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A truly dramatic scene, for those who know what's happening and who the hell are those two people.
I brushed off the dust from my fantasy vein and made this fanart for the awesome Order of the Stick [link] , a webcomic by Rich Burlew... I've been following it ever since... what, 2006? maybe even more, and yet, only now I muster up the guts to do fanart about it.

The occasion is strip #641, [link] where Vaarsuvius, androgynous elven wizard, faces his/her no less androgynous mate, Inkyrius, after 'selling' his/her soul to demons in order to save him/her and their adopted children from an angry Black dragon...
...and finds said mate terrified of him/her and trying -rather foolishly- to fend him/her off with a twig.

The whole arc is really touching and quite different from what the comic had been so far, since it's mostly a comedic/satyric comic... even more so because V had never before displayed such strong feelings... it made me so sad at the time... é_è

...anyway, here it is, Vaarsuvius and Inkyrius during their last meeting so far. <3
Lineart and coloring with Paint Tool Sai, a little bit of PS for some effects.

p.s. I'm sorry if the pronouns are confusing, but I don't have the slightest idea about which one is male or female, they could be both females or both males. Only the Giant knows the truth. XD
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:iconfrostgore:
Frostgore Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Loved this scene.
Even more with the kids by the side with their frigging legs broken.
V's character development is awesome.
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:icondoctorwholovesthe80s:
Inkyrius is crying! Nice detail, but I need a tissue.
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headraline Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
I know right? That story arc seriously broke my heart. y.y
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:icondoctorwholovesthe80s:
This comic can really yank you around.
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Glass-Feathers Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Order of the stick rules.
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:iconheadraline:
headraline Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
I concur. ♥
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:iconartheku:
Artheku Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
I was suffering while Vaarsuvius was doing things wrong :(
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:iconheadraline:
headraline Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
me too T-T
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SacerOrdoDraconis Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
you made a wonderful job, it's perfect
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:iconheadraline:
headraline Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
well, it would have been perfect if I found a way to include the kids in the drawing... but thank you for your nice words, I worked my ass off to do this, at the time *w*
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songsparrow882 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Eeeek. Lovely job. There is so much emotion packed into your rendering here. I love it.
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:iconheadraline:
headraline Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Thanks~ the scene had a big impact on me ♥
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songsparrow882 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
This is one of my absolute pieces of OotS fanart. It's amazing. Do you mind if I ask what program you use?
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:iconheadraline:
headraline Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
I mostly use Photoshop and Paint Tool Sai.. though it's been a while ever since I have colored something digitally.
Thanks again, btw ♥
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Malah Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Vaarsuvius is my fav charactor from order of the stick :D and this scene was one of the best from the story to date :D I love what you have done with the demonic souls they look truely malevolent, I have thought about doing a fanart of this scene to but got a wee bit stumped on how to draw the sould that were given to V, but I think the way you have done them is perfect :D I am so glad you managed to muster up the courage becouse what you have done is simply fantastic :D
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:iconheadraline:
headraline Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Wow thanks~ it's been months since I last drew something, but I started back and the newest drawing I'm doing so far, even though it's still just a sketch, is a Vaarsuvius fanart again~

I really liked this scene too, and the newst 3 pages or so kinda got me a little of inspiration back, ahah~
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Cloudedguardian Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
This is so amazing, and so heart wrenching.
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:iconheadraline:
headraline Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
thanks~ I remember putting a lot of effort into it~
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squidbreath Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
*sob*
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:iconheadraline:
headraline Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
yes, it was a beautiful, heart-breaking scene
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:iconrednavi:
RedNavi Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Sometimes I wonder if even the Giant knows...

Great art though. ^^
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headraline Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Ahahah, he does, creators always know, he just won't tell (and he's right to, it would ruin the fun XD)

also, thank you ♥
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:iconipainteddeidarapurpl:
:O amazing
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headraline Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Thank you ^^
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DaggerPen Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Amazing. Great representation of a powerful scene.
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:iconheadraline:
headraline Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Thanks it was spur-of-the-moment drawing ^^
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DaggerPen Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Really? It's very nice!
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headraline Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
yes, it took a while to color, but the lineart was sort of pure instinct.. in fact, I wanted to draw the kids too, but after I was done with them two, I realized that there wasn't enough space in the composition XD
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DaggerPen Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Heh. Well, it works well like this.
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merigreenleaf Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow, stunning drawing! That's probably my favorite story arc in OotS so far- I love V, and Kyrie's definitely my favorite minor character. I think you nailed the scene perfectly. :)
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:iconheadraline:
headraline Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Thanks... I have another drawing of those two in store but I don't know when I'll be able to color it =)
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merigreenleaf Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
When you do get it done and posted, I'd love to see it. :D
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:iconheadraline:
headraline Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
when I get it done it'll surely be here =)
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:iconmerigreenleaf:
merigreenleaf Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cool beans. :D
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mdolan1996 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
i LOVE v. what an awesome character... that character development took me totally by surprise. and what a badass while he/she fought xykon, and that poor dragon...
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headraline Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
I just hope we haven't seen the last of Inkyrius...
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HeiligerShadowfax Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Student Artist
Eccolo che finalmente lo commento! Al!
Bello, s, mi piace soprattutto come sono fatte le ferite del lui/lei dai capelli verdi. Semrba davvero scarnificata/o nel profondo! Adesso so uno sguardo anche al fumetto, perch mi ha curiosito non poco!
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headraline Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Fai bene, il fumetto meraviglioso, io lo seguo da quando aveva solo 41 pagine! XD
Grazie dei complimenti, love =)
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Spookybishop Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Didn't feel like drawing the children with the shattered legs, eh? :P
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:iconheadraline:
headraline Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
that, too XD
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Serpentine16 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Incredible! Looks at least as good coloured as I hoped it would! <3
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:iconheadraline:
headraline Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
Thanks dear =)
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Ansugaru Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome! that part was one of my favourites!!

Maybe there should have been a little more details for the ghosts. Now they look like Aliens from the early 60s. :-/
But thats my opinion. Everything else ist just great!!

Extra points for the children being part of the scene: not gained :-/
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headraline Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Thanks XD
I dunno, I kinda like the wacky fuzzy look on the ghosts XD and now that you said that they look like aliens from the 60's I like them even more! XD

about the children: I would have really liked drawing them too, but couldn't find a right way to make it all fit in into an A4 sheet XD
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Ansugaru Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe if you could partielly see them behind the uhhhhhh.....mom/dad/it that would be perfectly. you know. little children hiding behind moms/dads back...
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headraline Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
I tried, but I wasn't satisfied with the result and perspective, I probably should have drawn the children first, and then the parent.
Next time, I guess. XD
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:iconansugaru:
Ansugaru Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ yeah. as I always say: "better luck next time."
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imacrazytrekkie Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was probably my favorite sequence of the whole comic so far. Soooo much awesome and win with Dark!V, and soooo much win with your version. Great job!
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headraline Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Thanks =)
I loved the Rolling Stones reference (i.e.: "I see a red robe and I want to paint it black" XD)
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imacrazytrekkie Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was a good one. The comic made me fangirl a bit when it came out.
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