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Anders - I am Justice by KaanaMoonshadow Anders - I am Justice by KaanaMoonshadow
I finally gave Dragon Age 2 a try, and what better way to celebrate the fact that it owns my soul right now as by making fan art of my favourite apostate, Anders? :dummy:

I adore him and his tragic romance so much it's a bit scary. :D I totally loved the whole Anders/Justice/Vengeance angle of the story, and I really hope they'll pick up on that once again in a future expansion.


This is actually a painting exercise in Photoshop with no 3D elements at all, inspired by the scene where Anders changes to Justice for the first time while being inside the Chantry to free his friend, and I worked on it like a madwoman since Sunday after finishing my first playthrough. I had to rely heavily on screenshots from the game as a reference to get things right because I'm so bad at painting freehandedly :faint:, but I learned some nice new things about the program in the process and now have a new Anders wallpaper to boot! :w00t:


There's probably more fan art to come - I definitely need one of my female Hawke, and I plan to build a nice-looking Anders model with Zbrush one day, so stay tuned! :D



Tools of the Trade: Photoshop CS3
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:iconparochy:
parochy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
I love it! Especially that he's pure blond! :D
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anesor Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
I love the Anders character with some remnants of the charmer from DAA, but a lot more dedicated to making the world better.  I got mad that the official canon has him die, when his method could be better, not his goals.  None of the other LIs are default dead.  This is gorgeous.

I really wish Varric could have been an LI, I think they chickened out. He and Cullen and maybe Cassandra are the only companions who could appeal as LIs for fanfic for me, but I'd rather do new ones with Alistair and Anders...
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AyameFeitom Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is stunning work!
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MilaMarvelous Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
lovely work!:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconperson779:
Person779 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
*Gaps* This is amazing beyond words!!
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconmurakioao:
MurakiOAO Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh you allowed to use this as a wallpaper... I can stroke my screen gently now every day because anders is a precious bby and you did very well...
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Just replaying DA2 right now, and Anders is still my favorite apostate. I need to make more fan art, really! ;P
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:iconmurakioao:
MurakiOAO Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YES YOU DO!
OMF. Precious person you.
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D ... :glomp:
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:iconjazbay1:
Jazbay1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
mmmmm super sexy [link]
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconjazbay1:
Jazbay1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry that link opens nothing
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:iconxxbefore-i-sleepxx:
XxBefore-I-SleepxX Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that is absolutely beautiful. :heart:
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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satsumio Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I...don't have words. This is so beautiful it hurts. I'm not exaggerating in any way when I say I'm tearing up. There's so much raw emotion that you captured, but at the same time there's a boyish innocence that's been tortured beyond recognition.
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DeepDarkSiren Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FCK THIS IS A PAINTING! Honestly, I thought it was a screenshot!
OMGOMGOMGOMG :jawdrop:
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whenbordomestrikes Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah... Justice really creeped me out the first time Anders changed..
I got over it though :3
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconkasigi-omi:
Kasigi-Omi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
This is pretty much my favorite picture of Anders ever.
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :aww:
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dragonfyre73 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student General Artist
oh my god... It looks like its from the game!!!
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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:iconiralima:
iralima Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
:O I thought this was a photoshopped screenshot at first. Very well done! That was one of my favorite scenes in the game, mostly because I managed to avoid spoilers so Anders turning all glowy freaked me the f*ck out the first time I saw it.
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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Patriarch2 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Very impressive.
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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yubari-gogo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
looove! it looks like it was from the DA2 cinematics!
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :cuddle:
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:icontymora11:
tymora11 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Every time I see this, I'm amazed it isn't a screenshot. :worship:
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks - although I did use one as a reference, I couldn't have done it without one! ;)
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Leonar-Cousland Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Two words....BAD...A**!!!
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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Becsu Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
This is awesome! :heart: Just finished rivalromance with Anders and now he is haunting my sleep! That hot bastard. :D
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D

Anders's a cool character, and I really enjoyed his romance... there's hope that we'll see more of him in future DA installments. His conflict with Justice has still so much potential! :nod:
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White-snow-21 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG ANDERS
CANT EVEN!
-This mage is so hawt in all the right ways-
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D He definitely is!
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PrincessJaden Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   Writer
So detailed I almost thought the preview was a screenshot! I loved the moments when Anders gets so emotional that Justice appears, even as it breaks my heart a little. The smoke and the eyes here are just brilliant.
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KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks - this artwork is actually based on a screenshot, so I cannot take that much credit for it, but it was a great painting exercise! :nod:

And Anders had such a wonderful and tragic story, I loved it to pieces! :love: I hope they'll pick up on that one day... in my story, Sebastian swore revenge and stalked off, and I'd love to see him return one day - maybe in an expansion? :eager:
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RosesAreWilting Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student General Artist
I giggled in joy when I saw this.

No joke, haha XD

./squeeee Anders and Justice!~

Amazing work! :-3 I love this <3 :iconredheartplz:
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love these two, too - the tragic romances have always been my favorites! :D Glad you like this artwork!
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RosesAreWilting Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem! :-D
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SillyMadman Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
And justice is bliiiiiiiiiiind!
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
As always. ;)
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:iconsillymadman:
SillyMadman Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
And now I'm reminded of Lady Liberty making out with Justice. Eeeeergh.

*slams head in desk repeatedly*

That's... better.
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ouch. That must have hurt! :omg:
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:iconsillymadman:
SillyMadman Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Not really. Being a headbanger helps.
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brotleibinger Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
i don't really like Anders but this is just awesome :)
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:iconkaanamoonshadow:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks - that's great to hear, especially if you don't like him that much! :cuddle:
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Justjess1001 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
This is awesome! I love it! Great job!
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