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A Thief in the Night by Isriana A Thief in the Night by Isriana
This is my Secret Santa gift for :iconsecretbroker: as part of #Drop-of-dreams event. I'm a little late since Christmas kind of came and went but at least it's still December... :D
She asked for some artwork featuring her sneaky and skilled rogue yuan-ti (tainted one), Lina, so I decided to paint her doing some midnight sneaking across the rooftops. A word of warning: none of your secrets (or posessions) will be safe when she's on the loose... Anyway, I really hope you like it! :tighthug: :holly:


Lina *SecretBroker
artwork me

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:iconaniphine:
Aniphine Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Writer
Very detailed and realistic, with beautiful coloring and shading. You're truly a master.
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:iconneutral-death:
Neutral-Death Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm pretty sure my Dunmer thief Vedvenin would kill her if so much as her fingernail found its way into her pocket.
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Isriana Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But then again there's always a tougher guy (or gal) somewhere - one never knows. ;P
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Neutral-Death Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Vedvenin- Level 81, enchanted legendary dragon scale armor* (138% Frost resistance, 96% Fire resist, 46% Shock resist, other enchantments), enchanted legendary Daedric Swords (62 points fire damage (31 a piece), 31 points frost, 31 points shock) legendary Daedric bow (Soul Trap and 31 points either frost, shock or fire). Do you really think there's someone tougher out there? I'm not being rude (I think...), just informative. =P

*includes jewelry enchantments in resistance amounts
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Isriana Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not talking about your character specifically - it's just said that however good or skilled you are, someday somewhere you're bound to come across someone who's better than you in something. Seems to be the fact of life.
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Neutral-Death Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Too true, friend. Too true.
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SecretBroker Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:la: THANK YOU sooooo much :glomp: This is awesome present!! For sure one of my favorite Lina's picture :meow: very, very cool and in-character ^^ thank you so much!! :heart:
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Isriana Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay, I'm so happy you like it! :iconlawooplz: I had lots of fun painting her! :tighthug:
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:iconsecretbroker:
SecretBroker Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'm happy to hear that :D
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Kwenos Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
It's amusing how I've ended up recognising your works just by the thumbnail, even if they're under some group folder. Nice one, as always!
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TheWildGrape Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's been awhile I saw Lina. Missed her :D
Lovely work, especially the hair (yes, I always like her hair :XD: )
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RennaLorie Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice!
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Uber-Stooge Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Great job, love the mask and the pose
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:iconfunkifan:
Funkifan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Edgar: *Grabs all his things*

Nice draw!!
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:iconneutral-death:
Neutral-Death Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Here's what I'm sure Vedvenin would say:

I don't think you want to know what happens to people who try to rob me.
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:iconfunkifan:
Funkifan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Truth is that... he grab his own things... he don't want to be robbed...
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:iconneutral-death:
Neutral-Death Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No, that's what she would say to Isriana's thief.
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:iconfunkifan:
Funkifan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh. Ok.
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:iconneutral-death:
Neutral-Death Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Being a thief herself, she has acute awareness of the world around her.
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:iconfunkifan:
Funkifan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes. I know.
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Heart0fInk Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One of these days your going to have to tell me how you do hair!

Nice work! :D
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MajorasWaker Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
The sky is just beautiful in this one! :jawdrop:
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:iconmadoldhag:
MadOldHag Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice one. I am also happy to see that there are still thief characters.
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:iconuryalgreycut:
Uryalgreycut Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice one! It reminds me to the most recent batman films. Well, anyway, i love it!
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Lweeling Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The pose is really cool, I just think her right leg looks kind of short, but that's not a big deal, when the scene is so cool, on the roof by a full moon ! :D
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TheLugia702 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's not a Yuan-ti, Yuan-ti are snake-people, and don't have hair.
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Isriana Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not too familiar with the subject, but according to her info she's a tainted one yuan-ti (meaning she used to be human before, hence the appearance).
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TheLugia702 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still, she looks nothing like one! Yuan-ti have greenish skin, skinny, have dark hair if any at all, and usually have a defining trait, like scales, claws, or a tail. If you ever play Dungeons and Dragons or Pathfinder (Not just Forgotten Realms or Neverwinter Nights) Then...Well, tumblr will explode!
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Sushi-Troll Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It should also be noted that yuan-ti purebloods have hair. The yuan-ti you're talking about are the abominations and occasional halfblood.

From the Monster Manual 3.5: Yuan-ti purebloods appear human at first glance, with only very subtle snakelike features.

On halfbloods: Like purebloods, yuan-ti halfbloods appear mostly human, but they always have obvious snake features. The snakelike features of a halfblood may reflect any of a variety of venomous snakes, so a halfblood may have a cobra's head or a diamondback's distinctive scale pattern. These features are usually consistent within a single troupe of yuan-ti, and often mark a troupe's status within a tribe.

On abominations: Yuan-ti abominations are monstrous snakes with humanlike arms. The snakelike features of an abomination may reflect any of a variety of of venomous snakes, so an abomination may have a black mamba's glossy scales or a viper's wedge-shaped head. These features are usually consistent within a single troupe of yuan-ti, and often mark a troupe's status within a tribe.
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TheLugia702 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, right right right, I just..haven't looked in a while and...Big smartass...yeah
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Sushi-Troll Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, but don't worry, everyone makes mistakes. ;)
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TheLugia702 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconepichighfiveplz:
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Sushi-Troll Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Still, make sure to double-check your sources next time - and make the comment to the OC creator directly, since *Isriana isn't the one responsible for the character's design. ;)
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Nightshade715 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
From the FR Wikipedia about tainted Yuan-ti: "Human agents of the yuan-ti who have willingly undergone a ritual of transformation to make themselves yuan-ti, are known as tainted ones; they gain a venomous bite and slight psionic ability in the process. They retain their human appearance but often develop reptilian mannerisms, such as frequently licking their lips or drawing out sibilant sounds as they speak.
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Sushi-Troll Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
^this.
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TheLugia702 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh.
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QDLA Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Love the sky and the roofs also :)
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Isriana Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :la:
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Sushi-Troll Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sweet! :D Great artwork for a great artist and person. :D Lina looks awesome in this pic, well done. :love: I'm sure *SecretBroker will love it. :D
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Isriana Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :tighthug: Great that you think so! I had lots of fun painting her - I seem to have a soft spot for rogues... :love:
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Sushi-Troll Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. :D You've had a tremendous artistic growth over the last year, and it's awesome to see. :love: Keep up the good work. ^^

Indeed you do. :iconhurrrplz:
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