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Azzridium had crossed through his own dimensional divergence into a strange landscape. Tall mountains greeted his eyes as they towered miles above him into the clouds. Behind black scabrous mountains enshrouded within a dark foreboding cover of cumulus clouds. Ahead of him, the Sun was beginning to set behind less threatening mountains and tall pine trees. Azzridium surveyed a little further before his curiosity got the better of him.
He began to walk forward towering over some of the canopy using his senses to gather information of this strange and intriguing place. Az as he explored hadn't noticed yet that he was not alone within these woods. Someone watched the giant beast as he walked within her wood. She placed her index and middle finger to her lips and utter a long shrill cry. Az Raised his head hearing the strange chilling sound and eyed in that direction. He saw nothing, he heard it again but on his other side, again as he looked he saw nothing. He grimaced and kept his wits about him as he walked slowly back.
He grimaced and utter a low growl as he kept hearing the sound all around him before his head peaked over the trees again near a small rocky hill.

"I daresay you look a little lost little one." Came a soft female voice behind him.
He froze and turned his head ready to strike but stopped as the being was small and seemingly insignificant.

"An Otherworlder, I see you are not accustomed to the calling." she said as she demonstrated the whistle again and He coked his head to the side trying to make sense of how she had achieved such a sound. It was very eerie and haunting and he wasn't sure what to make of such a sound. The woman chuckled breaking into a soft smile. She extended her arms palm out and stood tall.

"I mean thee no harm, I came to greet you handsome stranger, whom have so graciously come into my wood. It's always a pleasure to meet a new being from any walk of life, even one such as you little one." She said with a smile.
He looked at her oddly.
"Why do you refer to me as little one? You are so small compared to myself. Should it not be the opposite address?" He asked.
She shook her head.
"Appearances are never what they seem, look closer and you shall find the answers you seek. For even one as mighty as you has their elders. One must learn to look past mere appearances to find what truly lies behind this facade of simplicity." She smiled.


Species Nagendra is :iconashascadence:

Characters Morgan Aislin Risaldin ,Azzridium and Artwork is to me :iconthirteenth-sanction:
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:iconfiercefantasy:
First off, I must say that this is a really good picture! The colors are the one thing that draws me into this picture, which is really great becuase it pleasing to the eye. They all compliment each other and the shading you use is absolutely fabulous. Also the perspective of the whole picture...amazing. Love how the dragon is so close the the viewers. And i love the texture you use for the dragons horns and spines that runs down his back.
The one thing that I feel weird about is the rock the woman is standing on. Its just sticking out of the bushes and trees and it looks funky. But its not a major screw up, I mean theres a lot of foliage there so its covering most of the rock so its understandable.
Overall you did an amazing job!
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dragonkiss114 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just incredible! 
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LexThomas Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Hey nice story. And nice picture. The trees are amazing.
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you kindly, I had quite a bit of fun with this picture. I loved to write short stories for my doodles at one time though it seemed to not catch the desired attention. I have thus stopped, though have contemplated restarting such a thing. It may be fun :D But I hope to continue to entertain :D
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:iconlexthomas:
LexThomas Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Ow you certainly will. I hope see more stories like these in the future ^^ Love it 
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GalanorBrighteye Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice perspective, and great lighting Nice work. :D
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks a whole lot, I am doing my best to add more perspective and whatnot to better my pictures. And I want to play with more lighting. I am glad you like it though :D
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KageNoNeko-Maat Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
This is so detailed.
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks a bunch, hope you enjoyed the little story too. I am honored you like the little details. :D
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bluelobster21 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
gorgeous lighting <3
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks soo very much, I am honored you like it. :happybounce: I am working on lighting as much a I can.
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Dinorenk Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
I hope you wrote that. <3
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student General Artist
course I did goose, though I need to edit the grammar and spell check as it was 4am when I wrote it and i was very tired.
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ZeCrazyAngel Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh I love that picture~ It's awesomely drawn X3 and I love the little story too.
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks soo much, I used to write little stories a lot in the descriptions but I haven't done it in awhile.
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DelusionalPuffball Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so epic :la: A badass encounter indeed too XD Azz looks extremely unamused to me still :XD:
and the colors are nice, I love the warm feeling from it XD
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student General Artist
lol maybe a little since Morgan is playing her usual little antics. XD
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DelusionalPuffball Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol Morgan shenanigans :XD:
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Ealaain Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student General Artist
gosh, I love how you did the shading on this :D I like the story too
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks soo much, I wanted the story to be a fun little thing given I used to write stories in my pictures but it seemed no one really read them. So I had stopped doing them but this was a nice re-intro of them I thought.
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Ealaain Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome. really? well, I'm glad you're doing them again :D
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student General Artist
yeah I stopped due to a lack of interest in them from others but I am glad you enjoyed it :D
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:iconealaain:
Ealaain Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student General Artist
:D
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DragonicShadow Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Incredible!
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks soo much, I am deeply honored you like it :D
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DragonicShadow Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome.
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DeadlyObsession Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The direction feels so inviting.
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Awww I am honored you think so. Had this as a rough sketch for awhile and finally made something of it :happybounce:
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ChimerasBlood Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow i love the detail in this :D i saw a wip on Tumblr. How do you get the colors overtop of the b&w image?
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:iconnoctem-tenebris:
noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Well it is more or less a combination of coloring layers over a complete b&w image. I am no good at coloring so I more or less wing it ^_^'
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