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The Reverend and the Warlock by saylem The Reverend and the Warlock by saylem
Lighting!!!!  I'm on fire! I'm on fire! I'm on fire! 

George Jacobs, the warlock, helping Roderick Parris, the minister, vanquish some foul creature roaming the woods. They are an unlikely team. Roderick is intrigued with George and his charismatic ways and mysterious background. Despite what the townsfolk warn Roderick about the magician, Roderick is determined to try to find the best in everyone... 

George loves to help the young reverend. 

Ha! Roderick and George are ACTUALLY burning 2016!!! Hahahaha EVIL Laughter! 

This is most likely my last piece for this crazy year, 2016!!! It has been extremely hard for me in my personal life as well as globally for everyone. I don't think I'm alone in saying that I'm glad 2016 is over.
However, it did bring great things too! I mean, the Cubs - the CUBS - won the World Series!!! How about them apples!? And I started to get back to what I love to do most which is creating and storytelling! One thing this year did teach me through the really tough paths I went down, is that the impossible can become possible - especially when you're not expecting it or how it will work out. 

One verse that I have clung to most desperately is Psalm 34:18 - The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

I hope 2017 brings a joy and peace to your hearts and that you will be refreshed! Thank you all to the continued support from those who have been with me for the long haul and thank you to all the new peeps that have been so sweet to me the last few months! I look forward to wonderful things! 

ONWARD!!!
Heart Heart Heart 

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Victorian-Dandy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Adore the lighting in this.

Hope you have a very Happy New Year
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saylem Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaww!!! Thank you so so much!! I found the lighting to be a little tricky as I was trying a different (but time saving) technique so I'm happy it seems to have turned out! 

Happy New Year to you as well!!!! Hug Hug Hug 
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InkyRose Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol!A year that needed a lot of holy water!
I love the blue and green flames and you've got the lighting over Roderick and George spot on, garish, ghoulish and a sharp contrast that catches the eye from a distance.
I love their poses too, solemn but kinda 'haha! Take that!' at the same time. But they also look so nonchalant that they could be discussing the weather!
I love the ghostly trees in the background too, it's a nice added detail.
Great work!
*hugs* I hope next year is better for you, that's such a great verse to hold onto.
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saylem Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No KIDDING!!!! Sooooooooooooooooo true! 

Thank you thank you so much! I tried a different technique from how I normally shade and I think it looks ok! This piece was an excuse to try the new method! 
George has had lots of experience with otherworldly encounters but Roderick is pretty green at this point. He's trying to act all cool like George does LOL! :D (Big Grin) 

Thank you so so so much! And YES! so far so good on this year! It's been pretty chill so far. Here's hoping ALL our years will be blessed!!! Heart Heart Heart Hug 
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant other-worldly lighting in this one, that green really pops. I say they should have waited until next year, perhaps 2017 needs a-vanquishing, I sense bad things coming

They're both like 'well that's that done...now what?"
I DON'T KNOW
Oh but wait...forest fires gentlemen...
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saylem Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU!!!! :happybounce:  Hahahaha!!! Ooooooooooohh me tooooo... me too. I always say while having a little too much wine in the system, "Hey, guyzzz... I think *insert the whatever year* is gonna be aaahhhmaaaazzzinnng.. hic!" 

Then the year just gets lame and dumpster fires sound more huggable than anything on this earth. LOL 

Ah but hopefully it will be great!!! *gets punched* 

At least George can teach Roderick about fire safety with vanquishing Hell's personnel. Wink/Razz  
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome
Lol I don't think I have ever said that and actually meant it *forces fake and agonisingly positive smile on* - you know how everyone was thrilled about the millennium (excluding the people who thought the world was going to end of course) - I was just like 'blah, I'm a shrivelled old fart who finds this celebration pointless' - I was correct, the early 2000s were the worst years of my life, come back 90s, why did you abandon me and take my joy with you?

surprisingly the year started off suspiciously good, now I'm even more convinced something terrible is coming - it's like offering a treat to distract from electric shock...

