Shadowness - niji Hello, my name is Francesca and I am an illustrator from italy. I love fantasy: both reading fantasy books and painting fantasy art. Sometimes the tw... en The Long Journey Home <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />This is a personal work I made because... ok, I needed at least a painting in my portfolio with some environment! XD I actually like very much to paint natural environment, but recently in my paintings I always had a very minimal background. So I did this one as an exercise, both for background and to work on my brushstrokes. I used some very light reference from, for the mountains, but more to understand things than to actually copy them. As you may guess from the snowy subject, I started this some months ago, but since this spring seems late to come, it's still quite fitting! :P I hope you will like it!! ^^ Tue, 09 Apr 2013 08:34:48 -0400 A portrait of Artemis Leah <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />I just wanted to do a portrait of my GuildWars 2 character, Artemis Leah. She is a Mesmer, of course: I had the same character on old GuildWars and I recreated it as close as possible on the new game. I love her very much <3 even if I'm really *not* an hardcore gamer! I hope you'll like her :) Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:01:27 -0500 my favourite time of the day <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />My entry for raka-raka's contest, she is JadeEyes sipping a wonderful hot tea. :smile I really love hot tea, especially for the feeling of being at home, warm, while outside it's freezing. I tried to show this feeling with this simple painting :love I finished this right now, I fear that my eyes can't see the mistakes yet, I'll probably have an update in some weeks. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 10:47:44 -0500 Niiel <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />An elven warrior prince, following the description by my friend Claudia Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:09:20 -0500 Ethienne <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Done for the guys on Dragon's Lair, upon description by LoneWolf Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:09:19 -0500 Nerida <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />personal illustration Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:09:19 -0500 Amélie <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Illustration for the cover of the novel "La rosa e il pugnale", by M.P.Black Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:55:11 -0500 The Dragon Reborn <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />personal work, a fanart from "The Wheel of Time" Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:47:39 -0500 Mara <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Cover illustration for an ebook by a friend of mine, still unpublished. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:47:38 -0500 Moiraine Damodred <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />personal work, a fanart from "The Wheel of Time" Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:47:38 -0500