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The first painting for Shu'alu, Volume 2: "Changing Your Forever" is of Spreelavelyore Gonzeru (Spree for short...and stiff-tongued humans). Don't let her charm and kind heart fool you, however. She is untouched as the fiercest warrior among the elite Sangushie Tribe of woodland elves. The Sangushie Warriors are the guardians of The Watchtower of the North and their golden city, Álfheim, and the Gonzeru family has been considered the last line of defense, beside The Great Wall, for many ages. - L.B. Conahan

For additional information, excerpts, quotes etc, please pay a visit to the author's dA page: :iconlb-conahan: or his website: www.lbconahan.com

And, as a special bonus and promotional feature, a song has been created to accompany the books: soundcloud.com/suzyvp/dont-cry…


The book is now available on:
Amazon US: www.amazon.com/Shualu-Changing…
Amazon EU: www.amazon.co.uk/Shualu-Changi…
Kindle/e-Book: To follow soon

Book one:
Amazon US:www.amazon.com/Shualu-Dragons-…
Amazon EU: www.amazon.co.uk/Shualu-Dragon…
Kindle/e-Book: www.amazon.com/dp/B00BFDJSPE

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The copyright for the characters belongs to L.B. Conahan and Suzanne van Pelt and may not be used, referenced, reproduced, posted or altered without our expressed written and signed permission.
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:icondevilmayhem666:
DevilMayhem666 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
Emma Stone?
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:iconanathematixs:
Anathematixs Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Gemma Ward, Dakota Fanning and the author's imagination :D
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mustai Featured By Owner Edited Mar 30, 2015
I dislike elf ears, but this character... goes to favorites.
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:iconanathematixs:
Anathematixs Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:glomp: That makes me very happy
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Velkaarn Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
I love this image, she's exceptionally cute. Though I tend to find myself thinking a halfling for some reason and have actually used the picture as a custom portrait for a halfling character in Baldur's Gate. Perhaps an elf-halfling hybrid would be closer really.

Inspired by this portrait I'm putting the book on my to-do list of reading. ;)
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gymnosophist Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional Writer
Simply-- :XD: :D :heart:
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LB-Conahan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Over 10k views, eh?  I'm pleased everyone liked this one so much. Thanks to everyone for their interest and such. Thanks again, Suzy, (despite the rather heated argument we had about painting Party sparkly skin) ya done good. ;) 
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Anathematixs Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:glomp:
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Darwey Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Great work
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:iconanathematixs:
Anathematixs Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
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:iconxzendor7:
xzendor7 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Beautiful And Cute Fantasy Portrait.
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:iconanathematixs:
Anathematixs Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Blackrose1323 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
I am in awe
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:iconb1jan:
B1jan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
AHH.. such a beautiful painting I love ittt!!, Hope to see more from you :love:
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Anathematixs Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! So very glad you like it as much as you do :hug:
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Storytellertobe Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Awesome picture, wonderful style and character. Very beautiful, nicely done!
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Anathematixs Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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Laviolenta Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WoW !!!! out of the world !!
what program you use ??
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:iconanathematixs:
Anathematixs Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I used Photoshop CS2 and a Wacom Intuos 4 tablet.
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:iconverlisaerys:
Verlisaerys Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic portrait! She's so pretty. :heart:
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Anathematixs Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! A lot of credit has to go to the author. He wrote the character in such an amazing way and really helped me bring her to life.
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magigrapix Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
I like the fact that she looks like a teenage Elf (which according to Tolkein are immortial). She looks like the eternity of youth.
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Anathematixs Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I really like that description of her :)
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magigrapix Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Your welcome, that is a stunning image.
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Beautiful :)
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Anathematixs Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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samanthapolly23 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like Gemma Ward, but as an elf.
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Anathematixs Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I had references of both Gemma and Dakota Fanning..., and some Finnish models/girls. So I'm quite impressed you managed to see Gemma in there.
Good eye!
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samanthapolly23 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe Gemma is one of my fave models, I also like Lily Cole too :)
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:iconxechon:
xechon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous piece! Excellent lighting, I love how real she looks.
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:iconanathematixs:
Anathematixs Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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CaryAndFrankArts Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning work, perfect!!
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Anathematixs Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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CaryAndFrankArts Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome!! :hug:
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Marazul45 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconwowplz:Truly stunning!!
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:iconanathematixs:
Anathematixs Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!! :hug:
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Marazul45 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It has been a pleasure!:heart:
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SLMRebeiro Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
I love the color; you've given this a warm, golden glow while resorting to the use of very, very little metal (though I do love the design of her--cloak pins?). It reminds me of the egg-tempera Byzantine icons in feel, which is an interesting dichotomy with the subject matter--warrior vs. madonna. The cognitive dissonance makes one want to keep looking.

Her features are unusual; I've never seen a warrior look so nearly childlike, and it's both arresting and disturbing. I especially love that you've dodged the 'women warriors are an excuse for a pinup' mentality so prevalent for female fighters on dA (not that I'd have expected anything less from you). Lovely work.
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LB-Conahan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, thank you for such a thoughtful comment. I am pleased that the gist of this piece came across so well. You have affirmed what I was trying to communicate, and that means a lot.
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SLMRebeiro Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
You're very welcome, Mr. Conahan! So nice to run across another writer here. Ms. van Pelt's descriptions sound intriguing; I'll make a note to check out your writing (when school is over, etc.). Best wishes in your efforts-
S.
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Anathematixs Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
For the design ideas of her looks and clothing, the credit has to go to L.B. Conahan. It's his character and I got a very nice brief with a lot of references. And with pretty much all the female characters, with the exception of a few, we very much went for the "ladies can still be sexy when covered in protective clothing". Some are cat-like-people, others are fairies, so those are excused ;)

We tried to go for a more unconventional look with elves, trying to steer clear of some of the more used looks for both face and clothing.

I am very glad you like this one, as it is one of my personal favorites so far!! :D
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SLMRebeiro Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
I know it's repetitive, but again--it's so refreshing to see women warriors portrayed as *warriors*, who happen to be attractive. I love it--it's so very rare. And she is unconventionally elvish indeed--part of what makes the idea of her in battle so intriguing.
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GoombaPie Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
amazing!
another one to be proud of
wow
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Anathematixs Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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bossie-boots Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh wow amazing portrait she has the most wonderful eyes :love:
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Anathematixs Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!! :hug:
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bossie-boots Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist
My pleasure my friend :love:
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KarinClaessonArt Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Fabulous!!!
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:iconanathematixs:
Anathematixs Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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KarinClaessonArt Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome:heart::hug:
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