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Astasia's betrotal portrait by Syene Astasia's betrotal portrait by Syene
Well, this is one of the Characters of my favourite series, tears of Artamon. I really like the fantasy goes political aspect since it gives the story more diversity. It has everything; Romance, Demons... you name it, Sarah Ash has it. And she writes with such talent! You can't put the book down until you've read the last page. And two more additional books are on the way! One follows a minor character and the other one is like... THE AFTERMATH! I can't wait to get my hands on that last one :D

Well, about the portrait, This is Astasia Orlov, and she's the girl the lead character falls in love with first. He's a painter and commisioned to do her betrothal portrait, though he doesn't finish it, his mother does.

This is my first time using painter seriously, so It was a little bit of experimenting, but thanks to good tutorials I managed :D I don't think this is the final piece but for now... It's good enough.

Tears of Artamon and related contents are of Sarah Ash
Picture is of moi
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Stella-Shuriken Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Okay, I can't resist to ask this any more. I find her eyes and pose to be really enchanting, so I'm wonder if it's okay with you if I make a similar version based on my own Astasia fanart: [link] ?
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Syene Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Wow, I really like your drawing! Truth is, I don't draw anymore :( (I just doodle a bit,nowadays). However, I think that if you give it time, you'll be able to do it yourself. I just took a peek at your gallery and I can see a lot of improvement already! I'm really sorry to dissapoint you :(. if you decide to give it a shot, please let me know. I'm really interested in the outcome!
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Lady-RoseSharana Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Though Astasia Orlova had violet eyes and dark, almost ebony black hair. Just wanted to point that out. Otherwise It's awesome! (I searched almost all the books for this info in my past attempts to sketch her and color her.)
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Syene Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Yeah, I'm thinking of re-editing it. It seriously starts to hurt my eyes. I know I can do better (and do better research, since I own the trilogy :( ). Thanks for pointing it out. It's nice to get a comment from another fan!
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Lady-RoseSharana Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
I love the series ^^. I just started re-reading it and i'm going to draw a bunch of the characters.
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Syene Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
I love to see more fanart of these wonderful novels :D
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domino-one Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007   Photographer
Very nice! B-)

Is this a sign you'll be doing more realistic work in the future, or just a random project? :)
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Syene Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
Random project I guess... Don't ask hard questions :O
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domino-one Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007   Photographer
Sorry :D
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Syene Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
you hard asking questions person!
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Deathcomes4u Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
niiiice she reminds me of anastasia :D
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Syene Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
aha, yeah, not that you say it (must've mixed them up :O)
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Deathcomes4u Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
...whut?
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Syene Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
Well, I kinda thought of anastasia as Muscobar is kinda like the substitute for Russia and Astasia is its princess:P
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ivy-ink Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
I noticed how all of the countries are like real countries too. Obviously Francia is France, and then Smarna is Italy, and Khitari is Mongolia (with middle-eastern aspects since the name is so similar to Khatar), and yeah, I guess Tielen and North Tielen are kind of like the UK, it's even shaped similarly, and Djihan-Djihar I figure is Africa in general, no specific country, and Azkendir is some sort of Romanian type country I'm guessing. I was always wondering what Muscobar was, I was think maybe something like Spain, but it never worked so I'm glad you said Russia. ^^
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Syene Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
wow, you really made some countries clear for me. I always thougt of Tielen as germany (because of names like Tielborg, or something like that), and Smarna as Spain, but Italy is definetly a good option too. I finally have some clue what Azkendir is, I always thought of it as russia the second, But I like your idea better :) Well thanks for clearing some countries up for me :D
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ivy-ink Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Well Spain could work for Smarna too I guess but Italy is where the renaissance started and the whole Age of Enlightenment thing and Smarna is very art and philosophy oriented. But anyways, I'm glad I helped. ^^
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Deathcomes4u Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
I mean... Kiu=Eoywen and Astasia=Arwen >.< see what i mean mixing them up! dangit! :XD:
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Syene Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
ahahaha! Yeah I used some actors too. But the one I found most hard to imagine was gavril as he starts out as some brown haired dude and later on has black hair, then bald and regrows his hair and in the final stage he turns out to have wings and can't turn bacl :O I'm like a leeetle confused! talking 'bout shapeshifters!
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Deathcomes4u Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
...wings, i dont remember him having wings he couldn't retract... but yea, i was confused there too, i didn't really have an actor for gavril in my head, i had this image like a character of mine for a while tho. David whenam keeps popping up in my head, but he's not right for it... I bet if they made it a movie Johnny depp could do it good :D but then, he's probably more like astasia's brother (who's name escapes me >.> ^^; ).
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Syene Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
Andrei you mean? About the wings, you can read that part when he's with Kiukiu in... uhm... Khitari? on that Island. It's in 'Children of the Serpent Gate'. Though Johnny Depp is Ubersmexy I think he's a bit too old to play some innocent 20 year old guy :D
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Deathcomes4u Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
oh, yes, i see. I didn't really make that connection when i read it. I had trouble picturing KiuKiu and Astasia, i kept thinking astasia was the blonde and KiuKiu was the black haired, but its the other way round. I used the actors from LotR as images tho, Astasia=Eoywen and KiuKiu=Arwen :XD:
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