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Emmie and Patches by MythrilAngel Emmie and Patches by MythrilAngel
Emmie walks into the dome where the pumpki-star lanterns are harvested, to view the alchemist's latest success. A longer lasting alternative to their Jack-O-Lantern predecessors, they are also a trend among the younger witches and warlocks; the older generations of course turn their nose up at them for the most part. Meanwhile Patches looks on in contemplation of what sort of trouble he will choose to cause next : P

Emmie is the daughter of the Ravengale household. Her mother has passed away, and her father is always away on business, so she's always alone, aside from the ravens that serve the household and gain the house its name. A lot is expected of her, but she's pretty much a dunce at magic, and not for lack of trying and studying. She was given the task of making/finding a familiar, and since she is a very homely person, she decided to sew a plush bat. The day before the soul-giving ceremony, she decides to practice...and her spell backfires, hitting a bowl of candy corn (her mother's favorite snack that she keeps around) That is how Trick and Treat came to life. The next day, with a great effort from her teacher, the plush bat is given a soul-shard (a piece of Emmie's soul) and it comes to life. Patches gains his name because his mischief gets him worn ragged, and Emmie always has to sew him up. Trick and Treat were created without soul shards so they are pretty much oni, or demons.

Was working on expressions here -- Emmie looking up at the lanterns and admiring them happily (and obliviously as usual), while Patches glances at the viewer, full of mischievous amusement.

Lineart done by hand with a 0.5 mechanical pencil on printer paper, scanned in and colored in Photoshop CS4

The date on the side is the day I finished the line art.

Things to be improved on:

1) The collar strap doesn't align right, nor does the bat-ear-like clasp that holds it in place.

2) The Celtic knot work on the belt around her hat is a bit uneven.

3) The Pumpki-star Design can be further looked into.

4) The background needs a lot of work.

5) Shadow, light and blending.

My OC's:

Emmie: The little witch.

Patches: The plushie bat, also Emmie's familiar.

Bu: The baby ghost, guest starring as an earring this time.

Pumpki-star Lanterns: The star lanterns hanging in the back.

Bu is also seen here:
Baby Ghost Plushie
Halloween Plushies 002
Christmas Bu

My little Bro :iconromaji: has made an avatar for me of Bu, please go view the cuteness here: Baby Ghost Bu

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invaderkazy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
thanks for lama! Nobu Llama Thanks plz Thanks For The Llama Emote The La-ma llama love Squish 
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MythrilAngel Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome~!!! :dance::boogie::dance:
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invaderkazy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Pixel Gingerbread Cookie merry Christmas 
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MythrilAngel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Merry Christmas~!!! (I'm a bit late, but hey, Christmas celebrations last longer this way XD )
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invaderkazy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
lol thanks
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MythrilAngel Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:)
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EvanCampbell Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
This is really sweet!
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MythrilAngel Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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Glass-Raven Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
So good! I loved how you incorporated little Patches and Bu :D
They're too cute to bear~
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MythrilAngel Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you~!!! :) I couldn't pass up the chance to add Bu in, he's just so cute, trying so hard to be scary :)

Patches has a different story: First year witches sew their familiar and enchant it to bring it to life. Unfortunately for Emmie, she made his wings a bit too small for his body, and Patches has a mischievous side, so he always is bumping into things when he zooms off, leaving his master to fret. Despair sets in after he comes back, because then Emmie has to hold him down and sew up all of his new tears he's acquired -laughs-
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Glass-Raven Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
LOL! Aww! You're also good at making up stories XD
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MythrilAngel Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The stories are the very reason I draw. My Candy Corn Oni Drawing, Emmie and Patches, I Love Rain, Wizard of Crochet, they all have a back story to them, and I would love to write in the range of children's stories to young adult stories. I've grown up communicating through drawings, so if I have a story I want to share, I have to draw first, write second. Just looking at my drawings I remember the whole story I had in mind behind them, and it becomes easier to write the story out :)

One silly example of such a situation: When a burglar broke into my house, I had trouble describing to them what the guy looked like and the cops looked at me as if I was stupid...it was so frustrating, and I wanted to ask for a paper and pencil so I could sketch him out -laughs-
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Glass-Raven Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
:giggle: I know how you feel!
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, this is really cute! I especially love the little Pumpki-star lanterns. :heart: This makes me want to do some Halloween-inspired arts so badly. :D
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MythrilAngel Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) Thank you. Halloween isn't limited by the rules that other holidays have so I love it for the creative freedom it allows~!!! The scent of the wet leaves beneath my feet, apple and pumpkin pies, jack-o-lanterns, gotta love it : D
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly! :D
Ah, but don't forget the candy corn! Halloween isn't complete without it! ;P
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MythrilAngel Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How about flying candy corn up to no good? (candy corn mischief drawing) -laughs- :)
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, that would be cuuute~ :heart:
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RedChaous Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
Oh wow, that is very nice ^.^
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MythrilAngel Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you : D
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Romaji Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
AMAZING SIS! You got skills! Share :paranoid:
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MythrilAngel Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you Bro~!!! :)

The lineart itself took a month...and the coloring I know for a fact took over 40 hours...so to share my skills would be to share the advice: Just take your time, no need to rush. Ask yourself the question: is this piece something I would be proud to show? Or does it need to be further worked on. If you don't understand how to draw something, look up/find references, and although references may be hard to find, keep searching until you get the one you need. I had to look at my belt to figure out how to draw the clasp correctly on the belt on her hat, for example, but the "knot work" I just had to play around with until I got that right : D
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Romaji Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are welcome sis! :aww:

And thanks for the advice :D I need to use it soon :eager:
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MythrilAngel Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) :hug:
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Zetra006 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
Nice coloring! :D
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MythrilAngel Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) Was a bit of a pain at first...but well worth it for the final result~!!!
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JetHatake Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
Great designing~!
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MythrilAngel Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you~!! And Thank you for the Favourite :)
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JetHatake Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
No problem ^_^
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