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I promised you some art and here it is: Saphira, Bjartskular, from Eragon. I kind of like the books, though the latest one wasn't to my liking due to it's slow tempo and I hate the movie. I think it's one of the worst movies I've ever seen in my life and I've seen a lot of bad movies, believe me. Anyway, even thought I don't even like Saphira as a character very much and I hated the design that was presented in the movie (especially because of the feathered wings AND the horrible voice!) but oddly enough I still wanted to draw her, just like in the movies design... Maybe because I wanted to draw both feathers and scales? Well, at least now I can tell I've drawn fanart of something I don't really support. The books are entertaining, however. I just wish Paolini could end it soon... He's awfully slow with the series. :iconnoesplz:

It has been a long time since I drew anything using coloured pencils only. They're an awfully fun medium yet my fingers are always numb after colouring with them. ^^;
However, I'm very pleased with how this came out, especially the lights and shades. The scanner didn't like it but I tried to do my best to edit the picture with Photoshop. And, before you ask, the details took a lot of time and I almost snapped with them but I'm glad I didn't. :D My patience is improving.

Well, I hope you like it!

Media Faber Castell Polychromos coloured pencils | marble textured paper
Time taken Well, I watched Pkémon while I drew, I didn't do this during one-sitting so it's hard to say anything exact... I'd go with 8-10 hours

Saphira is c Christoper Paolini
Picture is c =ShadeofShinon

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TargaryenFan36's avatar

Very nice. I use to not care for this design, but it has grown on me a lot.