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Witch Child - Fox Daughter by Sleyf Witch Child - Fox Daughter by Sleyf
I'm back! (and trying my hardest to avoid 'the contagion' which has struck my family - hello again vomiting and diarrhoea, how I missed your presence after our last meeting). I know how people in the times of the great plague felt now, seeing everyone around them struck by the illness and hoping it doesn't get them next :fear:

Anyway, enough about that.  This one may be a bit dark on various screens.  Another sketch for 'Lockturn', though it might be considered more of a history piece perhaps.  From the same 'chapter' as 'In The White Room' - because The Black-eyed Boy and The Feral Witch Girl know one another pretty well despite their paths diverging, and converging again. I would almost use the term 'friends' but that's not right at all, wild animals don't have friends, they just have a hierarchy where each knows its place.
She peered out at him now, her pale face pressed between the bars as far as would allow, lips peeling back over sharp teeth.
A bark, low, animal like.
        She did not speak, but he had seen the foxes coming to her, and the way they sat and stared like courtiers before a ruler.  They brought her small dead things when all was dark.  Feeding her so she did not starve on the scraps of man.
    There is a lot more but I won't be posting it just yet, the chapter itself is very long as it covers the span of a few years and will have to have a mature tag, warning the less hardened of heart out there not to peek at it. 
    If I do upload, it will be separate from the main 'Lockturn' chapters, as my attempts at 'weaving in elements of the past with current events' has been a glorious failure thus far. Ho hum, thus is life, better to fail monumentally than to never try right?

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AmaranthineRain Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018   General Artist
Noooo stay away contagion! I think I caught it, my throat feels sore and my eyes burn >.<;

Oooo Lockturn stuff :D Looking forward to getting started on this story!
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I actually caught it a little after posting this picture. It was vomiting and diarrhoea and was extremely awful, I took three days off work to recover.

Hopefully it'll be worth it, I'm concerned now that I've built this up to be something better than it is...
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AmaranthineRain Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018   General Artist
Oh goodness....is that irony? lol

I'm sure it will be. I'm happy to offer critique along the way. Part 1 is out, right?
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Seems like it!

Yep indeed, but it's a history chapter that's up, not the main collab
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AmaranthineRain Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018   General Artist
I see, I see. 
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Kitty-Craftsy Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2018  Student Digital Artist
This looks wonderful. The dark vibes behind this is amazing. 
The girl kinda creeps me out like this. Seems like there are a lot of inner demons going on here xD 
Nice work <3 
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
She's ok, just misunderstood
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Kitty-Craftsy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Welcome, and aah okej poor thing
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InkyRose Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome bacccccccccccckkkk!!! You've been missed!!! Sorry for the delay getting back to you and commenting on this creepily wonderful artwork!
I hope you're avoiding the plague? *Gives you a leper bell just in case*
I love the way you describe the foxes gathering around her like courtiers.
I bet the smell is something else...
The only time Cain's eyes have ever shed water.
It's a biological reaction, nothing he can do about that.
Also, I think we've found a new contender to take on 'The mask' in a staring contest!
Seriously though, I love the fact that even though this piece is so dark, you can still make out the outlines of Jin vs. the foxes- and the dark and sinister halo enhances the unsettling 'staring' effect.
Sooo excited to finally 'meet' Jin!!!!
(And I still want to read the chapter whether you share it or not!)
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:bow: thank you thank you.
Actually, funny thing (or not so funny), the day just before I was set to go back to work, I caught the contagion, am now on sick leave...I just don't understand why the wretched thing didn't show up in the 4 days I had BEFORE work. Oh gosh it was awful, really really awful.  But I'm lucky, it didn't strike me down on the plane, like it did with my mum and sister...
Thanks, I imagine the foxes just sat there and 'gazed'
(lmao - and exuded fumes of adoration)
The tears are at the sheer beauty of such a majestic sight...*cough cough gag*
Honestly I don't know which of them would win in a staring contest...
Thanks! I did originally want to draw her face, but meh, it's better that I didn't. She knows what you threw in the trash, she knows.
I'm not sure when you'll meet her again, maybe soon, depending on what we plan to happen next as Cain will have to find her - she's not just hanging around, she's a busy woman with a lot of garbage to rifle through.
(I just need to edit it then I'll upload it to the folder - but the beginning is a part you have already read so you can skip that)
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So haunting and a wonderful composition :nod:
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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LadyPep Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Professional Filmographer
I love how unsettling this is but also that it makes me want to know more about this character!!  The repeating theme of the pinprick eyes receding into the background is a very nice effect, and it goes well with the bars radiating out from The Feral Witch Girl's head to symbolize the passage you posted with the picture.  I'm loving all these black and white pieces you've been posting as of late!  They fit with the mood of the story and make it seem even more dark and mysterious. ;D
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I did plan on writing a chapter for her, but am uncertain at this moment in time :D I have the rough beginning written somewhere but need to find a place to insert it, if at all. Lol I was afraid those eyes may end up looking 'stupid', but I'm glad they don't.
Thanks! They've given me a chance to go back to something I haven't drawn in absolute ages, and that's more dark-themed art
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LadyPep Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome!  Ohhh, is she a side character (or someone important in a character's past)??

