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Ballad of the Emerald Bard by Eddy-Shinjuku Ballad of the Emerald Bard by Eddy-Shinjuku
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Photoshop CS6: Painting, Illustration, Airbrushing and Post-processing. Working hours: 20++

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El'Mindeeya Do'Katal, the Emerald Bard. An Elven Troubadour, with a long dark past, she walks the world singing songs of great deeds and painful sorrows. Her own Ballad is a song about a simple female elf coping with a world in which she feels she doesn't belong....

A traveling bard, Deeya would always dress in something comfortable yet functional for the road. Her weapons, a long ceremonial elven blade that was given to her by the Queen of the Elves, and the Sonatic Axe, a tomahawk like axe given to her by the Goddess of Music, are always close at hand.

Her only adornment is a teardrop emerald hanging from a choker, a constant reminder of her dark past that forged her into the Emerald Bard. She walks in a world that she feels she doesn't belong, so falling leaves surround her. Raised apart from elven society she doesn't fully understand her own immortality, and laments every time she's forced to draw her weapons.
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DeadDancers Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the hair and I like how she seems to be very slightly squinting into the sunset glare. Her shirt seems five seconds away from falling open, even if the sleeves are sown into those leather straps, but HEY hollywood tape. :D
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FallenPhoenixIV Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student General Artist
she reminds me of tallis from the Dragon Age II expansion
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matheussantos18 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Work is Nice Realistic
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Snowflower--Chan00 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013   Writer
I love how real she looks and her cool swords!
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Nice :)
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Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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MuNafusa Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student General Artist
i love the blur effect you put on the leaves in the background its like even though she's standing still she's amidst raging chaos
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In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here: fav.me/d6mf2kr
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eagling Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is so much movement in this piece and it is AMAZING. It is technically incredible.
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JoshuaCamacho Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The details in the clothes are almost hypnotic. She looks fairly protected.
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