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Chained Heat
The valiant Dona Esperanza de Vivar of Isperia has run afoul of the cult that has oppressed her people and finds herself chained to await her death sentence. A knight fighting for her enemies takes an interest in her as an opponent for her strength and confidence. Esperanza on the other hand refuses to show submission but deep down, she is just as appreciative of the charm behind that knight's helmet. Where could this empathy and rivalry lead them?

Happy Valentines day, knights and knightettes.
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US Cavalry Officer
'Instead of spa we'll drink brown ale
And pay the reckoning on the nail
For debt no man shall go to gaol (jail)
From Garryowen in glory'

Garryowen

Sound the bugle! Cavalry officer Ashley Eckstein is on the charge! 
Wondered how Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars the Clone Wars) would look in a US Cavalry uniform. So here she is at her horse's reigns, sabre sheathed and proudly sporting cavalry gauntlets and the cross-swords hat.
The body, Ashley's head and the Stetson were all separate images. 
A digital collage/manipulation of mine.
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Abraham Vouk
A glimpse into the life of Abraham Vouk, a studious apothecary and healer from Vallakia, before his studies eventually led him to vampirism. In the crumbling rooms of the castle he purchased as his laboratory, Vouk would examine the illnesses of his people, study the human body and formulate cures. But the desire for powers beyond that of mortal life would take him down a morbid path.

Character and story belong to me.
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Fuerza de Esperanza
Bullet; RedBullet; RedBullet; Red For the FantasyLegends "Might vs. Magic" Contest *Might* Bullet; RedBullet; RedBullet; Red

Guess it was time I put my Esperanza in an action scene. This watercolour painting is a submissions for Fantasy-Legend's Might vs Magic  www.deviantart.com/journal/Mig… contest.
Here the heroine Esperanza Vivar takes the fight to soldiers of the tyrannical order suppressing the free peoples that have coexisted in the kingdom of Isperia. Despite swarming around her in their numbers, Esperanza ferociously holds each of them off with swings of her ornate sword.
The drawing was first marked in pencil then gone over in biro before being painted in watercolour. The shading is somewhat inspired by Fransisco Goya's palettes.
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Mas Oscuro antes del Amanecer
In this entry to Fantasylegends Darkest Before Dawn contest, I have drawn the darkest hours of the far southern kingdom of Isperia, the tragic loss of its national hero and his wife, and eventually their only daughter's rise to heroism.
After riding to the aid of gypsies, the Mouri and other peoples attacked by his own country's prejudiced cultish sects, the fearless knight Don Antonio de Vivar and his wife Doña Isabel intend their newborn child Esperanza to become a powerful lady and a significant step in their Isperia's prosperity and equality. Peace is interrupted when Antonio and Isabel are persecuted by the cult that has gained leverage over their country's power and begun full scale slaughter of the gypsies and Mouris that had come to live in harmony with Isperia's people.
The attempt to fight back the cult's treacherous soldiers ends with Antonio and Isabel's deaths and their maid Pepa taking the infant daughter to the safety of the Isperian wilderness.
Raised as an innocent village girl with a love of dancing, swimming and horse riding, Esperanza Vivar's peaceful, carefree world takes a grim turn when violence and strife reach her life at last. Her nightmares take the form of all reason being abandoned and in its place, creatures of the night form all around her ready to drag her into the blackness.
Eventually as the dark closes in around the fair Esperanza, she has her parent's and Pepa's love and her people's bid for freedom for her to stand up and give her all for Isperia's former glory, even with just a quarterstaff at her side.
At last Esperanza receives the training and experience needed to become the Doncella who will lead a band of freedom fighters that will sweep aside the bloodthirsty cult's forces and restore liberty to Isperia. As the sun fights its way through the clouds, Doncella Esperanza's sword shines its rays and her benevolent horse Elena rears mightily above the troubled kingdom
for all to behold.

This image was hand-drawn with Berol ink and colouring pencils.
Esperanza's nightmare was inspired by Fransisco Goya's most iconic etching to express the feelings of fear, loneliness and stress when all becomes confusing and scary. Esperanza and everything else is a fantasy creation of my own, inspired by Spanish history. The darkest starts from when her parents were murdered, then to when Esperanza must face that dark years later. Dawn is when she becomes a true warrior.
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toht981
George Rowland
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Name: Toht981

Residence: England

Interests: Film and Gaming franchises, drawing, Military history, Model figures and trains, landscape photography, comedy

Preferred dress: Checkered or striped shirt, suede shoes, cords, jeans, cashmere jumper, moccasins

Current Residence: West Midlands
Favourite genre of music: Soundtrack
Favourite style of art: Comic book
Favourite cartoon character: Pre Vizsla, Boba Fett, The Joker, Two-Face, General Greivous, Commander Cody, Rex, Waxer and Boil
Personal Quote: "Now, what shall we talk about?"
Interests
  • Listening to: Rey's theme John Williams
  • Reading: Warhammer Black Library
  • Watching: The Lone Ranger
  • Eating: Burger
  • Drinking: Ginger beer
Completed a UCAS application a few days ago. Listed Illustration, animation and games art as my choice of modules. Have been invited by 3 universities for interviews. Wish me luck. 

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CyberAngel08 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello random deviant of the day, congrats for making it this far! Here, you deserve a llama~ :heart:
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Aelindia Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A belated thank you for the :+fav: :)
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toht981 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
The pleasure's all mine.
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Lisa22882 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist

Thanks for the fav!

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toht981 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome. So what did you like about my Esperanza art and comic, chateau? 
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Trevor-Nielson Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Professional Artist
Thanks for the fave on Red Sonja: Rock and a Hard Place!. Your appreciation for my color work just makes me want to do more. Here's the link for the line art  Red Sonja ...Rock and a Hard Place!! you can see it in black and white.
Thanks,
Trevor
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Yenga Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016   Filmographer
thanks for the fav! :D
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Joeycool1210 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
Happy birthday.
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NinkSkoir Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday! :hug::cake: Hope you have a great day!
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