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January 22, 2007
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Companion Yfandes by Metty Companion Yfandes by Metty
Finally a piece for myself!
This past week I couldn't collect the drive to work on any of the commissions I owe, so yesterday I started this. I am quite pleased with the results, it was my first time playing with Corel Painting Essentials, that is a very amusing program.

Annnyway, I wanted to portray a companion from Mercedes Lackey's novels. Beings that are intellectually equal with humans but are in the form of a white horse with sapphire eyes. After looking at it for a long time I settled with saying that the piece seems to have the feel of Yfandes from the 'Last Herald-Mage' Trilogy, her chosen is Vanyel Ashkervon. *Grins * such a good story that one, *chuckles * I will leave you to your thoughts now, enjoy!

Please note that I put a good effort into this piece and I would prefer that you respect my wishes and don't use this piece. Enjoy!
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Herald-MageAnduli Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'Fandes! Yay, she's so gorgeous! I love these books and this is an amazing job drawing her!
maidenroseheart Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am amazed that you were able to capture her so beautifully.
superjenny Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer

That is all.
AlannaLioness Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my GODS thats amazing. I totally believe she is "not just a horse" I can just believe she is about to talk!! WONDERFUL work!
Kessira26 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'Fandes!!! This is beautiful!
Sjs00 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
She's not a horse.
Senashenta Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Hi! This is an absolutely beautiful piece and captures everything I love about Companions beautifully. ♥

Do you think I could have permission to use it as a header for an lj community I'm currently setting up? I would credit you and link back here, of course.
Metty Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Ah sorry, haven't been giving my da account attention lately. If you have used the work for a header mind sending me a link? Curious to see what it is used for, and if you haven't and still want to let me know.
Aniuaui Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING! really you actually captured the beauty and elegence and CHARM that makes a companion different from a horse.
literally you can feel the intelligence jumping off the page!!!
EXTREME bravo for such a wonderful peice on Yfandes!!!
skipsophrenic Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG :wow:, i love this pic!!I didnt read the title properly at first - all i saw was the word companion and clicked it, without looking at the title i had already said to myself that it was 'fandes, you captured the essence of her beautifully, this has got to be one of the best pieces of valdemar artwork i've ever seen. :D

Most definately favouriting!
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