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Lament for Glory by Saimain Lament for Glory by Saimain
Semiyar playing a fiddle as he wanders the halls of a forgotten castle alone, paying tribute in his own way to the splendor of ancient times. I used a welsh castle as a reference for the background.

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


Semiyar is copyright me: [link]
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IceQueenofMitera Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can just hear the song he's playing. Its a sad but beautiful song
WolfStar04 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
If this was acualy happening at a inn and I was there I would so be takaliing Semiyar and hugging him.... I love your chara Falen but when I read the second book I swiched to Semiyar.... When is The Golden Prince comeing out?.... ( When I havent spelled something for a long time i forget how to spell it )
thelostkitten Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
that beauitful I had to say even though it has been awhile u drawn this x.x so i figured it would be nice to comment it. XD Ever since i seen u r pictures i have kept my fanasys alive! ._. i love u r art.....makes me wanan cry...
WinndyCakes Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
Very pretty. I like it a lot, especially his expression.
And he's playing it left-handed! Awesome!
I actually remember reading that about left-handed violins and violinists. :3
thatpalechick Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
This is gorgeous. Beautiful and tragic and simply awe-inspiring.
DawnBluewings Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007   Traditional Artist
Left handed fiddlers are awesome. And that's the least awesome part of this pic.
Marianne-Blacklands Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Serika-Ishar Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
Very awesome. Colors are beautiful!
pirate-ahoy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2006
Wonderful picture! The baroque-looking bow is amazing, I am a violinist myself, so I also must add the thing about the wrong shoulder and how it bugs me, but I did read that that is apart of his design. :) Other than that, I must fav this! :D
Saimain Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2006  Professional General Artist
I met someone at a faire playing a left-handed violin, and got a picture of it. That's what inspired me to give Semiyar a unique one as well. :)
MistyGlow Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2006
nice!!!!! heheh i like this since i play a violin too :XD:
ShirlyRussel Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2005
It's wonderful, you can almost hear the music, and the sad notes chooses to play, I love it. A violin is realy the perfect instrument in this case, men and those colours fit perfectly with the rest of the scene.... I wish I had your talent, I'd quit school and never stop drawing!
MegaLisa830 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, the people in Avenan may play their instruments differently than we do, but it doesn't matter.. Anyways, I like this one. I like Semiyar's expression, pose, cloak, cap and feather, and fiddle. And the castle steps and archways. I like the lighting in this too. :) And whatever melody he's playing, I imagine it being kind of a sad one..
black-rose88 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2005
very cool... just one thing... he's holding the violin in the wrong hand... shoud be fiddle in the left hand, bow in the right hand..
Saimain Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2005  Professional General Artist
Nope, that's on purpose. On earth it may be usual to have it the other way around, but this is my own fantasy world, and they play fiddles like this there. Part of his character design. :)
black-rose88 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2005
ahhh, gotcha ^^
thenitewolf Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2005
so pretty!
Waser Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004
very nice, you have a similar coulouring technique to me. but if i may say that the character seems a little detached from the background, maybe it is because of the outline :) all in all a very fine job.
Shahanna Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004
erm... going through your gallery, and while I must admit that I love the picture, as a classical musician, might I point out that though his position is wonderful, the instrument is on the wrong shoulder...


Perhaps I'm just a picky geek.
Saimain Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004  Professional General Artist
No, everybody points that out.. It's part of his design, however, ever since I saw a left-handed fiddler at a rennaissance faire. Something more unique about it. ^_^
Shahanna Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2004
Those are cool, though custom made usually to make them work better... sorry for pointing out the obvious then.
wagnas Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2004
Very beautiful work.:)
arathemage Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2004
HOLY CHEESE!!!! HOW DO YOU DO THAT???!??!!!*looks at own gallery**snif* HEY!!!! I AM WELSH!!!!TRULY I AM!!! My family is form there! but I in the US...
TNHawke Featured By Owner May 13, 2004
Oooo, awsome colors, once again. Poor Semiyar. *snugs him*
tsukiguujin Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004
This is very beautifully drawn! I love it.

Agankhau Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2004   Traditional Artist
I have loved this since i saw it (and the lineart) the first time, at meadowhaven. I just.. must.. fav this ^^
faerymagic Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2004
I believe that this picture and it's simple description are as deep as the earth. This is so sweet... so nostalgic... I'm enthralled!
Matereya Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2004  Student Interface Designer
Gads! You did it again!XD Don't tell me the bkg was done by a mouse...
Your coloring ish so amazing! I especially liked the Semiyar's expression and the way he plays his fiddle! So enchanting..*sigh*
paladinknight Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2003
I really like the atmosphere. Reflects the emotion of the musician niiicely. :)
rajiv Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb! Ultra cool! Especially the coloring. :+fav:
Bilious Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2003  Professional General Artist
I love this one. O.O the lighting is great!
lexell Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks Great!
I realy like the motion in the cape, clors and shading, well done!
yea, you deserve another fav! :)

deep-blue-sea Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2003   Photographer
Really Cool ... I LIKE IT :boogie:
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