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Firebringer - Serpent Cloud by Orcagirl2001 Firebringer - Serpent Cloud by Orcagirl2001
"And then Jan caught sound of something, another sound above the rain. It was a rushing as of many gryphon's wings, a roar like hillsides breaking and plunging away. One moment it sounded faint and far, the next almost upon them, coming and going in the gusts of the storm. Ahead of him, Jan saw his father's head come up.
"Gallop!" thundered the prince. "Full gallop, all!"
The band sprang into a run.
"What is it?" cried Jan, drawing alongside Tek.
"Serpent-cloud," she shouted at him. "A great destroyer!"
- Birth of the Firebringer

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I believe it's safe to say I'm happy with this. It turned out a bit dark for me, but I rarely paint stormy scenes so I'll just go with it.
One of my favorite scenes from Meredith Ann Pierce's "Birth of the Firebringer." The unicorn in the extreme foreground is Dagg, just because I haven't painted him yet. He's one of my favorite characters, besides Aljan and Illishar.
Anyway, for those waiting on my Firebringer Illustration series, thanks for your patience. ^^; I'll be working on the next one soon!

Firebringer Trilogy (c) Meredith Ann Pierce
Artwork (c) Nekkyo Usagi (Me)
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:iconhamant:
Hamant Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Amazing!
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:iconorcagirl2001:
Orcagirl2001 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Akhrrana Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
heh didn't think i would find fanart great.

i just got finished reading this part
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Orcagirl2001 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh you'll love the series!!! Glad someone else found it and picked it up. Awesome! Thanks for the comments!
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Akhrrana Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
just finished the last book a few hours ago.

it was amazing.
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IsisEgyptianGoddess Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
How wonderful! I really love seeing fanart from this series. Great job!
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Orcagirl2001 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
There still isn't enough art dedicated to The Firebringer Trilogy. I thought I'd contribute. Thanks for the nice comments!
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TheAntimonyElement Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely fantastic! The details are amazing and the characters look just perfect. Wonderful job! :D
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Orcagirl2001 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
thank you so much! wow, i'm surprised this picture is still getting comments.
i did work pretty hard on it. one of the most challenging i've done. but it has
to be one of my favorite scenes. and i did try to bring out the characters as i
imagined them. that's what's so awesome about illustration. i need to make another
one of these. *goes digging through the books*
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TheAntimonyElement Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, please do, I'd love to see! :D Haha, I'm so glad I found this pic--I just read the books for the first time (HOW DID I MISS THEM AS A CHILD ARG I FEEL SO DEPRIVED D8 ) and had to go looking for fanart. Your pics are just super! :D I'm actually working on a fairly large group-pic of the unicorns and allies right now, I'm quite excited about it. ;)
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Orcagirl2001 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
how cool! yeah, i thought the same thing when i first discovered the books.
i think i wasn't quite sure what they were about, plus the library never had
it. isn't it the most awesome series?! thanks for the nice comments.
i'll look for your firebringer art too.
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TheAntimonyElement Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! I can't believe I'd never found the series before...I just love it. Just finished my fanart of it, too! [link] 8D
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Orcagirl2001 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
I know, for the longest time during my childhood I never knew about the books. Then I found Dark Moon and read it, and had to read the other ones. It really needs more attention and more readers. I tell you, if they EVER decide to make the Firebringer Trilogy into a movie, I'll die happy! Oh, and I love your cleverly made fan art. It's very unique!
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HookUpDiamond Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
ahmazing! :D
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Orcagirl2001 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
thank you, i this pic killed me...so much work!
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Hetari0 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
This is awesome too, I especially love Dagg! (Pretty sure that's him in the foreground) He looks perfectly petrified. And your design for Tek is very neat too.
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Orcagirl2001 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
yep, that's dagg. i had to throw him in there somewhere. i like to bring otu as much expression as possible with these scenes. most of the time when you're reading it's all in your head, so i wanted to bring the emotion of this part of the book to life. and for tek, you know i planned out a design for her markings before even finishing the picture, that way in any other picture i made of her she'd look the same. she's one of my favorite characters!
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BookLuvr94 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
Hey! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this pic, its so cool!!!! Can't wait to see more! : )
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Orcagirl2001 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks. glad you like it. i'm still working on the series. more to come soon!
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LeeAsato Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
Very well done it captures the essence of the scene, I love that series :D
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Amorius Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
*points* Tek!
*squee*
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christelaln Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so amazing!
I love the details and colors!
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:iconorcagirl2001:
Orcagirl2001 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
thank you!
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christelaln Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome :hug:
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AltairSky Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely stunning, I love the tornado it's awesome
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Orcagirl2001 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
thanks. took me forever to do that twister! :faint:
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Yndu Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
Tek is just how I imagined her myself :)
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:iconorcagirl2001:
Orcagirl2001 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I tried to portray each character as accurately as I could. I think I pulled it off. :D
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Elzera Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008   Photographer
ADORABLE :D
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:iconorcagirl2001:
Orcagirl2001 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Elzera Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008   Photographer
:aww:
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Featherstar2213 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
OMG! That is awsome *adds to favorites*
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:iconorcagirl2001:
Orcagirl2001 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fave! :D
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Megeso Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
Ah I remember this scene all too well. Really beautiful work, you should be proud.
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Orcagirl2001 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
thanks so much! i'm glad you like it! :D
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bardicsidhe Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
The colors, the motion... it's wonderful! You captured such an exciting moment! I already love your illustrations from the book, and I'm really looking forward to seeing more. :+favlove:
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Orcagirl2001 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
thanks for stopping by and leaving such nice comments. i will be making more illustrations soon!
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bardicsidhe Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
You're welcome! I can't wait to see. :D
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Seri-goyle Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
Great Alma, that's gorgeous! It's so real....

Much better than the cover artists ever did. :)
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Orcagirl2001 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
thank you, it was such a dramatic scene to me, i wanted it to pop off the page! i put a lot of work into it.
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hypnocampus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
fantastic!
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Fade--Touched Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so absolutely gorgeous! :+fav:
~MoB
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Orcagirl2001 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional General Artist
thanks so much, i'm glad you stopped by and had a look!
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horsewolf Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007   Filmographer
Im in shock, this is absolitely great! the twister looks soo cool! i love the unis in this picture as well wow ots alll really awesome! :D
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Orcagirl2001 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Professional General Artist
yes, that twister was the death of me. :faint: it's my first attempt at painting one. thanks for the comment and for viewing my painting. :XD:
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horsewolf Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007   Filmographer
your very welcome, :)
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Mochitora Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
Wow, amazing. The serpent cloud looks awesome, I can just see it swirling around, and you did a great job on the unicorns' expressions. Poor Dagg looks scared to death XD
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Orcagirl2001 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Professional General Artist
thanks for checking it out! i appreciate your comment!
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:icondragonofelementchaos:
Your Firebringer trilogy work is excellent, its just as i pictured it! great job!
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Orcagirl2001 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Professional General Artist
thanks, i'm glad this painting brought to life the scene. i worked very hard on it.
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