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Blood Charm: II. Annika by AlvinHew Blood Charm: II. Annika by AlvinHew
The Blood Charm
Chapter 1 - Annika



"General Khur's log, entry 103

New recruits came in today. I see a lot of promising faces and potentially powerful fighters. As always, there are some who do not wish to fight. Already gotten two applications for non-violent scout missions. Bah, where do all these self-righteous pacifists come from anyways? Our great city is at war! In time, they’ll see the only way to truly defend our great land is to fight!

Besides, with Annika as a full time scout, we don’t need any more scouts. I’m certainly not interested in appointing more scouts just to appease those weak-minded peace lovers!

I may have failed to convince Annika that spilling the blood of our enemies is necessary to defend our home, but I will not fail to do so with the new recruits.”



"Doctor Blith's journal, entry 81

Mending the wounded can be so tiring sometimes. Today I worked non-stop; I did not even break to eat till my shift ended. In this time of war, I am thankful for General Khur’s sturdy and confident command of the army, but sometimes I think his impulsive orders cause more harm to the soldiers than necessary.

Annika has brought me the purro roots I requested, as well as her usual stories from her various scout missions. I will begin the experiment on the roots as soon as possible."



"Reina's diary, entry 56

I have been assigned to patrol duty for the next week. That's just the nice quiet break I've needed. Though I still intend to continue my rigorous training.

Today, Annika came back from her scout mission in the Yette Forest with a strange looking medallion. It’s forged with solid silver and decorated with blood-red gems. She says the forest is full of hidden treasures. Gosh, I'd love to explore that forest one day."
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ariedren Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Sir, I would like to notify you that this picture is currently the #1 rated image on Newgrounds.  Also having just found your work, I fricking love it!  The only thing that could possibly make me happier is if you had a webcomic, not saying i don't love your work, it's beautiful!:happybounce: #1 
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AlvinHew Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!!

It has been really encouraging to see how well received my paintings are on Newgrounds.  I do plan to return eventually.
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MrFlopsie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This image was saved on my pc for around 3-4 years, I really really love it. As I was cleaning up my pc, I finally went back searching for the artist and faving it before deleting the pic from my pc. Don't take the deleting wrong :p
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:iconalvinhew:
AlvinHew Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, that's quite the story!  I'm glad you decided to drop by.
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Scarecrowlover Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Such a cute little adventurer. The purple sash on green grass is lovely. The perspective used is very interesting.
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:iconalvinhew:
AlvinHew Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it!
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PhoenixHero05 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
I really love her expression, it shows a lot about her personality. Even her slight body language does too. I also like how you colored and shaded all of this. It's very vibrant.
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:iconalvinhew:
AlvinHew Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconxiwycain:
XiwyCain Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Oh, my... That's so pretty!^^ She rememeber me a character I wrote. It's inspire me to continue the story. Thanks a lot! :)
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:iconnellbattolli:
NellBattolli Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Such beautiful work! I love this piece and the mod on oblivion that was inspired by it. Thanks sooooo much! ^_^
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:iconcyric23:
Cyric23 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Student General Artist
When I saw this on TESnexus I had an urge to come to your gallery and fave it. Lovely!
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:iconalvinhew:
AlvinHew Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you did, thanks!
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Saizm Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student Writer
Is this drawing based on some sort of Fantasy novel, or is it just a drawing? :3 If it is, I would really appreaciate it if, you allowed me to try and write some backround stories on this. Please? :la:
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:iconalvinhew:
AlvinHew Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's based on a short story I wrote.
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:iconcappippuni:
Cappippuni Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Wow! Very beautiful artwork! I really like the style of the character, and also the work done on the colors and lighting. :)
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:iconalvinhew:
AlvinHew Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it!
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:icontrepanist:
Trepanist Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Fantastic!
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:iconbigcapo:
BigCapo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I actually like this picture more than that armor xD
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:iconryuiya:
Ryuiya Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
My name is Annika, haha :D
Those leaves look like the real thing, Amazing :O
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:iconalvinhew:
AlvinHew Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow really? Haha, that's really cool! Thanks for stopping by.
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KrasnikSylen Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
you must have years of drawing experience.

This is simply amazing and i wish i could draw this well.
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:iconalvinhew:
AlvinHew Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! You're right, I have been drawing for years, and I hope to enjoy many more.
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LucasAG Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
Ok, I first saw you on Newgrounds and I was mesmerized by your art (this piece, specially).

I LOVE your style, I assume it is the kind of art I dream of being capable of creating.

It is just perfect, it just took my breath away when I looked at the first time, it made me envious on a good way. You, sir, are my hero :D

Congratulations for having such an amazing tallent :hug:
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:iconalvinhew:
AlvinHew Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hey!

Thanks so much for that. It's a real encouragement to receive comments like that.

I'm going to watch you back because I think you have talent. =)
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LucasAG Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009   Traditional Artist
OMG! :wow:

Thank you so much for that! Words cannot describe how flattered I feel! :iconiloveitmoreplz:
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cottonwings Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I see you apply dark gray tones as the darkest instead of black. :) It's soothing. I love it!!
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:iconalvinhew:
AlvinHew Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I save black for only the most special of occasions!

Thanks a lot for dropping by, I'm honoured!
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ALKEMANUBIS Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
the girl has a lovely face,that tree is awesome,very well done
also great work on the skin tones,luv it!
+fav and of corse +watch for you
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:iconalvinhew:
AlvinHew Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's an honour.
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ALKEMANUBIS Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
aw really?thank you
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Lacroa Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work as always <3

My only complaint is her arm, the one lying down in the grass, don't you think the skin/joint thingy should look like going in rather than looking like bulging out?
:lol:
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:iconalvinhew:
AlvinHew Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm, not sure what you mean, haha.
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Gibbolok Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
I saw you on Newgrounds, so I figured you might aswell be on DeviantArt, and luckily yes.

Impeccable work, all of yours. Great detail and shading.
Truelly amazing!
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:iconalvinhew:
AlvinHew Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet, thanks for dropping by!
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic work! love the perspective!
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Melodyweaver Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
oh man, she is hottttt <3. cant wait for the next instalment :D
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:iconrazzone:
RAZZone Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Amazing details, love the eyes looking right at ya!
also Perfect shading!
Overall 10/10 !

+Fav!
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zephyrtronium Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I signed up here just so I could fav this.
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:iconalvinhew:
AlvinHew Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm honoured!
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Sabacat13 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Beautiful, love all the deatail ^^
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:iconrainpuss:
RainPuss Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Wow... this is so amazing.. D: and she is really pretty :D
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xXshadowmoorXx Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
seen it on new grounds had to see if you had a DA account awesome pic 10/10
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:iconakly88:
akly88 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Wow.

Yeah that's all I got... :D
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:iconkippy-sneeze:
kippy-sneeze Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Nice. Love the textures on the tree, and on her shirt. You can really feel the leather.
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:iconaestheticrift:
AestheticRift Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is so much I like about this picture, I don't know what to say.
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:iconmad-popietro:
Mad-Popietro Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
But who is she looking at ? ^^
Juste awesome and simple. What I prefer ? the leaves :p they are well designed !
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Beautiful
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:iconthenekow:
TheNekow Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
great pose, texturing and details. Really love this one :D
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canadianxeno Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Looks great! also it looks a lot like Sky XD
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:iconalvinhew:
AlvinHew Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, she posed for me on this. I was trying to make it not look too much like her but I guess I didn't try hard enough.

You're the first one to notice!
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