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The Darkest Illusion by Saimain The Darkest Illusion by Saimain
An Illusionist (a creature who can bend light and shadows to its will) is tormenting Prince Luke, and has just pinned his best friend and servant Danathen to the door. It now keeps Luke back so he cannot determine if what he's seeing is real or all in his mind... Drawn back in 2005, but I finally got a better scan of it to post. My scanner wasn't all that great back then. XD

You can learn more about Luke, Danny and the "Not All Kings Wear Gold" storyline here: [link]

Luke and Danathen are copyright me
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:iconkenedystorm:
KenedyStorm Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:worship:
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, thank you so much for all the features! :hug:
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ArwenGernak Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
featured here: [link]
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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HallloweenKatt Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
I love how you can see through the Illusionist where it's holding him. Can't quite explain it, but it just does something for the picture. Kind makes the whole concept of "Is it reality or illusion?" strike home.

Lovely and thoughtful.
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TheDawnofSnowdrop Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist
Great!
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:iconjess-san94:
Jess-san94 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
-thinks yaoi - *____* rawr ~~
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:iconjess-san94:
Jess-san94 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Omfg, This Is Awesome, What A Amazing Drawubf And Such A Talent...
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Daniclaws Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did you ever have an account on Elfwood?

I swear I remember seeing this over there...
And remembering how great it is lol
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yes, I do have an old account on Elfwood.
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Daniclaws Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aaaah. I thought so.

Great pictures none-the-less :]
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Archanor29 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
D: interesting, good job! D:
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MomoISMaiMonkeh Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
this is amazing!you did this with only a pencil 0.0 wow
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:iconlalupi:
Lalupi Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Wow amazing details and expressions! Love it :D
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:iconmrs-st:
Mrs-ST Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
=) they seem such interesting characters! love it! thank you!
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:iconhouse-of-bones:
House-of-Bones Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful. Your pencil work is just as amazing as the paintings! So sorry for the random attack of favourites to your art with no comments; I figured I'd add an extra large comment here to compensate ^^;
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Snow-Knight Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazing! the detail is awesome!
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ssectusempra Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
Ooo!!! I love the way you use the pencil. Beautiful shading xDD
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217marmalade Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
okso, i don't know how to say this without sounding creepy, but this has been one of my favorites of yours for a long time. I used to browse elfwood occasionally a couple years back, and when i stumbled across this (and some of your other work) i totally loved it. i saw one of your pieces featured today, and immediately recognized the style as yours. really good stuff. i digg your style.
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dillon-was-here Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
aww.. he's too young. nice drawing.
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:iconmottinthepot:
MottInThePot Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
omg you caught the emotion perfect. the panic in this is really breath taking...
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:iconinka93:
Inka93 Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
really amazing! I love the story behind the creation and all the details!! Yay you!
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Three-Stripes Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
sorry if i clicked the request print button ^^; was tying to find the dowlode one
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:iconnatakuonna:
NatakuOnna Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Absolutely stunning. This is the one that had me click 'watch' so long ago :) Still my favorite piece by far! :heart:
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Catmunk Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
Amazing picture,
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RenrookART Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I thought I recognized your style. I entered a contest on your site once - for leather armor. You ended up using some pieces from my entry. Now I have to move through your stuff just to see if I can find any artwork with those pieces. Just to see what came of all that. XD

Last I heard you got published - congrats!
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MisterWilson Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
hmm.. i scrolled over the page and suddenly seemed to request a print because i was just clickin on the page to switch from my chat pr. to internet exp. so now i requested a print wich i did not mean.
is there a way you can somehow delete that or reject it?
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CrescentFang16 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009   Writer
is this from a story? anime? game?
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
My personal artwork depicts characters and illustrations from my original fantasy series "The Wars of Avenan". You can find out more about the novels and artbooks on my website page here: [link]
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DragonInk7 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Professional Photographer
Featured in my journal!
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:iconsoulfoda:
SoulFoda Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
You got good skills about shading.
Awesome.
+fav
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clockwork-kite Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice! I love the wings
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Poet-of-Shadows Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
I love the storm-churning water, it's beautiful. And also your hands, I admire them very much. You are extremely talented.
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Ninver Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008   Writer
Gahhhhh, the wings, they are so perfect! :wow: :fav:
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chafe Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I just had a thought. (WHOA.) How on Earth do you store such wonderful, pencil-heavy pieces without smudging them all to hell?

I've e-mailed my friend about the poster I saw, by the way.
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WhiteLucifer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008
omg, so good O.O
respect, man
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radicaloptimist Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
good job it's awesome :D
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Daequitas Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Professional Artist
wow...
great penciliing and shading

loved it
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evix77 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
this is sad but beautiful
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paper-faces Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
everything about this is eccelent.
the idea, the art, the feeling. i love it.
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VGiselleH Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
Wow, this is rather horrific, poor prince Luke! And Danathen hanging all limply from the door, even without the background info of what's going on, it's such a strong scene!!
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:iconcaleidos:
caleidos Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is a really awesome drawing...

Very good pencilwork...

Greetings

Cal
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black-laced-heart Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
I love it...its absolutely amazing!
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dancingelf Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Professional Photographer
Amazing work! :clap:
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:iconlisadora:
Lisadora Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet piece!! :clap: Your characters are very cool, and I love love love the illusionist...!!
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the-zilla Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Hobbyist
This is so dark (subject and shading-wise!)
Pencil shading is insane to do, but this looks fantastic!
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Mystik-Rider Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
:heart:

:frail: :frail: :frail: :+fav: :bow: :frail: :frail: :frail:
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Mystik-Rider Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
so sorry... I paste this message by mistake... I was looking at your drawing, and I was saying to myself how beautiful this image was... and paste and click without thinking...

Wonderful work, by the way!!!! =D
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