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Eldar - Myar by Aikurisu Eldar - Myar by Aikurisu
"You will always hold a special piece of my conscious, my love for life, that no other can hope to take from you. Walk your path knowing this, Myar."
-- Kaethyr



According to several ancient transcripts, the Ishayrian Eldar known as Myar was known as the ninth child from the loving bond between Farseer Ilyndrae and her one and only mate and husband, Kaethyr. Born like the rest of her siblings on an unknown planet, far estranged from the intrigues of the Imperium of Man and its great enemies, Myar grew up in relative peace and knew not to fear what many Eldar were haunted by in other corners of the galaxy. For as she and her kin knew it, their homeworld, although primitive in lacking industry, was mysteriously safe from the vile tendrils of Chaos.

Myar learnt early on in her childhood a quiet, trouble-free existence. Still, unlike her other kin, her thirst for adventure lead her to yearn the old ways of her people that had since been discouraged after their Craftworld settled and became an anchor for a peaceful culture that had largely abandoned the paths of war. With the help of the planet's native inhabitants, few Ishayrian Eldar who were born there were concerned with the terrible conflicts happening elsewhere in the galaxy's grimdark reaches. Instead, they focused on living simple lives, knowing happiness many believed impossible.

With the last of their surviving ancestors and allied races protecting the sector their homeworld belonged to, there was little need for young Eldar women to walk paths that did not lead to raising and bearing children. Myar, however, with her thirst to see beyond the comforts of her world, and with a unhealthy obsession in learning the ancient war stories of her aunt, Esther, she became a huntress to her village before eventually setting her mind on being chosen to become a member of the Yah'yr; a mysterious space-faring martial clan that were revered akin to guardian angels by her world's grateful inhabitants. And while they indeed protected Myar's planet and others near, they were as mortal as she was, being only fellow Eldar and humans who had long put aside their racial differences centuries ago and adopted alien technologies few among the modern Imperium have ever seen or heard of. Where those alien technolgies came from, only the Yah'yr seem to truly know.

Few were allowed the privilege to join the Yah'yr, and for many years Myar gazed up into space from her village with unanswered prayers in her thoughts. It did not stop her from finding another way off the planet, however. Sympathetic to his daughter's thirsts, Kaethyr began teaching her much of his skills as a former ranger. For years this occurred and for that time Myar was content with what she learnt. The two often went on hunting escapades together into the lush forests of their world, but there was only so much her father could teach her and Myar longed for the excitement of living as his sister did, travelling to unknown stars in search of fulfilling prophecies. Kaethyr initially thought to curb it by managing to convince his stubborn sister to take Myar under her wing to train in the arts of thinking and fighting like the peerless warrior she once was at her age. It was a privilege Myar accepted without hesitation, and her father hoped it would be enough to sate her thirst for good.

It did not. After years of being a pupil of Esther's, the renowned warrioress knew her niece's thirsts all too well and knew no amount of training or living on their peaceful world would quench the fire she had abundant in her soul and blood. This would haunt Myar's parents in later times to come, for it lead to Esther going against their better wishes to see their daughter sate herself beyond their caring eyes. It was not long before Esther helped Myar in uncovering a forgotten portal that allowed her to leave her homeworld on her own free will, not knowing what adventures lied beyond it.

And the rest, as some would call it, is history. Myar's exploits in the galaxy had only just begun.


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And there we go! This will likely be my last Eldar artwork for now, as I want to move onto other things before this year ends. What I will say though is that I have had a blast drawing stuff a lot of late. Many great ideas survived onto the tablet and overall I'm happy with my creations made in the last month and-- wait. Is this a good thing? Why am I so cheerful? I'm scared... *eerie music begins*

But what do you think? Questions? Comments? Small tokens of love? Always welcome. =D


Artwork & Characters - Kristopher P. Love // Eldar - Warhammer 40,000
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VertigoR Featured By Owner Edited Apr 9, 2015
Perhaps the most beautiful Eldar ever *_* Skinitght armor is just perfect
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner 5 hours ago
Yes... yes it is...  And thanks! =D
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VertigoR Featured By Owner 57 minutes ago
Will there be more Myar art?
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Plejadenwolf Featured By Owner Edited Oct 24, 2014
I'm a great fan of your Eldar artwork. There is so much emotion, atmosphere and expression woven together into a great interaction of landscape and body language, it really has an unique identity. I really like that you create own personalities and put them into a story background. I really hope that you're going to make more Eldar or Warhammer 40k stuff in general, because a great talent is pulsing in you. Personally I would be interested in a version of Taldeer of your imagination. Really great work!
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
I have considered drawing Taldeer and Macha over the years, but for some reason or another I keep putting it off.  lol, of course back then I was hoping folks would be more supportive in wanting to see 40k art from me, but I ended up losing interest, had health issues, problems at home, etc.  The last couple of years have not been kind to me, creative wise...

