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Aftermath by noiprox Aftermath by noiprox
Hi guys, here's the personal illustration I've been doing past two weeks after working hours, hope you like it.

What will you say about a little bit of fun? Type what story sparks in your mind while looking at this picture and share it with everyone - let's all see what imagination deviantart users have!
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Moonspire Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

"Finally...I killed that damn adoring fan."

....Sorry, couldn't resist an Oblivion reference. :P
(It is GORGEOUS artwork, by the way. Def. favorited.)
Puch-cobra Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional Photographer
Smashing, brilliant!!
Arasteia Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I imagine her honouring a fallen friend. Maybe she even had to kill them herself, for some reason. 
tanasha67 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The story in my mind:
I will serve you my King, be your darkest hand, when others will flee - I will keep pursuing, to fulfill my orders...
xXAsk-MossstarXx Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you sure this isn't a picture? It looks so real!
AtriellMe Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool and Cold. And beautiful :) 
Demented-Duo Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It had been years, cold, long years since she had last knelt in this place. There had been fire last time, and blood. But for the first time since she was a girl, her chest beat with life, finally offering the blood of her father's killer to the sentinel snow, here in the place he had taken his last breath. Perhaps it was her imagination or the heady rush of long-suffered vengeance finally taken, but the pensive clouds seemed to shift as the face of a god pronouncing judgment and she felt it in her soul: acquitted. Free. It was finally done.
LectorCuldera Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
FEAR. She could sense it, smell it, taste it. it lingered in the cold air, tantalizingly vague, yet just enough to track. Her eyes remained closed, relishing this almost forgotten scent. After so long, to be able to experience this sensation was almost sexual. It was her drug, her addiction, her manna. It was the sign of a masterfully laid plan, an additional bonus. She knew she had to follow it soon or it would fade, but she thought "just a little longer... then I will continue."

The sun wore it's eons-old course through the sky, reminding her of how much time had passed. She lowered her head in shame, suddenly regretting how much time she had spent relishing the fear. But a small smile began to show, revealing her thoughts. "It was worth it. It will all be worth it, in the end."

that's my humble offering to this very well drawn creation. Personally, my attention is torn between her and the mountain in the background, giving a sense of expectancy, like she is pausing briefly on a journey.  don't know if that is what you intended, but it moves me nonetheless. 
introvertedchaos Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist
With the battle's conclusion, our heroine kneels in the snow. Tired, she begins searching for her missing contact lens. Though certain she lost it near this spot, the cursed thing remains invisible against the shimmering snow. She makes a mental note to find a diviner who can cast a finding spell upon her next pair of lenses.

Elegant piece, by the way. I struggle with backgrounds and remain envious of those who can paint them effectively.
Mythalas Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
It is moments after the climatic fight scene and she is injured. Her foe(s) are dead, but now she has paid with her own life.
cmoineko Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's realliy nice, she seems so sad or/and tired.
xX-Zena-Xx Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Wow! This is very beautiful. I was wondering if I could use this picture for my Fanfiction Cover? :)
Firpo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great job, first of all :-) Well, considering she's no visible wounds on her body, I do think she's just done something she hadn't ever imagined to do at killing a dear person/friend of her she have known for a lot of time (a master, tutor, childhood friend). The point is: she is a sort of knight, a some kind of ancient order knight, who had to kill that old friend/person who had undertaken the "dark way" and become a very bad one, a menace to all the free people of the world she lives in...
This is my "ten seconds made" idea :-)
CaeliaIceEyes Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I know her story. She looks like a character I have been developing. This would be the scene where the monster of a man who owned her for years of her life is at last dead by her hand, and every horror that had haunted her for years was at last washing away.
Elizzacat Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very, very good. I thought of A Song of Ice and Fire.
evildrsheep Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
 Quick story...   Her strength faded with the felling of the last raider. Kalah dropped to her knees in grief over her  fallen loved ones.
cflonflon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jolie !
Duck-Bot Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student General Artist
OMG.. This is beautiful.. She has very similar likeness to one of the main characters to a book I am building and creating. Is this out of your own head or did you base this scene and this character of something?
bler3 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Beautiful.I instantly thought in A song of Ice and Fire. I can see her as an older Arya Stark, finally cleaning her hit list and saying"Valar Morghulis".
TheLordBobert Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Wish she wasn't wearing makeup, but besides that awesome looking character!
noiprox Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Why would you wish she wasn't wearing makeup though?
TheLordBobert Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
It looks very medieval/fantasy so I feel like it's a little odd for her to look so modern with the makeup, haha. Like I said, still really good though!
noiprox Featured By Owner Edited Aug 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't get it, people used to wear makeup during medieval times. Even Egyptians did.
And even if... there is a reason why it's called 'fantasy' ;)
TheLordBobert Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Still just looks too modern to me for some reason.. But it is fantasy, so anything goes I suppose. (Nice late reply by the way lol)
So beautiful, thats gorgeous....I imagine a girl who finally finds peace. Perhaps she had a village or a loved one or a friend that was killed, found the person and tracked them down. She didnt want to kill, but to honor that person she did...this is her moment after she gets her revenge, just before she starts crying for her loss and her act but also finding peace in revenge
rajasegar Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
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DJMadameNoir Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow,.... wow wow wow! i absolutely love this piece! great job!
yruhauntingme Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
The sword, her fathers. She kneels near his resting sight after a new snow. There ways are old ways. The way of thanking the universe through sacrifice. She's always been against this but honoring her father in this way is all that she knows. He was an honest man, or as much as any man in this world can be. He wished for a son but raised her as best as he knew how. She recites the words of her people and makes vow that his death will not be in vain. He will have his eternal rest but not before the deed is done. She will search and find the person or persons who took her father from her. no matter the cost.
Sharven Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
It's gorgeous. :)
Karuxchan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Im in love with this, also it reminds me Arya Stark x'DDDD  kinda adult
asemharun Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!
Isilwe87 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Wonderful, and the snow scenery is AMAZING!!!!
rollingpinkstone Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
I love when artists do this, ask us to write what is going on well, here is my take on it. Love this, its beautiful.

