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[Art] Request Mondays!

shilane.1946shilane.1946 Member ✭✭
edited January 8, 2018 in Community Creations

Hallu Tyrians! It's been a long time but I'm finally in a good situation to bring back a super fun idea that got me started years ago on my streaming adventure, request streams for specifically GW2 characters. This request stream was huge for me when I started it. My first commissions came from doing this request stream, I met my current boyfriend through these requests, I joined my home guild of Attuned because of this stream. Heck, I just spent New Years with people I consider family because of these requests if I trace it back. So New Year, new friends and giving back to the community that's given me so much and gotten me through so much.

As requests, these will be free sketches I'll be offering to anyone who posts screenies in this post. Please follow this guide for taking and posting screenshots of your character. These will be busts so you can disregard the instructions about full body screenshots. With any luck, this will be a fun, chill stream where I can meet more Tyrians and hang out and chat at my stream. The stream will be every Monday from 8pm to midnight Eastern time on my twitch channel. Tips would be greatly appreciated but not necessary. See you there!

Here's some examples about what you can expect from a request. Btw, I'm not going to pretend like I don't heavily favour the sylvari so I might throw in some extra work on extra pretty sylvari <3




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  • Reincarnatie.7254Reincarnatie.7254 Member ✭✭
    edited January 11, 2018

    @Reincarnatie.7254 said:
    Name: Viaenne
    Race: Sylvari
    Cycle: Dusk, Autumn
    Gender: Female
    Profession: Elementalist (Tempest)
    Disciplines: Artificer, Tailor
    Order: Whispers (Lightbringer)
    Occupation: Scholar, Spy (in the Priory, shhhh)

    Her skin blushes vibrantly against the chilly breeze, like the crimson branches of dogwoods in autumn flush. As the harvest moon burns orange in the violet dusk, the vespertine breeze carries notes of sassafras—of anise, of citrus, of sweet autumn berries, and cinnamon—from the curls of knotted plum-purple branches unfurling forth from her crown. In darkness, she emits a fiery red glow that glimmers like the twinkling starlight of twilight fireflies. Her eyes are like shimmering turquoise ponds under sunset skies, she looks upon a vision of flame and frost—of a land scorched by fire and frozen by ice.

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    “The dragons are to Tyria as the wildfire is to the forest: destruction. Yet, the wildfire’s destruction burns away the greed accumulated by the weeds, paving paths for others to have a chance in the light and nourishing the earth with ash--such has Mother taught us. The licking flames of the fires of war do not scare me, for I am born of fire, earth, water, and wind.”

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    "The dream whispered to me: 'Where life goes, so too, should you.' Moss stalled my feet, and Blackberry clawed my legs. I hated to go, but was afraid to stay.
    Ignorance made us vulnerable to predators, to pain. Our Dream expands with us, and growth lies out and away.”

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    "Watching the cycles of the world around us, night always turns to day, and dawn to dusk--it is much the same with living and non-living things. From cytogenesis to cytosenescence, what is born must eventually die and what grows must fade: what waxes must wane—it’s but a matter of time—yet, we do not know how old our kind may reach before our internal systems begin to fail. We are unlike annuals or biennials as we do not put any energy into reproduction—are we as long-lived as our perennial progenitor? Are we immortal as the trees in the forest, or is our existence more fleeting, like those of the creatures that frolic amongst the branches and the boughs?”

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    "I cannot stand idly by as the darkness creeps in, for the embers bite at my heels and urge me to action."

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    "I am sylvari; a child of the Pale Tree."

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    "I am a scholar, born of the cycle of dusk and autumn; harvester of light and bringer of the bounty of knowledge."

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    "Keep your allies close, but your enemies closer. Knowledge illuminates the path ahead so that we may see what shadows lurk in the margins."

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    "For the shadows bring death, and death is the cruelest teacher of all."

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    "So open your minds,"

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    "Take in the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the world around you,"

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    "Go where the winds and tides take you. Hear the whispers of adventure in the leaves and the promises of surprise in the reeds."

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    "Shield your ears from the cacophony of nightmares and the symphony of shadows."

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    "Let the radiance of the fires you light banish the shadowy tendrils of nightmare and evil to the depths of the Mists."

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  • Reincarnatie.7254Reincarnatie.7254 Member ✭✭
    edited January 11, 2018

    Name: Lydaeia
    Race: Sylvari
    Gender: Female
    Cycle: Day, Summer
    Profession: Ranger (Druid/Soulbeast)
    Order: Priory (Explorer)
    Tenet: "Act with wisdom, but act."
    Favourite stanza of a sylvari poem: "I am the ebb and flow of sap in the trees. My ears fill with the patter of paws on bark, of the songs of cicadas and bees.”

