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Fear Not This Night by Heylenne Fear Not This Night by Heylenne
"'ll not go astray."

Resposting my picture since last time there was this girl trying to take down my work.

This is a veeeery important picture to me. I started it some days after my son (the cat in orange suit on the picture) died and I only managed to finish it one week ago. I didn't want to do it under pressure, so I took my time.
So this is a tribute to my beloved son, who was not just a cat... he was unique, magical, my.. son. One of the most special creatures I've met in this life.

So now he will always have another special place: he is officially a new character on this project of mine, companion of the blond elf you mayy have seen already on my gallery. She is part of the lightest side of all the story, so I want him to stay there, with her.

This is a tribute to his death.
Be respectful, please.

And thank you for looking. :rose:

What is it, dear? by Heylenne

The title comes from the song "Fear Not This Night", by Asja Kadric, Guild Wars 2 soundtrack. It's a lovely song I've heard over and over when I drew this. you can heard it here if you wish!/s/Fear+Not+T…

You can check the lineart on my tumblr if you want. Ask me there if you'd like to see it bigger.

And please, don't use my work for anything without asking me first, ok?
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Given 2014-01-17
Zephyrhant says: "*Heylenne's work has always been incredibly inspiring, and I how she manages to put a soul on her art, such as in Fear Not This Night, and through that, make a mere figure so moving and emotionally strong." ( Suggested by solarianfairy and Featured by Gwendolyn12 )
joannDoodle Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  New member
its a really beautiful pic  ( and i really mean it, couse usually im really critical about pics) -  not just i like the tones, the composition etc. but how it shows true emotions!
 also i feel you much about your cat - i didnt think about it lately,but as i read your story.. mine died at this summer (sadly too suddenly and on a.. tragic way) and as i feel now it appears im still not completely over it... she was with us for 6 year and with time we became really close.  maybe i should tribute her on a similar way as you did with yours.
 anyway, i follow your tumblr for quite long time, luv your work!:) keep up;)
WrionEyaeg Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  New member
j'aime cela <3
goddessandmcmanus Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014   Traditional Artist
I love the drawing, the palette and the content of this image. I have two older cats who I also feel are magical beings and everyday I thank them. Thank you for sharing this lovely work with us! Blessings to you and your dear friend!
goddessandmcmanus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014   Traditional Artist
You're welcome. And thank you for your kind words. I find it really quite wonderful that you took your many feelings over the loss of your dear friend and made something so beautiful with it. I have no doubt your son felt, and still feels, the same love for him that you poured into this artwork. That kind of feeling is a gift to the world and I feel lucky to have witnessed it. Making art from such deep feelings is a wondrous thing.
Heylenne Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much for stopping and saying such nice words. y.y
best wishes to you and your cats. <3
zaboo17 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
I'm so sorry for your loss, I've been through the same thing too many times...

I'm sure he had a wonderful life with you, and couldn't have wished for a better one. 

This picture has moved me to the point of tears, it makes me remember too clearly the time I said goodbye to my cat Princess. When I went off to college she started doing poorly. Her health slowly declined as she waited for me to come back. One weekend I came home to her, and I knew it was time to say goodbye. The next morning she passed away. But she had waited for me to be home one more time before she did. She was 17 and I'll never forget her. 
Heylenne Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this is a very touching story. y.y You're lucky to have shared 17 years with her.  I mean, I'm guessing she was with you since she was a baby, I don't know. I wish I could have shared that long time with mine.
I'm very sorry for your loss too.
Thank you for your words and for sharing your memories with me. :heart:
zaboo17 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Thank you and you're welcome; and yes I had her since she was a kitten. Heart 
Gedogfx Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is awesome!
Heylenne Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! =)
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