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Such Cruelty by MistressCat Such Cruelty by MistressCat
They rested in a cave that lurked behind the waterfall, where he laid down and allowed her to treat his wounds, the falls a cool shroud of sound around them.

The leaves felt downy, fragile as moth wings in her clumsy, callus-leathered hands. They dissolved on contact with the heat of his skin. He slept through the process and, emboldened, she let her hands wander along his body, beneath his bronze fur and the velvet barbs of his raven-like feathers. There she found a crude latticework of scar tissue, some smooth to her touch, others deep and ragged, and as she traced them she could imagine them fresh and bloody, the flesh laid open like fresh cuts of beef.

It was truly beyond her how anyone could show such cruelty to something so beautiful.


-Excerpt, "Greenwolves' Keep"
by skyspireskit3/dobergirl102

Read the whole story on FFnet:
[link]


I have wanted to draw something for this story so badly! It's impossible for me to choose a favourite scene, but this is one of many.
I'd like to do something way more... Well, fitting, later! I need to practice. The Griffin still looks too tiny when I draw him, but I shall endeavor to work on that! Life's a learning experience, after all.

There is a lot that I would like to say about the story, but I would hate to give any spoilers, and I also would like to encourage others to read it for themselves! It's wonderfully written piece and I hope that someday it will be finished so that I can find out how it ends! As it is, it's a worthwhile read and a fantastic companion to the film. ^_^


While this is not my first time drawing Kayley, it's the first time I've drawn her, liked and posted it, so... Maybe again sometime? I do like Kayley a lot. I think that, a few small things aside, she's a really good protagonist for little girls in particular to look up to. So who says a gal can't have unrealistic goals? Better to have those than no goals at all! As Vyse teaches us, "impossible" is just a word.

I feel badly for never having drawn Kayley before.

Hey, what are you waiting for? QFC fans, go on and read the story! Goooooo.
*gently nudges*

Characters are (c) WB, "Quest for Camelot/The Magic Sword"; "Greenwolves' Keep" is (c) :icondobergirl102:



( Edit: I may be fixing things in this continually. I keep nitpicking! If anything changes, that is why! I can never leave things alone. XD )
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:iconbubblesishot46853:
bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Awww...poor thing...
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judygt Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwzies! No offense to twilight fans, but this is a better love story!
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MistressCat Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I have to agree! ^__^
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:iconjudygt:
judygt Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay! :D
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ADFTlove Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
aww so cute I love Griffin so much
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:iconmistresscat:
MistressCat Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do, too! He's an awesome character! :3
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ADFTlove Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
:3
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QFCgriffin1fan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I blame Devon and Cornwall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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QFCgriffin1fan Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nooooo!! The love of my life is dying! Nice image.
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MistressCat Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never fear; I will save him! *swoops in* A fellow Griffin fan? Yaaay! Nice to meet you! ^_^
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QFCgriffin1fan Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Oh thank u. I would do anything to save him. I love him more than anything. Nice to meet you too. I made a mate for him but I can't post her on here. *runs over to kiss him and hug him all over* I would love to learn more about you. Do you have an account on Animation Source.Sorry I like to talk. Hehe.
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lonelynightrain Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
OH. MY. GOSH!!! :iconshockedplz:
H-how could SOMEONE do such a thing to Griff!!!! That....is just PLAIN-OLD-STRAIGHT-OUT-CRUELTY!! ;-;
You...really did captire the emotion and the moment between Kayley and Griff! :iconheartplz:
Great job1
I hope that you are enjoying your summer with your family!
Have a great and blessed day!
Jesus Loves You!
^_^
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:iconmistresscat:
MistressCat Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know, poor Griffy!
...I should probably not call him "Griffy" anymore, lest he come out of the computer and kill me. >_>;;

Thank you very much!!! I hope you are having a safe, fun summer! It's INSANELY hot here... Oh, my gosh. We're breaking records this year!

Here's to keeping cool and doing lots of summery things! ^_^
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lonelynightrain Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
*Chuckles* I don't think Griff would come out of the computer and kill you, he KNOWZ that you LOVE him! ^w^
*Growls* If anyone treated Melidea like that, oh man, are they going to see one ANGRY mom, and they're also going to see some uncontrolable wrtah! >=[
You're welcome! ^_^
Cheers to that!
So how hot has it been where you live?
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:iconmistresscat:
MistressCat Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope he would know that! ^_^ So much love for the Griff!

It has been CRAZY-hot here! We're talking 111-118 recently... There were storms last night, though, so I am hoping they'll have broken the heat a little. Is it super toasty where you are?
I think everyone but the West Coast, stateside, have been roasting their fannies off!

My Oregonian friends are complaining about how rainy and cold it is there, and I just want to climb through my monitor, zoom across the internet, and visit them! Raaaaiiin. We need it!
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dobergirl102 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
You know what, screw sleep. I'm just going to sit here and stare at this allllll niiiight loooooooonngggg...
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dobergirl102 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
I. LOVE. YOU.

Oh man, I am so speechless right now. I can't breathe. I'm so happy, I can't even feel my hands. When I saw this was up I almost hit the ceiling. This is the most beautiful piece of art I have ever seen.

