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A New Family and Home by Gneiss-chert A New Family and Home by Gneiss-chert

This is my submission for the December 2013 :iconanthrochallenge:  #102 contest - Giving


In this picture is ten year old Justin Arisdale, five year old Agar Sabier, and Justin’s parents King Johanas Arisdale and Queen Anelda.  

The Arisdales’ enjoy vacationing in Egyptalia during the winter season.  Justin found Agar stealing from food carts in the merchant quarters of Egyptalia village.  After confronting the insolent youth about his crimes, Justin discovers that his family, because of his uncontrolled gift of lighting magic, abandoned Agar.  Justin’s altruistic nature existed even in his youth, and he brought Agar to his mother and father. Justin’s parents were unable to have another child after him as fate would deny them a chance at life.  Justin wanted a sibling more than anything, and as he pleads with his father to let Agar be his brother, his loving mother had already accepted Agar into the family with a warm embrace.

On this day, fifteen years before the events of the first novel begin, Agar was given the gift of care, unconditional love, a family and a home.


*Note- Anelda and Galenna Shannahan are sisters, their feather colors are different!


All Characters present are ©1998-2014 Michele Scott Gneiss-chert 

Art is ©2013-2014 Michele Scott Gneiss-chert

Concepts, visions and ideas of our Novel, The Silver Dolphins Saga ©2013-2014 Michele Scott Gneiss-chert, and ©Victoria Mummert-Wootten. BloodAngel28 
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:iconzeonbelial:
ZeonBelial Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What species is the mother? o.o
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:icongneiss-chert:
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bird of paradise. =)

Galena is her sister and Justin's aunt so she looks similar but has yellow feathers.
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ZeonBelial Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah okay.
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:icongneiss-chert:
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
=)
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Irian-Knight-Dragon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Awww looking this is a beautiful scene huh oh thanks for share this Michelle is so beautiful so really I love your art the way that you paint and design clothes and amazing backgrounds you really create a wonderful universe
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:icongneiss-chert:
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!!! :hug:
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:iconirian-knight-dragon:
Irian-Knight-Dragon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
any time dear michelle
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:icongneiss-chert:
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
=)
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, that's rather sweet! :aww:
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:icongneiss-chert:
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there!! =)

Thank you very much!! =)
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:iconrossnewman:
RossNewman Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats!
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:icongneiss-chert:
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you kindly. =)
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ShelTheDreamer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww!  How many people besides me have commented on how cute Agar is?  He needs to be cuddled!
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Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A few! *TheArtisticPony wants a plushie of him and said she can't handle the cute right now!!

He does need to be cuddled poor kid! :cuddle: remake 
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ShelTheDreamer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I want a plushie too!  This must happen!
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:icongneiss-chert:
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I plan too! My nephew like dinosaurs so it must happen!!!
Not sure what I have to do to market those! Worse case I will learn how! ;)
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ShelTheDreamer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
E-Bay?
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:icongneiss-chert:
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah if I make them myself! I may need an army of sewing friend. =)

I found a software that helps design plushie patterns from drawings but I have no idea what it costs you have to call...probably an arm an a leg!

I think my sister would have fun making them
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:icontheartisticpony:
TheArtisticPony Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll cuddle him!

*grabs Agar

*cuddles him
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:icongneiss-chert:
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY!
*Agar cuddles and purrs
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:icontheartisticpony:
TheArtisticPony Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*smiles

*cuddles more

Oh I love this little guy he's so fuzzy and adorable!
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:icongneiss-chert:
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:la: You made him very happy! =)
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:icontheartisticpony:
TheArtisticPony Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And he made me happy with his cuteness!
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:icongneiss-chert:
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
=3 19 
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:iconmetallica1147:
Metallica1147 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Wow! This drawing looks amazing! Just wow! That's really good art, dude. Its very cute. :)
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:icongneiss-chert:
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the wonderful comments!!! I deeply appreciate it!!!

