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The Elf Queen by AaronMiller The Elf Queen by AaronMiller
The Elf Queen on The Copper Throne

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the-silverware Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, let me say this is really amazing.
I'm not just impressed by the picture, but also because it nails perfectly the concept of a race of elves that appear in my novels called "Noble Elves".
See, I'm a fantasy writer, weeks ago I was defining the idea that in my books there should be this race of elves who form a line of aristocracy within human society, but ultimately they've become decadent, self-centered and somewhat inbred to preserve their pure blood.
The thing that struck me most is I expressely described them having exaggerated elven traits, such as inclined eyes and overly long ears, which they use to decorate with fancy jewelry to show them off even more. They've become sort of a mockery of true ancient elves, who deem humans and other elven kinds alike inferior.
I was wondering if I could feature this picture on the official wikia on the novel's website, giving you credit of course - don't worry, no buying or selling involved, just borrowing it for illustrative purpose. It's just so purrrfect! :) And, oh, it's an Italian series, in case you were wondering. The link is here: worldofdarkwing.com
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blacwind1kaze Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing art, well done for Photoshop.

May i use the picture for a card in a Magic Card set i'm creating? I'll be posting it with all the others once i have them all done and i'll possibly be putting it on another site. I will make sure to credit you in the description, you're name (if you want) will be on the card as illustrator otherwise i will have your Username on there.
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AaronMiller Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hi, thanks for the nice comments.
I'd be happy to ok the use for fun and personal stuff. That's part of a creative commons agrement. The main stipulation is that there is no money exchange. You're not selling anything or even have advertising on the site this would appear on. As long as it's 100% a personal project for you and a few friends have at it and have fun. You wouldn't even need to ask permission BUT I can't tell you how much it's greatly appreciated by me and any other artist you choose to contact.
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Gabriel-Verdon Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is a really masterful image. One of my favourites of yours!
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely design! Very classical! The pallette and her pose are awesome!
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AaronMiller Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks so much.
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shannor Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the traditional painting look to this. I'm especially impressed with how thick and luxurious the fur on the mountain lions looks. I feel like I could plunge my hand into that fur and it would feel soft and tickly like my own cat's fur.
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Thargorbk Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks like something I would steal from an art museum. Erm, not that I would steal masterpieces... :cough:
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AaronMiller Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
it'd be easier to order a canvas print. ;) glad you dig it.
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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Natasherz Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The is beautiful, I really like how this looks like a traditional painting. The design is very interesting, i especially like the collar. The color and texture is amazing, great job!
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AaronMiller Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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Natasherz Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Anytime :)
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NadiaDibaj Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student General Artist
awesome work:D
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SandroRybak Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow these ears are a bit exaggerated! love the classic style of it.
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AaronMiller Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
The length of the ears depends on what style guide you go by. ;)
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SandroRybak Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hmm what do you mean? is there something like a fantasy rule for elf ears?
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AaronMiller Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
from an illustration standpoint yes. but you mentioned they looked too long. so even you have a rule your going by. but, back to the question. when you see an illustration of an elf in the D&D world, you'll notice the ears will look one way compared to ears of elves in say, WoW. The illustrators can't just do what they want. They have a specific guide that dictates these things to makes sure that 100 different artists working on the property create elves that look similar enough to fit that world they have designed. But, in reality no, there are no rules for fantasy, but there are rules for believability.
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a beautiful painting! The cougars go so well with the green bronze. Love all the colours of this; such a regal scene. <3
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Angelles-LaVeau Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I love her expression and the way the lioness is enjoying being petted. Its gentle and evil at the same time. Awesome!!
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RUshN Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
NICE!

however, elf with cougars???

Oh a cougar elf lolz
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AaronMiller Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
I suggested to the AD to go with cheetahs/leopards but it was a no go. Cougars it is! bad jokes and all.
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RUshN Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Yeah, I fell your frustration.

Cougar is a such a rocky mountain and dry terrain animal, just like lion is very Africa like animal.

Style-wise it doesn't fit with elf theme at all. a panther would be better, or a jungle type of a cat.


But yes, joke is bad, but funny! lolz
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muddychickn Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic piece of work
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DarkDragon247 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! :woohoo:
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Sophie-The-Great13 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful!! Wonderful job!
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