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That night by vaderaz That night by vaderaz
>Insert sad music<

"I knew we shouldn't have entered this forest, but the moment we realized our mistake, it was too late. We walked for hours and hours, but there was no end to this hell, no way to return, no way to pass through. From every corner, weird creatures we have never seen before were lurking at us, watching our every step. Some of my companions started to lose their minds, some decided to go on their own, and at some points, we go attacked by surprise, we definitely weren't prepared for this ...

A few days passed, our numbers decreasing slightly every time. I tried my best to keep the moral of my friends up and keep us united, trying to be positive, to think that eventually there would be an end to this nightmare, but I couldn't fool anyone , I was scared too. Suddenly, for the first time in a while, something familiar came out from between the bushes; with a small nude female body, a pair of insect like antennas just above a pretty cheerful looking face, and flying with a pair of small butterfly like wings, it didn't matter what it was, but at least, it looked a bit human. Despite all the atrocities this forest has brought to us until now, part of me felt some kind of relief, part of me felt some hope.
It was a rainy night ... from the whole battalion we were a few days ago, only 7 of us were left..."


Painting of a quite ... tragic episode in Milia's life ^^;
( Damn those fairies can be so evil P: )

Felarya (c) :iconkarbo:
Milia (c) me.
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altran79 Sep 21, 2013
so this is what ten rounds with mike tyson tag teamed with a grizzly bear looks like afterwards
I think she needs someone to give her a hug *hug her for comfort*
Woahhh, this piece feels almost heavy with atmosphere. Loving the sheer look of crushing despair so evident on her face. The terrors of war! :( Very skillfully portrayed though, keep it up!
vaderaz Jun 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Terrors of war, and evil fairies messing with you before devoring almost your entire group. ^^; Felarya can be such a terrible place for humans D:
Wow, this is an outstanding piece of work! You really captured a vivid feeling of exhaustion, desperation and pain just perfectly here. The rain looks great, and her expression and body language, along with that little snippet of context . . . dang. :worry: It's also very nice to see a bit of focus on the 'human side' of Felarya, which I actually find just as fascinating as the predator's viewpoint, given the unique environment.

Also, whenever anyone says 'insert sad music' this is unfailingly what pops into my head: [link]

I am such a giant nerd. :XD:
vaderaz Jun 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot x3
Yeah, focusing on the more human side of Felarya can be really inspiring sometimes, it opens so much more posibilites. ^^'
Also, didn't know that theme , never got to play final fantasy 6. P:
Asuroth Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A very strong picture and story to go with it as mentioned- it certainly does give a good luck at how her mentality towards giants has developed as it has. You've really captured that shell shocked despair after having finally getting that little bit of hope and, well, having it just completely shattered. Excellently done (especially that rain effect, great use for it here too)- but poor Milia, she sure has been through a lot.
vaderaz Jun 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks, and yeah, I dont think anybody would be the same after facing such an experience ^^'
Karbo Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Je pense que c'est l'une de tes images les plus percutante ! Beau boulot sur la pause et l'atmosphère et l'émotion passe très bien ;)
vaderaz Jun 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Mici :3
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