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April 16th, 2010
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His lungs were burning and his legs would no longer support his weight.

He had flopped down on the cold stone; his ill-treated wings draped around him. Powerless.

The boy bit down on his lower lip to stop the uncontrollable shaking of his body.

His eyes, unaccustomed to so much light, squinted as Azurr surveyed his surroundings.


It had all been worth it. He was finally free...




Yep, here's another sketch for a runner up from =kilara's Avian contest. 'Bout time too. I've been slacking off with these... This is =Birvan's character, Azurr. Poor kid wasn't treated to well in his early years. I had far too much fun on this piece. Went totally overboard with the line-art, slapped on a background and experimented with coloring techniques. Go me?

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merely-mango Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
I love the wings, they look so plump and fluffy!I love drawings wings but that's my problem, I can't seem to depict them the way I want, this way!

It's pretty, I love the coloring technique here because the dull colors make it seem very calm. :)
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I had to practice a lot, actually. Around this time last year I couldn't draw a proper set of feathery wings at all. XD

Thanks! I had fun with the colors too. ^^
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ShrubNinja Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh, I like the coloring style in this one, the dull colors really make it look like he's sitting in the shade of the tree. :dummy:
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I decided I wanted to use some unsaturated colors for once! :lol:

Thanks! ^^
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meroe1313 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This has an interesting look to it, do more like this with the strong lineart and pale colors. :) Awesome drawing, all around, especially those wings. And his foot. And the background. Okay, so... yeah, it's all well drawn, lol. :D
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol!

Thanks! Yeah, I'm rather pleased with it too. It's very different from what I usually do, but I think I don't experiment enough anymore... >.>
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meroe1313 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is different, but different is good. You should experiment more, really. :)
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed. ^^
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Skudde Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010   General Artist
I really love this one! -^^-
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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Kazuki99 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Student Artist
D= wow this made me feel like i want to cry so much
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a sad character with a sad past. At least he's better off now. :)
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Kazuki99 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Student Artist
yup ^_^
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Hulzebos Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Let's just hope he doesn't fly too close to the sun.

The wax will melt.
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Except those wings are attached directly to his body. ;)
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Hulzebos Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
Le Gasp! What nonsense!
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconohohoplz:
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Nawesomes Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Very good, I like the wings especially.
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
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Birvan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Took me this long to get over the awe inspired moment to write back...

I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THIS!!!! :love::love::love::love::love:

Seriously I can't still get over how awesome Azurr looks, even if we can't get to see his face. Poor boy had such a rough childhood T^T
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heheheheh, I went a little overboard on it. XD

So glad you're happy with it! I wouldn't normally block a character's face out in a gift picture, but I thought that it might add to the emotional charge of it all.


I just can't help but experiment on pictures I draw for other people, lol.

Poor kid. Hope he has a happier future ahead of him at least! :heart:
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Birvan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I can tell and love you for it :heart::heart::heart:

It certainly did ^^

IT will still be a bit problematic every now and then, but not nearly as painful
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww! ^^

Well, glad you enjoyed it. And glad things will be a little better for him too. I was wondering, can he still fly after all that abuse to his wings?
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Birvan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:love:

Yeah, he'll be able to recover and fly. But after spending so much time earthbound he'll rather walk than fly =/
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh well, better than nothing I suppose. ^^
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Birvan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah ^^;
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DaDonYordel Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
are birds free from the chains of the skyway?
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, I have no idea what that means. XD
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DaDonYordel Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
a quick google might help...:(

and drawing that foot must've been a bitch huh?
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It wasn't too bad with the tutorial I used. :)
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Birvan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
He'd rather have that prison than the one he had before ;)
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DaDonYordel Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
guess you missed the bob dylan reference there..
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Birvan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Most likely I did *is lousy at those things* ^^;
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Draenian Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Heehee, you've just been busy with the competition's comic for quite some time is all :XD:! This looks wonderful, I love the details of the wings. And the simplicity of the background is very nice too ^-^
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's true! But I don't know whether the runners-up are really following my crazy OCT adventures or not... XD

Thanks! Glad you like it. ^^
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Draenian Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
HAHA! Probably not :XD:! But I must say, even though I don't know anything about that competition but I love reading the comic :D. I've been following it from the very beginning.

You're welcome :D
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should check out the tourney-account. There are some other pretty awesome comics to read there. ^^
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Draenian Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh really? Hmmmm, I might just have to do that :D
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Purikko Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Omygoodness O AO.
The wings are AMAZINGG !!♥♥,
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Blue-Uncia Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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Purikko Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Your welcome CC:
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