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So I'm supposed to be working on commissions, and this happens. It starts as a simple scribble, a quick portrait during break, but it keeps evolving, growing larger and more complex. Before I know it, it's no longer a portrait but a full-blown monster that eats my entire week. Almost every waking hour and then some, because Morgan just couldn't let it be. Faeren got a new experimental piece from me, so naturally Morgan had to one-up him. It's going to be that sort of year. *headdesk*

Durnit, Morgan, I thought I cut your hair!

You can learn more about Morgan and "The Wars of Avenan" storyline here:…

Morgan is ©me
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And then I painted a companion piece with Nimri!
Beautiful Light by SaimainLight and Shadow by Saimain

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AzgrymnThePale Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Professional General Artist
Very nice work, just now stumbling over it and it is beautiful.
Damatris Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous work!
UsagiYogurt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
So amazing!
Flutterflyling Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so glad Morgan find a way to regrew his hair. It suits him so well. My favorite char of yours - lovely to see he hasn't changed much. ;) The details on the roots and the whole papercut look are amazing! You improved so much, fantastic work you show here. :)
SilverTop Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great!  :D (Big Grin)  (a belated fav ...but, hey better late then never)
kingfisherfire Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I've fallen in love with Morgan...Your art speaks to something beyond art and simple aesthetics...There's so much depth to it! Thank you so much for sharing it with us...
suyuku-san Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Writer
scary and epic all at the same time I love darkness of it :)
BlackAriode13 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god beautiful contrast
CheckeredFoxglove Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your composition so much. It's just so beautifully balanced! And also grim. In this case.
BehindAMirror Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I have admired your work for a long time :)

Thank you for everlasting inspiration!
QPendrey Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Very nice use of detail and silhouette.
MeredithDillman Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love this!
azzacanth Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist
Maybe you did but the ravens just brought it back and are holding it like its still there. (His hair I mean ;) )
silentsteel Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I just . . i have no words. *squee*
Alienstarburst Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
I love how the lights and shadows are pulled out in this image. Nice work.
ax010tl Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's beautiful! An excellent 'waste' of a week!!! ax
Glowe94 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Is it suppose to look like a silhouette of someone screaming? It looks way cool! Love it!
Zoilus Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
damn nice!
kejra Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
wow, thats so perfect...
waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I drooled over this on Tumblr, and I had to come do it here, too. ARE YOU KIDDING ME WITH THIS ADELE, it's freakin amazing!

Just the composition alone is getting me in a tizzy, but then all the texture details, especially with just grayscale, are incredible! The ravens and branches really flow perfectly together, and gosh, his face is so beautiful and anguished and MORGAN (obviously haha). And for the record, I'm GLAD his hair grew back! Eheheheh ;)
Saimain Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! You know I love your comments. I spent so much time on this piece the memory is all a blur of headaches and scribbles. And I spent even longer on Nimri's companion piece! They will both kill me one day. ^__^;;
sayuri4muu Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Looks mystical and modern at the same time!!
WilMarrow Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good show Morgan ol' man!
Ash-neverwind Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
he's beautiful
seatapp Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Oh, so that's what it means to have a raven hair.
X-GutterKitty-X Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
*Wistful sigh* And this is why we all love Morgan so much, or at least why -I- love him so much. This piece is just stunning. I love your detail and the play of black and white against each other. Lovely as always!
CorgiFoxi Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahhh~ what an awesome Morgan artwork Great job! I like how you did the crows and his expression. :)
Miko-chan4 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
amazing job ^^
SpiralofDragon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the black and white cleanness of this piece. Also, I think I prefer Morgan with long hair :love:
WhiteWolffie Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
It happens. *shrugs* ;)
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Beautiful work. Very well done.
larewenevenstar Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow. gorgeous! although the linework is very different from your usual work, i really like this! it works very well with morgan's character!
DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Morgan: "Hah, I found your ink!"
Elglin Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
I love BlandWh works. All this details are great!
AlexRiverside Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
An absolutely stunning piece! Dark, yet beautiful.
I like how Morgan seems to grow from the shadows, and in turn the ravens from him.
SBGothik Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Very nice! Morgan looks so beautiful and pensive, hehee. I just want to poke him. :poke:
Saimain Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
I can't recommend doing that. XD
SBGothik Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
That has never stopped me before. :evillaugh:
InyrilJace Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :faint: Gah, I think I just died from how spectacular, sharp and demanding this piece is! Actually, that's a summary of Morgan... Ahem! Yes, it is fantastic and I absolutely adore it! Simply mind-blowing, I must have this as a print! :love:
Saimain Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sharp, spectacular, and demanding...that is a PERFECT description of Morgan! I love you. :heart:

And thank you so much! Your comment makes all the pain and effort worth it...maybe I will be able to forgive Morgan, afterall. ^__^;; Prints are newly available in my shop! [link]
Rule404 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is awesome!
Saimain Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! *tacklehugs* It was a pain and a half, and I skipped a lot of sleep and meals trying to finish it, but I think for once it was worth it. ^__^;;
Rule404 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well it really shows. :) Everything on it is perfect. It looks like it could have come strait from a comic book ♥
DayDreamOrNightmare Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well done. Dig the silhouettes; works really well with blackbirds and figure.:skull::star:
PhoenixScribe Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Writer
I love your comments on your art. They bring me as much joy as your art does. <3
foxyninja2003 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
I love this. I have watched your art for many years and it is wonderful to see how you have grown. I do miss the old Zelda fanfics and I was a huge fan when you published your books (I have both). I was quite sad when you didn't publish your 3rd book, but I still enjoy your artwork. -Lex[link]
felinewyvern Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Such wonderful details, I really like this.
RestlessEcho Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
I like this experimentation with style, it's very striking.
Redbuick95 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
love it!!!
GrimSqueaker Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
I really like that. It is a completely different style from what you usually do.
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