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Strangers in the Woods by SewnFlesh Strangers in the Woods by SewnFlesh
This is for X-Ancelin-X's contest~
As a prompt suggestion, she said that we could draw our character(s) meeting hers. I figured since Sylvanus and Ly (in his third form) both have green hair, and Ahylia is forest-y and green, that I could draw them meeting each other there. Also, there's the fact that Sylvanus' companion is a dragon, so I assumed that he has sort of an affinity for them, and Ly is kind of a dragon-type thing in his third form. And Ly is one of the few characters I have who meets more than the characters in his main story (if he had one, anyway)-- he has met people in The Aviary, Casey Mavery and the bounty hunter. I guess he just likes to bother people. 

Anyway! I can imagine a few scenarios going on here. I can imagine that Sylvanus has just put down his swords in an amiable gesture, and is approaching the strange creature that is Ly..

Sylvanus: Hey, you've got something on your face--
Ly: Hold on, where? Here?

--
S: I've got a business proposition for you...
L: Me? I really don't know if I'm the right person to ask. Although, if you need someone gone..

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S: *cautiously approaches*
L: Hmm.... he looks like an elf. He smells like an elf.. maybe his blood will taste as nice as an elf's?

Hahah just kidding. It would probably be more like:

S: I've never seen you here before...what are you, exactly? *suspicious*
L: I'm innocent. Lysander Braithewaite, at your service. *bows awkwardly as a horse thing*

Although that might not seem quite right either... but Sylvanus definitely should be suspicious of Ly. He is not innocent by nature.
Anyway, this was fun to draw out!




Sylvanus  Copyright Teal X-Ancelin-X
Ly B.  Copyright Teal SewnFlesh

Edit: This piece won first place in the contest. Thanks everyone :heart:
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dotsweare Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
WOW! Congratulations on winning first place! I can see why this won-- it's amazing!

First of all, what's most impressive is that this piece tells a story. We don't even need to look at the description to tell what's going on. It almost seems to me like Sylvanus is apprehensive at first, but Lysander is beckoning him forward to get a good look at him as well. It looks like those two have quite a bit of trust to build between them!

The composition is fantastic. Love the contrast between the darker sides and the lighter middle of the picture, as well as the painterly background. A good background adds a lot to a picture, whether it's to convey the setting or an entire mood.

And ohhh my gooosssshhh. Lysander is such an imaginative creature. I really love the bone structure on his face and the shading on his body. You're great at painting animals, and it's even more commendable that you're able to make creatures up! <3333333
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SewnFlesh Featured By Owner May 5, 2016
Ah, thank you so very much! :hug: <333

I love how you always had the knack of knowing exactly what's going on in a picture, and your comment about how this piece tells a story really makes me proud, since I love that about drawings, myself. :'D
I'm so happy that you like this piece, I had fun drawing it out. And I'm still not great at backgrounds, but I try, and it's very nice to know that people see it!
I'm also glad that you like Ly, he's a fun thing to draw, even though I don't draw creatures often. I think that's why I like making them up. ; )
I hope to see more work from you soon as well. I'm always happy to see new work from you. ;u;
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dotsweare Featured By Owner May 6, 2016
You're so kind!!! In response to one of your other comments, I always feel badly about leaving dA for extended periods of time (even though it's only because I'm busy with my studies-- the people here are great!), but whenever I come back I always have to look at your art. <3 Seeing you happy and writing such genuine and heartfelt responses make staying here worth it!

Backgrounds can be pretty complicated, which can be why a lot of people shy away from them. You're doing a fantastic job, and as you keep at it, you'll become even more confident. <333333333
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SewnFlesh Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
I'm super glad that you always come back from your hiatuses, regardless of how long they are (because I'm sure you're busy with good things like your studies!). I hope that you won't one day just disappear forever, because that would be really sad. ;__;

I will keep trying with backgrounds, even though they scare me. Thanks for the encouragement <3333
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Juu-xo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016
Oooh I love this! This is eye candy and I like how the image has so much to say. Your art style and execution is wonderful *-*! 
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SewnFlesh Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016
Wow, thanks so much for your comment! It made my day :"D
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Theroyalprincesses Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice illustrations. You have major talent. You deserve more watchers and views. Im not lying :)
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SewnFlesh Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
Thank you so much :hug:
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Theroyalprincesses Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np
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TheBumbleRaven Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Student General Artist
This is beautiful, Sewn!!! :love: :love: I LOVE the magical and curious atmosphere you developed. It's very classic storybook like, an element I absolutely adore!! Omg, I'm so in love. Everything about it really works together smoothly. You always have such a remarkable flair for pieces like this <3

Thank you so much for taking part and good luck in the contest!! :hug: :meow:
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SewnFlesh Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016
Thanks so much, Kazu! You are so nice! Your comment about the classic storybook especially made my day. :'D

Thank you, and thanks for holding the contests that you do! <3
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TheBumbleRaven Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Student General Artist
You're so so welcome :meow: 

