Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Sinking in Melancholy by Vyrhelle-VyrL Sinking in Melancholy by Vyrhelle-VyrL
Elwen, Raekwon and Eloïne from the Chronicles of Arcea (c)


:bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack:

Prints Available : here

:bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblack:



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.


:iconstop1plz::iconstop2plz::iconstop3plz::iconstop4plz:
Add a Comment:
 
:iconmad-monkey-queen:
Mad-Monkey-Queen Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Wow. ... She's pretty. o.o
Reply
:iconsilverwolf51:
Silverwolf51 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So beautiful, but sad
Reply
:iconvyrhelle-vyrl:
Vyrhelle-VyrL Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
There are often some sad parts on a story ;) 
Reply
:iconinalia:
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? 
Reply
:iconvyrhelle-vyrl:
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.
Reply
:iconinalia:
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
Reply
:iconvyrhelle-vyrl:
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 ;)
Reply
:icondpolaroid:
dpolaroid Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
love it! 
Reply
:iconashleymarie17:
ashleymarie17 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
How, that is a man and soldier.
beautiful, sadness and new hope (for the baby)
Reply
:icondresspheremasteryuna:
DressphereMasterYuna Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Sad and beautiful~~
Reply
:iconmythalas:
Mythalas Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
You get a strong sense of her pain and sadness. This is amazing.
Reply
:iconnobiax:
Nobiax Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
C'est dans ces moments-là, en voyant de telles images, que je n'apprécie pas mon empathie. :tears:
...
Et pourtant j'éprouve une sensation positive en ressentant cette peine. =|
Reply
:iconvyrhelle-vyrl:
Vyrhelle-VyrL Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
J'utilise parfois certaines images pour exorciser certaines choses plus personnelles. Cette image en fait partie. C'est peut-être pour ça qu'il y a un côté positif quelque part que l'on peut ressentir.
Reply
:icon00hunny00:
00Hunny00 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I think her crying is just too over dramatic, this is one of those pictures where less is more. Really beautiful otherwise.
Reply
:iconvyrhelle-vyrl:
Vyrhelle-VyrL Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
May be, but without the cry, she seems to be only sick. And she's not, she's just loosing any hope.
Reply
:icon00hunny00:
00Hunny00 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Then it would make more sense to have her look stressed or on the verge of tears while looking at her child. Her outstretched hand and where she's looking just look completely random.
Reply
:iconvyrhelle-vyrl:
Vyrhelle-VyrL Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
She's blind.
Reply
:icon00hunny00:
00Hunny00 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Ah~ and what is her hand doing?
Reply
:iconvyrhelle-vyrl:
Vyrhelle-VyrL Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
She's stroking a memory.
Reply
:icon00hunny00:
00Hunny00 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Then it would make more sense to make her look stressed or on the verge of tears while looking at her child - not sickly or crying. The baby is just laying there.
Reply
:iconyourmom10:
yourmom10 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Lovely image.
Reply
:iconvyrhelle-vyrl:
Vyrhelle-VyrL Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks :aww:
Reply
:iconbaronessochca:
baronessochca Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
no words
: '(
Reply
:iconanelir:
Anelir Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist
This picture tells a story all on it's own. Beautiful <3
Reply
:iconvyrhelle-vyrl:
Vyrhelle-VyrL Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^^
Reply
:iconsandra30:
sandra30 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
wow
Reply
:iconlj-phillips:
LJ-Phillips Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional
I love the way that you create an immersive world in a single piece :) Well-done!
Reply
:iconvyrhelle-vyrl:
Vyrhelle-VyrL Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you ^^
Reply
:iconlj-phillips:
LJ-Phillips Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional
My pleasure :iconmonkeydancerplz:
Reply
:icon0635722:
0635722 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Jolie travail. La tristesse d'Elwen est bien représenté. La colère de Raekwon est bien visible.
Je ne peux pas m'empêcher de penser aux sentiments en lui. C'est un guerrier, mais ce n'est pas une lutte qui se mène avec une épée. Alors, j'ai l'impression que sa colère pourrait venir pour une part de sa frustration et de son impuissance.
Reply
:iconvyrhelle-vyrl:
Vyrhelle-VyrL Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
C'est tout à fait ça ^^ Grand guerrier, il est dépassé par le mal qui ronge Elwen. D'où sa colère, parce que malgré ses efforts, elle sombre peu à peu ^^
Et là, la question est : y arrivera-t-il finalement? :P
Reply
:iconabyss-valkyrie:
Abyss-Valkyrie Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WOW!The lighting here makes everything so intense, you can really feel the 'melancholy'!
Reply
:iconlawenta:
Lawenta Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...she's not abandoned by all anymore. He's there.

Raekwon! :heart:

I love his pose here, by the way, but most of all I love that character :meow:
Reply
:iconvyrhelle-vyrl:
Vyrhelle-VyrL Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Raekwon is a great man ^^
Reply
:iconlawenta:
Lawenta Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, how would he react to having a fan? :XD:
Reply
:iconvyrhelle-vyrl:
Vyrhelle-VyrL Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Not badly :giggle:
Reply
:iconlawenta:
Lawenta Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Now really? :D
So... he likes his share of admiration? :D
Reply
:iconvyrhelle-vyrl:
Vyrhelle-VyrL Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes, he does :D
Reply
:iconlawenta:
Lawenta Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, then it's settled. He has a fan. :laughing:
Reply
:iconvyrhelle-vyrl:
Vyrhelle-VyrL Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D
Reply
:iconshadehallow:
Shadehallow Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very beautiful peice.
Reply
:iconmyladysd:
MyladySd Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
C'est magnifique!!!!!
Elle est tres tres belle
J'aime ton dessin C'est magnifique!!!!!
(Je sais mon francais est tres mauvais je e suis pas francais, je suis du Belge =D)
Reply
:iconvyrhelle-vyrl:
Vyrhelle-VyrL Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Merci :blowkiss: et l'important, c'est que je te comprenne ^^
Reply
:iconmyladysd:
MyladySd Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
Reply
:iconygolover222:
ygolover222 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
so she's blind and she can't see her own baby is that why she's upset? i don't get it...
Reply
:iconvyrhelle-vyrl:
Vyrhelle-VyrL Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is difficult to explain without saying all the story and using my poor english XD But being blind is not the reason of her mood. Some "bad" events happened and made her feeling guilty and depressive. In this illustration, she's near to just lie down and die.
Reply
:iconygolover222:
ygolover222 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
oh poor thing but she's happy about the baby right? i mean birth is a magical (and painful) thing she has a beautiful baby.
Reply
:iconvyrhelle-vyrl:
Vyrhelle-VyrL Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Her daughter is the strong link that keeps her alive ^^
Reply
:iconygolover222:
ygolover222 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Aww that's good i guess at least she has her daughter and the man to love her (is the man the daddy?)
Reply
:iconvyrhelle-vyrl:
Vyrhelle-VyrL Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
( no, he isn't )
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
March 21, 2011
Image Size
816 KB
Resolution
1280×768
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
74,740 (18 today)
Favourites
2,994 (who?)
Comments
375
×