Kayley looks so pretty. I love her eyes, so sad and wondering. I also love how you have her looking a little scruffy, her hair tangled and unwashed, you can tell she's been actually been in the woods for a while. Her hand looks so small on the griffin's huge back, you can just see how gentle she's being and really feel her sadness and concern for him. She seems like she's looking off into the middle distance, not really sure how either of them have ended up in this situation, a nice little moment of reflection I wish I had included.

And the griffin, oh man, the griffin. His face is so sad, you know he's not having good dreams. He's so massive beside Kayley, even asleep you can feel how powerful he is, and the state he's in is just tragic. I love that you included the tears in his ears.

The coloring is perfect, so soft and soothing. And the shading. Such a beautiful, tender scene.

For the record, I do intend to finish that story someday, but I'm distracted by another story. I've been trying to take a break from it and get some work done on "Greenwolves", but so far I've been unsuccessful. Arrrgh! I do miss writing "Greenwolves," but I may just have to finish this other one first. I can only beg your patience.

Thank you so, so, so, so much for creating this. I have always wanted to inspire fanart, and this is far more than I could ever have dreamed of. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
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MistressCat Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stooooop, you're makin' me blush! =^_^=
I never know the right thing to say to such nice comments, but thank you! I am SO glad and relieved that you like it, and I do hope to make something a lot better and more intricate in the future. I got a bit impatient and had to make something sooner rather than later. It's a bad habit. XD

I hope I didn't make you feel rushed by doing this, because that was not my intention AT ALL. I just have really wanted to do something ever since I read it. I know how hard it can be with writing and getting back to a story- I have similar problems constantly.
If you ever do, I know I'll be looking forward to it, and it seems a lot of other people will be, too.

You are awesome! Never, ever stop writing, even if it's not Greenwolves, because you're very talented!

I'm only my first cup of coffee here and I'm still a little weirded out from a bad cold, but hopefully I'm expressing how happy your kind comments have made me! You always have something so nice to say! ^_^


Just... *flail* I can't even! *more flailing*
:iconflailingplz:
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DragonCatgirl Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Wait... So you made that story dobergirl102? Cuz if you did then it's icredable! I've read it myself and I still can't get over how amazing you are at writting... I understand what it's like trying to write two or more stories at the same time... On Fanfic, I'm writing three (or four, lost count...) at the same time, and I've found my self disgarding my Quest for Camelot fanfic...
And I aggree... This picture is SO true to this scene in the story... ARRGGHH!! Why can't I be this talented at drawing OR writing?......
Anyway... Great job!
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dobergirl102 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Thank you for the review. Don't be so hard on yourself, just hang in there and keep doing what you love. I know hard it can be, but try, really try not to compare yourself to others, because that will never get you anywhere. Also, writing three or four stories at once really isn't good; believe me, I've been there. One of my biggest problems is sticking to a single project at once (in fact, that's how I came to neglect my poor "Quest for Camelot" story), often resulting in a lot of hassle and guilt and little progress in anything. If a new idea won't leave you alone, take a day off or so from your current project to play with it, then let it sit and go back to what you were already working on. Your new idea will still be there when you're done (and that way, you will always have something to write).
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DragonCatgirl Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you for your ever so wise words! I shall use your advise wisely! Cheers!!
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pheonixwing Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Wow this is so sad yet touching and absolutely beautiful! I definitely need to check that story! Again, I love the way you draw Griffin and Kayle looks nice :)
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MistressCat Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank yoouuu! ^_^ It is a really lovely story.

Sorry replies are taking so long! It's been very crazy here. OTL
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deamoness333 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Awww poor Griffin!
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MistressCat Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know, poor guy! *hugs imaginary Griffin plushie*
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AutumnEmbers Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it but on my current monitor it looks a bit fuzzy. I'm not sure if it's me or what. o_o;

Is she from the movie too? Or is this a fan character? I haven't seen the movie hehe.
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MistressCat Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It might be! I've been playing around with different things, and now that I look at it on my husband's monitor, it does look blurry. Poopie. I'm going to HAVE to get a new monitor soon! XD

But, anyway, yes. She is Kayley, the main protagonist from the film. She sort of slides around between being really awesome and kick-butt to being irritating, but I like her. Maybe not as much as the villains, but I suppose that's usually a given. ^_^
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AutumnEmbers Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww. Well you should look around on Craigslist, that's where I got my second one. It's not really bright but that's because I paid 35 for it. There were ones that were of better quality for a good price on there. =) And some free ones too haha.

That's cool, I'll have to check it out. =) I thought the male you were drawing before was actually the protagonist hehe.
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MistressCat Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm, I may have to check into that! The only experience I have with Craigslist is reading You Suck At Craigslist. XD

Yyyeah, that guy happens to be the villain. I always end up loving the bad guys! I don't know what's wrong with me! ^_^;;
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AutumnEmbers Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha some bad guys are cool like that. =)

Aww hehe well it's not too bad, just don't get scammed. =) I haven't yet but I don't buy things on there that often. o_o; I know that some people may have been scammed (at least in the job area of the site). But it's pretty decent at times.
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Bonnie-Furry Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
oh this is neat. the part of the story you posted is nice. i wish i had time to read stuffs on line i am sure i do i just need to keep hitting the pavement for jobs. and various other things :hug: i likes it
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