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I'll always be here, behind you

I'll provide full normal speed video process on my patreon:

You can also support me on creating my own comic Ghostblade on my patreon:

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> full size image 
> PSD file with steps in different layer, and brush set 
> HD, normal speed process video
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chefman33 Featured By Owner 22 hours ago
Can you buy this picture as a print 
KarlStreiger Featured By Owner 2 days ago
a oath sworn - to the end of days

fantastic work
neconeotenshy Featured By Owner 5 days ago
That's an awesome work
it tells a story you don't know
and left questions like: What happened? Why are the people angry?

It do you think about the situation it shows
JBH10 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017

SenSane Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  New Deviant
sketchman1981 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I've been watching your videos doing this piece and many others on youtube. Amazing art and as others have said you provide inspiration for other artists. I strive to reach even close to your level of ability. Watching your videos have given me new approaches and understanding of what it takes to reach that point.
 One of my many faults as an artist for most of my life has been trying to make a masterpiece from the start. It's one of the worst ways one can start a piece of art. Don't be scared to screw up and Do NOT start doing the detail early on. It will generally mess up the end result compared to letting it flow and being sloppy/natural early on. Watching your videos shows me how often you change things and touch things up as you progress before hitting such fantastic Emotional scenes
riceplant Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
nice muddy look i really like it
WaveSKyLord Featured By Owner May 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I just would love to know the story behind this
ArtByAngel Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  New Deviant
Just epic...
FieldHockeyNerd14 Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The heroism and moral strength that are brought across in this work are beautiful beyond compare. Great Job!
JrHorseman666 Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
How heroic....
archelaian Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
splendid work
Zemium Featured By Owner May 19, 2017
this is amazing
Larose1007 Featured By Owner May 18, 2017
I wonder what she does to make these people so mad at her O.o
ProfessorPecs Featured By Owner May 18, 2017
recreationofart Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Rwumper Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lolole13 Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
Some kind of escape goat and the fool who will protect her whatever it takes or it cost.

Great job indeed.
Bomi-Bun Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
Whiny MRA meninist alert. 
forge44 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 4, 2017  New Deviant
TIL making fanfics about a man protecting a woman = whiny MRA meninist.  You seem hyper-sensitized to gender issues; at the very least, 'whiny' is presumptuous.
Bomi-Bun Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Professional General Artist
I'm sorry for how I worded it, but you instantly looked at a drawing some random person did and assumed that the goal was to promote cliche gender role expectations. Maybe the guard just loves her?
forge44 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 7, 2017  New Deviant
No worries.  My bad.. I assumed your initial comment was directed at the person lolole13, but it was actually directed at the guard within lolole13's fanfic?  I actually wasn't referencing the drawing or any of it's possible implications in my post; I was simply stating my previous interpretation of your post, which was that any person like lolole13 who creates a fiction <about a man who is a fool, and protects a woman no matter the cost> = a whiny mra.
Bomi-Bun Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
I actually was talking to lolole13, but thought you were the same person for some reason? I've had terrible mental blocks lately.
forge44 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 7, 2017  New Deviant
alright.. well I can't speak for lolole13, but taking the words at face value as a work of fiction, it could make for an interesting plot, albeit cliche.