Do they need a special kind of fire extinguisher for that? Health and safety videos now need to include an 'incase of ungodly flames' instruction set.
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saylem Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha! Me too! I'm sooo suspicious! When is that other shoe gonna drop.... da mic? Oh how I miss the good ol' days of the 80s LOLomgimsoolditisnotevenfunny.... To be fair, I was a kid in the 80s! 

George has a safety vid for the hell fires LOL! 
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's probably how the Aztecs felt before the Spanish arrived..."This year has been good so far...something bad is coming - quick, we need hundreds of sacrifices"
I only know of the 80s through the belongings and lifestyle of older siblings as I was born in the late 80s, so I'm more familiar with the 90s but 80s were cool too via association lol (not old, retro!)

(on youtube) He needs to demonstrate how that works on my Gabriel - who can now ignite his eyeballs in various different kinds of HellFIRE (TM) conflagration for every appropriate situation - including tutorial video - 'Have at me Warlock, your pathetic extinguisher is no match for the fires of my irrational hypocri-ARGHH MY EYES! What is this??? I thought we agreed we'd superimpose the spray and not actually use the real thing!"
Everyone knows 90% of advertising is a lie and bad acting George, you're breaking my heart with a product that actually works.
That video would go viral.
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saylem Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bawhahahahaha!!!

George's magic won't be on any As Seen on TV cable ads any time soon! Hahahahaha! :D (Big Grin) 

But Gabriel's reaction will most certainly become a successful internet meme and be auto tuned to some dace track! nnStt nnStt nnStt nn nn nnStt Boogie! 
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god I WISH his magic was on there, it'd boost the quality of the channel - time to practice his cheesy and painful grin methinks, and brush up on terrible acting 'waw, it really works. 'My house used to be a mess of supernatural slime left by unwanted visitors, my life was falling apart, I was close to breakdown - but then I heard about George's Marvellous Banishments. Naturally I was sceptical at first, there's so many frauds out there, but I couldn't have been more wrong.' *camera pan to nice clean 'normal looking' house with a montage of cheesy family-life with a lot of fake laughing with the kids* 'Now my life is back on track and better than ever, and all thanks to George!"

Clearly I watch too many of these ads - but in my defence it's not my fault, I'm subjected to them when there's nothing on tv and comedy is needed.

:lmao: It wouldn't be the first time and will not be the last. Yeahhh that sounds about right, he'd probably have that as his ringtone if he possessed a phone - because, arrogance - and maybe an attempt to make his pride hurt a little less through repeated exposure to his own shame...(probably annoying his wife in the process with that stupid thing and his pathetic wallowing swinging between murderous rage and threats to become a hermit because he can't face another person ever again)
Darn you George, you're on the list now because someone has to be blamed and made to pay for this awfully catchy travesty.
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RatPrince Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016
Hhmm...I wonder what manner of foul creature they're burning? 
A nicely dramatic illustration to end the year on! The colours are pretty and the shadows are great. :D
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saylem Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!!! (sorry so late heh heh Sweating a little... ) 
They probably killed a witch of a vampire... hmmmm or a forest nymph? LOL nah it's probably 2016 LOLOLOL Wink/Razz Wink/Razz Wink/Razz Wink/Razz 
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AloofFloof Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
The clear difference in face shapes (and those eyebrows, oh my goodness) is (are) gorgeous.Whoot? 
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saylem Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww! Thank you so much! I hope they do look distinct from one another! I'm glad you like dem eyebrows yuuuussss! Weird Face 
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AloofFloof Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016
Them eyebrows  Hell yeah
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work! Very nice colours! :D
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saylem Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaww!!! Thank you so much! I'm happy they turned out(ish)! I'm playing around with more dramatic lighting! Thank you so so much for the fave and the watch too!!! :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D

Well earned! :D
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