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Bind II by simple-minds Bind II by simple-minds
There are some marks on Paltern's chest that aren't supposed to be there.

Colour version of this:

Only the dominant or more feckless spouse wears the marriage bracelets.

King Paltern didn't want to marry this crazy alien woman, who came crashing into his life like a supernova. His planet was in need of interplanetary protection, and she was it. Better than an army, his father said. So marry her Paltern did.

He wants heirs, she doesn't. She doesn't want him to sire heirs with the concubines, either.

Jane didn't want to marry this hot-headed upstart human, but he needed her help to protect his planet. She's a sucker for those in a spot of bother, so agreed to the bond she did. All she needed to do was protect his planet. No problem. Except the marriage bracelets had put her in temporal hell.

Nor did she count on him being so demanding. She'd given him three kids already. It's not her fault the first nicked off to another planet (well, OK, maybe it was), the second died in an explosion(OK, well, that was written in the timelines, not her fault her boy had to die, it's not she liked it, you know), and the third she miscarried. Well, OK, she created a storm while carrying the third, but she couldn't help that; there was another planet in a spot of bother.

He could divorce her, but her protection would no longer be legit. She doesn't want it, either; she likes the man. Cosmos knows why; he's always yelling at her about some domestic matter she has no clue about.

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KayeQuwei Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how it looks like pencil art. What media's did you use? is it a mixture of pencils, water colour and digital?
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks! It's faber castell colour pencil on a photocopy of the original.
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DerangedMisfit Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
amazing! :3
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks for the fave!
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DerangedMisfit Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
you're welcome! ^^
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OniricSkull Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you've been featured here [link]
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks, taking a look now. :)
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OniricSkull Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome
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Mr-King55 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Lovely colours! x
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you. :)
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heartsherlock Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Interesting composition and outfits. The faces are also very expressive. I don't know why, but I enjoy the detail of the furniture in the background.
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:iconsimple-minds:
simple-minds Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist
That little cabinet in the corner? :lol: I thought about putting in a bookshelf, but it ain't Paltern's style.
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GloomyFenris Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Nice illustration, the story behind it is quite tumultuous
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you for reading it!
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Robino Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting drawing. I really like the depth and the way you colored it. Good job on all those characters too. Overall, it's very nice.
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you. :D
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Robino Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Philliewig Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I like this a lot! The story behind it adds a lot to the image. Great job!
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks for reading it!
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Venneta Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
A complicated relationship :love: very interesting! I love how you compose the piece and the emotions in it!
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simple-minds Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist
It is indeed. Jane is rather a difficult person, she'd never been in a relationship with anything before, and she's a coupla thousand years old. :D Mega-culture shock for them both. :la:
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Shaboomi-Barakuti Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
wow what did you use to get the texture? its really wonderful! the pic is really telling a story too great job!
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist
A combo of hatchwork, circular strokes and straight strokes, I guess. Still have to work on textures. Glad you like it, and ta for the watch!
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Shaboomi-Barakuti Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
:D very well done XD and your welcome!
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Cahotic Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Writer
Again, you pay great attention to detail and their expressions seem so life like :)
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks very much!
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Ellenoric Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Good job! Portrays such a serious mood.
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Ta for looking!
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Grishhak Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like your technique :)
especially the man looks very lively.
The colours make it seem a bit cute without the story, but with the story it sems rather sad...
Only the woman in the back is rather hard to see (especially her arm), but I think that is because of viewing it on a screen... ;-)
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks very much. I deliberately made them somewhat faint, but you have a point. :D
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EpicLevelSorcerer Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Writer
This actually looks kind of cute.
I like the story you have that goes along with it.
Well done.
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks, thanks for reading!
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Jburnstudios Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Really like the color one! :D
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist
Ta!
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BlueVagabond Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Woa story going on here, you can see at once. :)
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you for reading the comments. Not everyone does. :heart:
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irenukia Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm loving the colors in this one!
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks for the fave!
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dandelioncorona Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What an interesting story! This would make a fine cover for a SciFi novel!
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you. Not everyone reads the artist comments. :heart:
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dandelioncorona Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
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CiLiNDr0 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have a nice gallery, I love your technique, and the colours you have used here. Keep on working!!
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks, glad you like it!
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talkin2wallz Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
i like how this looks so mystical!
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist
Thank you!
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LOSTgnosis Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student General Artist
I am not sure if I understoof what is going on more before or after I read the artist comments. First thought was a surrealist swingers club :( Nicely drawn/colored!
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist
Thanks for reading the comments, not everyone does. :D They didn't want to marry each other, now they don't want to divorce each other. :)
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LOSTgnosis Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student General Artist
It is funny how things can work out like that.
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gold-rose Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Because you're a member of :icondalinksystem: your work is featured in this news article: [link] :heart:
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist
Thanks, mate, checking it now now.
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