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Aelys Ideka - Commission by Aliciane Aelys Ideka - Commission by Aliciane
Aelys Ideka - Commission

Medium : Digital Painting
Software : Gimp 2.6

A private commission made for spadiekitchenqueen. Aelys Ideka, her world and her story belong to her; She is also the author of all text that follows :) I don't have enough time to open public commission right now, but if you're interested you can still note and ask me !

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So many words were coming to his mind as he watched the slender silhouette stalk him in the misty forest.

Doll like.

She looked to be barely eighteen, a innocent teenager yet she was wearing the sombre attire of the Keeshir Guard. If it hadn't been enough of a hint on who she was, the twins swords strapped at her sides would have been enough to recognize her, this small frame and mane of long raven black hair, her pale skin marred by a huge scar that was visible at the neckline of her black leather armor.


She was moving silently on her soft soled shoes through the wisps of fog, focused on her task and he tried to back down, the shelter of low hanging branches suddenly seeming ridiculous in front of her. She moved as in a dance, shifting elegantly though the forest, leaving nothing to betray her passage.


The dry wood snapped loudly under his heels, echoing under the foliage.
At the sound she had turned her head and their eyes caught each others. Her were the same icy gray as the sky, cold and determined. As she saw him a brief flash of emotion crossed her face and she pulled her sword out, the steel whispering softly against the leather of the ornate scabbard.


That's what she was as she started again toward him, whistling high and clear to call on her friends of the Guard as he broke in a frantic, desperate dash to escape the swift and stern justice of the blade his actions had brought down on him.
Under the misty sky, Aelys started after him.


Aelys has been found by Aeran and Beeren on the shores of Dendroa, grievously wounded and bearing marks of torture. After a long recovery, she entered the Guard, a corps that act as judge, jury, and executioner shall need be and which answer to the king, Oren, the Keeshir and father of Aeran and Beeren.
Mercilessly trained, she is ruthless, balancing her physical frailty with her speed and precision, dancing a dance of steel and death around her opponents.
She will make a few friends among the members of the Guard but Beeren will remain her best friend, confident, almost like a brother.

Know as Kiddo during this period, a name given to her because of her small frame and almost childlike body, she will be nicknamed Aelys by Aeran, Aelys meaning Aeran's flame, or Aeran's blade, in the old language.Together they will keep on a steady relationship they will nevertheless have to hide given their mutual status, the nameless soldier and the king's heir.
She will stay in Dendroa for several years until she will have to flee, scapegoated with the murder of the king.

Devoted to her adoptive country, quite socially awkward, bordering on fanatic sometimes, she can appear cold and aloof to strangers while she is just terribly ill at ease when confronted to large groups. She actually has a small sense of humor she doesn't show a lot, save to her friends, she is intelligent and curious, and eager to learn. She is also fiercely protective and faithful.
Utterly unable to cook (If you're lucky, what she will do will be a tasteless bland mush. If you're unlucky, it will have taste..) and sing, she loves to dance and she isn't that bad at leather working.
She has a fondness for dendroan poetry and enjoys stargazing with Beeren, usually requesting him to sing as he has a great tenor voice.


Wanna know more about this character ? Be sure to check those :
Aelys interview
Choose an original character you have created. All questions must be answered from the character's perspective. The character should remain "in character" throughout the interview. The character may refuse to answer a given question, but must say something in reply to it. The character must answer truthfully, but that does not necessarily mean that their answers must be true, only that the character believes them to be true. Have fun.
CHARACTER: Aelys Ideka
SETTING: Five years after her accident, in the land of Dendroal (the land of the wielders of storms, guardians of the Spirit of our fathers of War) when she is a member of the Elite guard of the Keeshir, so before her exile in the Land of the volcanoes and her adoption by Chomeï Ideka. (Keep in mind she was quite endoctrined at the time)
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Lessons of life part 1
"Are you entering or what?"
Rion was looking at her with amusement in his eyes, along with something else, comprehension maybe?
Kiddo took a deep inspiration to brace herself and stepped over the threshold of the house. It was not as if she hadn't crossed it several times already but today was different. Today she was alone.
"You look like you're entering a lion's den."
"Actually I entered a lion's den once." She saw the way Aelra was looking at her and felt the need to justify, smiling a self deprecating smile at the pretty young woman.
"I didn't do it on purpose, though. Some rogues from the Moors had managed to take up one of our outposts. I was the smallest so I climbed up and through a garret at night to sneak in. But I was careless and jumped in the middle of what I thought were the stables. There weren't horses in there, at least not live ones. The chief had bought somewhere two lions and had fed by hand since they were cubs and used to set them on his prisoners.."
"What happene
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Gnewi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Aelys! She is so beautiful in your style!! :love:
Aliciane Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks !
I also wanted to thank you for all your comments. I know you've been on hiatus and responding to all what you've missed must have took you a hell of a time, so thank you so much for being such an awesome watcher ! :hug:
Gnewi Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so very welcome!

