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January 25, 2010
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The troubled air that rages by temiel The troubled air that rages by temiel
O for a voice like thunder, and a tongue
To drown the throat of war! When the senses
Are shaken, and the soul is driven to madness,
Who can stand? When the souls of the oppressed
Fight in the troubled air that rages, who can stand?
When the whirlwind of fury comes from the
Throne of God, when the frowns of his countenance
Drive the nations together, who can stand?
When Sin claps his broad wings over the battle,
And sails rejoicing in the flood of Death;
When souls are torn to everlasting fire,
And friends of Hell rejoice upon the slain,
O who can stand? O who hath caused this?
O who can answer at the throne of God?
The Kings and Nobles of the Land have done it!
Hear it not, Heaven, thy Ministers have done it!
~William Blake, "Prologue, intended for a Dramatic Piece of King Edward the Fourth"

Trean and Zarael-- the end of the story.

After finding out that during their whole relationship, Zarael had been secretly masterminding a plan to exterminate earth's human population and was hellbent on seeing it to its end, she had no choice but to stop him by any means necessary... and even though he loved her back, he was forced to do the same.

At this time, unbeknownst to her, she's carrying his child.

I've had this picture in my head for YEARS; I was just never confident enough to try it. It's not perfect, I know; it has some problems; but I'm pleased nonetheless.

The music that goes with this is Loreena McKennitt's "Lullaby": [link] Something about it--the thunder, the poem, the drama--even though it's not loud or "epic", it's made me think of the aftermath of Trean and Zarael's final confrontation with each other for a very long time; her regret, the potential consequences had she chosen love over saving humanity.

Pen and PS.

Leeetle edit: How is Trean staying up in the air? She has levitation boots. Also, I pictured her in mid-leap in this picture. Either way, airborne. :airborne:
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Queen-of-Daemons Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was wondering how she was flying. lol.

She has a perfect chance to strike now that he opened his guard: makes me wonder if she will?

Another awesome work. :)
temiel Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh, she absolutely will. I don't think she'll be too happy about it, though. :sadangel:

Glad I could preemptively strike down the "but why is she flying" question. :XD: I figured I'd mention that in there, because even though it seems obvious to me why she can I have to remember that not everyone will immediately see it and leap to the unlikely conclusion of OH I SEE SHE MUST HAVE MAGIC FOOTWEAR. :rofl:
Queen-of-Daemons Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww. Poor girl. *petses* It sucks when your author forces you to kill your lover. *Not that I ever will do that to mine nooooo >.> <.<*

But of course! She must have stolen them from Hermes :P LOGIC.
NovaxCaine Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh God... You mention the song to go with it and immediately I want to share your brain... This picture may be amazing, accompanied by that music, Loreena in particular, it's beautiful. And you must have a truly beautiful mind to create such amazing things. :) It could only be even more stunning inside the actual thoughts. ^_^
temiel Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
OMG, what a comment! :omfg: Thank you SO much, that's fantastic to hear. :heart: I can only assure you that everything looks cooler in my head than it does when I draw it, possibly only because it's backed by a really cool soundtrack. ^^; Thanks again for the kind words, it really means so much to hear. :hug:
NovaxCaine Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome. :)
It's really great to find a creative mind like your own. The stories behind everything as well... It's simply amazing. :D And I'd really like to hear more of the story. ^_^
temiel Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Aff, thanks so much. Sorry it took so long to reply, I've been in and out, but I really appreciate it! :hug: These guys... they definitely have kind of a fraught story. I don't draw them the MOST often, just because they're not a main focus, but I do love them, and I really like revisiting them frequently. ;)
NovaxCaine Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Their intense story reminds me of a group of characters that I had going with an ex once... Sadly, they died when we did. :( But I can understand why you love them they way you do. =P
You really do have some amazing ideas though. Even the universe that they live in is amazing! O.O
DJ-Uni-Mekaju Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dang...all that time...=( That sucks! >.< Lovely rendering of battle though. :nod:
temiel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yessss, it does. :cries: I'm glad you like it, though! It was a REALLY tricky pose to nail because action poses have kind of been my bane FOREVER, but finally I got something I liked. :3
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