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The Battle of Gumtree Hollow by Shotechi The Battle of Gumtree Hollow by Shotechi

~ "The Battle of Gumtree Hollow" (760 N.A.) ~

The Windborne Civil War
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Winter, Year 760 of the New Age
Gumtree Hollow, Windborne


Featured Characters (from left to right, in rows, NPCs skipped):

Mana by Forget-Me-Not-Fields
Anda by AntiqueFyreStables
Tzilan by femalefred
Myra by LaughingHeron
Calliope by LeakyTrain
Nopharia by AgentDarkhorse
Merilindir by KwehCat
Ginge by TintedGreen
Ket by mule-deer
Étaín by TigressDesign
Aave by BettaFreak123
Jasiah by YellowFur46
Éilias by Shotechi
Taelen by NativeToken
Mairi by swan107
Alshain by byrch
Neila by cherrystar5996
Xerxes (NPC)
Magno by Ookamigirl00
Aeronniell by TwiWolf
Caelum Aureo by PinkLionArt
Aurora by PinkLionArt
Ruan by Auldale
Fox by mule-deer
Paris by DarkVampireRider
Mepharious by Free-Like-The-Wind
Mortifera by FatesSpirit
Aerandir by BloodWolfsHowl
Pistrix by nyxxiis
Eleonora by Flockey
Slyz Matky by MooiHorseDesigns
Sirius by Zekmyr

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My goodness, what did I do?!
If you've always wanted to call me crazy, now it's the perfect time to do it. In total, there are 72 characters in the picture - from that 31 PCs, the rest is filled with random NPC designs (and Xerxes).
You might know I'm the biggest Windborne fan ever, and this whole Civil War-plot drove me crazy! (in a good way.) The final battle inspired me no end, that wonderful plot femalefred and mule-deer (and others?) came up with - and I pretty early wanted to draw some kind of "battle painting" for it. It's inspired by lots of pictures I looked at (: I was kinda obsessed with it... but now I've grown pretty fond of it. It turned out just exactly like I've imagined it to look (though I'm just relieved that it's finished, so I can move on with my life...)

I also wanted to feature, like, a whole lot of Fawnlings in there, and so I rummaged the Windborne folder to find some characters... those who participated in the Public Event are definitely featured (if it fit, story-wise; I didn't include Io for example, cuz she's running away D: )
Anyway, I hope you're okay with me drawing your characters! (If you didn't plan your character to participate in the fight and I still drew them... I'm terribly sorry!)
And if you can't find yours in this pandemonium - which would be understandable - tell me, I'll show it to you (:
Over and out! I'm chatting too much again!

All characters belong to their respective owners!
Art (c) by me
42 x 17,5 cm, Faber Castell Polychromos (and Photoshop for the Frame)

Inspired by many old battle paintings: [link] | [link] | [link] | [link], to only name a few
The frame was painted digitally, with some inspiration used: [link] | [link] | [link]. Though I came up with the entire pattern myself xD
Apart from that, no reference was used.

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By the by! Alshain and Pistrix are searching new owners, so if you've always wanted a Windborne, it's your time to strike!

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:icontavietastic:
TavieTastic Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
:wow:
I'm not really a follower of Fawnlings, but this piece is just epic. So many fawns in there! and poses. I love how it is flooded with red light, it makes it seem very ominous. 
And the frame with the little gold name plate is a really nice touch as well. I am in awe.
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:iconshotechi:
Shotechi Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much!! it was a feat, kinda. xD But Im so glad that you like it! I wanted it to look like an old, framed painting in a castle 8D
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TavieTastic Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
you're welcome! I could definitely imagine this hanging in a castle :nod:
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Niur-Tarow Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most. Beautful. Fawnling piece. I've ever seen.
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:iconshotechi:
Shotechi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student Filmographer
Eeeep thank you so much! I'm so so glad - and most honoured - that you think so :faint:
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:iconfulociraptor:
fulociraptor Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Why haven't I seen this ... beautiful!
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:iconshotechi:
Shotechi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student Filmographer
Naww thanks so much!! :glomp:
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:iconbyrch:
byrch Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing!! So much epicness and battle and just so much I can't handle it! You are so cool for including so many characters in this battle!
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:iconshotechi:
Shotechi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much! :hug: I really wanted it to look all crowded and filled with characters, so it was the perfect opportunity to feature a lot! :la:
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:iconbyrch:
byrch Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You're most welcome! It is marvelous what you've done!
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WesternSpice Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
:faint:
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:iconwhitewonderwolf:
WhiteWonderWolf Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dear lord, this must has taken hours and hours and hours of work! O: I can't even describe how much I love how this turned out! the poses, the lightning, the overall atmosphere; it's all flawless :faint:
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TigressDesign Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LIED: I CANT COMMENT PROPERLY. STILL IN AWE. Dang Sho, you're so inspiring <3 Thank you so much for including É! <3<3
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Shotechi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thanks a lot, Tiggles! :la: I loved drawing her. She's amazing, even in such a tiny form 8D
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rockingdaze Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconohcrapringoplz:
( you're crazy but in a good way)
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FallenChocoCookie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Du bist doch einfach verrückt. :D
Ich finds übrigens toll dass du da Charaktere vergibst! Ich überleg auch schon ob ich mitmache. Aber erst muss ich mir nochmal die Fawnling Journals durchlesen gehen. xD
Am Anfang ist das alles immer einfach so viel. Aber wär schon sooo cool. *__*

