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Familiars by Barukurii Familiars by Barukurii
Don't you just hate waiting at a crowded bus stop? xD
I'll let you decide what the story is. ;D
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
StanleyHT Featured By Owner Edited Oct 10, 2015  Student
My version of the story:

      There was a small hidden village, deep into the woods, where only witches dwell. The redheaded sextuplets, as they were called in the village, were six young sisters, who were known for their mischief, playfulness, silliness, and energetic behavior, as young folk often do. But they were also very responsible young ladies, who never misused witchcraft. One day, one of their familiars, the black cat Mr. Chubbynoodle, was acting strangely. He might have caught a familiar sickness, one of the sextuplets thought. The girls panicked, but the smartest one of them (I'm thinking that would be the one who is facing opposite us in the picture and has slightly bent over for some reason) proposed they'd take Mr. Cubbynoodle to the vet for familiars. Since the six girls had no family left and were too young to make ointments involving hallucinogenic herbs like Atropa Belladonna, they couldn't really cast the spell which could make the broom fly, so they had to take the bus. They sat down at the bus stop, and there, between them, sat an elderly lady. The sextuplets, being energetic and youthful, were gossiping, teasing each other and laughing loudly as they were waiting there for the bus to pick them up. Soon enough, the old lady got annoyed and sprung onto her feet witch an angered groan.
"You six are making so much noise! Can't a witch get a bit of silence?" she yelled, making the six sisters look at her in surprise and a bit of embarrassment as well. Again, the smartest one turned to the old lady and smiled pleasantly.
"Excuse our manners, oh, dear madame!" she apologized with her soft voice. "To make it up to you, I shall let you hear my friend, Mr. Coo-coo Tunes, sing." she added, as a yellow swallow flew onto the girl's hand and started singing a soothing song. As the song went on, the old lady didn't feel mad anymore, but found the six sisters very pleasant and smart. They talked about things such as potions, herbs, food, music and games. When the yellow swallow familiar stopped singing, the bus had already arrived and took the girls to the vet. Mr. Chubbynoodle had a minor case of familiar cold, the witch doctor diagnosed. He gave the cat a potion and it was as good as new. And so, the girls lived happily ever after.

The End :D
KYNGDOLCE Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
Very nice!
sigismvndvs Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Filmographer
This is such a sweet situation :D I really want to know more about this old lady
KitsuneGami Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, different opinion on the story. Little old lady with dementia not wanting to be alone imagines her younger self so she doesn't have to be alone.
catcher0frye Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
"I should've taught my son proper birth control."

/I'm sorry
Suuno Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
oh my god :,D
Aidesu Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
I love this! The old lady is great:D
VulpesLunaris Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Everything you draw is so precious aaahhh
applepie1989 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
cool :D
IronNarwhal Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
I thought that was a witch and those girls were her familiars.
elegantgeisha Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how your drawings look so story-book like in an amazing way!
Marta79 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional
Beautiful colors! Love the scene!
Smarted Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
HAHA OH GOSH. I was already giggling a little and then I focused on the old lady's face and about died. xD
QueenofHell0666 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
lol the little old lady XD
GuiiVitorino Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Girls right
- you saw that new student?
- Yes, I saw, he's beautiful is not it?
- Yeah, I think I'll broke up with my boyfriend to be with him ...
- Haha you're so mean

Girls left
- She is so ugly is not it?
Yes, Bleeeeh!!!

Grandma on the Middle
- These young sluts...

