megcowley on DeviantArt

Deviation Actions

megcowley's avatar

The Shining Palm of Arya Shadeslayer



This is my entry for the #eragonfanclub "Arya & Firnen" contest; due date tomorrow! I only just made it.

**SPOILER WARNING** Some people still apparently haven't read the last book of the Inheritence Cycle, so, if you haven't, this description will be a spoiler.

For fans of the Inheritance series (by Christopher Paolini), this is the moments after Firnen (the dragon) hatches for the elf Arya (erm... the disembodied hand is Arya!), and, when she touches him for the first time, the gedwëy ignasia ("shining palm") forms on her palm; and thus, she becomes a dragon rider! Happy days. :giggle:

I hope I win the contest, it would be satisfying after putting lots of effort into this piece! In any case, it was amazing (like a breath of fresh air) to be able to dust off my Wacom and become absorbed in a painting again. I've missed it so. :-)

I enjoyed painting this a lot generally (didn't keep track of how long it took to paint, but quite a few hours. I dunno, if I had to guess, maybe ten or something?) Very therapeutic to paint scales, and satisfying to paint dragons. I hope that, by providing this picture so large, that you can see the textures in it (I used a cracked mud texture by ~HumbleBeez… ). I'm hoping I managed to get the very harsh light painted convincingly; it was hard!

Anyway, enjoy. It's been a while since I was able to post last, so my apologies! Hope to post again soon. :-)


Image size
1000x707px 430.06 KB
© 2012 - 2024 megcowley
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
Dogman15's avatar
Your work was featured on…