Und das Bild ist halt einfach so hammer. :la:
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Dream-Lark Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Holy Mackerels! This is seriously stunning! I can't even imagine the amount of time that went into this, but it's glorious!
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femalefred Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This. is. AMAZING!

I love it Sho, it's just wonderful. It reminds me of those huge paintings of the Battle of Waterloo or the Crimean War.. this is a spectacular work. :applauds:
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DodgerMD Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMFG! SHO! Du bist ja irre! Das ist SO geil! :faint:
Ne, ernsthaft, wie die guten, alten Schlachtengemälde in den Schlössern hier bi uns!
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Cillias Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ich bin mehr als sprachlos Sho ._. Diese hartnäckigkeit die du gehabt haben musst um das zu beenden.. die hätte ich nie :o
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RowanDale-Farm Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist
This is truly amazing! You managed to capture that chaos in the midst of the battle with such beautiful colors and dynamics! Even the clouds in the background seem to reflect the turmoil! Awesome job! :highfive: 
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:iconshotechi:
Shotechi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much! :hug: I wanted everything, even the sky, to look like it was part of the big battle, with colours and shades, so I'm glad you think I got it right! :la:
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SkyfulSeren Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
This is stunning. I commend you, though I have to imagine how much work went into this! 
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Nixxily Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for featuring Mana! She looks wonderful!
I love how this feels! Such movement, the struggle, the wind, and how it's looming ... Great work!!
Thank you again!
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Shotechi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Filmographer
Daw it was my pleasure! :hug:
Thank you so much! I'm so glad that you like it (:
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LaughingHeron Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah! This is way to awesome! 
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BraveWellfareVisions Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sho... du bist echt durchgeknallt Crazy :crazy: Three emoty Tower  .. ohne schei*.. dieses bild ist einfach mal FREAKING AWESOME!!!! Daily Deviation <- meine reaktion als ich das bild gesehen hab
ich hab mir dann erstmal zeit genommen um das bild lange anzusehen. ich mein, ich würdige jedes bild aber das hier hab ich mir RICHTIG lange angesehen.. alter... :panic:
darf man fragen wie lange du daran gesessen hast?
das sieht einfach mega schön aus! klar, auf dem ersten blick sieht es etwas voll aus Giggle  aber beim genauen betrachten hat es irgendwie system und jeden charakter kann man klar von einem anderen
unterscheiden und es ist nicht einfach nur ein misch masch. Große Klasse! Echt! Mega! Heart Heart 
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:iconshotechi:
Shotechi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Filmographer
Dawwww danke dir so sehr! :la:
Ich hab echt nicht gezählt, aber es waren sehr, sehr viele Stunden, die da reingeflossen sind. über 20 auf jeden Fall, aber ich bin schlcht im Schätzen xD
Vielen Dank! Naw ich freu mich total über deinen langen tollen Kommi :D
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inapatricia Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god ;w; This is beautiful!!
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AgentDarkhorse Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SHO YOU CRAZY LADY! WHAT AMAZING THIMGS HAVE YOU DONE?! I might just cry from the beauty of this. This must have taken hours to complete. Where do you find the time to concoure projects like this? And how high were you to even think about attempting this. Haha jk. But really its amazing. And everyone looks brilliant in it. It don't know what more to say. Just wow.
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:iconshotechi:
Shotechi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Filmographer
I HAVE NO IDEA! 8D I always remember what we learned in art lessons - the fact that surrealist painters used to smoke weird stuff before starting to paint, I sometimes feel the same xD
Thank you so so much! I'm glad that you like it :hug: 
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uniccin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist
Heilige Scheiße, Sho o.o
Das ist der absolute Hammer.. erstmal all diese verschiedenen Charaktere da in ein Bild reinzubekommen, diese ganzen Details, die unheilvolle Stimmung mit dem Rot... Ich hab wirklich gedacht ich sitze vor einem Bild, das den Bauernkrieg von wann auch immer zeigt oder die Revolution von wem auch immer xD
Und dann - als ich es irgendwann mal schaffe aufzuhören es anzuglotzen -  les ich die Beschreibung und sehe, dass du den blöden Bilderrahmen auch noch selbst gemacht hast.. WAS ZUR HÖLLE! xD
Sho, das kannst du doch nicht machen! Ich hab hier eine Herzattacke!
Das ist der Wahnsinn! Und nichtmal refs haste benutzt.. ich meine.. wie... wieso.. warum...
Ich geh mal eben einen Schrein für dich aufbauen - du Gott des Zeichnens.