It had definitely taken me a long time and I still have a ways to go to get caught up! But, I am working away on it! :XD:

SYoshiko Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
amazing work good job!
Aliciane Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Woah, thanks, it means a lot, especially coming from a professional like you ! :D
slugette Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely work on her face.. the skin tone is just gorgeous.  Love the composition and all the details in the background too.  Excellent work! :)
Aliciane Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much ! :hug:
m33mt33n Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Aliciane Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot !
m33mt33n Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
most welcome :)
spadiekitchenqueen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Heeee! *saute dans tout les sens*

Elle est belle! elle est beeellleee! (c'est un mot qu'on dirait inventé pour elleeeeeee :D )

Merci, merci mille fois, je ne sais juste pas trop quoi dire tant je suis en admiration devant cette pièce, devant son réalisme et la beauté de la pose et eds couleurs!

la in love la in love la in love la in love la in love Emote Cuddle Love Emote Cuddle Love Emote Cuddle Love Emote Cuddle Love Emote Cuddle Love Emote Cuddle Love Emote Cuddle Love Emote Cuddle Love Emote Cuddle Love Emote Cuddle Love    love power love power love power 027 - snuggles 027 - snuggles 027 - snuggles 027 - snuggles ça pourrait commencer à traduire ce que je pense mais ça ne fait même pas tout!

L'armure est magnifique, l'éclat et la lumière sur le cuir stupéfiant de réalisme.

Son visage à elle est à couper le souffle, le travail des ombres si parfaitement nuancé qu'on dirait presque une photo! Mention spéciale à la cicatrice ue tu as superbement réussi (et je me doute que c’est pas le plus simple à faire ce genre de chose)

Son expression aussi, et là, je pense que ça se vois que tu as étudié le personnage, le pli de la bouche et la façon qu'elle a de regarder, ce mélange de fragilité et de détermination qui est parfaitement dans son caractère à cette époque...

Et bien évidemment, en background ls brumes quasi éternelles des forêts de Dendroa, superbes.

En un mot comme en cent, merci, merci ma grande! :icongwompplz:
Yetinia Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
I really do appreciate the sense of life and realism you bring to all your pieces.  This is quite beautiful and photogenic. :aww:
Aliciane Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much ! (with a lot of lateness T___T)
Yetinia Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Lateness isn't so bad. :aww: And no problem. :)
Kalikun Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Ca c'est super beau,  bravo à toi.
Aliciane Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Merci, ça me touche beaucoup venant de toi, je sais que t'es pas super fan du réalisme à la base ^^
Kalikun Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Ça dépend. Des fois, j'apprécie vraiment le réalisme, surtout si le dessin est vraiment bien foutu.

Là clairement, le visage est extrêmement fin, il y a de l'équilibre, une bonne physionomie, la profondeur des yeux aussi. Il y a des détails comme une morsure au cou dont les couleurs font bien ressortir la cicatrice. L'armure est vraiment top, notamment sur les boutons, et il y a aussi le style des cheveux qui me plait beaucoup. Le fond est sobre mais très efficace, il m'est bien en valeur le personnage qui semble complètement dans son élément.
Aller, je lance un petit malus parce que j'aime pas être trop gentil ;) : l'épée est vraiment trop discrète. J'aime ce type d'arme et là elle l'aurait pas c'est pareil.

Bref, comme l'écureuil (The Winter's Dale), comme la robe de  Evelyn, comme Erina and Reiya Carter... Comme un certain grand nombre de tes dessins : c'est un succès.
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