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Rescue gone awry by LawrenceMann Rescue gone awry by LawrenceMann
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Given 2012-12-13
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Wow
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:iconfirefaerietalia:
FireFaerieTalia Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If only he hadn't worn a cape.
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:iconweeya1:
weeya1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Egna: NO CAPES!!!!

XD
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:iconsolacebeneathsilence:
I read your pointer to the skulls in the ogre's belt, and suddenly...

Every family had to give up one. What's that they say? "Shared sorrow is half sorrow?" For the families, yes. For the girls who were given up to the ogre for the city's peace, the only thing shared was resent.

She assumed so, at least, because that was what she felt when she was led out into the forest; walking behind the horse, bound like goat headed for the marketplace. She had been dressed up to die in finer clothes than she'd ever owned in life, and adorned with a tiara made of gold - gold! - for this most special occasion. Maybe it was some sort of apology from the people that sat safely behind their fortified city walls? Or maybe the ogre needed a silk napkin to wipe his chin with, after he'd gobbled up her brains?

And a royal guard to give her hand away in this grotesque wedding ceremony, too. Little ol' merchant's daughter, escorted by a knight in shining armour! She didn't know his name, but remembered him from that day on the market when he and his men had procured food for the banquet: he was good at haggling. With his sword for a tongue.

She eyed the weapon strapped to his hip. It was a seemingly plain piece of work, but the scabbard was wrought with ornaments and shielded the special kind of ever-sharp blade awarded only to those who had sworn the king's oath. Maybe...

She had held a sword a few times. The bridge guard's son prided himself on his father's position, and had taken a shine to her. Had wanted to impress her by letting her hold one of the swords - hadn't expected her to have a knack for fencing. She wasn't trained, heavens no, but... trained enough to snatch the sword, cut the ropes and make a run for it? Debatable. Pissed enough to attempt it? Oh yes. It wasn't like she had much to lose.

All she needed was an opportunity, once he had dismounted the horse and was leading her into the clearing to tie her up...

I know, I know: doesn't go well with the "rescue" in the title, but I thought this young lady looked like somebody who really takes fate in her own hands. A wonderful piece of work, truly. I love the light and the colours, and the dynamics! And most of all, the knight's face. Whatever reason he's there for, I love that face. xD Truly deserving of a Daily Deviation, this.
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:iconcrimzonthorne:
crimzonthorne Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
No damsel in distress. No sir no.
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:iconogrefairy:
Ogrefairy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was just about to comment on this and realize that you'd gotten a DD on it!! O: Congratulations! Haha.

I love the dynamic poses so much.
Poor Prince Charming.
I like the Pincess's frizzy hair and your color choices a lot.
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:iconwangjundu:
WangJundu Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Writer
Love from Beijing, :kiss: Amazing work!
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:iconsumerkhan:
sumerkhan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
seems about right!
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:iconlawrencemann:
LawrenceMann Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Thanks everyone! I can't believe how much everyone like the horse. He's really stolen the show. I wanted to paint a piece that would encourage people to guess at the story behind the picture and it has certainly worked.

I thought I'd point out one thing that nobody has mentioned yet... The skulls on the ogres belt have tiaras on them. Hopefully that'll add to the story for you.

