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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  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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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TheMadHatress13 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yes! I am super pumped now :happybounce: I was worried when I saw the published date but it just hit me that it was the date the first chapter was posted.:XD:
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JezrielXIII Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are GOD at drawing that actors face. Seriously! I adore Audreys expression too. Epic.
And truly, the author will update another chapter after 20? Really O3 O
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SeppunZetsumi Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you ask me, there is not nearly enough art for Legion on DeviantArt. It is up to people like us to spread the love of that terrible movie/wonderful characters!

I love this! I read the fanfic and was utterly devestated when I saw it hadn't been updated in ages, so I lost hope of it ever being truely finished...but hey, we can always write our own!
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
It was updated not long ago, and she's working on a new chapter, too! Don't worry, there's a LOT of life and love in "Ghosts". :)
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SeppunZetsumi Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
New chapter?! Hell yeah!
I was hoping!
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Jesalynn Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Oh my gosh. I haven't seen the movie but this is so breathtaking and inspiring. i absolutely love it!
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hidden-ferret Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
This a wonderful accompaniment to a nicely written fic. I'm a big fan of Kevin Durand and his portrayal of Gabriel is breath-taking so I definitely appreciate your Legion artwork. This one particularly. You did a fantastic job with Kevin's face. I know you've struggled with getting his features down and this one is undeniably Kevin Durand. You did a great job capturing his brooding unhappiness and Audrey's bratty anger. I love this piece and wish you would give us more Legion fanart. All of your work is wonderful, though and I always enjoy perusing your galleries. Keep creating artwork, no matter who/what the subject is, and as long as it's something you've done for yourself and not to appease the masses it will be fantastic and I'm sure I'll enjoy it as much as any other fan.

Thanks so much for sharing with us and keep up the great work!
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Thank you so much! What an awesome comment. Always nice to meet someone I can commiserate with over a crush like Durand. :) I definitely hope to do more Legion art.
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KannaLemmier Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Im addicted to this dang Fan fick now because of you >.>
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KannaLemmier Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
So you got me reading this friggen fan fic... I HATE YOU! IM ADDICTED! D:
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conejitoasesino Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Allright! You got me! I'm gonna start reading these fan fics! If they're half as good as your sketches then I'll be a happy fangirl!
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faderillaz Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
very very lovely ____
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Parseohone Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
I just finish reading the story. Is there going to be a ch. 20?
Pleas say yes
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
There is!
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Parseohone Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
There is! :O Where! :D
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
It's on the way. She says it should be up before too long!
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Parseohone Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Thank goodness. I thought ch.19 was the end. that would have been the most saddest end. I was crying because of that. >< thanks for telling me that there's more. you are a life saver, and I love your drawing of Audrey and Gabriel in the cave. It's Beautiful! ^^
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thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
wow, this is pretty sad....
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boycrazybaby123 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
amor referance+awesome=WIN! :D
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fluffy-lover Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
♥ Now I know what I'll be reading for the next little while. ♥
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Happy reading!
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fluffy-lover Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol. Thanks, you too. ♥

And P.S. Still in love with your art. I laughed so hard I cried when I saw your Monster. XD Freaking adorable. ♥
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krahkaw Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
I remember reading that part and experiencing all that panic too. I honestly thought that was the most insane course of action, to hole some one up...even if you mean to protect and care for them. But apparantly things worked themselves out. The choice of books he brought for her is a bit of a hilarious scene though. :D

I think this really shows the height difference. Damn, Gabriel is intimidating in stature...but obviously not enough to frighten Audrey too much. Then again, after going through all that...well. Some things might just seem less scary. Or mileage may vary. I think that's the best bit of internet-news to recieve that the story -will- be continued. I still hopefully check it every coupledays/once-a-week when I remember.

And hey, I like the background. At least it looks like a cave and not one of those bouncy castle deals. That would be just too much fun to be holed up in one of them. :B I love the little frilled bit on her clothes and how you can get away without drawing every single feather on those wings. Respectable wings are hard to manage in my opinion. :D
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
You're back! I missed you. C: The books! I'd've been like "Philosophy? Well, you didn't bring me any toilet paper, so. Thanks."

