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In spite of all the damage by lily-fox In spite of all the damage by lily-fox
Another drawing for Heather Remaly's Ghosts Of Babylon, which WILL be continued! (I AM EXCITE)

In the story -- and I don't think it's spoilery to say this -- Gabriel brings Audrey up to a cave high in the mountains where he sews up her cuts and sets her broken leg and such. When she has enough strength to be bitching about anything, he tells her she's not going to be leaving the cave, ever. He intends to bring her everything she needs, but keep her away from other humans altogether. At that point I had to step away from the computer and go punch some walls. I just started thinking of all the ways I'd try to leave, broken leg be damned.

Clearly things get better between the two, but not before they get considerably worse. He loves her, but to Audrey he's just a violent, possessive giant who doesn't know how to find clothes that fit her.

I don't usually bother with backgrounds or complicated shading, and I'm no Chris Van Allsburg, obviously, but this turned out pretty okay. Audrey surprised me again with her attitude. This is a girl who's not afraid to punch an archangel even when she can't stand up on her own.


materials: pencil on paper + PS8
music: The Be Good Tanyas, "In Spite of All the Damage I've Done"
Please do not reproduce without my explicit permission.
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Alektorotelumphobia Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love this story, a really great picture too! :D
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riamachia Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
I haven't seen Legion yet, but because of this picture - I want to.
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secondhandben Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
I adore this picture. I remember reading that story last year. I thought it was brilliant! This drawing makes me want to watch Legion again haha.
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Calikiwi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
i LOVE her dress
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DarkEmpressEsha Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
I seriously hope she finishes bc that is one of my top 5 fave fanfics so far!
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Captain-Black-Rose Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You referenced Chris Van Allensburg. I am officially a HUGE fan of yours. (I mean, I was before, but then you turned even more awesome.)
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
You might be the only one then, who would get my reference in here about the Mysteries of Harris Burdick. :D
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Captain-Black-Rose Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Ha, oh yes! In eighth grade we had a... what was it, one year it was a writing club, the next it was storytelling, something like that - anyway. The librarian who was in charge of our club pulled out fourteen illustrations and told us the story of Harris Burdick and I went "what are you talking about, these were OBVIOUSLY drawn by Chris Van Allsburg" and he was put out because I was spoiling the magic and I was put out because he was thinking he could lie and get away with it because he's an adult and we're stupid and after about five minutes of this I chose an illustration and wrote a story. I wish I knew where it was.

Anyway, YES that lovely piece in the snow with the cloak is just like it! And the stories even got created to go with it, just as they should be.
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TheMadHatress13 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ugh! Is she gonna continue?!? The characters are so beautifully portrayed here and in the story. it just all moves together. I started reading the story the other day because of this picture alone and I'm so torn!I stopped reading fan-fiction for this very reason! :XD: My goodness I was crying by the end! And your Illustrations are perfect for this story. I kept this little running animation in my head with your drawn characters here.
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Absolutely, she is! She just put up a new chapter the other day, check and see if it's new to you.

So glad you like this and her story!
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