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Kings Quest IV - Rosella by RanmaCMH Kings Quest IV - Rosella by RanmaCMH
Okay, I got distracted from my Dragon Age drawings pretty seriously by this piece.  Kings Quest IV was my very first computer game EVER.  It was actually a gift for my dad and I watched him play until I was able to figure out how to work it as well.  We originally played it on his old laptop, but couldn't win the game because we couldn't make it down the path from Lolotte's castle with the arrow keys (you had to double tap to start and stop and it was just too difficult!)  Eventualy we got our first "color" computer and mouse and finally won!

 It formed my hard core adventure game addiction at the tender age of about six or seven, and taught me to save early and save often.  It also taught me how important it is to learn to spell correctly (it's a parser game and every command has to be typed correctly or it won't work).  I spent hours playing this game, being terrified of the scary tree, that big ogre, and that terrifying random troll in the cave.  I love Rosella as an early female protagonist, and I much prefer the IV version to the KQVII version.  

I've been wanting to draw a tribute to her for a long time, but nothing was ever quite good enough.  And then this image suddenly popped into my head and it was all over. The inspiration for the style here is a mix of Alphonse Mucha and Alan Lee.  I'll be honest, I'm pretty happy with it.  

Hope the very tiny Kings Quest fandom enjoys it as much as I do. 

EDIT:  I completely forgot to credit the stock I used for that horse.  This is one of Venomxbaby's beauties.
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Journei Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
How lovely!!! :D
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magikdust Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I always admire the simple use of colours'. :)
My first game was Prince of Persia... never finished as it actually scarred me... those damn chopping things... *shivers.
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RanmaCMH Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I never had a chance to play Prince of Persia!  There are still a lot of games I need to catch up on.  

It's funny the things that freak us out as kids though, isn't it?  
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magikdust Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
totally. but i blame the fact that we used the internal computer speaker things... made life so much worse.....
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PixelBoo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is stunning. Do you have future plans for this piece like adding full color? Or will you be leaving it in its current glory? Either way this pleases me (even though I know nothing of the subject)
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RanmaCMH Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You know, this is one where if I had more time I would hook up that tablet and experiment with painting it in.  I really don't have the time now so it's going to stay as is.  If someone else had time mebbe…. I dunno… someone who just graduated er sumthin….
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ChocolateIsForever Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is really a beautiful artwork!!:wow:
Wonderful composition:heart::heart::heart:
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RanmaCMH Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!  I'm pretty proud of it!  I think I did symmetry the hard way, but it worked out!
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Aelfrey Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh... This brings back memories... Thank you for putting out this great piece! ^.^
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RanmaCMH Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!  It's so fun to share with other fans of the game. :)
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