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I should stop using mirrors by queenofeagles I should stop using mirrors by queenofeagles
And I didn't even use them a lot here, and yet Morgan manages to look like me again. Blegh. I'm going to pretend she doesn't exist and focus on Orion's cute face instead. Working title was 'horny', by the way. I suppose that isn't a much better name.

This is a 'when in doubt, draw Orion' story art again. So is this the moment Morion becomes a thing? Ehhh, nope. But Morgan stops fearing him (FINALLY. It took her an entire goddamn book. But is it a clever thing to do? ;)) and Orion starts purring like a kitten in return. He really needs a hug. And doesn't get one, because Morion isn't a thing yet (and Morgan isn't into hugs a lot). So he uses his shirt as a substitute - and covering all the yummy stuff. Damn. But I needed to let him do something with his hands, and touching Morgan was out of the question story-wise. And that shirt is important to him! Don't dare to wrinkle it! He is already quite upset he has ripped up his fancy pants with his tail (not visible in drawing), please let him keep the rest of his outfit intact. It's the reason he is not wearing a shirt, the wings would have ruined it.

Also, he has no beard because he had to look fancy (before he got rid of his clothes) and just shaved. I didn't forget to draw it.




Story time! [this snippet hasn't seen a lot of edits yet, but I hope you still enjoy it]

'You look like Nox with a human body,' Morgan said.

He raised his eyebrows. 'That's a… Disturbing image, yet quite kind at the same time. Those idiots below would probably settle for "demon" or "monster".' He nodded down. The followers of the white god were raising their fists at Orion, even fired crossbows at him, but they were so far away that even the massive skaad-like wings had become a tiny target. Orion bit softly on his lower lip as he watched the white god's men chasing him, running in his shadow. 'Don't you secretly think the same as them?' He muttered.

'No.'

'Not even a bit?'

Morgan shook her head. 'It's just you with extra appendages. Sorry Orion, but you'll have to try harder to be scary.' She flashed him a teasing grin. 'But unfortunately for you, your tail isn't nearly as pretty as Rain's.'

He blinked a few times, then grew a small smile. For once, his lips had had curled up in an way that was pretty close to symmetrical. 'You are one weird woman, Moor... Most people run off in the opposite direction when they see me like this.'

'Well, I already tried to get away from you once, even without you sporting the wings and such, but it didn't work.'

He snorted. 'Once? More like thrice.'

Morgan shrugged. 'Hard learner.

[insert some more text here, which is currently too crappy to share. Basically, the two fly around until they find a good spot to land.]

Morgan's hand went to the horns on his head. She kept an eye on him, not sure if he would be okay with touching them. When Orion didn't show any signs of disapproval, she stroke them softly. Deep ridges ran across the horns, but they still felt smooth - and strong enough to punch through everything when Orion would headbutt it.  

Dangerous, that's what they were – something that couldn't be said of the look on his face. He seemed relaxed, even sort of happy, as if her touch had turned him into a kitten that longed to be petted. Morgan had to do her utter best not to say 'd'awh'.

One corner of his mouth curled up. 'Don't keep that thought to yourself. Spill it.'

She frowned. Say d'awh? Was it so obvious she had been thinking that? ‘What are you talking about?’

'How disappointing…’ He tapped with his finger against the horn sprouting from his left temple. 'I was expecting at least one jest about me being horny.'

Morgan opened her mouth, but closed it just as quickly; it was too late to make a naughty joke now. Her eyes narrowed instead. ‘Maybe I am not as dirty-minded as you are.'

‘So what were you thinking?’

She fell quiet. Her hand continued to stroke his horns, entwining strands of his hair that got caught between her fingers. She couldn’t stop. She liked the feeling and the calm, gentle expression on Orion’s face too much.‘I think I want to see you looking like that more often.’

Something cold touched her cheek, and slowly crawled towards the nape of her neck: his hand.

‘I think I want the same,’ he whispered.






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The prologue:

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Story guide:

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:iconvictoriafox2015:
VictoriaFox2015 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love those wings, absolutely amazing. :) Love these two characters, by the way, I look forward to reading more about them.
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad to hear that :) I'm editing 'Morion's' story arc at the moment, so hopefully, I can share a bit more of them soon!
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VictoriaFox2015 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!!
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CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Professional General Artist
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Azcazach Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The colour and lighting is beautiful! I also love how you painted hair~ This is a great piece!
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you think so! Haha, full credit for the hair goes to the 'overlay' setting for brushes. take a small brush, light colour, set brush to overlay, and draw individual hairs. Looks quite neat :) 
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Azcazach Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh! That’s clever :o (Eek)  I’ll be sure to try it next time I paint hair ye :D (Big Grin) 
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TheMs0kitty Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017
I love the lighting in this one <3
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:iconqueenofeagles:
queenofeagles Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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seralune Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow this looks super amazing :la:
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:iconqueenofeagles:
queenofeagles Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay, I'm glad you think so :D
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fluoroid Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017
La la la la La la la la La la la la :la: choir 

