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October 13, 2012
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Elsie - colours by Hatted-Squirrel Elsie - colours by Hatted-Squirrel
Coloured version of thiiiiis: [link]

"I never met 'er, but I've always felt like I knew 'er. There ain't no one else in this boneyard who gets more visitors! Even the queen, like!"

Even though Elsie was a character that passed away a few years ago, the Runners still often visit her and bring her gifts; mostly in the form of booze and flowers. She's been made an example to any new kid joining the gang of guttersnipes, as someone who everyone loved to bits, but ended up in the wrong kind of company and through poor decisions, lost her life.

Background reference: Stormwind City graveyard.
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Kearrice Aug 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Such a lovely piece! The details, the coloring, the peaceful atmosphere... I like Elsie's serene expression, she seems to have been a kind person. Hehe, of all the company, the cute little husky is the only one who can see her! The statue of the lion, the way you drew all the leaves... Just out of curiosity, how long did this take you?
Hatted-Squirrel Aug 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
<3 Awh, thank you! And I have to say I can't for the life of me remember how long it took me to finish. I had a reference picture to help with the background, but it still took me a fair while.
Kearrice Aug 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Seems like it! By the way, were you by any chance inspired by a true story fro this piece? :)
Hatted-Squirrel Aug 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
To some extent, yes. I was told the character's story in RP, and also found out that Elsie used to be played by my boyfriend. The death of the character happened well over two years ago now, and I never actually got to meet her IC. But anyone you ask who used to know Elsie, said that her funeral was extremely emotional. The things that led to it were incredibly well roleplayed out. She was an important figure to the original core of the guild, but has also carried over to another generation of roleplayers in the guild and on the server through stories and gossip.
Kearrice Aug 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That's so cool! What RP group was that? I've never been in one myself, although it would probably be useful for developing my writing skills. It would take too much time...

I guess we all have to put up with getting to know the character OOC. Where can stories about her be read? And what was Elsie's function in the guild?
That's really good piece! I especially like the colors and how they enhance the over all mood of it.
Katrica Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heart wrenching x_x But still such a brill pic.
Shink0u-chan Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful... i love it :D
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