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Saints or Sinners by kovah Saints or Sinners by kovah
"They had been running for hours, tripping over branches in a frantic bid to escape. They just wanted to be left alone, they had done nothing wrong, how could something that felt so natural be wrong? Their pursuers disagreed, they were evil; a blight on the face of humanity. The Lord had decreed that magic was a sin and if they would not stop using it they must be cleansed in holy fire of the pyre.

The children finally fell exhausted to the floor and their mother had not the strength to carry both. She rounded on the men that had quickly caught up, her chest heaving and eyes darting around in desperation and finding nothing but death everywhere she looked as more and more men streamed towards her. There was nothing for it and she began to mutter the arcane words, if they wanted a witch she would give them a witch.

The magic burst from her fingers forming itself into an terrifying creature to protect her children from the pyre that awaited them if they were caught. Saints and Sinners, but which was which?"

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Cyndardragon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I hope the dragon wins!
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kovah Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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darkphoenix7 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
The combination of the story and the image is really good, neither overwhelms the other.
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kovah Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, kinda a closet writer when I'm in the right mood.
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UrufuHiken Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Just goes to show that too much zeal can be a dangerous thing; after-all, the brightest lights can cast the longest shadows.

Very well done.
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kovah Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou and very true
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:iconurufuhiken:
UrufuHiken Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
*Inclines head* You are welcome, and that it is.
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Anarloth Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very touching!

I'm not against the religion at all but I'd say the woman is the Saint! :p
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:iconkovah:
kovah Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
its all about your perspective :D Both think they are doing the right thing so neither can be wrong. :D
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Anarloth Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed!
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Shaserra Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
expressive, I like it :)
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:iconkovah:
kovah Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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e-pona Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Interesting piece, I like the story you have in the description, it gives lots of meaning.
People can be so blind .__.
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:iconkovah:
kovah Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou
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Dark-Dragon-Kyra Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
You know, that little story there brings the picture to life that much more. Absolutely wonderful. I love the smokey feeling of the dragon as it's being summoned, and the overall composition is brilliant. Great job!

*fav'd*
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:iconkovah:
kovah Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou :D
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xTernal7 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG. :omfg:
Definately a :+fav: to elite collection.

This one is awesome indeed. I like the short story as well.

I hope that those weird guys in robes and with crosses in front of them get burned or eaten, or both.

Now, two questions:
*Gimp or Photoshop - or which other program and
*Graphic tablet, mouse or touch-pad?
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kovah Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:D

Thankyou very much, you made me smile :D
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nuke-annihilation Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
wow, so many views and favs, but no comments:la: so i will comment^^
i do have to say that the shading and detail levels are really good!!:) and the movement of everything is very straightforward and fluid, which i really like in a picture!:D and the dragon, the dragon is really quite epic!!:dummy: and the flames are really good too:iconheartlesslaplz:
excellent pic!! definitely a fav!!!:iconlaplz:
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kovah Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou <3
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nuke-annihilation Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
no problem:la:
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