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Feb 15, 2012 | 9:44 AM EST
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EDIT: Thank you Newgrounds for another Frontpage! Love you guys!

Hi Newgrounds! Here's another submission from me. Hope you enjoy the painting as well as the little story I wrote to go along with it.

"Relax, Rahntah," assured Aija. "The stories about the ghosts of White Forest are just legends." Aija placed her hand on Rahntah's neck and smiled. "And besides," she continued, "even ghosts should know better than to mess with us."

Aija was always accused of being overconfident, though she felt her confidence was well deserved. She was, after all, one of the most skilled quest seekers in the land, having successfully retrieved more priceless relics than anyone in her city. But it was also true that her impulsive nature had landed her in more sticky situations than anyone would care to count. Nevertheless, she was right. The ghost stories were made up by protective mothers to keep their children from wandering through the White Forest. Her cautious companion was not convinced that there was no danger, however. Rahntah sniffed the air, slowly glancing from tree to tree as if danger itself were a tangible object that could be seen and smelled. Even if it wasn't a ghost, there was definitely something lurking in the trees. "Okay, boy, I get it," whispered Aija as she reached for her dagger. Though she herself did not see or hear anything out of the ordinary, she had learned to trust her companion's instincts.

It was perhaps this dynamic that made Aija and Rahnta such a successful team. Aija's overconfidence and enthusiasm afforded her the bravery to pursue treasures that most other quest seekers would never dream of trying to obtain, while Rahnta's acute instincts guided Aija whenever her confidence was misplaced. It would also seem that Rahntah was the only living creature that would willingly travel with a girl who craved danger as much as she did.

"What a bother," sighed Aija as she scanned the trees carefully. "And here I thought we would make it all the way home without someone trying to steal what we just worked so hard to find."



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Perhaps you shouldn't. Isn't aesthetics the sense of beauty or cultivation? PAL's saying your artwork is ugly and uncultivated. Fuck him, ya know? You're a spectacular artist, and a great writer. After reading your little story in the description, I couldn't help scanning the trees in the artwork myself, looking for ninjas or some such.

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AlvinHew responds:

Aww, thank you! And yes, I wonder how many other people have also noticed the third character in my painting. =)


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I feel that It would be more aesthetic. :/

AlvinHew responds:

Haven't a clue what you mean, but I appreciate the review.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

very nice

just one thing though and i could be wrong but it looks like the mount's left eye is a bit lazy

the details, color, and overall style were extremely pleasing.

and writing a story to go along with art is a classy touch.

AlvinHew responds:

Thanks for the review. I've attempted to fix the problem with the eyes.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Looks really nice together, great work.

AlvinHew responds:

Thank you!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Awsome, i just think the beast dont have it eyes looking at the same thing.

AlvinHew responds:

Ah, I see.