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Lend Me Your Mind: Chest of Souls BOOK II by daekazu Lend Me Your Mind: Chest of Souls BOOK II by daekazu
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Book 2 of an epic fantasy series by award winning author, Michelle Erickson.
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Chicana916 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist
Stunning!
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features.
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MissIp Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
enchanting
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Giulietta48 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Writer
makes me want to read the book, you're amazing as always
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Trapper96 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
:iconavatarkorraplz: This is all I see.
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Dionisante Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Good!!!
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CimmerianMuse Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning! The detail of the hair, the intensity of her eyes...there's so much to like about this!
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:iconwild-fire-1187:
Wild-Fire-1187 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
I like the color scheme of this piece, with the blacks, whites, and shades of blue. The details of the hair and the sea foam are also nice.
But I must ask, is that painted on body armor or shrink-wrapped plastic? How does she even move in that?
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:iconstravenlite:
StravenLite Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I spoke with the author and she said the armor is organic.
More will be explained in the 2nd of 4 prequels to this series.
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:iconwild-fire-1187:
Wild-Fire-1187 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
What is the series about, by the way?
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:iconstravenlite:
StravenLite Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Chest Of Souls 1-9: The core of the story concerns Talon and Brenna. This set of 9 follows Bren and Tal from childhood to adulthood and the battle for the souls of men. The secondary characters take on a life of their own, the Ancients are awakening, all characters are pushed to their breaking point.

Prequels 1-4: (Currently working on) Will explore the 5 Ancients, their reign, and the betrayal that cost them everything.

The Sequels 10-(?): The author will address the loose ends from book 9. (Love stories, epic battles, friendships, etc.)
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:iconstravenlite:
StravenLite Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a breastplate. :nod:
Mostly for defense. The Lady of the Sea prefers to cut through water quickly to reach her prey. She mostly uses fast arm movements or her mind to attack her enemy.
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:iconwild-fire-1187:
Wild-Fire-1187 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Ah, I see. Because as lovely as it looks, there is a bit of an issue with complete conforming armor. If it is made of metal, movement would be impossible for her. If it is some form of organic/magical substance, as you stated in the other reply, then that would be something else if it is not rigid like metal.
However, when I first saw it, I instantly remembered this post addressing why armored shaped as that could actually be hazardous to the lady wearing it: [link]
I've also worn armor before and I know several who wear/have worn plate armor. It's uncomfortable enough being generally shaped to the human form, regardless of material. I cant imagine having to attempt to wear armor that appears to be almost a second skin.
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StravenLite Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We needed to give Soline something sleek and attractive that could cut through the water, but be very tough at the same time. And like I said, the answer will be in the prequels to this series.

I looked at several knights/armor books and I'm fascinated with the stuff.
But I do understand what you mean by female shaped armor. It wouldn't work so well in real life.

Luckily Soline's armor is very different. It can fit to her form, breathes, allows her full range movement, and looks good. ;)
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:iconwild-fire-1187:
Wild-Fire-1187 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Ah, I see. I just see the breast/ab/every muscle-conforming armor so much and it just boggles me. But if it is a magical substance that can allow such movement and still be protective, I reckon that can work.

I will have to check out the series when I look at my local bookstore.
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:iconstravenlite:
StravenLite Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's only on Amazon right now.

You can get it in digital and paperback: [link]

We're having Daekazu rework the covers, so some of them still have the old art.
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:iconwild-fire-1187:
Wild-Fire-1187 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Ah. I'll have to see when I get money to spend then.
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:iconstravenlite:
StravenLite Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Or, you could have your library order it. :)
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BratLittlePrincess Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing !! I love all the little details ;) the hair, the nails...
just amazing :D
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Black-Wren Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Awesome job! This is stunning the expression and body posture well done!
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esmeone Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
very awesome. loving the hair.
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JaydenFiresparks Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Gorgeous!
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Jessica-Lorraine-Z Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
She's sexy.
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Bionicbud88888 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
whoa
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TempoRaRyAmneSia Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Love her.
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Zhaanman Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What an amazing piece! The imagination behind the look is just too cool! A truly stunning Beauty!
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fantasy-panda Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Awesome! *__*
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Ninsianna Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super!! Zwłaszcza włosy, tak fajnie rozwiane :D
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QueenLucySusan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Wow, the water is fantastic...
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Zorrogreen Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
What a nice work! I like the dynamics of the hair, her eyes and the water swirl.
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psyAlera Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, a book, that's amazing! *A* It's a really nice picture~
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Le-Meridian Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woww !!!
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Zak05 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful!!!
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Nataly1st Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Absolutely awesome work!! :love::heart:
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lemoncurrymeetsyoshi Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE her hair!!! AMAZING!!!!
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Hydropalika Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist
This is absolutely amazing :la:
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M-G-Studio Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
One of your best works yet. Doesn't look as cartoonish as the others, has much more depth and maturity in it. I especially love the way you did the hair. Truly breathtaking!
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Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Going to check out this book! Great character. Most beautiful!
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Very nice
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RolandBoyce Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Very lovely expression, beautiful clothed contours, great vortex and hair. Haven't seen you do something like this in a while, so lovely to see you doing it now.
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TarienCole Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely work
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callyrose Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
love her hair and the water! and wow... those nails!
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vamp1967 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Beautiful!
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hotrobin99 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Artist
My god i love her hair
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LorenzoArt Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous
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Amazing
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DTimstarz Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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