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April 17, 2007
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Aftermath by giadrosich Aftermath by giadrosich
Original Size: 7.5x10
Medium: Brush, Quill & Ink
Copyright Notice: 2007 by Bob Giadrosich/Sharayah Press. All Rights Reserved.

    One of sixteen illustrations for an epic narrative poem entitled Red Snow, depicting the same character I created in Shield Maiden and the battle scene Red Snow.

    I knew that I wanted to do a close-up from the back of a central character in the story (to view the aftermath of the battle), and then, having penciled in most of the details of the composition, I realized that she was wearing chain-mail in the other shots...

    Now, drawing chain-mail up close was not really what I had in mind, but here I was. I do know what real chain-mail looks like.
    This is not it. Consider this a half-breed fantasy version, 'cause there was no way I was going to interlock every link.

   60+ hours went into this one, which caused me to reflect on the words of Boromir in the movie The Fellowship of the Ring, where he states:

"It is a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt over so small a thing. Such a little thing."

    I've gone off rings for a while...
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Odzilla Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
just love the detail
ArwendeLuhtiene Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
giadrosich Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :hug: I must admit, however, it threw me off chain-mail (at least close-ups) for the longest time, lol! :D
ArwendeLuhtiene Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Understandable :D! But you did a great job :)
ca4good Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
giadrosich Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for your kind word and the fave on this one, ca4good! :D
Voblin Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The eloquent and atmospheric picture.
giadrosich Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the fave on this one, Vladimir, and of course, the kind words! :D
Colin-Bentham Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
damn! this must have taken hours and hours... great stuff
giadrosich Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yep, this one took a while. Actually, twice as long as need be, because I work over a complete pencil drawing. Needless to say, I went off chain-mail for a while. :D
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