Having to kill a close friend who she killed along side with finding out he is ill and the illness will kill him. As it slowly kills his mind forgetting who she is and at times believeing he is a young boy again. When his mind was whole for once in so long he begged her to let him die. Give him the mercy he deserved. And she did, as she prayed for his soul. No more tears to give after so long.
mattsd454 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
"I hope I brought him peace." If they had women in the Night's Watch in Game of Thrones, this is what one would look like. She just executed a member who betrayed the Watch, but had regretted it. She had helped him set things right but had to execute him for the crimes he committed.
Odwynne Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
You captured the snowdraped trees perfectly. They remind me so much of winter in the woods with the mountains in the background. The woman kneeling from exhaustion, need or deep thought, some obviously powerful emotions move her. You captured it well.
QweenStarr Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
awesome work love it
nsohio44890 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome I could always use some help and inspiration check me out here [link]
cacharbe Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Her slightly open mouth gave me the impression of soft words or song and this is what I heard:

The chords of the battle song rang clearly in her ears, even after these three days alone. Again she felt the warm breath of wind and the smell; that putrid smell of death that preceded an attack.

She had stopped sheathing her sword after each attack after the first day; it was just an extra beat in a stanza that she had cut time from after the second attack...the second coda. Much as she had the old forms Maestro Tellingwood had conducted her through since she was old enough to stand and sing, she saw through to their root notes, their root movements, and death sang through her.

She stepped out wide adagio, blade up, song rising in her chest. As the first notes of her song softly escaped her lips, a sickly mote of darkness appeared directly in front of where she had been standing. It grew rapidly, taking the shape of the small assassin devil she expected. It was already lunging for where her throat had been, and slowly began adjusting for her movement, a discordant screech tearing the quiet of the snow filled wilderness. Her song was stronger, her song carried, drowned and eclipsed; and as her song reached its crescendo, her blade whipped out and down, carving a solid arc; never pausing as it neatly sliced misshapen claws from greenish grey, sickly colored arms.

Her blade rested, tip dripping foul blood as her hips turned, but her song did not. Her hands relaxed, her breath expanded and as her killing notes made their glissando up the scale, so to he blade slipped effortlessly through vile ribs. With a soft pop of imploding air the devil disappeared.

Her song and her body collapsed inward, both tired, both breathless as the last notes fell across the snow.

The first words of the final chorus whispered passed her lips, pianissimo. "How much further, Masestro?"

She rested, longer than she should have, drawing these final stanza out for as long as she could without distorting the intended results. Then she rose slowly to her feet, the words of her battle song ringing clearly in her ears
PetervonHesse Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
She dropped to her knees in the snow, her blade still had blood from her battle. She wanted to pray, she had surprised herself but the heart in her breast still beat quicker than usual from her activity. The knight she had fought, he surely was holding back, but now she wanted rest as the wind woke her. It was cold, but still she had to press on she couldn't fail. She knew of his arms, and would commit it to memory not to harm him unless necessary, but her mission got her to get up.

I really could go further probably but wow, I would need more to go on lol))
KayleeRydder Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
In exhaustion she finally dropped to her knees in the snow, on her blade was still the blood of those she had thought were friends. She closed her eyes as she tried to hold the tears of betrayal back. How could they have done such a thing? The people who had raised her, who had taught her and cared for her, she never could have believed such evil could possibly hide just below the surface...

There is more but... it could get lengthy....OH! I wanna write it all now!
Gremlin18 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
I really get a skyrim feeling watching this..
Davis8488 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
She knelt before her master. "The enemy was weak, and unprepared. None escaped."
"And what of your losses?"
"We lost none who didn't deserve their fate."
He smiled, as a father watching his child reach adulthood. "Very well. Was the cargo all you promised?"
"This blade bears it: royal blood. They can ignore us no longer."

I envision some sort of cult that glorifies killing, and the power to kill, with the character shown being a member of an elite class. She bears the appearance, but not the attire, or nobility.
XCristalseaX Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
o.o wow.. =O nice!!
CharlieRule Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
I feel
KimyaMarie Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Writer
I think it's great!
783468734863 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
moral fatigue after the battle, and perhaps regret about something
Zerotho80 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Such a nice piece of art :) Is she left handed? Reminds me of Arya from GoT, just a bit older :)
enigmanet Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
jkopiec Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Dla mnie mistrzostwo
fangorna Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice detail.. form afar it loks like a photo.. very well done. Love it
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