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Iorveth by tishaia Iorveth by tishaia
The reason I fell in love with certain characters is their duality, complicated soul, inner conflict that is tearing them apart. This case it's no different.

There are so many layers of thruth and lies circling around Iorveth - the legendary leader of the Scoia'tael, rebel elven units - that sometimes it's hard to decide what to believe. If you ask a human he would tell you that Iorveth is a terrorist, a murderer and a bloodthirsty monster. If you ask an elf he would tell you that Iorveth is a freedom fighter, a hero and maybe even a martyr.
Some call him a visionary. Some call him insane. If you ask Iorveth himself he would tell you that he is just a bowman who somehow ended being a commander of a great army. But words can lie, don't they?

Humans are so afraid of him, its obvious in their stance, even if he looks harmless - bounded and dragged by a witcher to the prison barge, they fear him as the death itself. The elves are in awe. His troops are fiercely loyal to him, ready for his every command, they know that he is the one holding the future of the race in his scarred hands. And Iorveth himself acts so proud. He always stands straight, with his chin kicked forward, his hands folded on his chest or ghosting over the hilt of his sabre, his longbow primed and ready. He yells his orders loud, drawling them slowly in his sharp, dry voice, so he could be understood in spite of the scar - mutilated cheek and missing teeth in his right upper jaw. This scar, the right eye that is no longer there, hollow eyelid sewn shut, the disfigaration that turned beautiful face into something horrific, - that would have an impact on someone's life, wouldn't it? You really cannot see it in Iorveth. Maybe because the elves are not known for showing their feelings. Maybe because seeing countless deaths of his brethren and decades of hiding half-starved and cold in the forest made it insignificant. Noone knows. The elfen Commander never let anyone close enough.

But there are contradictions in him, those small moments that could be seen by someone who knows what to look for. A sharp intake of breath, the lips slightly parted, when he gets ready to stand proudly before whatever fate throws at him. The smile that never reaches his face, but can be heard in his voice sometimes - when he talks to someone he considers a friend. The way he looks down when someone tells something good about him, like he is ashamed, like he doesn't believe he deserves any praise. And above all his dreams. Iorveth dreams of a small wooden cottage, a crackling fireplace, a hot meal with fresh vegetables. He sees himself smoking a pipe, breathing in a scented smoke, with a warm light reflected in his eye and a delicate smile on his lips.
A bloodthirsty monster who dreams of peace and home.

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Aaahhh ok, I adore this character, what can I say :D.
The pendant is made of precolored metallic polymer clay, it's 9cm long, 5 cm in the widest point and up to 1 cm thick. I used the leaf of golden elm, pressed it onto metallic green clay to make a base. I felt that it would fit for a character who is called by some "Forest Fox". The back of the pendant made of metallic copper clay and have the quote "No one will grant us freedom. We must win it for ourselves." Those words Iorveth said to the witcher Geralt of Rivia, explaining why he still fights. The pattern on the back is the same as the tattoo Iorveth has on his neck. It can't be seen on the sculpture because it's hidden by his collar, but I felt it's so integral part of him, that it should be represented somewhere on the pendant.

The pendant is one of a kind and made without use of any molds exept for a actual elm leaf. All is sculpted by hand including his whole face (yeah, I kind of got carried away and actually sculpted whole his face under the headscarf, the scar, missing eye and all :P You can see it here if you like: [link] ) and the lettering on the back. It's made of precolored clay, the only other medium I used is powder paint on his lips and scar. For example his eye is made of four different colours of polymer clay, not painted.
The edges of the pendant are painted with acrylic paint (gold mixed with black).
The whole pendant is laquered with matt varnish, only the eye is painted with gloss varnish to make it shine more "wetly". I added four black vaxed cotton strings and some green glass beads for the more "elven" look :).

Iorveth is from "The Witcher 2" game and belongs to CD Projekt RED.

If you like my creations please consider to like by FB page: [link]
Thank you! :D

This pendant is on my etsy here: [link]
Only one copy, never to be remade! :D
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Given 2012-08-13
Iorveth by *tishaia ( Suggested by LadyxWinter and Featured by Talty )
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Wyrdafell Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is so beautiful! What an extremely amazing work! I am stunned! (I want it!) :D
And the text! The text! The text about Iorveth! It's just asdfghjkl. That's exactly the reason why I love him, thanks. 
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NordicWyrm Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the perfect mix between badass and beautiful. o_o And... Seriously. Iorweth. <3 xD
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tishaia Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Ahah, Iorveth, I know, right? :D Thank you!
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SunflowerIce Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
wow that looks cool, wonderful work :)
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tishaia Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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RavenGaleSpencer Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Doesn't see it on Etsy* I bet this sold like a hotcake, didn't it? ;)

All those subtleties you mentioned about Iorveth's character are especially striking to me in his love for Saskia. He doesn't gush about her, or try to "white knight" her, but it's obvious how he feels by the understated praises and sideways glances. I totally started shipping the couple when he was making venomous threats towards Phillippa all throughout the "Spellbreaker" quest. ("If Saskia dies, you'll be next, and it won't be quick!") I was sold when Geralt predicted they'd have to fight Saskia to break the spell, and Iorveth replies with the most earnest voice he's used in the entire story, "Please...don't kill her if you can avoid it."

