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Milvus - Welcome Home Dad by Shadow-and-Flame-86 Milvus - Welcome Home Dad by Shadow-and-Flame-86
So last sunday I was feeling pretty down, I'd just said goodbye to my family/boyfriend/fish/etc and I won't see them again for 3 months =( I'll barely get to talk to them even, only allowed one 10 minute phone call per week on the colonies.

So I drew something quick and happy to cheer myself up =)

This is Milvus' family, her dad Strix (tawny owl/scottish wildcat) is a really successful Slaghre hunter in the Grandesque aery, but that means he's often away on big hunts. Invicta (red kite/norweigian forest cat), Milvus' mum, is from an old Faclair family, and normally such a match would be frowned on but Strix is so rich and well respected she got her family's blessing for the union.

Milvus is the eldest of their two kids, by one day. Arga is her sister and is the same species mix as their mum and is a proper little lady, very well behaved and expects to grow up, look beautiful and find a rich, lovely mate to raise her own family with. Milvus takes after her dad and enjoys hunting and fighting, but she tries not to let her mum down too much when it counts.

When Milvus and Arga are adults, they will get a brother, Hacher (tawny owl/norweigen forest cat).

This was fun to do, probably because there's no backround.

Milvus' ref sheet: [link]

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GrypheoClock Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You are such a great artist. Quick question, why does Invicta have the forearms of the feline and not a bird. Sorry. :)
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks! the fore legs thing is just the anatomy rules of the group the characters exist in, in Windsonde its fine for gryphs to have either talon front legs or paws =)
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GrypheoClock Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
cool. :)
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sparrowstampede Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
I really like the combinations you chose, and their depiction. Sorry to hear you felt down! Hope you feel better
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks! I've been thinking of what combos would look good for her parents (being as milvus is not a good looking combo per see, just two species that I love that I rammed together!) so I'm glad you like them! I love norwegian forest cats so much, so fluffy!

yeah I do feel better, its just the initial separation that really gets you down =)
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TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
But this is your last field trip right? And you know it will be well worth your efforts in the end. I admire your job and how it helps seals but could never do it myself, I'm too soft :lol:
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah it is the last seal trip for the immediate future, got to actually write the thesis!

you'd soon toughen up out there!... or you'd go crazy and we'd have to call the air rescue chopper to take you away :giggle:
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TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
I would say the air chopper would have to take me :laughing:
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KestrelWings Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwwwwwwwwwwwww, this is adorable. I love how fluffy everyone looks. <33

I'm sorry that you're not gonna have much contact with your family though. D: Hmmm....Maybe just think about the awesome party you can have with everyone as soon as you get back? That might help. :hug:
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
its all about the fluff, fluff is IN at teh moment :giggle:

yeah I get a super holiday once I get back in december, because we don't get weekends or days off when we're in the field, so have 10 weeks of holiday to catch up on! so can see everyone and spend lots of time with them then. Just seems like a long way away yet!
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KestrelWings Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, FLUFF EVERYWHERE~

Well that's a nice thing to look forward to! Hope you'll have a good time when that happens~ :D
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww. How sweet. I really like the piece. :aww:
And leaving everything behind for awhile is rough, but it's the price you're paying for your trade.
Best of luck, and godspeed. :hug:
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
indeed it is, will have to find a chilled out seal to hug! (the only way that is going to happen is if I hug a dead one >.<)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well I don't even have anything to hug. :XD:

What I wouldn't GIVE to have a dead seal to hug! What luxury!

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KumariKat Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw sweet. (:

I'm sorry about your situation.
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks =)

yeah I'm sad about being away from everyone but can't wait to see the seals again :aww: so I guess it works out!
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KumariKat Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, well good. (: And you're welcome! :D
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Itsgoose2u Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is soooo cute! And aw I'm sorry Saf! :hug:
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks =)

yeah it sucks but it goes with the scientist territory, and I wouldn't want to change jobs!
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