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Hector and Little Lavinia by AbigailLarson Hector and Little Lavinia by AbigailLarson
Well, I had introduced our main characters in the first piece, but this one is for a little more background:

Murdoch Earl Makhector is the carnival's director and illusionist. A dark past gave him an irascible, austere, and generally uninviting disposition, but he also has a kind and sympathetic nature toward social outcasts - this being the main reason he started his carnival. Greatly distrusting most people, he spends most of his time either hunting about wherever they're camped for new specimens to add to his Carnival of Curiosities, or cloistered in his cabin reading obscure histories, grimoires and tomes of an arcane nature.

Lavinia was only a child when she wandered into the carnival's midway, attracted by the strange sounds and creatures wandering about, and especially the smell of food. She had been left alone in the woods after her witch caretaker died, and was quite hungry when Hector found her stealing food from one of the carts.
Far from being annoyed, he was intrigued by her, and took her in. The ice barricading his heart melted as Lavinia proved to be a loving little companion for him, and he educated her and raised her as his own child.

Lavinia has become his most treasured possession, and he tries desperately to protect her from the cruelty of a world she knows so little of, and to keep his haunted past from repeating itself through her.

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This was made with graphite, watercolor, and digital media.

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:iconblackjessy:
BlackJessy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is exactly the kind of story I love :3
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TheLifeOfAFangirl Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
Same for me!
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Wonderful work!
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December-Rainfall Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Has this carnival story been fleshed out into a full-on story, or in a comic book form, perhaps? Or are these pictures and short descriptions all there is to it for the time being? I would love to read more! :]
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ksj7700 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, MakHECTOR. I get it now. Sorry. 
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ksj7700 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why do they call him hector? 
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CharlotteTL Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
VERY WELL *.* SO BEAUTIFUL
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Aravelle Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Is Lavinia albino?
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JollyRedQueen Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm in love with your artwork
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masochistic-chaos Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This makes me think so much of 'City of Lost Children', the french film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.. (he makes amazing films), the main characters are a tall tough guy (who was also a hunter!) who is super sweet who ends up taking care of an orphan girl.
I think you would have liked the film, it's very dark and creepy. With a lot of carnival-like aspects.. and a cute pair of conjoined twins character.

But anyways, I love the outfits, and, as from what I've been seeing in your gallery, this is adorable!
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Equilibrium-Ink Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Words can't express how much I love your style; I've been looking for art like yours for a long time :D.
Can you please explain what process you go through to create a picture such as this? for example, when you would use digital media etc.
Thanks in advance, and keep the art coming! :)
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Your illustrations are so great! Love your style.
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MorgainCroix Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
I'm quite intrigued with the story and I'm in love with your work: is elegant, dark and atractive...just perfect.
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EfMourn Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I LOVE THIS AND ALL YOUR CHARACTERS SO MUCH <3
But can I make a suggestion? Usually albino's don't have dark-coloured lips and their eyebrows are usually pale/blonde...regardless, your artwork still AMAZES me and makes me all happy :huggle:
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What a wonderful pair and fabulous story!
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Myrrha-Silvenia Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll never say enough how much I love your lines, angles, distorted proportions and your great sense of fashion. And with your incredible characters, the result is amazing.
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :D
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artisteri Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They sound like they have such a sweet bond together. The whole cast that you've shared with us so far sounds so fun with their individual quirks. Can't wait to see more :)
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XxAnomalyxX Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
I love this. I love how amazing the fabric on her dress looks!
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aPrettyMystery Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Sounds like an amazing story! So excited for more :D
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pascal2010 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
nice!
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yuuriann Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Photographer
i love it! they look so cute together!
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trixi-b Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   Interface Designer
fav fav fav all of them :eager:
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Agatha-Macpie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing job ! All your serie of characters is so detailed and interesting ! I can't wait to read and see more of it ! I really like it =)
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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OpenLocks Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
This series is truly gorgeous - great concepts and fascinating drawings
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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AphoticBlight Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad you're continuing this project, i really enjoy this story!
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear that! It's gotten to be quite a complex story, but it's been really fun to write and create characters and their stories.
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Nice to see that the director of the carnival is benevolent to his employees instead of the stereotypical evil jailor. Very good character development and your sketch is beautiful! :)
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turbulentoast Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Ooh, what great character designs with these two! I am really digging this carnival series you're working on.
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear that! I really love working on it, and I want to share it. There's more on the way!
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turbulentoast Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Fabulouso! (I also really loved seeing your Tithe versions too :heart:)
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Vampire-Bait Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
AWESOME JOB!!!
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SylvanSmith Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting character designs and drawings. Good work.
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KatieCullen200 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Their background is so sweeet, and I love your art!
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Hyacinth-Zofia Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This series is fantastic.
I think I've favourited every single piece about this carnival that you've uploaded.
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha! That rocks. I'm glad you like it :)
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Zaraphena Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Interesting
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becoming-glamour Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the story but most of all I love those boots!!!!!!!!
Fantastic work:heart:
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The-Bails Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
this is so adorable!
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Magnifient drawing...!!!:heart:
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Provorse Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOO! I love it! i hopew you post more from your carnival collection- hope you had fun at the gallery!
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TasukiAkana Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist

Ohhh~ I just love their designs and their stories!!!~~

I can't wait to see more of them <333
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Ihaveprobs Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
I love the story these two have together. The rough style also fits them quite nicely I believe. :)
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! It's a fun story to create :D
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