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Can I be a Crusader too? by CheshFire Can I be a Crusader too? by CheshFire
The inspiration for the lady Crusader and the child came from a friend of mine from work who is currently nine months pregnant with her first child and is now on maternity leave. Last I heard she was one day past her due date.  While reading up on Crusaders and their quest to vanquish evil I thought it interesting that their apprentices if you will only take up the title if their teachers are slain, but how early does their training begin? Perhaps like in this illustration it begins early, maybe a year or two old, as the Crusader sees the young child playing with her helmet the idea strikes her that this is the child she should train to one day take up her mantle.

Blizzard Entertainment

This isn’t just some contest to me.  My sights are set to win for one reason alone: to meet the artists and developers of Diablo III at Blizzard. For the past two and a half years I’ve been trying to get into the game industry as a concept artist and after sending in application after application anywhere and everywhere all I get are automatic replies. It seems the best step I can take is just to get my foot in the door so that human resources or whoever it is that truly makes the final decision to hire their man power knows that I’m not just a resume, I’m a passionate artist who squeezes in paintings between calls selling cable.   It’s a decent job, I work with a lot of great people, but it hardly satisfies my hunger to express my creativity. The visual aspect of the game, the character design, the creatures and the world all together is inspiring. I know I have a lot to learn, and that I’m up against a mother-load of heavy hitters, but call me a sponge. I will soak up everything this contest can teach me, what future creative opportunities have in store for me, and one day soon, I hope, I'll get my foot through that door.

In the words a Crusader might quote: “So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable.  Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 NLT

-Suzy Almblade

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SilverDragon234 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
CheshFire Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014   General Artist
lol. :)
SilverDragon234 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
:D The Light grows :D
Veldara Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Looks less of a game art and more like works I've seen in a museum.  Certainly a piece that looks like it was made in antiquity. :)
CheshFire Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014   General Artist
The contest called for a portrait. So I thought about the classic kinds of portraits you see in museums, so right on the money my dear! ;)
Saihai Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice idea, pretty faces, dreamy style. Gotta love it.
CheshFire Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014   General Artist
Thank you. <3
lenboogie Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Great work, the lighting effect on the armour is beautifully done and I like the expression on her face. I must say the improvement of your art over the years is truly amazing.
CheshFire Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014   General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you think so.  I just hope its enough. There have been some recent entries that are really spectacular. I don't know if it will be enough to win. o.o;
fxx85 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Nice idea
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