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Firebringer - Serpent Cloud

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Published: August 24, 2007
"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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Orcagirl2001Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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AkhrranaHobbyist General Artist
heh didn't think i would find fanart great.

i just got finished reading this part
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Orcagirl2001Professional 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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just finished the last book a few hours ago.

it was amazing.
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IsisEgyptianGoddessHobbyist Photographer
How wonderful! I really love seeing fanart from this series. Great job!
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Orcagirl2001Professional 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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TheAntimonyElementHobbyist General Artist
Absolutely fantastic! The details are amazing and the characters look just perfect. Wonderful job! :D
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Orcagirl2001Professional 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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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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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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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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Orcagirl2001Professional 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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thank you, i this pic killed me...so much work!
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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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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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Hey! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this pic, its so cool!!!! Can't wait to see more! : )
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thanks. glad you like it. i'm still working on the series. more to come soon!
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Very well done it captures the essence of the scene, I love that series :D
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*points* Tek!
*squee*
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christelalnHobbyist Digital Artist
this is so amazing!
I love the details and colors!
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Orcagirl2001Professional General Artist
thank you!
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your welcome :hug:
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