Then Saskia had to have a dwarf fetish and ruin it for me. Gah. :P
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tishaia Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Ahh, I loved the elves in the books and Iorveth is so typical as elven leader. I was shipping him with Saskia like nobody's business, but well, we know how that ended :P. I must say that the voice actor did an amazing job with this character @.@
Thank you so much for your comment! :D
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RavenGaleSpencer Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I gotta admit, I haven't completely given up on that ship. ^^; I mean, Saskia only said compared to a dwarf, an elf would be a "compromise." She didn't say "absolutely no way." :P (Of course, I'm working on Iorveth and Saskia cosplays for me and my boyfriend, so that could have something to do with me holding out hope for them.)
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MizzTaraLeBlanc Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O____________O...could u like...make a how to sculpt awesomely with polymer clay video...id damn near kill...well not kill thats over board lol but but id do just about anything to have that kind of talent...its mind boggling♥♥♥♥♥ great stuff
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tishaia Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Ah, I am still planning to make some kind of tutorial thingy I promise AGES ago, but I never can find the timeee. I had no time to make anything out of clay since january, horrible real lifeee. Thank you so much again, your comments are the best and make me bouncing around with joy XD.
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Ramsay-the-Bastard Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Szkoda, że nie mogłam z racji sprzętowej zagrać w grę, już go kocham ^^
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tishaia Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Prześwietna postać :). W książkach jest wspomniany, ale już w grze jest całkiem skrojony na miarę Isengrima Faoiltiarny :D.
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HedonistGnarls Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Beautiful. Iorveth is awesome.
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tishaia Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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Protexena Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Since I read Witcher I first started to have interest in Poland, and I found out that there are so many awesome and talented people over there... you are no exeption) What a magnificent and beautiful work! A piece of art indeed)) Damn, why I found it so late >< Wish I had smth as awesome as what you do) Hope that one day I will be fast enough to buy something great from you! Cheers)
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tishaia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Wow, thank you so much! :D
If you want to have more frequent updates, please like my FB page, I post all my listings there :).
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Protexena Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Liked already)) Hope to see new thing up soon) By the way, just interest... are you accepting any orders (of course for payment, nothing is free this days)? I looked over your journal but didn't find any info... I'm asking cause I think that smth buy you is a marvelous birthday present, but, as u know, some people want smth... certain) I am not saying about designs by somebody else, I mean that, for example, of course (and maybe not, hehe) one of my friends wants smth alike with... okay, let's take Geralt) Just asking, maybe other people will become interested too)) With :heart:
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michal4269 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Nie wiem czy uda mi się napisać coś co nie zostało już napisane. Kawał dobrej roboty a byłoby jeszcze lepiej gdyby to był Vernon Roche a nie Iorweth co nie zmienia faktu że efekt robi wrażenie :)
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tishaia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Hahaha, Iorveth > Vernon! Inaczej, Faoiltiarna > all! :D
Dziękuje bardzo za komenta! :)
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LadyxWinter Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations :clap:
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tishaia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm so happy! :D
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DaveDeVries Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
this is great
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tishaia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you Mister Monster :D
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
my god...love your pendant so much...very special and splendid...
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tishaia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :D
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PiqTale Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I am in awe...
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tishaia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank youuu! :hug:
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PiqTale Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
oh my gosh! Your work is amazing... I can dabble with polymer clay but I was honestly stunned with the pendant and your words. So with the risk of sounding really cheezy thank you for the inspiration
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nykol-haebrd Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work! I love the concept :)
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tishaia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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nykol-haebrd Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no prob
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Bleiren Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Lovely <3
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tishaia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D.
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jbcasacop Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is cool! I'd love to see you make some witcher medallions! :)
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tishaia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! If you mean wolf head medallions, I think CD Projekt RED was selling them :).
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jbcasacop Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Unfortunately, I only found out about The Witcher (the first game) only a year after it was released. So at that time, I could no longer find any wolf head medallions in stores. I've seen photos of it though. I think you could do an awesome job at it and I bet you could make fantastic-looking viper medallions as well! I'm definitely following your work! :)
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rafi1312 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student
this is beautiful! love the details
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tishaia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :D
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MoonCurse Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
This is sooooo pweety :happybounce:
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tishaia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :hug:
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Qromodynmc Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
For The Iorveth!!
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tishaia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Hahaha! *grabs a bow and runs to the forest* :D
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Qromodynmc Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
I finished game three times on Iorveth side :) I guess I served very well to him :P
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Crono8 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Zapiera dech, ale nie mogę przegonić głupiego wrażenia że jego głowa + żyłka liścia to wielka wisienka....
Jestem w szoku że dopiero teraz Cię znalazłam zajebista osobo xD
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tishaia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Cicho, cicho, może nikt nie zauważy :D. Dopiero po wypieczeniu zdałam sobie sprawę że mogłam nie używać innego odcienia modeliny niż cały liść, ale chciałam się trzymać oryginału :P. Bardzo dziękuję za komentarz ^^.
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Diamond-Stud Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student
That's really beautiful! You captured a lot of detail in his face and I love that the back of the pendant has writing on it. It's a lovely piece!
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tishaia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :) I write on most of my things, I like the deeper meaning a good quote can add to the piece :).
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FauxHead Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazingly well done :) congrats on the DD
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tishaia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :D DD was unexpected, but I was insanely happy to get it :D.
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