Safety with a Stranger

Sci fi/Fantasy image by

Oonagh McAreavy

This is an unusual ocurrence.  I drew this picture once, and then drew it AGAIN.  Redrawing is definitely my weakness - I hate the idea of redrawing anything.  Bah.  But I wanted to do this one because the first version sucked horribly (lineart on the computer, with a mouse - not pretty).  The characters are Shaun (the blonde boy) and Otono.  Yes, Otono is Spanish for 'autumn'.  I liked it, and it suited his colour scheme.  Shaun's a runaway. He's got some pretty good reasons, but those bruises and scratches aren't among them. He picked them up from running away - bushes, thorns, unexpected roots that trip you up, climbing over dry stone walls, running across thistle-infested fields that farmers haven't got round to turning goats out onto, falling down randomly because he's running too fast to slow in time for the hazards he does spot before he finds them... Y'know. General injuries. So he runs until he's too tired to run, walks further, and ends up finding this falling-down old shack that used to be a shepherd's hut until a storm came along and chewed it up. He goes in because it's empty, and then wakes up because someone's picked him up and put a blanket around him. Yep. Otono. A mysterious Samaritan with a tail and spotted fur. And groovy clothing. Since I might actually continue this as a story I won't give out spoilers. Yet. I really like Otono's outfit.  :)  I'm also rather chuffed with the bruises and scratches - I've never really invested in injuries in my pictures before.  Hmm.

Published More than a year ago

Category Anime/Manga

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