Though assuming they were words derived from a bias along the lines of... women always being innocent & in need of help, and that men should always be white knights (Sanji, hello!?); then yea I can see where you're coming from, albeit presumptuous.
ZoraergazU Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is too beautiful
KittyCat3939 Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
i ship it
RogellParadox Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
JoeAdams1998 Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Man, This is absolutely beautiful
CrystalizedNight Featured By Owner Edited May 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
God, there is so much emotion in this one piece, it is astonishing that you were able to capture so much.  There is so much meaning and emotion in this one photo, I cannot help but to stare and admire it.  Truly a fantastic job, you are something else.  This is the work of a true artist.
numbers949 Featured By Owner May 15, 2017
Jesus.. that what you call art 
whotehfukcaresanyway Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  New Deviant
JJGestapo Featured By Owner May 14, 2017
There is so much tender expression here.  I feel like there is such a deep story here and we're just catching the glimpse of it.  I feel like I need more! <3
rednax22 Featured By Owner May 12, 2017
Very well done i wish i had your talent. 
lilravo13 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Student Artist
Damn that guard is a sweet heart
Grace-Zed Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent! I love it! :love:
Fatluver343 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017
The young elf woman stepped from her carriage and an armored hand was offered to help. "Lady Alaena, welcome to Galisor, his grace the king is eager to have you at his side" Lady Alaena smiled slightly to the human knight taking his hand as she stepped from her carriage. "I am anxious to be at his side, sir knight" Lady Alaena was soon to be wed to King Valnus the wedding was to help cement relations with the elvish kingdom of Laundale. The rest of her honor guard formed up taking positions around her to escort her to the castle. Lady Alaena looked around as she walked taking in the sights of her new home when the true welcome started, a half rotted tomato flies right at her, hitting her in the side of the head. She made a pained sound of shock she held her face where the tomato hit. Tears welling up in her eyes. "Knights form up!" the knight by her side yelled, soon more rotten vegetables started to fly. The knights took positions closer to the young elf, the lead knight raised his right arm, his red cloak in hand and held it horizontally behind the young elf shielding her from behind. He raised his shield in his left hand protecting her from the front. "My lady, let us hurry." Barely holding back from crying she nodded and lowered her head placing her hand on the knight. The formation quickly made its way to the castle, the angry crowd following and yelling all the while.
Hazardous-Bill Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Student Writer
That dude be chivalrous as fuck.
itscarlosh Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
this is rad!
bbtbill Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  New Deviant
amazing piece.  would love to see your process
Fuscontidox Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hnnnng behind?? Part of me almost wishes this mysterious guard would say beside ;-;
Jackattackart Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Wow! :D
CrimsonHades Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist god.
Droid15243 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY- this is amazing!!
ranger2bravo Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Your painting shows a princess and her champion, they are in love and it is evident in all this action.  But 1st on his heart is the day he vowed his Service to you until he is taken away from this life by ol' Mr. Death.  

The other painting that is being done inside the watchers mind is the exact message that a soldier wants conveyed to his charges.  He repeats his promise daily to hundreds of millions people that will never meet him, they look different than he does, they sound different, some smell very different too.  He wants you to know that I am here and I will stand tall between you and the rocks and stone, between the rude cursing and searing hate, between the storm and the lightning, and he will use all his abilities to see you safe, even when you are on your way to protest the very existence of his job and he will stand guard to be sure your protest has the chance to exercise the freedom of speech and then guard you as you set fire to the fire very flag that he calls home and the flag that brings him warmth and hope when those engagements look bad, that red brings him fire, the blue brings the plan and the white brings unity and wisdom.  So go ahead and burn the flag, I will keep watch to make sure you get through it safe. 

When you are done, I will collect the ashes as best I and turn it in for proper destruction and follow the traditions for our USA Flag.  My duty is done for you today, I protected your rights that so you could protest against me. When I shielded you against the bottles and food and all the various screams.  You said it was intence and scary at times but looked over to me and felt safe.  If you are going to do it next week I will return and repeat it again.

You ask me why I do it, I am in the service ma'am.  She asks why I do it this, I say I promised you I would when I swore that I will be in the Service until I die or they force me out.  As I turn to, I listen hard, but never a thank you.  Good thing it isn't required nor needed.  I just listen anyway.  Maybe next time.

It really is a life of service, the noblest life to live.  Google It before the PC folks make it some kind 'ist or 'ism or syndrome or un-sayable.  Get the full definition for Webster and tjen hit Roget's book.  Maybe you will see it to. I wouldn't change any day of the 24 years.  And there is always the dream of walking cover and extending my cloak to defend the fairest princess from the angry mob, and holding my breath when she kisses my cheek.
truelight9 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Great ! I love it.
dhagos Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
osacora Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I like that guard.
Loved the picture. came across it in a music video by Music video world called Eurielle-Carry Me [Emotional vocal orchestra]…. My husband and I liked the image and thought of a story inspired by it. working on it as an rp at the moment.
dragoraofthevale Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
This is beautiful.
Just the body language is enough to feel the devotion, the style is epic. I love it.
abikus Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
oh god, iam actually crying seeing this art :D (Big Grin)  
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