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Dragon Age II - The World Reborn by Nazgullow Dragon Age II - The World Reborn by Nazgullow
"The time has come to act.
There can be no half-measures. There can be no turning back.
There can be no peace."


I just can't draw enough of Anders! This picture is rather interesting, I think... If you cover one half of his face he can look rather forlorn, and on the other half he looks resolved. It was kinda intended like that, hence the straight-on angle. I wanted viewers to question if this is Justice!Anders or Anders. Was it successful? Dx
Also, that thing he burned, that's meant to be his mother's pillow...
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Luixza Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh this is perfect! Could I use it as a cover for a fanmix on 8tracks? Obviously I'll credit you :)
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Nazgullow Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! So sorry for the late reply, I hardly ever go through my message folder here ^^; of course you can use it! Thank you so much :D I'm glad you like that much
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Band-she Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
I love this. Absolutely gorgeous.
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Nazgullow Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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kamiiyu Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
I love his expression, you did it really well. That line, "there can be no peace," keeps going through my head, and this picture really captures that. 
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Nazgullow Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it! Yeah, same with me, I still remember that scene where he said that line; it was so simple but it really stuck with me for some reason x)
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kamiiyu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
It reminds me of a lot of things happening in real life, sadly. 
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Karhana Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This work is now one of my favourite Anders piece, I think. Great work!
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Nazgullow Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it :D
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amailia Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful! Nice work
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Nazgullow Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Akai-la Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Nice!
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Nazgullow Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :D
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ScreamingRomeo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist
wow.... just wow! :wow:
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Nazgullow Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you..!
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SSJ3Adean Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student Writer
Somehow I like Anders in Awakening more since he was less serious. But he's awesome in DA2
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Nazgullow Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I prefer Anders in DA2, but that's just because I like more serious characters lol. Sometimes his serious side shows through in Awakening though, I thought that was cool :D
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SSJ3Adean Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student Writer
Very well. That's your opinion on it.
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anesor Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Hmm, I liked him in DAA, but I loved him in DA2.  More depth and he's fighting for something instead of himself/greed (he's free already)
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SSJ3Adean Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student Writer
I see what you mean. I agree. Better to fight for a true cause than for nothing but yourself
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anesor Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
I realized that it was interesting that Hawke along with the ploblematic Anders and Merrill who fight for other people than themselves in their personal quests.  They make mistakes, but they must dare in order to accomplish anything.  Most of the companions object to altruism, even though they benefit from Hawke being that way...
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SSJ3Adean Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student Writer
I agree. I like the way you think.
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ysfaye Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
cool effects! I love Anders in the awakening :D 
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Nazgullow Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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N7Cha05hunt3r Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This beautiful art-piece really grasps my mind and it just won't let go. Anders is a fantastic character and your amazingly crafted art-piece accompanied by the powerful description blends into a masterpiece. Well done 
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Nazgullow Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :D Glad you like the art piece. I totally agree, Anders is a fascinating character, I find. Although he's rather controversial, I find myself wishing there were more characters like him!
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Chibi-Kyuzo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Oh, Anders, my love... 
Great workClap  
Waiting for the Inquisition:D (Big Grin) 
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Nazgullow Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahah x) Yes I can't wait for Inquisition either! I hope it's as good as I hope lol
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Chibi-Kyuzo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
I hope It's as good as we all hope:D (Big Grin) 
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daneththereed Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
You know, I never liked Anders, but I love your picture. I think that it captures him perfectly. Excellent job!
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Nazgullow Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh thank you :D I'm glad you still like the picture lol
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Ioialoha Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Love this. Love Anders. Getting more and more pumped for Inquisition :DDDD
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Nazgullow Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
I KNOW RIGHT :O I so can't wait for Inquisition!! 
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kissmy-claw Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love  efecct that you used.
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Nazgullow Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you ^^
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anesor Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
He has the sad eyebrows, so you did a good job here.  I kinda prefer he's burning a copy of the Manifesto since the time for talk and pleading is past. (and he needs a place to rest)
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Nazgullow Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, that's a good idea.... :D
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stephieart Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Omg I'm dying I love this picture!
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Nazgullow Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol glad you like it ^^
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CrisisV Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Nooooo Anders there can be peace!!!!! Don't give in to vengeance!!

