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Amaranthine by anndr Amaranthine by anndr
commission for :iconwoozy1:

Here we can see Alys in front of the statue of Andraste.
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carrot32 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
This gave me the feels!!! I'm totally in love with your work! Keep it up! 😄
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Neffin Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist
amazing work!
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hunterofthedark Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The Lighting is very good, and the expression on both faces.
Really good work you did there!
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almostinsane999 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Love it. :)
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Darkrisa Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist
amazing!!! :hooray:
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Daraeldin Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
This is awesome. I saw it and thought, "The one who repents, who has faith, Unshaken by the darkness of the world,
She shall know true peace. -Transfigurations 10:1"
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virginhuntress Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
It even FEELS peaceful. Love the "brush" strokes. :D
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Pingouinou Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I love the way light falls on the pregnant lady
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baronessochca Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Андрасте...
Где я о ней слышала. Может "драгон эйдж?"


о,и конечно картинка - она великолепна. этот свет сверху вперемежку с дымом благовоний,свечи. чувствуется священное место. будущая мать-вообще бесподобна.
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Wingsword Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Pregnant female (not sure if she's woman) in her probably one of the most sacred periods of life asking goddess for blessings. The light from above probably symbolizes that benediction.

I love pictures telling stories - just like this one.

Great work, anndr.
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Inkary Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, pregnant male. Very smart.
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VictoryWept Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Have you ever read mythology? There's tons of stories of males getting pregnant.
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Inkary Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, this picture is a myth illustration. Great.
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VictoryWept Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
And you have a problem with that because...?

But no. I believe it's actually for either a character, or a different storyline. Andraste, however, is a Celtic Goddess.
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DorianPavus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014   Digital Artist
You should have stopped feeding the troll right here, friend.
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Inkary Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's funny how you people try to find someone's problems. What's your business? Are you a psychologist and these problems are your money? Not gonna work.

This is a illustration for a certain fan-character from the game Dragon Age, she is a clearly woman and Andraste is also in-game kind of a prophet. Jesus. Of course this information isn't obvious and requires little research, but people's unwillingness to do it but weird theories is fascinating.
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VictoryWept Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Are you serious?

Games steal from ancient mythology all the time. Usually to the detriment of whatever mythology they "borrowed." Andraste is the name of a Celtic Goddess. If someone wanted to use Her name, cool. The comment about male pregnancy was justified in response to another comment. In mythology, it happens. Pertinent, because, again, Andraste is a Celtic Goddess.
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Inkary Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconwhatamireadingplz:
The picture is about certain female character, and about certain subject of the certain game franchise. So what does it do to celtic mylothology (except premeditated or unpremeditated names)? Nothing.
How often do you go to look for guys whose name is "Jesus" and tell them "Omg omg you're Son of God!11"? or somethinglikethis?
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ComporreWhich Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student
очень красиво
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NamelessSaint Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Writer
Wow, this is wonderful!
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Aarifal Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Просто невероятно!!! Так живо!! Прекрасно!
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dinarasmall Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Она просто волшебна!!!
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TheReapersApprentice Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me think of an Enya song xD
Very beautiful!
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starcru Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
nice,who is she??
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Asfalothgem Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
the lighting is lovely! very nice overall :)
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Odilicious Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exquisite work.
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Alsiafel Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Это просто невероятно!Спасибо вам за вдохновение!:hug:
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tingc888 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Disregarding that this is Dragon Age art (not that it's a problem... just not what I thought of first), I love the composition. :)
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WhimsyWilde Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! The lighting is stunning!
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sarmin000 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
This is Beautiful!
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the-Loony Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
such a nice mood! =D
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LucyEden89 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Wow! And who's the father?
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Banshee56 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
It's beautiful :)
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Beholdanarmy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Amazing!
I am totally agree with RuxandraLache your sense of light is unique. You are a great artist!
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doctanx0013 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
awesome :)
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RuxandraLache Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this Anndr! :heart:
What I always admire in your works is your lighting and sense of color, as well as the fact that your keep your paintings textured. You really are one of my favorite artists here!
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Blue-iPod Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous! So much of her story is THERE.
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choralbandnerd Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
This kinda reminds me of The Scarlet Letter ^_^ It's beautiful.
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Superb!!!
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thisismylastpigeon Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
This is stunning! There is real poetry in this image, almost a kind of parallel I think with the poses of the two figures. Alys is beautiful, and I love seeing her story being presented in your works, anndr.
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woozy1 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Anndr, thank you so much for this beautiful commission of my mage! I'm so happy with it. You always draw Alys so well. Your talent always amazes me! Thank you so much! :)

I can provide some background on this commission, if anyone is interested. This is an alternate reality headcanon of mine. My mage is in the Chantry in Amaranthine in the commission and it is several months after the Blight ended. Prior to this she helped slay Flemeth on Morrigan's behalf and recovered her true grimoire. However, she could not resist reading it herself before giving it to Morrigan and discovered therein the Dark Ritual that she was intended to perform. Alys felt betrayed by Morrigan and determined to perform it herself with her beloved Zevran, rather than making Alistair become involved with Morrigan's plan and giving Flemeth and Morrigan control over this unusual child. She consults Avernus for assistance on the magical aspects of the ritual then, the night before the final battle in Denerim, coldly informs Morrigan that in fact she's known of the ritual for some time. Morrigan leaves, enraged, and Alys and Zevran conduct the Dark Ritual. So this commission is late in Alys' pregnancy with her own Old God baby in which she's pondering what Andraste would think of a mage potentially breeding more magespawn, especially one bearing a child with the soul of an Old God of Tevinter - Andraste's ancient enemies. She might also be considering whether it's true what some people believe, that Andraste was actually a mage, and what that might mean for herself and others. She wonders too about her child's future and what this baby will mean for herself and Zevran as it will certainly change things for them.
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thisismylastpigeon Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
This is wonderful backstory, woozy1! I like the idea that an enterprising blood mage could do the Dark Ritual on her own, with a loved one...she would certainly be capable of it as well. Excellent story! :)
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woozy1 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Thank you for the comment! I like to think a blood mage warden and their love interest could conduct this ritual successfully. :)
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thisismylastpigeon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Absolutely! I love this! :D
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sandpaperdaisy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
You really did a fantastic job on this, well done.
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raw666 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Very good job.
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A-R-Darkling Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful.
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Nuunes3 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very tender image.
I enjoy a lot all of your drawings ^^
I've recently started drawing persons and I may draw some fanart of your OCs ^^
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anndr Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You may for sure! XDD
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JokerrLaughs Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow
this is so meaningful and gorgeously painted <3
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