That I just want to flood the inbox of everyone I follow and repeatedly thank them for being so awesome?
Work in progress! This is an Angel. I want to draw an Angel more in line with how I would view them, as being both beautiful and warlike, rather than the long robes and pretty wings we see so often.
Actually, I do rather like the wings, if I’m being honest, But I don’t like them looking too docile. If the good Lord sends these guys down, you should be swooning and shitting your pants at the same time.
It’s okay to just want to cuddle. It doesn’t mean you love someone any less :)
The Merbax and the Sailor
Once there was a sailor, who rode across the sea.
His every voyage cheered along by a loving family.
His son and husband loved him so, and always waved goodbye,
Never knowing how his gentle smile hid a bitter lie.
The sailor’s husband never questioned why his trips ran late,
For his lover kept his belly full, with fish upon a plate.
But the sailor fished for different meat, with neither gill nor scale,
His hunts were long and risky games, which rarely did he fail.
On that day, he had no doubt that he would win once more,
And return back home, and lie and lie, as he had always done before.
He left the dock, and sailed away, smiling to himself.
New meat had such a lovely taste, and did wonders for his health.
Before they docked, he spied a fellow, swimming by his ship.
With skin as blue as fine sapphire, and a smile upon his lips.
His eyes shimmered the brightest green and gave the slightest wink.
His finger crooked and the sailor swooned, with barely time to think.
He dove, he swam, his tongue lolled out, he dared not pause or slow.
"My husband won’t mind," the sailor thought, "because he’ll never know!"
At last, the two met in the sea, as the sailor’s ship rolled on.
They smiled and laughed, gazed at each other, staring hard and long.
They touched lips in a lingering kiss, until the sailor broke away.
The ship had left without him! He’d be stuck out there all day!
The Merbax grinned, showing tiny teeth, all mean and cruel and sharp.
He’d won his game, nabbed a sailor, and had a merry lark.
"I can smell a cheat." The Merbax said. "And sniff out liars, too.
I reel in those whose love is neither fair nor true.
You silly sailor! You thought me food? Just another slice of meat?
I’ll slice you up and down, my love, and drop you at your husband’s feet!”
The sailor’s skin grew silvery scales, his bones began to shrink.
His body dropped beneath the waves, though he did not drown or sink.
His son and lover were fed thereafter on the freshest, nicest fish.
And never wanted for tasty meat to serve upon a dish.
The Merbax sometimes comes to land, and spies upon their home.
He looks through the window, and smiles to himself, thinking them better off alone.
Merbax progress! It’s still not done, but I’m fairly happy with it so far. A Merbax, as I see them, should have similar features to a Lombax, but in colouring be far more diverse and beautiful. Like a raptor adorned with dazzling feathers, or a terrifying spider coloured so brightly you can’t avert your eyes.