Opal! She is Phoebe’s blood hound familiar (hence the droopy eyes)
She’s fourteen years old, which may seem quite young for a familiar! But I’ll explain how familiars work in my story in a moment.
Opal is patient, gentle, and loyal, and can be a bit independent and shy at times.
When it comes to Phoebe, Opal treats her like a master, or someone she should treat with utmost respect. She treats Phoebe like a princess, which would typically be strange to anyone who doesn’t know that Phoebe is actually.. a princess. Which is everyone. The reason for this is because Phoebe and Opal’s memories were wiped after this HUGE war between Janness (the main setting of the story) and Rehbica, an enemy nation. The war ended when Phoebe, only a baby, was kidnapped by an enemy spy, and would be returned when Janness surrendered. However, when the agreement that she would be returned was made, it was too late.
So!! Opal treating Phoebe like a princess is subconscious to her previous nature.
Familiars in my story start actually working for witches and sorcerers at VERY young ages. Think Pokémon, in that they have to start young to really learn a lot about it. It’s like apprentice work. The typical age for familiars to start working with magic users is 9 years old. Familiars age differently, and 9 familiar years is basically equivalent to about 13 human years. It’s weird. So Opal is like 18 human years when the story starts.
The case with Pia is weird, and will be explained much later. It’s p sad, actually,, but I’ll explain her backstory when I do a lineup for her!
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The amazing Mitch Anderson band at the @street_market_asian_tapas Another GREAT night out with brilliant live music and incredible eats. Nothing beats live music ☝🏻Drop an emoji in the comments if you LOVE live music! 🎵 🎸 🎤
I mean seriously, could @landothehound be any cuter Thank you @caitlinaharrington for getting him to pose with his drawing!
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So I survived last night! Really happy that I got to stand on stage again and sing my heart out. It’s always such a pleasure and I had a blast. Oh, and it went so well!! Very happy today! ☺️
Here’s a little detail on raw canvas 💕
This is an Italian Earth, a rich Venetian Red. One of the most permanent pigments an artist can use, and the same glinting russet hue that once adorned the steely robes in Renaissance oils. It’s warm mass tone with a comparatively cool pink undertone also make it perfect for portraiture, and therefore an unparalleled earth in our colour chart.