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Captive Heart by Saimain Captive Heart by Saimain
Morgan and his captive queen, whom he calls Nimri (meaning wild or beautiful light, such as in a sunset or sunrise). He took her as an act of war against her people, and as a means of learning and communicating with the enemy, but after a few months of dragging her around the wilderness with him, he's...starting to grow rather fond of her. She fascinates him. Nimri's every bit as wild and spirited as he is, and I begin to wonder just who is the real captive now. ^__^;;

Around 45 hours spent on this one (I am so sick of fur and shadowy thorns and tatters), maybe longer if you count how many times I had to redraw his face. His expression leaves me in disbelief. It's...it's almost a smile. For once, he doesn't look like he's going to mangle everything in sight. o_0;; Messed with the final scan in Photoshop to improve contrast and lighting, but it's mostly pencil and a blending stick.

Sketch version here: [link]

You can learn more about Morgan, Nimri and "The Wars of Avenan" storyline here: [link]

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:bulletred:SIGNED PRINTS AND ARTBOOK AVAILABLE HERE: [link]

Morgan copyright © me
Nimri copyright © Kelly Kilbourn
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longrider1952 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic
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PintSizeArtist95 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is beautiful
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MadeItMyself101 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
I must say you are one of my favorite artist and I love each piece you do :) This one is just fantastic!
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MaarinStandVigilant Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student General Artist
You are an amazing artist! I hope to be able to draw like you someday^^
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LeandroSans Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
very good!
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ColinGreen Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   Digital Artist
so cute
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TheKruzer10 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
all i can say.... HOLY SHi* (smacked by sheer amazement)
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nikoskap Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
That is absolutely amazing!!!
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YamiYoro Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
i would really love to see a hair tutorial of yours. I always have struggle with drawing hair and your style is awesome!
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LiniaElizabeth Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful
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PhoenixJBAER Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are just so amazing in your art !
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PhoenixJBAER Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
J'aimerais Ítre aussi bon D: !
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CreativeKayatt Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Truly amazing! Your art style inspires me so much as an art student.
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Izolna Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Amazing!
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Samanthaline Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
I love it !
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angiesworld Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so beautiful!
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CharlotteBronte Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
loved that
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maddhattr07 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
She does look a little mischevious. Very beautiful!
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FlyAway-555 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks absolutely amazing! His face looks peaceful, unlike he does in some of your other works that I've glanced over that I'm assuming are also him.. :/ Keep up the brilliant work!
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MustangRider2 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is amazing!!
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Sabolin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I love the way you drew her face, very pretty almost cat like.
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White--Whiskers Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student General Artist
After all this time I still have to say that this has to be my favorite piece of art. The emotion in this is so tangible and real, it's absolutely beautiful! One day I will get a print of this and stare at it all the time, lol.

You are one of my favorite artists and one of my biggest inspirations. After seeing your art I finally started the long process of switching from manga to realism and I am so happy I did. So thank you for all the years of inspiration and amazingly stunning art!
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Magic-Realm Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful. I love it!
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bartonchick44 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011   General Artist
These are so awesome! The detail in your work is amazing. Love it!
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slinkyskinked Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
love your drawing style sooo much and this pic is the sweetest thing ive ever seen
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Sarifael Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
After all this time I am still in love with this picture. It may be the best you have ever done!
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AfrikaMia Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Me gusta!!
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CorgiFoxi Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful, the details are amazing.
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Very beautiful!
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Fiarene-Art Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love this couple :heart:
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Unicorn-Knight Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Great job!
There is excellent detail throughout the whole thing - the thing I like best are their faces, and her wonderfully piercing, beautiful eyes!
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NightLight3 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
It's very good. And I hardly say this (.with lots of excellent detail).
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Annanonyma Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Your art is amazing. I love the details and the realistic aspects... This is just beautiful...
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GS-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
this is so great! love the detail and her expression
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angrboda555 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
very beautiful ^^
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laugh1forever Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
this is just.....amazing.
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AlejandroMM Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME .
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cokei Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Student General Artist
AMAZING. just amazing.
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LikeYouDo Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Soooooo gorgeous :omg:
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AHussein Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional
So beautiful!!! Ive featured you in my journal hope you dont mind: [link]
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Saimain Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
I don't mind at all--thank you so much! :)
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lavendel-ashes Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
wonderfull
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kyrakamoji Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Student General Artist
i love your art work it is so good ^^ i hope to be just as good one day
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lovely!
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I love it! <3
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Aleynia Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This art has inspired me to continue drawing and to post my drawings. I signed up because this simply took my breath away. Thank you for the inspiration :)
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The-Winged-Warden Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Student Writer
Wow this is gorgeous. I envy your skills as an artists.
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Zwanbg Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Your figures are always so amazing! Very unique style and atmosphere!
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Avaera Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely Love It!!!
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binkibonsai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Your lines and shading are beautiful! Well done!
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