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:new: Edited and finished up properly :) Sir Nameless finally has antlers and I kinda adore them, and the rest of the lines have been touched up and coloured nicer.

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Alkhana and Sir Nameless
Western Isles

Winter, Year 750 of the New Age
Windborne, Lower Reaches of Gumtree Hollow

(set before Rue's lifetime ^^)

And just a small snippet of them, because you've had nothing on the fawnling front for months from me :D




The stag extended his foreleg out and smoothly dragged it back in, catching the foreleg of the dark doe pressed to his side. She hummed quietly, twisting her head into the curls of his throat as she allowed their limbs to tangle together, leaving light furrows in the fresh snow. Her usual scent; something golden and rich, mixed with the faint tang of sea salt and an earthy moss, was faint under the sharp smell of new snow that had tinted everything in sight.

Still, she was warm and pliant at his side and he arched his head over hers in a wasted effort to keep the chill from her delicate face.

He felt the wind race up the open land at their backs, snatching at the shorn mane of his crest and plume of his tail, weaving it with hers. It was getting colder, and yet he had found her here, gazing out across Blackfoot Sound, and it was not the first time.

'Do you miss it?' he whickered quietly.

'Yes', came the quiet reply. She lowered her head, only to nudge him lightly and return. 'But I would miss you more.'

The stag was quiet for a moment, until finally he let out a breath. 'I don't want you to leave, Alka', he said, quietly, and using the nickname he had given her so long ago. 'But I wouldn't make you stay.'

The doe's contented humming turned to a delicate laugh that was blown away on the wind. 'Come, let's go home.'

And she moved from his side, so that the chill quickly rushed against his pelt. She made tracks down and back towards the clearing where their small herd was resting, turning her back on the Sound.

The stag followed her, stretching out his muzzle against her neck as he caught easily up. 'We have no home. That's the point of this herd; we belong to the island.'

The doe laughed again, another musical, fleeting sound as she turned to look at him, stars shining in her eyes as always, even when the sky itself was too clouded to show them. 'Stupid Stag,' she brayed, and the stag, despite her words, couldn't help arching his neck up at her tone. 'You are my home'.





So finally, many thanks to =TigressDesign, Rue finally has an official father (he just doesn't have a name right now :p). So this is him and Rue's mother, Alkhana. It's Christmas time in this, since some nice forest critter has braided mistletoe into Alka's tail :la:

I've got a slightly edited version of this that is going to go into the Christmas fawnling lineup, so it's just Rue and Cully to go, now :D

I have a whole story about these two pretty much straight in my head, but I can't share it until I've told Rue's story, and I can't share that until I clear my to do list, so if anyone's interested in these two, do tell me, and I'll try to share snippets when I can :)

Time - Five or so hours in total :)
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Thanks to Tiggs for officialising Stag's design ^^
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ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
1...2...3....AWWWWWW! That story was just too adorable, and at christmas and everything! ^^
I can totally see where Rue gets some of her good looks from - gorgeous manstag! :D :D

Speaking of which, I FINALLY managed to get Tallis via one of the christmas designs! ^^
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Tattered-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked the little story, too ^^

Yep, I always intended for Rue to get a fair bit of her looks and colour from her dad (because she's very different to her mum), so I'm glad the resemblance comes across.

And I heard!! Congrats!! I can't wait until his refs properly up - he and Rue will have to cross paths at some point :D
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ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's funny, I was scrolling through the most recent submissions to the Fawnling group and spotted this and my first thought was 'oh wow, that looks just like Tatty's style,  I wonder if I'm watching whoever drew this?' *facepalm* XD

It's just gone up and I'm SO happy with his design! :D Oh definitely - my ability to write seems to be miles away right now but as I'll be doing a lot for the Kaimanawa challenge I'm hoping my muse will return so I can do some RPs!
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Tattered-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! Someone has a style just like me ...me :D

I saw, I saw :la: Here's hoping you get an inspiration hit!
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ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD

I hope so, though it may have to be art only for a while as I'm in a distinctly horsey mood at the moment, lol
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Tattered-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah - whatever inspires you, just go with it! :D We shouldn't pick arguments with our muses when they decide to help out XD
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ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
IF they decide to help out, *if*. XD
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Tattered-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol. This is my life exactly :p
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ReQuay Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Okay, I know I already said it on the other version, but I really love this image of these two.  I won't go on again... just know that this is so sweet and beautiful!  :love: 
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Tattered-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're more than welcome to say it again XD

