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Submit Yourself to the Taint by Isriana Submit Yourself to the Taint by Isriana
"Join us brothers and sisters. Join us in the shadows where we stand vigilant. Join us as we carry the duty that cannot be forsworn. And should you perish, know that your sacrifice shall not be forgotten and that one day, we shall join you. - - You are called upon to submit yourself to the taint for the greater good."

- Dragon Age: Origins


My entry for :iconrih75:'s contest which aims to spread some video game love :pointr: [link]
I had hard time choosing between Dragon Age: Origins, Mass Effect and KotOR but in the end I decided to go for DAO. I found the whole Human Noble origin amazing as it is, but I guess the true crowning moment of awesome for me was my very first Joining. Honestly, I was both horrified and in awe at the same time, and after that there was no turning back. I remember playing like 18 hours straight, and then doing the same thing next day. And the day after that. Gosh, my eyes and mouse hand were almost killing me... :XD:
Oh and hey, here is my Grey Warden, warrior Ellara Cousland, who appeared briefly in one of my comics a while back (without much introduction) :pointr: [link] About time I get to make a decent portrait of her considering that I finished DAO last October after over 88 hours of gameplay. :D On a side note, I'm pretty happy with the darkspawn I painted here - I think I managed to make them look properly creepy. I hope you like this, too!

Blood brushes: :iconscully7491: [link]
Background texture used is my own

Ellara Cousland me
Darkspawn and Archdemon Bioware
from the game Dragon Age: Origins


For more Dragon Age: Origins fan art take a look at here!
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:iconeumenis:
Eumenis Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Gorgeous. I love it.
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:iconevil-is-relative:
Evil-is-Relative Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
HOW did I not find this earlier? It's gorgeous! The darkspawn are awesome, and I love the layout of it.
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selenticsurface Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Wow, just wow. This painting really brings the moment to life.
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:iconamorticiantodiefor:
AMorticianToDIEFor Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!!!!
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:icondarkstar-killpool:
Darkstar-Killpool Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LMAO it sounds dirty!! Submit yourself to the 'Taint'.
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Berserker79 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Beautiful work! :D I'm just afraid it's a bit too late for me to vote in the contest... :roll: :)
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:iconnovemberdurand:
NovemberDurand Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
She looks so much like my Caitlin it's crazy. Same hair colour and style, same armour, similar facial structure. You have very good taste, and immense talent! :)
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ToBeAdvised Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, the one thing that I really remember about that scene was how big the freakin' goblet was. I saw it in Duncan's hand and I was like: "WTF, that's bigger than my head!". (I was a female Dalish Elf)
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:iconseerwalker:
SeerWalker Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
I know, right? That was pretty much the only thing I was thinking during that scene. "That is one giant goblet"
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:icontobeadvised:
ToBeAdvised Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*EDIT: BTY, love the archdemon in the background. Keep up the good work.
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:iconid0ntlikeyou:
Id0ntlikeyou Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing. And your Warden, Armor, face, hair, the whole thing looks way better than actual in game!
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NocturnalDarkness Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
It's the background that does it for me. So ethereal and horrifying.

And the dissonant serenity of your Warden is awesome. She's like: 'I'm'ma kill all of you like a BAMF.' Except more elegantly stated. :p
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:iconfredyochu:
Fredyochu Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Oh yeah..

Always blood on your face after slashing one guy... :meow:
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:iconpadawanmage:
Padawanmage Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Beatiful!
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:iconanesor:
anesor Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Very real, like a photo shoot or cover of a movie poster quality. love it!
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:iconwolflover1213:
wolflover1213 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg i think i just died
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:icondanielglaber:
DanielGlaber Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Your drawings are so awesome, how can they be so awesome?! Nice job :)
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:iconsk8erchick21:
Sk8erchick21 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really cool
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :la:
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:iconsk8erchick21:
Sk8erchick21 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome :)
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:iconlordcelticguardian:
LordCelticGuardian Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm... I wonder if drinking blood would be kinda normal in Dragon Age considering how much of the stuff gets splattered everywhere
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:icontobeadvised:
ToBeAdvised Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, you're trying to have a srs convo with someone but you whole party is splattered with blood. -_-
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Fomalhaut48 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely, and yes, the darkspawn are done really well! Who did Ellara romance, btw? Just curious :)
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:iconarklyte84826:
Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Haven't noticed it before))
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Noticed what? :D
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:iconarklyte84826:
Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
picture))
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:iconcitronnellepetal:
CitronnellePetal Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Awesome... There is this sense of emotion there. Love it. :)
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:iconlittlejuliet:
littlejuliet Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow - this is amazing!
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :dance:
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:iconlittlejuliet:
littlejuliet Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome :)
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:iconmarianna777:
Marianna777 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist
How did my warden get in the pick? LOL! Great looks exactly like my Cousland Warden just the hair a bit darker... Great Game!
Thanks!
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:iconicequeenofmitera:
IceQueenofMitera Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful piece

I love Dragon Age!
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:iconpatriarch2:
Patriarch2 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Again, I say I love the piece. Kudos & thank you.
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:iconfaynyx:
faynyx Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
hope you dont mind i used this as a thumbnail for one of my stories on fanfiction.net
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, just link back to original if you may. :D
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:iconfaynyx:
faynyx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
done :)
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:iconneffin:
Neffin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist
Fantastic Picture!
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:iconedyd:
EdyD Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
WOW!
Awesome!
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:icondeangirl22:
deangirl22 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Wow that is beyond gorgeous.
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:iconrozenmaiden72:
RozenMaiden72 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
And my mind continues to be blown. That is an absolutely beautiful work of art. I just love it!! I'm fangirling over all of this Dragon Age stuff
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you so much! :tighthug: I'm happy you like it!
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:iconmuck1:
muck1 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Awesome.
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :w00t:
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:iconyasha-oqlie:
yasha-oqlie Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this looks great!
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :boogie:
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Glorious work! :clap: Your warden looks fab, and the background gives the piece wonderful depth and dynamism! :love:
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:iconpatriarch2:
Patriarch2 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Remarkable...a most excellent piece! Kudos!
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olivegbg Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The background, face, shoulders -stunning!! Hat off! If I may offer some critique. The hands and lower arms does not match the skill shown above.
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Authentic-Bad-Faith Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Oh, wow. This is... awesome.
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:iconpadawanmage:
Padawanmage Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Awesome! reminds me of my own character
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