Thanks for having a look. There are a couple of 'work in progress' pics at: www.facebook.com/lawrence.can.draw and when I draw anything new I tend to put sketches up there first.
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:iconbrainfissure:
BrainFissure Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Love how the horse just doesn't care. :XD:
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:iconmikeerty:
MikeErty Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent sir!
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:iconfunkifan:
Funkifan Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Incredible draw1
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
congrats on your DD for this awesome piece :thumbsup:
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:icongaeliceyes:
Gaeliceyes Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Yay for the damsel rescuing the knight!
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:iconsaikotsunami:
Saikotsunami Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
My kind of damsel in distress
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:iconiastartov:
IAstartov Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Funny scene, great work!
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:iconwildzyria:
WildZyria Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahahaha! So awesome! I can hear the knight screaming in this picture :heart:
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svartblodartworks Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome :) \m/
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:iconguanzizai:
guanzizai Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student
Nice. I really like the irony in this.
The prince/knight should just die of embarrassment.
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:iconxxxiceeyesxxx:
xXxIceEyesxXx Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
lol reminds me of the story Paper Bag Princess ^_^
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:iconmagykalperson:
MagykalPerson Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Cool
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:icontaofizzle:
Taofizzle Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
The horse does not even give one fuck
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:iconsaillytheshippy:
saillytheshippy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And here we have a prime example of what happens when a princess has to do a knight's job. Girl power ;) Love this!
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:iconoutra302:
Outra302 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
I love how the horse is just chilling in the background.
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:iconharbingerhaven:
HarbingerHaven Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Beautiful. Just beautiful. I am referring to both the subject matter and its rendering. I want to squee at the detail, lighting, and color, and laugh maniacally at the expressions of the prince's and giant's faces.
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:iconindimew:
indimew Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
I love the poses, colors, and the expressions! My favorite has to be the horse completely ignoring everything.
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:iconredeyedgirl100:
RedEyedGirl100 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Writer
look at all the f**ks that horse gives
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:iconspruce56:
spruce56 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Another example of Edna of the Incredibles 'no capes!' logic :)
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:iconloopywolf:
LoopyWolf Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
atta girl
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XxDragonWolfxX Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, the horse in the back is great
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:iconcrshh:
crshh Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Congratulations on the DD!
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:iconbornwiththesun:
BornWithTheSun Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is so incredibly dynamic, and the perspective is great! You did very well! :D
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:iconschyloe:
Schyloe Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!! O_O How you made the leaves and background and the poses. :love:
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:iconsharpflake:
Sharpflake Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The girl looks like the girl from 'Brave' :3
Excellent work, I love the details in this!
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:iconchricko:
chricko Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Awesome I love it!
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:iconbabnoba:
Babnoba Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
HA HAAA!!! THIS IS AWESOME!
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:iconmachaela:
machaela Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Awesome
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:iconmotionlessdreams:
MotionlessDreams Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the details and expressions. The creature almost reminds me of a medieval tank XD (left 4 dead)
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GoldenGirl954 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Wow this is amazing! I love the colors :D
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AnimeFangirl1023 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Definitely an awesome picture. The knight's expression is priceless to behold, the princess looks awesome, the angles are totally cool and the color choices are lovely.
And that horse. That horse is smart. :iconisayplz:
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:iconliathe:
Liathe Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Seriously awesome work! I love the angle, the details and the sharpness of the focus on the princess and the sword ... makes it look like a shot straight out of a movie! (Not the traditional kind of fairytale, I'm thinking ... :D)
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:iconkionanovanion:
Kionanovanion Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm amused that the horse is just peacefully grazing in the background. Well done!
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:iconllama-sensei:
Llama-Sensei Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, the horse. xDD I really like the reversal of roles here :D
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:iconaquatickworld:
aquaTICKworld Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
:XD: Save the beautiful knight and marry him, so that he can have a half of your fathers kingdom!
Excellent work!
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:iconhelios-spada:
helios-spada Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's so fetch.
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:iconmossshadowness:
mossshadowness Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
I feel like there's a REALLY good book/story behind this... :)
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:iconsleyf:
Sleyf Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And so she's forced to rescue her rescuer! Such a brilliant twist and such an amazing angle, for some reason I really like the giant's patchwork loincloth lol. Congratulations on the DD!
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:iconloveandbonestm:
LoveandBonestm Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how the horse is just like "OMNOMNOMNOM GRASS!!"
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:iconcatiescarlett:
catiescarlett Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
This is great! I love the colors, I love the composition, and I love that we have a knight in distress while the princess goes after the monster with a sword! Seriously, awesome! Great job, and congratulations on the DD!
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