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An illusion of pleasure..
An Illusion of pain...
Yield to the beauty and soon you will waltz with the dead

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Thank you so much to all those who gave me advices and suggestion, they were really appreciated, I hope I have done a good job, though still a lot of things of this drawings do not satisfy me...but well, I hope I improved at least. :)

If you want to know about the story behind this, please, read below
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After Hannah's death Unda fell again into madness, he was saved from a sure death and brought back near Nefei (his birth place).
There he spent much time, trying to come out from his situations, with the help of some survivors of the great rebellion and followers of the previous king.
During this time he made a long travel inside his mind, trying to understand who he really was in relation to the other, to what he has been always taught, what he discovered and many many things.

In one of his visions, one of the most important ones, he sees himself wandering naked surrounded by the dead ones he used to love most.
He is surrounded by Vandak, the brother he killed and Levryn, the friend who got killed by Hannah.
Outside the "composition" Hannah is trying to make him follow her and lose himself into darkness. She's sign of his desire to be with her and not to care anymore for the rest of the world, while the other "voices" are his reactions to this.


Here below is their dialogues, their whispering voices.
What he hears from Levryn is what his friend actually used to tell him when he was still alive. The words he hears from Vandak are real at the beginning (he already heard those words from his brother) while they becomes more and more faint.
Hannah's words are the result of his imaginations and his deepest desire, that is, to hear her words.

Vandak: rules are made to be broken, Unda. We are free to make our choices, to take our own paths. No god can stop us.

Levryn: Gods are weird my friend. Either you believe there is only one or you believe there are thousands, in both cases, what we are asked for doesnít change. What we are given is what we see, what we perceive.


Unda: a god, indeed, there must be a god then.

Vandak: what god, Unda? Have you ever seen him with your eyes? Has he ever answered to your prayers? What have you given for somthing whose existence is unsure? Youíve given yourself, your freedom. Youíve given me. You preferred the unknown to the one who loved you.

Unda: but you, you betrayed me. I had to do it, I had to do itÖ

Hannah: come Unda. I need to show you something, but only you can see it, come to me. I need to tell you something, something Iíve never told you before, but only you can hear it.

Unda: what, what have you got to say? Hannah, have you ever loved me for real, Hannah?

Levryn: in life something is given to us, something else is taken away from us. We must confront things that often seem dark and mysterious, but we go on. We ignore our livesí aim, we ignore the reason why we are here, why we are like this, but a whole world has been offered to us. We must grab it, only us can do it.

Hannah: Unda, come to me, I need to tell you something.

Unda: tell me please, tell me now.

Hannah: I canít, the others are looking at us, we must be alone.

Vandak: remember Unda, noone can love you better than me. Noone will ever love you as much as I did.

Hannah: youíre abandoning me, youíre abandoning me again. Am I right? Youíre leaving me alone, as you already did. As you'll always do.

Unda: no, no, Iíve never wanted to do it, I..I was afraid.

Levryn: weíre always afraid, itís part of our nature, but inside us we have the power to defeat everything. Itís everything inside us.

Hannah: you abandoned me Unda. What were you afraid of? Iím only a woman.

Unda: A woman, I know. Nothing more, nothing less.

Vandak: Unda, they fear you, everyone fears you. Youíre powerful, and you have the ability to choose. Youíre not forced to submit yourself to anyone. Listen to me. Noone has ever been so sincere as I was.

Hannah: I have to tell you something, but I canít, I canít, you must come away with me. If you donít, you will lose me, lose me again. Come now, itís becoming late. I need to tell.

Levryn: the important thing is not to look backward to your past. Never listen to the voices of the dead. They could corrupt us, block us forever.

Hannah: come, Unda, come to me.


