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Isya's Betrayal by Iardacil Isya's Betrayal by Iardacil
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(done while listening Vangelis - 12 O'Clock. [link] Best inspirational music for that kind of image)

This is inspired by her writing that she gave me to read a week ago. For me, the most intriguing char was Isya. Even though she had just a brief appearance, I was taken my her mystery, unknown reasons of actions and most of all - her past.

There, in her story, there is a scene, when Isya meets Soran again - her only childhood friend. They grew up in very hard conditions and it can be said that they were childhood sweethearts but then the powers beyond their control separated them. Years later they meet again. He is grown up and became part of that cruel world whose victim they were as a children. He is now Swordbrother, sworn to protect the system. She is almost lost her own will by the cruelty she has been exposed to. He is ordered to torture her (in most simple way said) and instead of refusing as she is his friend, he is blinded by the system and is too much of a coward to do the right action. He leaves the room and never knows what happens to her. In most likely probability she will die. He knows that but still walks away.

Years go by. Soran, on a mission, is captured by the enemy, tortured and then turned to work against the system he despised as a child but server as an adult. He is sent back to his homeland and by accident his path crosses with Isya again. He never even dreamt that she is still alive. How did she escaped, he wonders. Will she ever forgive him what he did? But he needs information and so he decided to take a risk and believe he knew her - he approach her in a party. First, Isya is shocked. She thought when Soran was captured the enemy he was killed. Now he stands there in front of her. All the pain and her past demons reminding her again who she used to be and what the system did for her. So, she walks away. Saying nothing, face emotionless.

But Soran follows her and she leads her away to the closed corridor. She just stand there, in front of the window and he comes up with all the excuses why he did what he did. I do not think she even listens. She just stands there, staring to the pale moonlight and waits until the guards come. She signaled them before they left the ballroom. She did not even give him a change. She did not care why he was back. She did not lied to the them when they asked who he is. "He is Soran, turned Swordbrother. He's a traitor!"

And Soran just stood ther. Let the guards unarm him, bound him. He did not put up a fight. He was just so shocked that the only person in his old life, who he had dearly cared could just betray him so easily. No emotion, no explanation, just that ice cold expression on her face, looking like nothing matters. Just standing there and letting the enemy, who used to be her enemy and the system he worked for, take him.

I always wondered why did she do that. I know, he hurt her, but he was not the only one. She should have known that no matter what he said and if he refused, it would not have saved her. But the coldness and no second thoughts. Leading Soran to trap and just standing there, letting him speak, knowing that he will have no escape and now he will be the one ending up dead. Not just letting it happen but being the force behind the arrest. For me, all the other instances in the story, she was the one manipulated by others. Used by others, always passive. Once she takes the action. Why, I wonder.

So.. the story and the scene intrigued me and it was written so descriptively that an image came into my mind and now (when I am done with NaNoWriMo) I decided it is the time to put that image in my head into visual form.

It was many ours of work, mainly trying to find the right stock what was almost impossible and trying to get the light right. It was fun to paint and calculate the angles of light beams and trying to get the shadows of the window right.. I just hope you will like it :)


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AngeliaArt Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful piece! :love:
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RoseCS Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Featured here:[link]
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feainne Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the mood and lighting, great job :love:
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NatiatVII Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Featured ! [link] :hug:
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Thanks :D
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Carmen-Ioneanu Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
This is so beautiful! :heart:
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Thanks :D
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Carmen-Ioneanu Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
My pleasure! :hug:
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WargusEstor Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely stunning
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Thanks :D
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WargusEstor Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome dear
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shiny-shadows-Art Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Everything about it is Awesome.gorgeous work :iconjoyloveplz::clap:
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Thank you :)
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shiny-shadows-Art Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You are so welcome! :hug:
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Brumae-Art Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work on the lighting, the shadows look very realistic and the atmosphere is really mysterious.
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Thanks :D
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caddman Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
...Absolutely Amazing job...:clap:
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Thank you :D
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caddman Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
...Your welcome Kadri ...:love:
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FantasyMaker Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful tones! Love the atmosphere and the mood! High level of details as always! :D
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Thanks :) The lights and shadows were real fun in this
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SilverCurlyART Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Digital Artist
fantastic work dear :heart:
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Thanks :D
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ForsakenProdigy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! Great job!
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Glad you like it :D
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ForsakenProdigy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I am interested in reading the story it is inspired by though, sounds interesting.
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
I would like to share it with you but she only wrote it in handwriting and in Estonian.. But if she ever translates it and publishes it somewhere, I'll let you know
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ForsakenProdigy Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That would be awesome. It sounds really interesting, and Isya is a very pretty name.
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Agree on that :D
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ForsakenProdigy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Also, where can I find the story this is based off of? I'd like to read it.
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Lady-Symphonia Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional
oh I love this model. Its so old!! beautiful work dear. :hug:
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
I know.. I never used it back then but now it had the right pose I needed, so.. here it came
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Elestra Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
*hugs a pillow to contain the Feels* :D

This is perfect.
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
:D Glad you like it..
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Superbly atmospheric ! :clap:
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Thanks :D
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ArtAndStock Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
oh my, these shadows are perfectly done! :heart:
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
It took long time but I think it was worth it :)
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ArtAndStock Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
definitely! I've never seen a shadow-play as good as your's in this piece. Need more of those! :giggle:
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
:D
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Stroody Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovely work .... lighting and shadow of the window are fabulously executed :)
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Thanks :D
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kuzy62 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just marvelous!!!
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Glad you like it :D
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CindysArt Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Its so very beautiful! :love:
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Thank you :D
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CindysArt Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You´re so welcome :glomp:
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the shadows!..I don't think I've ever said it like that before.
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
:D E-he
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's beautiful^^,
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