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Contest Entry- Ice And Fire by Lilith-the-5th Contest Entry- Ice And Fire by Lilith-the-5th
My contest entry for *spadiekitchenqueen's contest :aww:
I can tell it took me more than predicted, but I admit that extending the deadline made me return on various details and change/fix them...for example, wonder about how many times I re-did the hair and the frame of the painting?:giggle: Now I'm finally satisfied of the work and entering the contest! Cross your fingers for me!:love:

The beautiful, fascinating queen Enassan and Kiddo (Aelys), *spadiekitchenqueen's characters, in a sort of intimate scene.
Since when I saw the references- no, even earlier, when seeing the beautiful portrait of =SYoshiko of Enassan, I've been intrigued by her and ahhh, I hope I made her justice:blush: Reading of her relationship with Aelys, I decided I'd draw them- and in particular, I tried portraying this scene described below:

"Enassan was now near the table, leafing through a book she had picked there. With a small nod he exited the room, leaving the queen and the soldier together.

Only once she was assured they were alone did Enassan come closer to the narrow bed, looking down at the sleeping young woman with an indecipherable expression on her face. With the same brisk and efficient moves she had earlier she moped Kiddo's brow with the cloth, now redolent of linden and lavender, the tip of one long, slender finger briefly following the line of a cheek. It was the first time she was seeing the girl in any other circumstances than her duties to the Guard or her son and lying as she was Kiddo looked frail, fragile, far from the usual though and stern persona she showed to the world.

Deep down the pale gold of Enassan's eyes, something shone briefly, something she walled immediately when she felt it bud in her chest.

Alone in the small room, Enassan settled to wait."


I imagined the bg like this and...et voila :love:
The title of the entry comes from various details- the fact Enassan is known as a cold woman, and the fact that Aelys, the name Kiddo was given by her Prince and lover Aeran, means "the flame blade of Aeran...then again, it talks about the queen's feelings towards Kiddo, the sparkle felt when looking at her, a sparkle or admiration or affection- a warm, small fire in the cold queen's heart.


Thank you very much for viewing and looking, and I hope you like it!:aww:
Original concepts, characters, world, are (c) to *spadiekitchenqueen
Link to the contest here:
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Varian-Jackson Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student General Artist
I like your perception of the queen here, her gold eyes stick out as part of her character, and you can see her personality in her body language
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D I'm glad you like the queen's body language. I've been thinking at her posture a lot, hopefully it tells something about her! :D
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Varian-Jackson Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Definitely, you can see the thought that was put into it
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Sorelliena Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I always love the way you set your scenes D:
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhhh thank you so much! o
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Ninjacatmuffin Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
First of all, good luck in the contest! I'm sure the kitchen queen really likes your entry!

Secondly, there are a lot of things in this piece that I love. The first thing that caught my attention was the lighting here. The glow from the fire looks realistic and not too bright. It matches with the color palette of this piece (red painting, cream walls, warm color scheme on Enassan) as well. The second thing I really like here is the facial expressions you captured on each character. Enassen looks a bit aloof, yet worried for Kiddo. Kiddo, meanwhile, looks peaceful in her slumber. She makes me think of Sleeping Beauty here, actually. xD

Anyway, once again, I wish you luck! Impressive work, Laura. <3
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much Ashley!:love:
I'm really glad you like the lightning and the expression here. Overall, I'm always quite worried making this kind of lightnings, as they may look good in my screen settings, but I wonder about the other people's ones...the fact you told me it's fine encouraged me :D
Thank you for your cheers and compliments, hope I'll do well in the contest!:hug:
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SYoshiko Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
<font><font>really nice job on the warmth and the intimacy here. love the beauty in the restful expressions</font></font>
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your compliment and the fave, dear!:hug: Your work about Enassan and Kiddo both have been a great inspiration for me, the fact you like my work means a lot to me:D
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Hanna-Riikka Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is an interesting piece consisting of many details, warm atmosphere and something mysterious in it.
I'm sure Kiddo's hair was quite a job to draw!
I think you represented the quoted text well. :)
I hope you succee in the contest! :w00t:
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much Hanna!:love:
Kiddo's hair has been terribly fun, to be honest:la: I'm really glad you think I rappresented it well, and you like it:hug:

Thank you for your wishes as well! I hope I'll do well!:blush:
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xiii-wings Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so good - its nice to see a lovely peaceful moment. I like the warm colours :)

Best of luck in the contest!
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much dear! I'm really glad you're liking it! :D
I hope it'll do well, keep your fingers crossed! :D
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xiii-wings Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome :)
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spadiekitchenqueen Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow.

They are gorgeous.

Not only you depicted that scene perfectly but the attitude and especially the light on this picture are stunning!

Enassan is striking, while sleepy Kiddo looks indeed very young and innocent :love:

thank you, thank you a thousand times! :love: :glomp: :iconrose-plz:
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lol I meant *dismantle me :giggle:
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhh thank you so much! It truly means a lot to me- I gave my best and I'm glad you think so!!:glomp::huggle:
Please, if you have any crtitique tell me, I'd love to hear it! Dismount me! :giggle:

I loved working on the lightning and your characters, they're so charming and fascinating:love:
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spadiekitchenqueen Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Okay my dear. I will tell you what I see.


First and quite important (IMO) you forgot Kiddo's neck scar. In such outfit and pose it would have been quite visible.
Second, Enassan neck seems a tad too long when compared with her face and shoulders (not a lot, mind you, but you did ask)

And that is all. XD

All the rest of the drawing is just gorgeous!

As I told you the atmosphere there is just so perfect and calm, warm and quiet, a moment of peace and silence, relaxing and comforting./ It's magnificent.
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the critique!:love:
I can't do much about Enassan's neck right now (now that you mentioned it, I can see what you mean!), but I'll probably add Kiddo's scar after the contest is over and all, if you don't mind. Thank you for reminding me, I'm quite ashamed I forgot it along the way o.o
You're far too kind, you didn't dismantle me :D But your comment and appreciation is really precious, and I'm so grateful and glad you like the overall atmosphere and feelings of the illustration:huggle: Thank you again deary, I'm moved __ :blowkiss:
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spadiekitchenqueen Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ho don't worry dear, it's hard to remember all the little details, especially when character isn't ours :D

I do not like to dismantle. There is always a nice way to critisize, and I think that being nice is what matters most! a lot of :hug: sweetie!
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December012 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent work, nice colours and details, love the hair of the woman sitting on the chair. :D
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I'm really glad you like it!:glomp:
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December012 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome! :D
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