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M-Kayahan-Mount-B by wyrd66 M-Kayahan-Mount-B by wyrd66
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You feel stronger, the trials of your strange new environment are beginning to wane. You find yourself able to run, leap, jump, and fly father and faster then when you first arrived. Do you explore with your new found mobility? What do you find?

The stars shone bright and cold, casting the land below in eerie silver. Human mythology said a goddess had cast a babe from her breast and spurted milk across the sky, giving rise to the human's name for the galaxy, the Milky Way.

Paski knew it as the Ribbon. Darajistreh the Maker had tied a ribbon around the world and the moons to keep them together. For one of the minor holidays, children were tied together with spangled ribbons and spent the day that way, playing as one, never separated.

Kayahan huffed out a breath. Strange that, for all its strangeness, Hetherev had the same star field. Stranger to think that home was one of those pinpoints of light. He pushed that thought away. Homesickness wasn't going to help.

It was cold out here. He had done his duties as a linkboy, and it was time for a break somewhere warmer. Morran Forest sounded nice. He'd make his goodbyes to the other linkboys in the morning, then head out.

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I have learned that I cannot paint mountains even with a picture of one right in front of me, haha. More practice needed. I like Kayahan's leetle feet; they're always fun to draw.

That bit about the goddess comes from Greek mythology. Zeus sired one of his many (many) children on a mortal woman, and wanted this particular kid, Heracles, to grow up strong. One version of the myth says that he convinced Hera to nurse the baby, but when baby Heracles bit down, the understandably distraught Hera threw him away, and her spurting breastmilk formed the smear of stars we call our galaxy. Gotta love Greek mythology. That isn't even one of the weird ones.

Done in watercolors and a teeny bit of acrylic.
Paski are mine.
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ht Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   General Artist
LOVE the stars and little Kayahan! :)
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wyrd66 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
hehehe
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Floating-sheep Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   General Artist
I love the mythology you come up with for your Paski. Also, the painting is gorgeous. I love the composition because it looks really cold and lonely. Good job!
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wyrd66 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Thank you so much! :)
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Wolfy-T Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
This is beautiful beautiful. I love your paintings so much and I love the story you put with it. Also delicious Paski culture.
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wyrd66 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
hehe I admit I made up that bit of mythology on the spot. I'm glad it rang well!
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RedaunAmarien Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, it's hard for me to peel my eyes off of this one. You captured the feeling of staring at the stars on a cold night PERFECTLY and now I want to go outside even though it's like negative something degrees. :I
But yes this is beautiful and I can't stress that enough. ;u;
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wyrd66 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Aw, wow, thank you! I'm glad I captured the mood so well!
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