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RuneWriters: Sev n' Tareth by Altalamatox RuneWriters: Sev n' Tareth by Altalamatox
OKAY GUYS.

So you if you haven't come across *Shazzbaa's webcomic RuneWriters, you must be introduced.

Easily among my top favorite comics of all time. The world is deep, the story addictive, the cast unspeakably endearing, and did I mention it's hilarious? I've lost it entirely on a few occasions, laugh every other page, and freak out over the art and expressions on every page. Her pacing is excellent and her jokes always catch me in the ribs. If you're a fan of my slightly-silly, slightly-serious stories, you'll like Shazzbaa's even more. There are goofy shapechangers, flippant mages, acerbic necromancers, an entirely adorable undead pony, and an extremely badass witch who strings people up like puppets. Just git over there. <3

Shazzbaa did some surprise art of some of my peeps, which was the kick I needed to get her back with some overdue RuneWriters fan art. This be Severian and Tareth, protagonists of the story, Sev being the aforementioned goofy shapechanger and Tareth his more sensible friend. Sev would probably appreciate my pointing out that the octopus for hands and extended spine are not usual accessories. A shapeshift gone wrong has permanently left part of himself not himself, and he and Tareth are off to see a wizard who may be able to help.

Aaah, hope you like this, Shazz! I love these two to death!

Gonna brag about her art for me here too.
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Riverfox237 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, I love Runewriters! I bet she loved seeing this, lovely job depicting Teri and Sev! I look forward to when she starts it up again so we can see what other shenanigans they'll get up to. ^^
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Jane-Martin906 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Read everything she's got so far, it's addictive and amazing! Thanks for introducing me to it!
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Shazzbaa Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
OKAY SO UH WOW WHERE TO BEGIN.

Thank you so much for your kind words, GOSH. :blushes: I WANT TO READ THE COMIC YOU'RE DESCRIBING BECAUSE IT SOUNDS PRETTY GREAT. I'm just beyond flattered that you think so highly of it and absolutely thrilled that it has entertained you so much!!

AS TO THIS PICTURE I JUST

I was literally flailing from excitement when I first saw it, but now my reply is gonna still be nowhere near as composed as yours xD

Can we talk about Sev's tail? IT'S SO COOL LOOKING ugh I like the shapes in it a lot. I like your version WAY MORE THAN MINE ACTUALLY. And the texture on his tentacles is beyond great, just that slight shininess that makes you think they MUST FEEL WEIRD AND MAYBE SLICK and I love it!! I'M JUST REALLY IMPRESSED AND HAPPY because Sev is so hard to draw and not just make him a mess of extra bits and yet he looks REALLY GOOD HERE. And augghghghghghhghg his HAIR I LOVE THE WAY HIS HAIR IS RENDERED SO MUCH. look at his thick and luscious curls GOSH.
And that smile is perfect. He has a Great Idea and way more confidence in his Great Idea than is remotely appropriate. (Tareth, meanwhile, has perfected the "oh brother" smile that means she thinks this is crazy but isn't going to stop him). And gosh but she's great too! I really love the exaggerated floppiness of the baggy clothes she's always HIDING in and her face is just right in that understated way that she is. (I'm also going to be an utter detail dork and say that the way you rendered noses and lips on both of them makes me really really happy)

ALSO I DIDN'T NOTICE THAT HIS EARRING HAS WRITING ON IT UNTIL I SHOWED MY EDITOR AND SHE POINTED IT OUT AND AHHHHHHHH HOLY CRAP THAT ATTENTION TO DETAIL IS WONDERFUL

Thank you so much. This is BEAUTIFUL and UNEXPECTED ("reading Runewriters for no particular reason" UH-HUH SURE YOU WERE) AND I AM GONNA KEEP AND TREASURE THIS FOREVER. Thank you!! :love: I'm so happy to see these two in your wonderful and just so expressive and voluminous style. I love it!!
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ninja-kitties Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yesssss favourite webcomic and favourite artist intersection!
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DemonLog Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist
This is fantastic fanart you've got here. I love the expressions and the texture of your coloring, but I think Sev's smile really takes the cake here.
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Comedic44 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep. Now I'm addicted to this comic too. WAY TO GO TOX! Awesome, awesome art!
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
I REGRET NOTHING. :la:
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Comedic44 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NEVER LOOK BAAAACK!
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Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Ohmygoodness, I started reading the webcomic and I'm two chapters in and I think it's hilarious so far! I might have to make some art of my own! Thanks for sharing it, and of course your art is lovely, as always! :D
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Shazzbaa Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhhh gosh thank you, I am honoured and thrilled you're enjoying it! :love: if you ever went and drew RW people also I'm pretty sure it would be too much for me and I would just die </creepin' in other people's comments>
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