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The Rover's Cripple by Saimain The Rover's Cripple by Saimain
Finally finished! Falen in the black heart of Marcale, with the old entrance of Widdenwael nearby. Painting this maxed my patience to the extreme. Over a month of planning, dozens of references used, and my arm hurt from my wrist to my elbow by the time I was finished. One of the biggest paintings I ever attempted back around 2004/2005.

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

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:bulletred:SIGNED PRINTS AVAILABLE HERE: [link]

Falen is İme
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:iconempressofmelnibone:
empressofmelnibone Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Absolute best fantasy world since Lord of the Rings and Elric of Melnibone. Just as fantasic a fantasy world as Wheel of Time.
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Silver-Monster Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great job, beautiful artwork!
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:iconpearlsnowdrop:
pearlsnowdrop Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Lovely
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:iconnami-room:
Nami-room Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
her drawings convey a serenity ...
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:iconmarioteodosio:
MarioTeodosio Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely wonderful, very much expresses and transmits all the magic that you can enclose in your drawings.
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Princess-Snow-White Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
This is absolutely magical. Makes me wish myself away to a place like that.
I really want to read "The Wars of Avenan" now. Is there no chance of them being printed again?
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
No, I'm sorry about that. The last copies I have are available in the special auction in my current journal, but that's all I can offer.
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Elysian-Fall Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This painting is my favorite out of everything in your gallery - great job!
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:iconthetravelingbard:
thetravelingbard Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so gorgeous!
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fullmetaldeathnote Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
you always have such beautiful backgrounds!! :D
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:iconjuicyzombie:
juicyzombie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Brilliant.
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:iconstevegreen:
Stevegreen Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Detail, and colour both amazing, i enjoy the wonder that persone in this picture gives off.
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:iconhermy-one:
Hermy-one Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So much talant. I wish I could exist in a place like that
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SailorPhantom Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, tis lovely and magical.
Does he have two paths to choose?
What are the books about? Wait, should probably look it up first. ^^;
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
You can learn about the world and characters from "The Wars of Avenan" here: [link] :)
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:iconsailorphantom:
SailorPhantom Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. ^_^
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:iconyami-honenuki-tenshi:
Yami-Honenuki-Tenshi Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
lovely ^^ I love the greens and highlights, very pretty!
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MirrorwoodComics Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
A fantastic job.
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x--Sinesthesia--x Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
I love the setting. It's amazing how you made it show such depth. And the little details like the butterflies and the smoke leading into the darkness are marvelous.
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Serenitykaibalee Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
Bravo!
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:iconanmaril:
Anmaril Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, I've featured it in my new news article, you can found it here:
[link]

Thanks for this work!
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! That's very sweet of you. :)
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:iconbaiexa-btrfly:
baiexa-btrfly Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great scene!
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:iconquaddles-roost:
Quaddles-Roost Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad caught this at [link] and a fave of course :D
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:iconquaddles-roost:
Quaddles-Roost Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad caught this at [link] and a fave of course :D
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:iconlakita-lover:
Lakita-lover Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
All the forest backgrounds in your pictures are absolutely stunning. You're amazing!
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:iconcds-03:
CDS-03 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
:faint: Absolutely AMAZING!
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phoenix1784 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
You're right, it was definantly worth the work. I would've killed myself before then. :)

good job.
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Mirrixor Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! ^^
a path into the wood, and that little purple butterflys :love:
Lovely :D
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saturnstar5 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
the background is breathtaking.
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jowyn Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I finally bought this book last week and I'm half way through it. You are AMAZING!! You're writing is so wonderful and you portray the character so well :D I can't wait to finish and as soon I've finished I'm gonna buy Saberondan. There should be more people buying htis book! All I have to say is congratulations and well done on such an amzing story. Expect fanart XD
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Saimain Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I'm very happy that you're enjoying it! ^__^
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vlk793 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
wow, your paintings are really amazing! and colours are wonderful!
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Shellyholmessister Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
This is incredible! I especially love the tree strands.
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rosecourt Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like this, well I like the forest the best it so much detail its awsome! :D
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snoWhite-fAiRy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
I fall in Love with ure beautiful forests AGAIN!!:D
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Stinger22005 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
I already commented on this one on Elfwood, but I just have to do it again. This is another one of my favorites of your work and I must say that it is one great piece. From the foliage to the trees to Falen(?), you seemed to have mastered it all and it shows through your artwork.
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Millie277 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
I love it!
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:iconzara-the-vampire:
Zara-the-vampire Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007   Writer
that is absolutley stunning....thats all ican say....
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binaire Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007   Interface Designer
:wow: All the little details speak volumes about your patience in painting them - excellent work!
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:iconcallistoraine:
CallistoRaine Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
this is absolutely amazing, wow I love how the butterflies stand out, and the background! utterly fantastic! Hmm where do those paths lead? I'm interested to read your books! congrats!
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Zenadar Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007   Traditional Artist
Instant favorite !
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Yalshid Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007  Student General Artist
wau i have no words!!! it´s incredible
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:iconladykurania:
LadyKurania Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007
This is absolutely amazing. I don't know how you do it... *sigh*
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Wickedmommy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
This is just beautiful! Your backgrounds are amazing! I am so happy I saw you being mentioned on livejournal.
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bornahorse Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
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Speechless here...
It looks like a photograph...
Every time I see it, it's just... WOW!!!
So much detail and everything!!!
You are REALLY good.
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Mierzeja Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
:clap::clap:
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Animanga-girl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007
*sniff* Computer problems are bad for my health, but looking through your gallery makes me really happy. I'm crazy about fantasy stuff, and am awed by your detail and painting and awesome work. I think this one's still my favorite, lol. I think a custom painting done by you is an awesome prize for the Meadow Haven contest. People have to be crazy not to enter. I'm entering once my compu's happy again.

That was a weird comment. =P I'll go away again now...
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Kael-Thas-Sunstrider Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing and so life like.
the fact you can do this and write a story is impressive lol ^_^
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