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The Teacher by TamberElla The Teacher by TamberElla
In the ancient times, the gods came down from the stars. Pescadora the leopard, the child of two original star gods, was chosen as the protector of a massive and beautiful forest. She ate only fish and collected opalescent scales and shells in her hidden forest palace. Ancient people left her offerings of dried fish, shiny metal, and gemstones. 

Thousands of years later, the gods had mostly been forgotten and the few who remained could be counted on a hand. Pescadora stayed hidden in her sprawling forest throughout history. She used her magic to confuse any visitors that meant harm, turning them around repeatedly until they no longer attempted to enter the forest. She disoriented armies, logging companies, kings and emperors. Over the millennia, her once strong body began to fail.

In a town by the edge of the forest, a woman gifted with magic, by the name of Maria, conceived a child. Maria has god's blood in her veins, but humankind has all but lost any record of the gods by now. As a child she could re-animate dead birds and sprout trees from the ground. As an adult, her magic faded, but she never lost the sparkle in her eye and lives a joyful life with her husband, a professor at the local institute of higher education. On a sunny day, their daughter Mia arrived, and she grew into a shy, witty, and magical little toddler. 

From the edge of the forest, Pescadora spied the girl with her failing eyes. Her bones creaked as she crept through the brush, and she knew she had few years left. Pescadora approached Maria at dusk and asked for her blessing to take Mia as an apprentice. Maria was enthralled by Pescadora and her heart was filled with awe and wonder. She could feel the magic hanging in the air around the leopard god and it took her back to her own days as a magical child. She brought Pescadora into her home and they sat with Mia together into the night. Maria's husband, a man of science and knowledge, was difficult to convince and worried about his precious daughter's safety. But Maria knew a chance like this could not be overlooked. It was what she had always dreamed of as a child: a way to preserve her magic and use it for the greater good. 

Slowly at first, Pescadora brought Mia into the forest, teaching her to funnel magic into her hands and feet so she could climb through the branches with ease. She learned to walk across the lake, speak with the rabbits, and heal minor wounds. One day when she was four, she began to sprout peacock feathers in a crest along her forehead. This was the mark of Pescadora's magic flowing through her veins. The townspeople were bemused at first, but slowly accepted the presence of magic in their town. Her father was finally fully convinced one afternoon when he watched Mia fall, scrape her knee, and then instantaneously close the wound. 

As Mia grew up and learned more and more about the duties of a forest god, Pescadora grew blind and frail. As she taught Mia, she funneled her magic into the child, losing more and more each day until she was hardly more than a mortal. Mia spent much of her time by her teacher, always with a hand on Pescadora's side so the god could feel the world around her using Mia's magic. The two talked endlessly, and Mia relayed the stories to her father, who compiled the tales of the gods into books. Maria, endlessly proud of her daughter, illustrated the books and distributed them across the country. Although most who read the stories thought them only children's tales and folklore, the books brought wealth to the town, and the town was able to petition the government for the forest's preservation and protection for generations to come. 
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erswihart Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2019  New Deviant
I am speechless!!!! Please consider watermarking your work to protect your treasures. Best wishes!
EveeLover Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2019
it's beautiful! 
Applejack2307 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Fusion ! Fusion ! Fusion ! I love the peacock and leopard fusion and the atmoshpere si beautiful !!!!!
Firetoad14 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2019
This is so beautiful, the art and the thought behind it.
ClaytoneCarpe Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2018  Professional Writer
Magnifique ! ^^
I have not followed you closely enough to know a lot about your art or the backstory to a piece such as this with the writing attached. My first question is, did you choose the name "Pescadora" because the Hispanista word for fish is "pescado?
AliaUmba Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AlfaArtz Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Girl: I'll Always Listen To You, Mr. Teacher Lion Peacock Hybrid
artistictouch00 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Effloret Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this...i read all of it and just so beautiful! 
Dark-Dragon-Aera Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018
great work
soradioactive Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018
Gorgeous artwork, and an amazing story to go with it. Love the two wrapped up together. 
Annick55 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018
I-like-it by vafiehya    Beautiful by vafiehya
BladeSpinner Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Hobbyist
Well captured moment in time, love your work!
renhob27 Featured By Owner May 12, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing Artwork. I like your style. 😁😉😁
SharpPaper Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Well done. :)
xHelloBeautifulx Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018
Holy, exquisitely wondrous! This Majestic Teacher Pescadora is stunning and The Magical Mia looks incredible. The designs, expressions, poses, peacock feathers, peacock tail, opalescent scales, shells, forest, palace, peacock headdress, dress, eyes, ears, nose, whiskers, fur, hair, necklace, interaction, log, tree, branches, leaves, brush, vines, plant life, sunlight, rays, luminescent sky, jewelry, flow, effects, movement, perspective, realisticness, atmosphere, hues, textures, concept, composition, uniqueness, colors, lighting, style, and other details are also sensational. Amazingly Beautiful work! :iconfantasticplz:
Phoenix-of-Pyrrhia Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
you're magical :0 I love this piece so much, along with the story 
ajournieindesign Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018   Writer
DenGnavneBeaver Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Student Digital Artist
SoulPaw101 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful !
KartoffelCheetah Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The story and the painting is superb on it's own, but are incredible together. I can't thank you enough for sharing this.
HunterCat1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Student Digital Artist
CanelaRose Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous work of art and such a beautiful story. Truly love this.
Konveekou Featured By Owner Edited Apr 6, 2018
That was such a lovely story.. I can remember myself reading fantasy stories in hope that somewhere, once, they were real. Heartwarming stories with magical creatures that do good deeds for the future generations, protecting the environment and giving hope in dark times. 

I love Pescadora and I am so glad I got to read more of her story :heart: Thank you!
Jusbene Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the story and the beautiful art piece. :+favlove:
Silvally22 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018
harimaue Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved the feeling that passed to me, wonderful art.
VickaBlue Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That's just wonderfull!!!!!
GURUSENPAI Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
those details ;^; Mother of god Mother of god 
Twilightdragon1936 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing, the story and the painting,, gorgeous
Marlouu Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018
These piece is so pretty ! Love the peacock!
IcyClaw09 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy bananas. This is absolutely incredible. It's obvious you put a lot of time and effort into this, both the picture itself and the story. Keep up the good work.
Lanto1 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018
wow so beautiful.
Devils-Angel-21 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow this is absolutely beautiful 
DogsEyeNebula Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018
I love that leopard! So pretty!
boodlemoo Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018
fantastic imagination art
roseandthelily Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lavenderl Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning!
freyaosborne2017 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
nice  The Pirate Fairy by freyaosborne2017
Squiddikin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this, oh my gosh <3
flower411 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018
SergeantPanther Featured By Owner Edited Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
While I personally don’t like the actual design of Pescadora here too much, I love that you put in the time to put in this lovely flavor text into the description and fleshed out this drawing with a bit of context, it’s just grand.
byrnstar Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful story, and I'm so glad it turned out positively for everyone involved - the god, forest, child and neighbors alike.
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Spookycat346 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Student General Artist
This is the most beautiful painting I have ever seen on this website. ;-;
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Rudolph5000 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
Hey Ali! You got some Lucozade for us brother? Damn, you could scam a whitey out of his muscle car couldn't you. 

Psssst. Someone report this fake con artist for the community please.
RedWolf-Studios Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bee00 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018
nice one
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