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Like always: Blackbird vs Veloce from my webcomic Carciphona

I always wanted to draw something with them fighting, but once again I went overboard and made it too neat/clean and lost the force it had in the rough Q__Q

I've drawn a lot of sketches of them fighting in the past but I didn't like any of them. I drew this after I realized Chopin's prelude in g#- was also called the duel which was totally appropriate, and I guess having a rhythm/pace to the fight in the form of good music helped the choreography enough to make it worth colouring.

I had contemplated making this exclusive content for the art book, but I forked my soul out in this drawing SO IM POSTING IT LMFAO. There is a 2-page spread in the book with this drawing though! and this is probably the last illus I'll be posting to promote my book, so thanks so much for your support for the preorder event! I am eternally grateful :iconcryforeverplz:

edit: :iconaeollon: suggested the sparksss

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:icontaynazahlouth:
TaynaZahlouth Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
You are amazing, Shilin ♡ I'm a huge fan of your work
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:iconjustsinner:
JustSinner Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Reminds me a little bit of good old Lineage. onion boy 2 
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:iconcrazywaya:
CrazyWaya Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
Amazing
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:iconmechamangodragon:
MechaMangoDragon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Goals af

This is so amazing omg
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:iconkanadesonya:
Kanadesonya Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
hi,just curious do you come up with these poses yourself?in your head?
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:iconx4crank:
x4crank Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Ur art is awesome😍😍👏 I like it
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:iconminecraftdodi:
minecraftdodi Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AAaah shilin i love your art so much it just feeds my imagination the most it is srsly impressive *^*la in love 
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PoeCollector Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
I've read the first chapters of Carciphona and I can say that I like it Meow :3 I am also fascinated from your artworks, like the one up here, in particular from how you draw and paint the clothes: the details are absolutely stunning! Your art inspires me and I hope to learn a lot from your works :la:! I just cannot stop watching the details...Love 
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:iconshilin:
shilin Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconlenacobral:
LenaCobral Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist
The energy in this piece is fantastic!
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:iconsalgatanas:
salgatanas Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
super duper amazing work !!
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:icondiego-beltrao:
Diego-Beltrao Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Student General Artist
h0I!! 
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:icon4breno:
4Breno Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
LOVE YOU '3'
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:iconzakinr:
ZakinR Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Are these your original Characters? They look awesome!
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:iconshilin:
shilin Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
yes (:
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:iconzakinr:
ZakinR Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Student General Artist
AWESOMEEEE!!!
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:iconblinglee:
Blinglee Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
wow epic
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:iconalithking:
alithking Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
Epic.
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:iconyatera7:
yatera7 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
amazing!
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:iconbermawi:
Bermawi Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Just one word: AWESOME! *_*
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:iconakumiart:
AkumiArt Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful ! *o*
I love how you drew the dynamism of the fight
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:icon117jose1337:
117Jose1337 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Student General Artist
O_O
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:iconlisek65:
lisek65 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015
it's wonderful!!
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Edited Sep 4, 2015
Cool!
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:iconamichelj:
AMichelJ Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Student Filmographer
This is really impressive! I love the incredible amount of detail in here, as you said it shows that you put your soul into this one:) Awesome job!
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xavierk99 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow Shaolin! I am Seeivier, was on your chat on twitch.tv today. This art is so AMAZING!!!! What you did with this one here was incredible! Nice work! 
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:icontatoonthesky:
Tatoonthesky Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
love your work!!!
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:iconshinigamiryuku:
ShinigamiRyuku Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
WOW! That looks awesome. Great work on perspective. Colors and details are Amazing!
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:iconholaraincloud:
HolaRaincloud Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, gives a story for me instantly, riveting, and just FANTASTIC!!!!😃
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:iconvalyriana:
Valyriana Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is simply amazing <3
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Quenya3 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
The girl with the black hair has weapons that all but immobilize her wrist movement,  a serious handicap in close quarters fighting.  Likewise the white haired girl is using swords that are too long for close quarters fighting.  She should trade them in for a Roman short sword and a dagger.
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MattLovesArt1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!!!
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WWWIIWillowIIWWW Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
I loved how you had the perspective on the fabric!!! Whaaa!!!
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:iconjonup:
Jonup Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
nice
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:iconabaq:
abaq Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
i wanna draw too but i have no talent for that. i feel unusefull :D


btw all of wonderful
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PrinceoftheAngels Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
I know how you feel...
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:iconladyofazzaroth:
LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Student General Artist
So beautiful!!<333
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:iconquetzalkarloatl:
Quetzalkarloatl Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!
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:iconarcedemius:
Arcedemius Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
huh. thought this was already in  my favs...
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:iconpandajak:
pandaJAK Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
i love it. .....ah....
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:iconzakariazzd:
zakariazzd Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They were fighting at 6:15 am/pm xD
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:iconkeitsumah:
Keitsumah Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
There is a certain beauty in the roughs, isn't there? sometimes i just can't bring myself to finish a drawing simply because i know my coloring skills aren't quite as refined... but then i guess that's the point of practice. Anyway, love the perspective!
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Eluvion Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!
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XxSmilesmakecaikxX Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Speechless.
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:iconbiktoriatori:
biktoriatori Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fucking awesome!!!!! :O
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:iconsocqa:
SocQA Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Great work, looks damn awesome :)
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:iconcimiterio:
Cimiterio Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
This scene is living, the movement of the bodys and clothes, the weapons... The details of clothing, decorations, the colours and the light. It's really a fantastic picture you do it. I think your work on your artworks is the most incredible, and I take a great pleasure to contemplate it. I follow your work carrefully. I encourage you. (sorry for my english, I'm not bilingual)
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:iconraver-pity:
Raver-Pity Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Ragnarok online's assassin cross spotted ! :p
Still love it <3
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:iconkur0zer0:
Kur0Zer0 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
great motion capture
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Veneficiis Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Words are worthless in describing this.
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