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Qavah the Brave by WesTalbott Qavah the Brave by WesTalbott
This is a painting I did for my little cousin who will soon be going through a bone marrow transplant. I hope that every time she looks at it she will feel brave and strong.
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Duskheaven Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
it was 3 years ago though, i hope she came out safely 
mieulamieu Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
This is so perfect and beautiful, and I hope that she is well and strong. <3
Sketchman147 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015   Traditional Artist
Incredible detail work on this. :)
xelianthought Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Aankai-Rain Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
robertoallende Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Very beautiful!
BlackPandah Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Not only is this a stunning piece of art but a lovely idea. Beautiful.
Quickning Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is brilliant. All my best to your neice.
dark-precipice Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous! :D I wish Qavah and your family all the best!!
FallonDarkdreamer Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student
beautiful work!!
scrumpleberry Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
This is gorgeous work, I bet she loves it. Here's hoping she's well.
Ysvyri Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is such a beautiful gift to her. I hope she's okay and is well.
flywrenfly Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   General Artist
Oh... ow, my heart!
LizzywithaWhy Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a beautiful thing to do, and what a beautiful little girl. :heart:
BevToole Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
This is wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing this!! I just love everything from the colors to that cute expression on her face!
whatamidoinghere Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Gorgeous! best of luck to her!
HyperGothic Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done, it's a fabulous painting! Is it coincidence her shield is bearing the Danish flag?
Best wishes for your cousin!
Yaviana Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I will pray for your cousin. I want to thank you for doing this. I so rarely get to see non sexualized black females. I have a hard time in fandom because I feel like in the future and in the past I didn't exist. Between movies and sci-fi and anime, I am a super rarity and at that always expendable and pointless. I doubt you wanted this deep of a reaction but I had to share with you that for today you are my hero.
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you for taking the time to share your feelings. One of the reasons I make art is that I hope it will benefit others. I am happy to say that my cousin returned home to be with her family a couple days ago. She's still not completely recovered but I'm sure it won't be long now till she is. :)
Yaviana Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
That is awesome that she is home and improving! Your art is awesome and it is benefiting others! Do you do any collabs? I am and have been looking for an illustrator for many projects. I would have to pay you either based upon profits or a fixed rate per piece. I have had ideas for a while now on some items that I think would do well and have little to no competition for... but they are work intensive and require a team instead of just me and I am not an artist. You know how manga looks in Japan, the one color at a time newsprint phone book sized books? I wanted to do something like that but educational... Where it would have a section of math and math problems and a quiz sheet to mail in for a prize and many many other things.. if you are interested in being involved please let me know. I want to make this happen but I am not an island. Think about it. Let me know.
shenerdist Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Artist
I hope she's alright! Beautiful painting by the way. I would love a movie like this.
tbonegirl28 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
thats beautiful and I hope she's able to be with her family at home soon.
Pa-Kalsha Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   General Artist
I saw this on the Women Fighters in Reasonable Armour tumblr, and really like your style. I hope the painting did the trick, and that your cousin is feeling better.
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks, She is still fighting but hopefully wil be able to go home soon.
TalkyMeat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
That's beautiful! Totally awesome!
ADE-doodles Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
God bless your cousin.
bubbles123karate Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
This is the drawing that brought me to your gallery! Glad it did too, your art is amazing! I hope your cousin is doing okay!
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing painting, and story behind it, I hope everything was OK with the transplant and your cousin is now fine =)
Versipelles Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would have been blown away by this picture in any case, but when one learns of the reason behind it... wow. Just wow.

Oh, and a Leyendecker fan. Majorly cool.
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Artist
thanks. :)
violetmage Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Gorgeous! I am sure that she will love it!
Xenite-one Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
This is the best thing I think I've ever seen. I would LOVE to see a comic about her, or a webcomic. Please take all of my monies.
Johnsmith1992 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
how touching!
itchbay Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
I love this so much!
frithard Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Absolutely gorgeous.
WolvenHeartRose Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
that's a wonderful thing you did for your cousin, im sue she will appreciate it more than you know
Pilgrimwanders Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
very nice!!! Go cousin!!
Nytetyger Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
... wow... this is perfectly amazing -- sending good healing thoughts her way via the ether
BobbieLee Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
O my goodness im actually crying right now! This is a really gorgeous gift, you are the best of cousins.Hope all goes well with her transplant!!
merrymoll Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Best of luck to your cousin, and may she recover quickly. <3 She looks like a lovely wee girl! This is a lovely painting - the style reminds me of the brothers Hildebrandt. If I saw a book with this on the front I'd snatch it up to read all about this lady knight's epic adventures. :-) She looks amazing!
All the best of luck to you, your cousin and all your family!
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Artist
prettykickinghuh Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
This is inherently one of the sweetest and coolest things I've ever seen. Like, if this were a movie, I'd watch it.
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Artist
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Nokadota Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
YES. I hope she gets through the procedure alive and well.
CrownForAFool Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
This is so amazing and I wish your cousin all the best! Really, really beautiful and touching. <3
Scorpiogurl1027 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student General Artist
This is AMAZING! My prayers are with your cousin!
tpierce Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
She is absolutely wonderful. I hope your cousin loves her as much as I do, and that her transplant goes well!
savannagrey Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a fantastic piece but I love the reason behind it so much more. Thank you for sharing it with us and I wish your cousin the best!
PacificSelkie Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is truly one of the most wonderful things I've ever seen. You're a fantastic artist, and an even better cousin.
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