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The Boar God's Gift by ursulav The Boar God's Gift by ursulav
"I don't know," I said. "So many things I thought were true turned out not to be. And if those things are false, then how can anything be true?"

"I cannot help you," the boar-god said. "You have no enemies worth trampling, and I cannot remake the world into a shape you understand." He lowered his head. "All I can give you is one night of sleep. No dreams or demons will approach you. No doubts will yammer in your ear. You need not argue with old lovers inside your head, or tell yourself the stories you already know by heart."

"Thank you," I said.

"It is a small thing," said the boar-god, "but small things are the beginning of courage."

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This started with me roughing out the sketch digitally for a painting, and then the sketch kept on going, and then I wound up fooling with the background grey, and then it was done and I said "Huh. Okay. That'll work."

Prints available for $10 and $20 plus shipping at Red Wombat Studio: [link]
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Ravenhart Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the story behind it.
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AThiefandAStalker Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
That is a gift I would love.
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Islander-60 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great picture, great back story!
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thatīs so cute!
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darandle Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
So, I came back and looked at this for the first time in ages. I remembered the story, but it felt good to read it again. I am having a bad night, and this makes it slightly better.
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bastard-comics Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful! love the style.
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mrsratbag Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This image makes me all warm in my heart.

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MonstersandMayhem Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
That's deep!
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rumblebee25 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Dear heavens how we've all needed that. Love the hatch marks that are almost woodcut and her face. Lovely work.
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emerlyrose Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! Great job!
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