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Under My Skin 45 - Smoking Hot by LJ-Phillips Under My Skin 45 - Smoking Hot by LJ-Phillips
Next Under My Skin goes up this weekend and will feature Korhann's OC in the bg (part of her prize for the last contest.)

After Tyr said "I love you", Rabbit panicked and Mist-Stepped. Naked. *

He just manifested in the lift to LLoyd's between two members of the Stone Squad (on their way back from the gym.) They don't seem to mind a naked Smoke popping out of nowhere.

The Coven Stone Squad is made up of gargoyles. A tough warrior race, the female gargoyles hold the economic power and run the aeries while the males are trained as warriors and earn resources for the aeries by hiring out as groups of mercenaries when they come of age. 

In the gargoyle culture, same-sex relationships are considered perfectly acceptable as are heterosexual and bisexual relationships.

Notes: No one makes gay jokes at the expense of the Stone Squad because they're even bigger then Skins and incredibly tough. Only two Skins have ever gone to toe-to-toe with gargoyle soldiers and won. And that's Vinnie and Tyr. 

* FYI Rabbit sleeps naked. 

Skins, Under My Skins and Skins: Silver Handcuffs © and ™ LJ Phillips 2013. All artwork, concepts and related characters are copyright and trademarks of LJ Phillips. Any unauthorized use of the characters or concepts here will result in legal action. Of course, if you want to do fan art or write fan fic of the characters, feel free to do so as long as you acknowledge that I own them and it's non-profit :) (Smile)
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7DialsMystery Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  New member
Is the other Gargoyle Quartz's brother Sed?
LJ-Phillips Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional
Yep, that's his twin brother Sed :nod:
lord-of-the-shadows1 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
the one thing that would make that scene perfect for rabbit is if Tyr was in there with him. ;)
lord-of-the-shadows1 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
are they so tough because of those scale like skin they have? are they scales?
Goddess-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Oh, wow! They look incredible.
ShinaRyun Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Well, I have a minute to write this, so lemme see if I can make it good.  XD

First, thank you, belatedly.  I really should have fan-gasmed all over this the day you put it out, but...meh.  Regardless, thank you for bringing your take on gargoyles into the world of Skins at last!  The anticipation of wondering how you would make them appear, if they would be contenders in the hot lineup of manliness you've already made, the tentative hope that they would look as lust-worthy as they would be fear-worthy...all satisfied!  Excellent choices in color for both the Stone boys you have here, and perfectly posed!  Tyr would have had his brain melt out his ears and given his suppressants a run for their money to keep him out of his Second Form if he had seen this.

The additions of horns was expected, and I am very, very happy with how you rendered them.  I was expecting something more angular, perhaps, so seeing them appear more organic and natural was a pleasant surprise.  They do raise a question in me: do humans on the island ever feel out of place, having round ears?  Skins, Smokes, Stones...everyone else seems to have ears you could gut a pig with, while humans have our round little hearing-holes.  Ever make anyone insecure?  Or envious?  I ask because I'm nowhere near the island, and I'd punt a hobo over a cliff for pointy ears.

The scale-like textures on the gargoyles' bodies are another addition I didn't expect, but am very pleased with.  The breaks of smooth skin between the rough patches lends something to them that I think some other contemporary gargoyles lack: a reminder that gargoyles were originally designed to only vaguely resemble humans.  Retaining the stoney textures makes them seem more...gargoyle-ish, to me, and suit them well.  As always, your vision of classic monsters and mythos is surprising, and leaves me hungry for more.
blueriza Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Great characters!
LJ-Phillips Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional
Thanks so much :hug: We'll be seeing more of the gargoyles soon ;)
blueriza Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student General Artist
:) well..!
bbb35 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
HOLY!!! :iconpervyfaceplz: And For my Birthday, I would like....
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