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    "The four winds are pushing at my back; they fill my sails with whispers of new sounds, smells, sights, and tastes. I sway in the eager winds, the vanguards of the thunderstorm—do I stay, or do I go? For this home is where I slept, where I dreamt, where I awakened and where I learned. But I am a student of summer, a child of midday. In the Dream of Dreams I slept, and refuse I did the call to awake for adventure was in the dreams of others—from them I saw great mountains of squared stone and a giant tree made of blackened metal. From them I saw a vast landscape of sand and an ocean that stretched on for eternity. From my brothers and their eyes I saw faces of greed and graciousness, from my sisters I saw faces of desire and derision. From their dreams I dreamt of trade and travel, books and bows, and learned of language--along with a bountiful crop of odds and ends. Slept, I did, drawing in with voracious avarice to the last drop of what the Mother Tree could feed to me through her veins. With an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an insatiable appetite for the world of Tyria, I drank the intoxicating ambrosial sap of knowledge. I slept until the crest of midday, roused by the garish light in eyes blinded by brightness, but wide with wonder--through her Pale veins, was I born into this world."

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  • Reincarnatie.7254Reincarnatie.7254 Member ✭✭
    edited January 11, 2018

    Name: Aedraeyna
    Race: Sylvari
    Gender: Female
    Cycle: Dawn, Spring
    Profession: Guardian (Dragonhunter)
    Order: Vigil (Tactician)
    Tenet: "All things have a right to grow."
    Favourite stanza of a sylvari poem:
    "My body luxuriates in the sun's rays, and when it rains, my skin tingles with greed. I am that which begins and ends with the Dream, a spring child of the wombless seed.”

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    Bristling, bright eyes fluttered in the Dream as the sun crested over the horizon. Golden eyes glowering, the darkness inside the pod shrunk away with the growing light the fetal form emitted. Her slowly eyes opened like sunrise on the horizon and peered around her, taking in the way the light and shadow flowed both against and with one another. ‘It feels strange—lying here, my head feels heavy, weighed down by countless questions. Am I awake? Am I still dreaming?’ The muffled symphony of the Grove was faint and yet calming, all the same. Certain sounds began to intensify her curiosity, stirring her from her curled form and igniting a billowing excitement inside her abdomen. Murmurs. They grew in intensity before a sensation came over her. Suddenly, the urge to place her hands on the walls of the pod manifested, feeling the firm smooth walls of the encasement. A crackling was heard, and the murmuring suddenly stopped. The bright-eyed sylvari wondered at the stillness—the cacophony of the world beyond her pod had become silent and the world inside her pod had become dark. ‘Is this death?’, she pondered to herself, shifting her legs towards herself, she sat up just as a burst of humid air and light flooded her senses, the roar of the jungle sounds near almost deafened her. The light was all she could see, bright blinding and orange—much like her own eyes—stared back at her before her memories of the Dream reignited, her limp form falling backwards with a thump, fallen leaves crinkling under her weight. Gasps were heard and the murmurs began once again. Light continued to flutter in her vision, and she wondered if she had gone back into the Dream.

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    With flesh as soft as peach-skin fuzz and as bright as the golden rays of the dawning sun, what appears delicate, hides a resolve tougher than stone. In the pit of her being, rests the surging strength of a cold vernal river fed by the ice-melt of glaciers perched high atop the tallest mountains. Her sweat runs thin like sweet nectar dribbling from cherry-blossoms, and her blood thick like the saccharine honey in the abodes of bees. Her mind is always abuzz; busied with thoughts of salvation and hope, of the bounty of spring and the charity of hearts. The leaves atop her crown smell of heady hyacinth, and unfurl, revealing large petals trailing with the gentle fragrance of sweet orange blossom.

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    “I stand for the righteous, with virtues by my side, I will defend the Pale Mother and all my siblings. We are sylvari and we are all dear to one another, regardless of our differences. All things have a right to grow, and by my life, I will defend that right to the end of mine.”

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  • Happy New Year to you too!
    Would you do one for my kitty too? ^^
    https://ibb.co/fCL9p6

    His name is Peppermint and was given the nickname "Parrot" because of the colours scheme lol xD
    Wish you success and great fortune in 2018! Thx!

  • @Tyranno Legend.1958 said:
    Happy New Year to you too!
    Would you do one for my kitty too? ^^
    https://ibb.co/fCL9p6

    His name is Peppermint and was given the nickname "Parrot" because of the colours scheme lol xD
    Wish you success and great fortune in 2018! Thx!

    What a handsome kitty! You're first up in the queue then, and I might have to do a little colour treatment, look at that hair! I hope this is a good year for you too!

  • Thank you! I can't wait to join you during your Twitch stream! <3
    Btw, Do you have any art sites like DeviantArt, tumblr or something like that?

  • Hi Shilane,

    Are you still open for requests ?

