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Destinies for Royal Nothings by CountANDRA Destinies for Royal Nothings by CountANDRA
After so much inspiration from the works of Tsui Hark, I am in the midst of creating Golden Wars, a collection o' short stories from a rather folk fantasy-like alternate universe of ancient China - much influence drawn from their extremely beautiful and rich culture along with such grand tales in their lore. :heart:

Downside: I speak from the point of view of an uncultured swine who has barely skimmed the surface in her Chinese research; there is so much to learn, so much to delve into, so forgive me if things in this piece come off as... no. I look forward to learning more on all this epicness.

All characters in here are from different tales in the collection (aside from the vertical three in the foreground). :D
PS: The title of this picture is what it is considering the main characters of these stories are pretty underestimated quirk folk.

Golden Wars (c) Andi

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I do like the rather manic style here :D
KumoSama Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I can't get over the guy hugging that lady oh my goodness his expression |DD
It feels like it's been a while since we saw this yellow background from you, but you made a comeback with it excellently since it matches the theme of the drawing :'D Generally I love all of the gold included in the character designs, gives a huge feeling of royalty and mixed with the other colours, a good touch of eccentric!! :heart:
And DAMN darling I love those mountains in the distance- they really feel like background material along with the fog :heart:
This looks really interresting, can't wait!
This is so pretty! I can't wait!
dragonflare92 Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting! I know almost nothing about ancient China, so I am very intrigued!

And the picture is gorgeous!
XxcookievampxX Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
well done :)
sparklemaster Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't wait! :D
I can't wait to see what more there is to come!

And whilst I'm at it, just wanted to say that I LOVE Watching you, every peice is a huge inspiration and I look forward to whenever you create something new. I love being aware of your art!
Research binging time. :la: A nice call back to those traditional paintings and drawings. Like Kurokami said under me, seeing you tackling a calligraphic brush or pen would be interesting to see. Keep up the good work, Andi.~
Midorinokurokami Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oooh! this is a pleasantly unexpected mix of style.
Have you considered drawing them using calligraphy/Chinese brush painting? I bet it'd look epic!
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