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Time to Kill by iya-chen Time to Kill by iya-chen
Been reading so many good fantasy novels during break and getting very inspired *v* I also haven't had free time to draw something completely for fun, so this was really refreshing!

Merry late Christmas and happy early New Year c: 

Edit: Some of you have been asking which novels, so here's a list in case I'm beginning to sound horribly redundant haha: I just finished reading The Hammer by K.J. Parker and Blood Song by Anthony Ryan, and some of my all time favorite inspirations are The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch, and the Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks! <33 
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shiva-Cullen Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
thats looks realy amazing
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TijanaART Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful.
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Kutty-Sark Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
Wow so beautiful!
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DirshanielEvesh Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
I fell in love to this art at first sight
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AyaSenoArtLyricalH Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
oh,beautiful work!!
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ScribbleZennias Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
The muscles in your horse are beautiful, and again, with this amazing lighting and focus! You are so amazing! (I'm just gonna quietly go favorite your entire gallery now)
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Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
your colours are stunning !
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secretlyamermaid Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
So who is this awesome blonde guy that you feature in some of your fantasy drawings??
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Fake-God Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student General Artist
She looks a little bit like Ciri from "The Witcher", Polish fantasy saga. Ashen hair, elvish countenance, bright shawl and the beautifull horse.
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tenshpai-senpai Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i-it's a male I believe
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Fake-God Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Ouh. Probably ^^" Sorry, it's hard for me sometimes to recognize the sex of anime-looking elf.
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Meiryuki Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Wooow the atmosphere and colooursss <333 The lighting and background are also so great too omg ;v; I didn't notice the title until I read the artists' comment because I was too busy staring at the beautiful picture hnng
I wonder what it means though, does it refer to the main person in this picture or are we perhaps viewing from the person who is planning to kill the main person and that's why the view is sort of covered? Who knows haha maybe I should stop pretending I know what I'm talking about X)
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Emberons Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Loving the horse! Could you please explain the title??
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Cazandra Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
You should check out The Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks. Better than Night Angel Triology. ;)

And gorgeous art. Love it. Maybe its the main character from The Way of Shadows? ;)
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xXTheBlackSheepXx Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is absolutely stunning! Wow! 
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LadyMeru Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Beautiful, as always! If you ever run out of fantasy novels, try out the riddle of stars trilogy! It's my favorite book series ever, a really wonderful piece of fantasy. Actually, it's author Patricia A. Mckillip, is in general a really wonderful fantasy author. So yeah, check her out! if you don't feel like a trilogy The Bell at Sealey head and Song for the Basilisk are really good too
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Belladonnalilie Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha pretty much all the books you listed are my favorites <3
Wonderful picture, I looooove the colors.
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Brisingr-Arget Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice picture.
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DemoniqueAlma Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love it when books inspired art it's a great art aid.:D
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KurobaraNana Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I loved the colors. It's really amazing!
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Dr-Aim Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student General Artist
I very much like the light on this one. Not so fan of the orange outlines on the ground shadow, but that's really the only thing I don't like about this work.
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Morning-Star-42 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, I thought that was a pattern on the pavement. I see it now. Yeah, perhaps different placement/different shade would make it clear that it's the shadow's penumbra.
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Dr-Aim Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student General Artist
some kind of blur maybe ?
(sidenote, your avatar cracked me up. i juuust finished reading fullmetal alchemist.)
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Morning-Star-42 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
OMG you're the first to comment on it! :D I have laughed at this thumbnail for an embarrassing amount of time. <3
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Dr-Aim Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student General Artist
really ? well, you can laugh, it's hilarious.
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TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Again, here your main character is a giant.
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verDerbt Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the atmosphere of this... makes me want to step into it, sit down and watch. Amazing :love:

On a side note, reading that list was like coming home - and made me instantly buy The Hammer :D If you don't already have it, I can also recommend 'The Steel Remains' by Richard Morgan and 'The Tower of Fear' by Glen Cook ^^
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TheWiggleKing Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student General Artist
That is just far too gorgeous <3 
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AngelicusCadere Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The Night Angel Trilogy is so amazing X_X
Have you read The Blinding Knife (by Brent Weeks too)^
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Rennever Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student General Artist
This is very pretty. Love the colors!
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f0r3v3rw1nt3r Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
wow your favourite books are like the exact same as mine!! :D
AND ive been reading kj parker lately too, such coincidences :D
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Snowy-Aegis Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, reminds me of snk.
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nietopesh Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
awesome shoot and light-play :) Cant wait to see more of yours inspirations :)
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0navyblue Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love waiting for your work haha :) I like how you painted the horse and character, they're very refined but still hold your usual style. I love his expression, I think if you had placed any other title it still would have complemented it :)
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justvrit Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student General Artist
amazing piece!! Love the warm atmosphere you create with the colors you choose, and the peaceful expression of him!
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anakure Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible design!
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Peaniko Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This reminds me of your piece "Mission" I really like it!
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Ladylinkofhyrule Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:O SO GOOD!
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silverneko9lives0 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
This is beautiful!!! Tackling hug 
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PirateFairyKei Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The light in this is lovely!! *^*
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saphirewings Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's just amaizng :iconawwwplz: Have you used photoshop? 
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Miuru-chan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Beautiful~
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Very endearing picture.
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chirohito Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wanna give names of the good books? :)
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Andreanable Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
amazing as always~
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Lord-Gale Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student General Artist
And what are the names of some of these fantasy novels? I've been looking for a good book to read but nothings caught my interest.
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black-wolf-devil Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's added in the description. I hope you came back to read it?
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Lord-Gale Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes, thank you!!! :heart:
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black-wolf-devil Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome, just trying to help :)
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Aka-Rui Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reminds me of shingeki no kyojin c:
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