a little indignant to boot, and goodbye kingdom. Poof!

:paranoid:
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
He broke the mirror after he had already lost the Kingdom :P
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skedy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Despite this that is why he lost his Kingdom. Time is cyclical after all. Fate is just patient and quite happy to wait many many eons to screw someone over :evillaugh:
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Now you're definitely reading too much into it :P
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:iconskedy:
skedy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
See that makes me qualified. Like those fruits who read palms :giggle:
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You really want to be the same as them? :XD:
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:iconskedy:
skedy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah, I already know I'm better :shrug:
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Confident as ever I hear ;)
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Fae-Puppy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful coloring and story. Character imperfections and unbalances are so 3d for one. Again, I appreciate the snippet of what's happening. <3
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)

I really like to give my characters bad and... well... human sides. It's sadly enough pretty uncommon >_> I mean, those normal, very common bad sides - not murderous rampages or such (although I have those too x'D)

I am glad to hear that *^_^*
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Fae-Puppy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's strange how people seem to really avoid keeping their characters more believable. XD Yes, once in awhile something completely explosive is fun though. <3
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I think so too...
But as long as it's fun one shouldn't complain ;)
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Fae-Puppy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed. :D
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Valkoinen-Hirvi Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice drawing! I like alot all the shadings & colors :D
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:iconlienwyn:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^_^

I'm glad that you like it! :hug:
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Valkoinen-Hirvi Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
No prob :)
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