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:iconblack-rhapsody:
Black-Rhapsody Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was prepared to make an elaborate comment about this drawing...
But reviewing it over and over again, reading the text of the description over and over again...
What the hell!
I bow to you :worship:. "Chapů!" as we say in Spanish (This means, Hats off to someone to praise)
Intense, raw and hard... Showing a Unda helpless as a child, faced with the voices that are consuming him in his madness...
I love it, just plain! :heart:
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HeilyAens Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
you're flattering me!! :hug:
I'm glad you like it, your opinion means a lot to me!
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sandra30 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
wow
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Grim-Red Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
distruttivo (per l'intensita')
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:iconheilyaens:
HeilyAens Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
wow!
lo prendo come un complimento! :D
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Grim-Red Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lo e'!
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:iconheilyaens:
HeilyAens Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
grazie :blush:
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Grim-Red Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
colori ora! :D
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:iconheilyaens:
HeilyAens Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
ahahah... era una battuta? XDD
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Grim-Red Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no...un ordine! :XD:
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miss-mex Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
very emotional and the description makes it more ... I really like this O_o
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:iconheilyaens:
HeilyAens Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Thank you so much!! :heart:
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yaelglo Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it came out just beautiful. layers upon layers of meaning, and it has so much to say! I love it.
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HeilyAens Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
thanks!! I am glad you like it! though the scanner make it lose a lot of details.. ^^
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yaelglo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, there is enough detail left to awe us all :)
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HeilyAens Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
thanks! :)
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Elfgirl82 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Mi piace anche la versione finale ^_^
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HeilyAens Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
grazie! sono contenta che ti piaccia! :D
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Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Must be one of your best.... really! :love:
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:iconheilyaens:
HeilyAens Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Thank you so much!! :hug:
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Neranella Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Vraiment rťussi, bravo, c'est gťnial, et l'histoire qui sous-tend le dessin aussi. :happybounce:
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HeilyAens Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
merci beaucoup, je suis contente que tu aime ce dessin! :heart:
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Neranella Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
:tighthug: I love it !
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WargusEstor Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This artwork is amazing and I love the story behind it! Also, the music piece you've been inspired from is very appropriate.
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HeilyAens Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
thank you so much!! :heart:
I love the Falconer and I often quote some of their lyrics in my drawings, they're really inspiring!
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WargusEstor Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they're awesome :D
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Maio-92 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Avevo il serio sospetto che la canzone fosse quella...grande!! ^^ ma non Ť da tutti conoscere i falconer!
molto bello ^^ anche il loro dialogo!!
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HeilyAens Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
no, Ť vero non li conoscono tutti! XD io sono un'appassionata dei Falconer, penso siano il mio gruppo metal preferito, non mi considero affatto una "metallara" (ascolto tutti i generi) ma loro hanno veramente tutto quello che io cerco in una band metal. Molto spesso li "cito" nei miei disegni, un giorno mi faranno causa! XDD

e grazie mille! :D
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Maio-92 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
beh si sono dei grandi!! non ti faranno causa, in fondo gli fai una buona pubblicitŗ!!! XD ^^
prego! :)
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Tenebrian Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
There needs to be more art like this. Just sayin'... I hope others get as much inspiration from your work as I do.
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HeilyAens Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
wow thanks! XD I'm glad you like it! I like to communicate "human feeling" in a fantastic reality. I think both fantasy and reality shouldn't be separated ^^
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Tenebrian Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
XD. You did a great job. The dialogue seemed to be necessary and illustrated or expressed the point that was conveyed. I think it was easier to imagine how the figures were interacting as if you could actually see the picture moving with the dialogue.
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PoldalleLovesnare Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was watching all the WIPs of this, waiting for the finished product hoping there'd be some story with it. I was so intrigued as to what was fully going on. There's so unspoken story and intensity to the image! I love it! The push and pull, the pain....you can almost hear the characters whispering all at once as he struggles to find his path! :worship: You are supremely amazing! THIS is why I love your art SO MUCH! You excel at really grabbing your views and sending them on a journey with each piece!!!!
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HeilyAens Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
thank you so much for your nice words, they really mean a lot to me, I'm glad you appreciate both the drawing and the story behind it. :heart: I'd like to be much more capable to make it real, I need some practice, but at least I made a different background this time, and that's is a step forward ;)
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PoldalleLovesnare Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh, I was dying to know the story behind this piece! It looks so interesting! :D hehehhe and I enjoy trying to follow along with the bits and pieces of your characters' stories that you share :D I find them very interesting. And art is one of those things...it'll always take practice and can always improve ^^
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you finished it! It was nice of your to show the progress in such detail as well, with all the WIPs. And the result is great, of course:)
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HeilyAens Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Thank you so so much :heart:
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OceanFire9 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Truly remarkable, all the intense beauty that comes out of your mind. :D Wonderful to see the finished work and know the story that goes with it. Most excellent.
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HeilyAens Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Thank you so much for your nice words! I'm glad you like it :heart:
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TimDub Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
The wait while watching the works in progress was worth it. I like your style and quality.
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HeilyAens Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
thanks, I really hope it was worth it ^^
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LajlaNiemi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
oh....Poor thing, Unda....@.@
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:iconheilyaens:
HeilyAens Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
yes poor thing... >_>
well, he wouldn't be so interesting if I didn't torture him U_U
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diogenes-von-wien Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
That's almost too intense :+fav: I cannot say more ...
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HeilyAens Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
thank you :hug:
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diogenes-von-wien Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
re-:hug:
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hawthorne-cat Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
it is very powerful! thx u for allow us to walk along with you while you created this!!!
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HeilyAens Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
thank you for your suggestions, they were really appreciated! and I'm glad you like the final result! :heart:
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Bellissimo, ancora piý intenso di come lo avevo immaginato:love: ...straziante e pieno di emozioni, cosž come il tuo artist's comment...Unda appare esattamente come lo hai disegnato- perso, "nudo" e fragile.
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HeilyAens Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
grazie mille per il commento! sono contenta che ti piaccia! purtroppo lo scanner rovina molto, molte sfumature si sono praticamente perse ^^
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