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Wind-Rider Renaissant by SirTiefling Wind-Rider Renaissant by SirTiefling
EDIT: Just couldn't keep my hands off this wench! Fixes, etc.
FURTHER EDIT: Still can't keep my hands off! -"-
EVEN FURTHER EDIT: HRRGAAAAAH!

Her name: Emeralda, her race: khoravar (meaning: half-elf), and her job: an airship captain in the service of the Dragonmarked House Lyrandar. An unconventional person, occasionally even crazy, she easily mindcopulates people. Her greatest accomplishment occured when she made *ME* madder than a thrice-lobotomized James Joyce who is roleplaying a Malkavian vampire in the mother-HQ of all LSD parties! RAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGH!

Hours upon hours of toil without a goal or a reference! Dozens of times I nearly deleted the whole picture just out of sheer frustration! Sometimes I claimed this to be my last artwork ever.

The first version I "finished" in January, 2009.

In other words, this picture was... a challenge.

Oh, and the cat in the picture - Emeralda's familiar of course - is a Manul, or Pallas's Cat. (Or it's supposed to be one. I'm not good with animals.)

Tools: Mouse, Paint Shop Pro 7

PS. The Manul's name is Karrn the Conqueror, the best rat-hunting airship cat in existence. Many wonder why this weird-looking creature prefers to suck his prey's blood and leave the carcass. Only the cat and his owner know the nightmarish truth...
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Great
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SirTiefling Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Thanks. :)
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist
A mouse ? That's awesome! I'm glad you finished it!!
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Thank you. :)

And indeed. This one was... tricky.
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DarkElf-88 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely brilliant !!!
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SirTiefling Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Many thanks. :)
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image ! Charmed, beauty and grace ! Good job ![link]
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:iconfarwanderer:
Farwanderer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Wonder Art! Worthy of being put in gamer books!
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Thanks. :)
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:iconadorator:
Adorator Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
beautyful... you are very talented. (got 2 fav's in less than a minute)
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Thanks. :)
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Apocallisti Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
iStare. Great job, really, really like it =D
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Thank you. :)
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:icontarotwitch:
TarotWitch Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
WOW! This is beautiful! So much to take in! Love it!
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Thanks. :)

200 hours total... I originally thought that the picture was finished after 30 hours, but then perfectionism arrived. :)
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TarotWitch Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
This is just AWESOME! So much to take in! Love it!
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CarrieBest Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Amazing detail. :rose:
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Thank you. It was a 200 hour project. :)
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! Just letting you know that your wonderful work has been featured [link]
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Greatly appreciated. Thanks. :)
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :)
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I felt in love with the cat! He has such an expression! :love: And this lady is superb :wow: Her outfit is particularly magnificient!
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
They all share the fluffy attitude - [link] - but this cat is a vampire. :D
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:icondameodessa:
DameOdessa Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So this is why he has a little tooth!! :D
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SirTiefling Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Yes. And because of this condition there are many dead, bloodless rats in the airship. :)
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pat219 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
great work detail must of took ages the cat looks a Evil git
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Thanks. :)
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SeekinaVarasati Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's pleasing that sometimes you too just want to someway destroy your own artwork. It means I am not alone.
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SirTiefling Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
No, you're not alone. WE are not alone. Don't worry... this periodical mood, this "artistic anguish" is an important part of the deal and actually encourages your creative growth. Proves you're a true artist. :)
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kirilee Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really REALLY want to use this as inspiration for stock. I have an outfit which is close. I love this outfit - so much character!
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
That would be really fantastic. :)

(I'll reply to the note as soon as possible.)
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GrimCareBear Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You painted this with a mouse? No wonder you were frustrated. I paint something with a mouse and I usually die!

Very very good job! I love it! The detail is wonderful.
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SirTiefling Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
I'm glad you know a good necromancer! :)

All those troubles were not the fault of my mouse. It was my own impatience and hyper-eagerness. I started painting this without any kind of forethought or planning, and THAT nearly made me madder than usual. I'm REALLY glad it's over now...

Or, guess what?? It's NOT over! I just edited the picture! Fixes! Even after nearly a year I'm still struggling to make it better! :D :D :D

(Or, should I say, bearable to my eyes. :( )
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MrPyke Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
So, no plans on getting a graphics tablet, eh?
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SirTiefling Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
There are always plans. For example, I have a plan to become the Emperor of the Universe. It isn't proceeding very well...

Thanks for the watch, btw. :)
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sannamy Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
jajajajajaja, So... we are two in the same ship... But you have the rank of 1 officer. JAJAJAJAJAJAJA.
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Nicholas2004 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Wonderful!
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Thank you.

I wonder if anyone who saw the original version of this picture is able to spot my edits. A tip: check the cat's head! :)
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Nicholas2004 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
You're welcome!
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Spacegryphon Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't stop looking at all of the details. Your mouse must have been steaming afterwards ;)
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:iconsirtiefling:
SirTiefling Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Not really. Asbestos helps.
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Valedhelven Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
:nana: Featured in my Journal! [link] ...and don't try to stop me from doing it again sometime... :mwahaha:
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SirTiefling Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Thank you. :)
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:iconvaledhelven:
Valedhelven Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
You're very welcome, sweetie :D
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13starsofthewolf Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Wow...

You, ma'am, have won my respect. My God, I can't believe that you drew/painted this (and all your other works) with a mouse. It's so beautifully done and everything. I'm thoroughly impressed.
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SirTiefling Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Thank you. :)

But it's a mister, actually. I tried to create an avatar out of that Bugbear Druid found elsewhere in my gallery - he's pretty close to the truth - but it proved to be too dark. I'll promise to do the real self-portrait in the future. :)
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13starsofthewolf Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
And I was originally going to put 'sir' too. Dx I am so sorry!
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SirTiefling Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
No need to apologize. :)
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:icon13starsofthewolf:
13starsofthewolf Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Still feel bad though...
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SirTiefling Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
:(
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