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Falling
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Published: January 28, 2019
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Gijinka of my Flight Rising dragons.

Video process: www.twitch.tv/collections/iDdX…

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He is dark and angry, huge even for his kind. He doesn’t talk, just sneers viciously, his eyes hidden behind the cowl. He is dying – slowly, painfully, and it’s never pretty.
She is young, small as a fly, he could kill her just by sneezing in her direction.

Of course she is scared.

Still, she sees his wounds. They were rough again, weren’t they? They say, he was a villain, a royal jerk, he should be grateful they didn’t kill him on sight.

Bad idea. But still…

He looks asleep, so she crawls cautiously in his direction, dragging a bag of bandages almost bigger than herself.

It’s the third time she does it and the third time the idea sounds no better than it did before.

She tiptoes around his tail and almost falls on her face, when she sees him looking at her.

Fierce, violet eyes. Shadow dragon.

So much for being cautious.

He doesn’t move, just looks at her – almost curiously. She slowly pours the water on cloth and touches his wound. He hisses and his claw jerks convulsively making her stomach drop. This claw is bigger than all of her body. He doesn’t even need to sneeze, she would die from his lightest breath.

She continues. When she finishes, he is asleep again, too weary to stay awake for long. She silently packs her staff and retreats as quickly as she can to not look like she is running.

Her heart beats too fast in her throat, she feels dizzy.
Still, she is curious.

Bad, bad idea. Terrible.

She doesn’t hide anymore, just comes straight to him and does her business. He is always watching, but doesn’t say anything.

Sometimes there are no new wounds, so she just sits close to him for some time. His steady breath calms her and his claws shine in the dim light. She never touches him aside from bandaging.

The first time she hears his voice is when he tells her his name. After a short hesitation she answers with hers.

He is fascinating. He knows so much and doesn’t mind to share. He says, his collection taught him a lot. She doesn’t fully understand what it means, but knowing him, probably nothing good. His claws make tingling noise against the stone.


Today he is telling her a story about mysterious Starfall Islands. A vicious snake lives there, they say, its bite can turn dragon into stone.
He is emotional, she can feel it. His voice is steady, but his muscles are tense and his claws dig deep into the stone. She cannot take her eyes from them.

Slowly, she puts her tiny hands on his claw. It’s surprisingly warm and just a little bit rough. He stops talking and just looks at her.

But he doesn’t move his claw.

“Bad idea, goldie. Such a bad idea’’, - he smirks, - ''You'll be the death of me.''

The joke isn't funny and she wonders whether he calls her that because he forgot her real name.

He still doesn’t move his claw.

Dragons:
flightrising.com/main.php?p=la…
flightrising.com/main.php?p=la…


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yainedraws's avatar
yainedraws|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely stunning!They both look so delicate, especially her, like they have a precious feeling that might break. 
Also, THIS STORY!!! THIS IS GORGEOUS, OH MY GODDDDDDDD!!!!!!!
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chirun| Digital Artist
Thank you!
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iriuu's avatar
I don't have the requirements nor experience to give this piece a criticism, but what I CAN say about it is that is a beautiful piece, and would like to see more of your art in the future.
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chirun| Digital Artist
Thank you!
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AndreeaLupsaNL|Student Digital Artist
Good work
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chirun| Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Wyzzel|Hobbyist General Artist
Really touching and awesome work!
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chirun| Digital Artist
Thanks!
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GokuMartin's avatar
Wonderful! :highfive:
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chirun| Digital Artist
Thank you!
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DaenirArt|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work! :-)
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chirun| Digital Artist
Thanks!
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daphne3631|Student General Artist
wow
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chirun| Digital Artist
Thanks!
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MariaEnzianiaKober's avatar
It's a beautiful picture, and what I like most is the strong but harmonic contrast - the dark and purple colors in comparision to the golden and warm tones of her. I think you also did a very good job on the anatomy and the overal scene/composition.

And, I thank you very much for adding the story in the description. It adds quite a thing to this picture (one can spin the story together with the picture), and makes me wonder what past he has and what is their both future.
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chirun| Digital Artist
Thank you!

His past is here: flightrising.com/main.php?p=la…

I had more plans on their story, but it turned out to be way too time consuming in terms of site mechanics (breeding/buying specific dragons), so I dropped it eventually.
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Svantanon|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you think you'll ever still do art for those stories? o:  Like damn, even if you rebooted the thing in your own original world I'd read it
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MariaEnzianiaKober's avatar
You're welcome (:

Thank you very much for the link! I read the background story.
What I did not yet get is what the game is about. There are a lot of links in the sidebar, but none like "What is this" ^^
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chirun| Digital Artist
It's basically a digital pet game. It has some mini-games like coliseum, puzzles, etc, but the core mechanics is about breeding dragons with genes and colors you want.
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RiisCake|Hobbyist Digital Artist
woooooooah~ what an intruiging story, I love it! :D and such a wonderful picture, the contrast of light and dark, man and woman, strong and feeble (worth applying to both in different views ;) ) I really love this piece! :D 
I look forward to seeing more awesome work from you~ ^^ Keep it up Fool Emoji-55 (Thumb) [V5]  
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chirun| Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Grace-Zed|Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely! :D
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chirun| Digital Artist
Thanks!:>
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SelflessDevotions's avatar
The contrast between light and darkness is very well-executed!
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