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This is what I wanted by TwoToneFools This is what I wanted by TwoToneFools

"Well done!" Toulouse giggled, uncaring that Cicero hadn't said a word. The Imperial only stared wide-eyed at the jester, seemingly mortified by his own actions. "No, no! This is what I wanted!" The jester kept laughing until he felt a second stab beneath his ribcage on the same side. He trembled as he clutched onto the other, feeling his strength leave.
The story where the image came from:

Laughter Incarnate by TwoToneFools

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Cicero © Bethsoft, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Toulouse Archambeau, Artwork © TwoToneFools

You do not have permission to reproduce, copy, tube, edit, publish, transmit or upload this image without our written permission, unless you're Bethsoft Studios. You can, however, link to them or share them elsewhere with credit to TwoToneFools.deviantArt.com.

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:iconjokersdaughter669:
jokersdaughter669 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so depressing, yet beautiful as well! Amazing job. You get a favorite from me! Meow :3 
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TwoToneFools Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!!! :heart:
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11CAKE11 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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stormgurl101 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
my goodness, my thought patterns now have a fabulous jingly jester in them.... I regret none of it!
(note nothing in my head will ever be post ANYWHERE, this is just me pondering toulous's voice, and how he'd act. In my perspective, but after reading laughter incarnate, my goodness; I was amazingly right XD)
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Chiyosen Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student General Artist
The way you blended the colors is beautiful! It makes me jealous!
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:iconharu2001:
Haru2001 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I learned something

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:iconaishinteru:
Aishinteru Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this is amazing. :) i love it when you can see so much emotion in the artwork! i remember reading bout him killing the jester in his journals. this is amazing! and i love how cicero looks to, that hairstyle suits him. :)
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:icontwotonefools:
TwoToneFools Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O u O Thanks so much!!!!! ;kjdsjfa;slkfjasl;fjaslkfa;slfalsfjaljfals;kjd I recommend reading the fic that goes with this image. :U
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Aishinteru Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ill have to read it sometime. :)
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Xephinetsa Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The emotion in this piece is overwhelming. ;n;
The pain in Cicero's expression, and the resignation in Toulouse's...

AND THE WAY HIS HAND IS CLUTCHING AT HIS CLOTHES wihafiwuoflhwfaiohwoafwff
Toulouse is visibly paler, you can see the life has begun to drain from him and the lighting just gives the whole image a beautifully sad mood. I love it. <3
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:icontwotonefools:
TwoToneFools Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. I'm delighted that this one has received so much feedback of how the viewers feel. |D Then it's worth every pen stroke. :heart:
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Xephinetsa Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: You've really portrayed the emotion so well. I love how you can do that with your art. It's beautiful.
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TwoToneFools Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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svenskalovenska Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cicero's expression is priceless! :heart:
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:iconkeerla:
Keerla Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm loving all your art!
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TwoToneFools Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
EEEEEEEEEE sdkfjka;lsfaklsfklajs;kfaslkfj;aslkdfjs
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JagiFederschwung Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very intense. Well done :)
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:icontwotonefools:
TwoToneFools Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjagifederschwung:
JagiFederschwung Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome. I'm eager to see more :)
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:icontwotonefools:
TwoToneFools Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I so happy. >u<
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:iconjagifederschwung:
JagiFederschwung Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah :D Happy is good!
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artst04 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
I really like this
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:icontwotonefools:
TwoToneFools Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad. ^^ Thank you.
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:iconsilver-zytan:
Silver-Zytan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Beautiful work
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:icontwotonefools:
TwoToneFools Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thaaaank you.
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NoraGoodtree Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Oh god, how sad and beautiful at the same time. Wonderfully done!
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KoriMasho Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You've mastered hands. I bow to your superior arting! I seriously struggle with hands. And hair. But mostly hands. Hair is a matter of playing with shading and lighting. I can give my hands CRAMPS working on hair. But hands... I erase so much... I usually end up either hiding them behind a character's back or sticking them in pockets. It's sad. It makes them look either like they're bashful or tired/cold. Or trying to look cool.

