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Symbiosis by Kimonas Symbiosis by Kimonas
With dark times The Forests of Darielana were encroached from all sides, threatening the peoples of the forest. It was a time of great strife. Unto this, the elves and centaurs forged a pact to last the ages, some say till the last elf and centaur would turn to dust with the decay of time. The centaurs lent the elves their strength, mobility and ferocity, whilst the Elves brought the Centaurs their renown crafting ability, their dexterity and tactics. One such example of this symbiosis was the formation of the Golden Cavalry of Darielana. In one battle, the Golden Cavalry would employ hit and run tactics and encirclement strategies that malign forces many times their number simply could not rout. With this The Forests of Darielana flourished with beauty and bounty.

Woe onto those who seek to plunder this Forest...

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carlos-salva-art Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Panda Emoji-01 (Clapping) [V1]Very spectacular, mesmerizing, fascinating and magnificent masterpiece! Applause! Panda Emoji-01 (Clapping) [V1] 
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Kimonas Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks buddy!
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carlos-salva-art Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
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Holmes-JA Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is such a cool idea! I absolutely love it.
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boom17 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 11, 2017
Awesome piece and well thought-out lore.. :D
This makes me want to know what you could do with Total War: Warhammer... :O:awe: 
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Kimonas Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Well - I grew up on health doses of warhammer - I did a sister of battle once its in my gallery, but a bit dated skill wise. Warhammer has really been a big influence for me :D
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boom17 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
then i have to find that. :D

i can see that, you do the movement and such really well ;)

so consider it, you are an amazing artist judging from what i've seen. :dalove:
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beachelf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016
Fav fella (Badge) by Ehsartem Excellence!
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SandraCharlet Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016   Digital Artist
Awesome artwork ! <3
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Kimonas Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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RecklessCharge Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
It's always a pleasure seeing your updates pop up, becoming quite the fan of your work Kimonas, awesome stuff :)
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Kimonas Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks so much for the support, ill try not to disappoint!
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Go2frag Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This is pretty awesome!
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Kimonas Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dude!
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TheUnforgivenOne13 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this piece. The lighting is amazing!
Hope it ends up on a card some day! Wink wink, nudge nudge. ;)
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Kimonas Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
HEy thanks for dropping by! Ill try my hardest :)
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DjamilaKnopf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
Wow, it looks absolutely beautiful. Ready for MTG! :la:
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Kimonas Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks Shila! If mtg happens It would be a dream come true! :)
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buttsqaures Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
Beautiful. :)
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Kimonas Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you think so, thanks for dropping by! :D
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Roseberg Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
fantastic :o
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Kimonas Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks buddy!
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wiedzminka Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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Kimonas Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers dude :)
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MtkMichele Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing! :D
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Kimonas Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks buddy!
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MtkMichele Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :)
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thinkubus Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional
Cool story bro! No but seriously I do like a bit of a background when I see a piece like this so thanks for that.


Love the composition and the colour palette, and you've captured a lot of motion superbly without having to use any blurring or distortion which I must applaud. Given that these fine forest folks are seen mid-battle I must partially agree with Ragamuffin, I can't say I'm entirely convinced of a conflict, but for different reasons. I think the serenity of it does in fact lend to the nature of Elves in fantasy and looks great here, but I'd have liked to see some evidence of their foes to bring some danger into the scene. Certainly nothing as direct as having them in the frame but just a suggestion of a presence, an ill intended arrow perhaps, or the glare of a fire. 

A fantastic piece all the same, bloody good work! :)
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Kimonas Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hey dude thanks so much for your detailed and useful feedback. It one point i was toying with the idea of putting some claw marks in the armour to give a sense of intrigue. I later decided i might be complicating the whole concept of Symbiosis. But you are right perhaps some red glow wouldn't go amiss...
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centaureg Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautifully done work. Great coloring, lighting and composition.
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Kimonas Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dude, i really appreciate your words :D
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StreetKombatfighter Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful work ! :wow:
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Kimonas Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Fedodika Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
FIGHT DA POWAAA!!
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Kimonas Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Dat true
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Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
Impressive. Love the perspective! 
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Kimonas Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks buddy!
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TheRagamuffin Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You know, i have limited knowledge, but i think this composition is just perfect :) There is a lot i like here, the brushwork, the designs...

But as more of a personal impression, despite the fast movement, it seems kind of too... serene for a battle scene, with the ambience and their expressions.
Could be they are just practicing their maneuvers? Or maybe it's just how elves look while they fight. It's not so much of a criticism because i think the picture works well like this.

Amazing job!
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Kimonas Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I was thinking that the Elves and the Centaur practiced so much they had an element of mental stillness, much like the Samurai had Bushido perhaps! Nothing would phase them!
Thanks for dropping by :D 
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TheRagamuffin Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
That works :D
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Kimonas Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks buddy!
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