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Triss Merigold by ErikShoemaker Triss Merigold by ErikShoemaker
The idea of this image was to create a typical “witcher card”, those you can get when you have a special time with one of the girls. The woman shown on this card is Triss Merigold, one of my favorite female characters in the game which is mainly because of her strength, majesty and inscrutable character. I think this is perfectly shown in her face expression. Very wicked.

For those who wonder what it’s intending to show: I tried to catch the moment when the viewer (Geralt) draws the curtain and finds her on her bed waiting for him. :P I wanted it to be as realistic and convincing as possible.

I’ve also made a version with card border but it looks bad :P
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Thanks to *mjranum-stock for the great model stock.
Credits also go to sxc.hu:
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© Erik Schumacher
This is no stock image, so don't use, copy or manipulate the original artwork without my written permission.
Visit my website: www.xkire.de
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:icon161before:
Firstly, every time I come across this deviation I have to think about the first stanza in the song Beautiful made by Creed:
"She wears a coat of color
Loved by some, feared by others
She's immortalized in young men's eyes"
This always makes me think and I hope it will make you, too.

You deeply impress with the perfect use of stocks in your works commonly. As we can see in this deviation, you used a black and white stock, in fact the fancy window appearing in the background. You incorporated the colours so well in the overall picture that it is not remarkable and actually fits together with the other elements.
The colours themselves are overwhelming, furthermore they match along with the topic given by the game and maintain the posture of Triss.

As far as I am concerned the intensity of the lighting is too vigorous or rather not strong enough on her face. The fall of light appears unrealistic, especially by comparison with the left elbow. Also the quality of the pillows should be modulated, on some parts they are too sharp, particular below the falling light. I still think the execution of these quality circumstances is marvellous.
The only thing in the picture that I would dislodge is the little piece next to the right side of the curtain. It disturbs the amicable atmosphere.

However to be honest, this work is, as it manifests, accomplished.

Greetz
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Talmenar Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
really very pretty :D
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :D
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:icontalmenar:
Talmenar Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ur welcome!! :D
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:iconheronwolf:
heronwolf Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Simply riveting.
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:iconneffin:
Neffin Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist
Amazing Work!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:icondesmontd:
Desmontd Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
beautiful
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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:iconitagalf:
ITAGalf Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
You could have used the model that did the "triss merigold playboy" shooting, this one doesn't really fit the role of triss :P
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well I did this way before the shooting took place, so I guess not. Not sure I'd want to anyway :P
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:iconzinou94:
zinou94 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
das ist wunerschoene nice work und Das erinnert mir der "Immortal" film :)
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dankeschön ;)
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:iconzinou94:
zinou94 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bitte schön ;) und danke fuer llama
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:iconyourec:
yourec Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Nice My LOve)))))
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconyourec:
yourec Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Nice My LOve)))))
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:iconyourec:
yourec Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Supa GUt )
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
danke! ;)
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PhotoDreams13 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is awesome I love it.
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconphotodreams13:
PhotoDreams13 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your Welcome :)
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:iconvillenueve:
Villenueve Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconcoldsenthen:
ColdSenthen Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
really, really good work!!
Hey guys do we want more? Yes? ... now you now what to do ;-)
Greets Cold
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thank you, I appreciate it ;)
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:iconcoldsenthen:
ColdSenthen Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
da nich für :D
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ahmeyt05 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Though the shot and model are both simply beautiful, it looks more like an oriental belly dancer than Triss.
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Corylea Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
To me, she just looks like a generic Sexy Babe. I don't see the power and intelligence of Triss in her. It's very pretty, though.
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starrluvsu Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
My boy friend and I pla that game!
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:icontobre:
tobre Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
I love it! Show us also Shani!
;-)
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nah she's boring :P thanks!
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thegreenlizardking Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
perfecttttttt, cant take my eyes of her
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D
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Gloria-T-Dauden Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Hi! I featured this amazing piece in my journal with a link to a interview I had with Mr Sapkowski :)
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Klashmyag Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
I suggest you remove the tattoo, crop the image to remove the hand on the left, and do some color correction (too much green for this lightning).

Also (my subjective suggestion) alter the dress curve below her belt to opposite side. Wasn't Triss' eyes green?
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:iconjessiefer:
Jessiefer Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Student General Artist
What a sexy and beautiful image ^^
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D
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Mic-KillaH Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
I love Triss Merigold :) She is like a perfect girl I would love to meet in real life. And here she is! Give me her contancts ^.^
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe, good taste! Thanks :)
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:iconmic-killah:
Mic-KillaH Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
ok ok now hand over the contants! >:D *blush*
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ask *mjranum-stock he can help you out with that. :D
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:iconmic-killah:
Mic-KillaH Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
thanks ^.^ oh triss...
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:iconruffian2001:
Ruffian2001 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
Stunning deviation, I featured this in my journal!!!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much for that, I'm gonna check it out :)
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:iconcarrotsanddip:
carrotsanddip Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Love it :]
<3
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D
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carrotsanddip Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Your welcome :)
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:iconkiona6:
kiona6 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
absolutely LOVE this picture! but i clicked the link of the card version & it ddnt work :(
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
glad you like it :)
the border version is not that great, though :XD:
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