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The rim of the sun slide from behind Oceanus. Light spilled across the dunes. The Avarclon gave a low moan of despair. His eyes were dull and glazed. His flesh shrank and melted beneath the skin. Aeriel could see his bones.

'What is it?' she cried softly. 'What is happening?'

The starhorse moaned again and shuddered. 'Avaric!' he cried.

'Avaric, Avaric!'

(From 'The Darkangel Trilogy' by Meredith Ann Pierce)

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ScarletHallow Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I love The Darkangel, and this is absolutely gorgeous! Amazing job! 
matt-baen Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Great depiction of that scene!
EnkindledRuination Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
This is beautiful and inspired me to check out that trilogy.
theWeaverofTales Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME! Um, although... why does she look 5?
ynotnoswad Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Never have I seen a skeletal Pegasinicorn! Transitionally magnificent!
theWeaverofTales Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The appropriate word is "Alicorn" XD
RaimbowPokaDots Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Stunning. Absolutely stunning.
playfulartistry Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I can't, for the life of me, figure out why Erryl is holding a feather....
This would be perfect if I could A) Remember if the lon was indigo or silver. I tend to think of him as a starry indigo/midnight black with purple hues melded in. Don't ask me why. And B) If could stop being envious of your artistic abilities xD
andreah91 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
I want to thank you for making this image. I stumbled across it about six months ago, and it was so breathtaking, that I just had to read the story behind it. I had never heard of the DarkAngel trilogy before, so it is because of you that I bought and read the books. And, wow, the books are just as breathtaking as your image.

Thank you, again, for your art, and leading me to one of the most beautiful and amazing series I have ever read.
playfulartistry Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student General Artist
^ You are awesome
Kara-Kulak Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
This has been a favorite of mine for many years. I just thought of it again today and thought I'd find it again and actually ADD it to my dA faves. :)
DragonLoverDemon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Student
I love it-the horse is great (:
AnotherStupidTourist Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
The way you've done his just, wow.
Tigra1988 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
an idiot on howrse cut is out and sent it in the blackpearl.... [link]
i think you should know....
Welsh1onhowrse Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really beautiful
RavenKurama Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Love that book~<3 Love the picture. <3
LittleMissMischief Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured [link] :D
SimonSeesFairies Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
I love this, and I loved the book I just finished reading it.
You should definetly draw the others, Erin and Irrylath...
lil-snowbear Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That is captivating. Something that will stick with people for a while, I'm sure. the imagery from the excerpt, and then the illustration are just beautiful together. It seems to be a story in itself. Lovely job.
GalopaWXY Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reported it, too
FlyMaryFly Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Student General Artist
wow, awesome concept!
ParagonOfVirtue Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible!!! :iconpetrifiedplz:
Rootbeet Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Arixona Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Liekos Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
Whoa, thats intense.
xChocolate-x Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
TheForeverPlace Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
This is beautiful yet tragic! Makes me want to read the books :3
Well done on the anatomy!
CajesTheTabby Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simple amazing. I am in the middle of reading this trilogy myself, gonna start the third book soon :3 I love how you made this picture, it really shows the scene of Averic dying.
envy55 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Awesome :la:!!!!
RighteousRose Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
I remember this book! Awesome image!
TigerTang Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
holy poop i just got done reading this book
giuli-anna Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
It is totally perfect in a matter of effects, anatomy and all 8D
Certainly deserves favorite 8)
Congratulations and keep it up: 3
Uh, sorry for any spelling error, I use a translator, I am not American.
MaroonAngel Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
the poor starhorse, i never liked the fact taht he died. beautifly done though. i love it!
LiLiatX Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is really well done! I love DarkAngel!
Sully-Bean Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009

I LOVE this! The is just...WOW.
greenfroggies Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009   General Artist
Something I remember from when I first joined DA!

That makes me happy :)
sandkat09 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing, Beautiful and so profound. Well done *BRAVO*
HockeyFilly58 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful picture! :clap: It seems as though the girl is in disbelief of what's happening. (I've never read the book, I may have too now).

I was looking around online on day and stumbled upon this pic on another site. [link] I didn't know if you had given them permission or not, thus I felt I should tell you. :) If they do have permission I apologize in advance.
SkyDreamerz Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
one word = Magnificent :D
PsychoKitti12 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
beautiful art, the avarclon is absolutely perfect

... I LOVED this series right up until the point where Aeriel is forced to leave Irrylath sobbing in the sand, and pursue a neverending life as an unloved mindcontrolled animated corpse ... yeah... other than that it was fine, in my opinion, the 1st book should have ended it.
Fallensspirit Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
Gorgeous.. i love this.. absolutly gorgeous

*ak i out it in the wrong collection*

anways i ahev to read these books now
Crystal-DragonxRider Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
It's beautiful. Great job!
little-angel-girl80 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
Creepy .__O I guess i need to read the story to find out who Avaric is!! Great pic anyway!!!
Kimblewick Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008   Digital Artist
You made the scene come alive! Fantastic work, I can't help but fave!
zulas-apperentice Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
So awesome.... I loved this part of the book, it made me so sad though! I liked Avarclon so much.... though not as much as Pendarlon... xD

But you captured the scene so prefectly, Avarclon looks to awesome.
SDA-MessengersOracle Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Creepy, but it's so well done that I can't stop looking at it! lol ^_^ Awesome job! =D
Seijuro-Kasumi Featured By Owner May 23, 2008   Writer
OMG! THat is the most beautiful image i have every laid eyes on! So sad and so unbelievable beautiful. It is practically alive and i can feel it's emotion. Dang....i almost wanna cry. All your work is amazing! I am so faving this. Saw this on someone's wishlist and i fell in love o.o
Dirktheblade Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
This s amazing! I love that book! read it last night, and you do a wonderful job here.
ArtisticJihad Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
That was such a sad scene...
But the picture is freaking amazing.
firstRainbowRose Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
beautiful piece. I just got done re-reading it, and that looks so like what I had imagined. Perfect!
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