Smile for Ari

Sci fi/Fantasy image by

Esther of the Rose' Olson

A friend of mine, Eolhin, had done the lineart for this incredible work some year or two ago. When I saw it, I begged permission to color it. She granted it and I finally got to work on it a couple of months ago. I lost track of how many hours I spent into this, but my bet is around 60+ hours. I had to redo the hair four times before being satisfied with it. Eolhin had done some work herself (and is still tweaking ) so it'd be more appropriate to call this a collaboration. This was the second pic I had ever done in terms of realism. It was great practice for me! This is Eolhin's character, a fae bard of incredible power. She might look human, she really isn't. In the past, Eolhin and I had rped together. Her character and one of mine (a rogue half-elf by the name of Ari) had fallen in love with each other. Eolhin said that the pic was drawn with my character in mind--a smile for Ari. Media used: Photoshop 7, Corel Painter 9. Character and image are © Eolhin and may NOT be used by anyone else. No steal. (Permission granted for me to post it here.)

Published More than a year ago

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