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Don't Leave Me... by Zchanning Don't Leave Me... by Zchanning
Gallus and Karliah from Skyrim, saying their final goodbyes in the Twilight Sepulcher.

Karliah is one of my favorite characters in the game, but she had such a sad story. I've had this sketched out for months and finally decided to shirk my other responsibilities so that I could finish it. After the initial sketch, it only took me like three hours to paint, wut!?

I was inspired by this delicious stock which I also used for a reference: [link] so big thanks to :iconfairiegoodmother: for providing it! <3
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bluesonic1 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate romance movies personally, and am not one for cheesy stories. But this love story really was just heart breaking, and your drawing captures it well T_T
Wynnifredd Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
wow, the only word that fits
ShivvyKitten Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :) this is a lovely representation of their devotion for one another, a bond that can even go beyond death
lexxyjade Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

This is beautiful. It's really bringing genuine tears to my eyes, because I really love Karliah's character. She didn't deserve what she went though. I love how you kept Gallus so ghostlike and blue, and the faint glow on Karliah's skin. Karliah looks wonderful too. Although, I wish Gallus had been just a touch more translucent. Just a touch.


But I love it. Well done.



Zchanning Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for your beautiful comment! Karliah was a great character with a wonderful voice actor who really brought her to life. I don't feel like she really got a happy ending even after the quest line was finished. I also agree about the translucency, I was trying to give the impression that he was fading out of existence for the last time but it was a bit tricky to do without zooming out more. I'll keep that in mind next time I paint someone ghostly, though!
lexxyjade Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, and I agree about her not having a happy ending. She deserved more after all those years of torment. Best of luck with your art!
rebelkid18 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
So beautiful...
Zchanning Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! The glowy effects were tricky, but really fun to do. I'm glad to hear that I succeeded. :)
trish05 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Awesome, amazing picture!
Zchanning Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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