In the story Gabriel's supposed to be like seven-foot-plus, right? Or was that just her panicked estimation? Either way, he's a big dude. I keep wanting to... what's the opposite of exaggerate? Minimize? I keep wanting to minimize his height.

HA! Okay, here in Hawaii, and I don't know if it's like this anywhere else, but here? Bouncy houses are a BIG DEAL. They're fucking everywhere. You don't throw a party without one. So that's very funny to me, imagining trying to keep Audrey in a bouncy castle with like a waterslide attachment. Certainly more comfortable than a cave!
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krahkaw Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
I thought it was very liberal of him to bring her such books. But a 'Seventeen' magazine would have probably been appalling to him in content. Even compared to a book of philosophy. Books were a good idea though, even if not everyone can be an Emily Dickinson.

I can't remember, honestly, but I think it is seven foot something. I think it has to do with our perception of height vs equality? They're on pretty equal footing in the story, so he doesn't seem as...imposing. Plus The Noble Rot doesn't write him as being particularly threatening for the majority. I think the scariest he gets is that whole bit with Michael.

Oh lord. We have trampolines everywhere, but very few bouncy houses. Gabriel would have to stay outside though, with those razor sharp wings and all. :<
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
I just noticed you have two DA accounts. Do you? Is this one for something different?

Okay, if you were stuck in a cave and could request any books, which would you ask for? Desert island. C:

That's a good point, with the perception of his bigness. She's not so afraid of him once she's lost everything. Which, I guess, is part of why Gabriel was so scary in that moment -- maybe he felt he'd lost enough that if he had to go out, it was going to be in a destructive ball of fire.

Ha! Now I'm picturing a giant bouncy house deflating around the two of them! XD With that sad little balloon sound.
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krahkaw Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
I'm transitioning to this account. Escape from (stubborn) old connections.

Hmm. I'd cheat and say "Just bring me my library". Buuut, if it was just general subjects, I'd like one of those anthology books we use to get in school for English class. It included a lot of brilliant stories and little mind activities. I'd want something I could enjoy, but learn from. So, definitly an anthology book of some sort. Or a massive book of folktales. Oh yes. Nevermind, folklore and fairytales it is. You?

A man without anything to lose is more...scary because they're unpredictable. Not nessecarily because they -will- do anything, but because they -can- do anything.


LOL, he would never live it down.
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Anthologies, for content per volume, are a good idea. :) I've got a simpler mind. I'd ask for Bill Buford's Heat, Haven Kimmel's The Solace of Leaving Early, and anything by Anthony Bourdain, Carl Hiaasen and Chris Moore. And a crossword puzzle book. He'd just roll his pretty eyes.

You feel like telling me about your stubborn old connections? I've got a few of those myself, had to run from journal to journal in the past.
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krahkaw Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
My gut reaction was 'The Entire Collected Works of Terry Pratchett', but then I tried to be practical. One can only read so much about Discworld. Anthony Bourdain crossed my mind. Cookbooks too! But they wouldn't do much good, being confined to a cave and all. Imagine asking for a kitchen blowtorch and a propane oven. Dangerous connotations there.

They're friends that things endedly badly with. I don't like to spy or be spyed upon, so the best bet I thought is a new account with a name I hope they're not familiar with. Remove the temptation and all that. It's a bugger to have to do it, though, isn't it?
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MCRsavesLives33 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
THANK YOU FOR SHOWING ME THIS FIC
I LOVE IT SO MUCH
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BlankPaperMind Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Beautiful!

*heads off to read fic*
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Happy reading!
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Dygera Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome. ist so emotional^^
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Grumpysv1 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
what story is this???? if this is a book OMG I WANT TO READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
You can read the fanfic! Just follow the link in the artist comments.
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Grumpysv1 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
thanks :)
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Grumpysv1 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
I have to thank you so thoroughly! I am truly enjoying this fanfic. I can't wait for more. Thanks so much for informing us of this genius person!!!
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Zappy09 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
I love the way you draw, you seem to capture so much emotion in one picture. I finally got around to reading that fanfiction and I'm completely addicted. Do you know when the next chapters are due? I can't wait!
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
She said the next chapter should be up in a week or so. It'll be worth the wait!
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Always-Scheming Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
The shading is excellent! I also love how you portray Audrey; such attitude!
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