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Sinking in Melancholy by Vyrhelle-VyrL Sinking in Melancholy by Vyrhelle-VyrL
Elwen, Raekwon and Eloïne from the Chronicles of Arcea (c)


Prints Available : here


Photoshop CS3
20/25 hours
Sketch on paper.


Il y avait un petit moment que je n'avais pas posté une grande illustration sur Arcea. Entre la BD ( dont le premier tome est quasi fini \o/ ), un sketchbook à réimprimer, les commandes et les aléas divers et variés, je n'avais pas eu un seul moment pour m'y remettre.

Pour ceux qui ne veulent rien savoir de l'histoire, ne pas lire ce qui suit :

Cette image illustre une partie de la vie d'Elwen parmi les plus tristes. Elle vient d'être mère, mais n'arrive pas à s'en réjouir, plongée par la force des évènements dans une descente aux enfers insidieuse. Aveugle, abandonnée de tous, avec les mains couvertes de sang, elle n'arrive pas à lutter contre ce mal qui tuent les gens de sa race à petit feu : la Mélancolie.
Mais Raekwon veille. Nourrissant une colère amère pour ceux qui ont fait tant de mal à celle dont il est secrètement amoureux depuis des années, il a délaissé ses habituels champs de bataille pour livrer cet autre combat.


There was a moment that I had not posted a large illustration of Arcea. Between the comics book (whose first volume is almost finished \o/), a sketchbook to reprint, orders and contingencies many and varied, I hadn't had a moment to get back.

For those who won't know part of history, don't read that follows:

This image shows a part of life of Elwen among the saddest. She has just become mother, but can't rejoice about it, living through the force of events in an insidious descent into hell. Blind, abandoned by all, with hands covered with blood, she can't fight against this pain that kill people of her race by inches: Melancholy.
But Raekwon is on her guard. Nurturing a bitter anger for those who have done so much harm to those whom he is secretly in love for years, he abandoned his usual engaging battleground for this another fight.

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Silverwolf51 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So beautiful, but sad
Vyrhelle-VyrL Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
There are often some sad parts on a story ;) 
Inalia Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
wonderful job :) 
Looking at her is like she's in love with another man and now she has a baby from someone she doesn't love, am I right? 
Vyrhelle-VyrL Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
No, you don't ^_^ but it could be right if you only see the picture.
Inalia Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
oh, lol... but still wonderful work I'm loving this to pieces. There are just so many emotion in this picture. Like a part of a comic book or a novel. :D
Vyrhelle-VyrL Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
In a point of view, it is. This is a scene from the story I'm working on for my comic book ;)
dpolaroid Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
love it! 
ashleymarie17 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
How, that is a man and soldier.
beautiful, sadness and new hope (for the baby)
DressphereMasterYuna Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Sad and beautiful~~
Mythalas Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
You get a strong sense of her pain and sadness. This is amazing.
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