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Edit: Following critique I got I made some small adjustments. Made her feet more visible in the water, increased the size of the trees in middle ground a little and added more detail to the trees in background as well as the rocks. Also adjusted reflection in the water a bit and added some extra highlights to the trees.

Maybe somebody should tell poor little naive Gwyn that just because the scenery is all pretty and peaceful doesn't mean there's no bears and wolves roaming around. Or rapist Wood Elves. :paranoid:

Initially I wanted to go for a very bright and sunny day but it started to turn out more like early morning light with still rather indistinct shadows, which in the end I was okay with. :) I need to learn how to properly draw sunny lighting as well though. :XD:

Who can find and name all nine alchemical ingredients in this piece? :B (one of them is kinda mean)



:bulletblack: Skyrim belongs to Bethesda
:bulletblack: Gwyn and Art belong to ^ValaSedai

- Pose and anatomy reference from my own collection of stock photos.
- Texture brushes used in bg: [link] by *Syntetyc




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Given 2013-04-05
Idyll by ^ValaSedai ( Featured by Lyricanna )
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Whisper292 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful piece. He expression on her face is so carefree, but you're right--Skyrim is too dangerous a place for her to sit there unarmed and unarmored. Alas, I could only identify about half of the alchemical ingredients. I'm so ashamed.
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's a hopeless dreamer and will probably never learn. ^^
Ahaha don't worry, some of them are a bit mean. :D
Either way, thank you so much for the kind words! :3
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Fruit-Sauvage Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent! Le décors est réaliste, les proportions respectées. Du travail très pro. Encore bravo!
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merci beaucoup. :blushes:
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:iconfruit-sauvage:
Fruit-Sauvage Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mais de rien X)
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icediamond7 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow so much detail :heart:
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. ;w;
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:iconicediamond7:
icediamond7 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student General Artist
no problem i love your art its sooooo amazing!
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
N'aw you're so sweet! <3
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:iconicediamond7:
icediamond7 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student General Artist
thank :) i like to support artists like yourself
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JohnK222 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
I like this one 'cos it's so pretty. And Gwyn's pretty attractive as well. ;-) Nice little flowers, grass and pretty trees. :-) I saw this a while ago, but never commented on it. Good for you on getting a DD as well. :-)
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. :iconbowplz:
I'm glad I managed to portray her beauty a little since I always struggle at making women look pretty or anything of the like. It's why I like drawing men more, they don't have to look 'beautiful' or anything, I rather prefer them...well manly. :lol:
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:iconhsybbed:
hsybbed Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eee thank you so much! 8D
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LCBTR001 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Beautiful
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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LCBTR001 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
no woz
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andreareno Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice drawing
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:iconannmy:
AnnMY Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This might just sound completely farfetched, but how did you come up with that title?
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Um I dunno, I was just trying to think of fancy words that had something to do with 'peacefulness' etc and that's the best I could come up with. ^^
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AnnMY Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, maybe that's why I was so drawn to it :) Afterall, it has the same meaning in Norwegian too. But it "clings" very well with the beauty of the artwork, if you get my drift. ^^
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ValaSedai Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you think so. ^^
It's the same in German as well even. :giggle:
(because when I was trying to think of a title the German word came to my mind and I even had to check if it exists in English too but I was lucky :XD:)
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AnnMY Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!
Oh, there I know something new too~ XD
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snikeye Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely!! :iconloveloveplz: (love your Elder's Scrolls artworks :heart: )
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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snikeye Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure! ^^
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CyberDreamLady Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
pretty .. :D
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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ArcanePhotographer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Love your background work you did here :)
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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ArcanePhotographer Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
No problems :)
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lukaspascal Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hab gerade mal Zeit, ein bissl bei dir rumzustöbern und wow - ich fand deine Bilder ja schon immer toll, aber deine neusten sind echt grandios! Das hier gefällt mir besonders gut.
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ValaSedai Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danke, freut mich voll, das zu hören. :D
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   General Artist
So beautiful! Congrats! :tighthug:
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :blushes:
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   General Artist
:love:
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RiverTyna Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You always astound me with your amazing backgrounds and now you are so good at painting people too!! I envy your skills :XD:
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Trust me, I am envious of your unique style and your vibrant colouring. :giggle:
So we're even haha! :XD:
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RiverTyna Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thank you too :hug:
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MuteArtist Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I felt a t peace just by looking at the art! Great work. :)
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. :')
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:iconjnredmon:
JNRedmon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
O__O WOW. Your attention to detail is absolutely astonishing.

I really love the serene feel of the picture. Your figure work is awesome. I really like the texture of the paint.

If I'm being totally honest, though, I feel like the area behind her is kinda flat-looking. I mean, the girl and the area around her look absolutely amazing and have a ton of dimension, but the river and a lot of the forest don't seem to have a whole lot of depth to me. The foreground looks 3-D and the background kinda looks 2-D. It sort of reminds me of medieval paintings. But on the other hand, I'm probably crazy and have no idea what I'm talking about.

Seriously, I don't mean to be overly critical...this is absolutely beautiful. The atmosphere is stunning and the amount of detail you crammed into this is amazing. Awesome as always!! Sorry for my over-long rambling.

This got a Daily Deviation?!
:iconyourewinnerplz: CONGLATURATION!! :iconyourewinnerplz:
That's amazing!! This definitely deserved it! :D
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ValaSedai Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :blushes:

Dude, you're not crazy and you KNOW I really value your opinion and I can even see what you mean so you better always critique when you feel it's necessary. ;)

Oh btw Congrats on winning the NES Contest! :la:
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JNRedmon Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Ok, ok. :)

Thank you so much!
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kuroakikitsune Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i could tell this was a skyrim fanart just from the butterflies and the terrain ( i play it too much...)
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One can never play too much Skyrim. :B
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:iconkuroakikitsune:
kuroakikitsune Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
one can never play too much elder scrolls <3
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:iconvalasedai:
ValaSedai Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Word! :highfive:
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kuroakikitsune Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hhaaha, gotta thank my brother and dad for getting me into it when i was younger :D
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