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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
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ArwendeLuhtiene Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!!
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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
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ArwendeLuhtiene Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Understandable :D! But you did a great job :)
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ca4good Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
beautiful!
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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
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Voblin Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The eloquent and atmospheric picture.
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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
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Colin-Bentham Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
damn! this must have taken hours and hours... great stuff
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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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