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For days he had chased her through the vast forests and deadly marshes. Whenever he caught a glimpse of her in the distance, she looked so fragile and helpless, stumbling against treacherous roots and falling to the ground with a panicked cry. Every time she would gather herself up, however, and keep on running north, seemingly unaware that with every step she was approaching her death, for only the vast sea awaited her there.

Following his prey at a steady pace, the paladin had already planned out all the details of her execution at the stake, right in the center of his city's marketplace. The fame and glory seemed to be within his grasp when, at a rocky beach, she climbed atop an ancient ruin and finally faced him, gasping for air. A self-satisfied grin stretched the paladin's features when the witch sent him a defiant glare, obviously challenging him for a fight at last.

He was about to reach for his prayer book and recite the usual absolution formula for the sake of her dark soul, but she spoke first. Deadly words of forbidden magic blistered the crystal clear air, and the paladin backed away a few steps as the unspeakable horror rose from the water.


Yay, another overdone image comment from me! It's all because I had insane amount of fun working on the pic, so I hope you will like it.

The witch is another one of *cymbidium56's characters, the beautiful Jo, available at Cym's Renderosity store here: [link]
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Given 2013-11-29
The suggester wrote "While all her works carry an incredible amount of emotion with them, as well as amazing attention to detail, this one - almost literally - dragged me in." Challenge by =Tasharene ( Suggested by snickery and Featured by PolyMune )
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ReeseThePony Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

:iconcongratsdd1plz::iconcongratsdd2plz::iconcongratsdd3plz:
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smokegirl85 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am curious where your inspiration for this came from? It is very good, I love it
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FenrixIX Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Dat description!!
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:iconiksarguard:
Iksarguard Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
I have found a witch may we burn h-OHGODTENTACLES!!!
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:iconmwlucyo:
MwLucYo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
nice job
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:iconart-of-darkelegance:
Art-of-DarkElegance Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
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:iconhimitsuuk:
HimitsuUK Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013   Photographer
This is literally "come at me bro!" :D
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:iconlysandros:
lysandros Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
This is where the paladin merely sets his shoulders and says, "Now the fight is fair."
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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snickery Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Congratulations, my dear friend! :party: A well deserved DD!
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Uniquely-Designed Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is wonderful. I like the rendering and the postwork you did on this.. fantastic :D
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:iconpatslash:
patslash Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg. just gorgeous!
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:icontasharene:
Tasharene Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thankies much! :glomp:
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patslash Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D you're very welcome, it is much deserved! btw, how did you create the beast? I cant recall such a product for Poser :)
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Tasharene Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha ha, the monster is just good old Poisen's 'TentacleZ' from Rendo: [link] very versatile set, I might add. :)
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patslash Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooooo interesting!!! thanks for letting me knoW! :hug:
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Tasharene Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomp:
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cymbidium56 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Great pic and story hon - love all the detail!! Thanks for featuring Jo. =D Sorry I've taken so long to comment on this one, been in hospital again and still quite ill.
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Tasharene Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, damn, sweetie I WAS so worried about you being so silent here! :glomp:

Oh, and never apologize for commenting late, I'm just happy you like the pic! :hug:

Take care of yourself, please, and feel better really soon!
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AnimeNae455 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Paladin: Well. I'm fucked.
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Tasharene Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That he is! I suppose he'll be slowly digested by the monster for the millennia to come. But the bastard had it coming. ;)
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AnimeNae455 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOOO GO JO! (That's her name right? The witch?)
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Tasharene Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, that's her name, all right. :D
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:iconanimenae455:
AnimeNae455 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay I actually remembered a name worth a damn!
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:icontasharene:
Tasharene Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:rofl: You're too cute. :)
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:iconanimenae455:
AnimeNae455 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm just happy I made you giggle in the very least. x3
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Linuscat07 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
It's better to go home empty handed than not go home at all. Love the various reds of the sky, the spray of the water, the superbly done tentacles and the hot, sexy outfit on the witch.
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Xandyr78 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Hey, Tash...did you paint the creature from scratch, or is it a model? If it's a model, which?
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Tasharene Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle: I couldn't paint to save my life, so it's a model by Poisen - you can get it from Renderosity here: [link]
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myroski Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010   General Artist
I bet she didn't get picked on much in school with a pet like that! It totally shows that you enjoyed this one
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Tasharene Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D It's funny how one look at a certain pose can spark a big idea. Even more fun to carry the idea out. :nod:
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dd45 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you know, if the studios made movies as good as your images & descriptions i would start going to the theater again. :D
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Tasharene Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:faint: Thank you! That's a wonderful compliment.
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DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
OH MY GODS! :iconwowplz:
This is EPIC! :heart:
Such a power! All the droplets are stunning, this must have been a long an incredible work :faint:
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Tasharene Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:faint: THANK YOU! You always spoil me with your wonderful comments!
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DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
:tighthug: And you spoil us with your amazing artworks! :love:
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IAreTess Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
That is AWESOME!!!
Great posing, and I love the creature!..
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Tasharene Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Tentacles are GOOD. :giggle: Thank you so much, dear!
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IAreTess Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
You're very welcome.. it's awesome
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MCKrauss Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
This is awesome, just love it!!
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Tasharene Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really happy you approve, I think it's one of my best! :nod:
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MCKrauss Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
I'm inclined to agree with you.
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mcafee2000 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
God Tash - overdoing it again - never satisfied with a single phrase like, "Here make a comment." Yeap - it WAY to overdone. I am so appalled that you had to overstep you bounds once again by taking initiative with your works. If you do it again, I'll have to fly over to Poland and give you a big hug. You did a great job with the scene and story pulls it all together. You've been reading Edgar Rice Burroughs again..... huh.....?
And if some comments on this - you have no sense of humor. Tash Knows my humor. :)
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Tasharene Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG OMG, promise you will come here to hug me? I'll have to make sure to be a bad girl again, then! For some free hugs I will happily overdo overdoing, you know!

:rofl:

Oh, bro, I TOTALLY love your comments! Thank you so much! :glomp:
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mcafee2000 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You're too cute - glad you like the comment I WAS trying to go over the top
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