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OMG o.o... I'm really sorry, I wanted to upload this on friday ( as I always do) but I'm stuck with loads of work at the moment -_-' I hate that.
But now to the pic: Some of you know, that I never read more than the first series of the Warriors books. But now I really feel like giving the following series a second chance. I got a little curious about Ashfur, 'cause dA is full of pictures of this scene from "Long Shadows". So here's my illustration of the scene, when he steps between Squirrelflight and her, or better Leafpool's kits, to kill them in the fire and let Squirrelflight suffer as much as he did. Most pics on dA show him with an evil grin on his face, I don't know if he really did smile in the books, but I believe, that it wasn't satisfying for him to tell his love about his feelings and how his love finally turned into a torture for him, because she never loved him back the way he loved her. What finally turned his love to hate, and what let him decide to kill somebody close to Squirrelflight. I think it was quite hard for him, too :/ Eventhough it's quite psychopathic to be like "Okay, you don't love me and it hurts me so much, that I'll kill someone close to you, so you'll feel as bad as I do."... It's like an eye for an eye :(

Anyways, I hope you like it :) I think I'll do some more Ashfur fanart in the future... just because I loved the quote "His only fault was to love too much." :3
Oh and I felt really inspired for this pic by the song "Your Love Will Kill Me" by Daniel Lavoie. Take a look at it on Youtube ;) Here are some lines from the songlyrics:

I feel a wave of passion
Move through my heart with such pain
I have no time to reason
So I just let passion reign

I let go so easily
On a night as warm as sin
Midnight swimmer, midnight sea
I will not come back again

Your love will kill me
Your love will kill me
And you will bear my curse
As long as my life will be

Your love will kill me
Your love will kill me
And I saw it would be
When I looked at you
When you looked at me

Your love will kill me
Your love will kill me
Your love will kill me

My sin and my obession
Crazy desire you bring
I know there's no salvation
I see our bodies burning

Your gypsy dreams all haunt me
I live to see your dances
Please raise your eyes and want me
Please give me all the chances


You brought the spring time to fill
My heart in its winter chill
I lost my strength and my will
And now my tears start to spill

I never knew such desire
Just looking into your eyes
And now the soul in me cries
And now the night is on fire


Your love will kill me...

- "Your Love Will Kill Me" by Daniel Lavoie

Characters and story (c) by Erin Hunter
Illustration (c) by :iconmizu-no-akira: ...ME! :3
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Scourgeismymate Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  New member
AWESOME!!!!! but how do you get so much time to do this?
Mizu-no-Akira Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I was in school when I started drawing those scenes.^^ Now that I have a job and all it's quite hard to find enough time, but still... It's a hobby of mine and I draw as often as possible.^^
hawkwing22 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist
That's so pretty! I love the fire light.
CookieKatTwizzler Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the way you gave them a bright orange outline and showed embers in the air to emphsize the fire! Nicely done!
WindWing101 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Even if I didn't like Ashfur, your art never ceases to amaze me! ^^ It looks awesome!
Cleverpelt Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Fave quote ^^
ExecutionReaper Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student General Artist
At first I really was angry with Ashfur for his actions. But as the books went along I started to hate squirrelflight rather then him. Most people think he went crazy because she wouldn't love him and he wanted her to. I love how you corrected it and said it was because of how painful his heart break was.
HersheyRainBow25 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Not trying to be rude but thats exactly why Ashfur lost her to Bramblestar. She only wanted to be his friend for the time being but he pushed too hard so when Bramblestar got of of his bad attitude she choose him. She also had more of a relationship with him, having gone on the journey with him too.
ExecutionReaper Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm not trying to say that squirrelflight loved him or anything like that. What I'm trying to say is that he didn't try to kill her and the kits because she wouldn't love him. He did it out of pain. Yes I know that it wasn't squirrelflights fault and yes I know she choose brambleclaw because of she diid love him and everything. Also ashfur was a bit too protective of her which she didn't like because she preferred freedom. All I was saying is that people aren't correct when they say that ashfur attacked her because she wouldn't love him.
HersheyRainBow25 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Oh im sorry i didnt mean to make it sound like that
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