ANYWAY, thank you for the many kind words and apologies for taking so long to reply. =)
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Mr-War Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Can I ask you a question?
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Sure, what's up?
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Mr-War Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Can you draw a picture of (female) Slaanesh? ;3

And I have another idea for a picture after that.
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GnosisGuyver Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
amazing eldar and she seem to not be a back stabbing racial cunt like most of her kin in the craftworlds or dark eldar. refreshing and she is good looking. GAAAh heretical thoughts must purge form my mind with bleach.

Excellent art
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
lol, thanks.  And yeah, my Craftworld's Eldar are a lot less back stabby and bit more optimistic in life.  Hard to imagine in the Grimdark universe, I know, but... =P
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GnosisGuyver Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Yeah but that everyone fault mankind can't put there religious insanity behind and eldars can't drop there pride. they could be allies if only they could change. This eldar could be hope for future.
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NikHero Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! :wow:
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Thanks!
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NikHero Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome and amazing! :nod: 
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Private-Funny-Man Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Nice work.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Thanks.
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Private-Funny-Man Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
You're welcome. Could I possibly interest you in my work?
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Laconfir90 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
So beautiful... Thank you for bringing her to life :)
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
No worries. =)
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Frik111 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
She is so beautiful
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NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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GisRFTG Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Very nice.
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masterofhorr Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Are there any stories you've written about this?  If so,  I would like to read them.
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CapnNOMN Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013

Hi. You're amazing! If you could take a quick second to answer this, you would honestly change my life: What do I physically need to do during practice, each day, to eventually be able to create something like this?


Can you please break down exactly what one extremely motivated beginner student would need to do, each & every day when he or she sits down to practice, in order to create these incredible photorealistic 2d digital drawing/paintings from my imagination?


I've been trying some stuff, but I still suck!! 


Can you please make me, like, a list?!!!! So I can then go out and explore those topics? Or at least tell me what I need to physically be doing with my practice time? 


Thank you for trying to help!

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Monkeyblah Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
I love how you make the armor quite difficult to tell from regular clothing or even bare flesh at a distance, giving a real feel to the very clean and truth be told somewhat organic nature of Eldar technology, especially when contrasted to the very death heavy thematics of the Necrons, the clean and artificial Tau, the crude and ramshackle Orks, the demonic nature of Chaos, the gothic quality of the Imperium, the sadistic cruel spikes of her dark kin, or the far more visceral organic aesthetics of the Tyranids.
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DaimoNxx Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
She's gorgeous Fanboy Emote Great job, dude. 
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kubuk13 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful. Truly capture the beauty of the Eldar 
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Ben113 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magnifique
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filgonfin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Marvelousssss!!!
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frost3k Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
That curves... Sigh...
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LordOfPleasure Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice picture! I wish GW took inspiration from your work when they designed female miniatures... I would have appreciated a character like her in the recent Eldar release :)
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice character. Like the pose. Thanks for sharing.
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JustinD2 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
She's beautiful! Can I borrow this picture to illstrate the concept of Eldar being Elves? Here in Asia, not too many people understand this, they don't quite read The Silmarillion from LotR.
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Aristodes Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Forgive me for saying so, but she has now redefined the term "breastplate". lol
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DeadXCross Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmmmm. What an attractive Eldar.
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daxusx Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Great idea and also a pretty good
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Thanks =)
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TaikoSenpai Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The concept is great! :hooray:
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Thanks! =D
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TaikoSenpai Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
welcum ^^
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TheTrueBrutalBryan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Very impressive...
She is so beautiful and her eyes are fascinating.

You are very good ^^
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Thank you for the kind words. =)
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Linelana Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow *_* she is so pretty !! good job *v*
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Thanks! =D
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marcus024 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Nice story. Its rare to see a Warhammer story that doesn't involve people killing eachother the whole time. I admit I like the warhammer back story, but I wish they would stop saying "there is only war!" the entire time. Surely the different species do something with their spare time when they are not fighting each other. Good story and lovely picture. :)
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Thank you for the kind words. =)

I only wish the 40k universe had more substance for what we speak of. Like I've said to others, I would be a lot more interested in it if some light was shed on what we otherwise either know little about or are forced to make up information on our own to fill in the blanks. The latter is a problem for me, though, because it brings into question whether things stay in character or would simply be ignored by the establishment and thus condemned as lunacy by other fans. It's something I fear for my own work, yet at the same time I do not think I've crossed any lines and kept true enough to the universe without altering any named things...
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Kahru18 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Nice artwork, specially the back story. Very original! make more please :))
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Here's hoping. I may try to draw some more this coming November, if not sooner. =)
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Kahru18 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
We'll wait.
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DaRKkrish Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
You sir are awesome, for the work naturally, but also the back story. Good to see someone into Warhammer that doesn't think grimdark means always angry raging bolter slinging tourettes induced bloodbaths, and that maybe it's inevitable that any sentient and rational race would look naturally look for prosperity in peace without losing the fire for martial prowess and courage to defend themselves and what they hold dear for only the sake of that.
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