    Thanks very much in advance I really hope to catch your stream,really enjoy watching others draw :3

  • @Reincarnatie.7254 said:

    Name: Lydaeia
    Race: Sylvari
    Gender: Female
    Cycle: Day, Summer
    Profession: Ranger (Druid/Soulbeast)
    Order: Priory (Explorer)
    Tenet: "Act with wisdom, but act."
    Favourite stanza of a sylvari poem: "I am the ebb and flow of sap in the trees. My ears fill with the patter of paws on bark, of the songs of cicadas and bees.”

    Hi, sorry if you felt skipped, I was having an issue getting your images to load. Your plant babies are so pretty! I'm very excited to get to draw them!

    @SqueekinOrka.9530 said:
    Hi Shilane,
    Are you still open for requests ?
    Thanks very much in advance I really hope to catch your stream,really enjoy watching others draw :3

    Yes, of course! Just drop your references in here so I can keep track of them and the queue order!

    @Tyranno Legend.1958 said:
    Thank you! I can't wait to join you during your Twitch stream! <3
    Btw, Do you have any art sites like DeviantArt, tumblr or something like that?

    I have a massively out of date deviantart and my art tumblr that is much much more regularly posted to.

  • SqueekinOrka.9530SqueekinOrka.9530 Member ✭✭
    edited January 13, 2018

    @shilane.1946

    Awesome thank you very much and thanks for giving to the community, seriously awesome.
    Here's a link to some screenies of Keao https://imgur.com/a/TPKat
    Hope they are ok.

    Do you have any characters or a favorite character ?
    Thanks again
    :3

  • @SqueekinOrka.9530 said:
    Awesome thank you very much and thanks for giving to the community, seriously awesome.
    Here's a link to some screenies of Keao https://imgur.com/a/TPKat
    Hope they are ok.

    Do you have any characters or a favorite character ?
    Thanks again
    :3

    What a cute kitty! She's very pretty and these refs should be fine. And it's not a big deal at all. I got my start here and have made most of my living with support from this community.

    I have 18 sylvari... and a couple human females. I have a serious problem; at least 9 more sylvari planned.

  • @shilane.1946 said:

    @SqueekinOrka.9530 said:
    Awesome thank you very much and thanks for giving to the community, seriously awesome.
    Here's a link to some screenies of Keao https://imgur.com/a/TPKat
    Hope they are ok.

    Do you have any characters or a favorite character ?
    Thanks again
    :3

    What a cute kitty! She's very pretty and these refs should be fine. And it's not a big deal at all. I got my start here and have made most of my living with support from this community.

    I have 18 sylvari... and a couple human females. I have a serious problem; at least 9 more sylvari planned.

    Thanks. Thats really neat and it's always great to see a good supportive community.
    I take it you like Sylvari hehe. Thats cool though.

  • @shilane.1946 said:
    Hi, sorry if you felt skipped, I was having an issue getting your images to load. Your plant babies are so pretty! I'm very excited to get to draw them!

    Issokay! I didn't know they were invisible to other people until someone msg'd me about it :lol:
    Thank you~! Can't wait to see them glamourised! :smile:

  • @Tyranno Legend.1958 said:
    Thank you! I can't wait to join you during your Twitch stream! <3
    Btw, Do you have any art sites like DeviantArt, tumblr or something like that?

    I have a massively out of date deviantart and my art tumblr that is much much more regularly posted to.

    Cool! I will check them out later ^^

  • Hokay, got a pretty decent queue at this point but if you wanna sneak some last minute requests in for tonight, you got about and hour and a half before I start for the evening. I'm super sick today so I'll probably only get everyone's rough sketches done. See you there!

  • Tyranno Legend.1958Tyranno Legend.1958 Member ✭✭
    edited January 16, 2018

    Aww, I'm sorry to hear that, hope you get well soon :c
    Sorry I was late to your stream so i only got to watched the replay >.<
    I really loved the amazing piece you made for my kitty, thank you for making it happen even when you are not feeling well.
    Truly appreciate it! <3

  • Since I was only able to do super rough sketches tonight, lemme know if you'd like any tweaks for next week :)

    @Tyranno Legend.1958
    It's okay, my stream tends to be at a kinda weird time for a lot of people. I'm glad you like it so far.

    @Reincarnatie.7254

    @SqueekinOrka.9530

  • Thank you so much @shilane.1946 She looks awesome! :D

    So sorry I wasn't able to catch your stream I hope I can next week as I got some time off from work and I can stay up much later (Think your stream is about midnight for me). Thank you again for drawing Keao I really appreciate it!

    I'm sorry you aren't feeling to well I hope your feeling better. :3

  • Ooh~ my plant babies look amazing! Viaenne especially looks gorgeous!! Your sketches are so nice~ :love:

    Keep up the good work and drink lots of fluids! Honey citron tea is yummy with grated ginger and lemongrass leaves~ :heart:

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