Thats what i saw sometimes in a bus stop, so sad.
WateryGrave Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I am loving your style. c:
Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Absurdly inspired.
carpish Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hahah! check her face, she's like, Oh god I'm allergic to cats
bdevries Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Thoughts at first glance: The old witch cast a spell to create a helper(/"familiar") for herself... (maybe 'cause her cat was gettin' really old and was on it's way out...?) but the spell went awry, and now she has six identical bothersome youths to cope with. And, being a "good" witch, she didn't have the heart to turn them out. How annoying. They're about as helpful as can be expected from a gaggle of teenage girls... *sigh*
Elizabella Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
The only story I can form is suspiciously like Zero no Tsukaima (Familiar of Zero). You know, that anime where one of the witches-in-training summon a human as a companion, whilst everyone else gets a pet-like thing? I pictured the granny in the middle to be the Familiar of the girl who has her back turned, 'cause everyone else seems to be making fun of her. :/
theghostboat Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional
This is just beautiful! What program did you use?
Barukurii Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Thank you! :) I used Paint Tool Sai. :)
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Whatever the story is, I would certainly read it! Wonderful characters and I love the cat in the carrier!
Dubnoreix Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha cute!! I especially love their expressions! :)
sfepan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Very nice illustration!!!
Aishavin Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Sort of Ghibli-esk feeling. I love it!
renoverchat Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
I find this incredibly cute, for some reason.
timpu Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
real nice. the redhead sextuplets are looking pretty pretty today (second from the right, particularly).
I like that the old witch cant reach the floor with her feet while shes sitting on the bench. wonderful detail.
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This old woman reminds me a lot of Totoro.:XD:
CyborgJanEyre Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the odd old man in the middle.
squidbreath Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
first thoughts: a wizard and his students heading back from a field trip? And the bus is pretty darn magical.
xXxBakaKamixXx Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The story: Once there lived an old lady, Fanny was her name if I recall it right. She had a small problem you see, nothing too much out of ordinary. Her sight was weakening from old age and she was slowly going blind. One day she was walking through the magic woods next to her town, she met there a little girl who was crying.
"What's wrong, my dear child?" Fanny asked.
"My sisters abandoned me here in the woods because I don't look like they do." the girl cried strong tears, it really wasn't a sight. The old lady smiled and gave the young girl her hand and helped her up.
"Wipe those tears, my dear. And let me help. I might be extremelly near sighted, but I'm sure I'll be still able to help you."
The girl smiled with some shyness and nodded, there was no other way.
"Now for the starters, what do your sisters look like?" Fanny asked, her voice croaked.
"They have orange hair and they're about 8 centimeters taller than I am. They're sectuplets, you see."
"Well I think they'll stand out a lot in these woods don't you think?"
The little girl nodded. She giggled, boy oh boy, she was feeling better already.Hand in hand they went on their journey.
The searched all day and they only found the little girl's house. But no sister. It was starting to get dark so they decided to stop their journey there.
The girl ran inside the house, she asked Fanny to wait a bit. When the girl came back she gave Fanny a pair of glasses.
"Those belonged to my mom. But I'm sure you'll need them more than a soul.."
The granny put them on and everything became clearer. She thanked the little girl and went back to her town. On her way she saw a bus stop and decided to rest there for a bit. Just a bit. She wasn't young anymore, and boy her legs were hurting.
She sat there for a minute as syddenly 6 exactly the same looking girls sat next to her. Their faces were worried. "Dear God, if dad finds out what we did to Nancyn he'll definitely punish us. Why couldn't that troublesome kid just follow us, like a dog would?"
Fanny looked at them and immediately recognized them as the sisters of the troubled girl.
"Well, the Nancy you're speaking of is at home and is waiting for you. What you did was really bad."
The girls laughed. "Oh dear, a mere mortal dares to speak to us like that. Shall we punish her, maybe?"
The girls stood up from the bench and attacked the poor lady. They broke her glasses, her nose and her back. They ate her arms and feet. She was broken unto unrecognition.
The girls chained the poor lady to a tree and written on her "Bus Stop". But no one would ever come to see her. The woods disappeared with Fanny together.
So you see, she might have helped the little girl, there came no recognition. She got mocked and punished for being nice. But as a soul she had her revenge. The girls were trolls who lived in the forest, they didn't grow up with manners. Now every night Fanny haunts them in their sleep, they brought it upon themselves.

(Oh dear God it's long ._.)
masivefaddy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Old person: "you kids these days..."
ZoraZer0 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
its the nurse joy family back when they were pilgrims...? xD
ayaka859 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colors and expressions!
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Lance-Point Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
How about this for a story. The title Familiars, the old woman's hat, and the girls' uniforms bring to mind the idea of witches in training. There are really four girls plus old woman sitting on the bench for the bus. The Girl on the far right holding a stack of papers first summons a yellow bird familiar to show off to the other girls. The girl right next to her between the woman summons a familiar that looks like herself, the copy is on the far right leaning inward. As this is happening, the two girls on on the left and closest to the woman have a similar show off with the center most summoning a black cat in a cage. The Far left girl, who is currently turned away from the viewer, summons her own copy and turns around to find something in her bag when the copy makes a face at the cat holding girl, who retaliates. The old woman in the center might have been the one that taught them to summon familiars but is now wondering what is taking that bus so long.
AL-818 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
would defintiely love to see more pertaining to these gals ;)
looking-glass-pear Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
To me it looks like 6 sisters and their grandmother, who is taking them out for the day. And sisters being sisters, they are all squabbling :giggle: I love the atmosphere of this so much! I wish I could live in this sunny, happy-looking alternate dimension!
whiteANDorange Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
soulful n' beautiful
FoggyPebble Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
It's like Snow White And The 7 Dwarfs, only it's 7 girls and an old midget guy rather than 7 old midget guys and a girl.
Okijnas Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ITryAnime Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i want to make a story
but i'm so in love with the expression of the elder that i can't even handle it
stark40763 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Very interesting! :D
Chuckdee Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Safriel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! The way you used a similar and great color scheme is very effective and I love how all the characters have the same designs...and yet they are all so unique! It's ingenious how you did that!
OorusevenFiibaa7777 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautifully drawn and interesting! :iconfav3dplz:
coifishu Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An Improv Everywhere skit set at one of those Medieval Festivals in Fort Tryon?
etartwork Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
this is so wonderful! it reminds me very much of Miyazaki. lovely <3
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