und ich versteh das "neue owner" dinge nich xD
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:iconshotechi:
Shotechi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Filmographer
Daww dankedir so sehr! :la:
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TigressDesign Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This. Omg. I have to go right now for dinner but omg I'll be back later to comment properly omg. OMG.
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sobreiros Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
!!!!! AMAZING!! And madness. You are mad. It's official. ;P

No, but seriously. I love how crowded and messy this is - like a real battle, there's confusion and blood and fallen soldiers. Just the amount of fawnlings you managed to get into this is impressive, but it becomes even more so when one notices the detail put into each single character. The whole scene has such movement, and seems more of a film playing in front of my eyes than a static picture.

To sum it all up - BRILLIANT!!! Utterly brilliant. :D:D
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:iconshotechi:
Shotechi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Filmographer
Definitely! I don't even have to go to the doctors for a precise diagnosis! 8D
Thank you so much, dear. I'm so glad that you like it (: and all the wonderful things you saw  in it, makes me really happy to hear that!
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Aliyska Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
AAACH DU MEEEINE SCH... euhm... SCH-SCHÖNE WELT :faint: XD Das ist unglaublich, wirklich unglaublich. Ich starr das Bild seit ner gefühlten halben Stunde an und bin immer noch nicht dazu in der Lage, einen Kommentar zu schreiben, wie es dieses Meisterwerk verdient hat :I Ich stell mir einfach nur vor, wie es in diesem schönen Rahmen im Museum hängt und ich genauso fasziniert davor stehe, wie ich jetzt vor dem Bildschirm sitze. Es ist genial. Schlichtweg genial :heart: Diese roten Farbtöne verleihen ihm so viel Dramatik und Power, unterstrichen von dem dunklen Schwarz, dass sich hin und wieder durchzusetzen vermag undHNGGGGdann die Posen, so kraftvoll und energiegeladenWOAAH, diese ganzen Details, man kann die Willenskraft der Tiere förmlich spüren. Da kriegt man echt Gänsehaut, man fühlt sich mittendrin in diesem spannenden Battle.
MJAdu bist wirklich verrückt. Mehr als nur verrückt. Aber hör bitte nie auf verrückt zu sein :tighthug: Denn dafür lieben wir dich alle!
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Shotechi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Filmographer
Daww danke dir so sehr, Ali!! :glomp:
Das freut mich so sehr, zu hören! :heart:
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The-Melancholy-Virus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Crazy woman :stare:
There's so much details I can't even ;;
This is amazing, hands down
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TintedGreen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
OH MY LORDS THIS IS SPECTACULAR. THE SHEER AMOUNT OF WORK THIS TOOK IS PROBABLY BEYOND ME.
What a wonderful wonderful wonderful peice this is. It's so beautiful and I adore the style.

Thank you so much for featuring mine in this. Even though I can't find her. I know she had a small role in this battle but It was fun.

Amazing work. ♡
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Shotechi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thank you so so much! :glomp:

I'm sorry for not replying earlier - she's directly in front of Tzilan, next to Ket and É on the left side in second row! (:
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TintedGreen Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
OMG YESH I SEE HER NOW. 
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leenei Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a ma zing!!!!!
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templarknight94 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Oh. My. Gosh. This is incredible! :D 
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bellequine Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is insane!! You are so crazy talented :la:
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DatNachtmaehre Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Ich bin einfach nur sprachlos. O_O
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MelonHeadGirl Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Oh my god... this is so fantastic! Well done! The patience you must have and your skill with coloured pencils is just... ah! :la: So good
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PinkLionArt Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I just remembered something: May I marry you?
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:iconflockey:
Flockey Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
omg bist du wahnsinnig?!
das ist so wunderschön :love: das muss doch ewig gedauert haben xD
Das ist einfach nur wow wow wow :la:
sieht echt toll aus *Eli such*
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:iconshotechi:
Shotechi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Student Filmographer
Naww danke! Ich hab die Stunden nicht gezählt, es waren aber definitiv viele... <.< 
Vielen vielen Dank!! 

Haha, ne, Eli ist leider nicht dabei, der ist grade auf großer Fahrt und kriegt die finale Schlacht gar nicht mit (: aber sein Papa ist mittendrin >D
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