=3
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Agent-LaDue Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Jesus Christ I love this... honestly, when I think you can't get any better you prove me wrong xD
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:icongneiss-chert:
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:la: I thank you very much girl!!!!!!
:iconohyoublushplz: 
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RazenHashikado Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The image looks really nice I like how well you draw your characters.  Though just personally thinking a bit...  Hands sometimes look very much like actual feral dinosaur hands?  Are they meant to be that way or are you aiming to make more human-like but still anthro hands? like claws and everything?  If that is the case then that migt need a bit more practice, sorry if you took this by offence I am not meaning it ^^
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Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! All the clean up work with line tools helps! My sketches normally are very rough lol!

Yes it is intended for the Arisdalians to have feral yet human shaped hands. ;)  They have four clawed fingers in stead of five and are thicker, but other than that they work like a human hand.  

No worries.  This is how I have always drawn there hands.




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TheArtisticPony Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH. MY. GLOB,

AGAR IS TOO CUTE!!!! I can't even handle the cute right now.
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Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:la:
YAY thanks!!!
He is a cutie pie! =3
I had to do the big puppy dog eyes lol!
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TheArtisticPony Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
IT MAKES HIM SO CUUUUUUTE!

If there is ever a plushie of him, I want one.

Because that is too cute.
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Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:la:
You know I will defiantly market plushies if it does well!!! I want to give my nephew a Justin one because he loves dinos! ;)

I will have to make a close up pic of him that age! =3
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TheArtisticPony Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I must make Kai and Asten ones because adorable!

SO CUTE!

You know there is a little trick to making plushies kiss, put magnets in their noses.

I know that is random, but I received two little bears once that did that. I thought it was too cute!
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Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:la:
AWWW that is a great idea! =3

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:icontheartisticpony:
TheArtisticPony Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know right! Or if you have a character that's a grouch, you can turn the magnet over so it deflects it! =p
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:icongneiss-chert:
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL!
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:iconskyworthy:
skyworthy Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work
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:icongneiss-chert:
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!! =D
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Notsun Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
This looks fantastic! Lots of color and great character design as always, also a fun and cute story in the description, it gives a strong bond between the characters! :iconyesyesyesplz:
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Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you my friend! :la:

Thank you!!! They didn't used to be brothers, that was a new idea in october that really helped the story! =D
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Notsun Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
I am basing this assumption off of what I know but it looks like it added a cool story arc that might have been missed out on!
I am really hoping to get my hands on your book when it comes out, it is looking cooler and more complete with every picture you post! :iconelmodanceplz:
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Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It did indeed! The convesations between the two characters is better.  Agar was a lieutenant before because of that he was rarely in the story, which was horrible.  So I thought...given that Arisdale is a kingdom of reptiles, birds and dinos...why would he be there.  That is when it hit me! Oh that would be fun! With Justin being an only child! =)

:iconkermityayplz: That makes me super happy!!!!!
I was hoping for the pics to help be build interest!  Publishers want you to have a fan base to take you seriously.  I told someone else that you either need a ton of money (HA) or be lucky enough to do art to get attention.  So Ill give you little teaser pics that don't spoil to much! I have big plans for that coming up! ;)
I'm so eager that I may just self publish to get it out fast.  Publishers can take over a year just to get back to you!


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Notsun Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Sounds like the perfect opportunity! :iconepicclapplz:

Certainly! I think just because of the unique setting and characters less people would have taken the book seriously, but your art and great explination for what is going on is certainly going to give people a much bigger incentive to enjoy it for what it is! I hope the book turns out well and the publishers make things quick, there are few things more annoying then a delayed release date!
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Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I thank you! ;)

It is a hard sell on top of that fact because what actually occurs beyond what you will get to see is a hug twist.  There is no way to talk about it with out ruining the plot though!! So I need something to speak for it.  Letting you know who the actors are is the best way!

Thanks! Yes release dates >.< 

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Dynamo-soldierBB Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwwww...They look so cute :3 and Justin looks so muchlike his father :)
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:icongneiss-chert:
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you my friend! I'm glad you can finally see his family!
He does indeed! rawr 
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Dynamo-soldierBB Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob! :) me too.
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Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
=D
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