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What you took away from me by SerenaVerdeArt What you took away from me by SerenaVerdeArt
"I'm going to take away from you.
Twice as much"

Finished :heart:
Edit: ok, I slept on it and decided I didn't like it very much afterall.... tried to fix the shading adding more contrast with some gouache, because it was the only thing I could do to feel better about it :D...


Picture details:
Staedtler karat and Prismalo caran d'ache, gouache
A4 size, ivory paper 200g/m2
Walktrough on Tumblr [link]

Istaaz, Vehnas, "Inavesu - The Timeless" (c) Serena Verde
Don't use this picture in any way without my explicit permission.


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7ruixian7 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Adoro questa serie di disegni. E amo il tuo stile di disegno, sei bravissima Complimenti davvero, ti ammiro molto.
Juzzelin Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I kindda have this feeling, that the background is the mirror that allows Istaaz to see again, and that its shattered, and that in some twisted way Vehnas made her marry him in some twisted way. Just thought I would throw that out there.
DameOdessa Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
An incredible composition, though the characters seem blind, you brought them a fantastic emotion! I love the symbols you put in this artwork, the symetry and contrasts, it has something hieratic, sacred and really disturbing too :) With this couple you alwas managed to surprise, puzzle and enchant us :)
And the coloring is so impressive :love:
Ottachan Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Come al solito complimenti, i tuoi personaggi sono sempre complessi e mai banali! E ovviamente il tuo stile rende si adatta pefettamente ad ogni tipo di disegno, complimenti davvero!!!
Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner May 15, 2012   General Artist
I don't think I've ever commented. This is beautiful as always. Istaaz is gorgeous even though she has a sad look. :( and Vehnas... :iconstareknifeplz:

Those symbols on his hands still make me curious and they both have rings.. on the same finger.. but on opposite hands.. :iconimthinkingplz: There must be some kind of symbolism here..

The emotions you are able to portray is gorgeous. :love:
Amaltheren Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmmm what's this ring on their fingers ? 3

(Yeah I'm focus on stupid details XD)

Vehnas, sometimes you leave Istaaz alone ? Or even at night you stay to watch ? 3
MadameThibodeau Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I... I kind of want to smack him, or something... And at the same time, there's this weird undercurrent between them. Not sure if you mean it this way, but sometimes it feels like Istaaz almost enjoys what Vehnas does. Or maybe that's just because you draw them so much XD
CristianaLeone Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Meraviglioso e sempre pi intrigante il rapporto tra questi due OC! ** Le mani son fantastiche cmq! :heart:
SerenaVerdeArt Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;A; grazie mille Cru :heart:
CristianaLeone Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
*3* Prego!
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