Oh no, they look suitably menacing! :fear:

Haha!  I recall seeing some of your art for the Wych story and how dark some of those pieces were...
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is, I guess, a side character, I have yet to write her in to the current chapters (but I will)  she's in someone's past but not entirely important to it aside from a single event (because I mean I suppose said character would not have a present if it weren't for her lol, but who remembers that as important!)

Oh lol, yeah that story needs a lot of reworking (though I'm still pretty pleased with the history and political system I made for that)
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LadyPep Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Professional Filmographer
A good catalyst character is always needed in protagonist/antagonist pasts, plus it'll be fun to reread the story and see how she connects and shows up in the main character's actions in the future 6_6

I was impressed with the amount of history and politics and rules of magic you went into for that one from reading some of the character sheets!  And I was also entertained to find out how William, Sandwell, and Gabriel started out so differently in comparison to their Alverdale incarnations :D
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Connan-Bell Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018   Traditional Artist
Is this what they mean when they say the void stares back? 
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Who knows!
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Khialat Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Spooky and fascinating!
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I’m glad you think so
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Khialat Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
So was she raised in the wild by these foxes, like Mowgli grew up with wolves in The Jungle Book?
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not quite, she had a family once, a mother at least, back in her home country (as yet unnamed in this AU)
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kyrtuck Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Their eyes make it kind of cute in a way.
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, I see what you mean, round eyes can also sometimes look a bit goofy too
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Lear-is-not-amused Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
you've got a very spooky goth aesthetic going on with your illustrations. I still love how you managed to incorporate a traditional look to digital art. 
fox girl sounds like a cryptid. 
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! It’s quite fun, and also doesn’t require hyper realism so it’s stress free to some extent. Thank you, I can’t take credit for that though, that goes to whoever made the pencil brushes look so good.
Lol, like bigfoot only real and just a human
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Shaideen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
This is SO perfect.
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Captain-Savvy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woow I love the atmosphere on this. Very spooky and awesome!
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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Something-Gay Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so wicked :iconfoxpeepingplz: 
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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guodaaiko Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Nice work:)
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks
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guodaaiko Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome:)
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chaosaristokrat Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great Work 👌
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks
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chaosaristokrat Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And I hope you'll get well soon^^
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I’m lucky, I didn’t catch it (yet), but everyone else is in recovery mode
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akitku Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! The glow of all those expressionless eyes really gives me the creeps. This piece is just so haunting! So if it's about hierarchy, who is higher the Witch-girl or the Black-eyed boy? I'm curious now! (Though I guess the answer is too spoilerish and I will have to wait a bit longer to find out.)

Oooh so we will get a separate history chapter for Lockturn? Can't wait! I've been so curious about this story and universe of yours! :D 
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D It beats drawing actual eyes. Oh the higher is the Black-eyed boy (it's not really spoilerish lol, as it doesn't really have much bearing on the whole story)

I believe so. I tried integrating segments into current events but it was a failure, and made chapters much longer. You know how I like messing around with timelines - I thought it worked but it actually didn't. Soooo, the Black-eyed Boy and Witch Girl will have their own 'histories', if possible, and if relevant. If not then I can upload separate from the Lockturn collab and just have it on the side
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TenkoSama9 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018
Be my girlfriend, I love foxes.
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She ain't no one's girlfriend
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TenkoSama9 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
Then friend ehehe.
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FuntimeRyanzeFoxy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018
Nice cool
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... Is she single?

Awesome work, that is simply haunting! :D
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually...yes she is, and you’ve seen her before :), one must think back a bery long way but she’s been given a new lease of life in an AU.

Thank you :)
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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