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Lady Grey Warden by MikazukiArt Lady Grey Warden by MikazukiArt
"Men and women from every race, warriors and mages, barbarians and kings... the Grey Wardens sacrificed everything to stem the tide of darkness... and prevailed."

Remember the second commission I mentioned months ago?

Introducing Xailan, a character by Amer.

She is loosely based on the grey wardens of Dragon Age 2, the stalwart vigilantes who appear whenever the darkspawn rise up. Xailan is of noble birth, who has chosen to take the more rugged path. Despite the many battles and horrors she's been through, she maintains an upbeat nature and enjoys posing for portraits such as this one, commemorating a well-earned moment of victory on the battlefield. She is somewhat enshrouded in mystery, possessing ancient relics of known and unknown powers.

"Xailan has the tendency to prefer the simplicity of combat over the often convoluted nature of politics. She'd often joke with her siblings that she would find battling a horde of demonic overlords infinitely less frightening than participating in a debate over tax rates."

My armour drawing ability has improved 300% from this. Cheers!

Art Mikazuki
Xailan ~Amerthen00b


A little fun comic featuring Xailan:
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:iconfmvra1s:
fmvra1s Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is excellent! How long did it take you to do?
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:iconmikazukiart:
MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Thanks! It took a lot longer than I had hoped > < I didn't note the time because I worked on it over weeks. There were other things going on, and learning about armour was a challenge. I tend to be snail-pace with colouring too. Sorry I can't give you a more definite answer, thanks for asking though!
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
women with armor, finally...someone who covers up appropriately and show less skin.

LOve the armor design and the huge sword.
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:iconmikazukiart:
MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Thanks! Yeah, a little less on the fanservicey part.
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
well it is better in practicality!
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:iconamidamaru88:
Amidamaru88 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
wow,just wow
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:iconmikazukiart:
MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Thank you!!
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:iconlpsalsaman:
Lpsalsaman Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconmikazukiart:
MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Thank you sir!
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:iconlpsalsaman:
Lpsalsaman Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!
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:iconfrokamen:
frokamen Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
the way the armor shines gives her a regal look
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:iconmikazukiart:
MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Thank you : )
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:iconfrokamen:
frokamen Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
no prob
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ddd09ish1 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome armor and a cool game!
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:iconmikazukiart:
MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Thanks! The game actually looked too scary for me lol I'm a wuss!
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ddd09ish1 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! And Im sure you could take it, especially if you can make a character like the little lady here. All that armor aint for show in that game let me tell you!
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schlagazoke Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Noiiice armor. Impressive. ^^

You worked a lot on the painting, didn't you ? I like the atmosphere of this one. A lot. :clap:
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:iconmikazukiart:
MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Let's say... this painting and me developed a bit of a history *puts arm around painting* The armour esspecially. Thank you x'D
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schlagazoke Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ! Painting is a nice guy. You deserve theese moments together. Wich you the best.

:XD: sorry, sometimes, my humour tends to become ... stupid. :stupidme::crazy:
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MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
:iconepicboogieplz:
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:iconschlagazoke:
schlagazoke Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconmwahahaplz:
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:iconblackkusanagi:
BlackKusanagi Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh mah jeebus.
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MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
:iconscreamplz:
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:iconstmercy2020:
stmercy2020 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Been spending way too much time playing that game... fortunately, none of the options make Hawke look this good, or I might not get anything done!
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:iconmikazukiart:
MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
lol Glad to hear you've been having fun.
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Amerthen00b Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Welcome back, Mika! And a million thanks for making this! *bows down to your awesomeness*
I hope everyone likes it.
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:iconmikazukiart:
MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
*bows* Thank you, and thank you for this awesome request. It was a pleasure and an honour to depict such an impressive warrior lady.
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Amerthen00b Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
I'm glad you deem her worthy. I really hope a future commission isn't out of the cards.
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MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
I do plan to open commissions after things settle in a bit here : )
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:iconla-la-lanana:
la-la-lanana Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what a gorgeous piece! i love the scenery you've painted as a backdrop; the sun streaming down from thick, overcast skies lends the atmosphere an oppressive air, but with the promise of hope breaking through. it works wonderfully to complement the stalwart warrior's confident pose, as she looks off towards the future. her armor is similarly impressive, and i especially like how the big, bulky pauldrons frame her shoulders. her earring is really, really cool, too. :) thank you for sharing, ms mika!
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MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
*hugs ur comment* Thank you Ms Lana! Amer has an interesting note about the earrings, why it looks so kickass. It's apparently some mana converting device, helps keep her alive or something, apparently necessary for all the wounds she'd suffered. Or something. Sorry, I'm fantasy-jargon challenged. I don't even really know what mana is! > <
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la-la-lanana Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome, ms Mika! wow, so her earrings are stylish AND practical? neat! and it's okay, i don't think anyone truly knows what "mana" is... we all just sort of roll with it. XD
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MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
*nods* I came across 'mana' in Magic the Gathering, subconsciously associated it with manna bread falling from the sky in the Bible, and thought Magic players like to eat a lot. Anyway, Amer has graciously clarified that it's a breathing apparatus [link]
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Amerthen00b Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
That's about right. You could say it's similar to a breathing apparatus of sorts. As for mana, in this context, I'd say it's like magical residue that's naturally there. Though, from what I recall, nobody actually called it that in Dragon Age so, that one's my bad. *kneels in apology*
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MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Thank you for the clarification!
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Gerlint Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
I love this design. Well done :)
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:iconmikazukiart:
MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Danke schon : )
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:icongerlint:
Gerlint Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Gerne :D
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DeadBad Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
This looks absolutely stunning :D
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:iconmikazukiart:
MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Thanks! :bow:
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FaceDownDagon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hah, she certainly looks like she's had her fair share of combat. Very cool.
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MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Practically thrives on it. Thanks FDD : )
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:iconj2001:
J2001 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
I want YOU to replace the Bethesda character designers for the next The Elders Scrolls!
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:iconmikazukiart:
MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Where can I apply?! lol It's always a fun thought.
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:iconmusclegirlkyoko:
MusclegirlKyoko Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are always best artist!
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:iconmikazukiart:
MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Aw chucks :blush:
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:iconastaroth90:
astaroth90 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
So awesome art!
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MikazukiArt Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Thanks Astro : )
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:iconastaroth90:
astaroth90 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Your welcome!
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:iconmaistromanuel:
maistromanuel Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
very beautiful!, the mix of power and beauty, also you did a well done armor!
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