Again, thank you! I love that you love it (and you even get a little story with this one ^^)
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MissDudette Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
My gosh, another beautiful piece.  Love the story too, short and sweet. :clap:  Little Rue looks just like her dad!  Such a fan of the blod lines, and the shading on the mum's neck muscles.  Wow. 
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Tattered-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Yep, short little story, but I liked the simplicity of it :)

And I'm glad the Stag resembles Rue (or vice versa :D) because I always imagined she took after him, rather than her mother ^^

The thicker lines are a result of me rushing a little bit XD and it was a bit of fun with a different style to usual, because I didn't drop the opacity of the lines, so I got to colour them in, too :) Glad you like it!
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MissDudette Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
:)

Yeah, it's quite evident here. He's really a handsome thing. And I do love his short mane. Gives him that devilicious persona. Is he a ghost character of yours, or does he belong to another artist?
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Tattered-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thanks :D And yep, there's a bit of his personality and backstory tied into that shorn off mane :plotting: and 'devilicious' sounds about right ^^

He used to be a ghost character (NPC, as they're called) as he was my character, but he didn't have a design, so he wasn't able to be RPed. But, thanks to Tiggs, he does now exist, and he is one of mine - all official like :la: I managed to snag a spot on one of the Chrsitmas design streams, so he's a real boy now XD

If you were interested, he's #2 here: fav.me/d6ymjpa
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MissDudette Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Oooh, not just a physical trait, got a history to go with it. Epicness!

Ack, that's so cool!  Haha, that's really wonderful. I'm glad you've got him now. Love it!

Btw, MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY! :hug:
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Tattered-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you think so :D

And thanks! I'm glad he's around now, too. Just need to see about getting Rue a mate when the time's right :)

AND MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU TOO!! Pass on wishes to your family and Bean for me - I hope you have a great day :tighthug:
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MissDudette Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Same here!

I shall!  Bean says Merry Christmas too!  Woooooooo!!!!
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Tattered-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome ^^ And thanks! Haha, its been a great day over here - hope it's gone just as well for you :D
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IthilFaer Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! :D I requested some pretty Alka and Stag pictures, and sure enough, you supply! :giggle:
These two are adorable...I'm very interested in how they got together, and more about their relationship! I'd love to see some snippets of their stories. :la:
Gorgeous couple, and again, I adore your style Tatty. :)
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Tattered-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yep you got some :D

Thank you, I'm really glad you like them and that you're interested in their story. I'd love to write it, but Rue needs to get her answers first, and then you can bet there'll be a saga for these two :la: I will see what snippets I can provide without ruining too much, though :)

Thanks again!
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bellequine Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing!
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Tattered-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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TigressDesign Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh YAY! He's so handsome <3 Glad I could halp Tatty; secretly I just wanted to see more of these two prancing around <3

I do look forward to more, but I feel those giant to-do list feels x.x One of these days, we shall conquer them. 
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Tattered-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad you approve of how he came out here, after all your work on his official design :) And whatever your motives for making him official (and I'm glad I can draw him more now), its much appreciated ^^

Yep, my to do list kills me sometimes, but hopefully I can find a way to draw more of them before several more months goes by :p
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monymay14 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Beautiful!!! What a touching pic of those two!!!
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Tattered-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Glad you think so ^^
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PinkLionArt Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daww, so cute!
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Tattered-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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PinkLionArt Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Youre welcome!
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fulociraptor Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute :D
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Tattered-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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sobreiros Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, I love his pink nose! So cute. :D He's a lovely guy, and looks so much like Rue, too. :) These two look so sweet together.
And yay, more Cully! I miss that guy so much. :la:
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Tattered-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thanks! ^^ Yep, I liked that he has a pale nose, and I'm very glad that he resembles Rue (or the other way around) because I always had it in my head that Rue took after her father a fair bit (after all, she doesn't especially look like her mum :)).

Thanks again - I'm glad you like it, and no worries - I'm aiming to get Rue and Cully's picture done this evening :la:
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Jian89 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this looks gorgeously :love:
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Tattered-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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lairelark Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I HAVE MISSED RUE & COMPANY STORIES SO MUCH. :heart:
Can't wait to see more!!
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Tattered-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've missed them a lot, too, but so much other stuff took over this year! Unfortunately, there won't be a massload of catching up (still too much going on) but hopefully there won't be another huge months-long break again. I'm so sorry they just vanished on you!

Thank you so much for your interest and investment in them, it means a lot :hug: (and I hope you're doing well, because it's ages since I spoke to you last ^^)
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