But this! The hand placement says so much! Almost as much as the expressions!
You rock.
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SaraCuervo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
P.s.: WHY THIS ISN'T A DD YET *RAGE*
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:icontwotonefools:
TwoToneFools Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
HAAAAA! xD Because there's an original character in it, so it's HALF FAN ART an HALF retardation. You can suggest Hush (my newest one) if you're in the mood. xD Rumor has it someone's trying to do it already. rofl
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SaraCuervo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Oh dear... I'm in love with this picture. No kidding. I could stare at it forever. I just... don't know what to comment, I'm speechless.
:iconlazycryheartplz:

(by the way, have you posted it on Tumblr? If that's so, could you please give me link - I'd like to reblog it, but can't seem to find it...)
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TwoToneFools Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't believe I posted it on Tumblr... you're more than welcome to click the share button on dA, though. I don't mind. ^_^ It does need a remaster, though... *grumbles* xD

If you're interested, I recommend reading the 2-part Story that goes with it. O u O (if you haven't already) 

Thank you so much for the feedback.
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caseyc00 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you see people who write a book about how "inspiring" the piece of art is, and then see another comment that sums the whole thing up in an xD
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TwoToneFools Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, right? lmfao
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caseyc00 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a way with words, I guess. 
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SchattenLotus Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Cicero has undoubtedly one of the very BEST, psychological Plots in the whole
Game of Skyrim. If not the best - to mention. Maybe this is the Case for "ALL"
"Side-Way Factions" aside the Main Storyline - and the Civil War involving the
Storm Cloaks and the Imperial Legion,

but there was never a Relationship of "me" as the Player and a NPC-Character,
which moved me as much inside as the Relationship towards Cicero. Maybe it
was, because i felt so incredible Sorry for him - being lonely most of the Time
and being in desperate, deep Love with "his Mother", in a spiritual Sense, the
dead Dunmer-Woman which is the "Mother of the Night" or the like.


I had a "EXTREME" angry, enraged Relationship towards "Mercer Frei" from the
Thief's Guild - and i wanted his Head and his Blood a long Time before i finally
killed this Son of a ... ... ...

... but i guess, Cicero still took more of my Emotions for himself, as Mercer Frei.
There were not s~ooo many Things that moved me pretty much in Skyrim, but
all the "worldly, humane" Things moved me the most. For an Example, when the
"Greymane-Family" from Whiterun had one of their Relatives kidnapped by the
Talmor - and "We" ( the Player ) - plus another Person maybe - and "TWO OF
THE FAMILY'S FRIENDS" - stormed the Place where he was held Captive and
being tortured,

with the Two Friends this or the other Way somehow 'DYING' - and later showing
up as Two heroic Spirits in Sov'ngarde - that made me so sad. :'( :crying:



I am VERY glad and grateful, that we can decide to save and rescue Cicero in
his Quest-Line, by not killing him. :D It is one of those rare, "happy Endings", i
long for - when i play the "Chosen Hero" in a World, who is threated by powerful,
ruthless Forces - and always only One or Two Steps away from pure Misery. ;)
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Sadestar Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I have to say that I love this picture, as well as the whole story that goes with it. Every time Ilook at this picture I see the same thing but the feelings Isee in it touch me as though it was my first time seeing it.

I have looked into a lot of your artwork, and I think now I am going to look into cicero's past much more. Every peice you make is incredible and inspiring. I want to say thanks because you inspired me. I am so happy to have found your cicero art ^^
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:iconnorroendyrd:
NorroenDyrd Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
One of my all-time favourites!
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:icontwotonefools:
TwoToneFools Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
a;sdflkajs;lkdfj;aslkjfd ;o; I'm glad!
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:iconnorroendyrd:
NorroenDyrd Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Really; I come back to look at it every once in a while.
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:icontwotonefools:
TwoToneFools Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
D'awwww ;A;
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No-one-o1 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so awesome, great work, just wonderful in all aspects :3
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:icontwotonefools:
TwoToneFools Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :love:
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RandallHM Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Cicero nooooooooooooooooo (T A T)
Love your work and I feel sad now ╭( T □ T )╮
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TwoToneFools Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry ;A;


thank you
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DoNotPutMeInABox Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like someone should make a movie about Cicero's decent into madness; I bet you'd be hired as script writer and concept artist.
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No-one-o1 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I second that!
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:icontwotonefools:
TwoToneFools Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:blush: Oh dear
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DoNotPutMeInABox Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*descent

FML
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RYJENIC Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love this!!!!!!!!!!
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blakxleafeon13 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
i see what you did thar with the background. Also i've completely fallen in love with your entire telling of this story.
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