Accidental Castings

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Oonagh McAreavy

This is another picture that began in the laundry. That place is great. Not only does it clean my clothes and ensure that people don't recoil in horror from an aura of stench, but it inspires me to spend ages on a single picture. I had most of this solidified by the time I finished the laundry. The basic idea is that Kay, the girl, has a dinky necklace coincidentally set with a special jewel tuned to the vibration of the heartstone of a magical seal. When she reads a certain book, also linked to the seal, she summons the demon Arak. Since he's still partially sealed he bears the jewels in the pattern of the seal. He doesn't particularly want to go back to the magical limbo she called him from, so he agrees to stick around and tutor Kay in her wakening magic powers (with the ulterior motive of eventually getting himself fully released).The downside is that when Kay read the book she woke the dragon Aondyn. The dragon has been locked away by the seal for a lot longer than the demon and is a little peeved that the demon is getting a taste of freedom. So Aondyn starts to tutor Kay in her dreams, hurrying her towards a stage when she can break open the various stones on his chains and free him.I have some thanks to make here. First, Ruth Campion, for letting me draw Muscilini and in that way teaching me a new method of attaching horns to someone's head. :3 Then I'd like to credit this webpage: which was where I got my references for elemental runes. I chose Time for the centre, and Fire Water Earth Air Stone and Spear for the outer runes. You'll notice that the dragon is specifically sealed with nothing but Time jewels, and that Time is both the heartstone of the seal and the jewel in Kay's necklace. Go figure. :DI'm intensely proud of the colouring on this picture, even though the scanner took a huffy fit.

Published More than a year ago

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