Glad it did! <3
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Mister-23 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016   Digital Artist
This certainly speaks volumes of a nice adventure.
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:iconsewnflesh:
SewnFlesh Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016
Aw, yay! I'm glad it does!
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Mister-23 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016   Digital Artist
Ay~
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Alanica Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016
Whaaa, it looks wonderful. The mood of it is so nice and calming and I just love how you depicted the characters in the landscape. You did such a great job in drawing specific parts of the landscape - like the texture of the rock, it is simply great! And the way in which you stylized the rest of the background looks so well done, it all adds up very much to the depth of the drawing! And OH MY I really fall for the tree branches and the apples in the foreground. They look so simply perfect and delicious, ahahhaha. Fool Emoji-39 (Too much feelz) [V3] 
I wish you much luck for the contest!!!
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SewnFlesh Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016
Thank you so much Annika! I'm so happy that you think everything fits together, because that's one of the things that I have a hard time with in big drawings like these. ;u;
And I'm so happy that you noticed the apples. I think they were my favorite part to draw, hahaha. :hug:

THANK YOU. :heart:
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Alanica Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
You're welcooooome :hug:
Yes, I know the struggle!! But you did a great job, I totally like it :)
Hahaha, yeah, I guess you can tell that because they simply look amazing!
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SarahCulture Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
*u* It's pretty!
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:iconsewnflesh:
SewnFlesh Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
Thanks so much, Sarah. : )
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InkPawStudio777 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O Hmmmm....This has a veryyy...."myth" feel to it.
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:iconsewnflesh:
SewnFlesh Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
Ooh. Thank you, I'm glad it does!
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InkPawStudio777 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh heh. XD You're welcome.
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Slave2Karma Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
So cool! :la: 
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SewnFlesh Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
Thank you! : D
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My-Sword-is-Bigger Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so absolutely stunning :squee: And Lysander is so fab like you have no idea. XDDD I love all his pretty green markings. (And green, white and gold are wonderful colour combinations.)

The bright backgorund colours, especially the sky, are so stunning! As is the rock and the dappled lighting. And goddammit everything :love:  How long does a beautiful scene like this even take you?

BTW did you actually steal the OCs meeting idea from that person? :XD:
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SewnFlesh Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
:"DD AH I'm so happy that you like Ly's design. I didn't know how much I like that combination until I was deciding colors for him, and I have to agree with you that it's a wonderful combo!

Thank you so much ;;u; Ahh I'm so honored that you put it into your collections~ I don't remember how long this took me--I did that thing again where I worked on and off on it for a bit. I really should start timing myself, if not to satisfy my own curiosity. u__u

AND YOU KNOW WHAT
I did kind of. But I'm also a part of a group called MeetMyOC, and that also gave me the idea. hee ;B
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My-Sword-is-Bigger Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:happybounce: Yea I hadn't realised I like that combo either. XD I've always been so set on blue white and gold.

Welcome! ^^ You could use one of those screen-filming programs and film it too. That way you can show us all your secreettsss *ahem* I mean know exactly how long it took you to draw it.

Haha xD I see. It's a brilliant idea though. I'd do it too if I had any ability to actually finish drawings.
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SewnFlesh Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
oh, but blue, white, and gold is pretty darn nice, too. :'O

LOLOL Yeah.. I've never had anyone interested in that before. So that's a first! : D

YOU DO 
Like the lovely piece you just submitted. : DD
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My-Sword-is-Bigger Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe it's the white and gold. XD Imma have to try more combinations with white and gold haha.

Really? O: I've always been wondering how you do your stuff though! Does nobody else? o___O

Awww thanks :manhug: It's one of the rare ones though!  Usually if I don't finish pics in one go, they get left to collect dust, and maybe a year later if they're really good I'll come back and finish them off. Usually not. >__>
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SewnFlesh Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
If you find out any other nice combinations with white and gold, please let me know~

And no, not really, haha. That's okay though :'D

Ahhhh. That's like me. Dx But I like that you submit things to scraps too, because it's better than not submitting them at all.
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My-Sword-is-Bigger Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well a lot of colours actually! :la: Red white and gold, black white and gold, silver and white with a touch of gold … 
Turquoise is also pretty good!
Oohhhhhhhh good god look at this

Yep, it's way too much work to just not submit at all. xD Oooh *checks your scraps* imma watch your scraps as well. You've got very worthwhile stuff there!
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SewnFlesh Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016
Oh my gosh that turquoise *A* soooo prettyyyy

And oh no, you don't need to watch my scraps. I dump all of my stuff into my main gallery and then go back and put stuff into scraps. It's the only way I get myself to seem more active on dA. LOL u_u
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CultishCookie Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
OuO Soooo pretty! Ooo, Sylvanus is so nicely drawn, especially his face! I mean, both Ly and Sylvanus are nicely drawn, but that face! Ly's last form is so pretty and mysterious. I like the close cropping and the composition in general. And the lighting is really nice too. Nice job! : D

lolol the conversations you came up with
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SewnFlesh Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
OvO I feel like I haven't drawn a profile face in a really long time. At least not digitally. Thank you so much ;;;u; 

I had fun  :}
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synderen Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my go  shshg--- your coloring is improving so much! BEAUTIFUL lighting, and the pallet feels so calm BUT ALSO MYSTERIOUS>>>>>
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SewnFlesh Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
AHhh thank you so much Indi, whenever I get a comment from you I explode. :'D *rolls around*
You are such a big inspiration to me, so this comment means soooo much ;u; Thank you!!
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synderen Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oH MY GOSH BRO, of course ;u;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; you deserve every word, -- I'm sO FLATTERED TO HEAR THIS THOUGH... AGHHHH *hugs so tight*
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Faeron-The-Wanderer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought the horse was flipping Lysander off
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SewnFlesh Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
Haha. Yeah...nope. And the horse IS Lysander. P:
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Faeron-The-Wanderer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
well shit lol
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SewnFlesh Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
Laugh 
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