I seriously love your style! I think it looks great here!
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Nazgullow Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHA I like your way of thinking x) Maybe in another Dragon Age universe Anders 'solved' his problem in a peaceful way ~
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CrisisV Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Heh yes maybe! The power of alternate universes! Any without the merge with Justice I'm sure Xo
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ReiKoko Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
fgkhadalkna OvO i love it! after reading the description, anders burning his mother's pillow right before heading off to the gallows with hawke for the last straw has now become part of my headcanon *-*

and while i'm here, i have to admit something......for the past year or so, i've been using this nazgullow.deviantart.com/art/D… as my phone's wallpaper.....even when i switched phones twice, i kept using it, and i usually change my wallpapers daily cos i get bored easily....but i just love that pic so much and i love this one just as much OvO you're still my favourite DA artist by far :D
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Nazgullow Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GAHAH really! T.T BUT I AM NOT WORTHYYY. lol Thank you so much, I'm glad you like my drawings that much :D
On the other hand, you really like that Distant Ray of Light pic, don't you. xD Like you say, I think that fanfic is pretty much the canon for me. \o/
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ReiKoko Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
orz i know, i'm so obssessed, it's not even funny anymore XD probably not something to be proud of, either >.>

what sealed it for me with the ADRL pic you drew is mostly the facial expressions and the overall mood. i believe i read ADRL after i saw it and after reading it and going back to the pic, it gave me so many feels o.O my first several hawkes were female, but you and highcastle pretty much made it hard for me to romance anders as a fem!hawke ever again xD

i just had another thought. looking back at anders' expression and thinking about ADRL at the same time...i also get the sense that not only is he set on following his plan to the end, but he also looks resigned as well - to losing hawke forever. which also fills him with regret. or maybe i'm overthinking things again x.x
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Nazgullow Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL wow so we managed to convert you to M!Hawke :thumbsup: some things Anders says only to F!Hawke though, and they're nice things :( he's such a schemer to get people into bed with him! xD
Yeah... Anders's character was is such a strong one, I thought. I assume it'd take a colossal amount of resolve to choose to devote himself to the cause and lose someone he claims to love so much. But then again, some might say it'd have taken even more resolve for him to have chosen Hawke and lose the cause instead. lol I dunno, grey-area philosophy is so difficult when involving an extremist like him OTL
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ReiKoko Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
yeah DA2 is the first game where i actually wanted to play male characters...before that, i played female only XD it also made me love stubble O_O i do sometimes wish that some more of awakening anders would peek through, at least when interacting with a romanced hawke, but damn justice had to make him so emo >.> but that's partly what drew me to him, so i can't really complain x.x i do love everything that makes anders who he is though and the fact that he's so broken...i always want to fix the broken ones o.o
i'm especially glad that the devs decided to bring anders from awakening instead of velanna for DA2...damn, i hated her so much xD
i've been fighting the urge all day to replay DA2 for the 1000th time ._. i already have over 1k hours in it...no more orz
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Nazgullow Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah... eventhough I don't really like funny/sarcastic characters I kinda miss how Anders used to be :( Only sometimes his old demeanor slips through in DA2 and it's like "8DDDD ANDERS IS BACK". Nonetheless, he's still freaking as bold as a character now I think.
Yikes imagine if they did bring in Velanna instead. She was my least favourite, she's kinda like everything I hate in the Dalish lol.
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ReiKoko Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ahh i love the sarcastic characters the most :D sometimes i like to imagine how trollish anders and a sarcastic hawke can be on the nobles >.> but i agree, i think the writers did a good job with anders. i just wish that adam howden will be back for DA:I but i don't think so D:
omg i always tried to be nice to velanna but no matter what, she was stubborn, remained prejudiced and just seemed so unapologetic about everything. if it wasn't for the fact that i like to keep all my companions alive, i would've killed her off >.>
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Nazgullow Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He might come back for random NPCs in-game, like in Dragon Age 1 xD I hope so anyway. it'll be cute...
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