This is so lovely.
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:iconqueenofeagles:
queenofeagles Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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Eleynah Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I still wanted to give you a huge compliment on the way you drew their hairs. Gosh, that looks realistic. And I still want to hug Orion so bad. :hug:
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Get a really small, but otherwise pretty default brush, set it to overlay, draw random lines and voila, realistic hairs flying around everywhere :) And go ahead, he is very huggable :) 
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Eleynah Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Well, that's easy ;) And yay *mega hug*
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feyenigma Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant.
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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keokotheshadowfang Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHHHHHH! This is just so much amazingness! I just don't know where to start!
Maybe that gorgeous starry background, because I totes love those colors, they set the mood for the whole picture! Orion's expression is also amazing and so are his wings- especially those little wing hook things! Morgan looks so lovely I love how her hair flows!
Overall, I love this dear!
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, little wing hooks? I'm glad you like it though! Orion's face was done pretty quickly, but the whole background took far longer than it should, considering how little detail it has...
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keokotheshadowfang Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know what they are called *sob* Talons? perhaps... the pointy part of his wings. *crawls under a rock*
Well I mean it paid off! You pulled off the right amount of blue to purply ratio!
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
pff, I don't know, I guess talons will work (they basically are oversized nails, after all), but to call them small... My lower arm is shorter then those things XD

wait, there is actually a good ratio for colours? damn, art suddenly became very mathematical :) 
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josesebastian Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017
your drawing is powerfulClap Clap 
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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Fantastic dark atmosphere, absolutely stunning. Amazing work!
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AndreeaLupsaNL Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Well done
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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K-naille Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! 
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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TheStarlightPrincess Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Why, everytime I leave or step into my room I pass a mirror, yet I don't think my look sneaks into my characters (although they do have different hair style and hair colour to begin with...) Still this is gorgeous, I think you chose just the right angle. Wonder what Moor is wearing though. Reminds me a bit of her stage clothes. ^^

*reads the snippet* Wait, Rain has a tail!? Since when? What have I missed? X'D
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It really helps if the characters have totally different hairstyles. Still, I can recognise myself in Orion, and he is quite different... Morgan, unfortunately, has a lot in common with me (probably because I wanted at least one character I could identify with). I'm glad you like it! And yes, those are her stage clothes, she just ran away from a fancy party where she was supposed to give some entertainment. I kept them rather simple though, there should be more ribbons and bells and even a mask, but I thought that would be a bit distracting.

lol, I think you found the chapter where the tail shows up :)
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TheStarlightPrincess Featured By Owner Edited Dec 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, its not just different hairstyle but colour too. ;) I don't even have the hair for Farrvaarh's hairdo, too bad. But the girl is from cold climates so it makes sence to be 'hairy'. lol At my early stage or writing and plotting I related to her the most, but now her design has changed to somewhat more realistic - and in some parts not - direction.

That's the thing I love about fantasy; characters live the life and are never prepared what will come, even if they tried. Oh, we writers are such jerks, kind of gods of obstacles... it's funny to think there's one thing where you can be so much in charge at. XD Would have loved to see the mask and ribbons though. :3

Yep, I just happened to find that. ^^
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I have that mask standing on a cabinet at home :) should make a decent photo of it one day. I made a jester costumes many years ago, you see, and Morgan is partly based on that costume... which might be another reason why she looks like me.
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TheStarlightPrincess Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, I so would like to see that! :la: I wonder how it feels to have mostly identical-in-appearance fictive copy of yourself... 
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe I have a photo of it somewhere... Haha, I don't recommend it. Really annoying when you want to draw that copy...
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TheStarlightPrincess Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, but then you just need the mirror...oh, but you were supposed to stop that... What if you just don't use mirror, will it help? XD
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, though the image of Morgan with my face is pretty hard to get out of my brain now. and I will make a mess of anatomy ^^;
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Pimpernel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
AHHHHHHHH WHAAAAATTT

I'm not sure if I'm even upset at THIS HUGE SPOILER THAT ORION IS ACTUALLY SOME KIND OF SEXY DEMON WITH GORGEOUS HORNS AND WINGS AND SEXY BODY ... because I love him even more now!! Omg.

You drew this so well, really... Morgan looks pretty too, and Orion is just handsome and attractive (like he always is, but usually he hides his face and body under capes and what not). His expression is amazing, you've captured it brilliantly. Sigh. This is just too perfect.

Wow, this drawing makes me feel like turning into a 16-year-old swooning fan girl Waaaah! 
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, this isn't the first spoiler ;) Enjoy more horny stuff:
'anatomy practice' by queenofeagles   This looks better in real life by queenofeagles   Seems like I can draw with my right hand as well by queenofeagles   Orion's horns by queenofeagles  

I'm glad you like the guy! (and he is still single at this moment, so grab your chance! Or at least grab his cloak, he looks much better without it...)

Wait... so you are not a 16-year-old swooning fangirl?! Shocked ;P 
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Pimpernel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I think I've seen some of these before, but I never realized it was Orion. Omg what a badass!!

I'll definitely grab the cloak!! (I don't mind the swooning fan girl reputation :D )
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you think so ^^ take good care of that cloak, it's magical ;)
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017   Digital Artist
She's caressing him, he's touching her face, and you don't call that flirting? ...OK, then :D
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Certainly flirting, but unfortunately, it stops there... Someone spoils their moment by kindly reminding them that some baddies are coming, and that it might be a good idea to flee...
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K-Zlovetch Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wowowow.... the light is just... so gorgeous !!! And ALL THE DETAILS IN THIS I CAN'T.
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :hug: and texture brushes is the secret. gives details instantly :)
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