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The Death of a Dovahkiin by RennaLorie The Death of a Dovahkiin by RennaLorie
The heavens were clear that night, the early sun about to break to the east. The stars held little light in the sky as faces of men, women, and children were illuminated by the golden glow of the candles they held. Soldiers were lined up around the shores of sea with arrows in hand. Two figures stood by a fair sized boat carved into the likeness of a serpent. One man stood at the foot of the boat dressed in a cloak of blue and the other donned in a black cowl with golden locks streaming out across his breast. The golden haired man looked into the boat to see the woman that lay there so still and fragile. Her hair sprayed across the blue and white bear banner were  purple and red flowers had been laid across the silvery strands. She was fitted into a blue silken dress as a circlet of gold and sapphire laid across her brow. A golden sword rested across her breast with her hands gently holding it's hilt. Her silver axes were placed on either side of her and the rest of the ship was filled bountifully with flowers. The man placed his fingers on his lips and gently pressed them to her forehead as his last farewell. He gently stepped back and nodded to the other man. Taking it as a sign, he called his men to help push the boat out into the sea. The boat gently sailed out into the cold ocean as the spectators looked on with solemn faces as their hero was sent out for her last adventure. As the ship left, the sun began to peak out from the east casting a cold glow across the seascape. The golden haired man raised his bow lit with a single arrow of fire. A small tear escaped from his amber eyes as he let go of the bowstring. The sky lit up with illuminated arrows that fell upon the lone ship making it burst into golden flame. As the sun rose, the burning funeral pyre made it's way further and further out until it sunk into the depths of the sea carrying it's passenger home.

I'm really happy about how this painting turned out and writing something along with it seemed like a good idea. It seemed fitting for Thraele to have a Nord funeral since she abandoned her own people. 

I do not own Skyrim.
Thraele is my Dragonborn.
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Ratsrule11 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thia is beautiful
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RennaLorie Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Lesliewifeofbath Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'd love to feature this.

This is fantastic.
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RennaLorie Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That would be lovely!
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Lesliewifeofbath Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I have featured you in what constitutes a good example of a picture that tells a story.

Again, beautiful work.
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RennaLorie Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw! Thank you!
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Brunild Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015   Traditional Artist
Very beautiful and touching interpretation :heart:
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:iconrennalorie:
RennaLorie Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I felt that the painting needed an explanation with it. 
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Brunild Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015   Traditional Artist
You're very welcome, I love this piece!
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RennaLorie Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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VelvetRedBullet Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Student Photographer
This is beautiful :heart:
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RennaLorie Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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DeepHurting Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
Excellent work.
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:iconrennalorie:
RennaLorie Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! :)
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FemaleBosmerAlways Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
What a total shame to have died so young.
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MermaidsandWaves1993 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope she lived a long life with many adventures :)
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:iconrennalorie:
RennaLorie Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sadly, she died young. However, she did have many adventures!! :)
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Lesliewifeofbath Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is lovely, and I'd like to feature it. Beautiful work.
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RennaLorie Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That would be wonderful! Thank you!!
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C0ren71n Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
Stunning :thumbsup:.
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RennaLorie Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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modji-33 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
beautifully coloured and laid-out (pardon the pun)
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RennaLorie Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! lol
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