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Guardian of Cimmeria by RainfeatherPearl Guardian of Cimmeria by RainfeatherPearl
She stood at her vigil, gazing out at the frozen terrain. The snow and sleet bruising past her features, as she waited. Her sapphire eyes as cold as the world she now stood in, remembering the fires that raged at home.

~Jonny Schweer
Thanks for the caption, Jonny - you're the best!!!



Well, I worked hard all day and just couldn't seem to make myself stop even to eat...I was consumed, lol. I hope you guys like it! Will be posting another version of this piece with a different atmos. I liked it so much I couldn't scrap it so hope you guys like the other version as well ;)


*Added my watermark...sorry guys - felt a bit nekkid there without it.







***Many thanks to :iconfaeth-design: for the snow brush and :iconadnrey: for the bird brush :blowkiss:
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:iconmadb-muircastle:
Madb-Muircastle Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
It's a beautiful picture... and a beautiful watermark (not like some out there!)
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gavind21 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Artist
"It was gloomy land that seemed to hold
All winds and clouds and dreams that shun the sun,
With bare boughs rattling in the lonesome winds,
And the dark woodlands brooding over all,
Not even lightened by the rare dim sun
Which made squat shadows out of men; they called it
Cimmeria, land of Darkness and deep Night.
It was so long ago and far away
I have forgotten the very name men called me.
The axe and flint-tipped spear are like a dream,
And hunts and wars are like shadows. I recall
Only the stillness of that sombre land;
The clouds that piled forever on the hills,
The dimness of the everlasting woods.
Cimmeria, land of Darkness and the Night." Cimmeria by Robert E. Howard
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:iconrainfeatherpearl:
RainfeatherPearl Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013   Digital Artist
Very nice! Love it! I have to admit, I am yet to read his books. Thanks for sharing that :)
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:icongavind21:
gavind21 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Artist
Really? Cause you're guardian is the spitting image of Caollan, Conan's fair yet feisty first love. At least how I imagined her.
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:iconniknikonov:
NikNikonov Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011   Photographer
Excellent!
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:iconrainfeatherpearl:
RainfeatherPearl Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :blowkiss:
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:iconalaries:
Alaries Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
nice !
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:iconmcrispin:
MCrispin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
<3 it. Though I always prefered Stygians.
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:iconrainfeatherpearl:
RainfeatherPearl Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010   Digital Artist
Me too but I like Cimmerians as well (not so much with Aquilonians though, lol).
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:icondagoth-jeff:
dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing! What a friggin badass.
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:iconmaskdemon:
MaskDemon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
SO VER NICE
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:iconfluffgirl1941:
fluffgirl1941 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very lovely
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:iconrainfeatherpearl:
RainfeatherPearl Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009   Digital Artist
Thanks very much, hun :blowkiss:
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:iconkaribous-boutique:
karibous-boutique Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible!
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:iconrainfeatherpearl:
RainfeatherPearl Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009   Digital Artist
Thanks, sweetie! Absolutely love your "Shadow Walker" piece and you have the cutest ID ever, lol! Thanks for the compliment and the visit! :hug:
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:iconkaribous-boutique:
karibous-boutique Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thanks! I'm always most flattered by praise from artists I admire.

:glomp:
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:iconrainfeatherpearl:
RainfeatherPearl Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009   Digital Artist
Aww :hug:
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:iconrolandboyce:
RolandBoyce Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the darkness of it ,beautiful work as always !
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:iconfifthelemental:
FifthElemental Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
excellent portrait
love the battle fx
fantastic art work
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:iconkaernen:
Kaernen Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Great. I like the sepia version too, but this one is my favourite.
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:iconcapelito:
Capelito Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
Wonderful work.
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I like this version a bit better - could be the season, I don't know, but it's a wonderful character portrait nonetheless!
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:iconkosv01:
kosv01 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008   Digital Artist
My kind of picture for sure...Keep it up.
Congrats.


---Kostas.
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:iconmaximaliciuos:
maximaliciuos Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
Mood wise - one of your best. You should make short CGI movie with those chars. You a very good sense for it. 3D skills that good are very rare thing these days :)
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:iconbrandydeshea:
brandydeshea Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
outstanding work, Rain
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:iconcaleidos:
caleidos Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think this one hold a little bit more athmospere.

Very cool.

Cal
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:iconmckrauss:
MCKrauss Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Of the two, I like this version the most!
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:iconlady-akyashaa:
Lady-AKyashaa Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I looked at both versions and I must say I like the cold blue of this a lot better. Great peice!
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:iconfreyals:
freyals Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
wow, these are both fantastic -am glad you posted both, the different colouring really adds a different atmos to each, and both are brilliant!! :love:
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ShriikeDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
Love the background on this one.
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:iconoddpixels:
oddpixels Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008   Digital Artist
I like this one!!!
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:iconpisorg:
pisorg Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
really strong.. :)
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:iconasherrae:
asherrae Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
You do such amazing eyes - they always draw the viewers attention in -startling
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:icongoor:
goor Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this "Frozen" Style :clap:
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:iconwickedprince:
WickedPrince Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
Beautiful stuff. :)
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:icondogworks:
DogWorks Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I always love to see your work...it's spectacular :)
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:iconjonnyschweer:
JonnySchweer Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
Still a fantastic piece of work. And thanks kindly for using my little blurb for your pic.
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:iconveiz:
Veiz Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like both versions, but this is cool! Reminds me of the opening scenes from "Gladiator", were you could see the first snow fall in the forest. Very nice atmosphere to it! :icongivemesmilesplz:
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:iconmackfever:
Mackfever Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the passion in her eyes. Great job.. :rose:
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:iconknight776:
knight776 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great! Also looks like someone that would best be left alone (or risk a beating. :D )
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:iconarthumia:
Arthumia Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
Lovely work :clap:
I like the effect of the snow. :blackrose:
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:iconfluffgirl1941:
fluffgirl1941 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the color on the other one but they are both very very nice
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:iconmad-geo:
Mad-Geo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
They eyes are fantastic. Of the two versions, I like this one better because of the snow.
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:iconkreegan:
Kreegan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
you're on a roll! this is beautiful :)
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:iconvaledhelven:
Valedhelven Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
:worship:

...what more can I say??
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:iconwildhunt:
WildHunt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008   Digital Artist
Another gorgeous piece! You are a true artist!
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:iconvanesse:
Vanesse Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it both ways hun.. though I think I prefer the sepia tones.. but thats prolly just cause I happen to be freezing! *shiver*
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