+10 wgThe rats were vicious, determined things. They threw their skinny bodies at him with no mercy. Hungry teeth gnawed at his legs and even his underbelly. The things were in such a rush to get nourishment they didn't care about a kill, they were glad to eat him alive. Kyanos was just as determined as they were though. He was not about to give in. He wouldn't lose to the little rats. His ears lay flat on the back of his head as he fought them off from the church. He refused to let even one vermin step their dirty little claws into that building if it was the last thing he did. As far as he saw it no rat was getting inside the church until he was dead, and he had no intentions of dying any time soon, certainly not today, not while he had a job to do. His heart pumped adrenaline through his body, numbing the pain and giving him energy to keep on fighting. He knew he couldn't keep this up forever. "Hurry up dammit!" He screamed at the last few horses yet to enter the building, his hoarse voice cracking in opposition to the misuse.
... he lashed forward, grabbing the tail of one that had almost managed to slip past him and swinging it at several others, bowling them over before he threw the thing as far away from there as he could. He reared up, slamming his hooves down onto the spine of another and then kicking sideways with a back hoof to throw another off of his leg and kick a second in the face all at the same time. Wretched things! They were everywhere!
I can't begin to tell you all how much inspiration I had when I first started this picture... and how quickly it dissipated. Shortly I had written this post for the rp I was very inspired to draw Kyanos bravely facing the rats and fighting them off to keep them from getting into the church, which was to be protection for the others. Even though I hardly ever draw buildings, and how very much I hate them, I decided to give it a go. It was going well for the sketch and most of the bg painting... until I finished it and it didn't look nearly as good as it did in my mind. That killed the inspiration and I let it slip into my folders untouched for way too long.
As some of you may know (and others may not) I am in Virginia right now for my internship. The house I am staying in has no WiFi and it is in the middle of nowhere to the point I can't even get 3G with my phone half the time. Simply stated, I haven't been able to get online very much. And don't get me started with how busy I have been (not that it's a bad busy, I mean you can't beat spending the whole day working with wild mustangs). I touched on it a little this week but have had hardly any time to do so. Thankfully I have Sundays off and was able to go in town. I am right now in a McDonald's restaurant to post this, and I finished the picture in the back seat of my car. I had hoped to put in another horse, and those rats suck, but I ran out of time and I need to get this posted so I can get back to the house and put my groceries in the fridge before they go bad.
Sooooo... yeah that's about all I have to say. I hope I'm not too late to post this. I don't remember what time objectives were closed, I just remember that it was the 12th. If not I guess it'll just have to go as a normal picture.