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Autumn Spirits by KatieHofgard Autumn Spirits by KatieHofgard
During autumn, the Alecani have a holiday called the Tahn festival;  they gather all their shed fur and molted feathers from the summer, wrap them with sweet smelling herbs, and burn them in a giant bonfire while feasting on the year's harvest!  An alecani will yip and dive to throw their bundles into the fire, gaining admiration and applause for how close to the flames they can get.  It's a celebration of change; burning the old and welcoming the new.  And a challenge to the fire spirits of old, to say "here comes winter, the harshest season of the year, and I'm fit and can't be brought down by you!"  They often smudge soot into their fur, or dye themselves all black around this time of year as part of the fire related revelry.

Nym has recently colored herself in midnight tones for the Tahn festival, and on a peaceful fall day finds herself in the company of some friendly spirits!  These spirits in particular seem to enjoy the season, and show their appreciation of Nym's temporary dark colors by playing and tying leaves into her fur. 

This piece was created thanks to the support of my patrons on Patreon!

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M5Transmissions Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018  Student General Artist
Goodness! Look at those forefront leaves!
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The lighting here looks wonderful, I love this!
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Krahler Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
adorable yet creepy

I love it!
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Volinfer Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Such gorgeous wings mmm
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Dinoboy1 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Katie Strikes Again! with another wonderful and incomparable work of art!! 

it's gorgeous, you did amazing!
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Rosewolf86 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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RioFluttershy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018
Coll ^^
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L-James Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Professional General Artist
what a charming illustration for halloween!! I love those cute little spirits - will you provide some details about these guys at any point? I'm pretty curious about these funny guys!!
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Almonihah Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018
Beautiful as always. :) I always love seeing more of your world!
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Arukanoda Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
KATIEEE THIS IS SO, SO GOOD AAAAAAAAAAH
THE LIGHT THOUGH THE TREES ♥____♥
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MariaTAlfonso Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
I like this Scene is so magic
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Sundale2 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018
Another aspect of a well developed universe. There are days mine feel so simple by comparison.
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Galidor-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
The one on his tail is the cutest!
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