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FE SS - Elincia's Gambit by keiiii FE SS - Elincia's Gambit by keiiii
:iconfireemblem-club:'s Secret Santa event - my gift for :iconzomgwingly:

:ohnoes: I had not painted anything in a loooooooong time, and I've had to re-teach myself how to do this as I worked on this picture. I seriously need to whip my artistic butt back to shape!

It may not be the highest quality I've produced, but I hope you find something to like about it.

Time to practice~
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YanaEspadilla Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
Cool! <3
LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Wonderful Work :heart:
FuwaKiwi Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's why I love Radiant Dawn more then Awakening. I cried so much in Elincia's story, especially the scene where Leanne comforted Elincia. I feel so sorry for her.
RD has so much feels.
Emilighr2love Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh my goodness this is soo outstanding the pait is wonderful could you do Aimee like this Please !
She doesn't get enough art and you could make her look beautiful.
Attaora Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
In PoR, I though Elincia was the usual damsel in distress, the frail weak princess. What's more I was certain Ike and her would end up falling in love because is was the most obvious outcome ever.
To be honest, I didn't like Elincia in PoR. But I definetly had to change my mind about her in Radiand Dawn. She turns out to be a powerful and userful character. She looks much stronger and capable. I liked her a lot more then.
keiiii Featured By Owner May 20, 2014   General Artist
Yeah, her arc in RD really fleshed her out. :) And I like that she and Ike had a fall-out. RD has plenty of rough spots and shortcomings, but it also does very well in unexpected areas, including failed love/ romance/ romantic opportunities.
Attaora Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Radiant Dawn portrayed all the characters very well (except one). The only thing I was disapointed with was that many of my favorites did not get nearly enough screen time (Rhys for example.)

Elincia definetly changed for the best in RD.
keiiii Featured By Owner May 26, 2014   General Artist
Really? You weren't disappointed by the watered down support dialogues? D:

I loved that anyone could support anyone, but at least some of the combinations should have had special dialogues...
Attaora Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh, yes the support system was really dissapointing. It was fast and efficient but was much less interesting. It really prevented the player from becoming attached to the characters.
I was also quite dissapointed by the lack of trial maps. It was dissapointing to train your characters to the max and never being able to use them again.
MariSilverrose Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
This is amazing! I love how much emotion is coming through at one isolated image. Agony, fear, regret, guilt, love all of it.
eloisejude Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love Elincia's expression and the painting! really good job :love:
manga-Denise Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
this is an fantastic artwork, very great done
ScyPhan790 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I absolutely love this. You did an amazing job. I even put this as my wallpaper on my phone.
catsrae Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
I know this is kind of an older work, but I just wanted to say this is very beautiful. Every time I come across it, I have to remind myself it's not a CG from the actual game. And that's saying something, since Radiant Dawn has some lovely artwork.
Akagekairai Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
I love this <3! D: Elinciiaa!
Rexcalibur Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ayee, you've captured that glum atmosphere so well. Excellent job with the color scheme & the tan lighting, & absolutely gorgeous job with Elincia's expression. Looking at her like this is starting to make me feel glum/worried too, orz
Keep up the spectacular work :heart:
Phoenix118319 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Bad quality?
I would have thought this was in the game had I not love Fire Emblem.
nemisiscat Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
This is gorgeous, Keiiii! :)
Allanon13 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
very beautiful and emotional! Elincia is great, she is one of favoutit chars in FE! Thank you for nice picture!
checkerknights Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
omg very nice. fav :)
LeahMcEachern Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This was a very emotional part of the game and hard on Elincia. That mood comes across very well here! Great job!
WindsWhisp70 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
I am in absolute awe from your art!!!
levenark Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
wow!this is amazing! lovely work!^^ love the way you drew and coloured it!!!:la:
temporos Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This might be your best to-date, keiiii.
keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   General Artist
What aspects of this picture makes you think it's better than my other ones, though?
temporos Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, for starters, there's her face. It's so incredibly expressive. You did a fantastic job of conveying the girl's feelings, even though there is virtually no action in this scene.

Secondly, her hair and the hair that she's holding are very fluid. If I didn't know better, I'd say you had at least cursory knowledge of Newtonian physics. The strands fall perfectly, exactly as gravity demands.

Finally (although I do have other examples), the hands are extremely well drawn. You know as much as anyone that hands and feet are insanely difficult to get just right, and you somehow did it flawlessly here.
keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   General Artist
Ideally, every non-quickie I produce would be my best-to-date.
Motka-of-Lightning Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Oh my word! This is amazingly beautiful! Her hair is perfect, it looks so wonderfully soft! I wish I could say more, but words fail me! This is *faints dead away*
pain-au-chocolat Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it! <3 Nice work. Elincia's hair is I like the most! Did you use Paint tool sai?
keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012   General Artist
I don't think Sai works on Mac, which is what I have... I use Adobe Photoshop CS4 for pretty much everything. :)
pain-au-chocolat Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ou, I didn't know! Thank for your answer ^^
Riyu21 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Oh my God, this is beautiful! I (still) love the way you make the hair look soft and wispy, and the lighting is near perfect... as usual =P
Ashealath Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beatiful! :D
festystephie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist
So lovely! :O
archsage-julz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
...I'm dying. I'm absolutely dying inside. Oh my God. BEST. PIECE. OF. ELINCIA. FAN ART. EVER. I...I can't...words can't describe how I'm feeling...I...

T_T *bursts into a flotilla of tears*
tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
TheShadowEclipse841 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
OH my, I love the dark shadings! This looks great!. Poor Elincia. Poor Lucia, actually.
pain-au-chocolat Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's awesome!! Loved it! :3
thandav Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
very cool
:dance: :party: :dance: Happy New Year! :dance: :party: :dance:
Littlerandomgirl Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student General Artist
What a coincidence! I've been stuck on this chapter for 3 days straight and this showed up! Awesome! It's beautiful and I love it! :D
kerushii-sushi Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
I don't even like Elincia, but this is seriously too beautiful.
kaede-kit Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Very nice work.
PikaChika Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am doing my best to get myself drawing again, but school has interfering with me. DX
BasicallyTonic Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
as usual with your stuff: Amazing!! :D
Love the detail!
OneWingedHeron53 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Whether you are rusty or not, this piece is still pretty.
Mythee Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you still doing the Fire Emblem themes thing? O: This could fit a number of the themes! Also, yesh, your artistic butt is mega fine. XD I love her expression.
wulfmune Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
beautiful! i'm always in awe of your painting :worship:
videlinutnut Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the way you did the lighting in this!
To be honest, I don't think there's anything wrong with the pic! :nod:
Vanguard-ike Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Man you are awesome.... I even listed you as an inspiration and favorite artist... if you ever had time to draw something could you draw Ike in full vanguard costume fighting Black Knight that would be awesome....
KnightOfModernDay Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh, I really like the lighting technique, it looks great!
I find skin so difficult to light/shade.
Good work!
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