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Unfinished Midwife

The Sings-To-Trees painting that never got finished. I'll leave it as an exercise to the viewer whether I ran out of steam or whether good taste simply triumphed. Nobody really wants to see what goes into large animal vet work....

Seriously, I've never known a vet who's every story did NOT begin with "So there I was with my arm in a cow..."
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Faetouched's avatar
I can totally sympathize with poor Trees here. As someone who also loves animals with that grim putting up with it while they bite and claw and crap on you determination that keeps us coming back with bottles of warmed milk and bandages even as our bruises heal, I've experienced a few moments like this of my own. Sure, everyone is willing to help out when it comes to bottlefeeding that adorable deer long as it's not the fawn's first time having a bottle, so you have to do that gripping them around the nose and forcing the nipple into their mouth and holding it there while they fight and struggle until they finally realize that that strange rubber thing has food in it. It's so cute when that tiny foal takes it's first steps, and everyone wants to be there to coo at it and remark on how adorable it's little hoofy-woofies one wants to be there for the parts that involve getting kicked a lot, covered in blood and amniotic fluid or cleaning up the afterbirth, or even to help muck out the stall afterwards. It doesn't take a lot for someone to love animals and want to help them, but it's a lot harder to still love them and help them when the work is dirty, hard and often undignified, particularly if the animal in question is one of those that lacks the standard qualities of beauty or cute.
BishiKisses's avatar
They do not look amused..I had to go with it!! it would be epic if you finished this :)
Elentarri's avatar
I love Sings-to-Trees! Please write/draw some more Sings-to-Trees stuff. Pretty please?
lotusflower-tear's avatar
ungrateful unicorns, I tell ya..
Tanaigre's avatar
I love this, even unfinished. Thank you for posting it ^_^
flaming-gecko's avatar
Does anyone else think of Margrat from Terry Pratchett's series 'Discworld'?
Justria's avatar
Oh, Sings-to-Trees! XD He's probably my favorite elf ever.
EmperorNortonII's avatar
In this stage, it looks interesting.
unwithered-rose's avatar
I think that large animal vets always have the best stories. love sings to trees!!
xxdeceptivexx's avatar
Hahaha. I very much like the colours and the expression on the unicorn's face.
Reptillian-llama's avatar
James Harriot FTW.

And... I love this particular picture. I think it shall wind up in my locker.
HyenaTeeth's avatar
I find this hilarious. I may be lying to you as well as myself, but I'm fairly certain you could sell prints of this. Lots of them. ('Cause I know that's your highest motivating factor, there. *coughsarcasmcough*) Especially if you put some witty phrase under it and made it out like one of those inspirational posters. I know the inspispoof's been done, but I don't think it's been done quite so... agressively.
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p.s. - This also reminds me of the stuff you put with the bog unicorn of how normal unicorns are actually filthy, and only *look* sleek (just like pigeons).
This could be an elfin version of my grandfather. Not Sings-to-Trees himself, just... this picture. XD
SSEJBAT's avatar
hehe yeah ok fair comment...will we be getting anymore sings-to-trees chapters or dont you know lol!
apeman505's avatar
Sings to Trees is the best character ever. I think on some level we can all relate to him. I wonder if he and the orc are getting along....?
dwilliams's avatar
Pure love for the textures!
Serrotordep's avatar
*post perveted comment about the title, probably along the lines of "Oh I'LL finish her" or "So she is both unfinished AND a MIDwife?"*
theHarechan's avatar
I adore the disgruntled look of the unicorn's. Priceless.
Scilens's avatar
ah, I remember the story about him that started with that scene :D
was reaaallly cool and made me think you should draw him more often
if you don't finish this one, pleeeeeeaaase paint him again in another pic
ruindur's avatar
Oh my god! The unicorn's expression is so hilarious :rofl:

I'd really love to read and see more of Sings-To-Trees. :please:
Elentarri's avatar
I love Sings-to-Trees. Please finish it and paint/draw lots more involving the not so typical elf. :-) I love the originality of the painting and the expressions are hilarious.
Trustthapo's avatar
"Err..You DO know that I'm a male unicorn?"
katya-h's avatar
This is one you seriously need to finish. People need to be reminded once in awhile that being a healer/medicine-person isn't always sparkly green magic and bubbles :D That and I love when fantasy creatures are given the nasty side of life as well.
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