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Please Don't Go by Wildweasel339 Please Don't Go by Wildweasel339
The general's daughter has had a personal bodyguard since the day she was born. "Big Barry" as he is often called, would be considered by most people an odd fellow, being so tall and a bit misshapen. Yet despite his awkward appearance, he is probably the most capable soldier on the palace grounds. Some say he single-handedly fended off dozens of enemy soldiers when the general fell injured in the heat of battle. I suppose that's what it takes to be trusted with the life of the master's only child.

While our general has spent the better part of each year away with the troops, "Big Barry" has spent nearly every hour of every day by the daughter's side. He has become both a close friend and caring father figure. At heart he's a very charming man, who through his joyful humor, shares great wisdom. But for fear of appearance, few have ever discovered his true nature.

Today the captain of the guard was replaced by a most despicable man. He's a short angry fellow, who has not looked kindly upon the large deformed bodyguard. So much was his disgust, that he has just ordered Big Barry to the front lines... a destination from which few soldiers ever return.

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Finndleton Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago
The story makes it.
Valar84 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013   Photographer
This one is amazing, it's sad and funny at the same time... very nice style!
William099 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the style.
RelativeEquinox Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, Uriah-esque Gambit :o. Underhanded!
Injin Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's such a tragic story. Poor Big Barry, but I must say he seems really confident after all. Lovely painting. :)
Synaesthetic1 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
May the captain have his genitals minced to ribbons by angry housewives.
Edarneor Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Goddamit, Barry, don't go!! screw the captain!
yeah, the short angry fellows always do some treachery or other...
MYHOTDOGISBIGGER Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Big Barry will triumph beyond insurmountable odds, and return as a hero ! Big Barry is the man ! *tear =)
yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful brush stroke size
CLMac Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I cannot even express how much emotion this kindles in me. Every time I come back to look at this, I'm feel it all over again. Gosh please be nice to my feelings and let him come home again!!!
I love that reddish tone specifically on the right side of the composition. It looks believable and yet it gives that mean Captain of the Guard (or at least I am assuming he is by that shadowy scowl) a more impish feel. Geez, so amazing how even rough strokes like these can give the effect of metal. Shows how much an understanding is needed than just refinement, if that makes sense haha

Ooo I just love your style
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