A requested artwork by :. She is one of the secondary characters of the Claymore fanfiction, named "Phantom Miria Trilogy". Finally, the cleaned version!!!
In the fanfiction, "Phamtom miria Trilogy" (see my journals for the links of the fanfiction), Dietrich, after the Organization fell, had took to high seas adventuring. This led her to be captured by the Alliance of Nations, the backers of the Organization. She was saved by the Alliance Royal Council's overthrow by Katarzyna Romanowa and the Allied Army. Romanowa proclaimed herself Empress of a new Romanow Empire, defeated dozens of rebellions and insurrections and took Dietrich on as an aide and later adopted to the Romanow Empire. The Romanow Empire eventually defeated the Dragonkin-led Grand Alliance and became the world's leading superpower. The technology of the mainland in this era is far more advanced than than on the Isle of Toulouse. The rough equivalent technology is1550-1600 eras Western Europe, which saw gunpowder weapons and plate armor begin to render castles and longbows obsolete.
Thus why Dietrich is on a cannon-armed Galleon.
Katarzyna Romanowa's picture illustrations:
Dietrich then proved to be of great asset of the Empire and she is given position in the political affairs and has a closer ties with the Romanow Imperial family. She is given with the title of "Countess", and works directly at the Impress' orders.
As the artwork shows, Countess Dietrich Tuluzy was tasked to be the Representative of the Romanow Imperial Family, visiting and inspecting the military. At this point she is tasked to inspect the Imperial Navy, particularly witnessing a naval fight. She is on board the CSS Cesarski, a galleon hunting down pirates around the Ashen Isles. The captain of the warship she is on is Captain Ferrara. She got what she is tasked for, a naval battle.....their ship against a larger man'o war pirate ship.
Oh, btw, if you wonder why Dietrich got a family name "Tuluzy". Well, Dietrich got her name from being from Toulouse. It is spelled Tuluzy in the main tongue of the Romanow Empire. And since then she is named as Dietrich Tuluzy....could had been Dietricha Tuluzy actually, but well, Dietrich is way better sounding.
Dietrich is originally a canon character of Norihiro Yagi's manga, "Claymore".
I wish I could put this much detail in my artworks as well...
The ship is amazing...
The shadows, the setting... the motion...
all of it...
Thanks very much!!!!
I believe you can do good details in your artwork as well. In particular, you're very good at shading, something I lack to do.
I tend to use a mixture between pencil rubs for significant shadows and a blue pencil for the small softer ones.
A technique I put to use in the latest of my artworks in fact and sparing me the need to erase and re correct like I would have to do with a conventional pencil rub.
And I could observe that when you make shadows, you draw small short lines for this effect.. is that correct?
Well that is impressive . I suppose Michael would have the Empress give him a letter of Marque?
Very impressive naval scene, the detail on the ships is spot on! amazing
Thanks very much about it!!! The galleon is much hard to make esp. with the perspective that it has to be viewed almost as a whole in the background.
The idea is that this is a warship/sea fleet and that dietrich is one who joined in on the incoming fight at sea....well, this just at the port or something and not yet being committed into battle.
Its a nice change for a Sea combat battle, and is she the ships captain or just a mariner?
Just a guest warrior in a naval fleet. Revn5 did most naval battles with hybrids included in the fight. It's in his coming third sequel though he didn't publicly posted it.
Well, i guess Revan5 can explain further what is happening in that artwork. Had he talk to you yet?
Nope, Im intrested in reading and listening to it since I was a huge fan of Claymore.
The first two books are "Claymore: New Era" and "The Silver-eyed Empress", and can be read on my Deviantart profile or on fanfiction.net. I recommend the latter, though I have posted copies of practice artwork a friend of mine did for the covers of each chapter section (chapters are too long to fit into one post).
Dietrich does not show up in my "Phantom Miria Trilogy" till the 2nd book, when we finally see her get to the mainland. In fact, her introduction to mainland politics is rather brutal. Following the Organization's overthrow and the final hunt of the remaining Yoma, Dietrich went on a fisherman's caravel that went out to fish from the Isle of Toulouse. It then got blown off-course by a storm. Months later, they spot land, but are immediately intercepted by four galleons of the Alliance of Nations. Unfortunately for Dietrich, she nearly drowns when she's knocked overboard, loses her sword in order to not drown, and washes up on shore before passing out. She's discovered by Wenceslaus, one of the most powerful male silver-eyed warriors on the mainland, and imprisoned (for her own good, as Wenceslaus suspects she's one of the traitors who brought down the Organization, and knows what his superiors would do to her in retribution). She's rescued from this precarious lifestyle by the overthrow of the alliance's Royal Council (consists of the allied states' monarchs) by Katarzyna Romanowa, a female silver-eyed general. Romanowa is legendary for her incredible battlefield victories against the Dragonkin-led Grand Alliance, and helps bring an end to using Awakened against Dragonkin (instead relying on new tactics using cannons, massed attacks of claymores, muskets, pikemen, fast troop movements and more). Katarzyna doesn't just overthrow the royals but also has them killed along with their families in an attempt to shape the alliance into a unified state. She proclaims herself Empress of the new Romanow Empire, crushes countless royalist revolts and insurrections, fends off the Grand Alliance's opportunistic attacks, ends serfdom and slavery inside the empire, and against the odds is on track to establish a lasting dynasty six months later. It's at this point when Dietrich is sent by Wenceslaus to represent him to the Empress. Katarzyna is basically a character that flips the script Yagi has established by rising to the top via her intellect and cunning rather than her personal fighting ability. However, as Empress, she needs heirs to establish a dynasty, so she naturally wants to have the strongest possible male warrior give her a son to inherit the throne (should she ever pass on). Thus why we see Wenceslaus sending Dietrich to the Empress on his behalf. That's basically how things get started in book 2 for Dietrich.
You'll find things on the mainland are vastly different than on the Isle of Toulouse. Claymores on the mainland are usually the altruistic types you find in Toulouse, as they fight battles, assassinate, scout, spy, raid, hunt down errant Awakened Beings and take down Dragonkin. The tech on the mainland is roughly 1550s-era Spain equivalent, while that in Toulouse is more like 1400-era Scotland. This leads to some significant combat differences and new vulnerabilities for claymores, as they can't dodge or actively block bullets. Naturally enough, the navies of this era want silver-eyed marines, but there are only 10-12k to go around in the entire Romanow Empire (2k are young trainees and may not count). This leads to some warships hosting one and as many as two silver-eyed warriors to board enemy ships and take them with their superhuman skill. You will see this come into play in the 3rd book, when Dietrich gets caught up in a sea battle. The catch for claymores is they're just as vulnerable to head shots as anyone else, and are not invulnerable to being shot in other places. This leads to their enemies targeting them with massed volleys of muskets, as Dietrich discovers to her horror. She finds this "un-sporting", but this is a common objection to new ways of war, going as far back as crossbows. The series is mature-rated for good reasons, and features some profanity, sex, nudity, and old-fashioned violence. If that's your cup of tea, go check it out on my profile or go to Fanfiction.net to read it in a more readable format.
Neat ! Impressive details, somehow that ship makes me think of Assassin's creed, anyway, great work!
Thanks!!!! Yeah, you mean the Black Flag!? I really like the details of Assassin's Creed series, though sad that I haven't played any of its gmes yet.
I likes very much
how you do your detail always amazes me. nice work.
I guess yagi dont know how to draw ship
Oh, btw, the ship behind her is a galleon, a small version of it.
Well......we don't know....maybe.