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Llywelyn is dead. Rhyddion has fallen. And the man who has seen a nation rise against its enemy, and lose everything, is left with his life - and that of the woman he loves, though neither of them can take comfort in that as they are forced to leave Rhyddion behind for ever.

Closeup shot

Credits for this pic go to :iconaraniel: for the idea (she drew a scene much like this for my contest last winter; not sure if this will happen like this in the actual story, but be warned, it will be close), and to Mr Helmut Höldl, who was kind enough to send me a high-res version of a picture I used as a reference for the lighting in this piece. (Reference only, this is not a photomanip or anything, some people had asked...)

Pencil lineart, Photoshop.

Find out more about the "Rhyddion Chronicles" here: [link]

Tutorial/step by step: [link]

Updated 24 September, 2009, with lighter version.
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:iconunshelvedgeek:
unshelvedgeek Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the light play. :)
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:iconscapeatecht:
Scapeatecht Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just beautiful. I can almost feel the warmth of the sun through the trees. I really like everything about this painting and the feeling it creates.
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:icongertrudefin:
GertrudeFin Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
After reading your tutorial I had to see the whole painting! A. MAZ. ING!!!! I love it! :D
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:iconeolhin:
Eolhin Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012   General Artist
Really beautiful, nice lighting. :)
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:iconultimatede:
ultimatede Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
I love her expression, you can feel the pain. Great work!
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:iconevlydia:
Evlydia Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Hello, you've been featured here: [link] Please favorite the article so it can gain more support. :)
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:iconalkemie21:
alkemie21 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really beautiful! :+fav:
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:iconblkwhtrbbt:
blkwhtrbbt Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Apologies for spanning your inbox. I love your stuff. How and where did you learn to color like so?
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm completely self-taught. But over the course of many, many years. :)
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:iconblkwhtrbbt:
blkwhtrbbt Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
SO THERE's hope for me YAY!
:D
I'm virtually self-taught; I've had a teacher before for sketch, but all else i learned myself.
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HomunColoss Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Last week I found a book called "Im Kreis des Feuers" with this beautyfull melancholic picture as cover, and just had to buy it.
I can't wait to have your Rhyddion Chronikles in book form! Is it still planned for 2023?
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, yes :D Have you read that book? I got a free copy from the publisher, but I haven't read it.
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:iconhomuncoloss:
HomunColoss Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not yet. So little time so much to do.
But my brother has read it, he said the story is nothing extraordinary (some time-travel fantasy) and has absolutly nothing to do with the cover image.
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well no, how could it, as they asked my permission to us the cover after the book was already written :D
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:iconjezza01:
jezza01 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student General Artist
the lighting in this one is powerful, really suits the theme =)
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:iconshieraseastar:
ShieraSeastar Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
I just just discovered your original characters and story, and I'm in love. So well thought out and so beautiful.
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:icontanit-isis-stock:
tanit-isis-stock Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
amazing,this one has something very special :love:
awesome gallery,too!
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:iconfox914:
fox914 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
LLYWELYN DIES?

NOOOOO

Oh wait, you said it might not happen like this, but it will be close...still...

;____;
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm afraid it will happen like this. :( [link]
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:iconvampyric-saiyaness:
Vampyric-Saiyaness Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfection! So lovely.
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:iconkrusttyhbenyh:
KrusttyhBenyh Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutley wonderful!
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:iconray-ii-noir:
Ray-II-Noir Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Precioso :love:
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:iconwoohooligan:
woohooligan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice sepatones! :D

Excellent job on the lighting too. :la:
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:iconstudiothomas:
studiothomas Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Respekt! Sehr überzeugende Arbeit/ toller Eindruck!!
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Danke! :)
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:iconmajael95:
MajaEL95 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
nonononononoNONONONOOOO!!!! that can't happen!! D': *die* the pic is lovely by the way, you really managed to get the emotions right (or something like that, I find it troublesome to write my meaning in english this time so I sort of gave up) :3 but that can't happen!!!! it is terrible! meh >_< but of course, it is your story ;)
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm afraid the story has been conceived like this fom the start, so there's not much I can do about that... :)
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:iconnunuzami:
Nunuzami Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
wow its beautiful
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:iconkriemhild-production:
kriemhild-production Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
the expression is amazing!! love it
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:iconmirage160:
Mirage160 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Very warm picture! I love it! :)
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:iconsquirrelgirl15:
SquirrelGirl15 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous!!!
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:iconnikitazero:
NikitaZero Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
i simply love your style. everything works together so well
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:iconsquanpie:
squanpie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just love your costume designs :)
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:iconthedungeonmistress:
TheDungeonMistress Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Very lovely
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:iconlittlecat:
littlecat Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
I like the athmosphere
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:iconoreute:
Oreute Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Great use of light at the sundown! Beautiful metaphor of a fallen kingdom...
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconoreute:
Oreute Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Great use of the lights in de sundown! Beautiful metaphor of a fallen kingdom.
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:iconember-lily:
Ember-Lily Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely gorgeous!
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:iconfurisan19:
Furisan19 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
It's really amazing how you make digital art and yet it looks like done traditionally with watermarks... Absolutely gorgeous.
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I suppose I just can't deny my roots. ^^
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:iconfurisan19:
Furisan19 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Watercoloring definitely is your strength. I reckon you must've been doing this for years after years to reach this current level. Are you yet happy with your style or are you still reaching for improvement? (I doubt it's upon every artist to never get fully pleased with it, no matter how long they do it..)
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry for the late reply - this was sitting rather deeply buried in my comments...

I'd say I'm happy with my style while still striving for improvement. Does that make sense? ;)
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:iconfurisan19:
Furisan19 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Yeah, sure does. That's a good answer indeed :)
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:icontheforcetonks:
ThEfOrCeToNkS Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awww poor Llywelyn :cry:

the scene is beautiful, i love it. i envy your watercolor skills lol.
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
That's digital. :giggle:
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:icontheforcetonks:
ThEfOrCeToNkS Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh :lmao:
but still AMAZING!!!!
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:iconkeyandheart:
keyandheart Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't you kill Llywelyn, don't you dare *starts to cry* he's my favorite and if you kill him i'll......
GREIVE!
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:iconknight1128:
knight1128 Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Wow this is a beautiful pic , did u make this pic?
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