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The Golden Spear by lastlabyrinth The Golden Spear by lastlabyrinth
Flaith, who ascends to the Yulin imperial throne during the middle part of Zelea's adventure and eventually ends up in a very fraught romantic entanglement with this guy. I hesitate to even call her a minor character, but I do like to draw her.

with Painter IX and CS5.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The golden hair is marvelous!
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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shideh Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Omg the hair! *o* I want to eat it!
I love the palette too, it's very fresh and summer-like <3
Hnnng, and the pretty details and ornamentsss~
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013   Digital Artist
xD It is sort of buttery-caramel looking, isn't it?

Thank you so much, I'm so pleased you like it!
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shideh Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yesss :Q___ And kinda like swirly sweet honey. So delicious!
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hammyclammy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Writer
I just always love your color choices and your style~ I could stare at this for hours and not get bored, it's so soothing and intricate all at once. n_n
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Digital Artist
What a kind comment. I'm so glad you like it :)
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Kagitsune Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
In the preview I thought this might be Sailor Moon xD
All the same, very lovely. :3
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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silveria Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
I love that you spent that much time, effort and attention to detail for a minor char lol
but seriously I'm running out of words to describe your talent!! aaaa
I want to pet that feather shawl thingy.
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   Digital Artist
I think we all know by now that I choose subjects for paintings based on their shininess moreso than their importance in the story. 8-)
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cerine Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Poor Flaith. I just want to take her on a magical tutorial of how mopey alcoholic musicians are not the best choice. (Sometimes I think I should feel bad about making fun of Tal. Then I laugh at him. AM I A BAD PERSON? ; w; )

It always weird to me how stately/queenly she looks, because my mind still goes back to the first drawings I saw of her as a teen. Also, stupid question, is the Yulin flag just a simple tricolour? I wondered if it had any insignia or whatnot after you finished the Tal pic.
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   Digital Artist
You are not a bad person for laughing at Tal, but you are probably a bad person for liking Yadela so much.

She's still that young woman in private, when she relaxes. A bit like you really with her salivating over history books. :meow: But she had to toughen up or she couldn't have brought the senate to heel. Trana schooled her in that, since while she had a sharp tongue to begin with she wasn't so good by nature in the leadership department. And she tended to slouch.

The national flag is the tricolor; their war flag has a seal with the spear and the Three Stars/Yulaspietal. It basically looks like the peace officer's shield you can see next to Mea in these old sketches. Spears and polearms are associated with the Imperial office both because of links to Saktina and some legends that the first Empress fought alongside her grunts with a crappy footsoldier's spear when the army was in a pinch. Yula is a bit like America, really, in that its people kinda still view themselves as rough-and-ready revolutionary individualists long after they stopped being the underdog.

And you asked these questions because you knew it would make me ramble, didn't you.
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cerine Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Hey, hey, I know my liking of Yadela is a bad thing and probably rooted in an odd family tradition of rooting on the forces of evil. The good side needs to build its character somehow, after all.

Quit making me like Flaith more! ; w; Ugh, good thing that girl has good allies to help her in that mess. Or what I remember is a mess of a time period.

I do remember the bit about spears and polearms being associated with Saktina (and I want to say the tendency of Empresses going out with their armies), I just couldn't remember if I ever bugged you about the flag before. Thank you~! Guh, I kinda want to start reworking on my old fantasy story again. LOOK WHAT YOU ARE DOING!


No, but I guess I should have known. /gaia:kirakira:.gif
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Yeah, her coronation marks the beginning of the continent's descent into chaos for a couple decades. Sanase's fault, really, not Flaith's.
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cerine Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
I'd shake my fist at Sanase, but he's going to have enough trouble (and not getting haircuts hohoho ♥).

UGH. I just want to sit and chatter about world-building with you. ; w; /forces self back to comic.
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Voievoda Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Phwoar! Absolutely amazing.
Everything is just perfect and detailed <3
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you m'dear ;~;
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Euxiom Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Oh god, are you writing this story

I want to know more

all of these people are so cool THERE IS SO MUCH STUFF TO THE UNIVERSEEE
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013   Digital Artist
I am writing it! Though as mentioned Flaith's role is very small.
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Euxiom Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Awesomesauce! I figured that out after getting out of my stupor to hound your gallery more. I'm sorry, sometimes I just get really excited about universes other people make, and they inspire me to work on my own too.

Flaith is really gorgeous, I love the feathers and stuff here.
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   Digital Artist
What?! Don't be sorry! To be honest every time someone expresses enthusiasm about the writing and characters behind these drawings it makes me grin like a complete moron for a few minutes. I don't know why it's so much more precious to me than praise of my drawings alone, but it is. I hope it does inspire you.

Thanks.
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Euxiom Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
^^; I just try not to be too flaily with strangers. But I'm glad! Its a great feeling. :)
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socks4615 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
love the colors and the details but I keep going back and just staring at her hair. gah so lovely <3
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lastlabyrinth Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! :love:
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