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Eragon and Saphira by SoulSpade Eragon and Saphira by SoulSpade
I've been re-reading the Eragon series, as it was a favorite of mine that I never got to finish all the way through. I'm currently on Book 2: Eldest, and I was surprised how much I had already forgotten, which is a shame considering how amazing it is.

Anyways, I decided a little bit of fanart was in order, since Eragon helped fuel my already prominent love for dragons and worlds of fantasy and magic c: I'm pretty satisfied with how it came out, though I did have to grapple with a few things I'm not very good at (like drawing people)

I kinda worked in my own design for Saphira, somewhat intermixing the book cover's art with the movie's design with my own imagination.

That's pretty much all I have to say on it, hope you like it =P
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:iconpiterr-san:
Piterr-San Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
i like this a lot, i wanted to start drawing stuff like this :3
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presidentlord Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could you try making one of the witch angela?
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presidentlord Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have read that series 11 times, its a great book. Nice drawing you captured them perfectly.
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Schizo555 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 19, 2015
I was about to favorite this drawing until I realized that I have a vendetta against these characters. Seriously, I have this pathological hatred for Eragon that's honestly kind of irrational and overblown, but I don't really care. I really hope that you can expand your horizons beyond this series and find other things that do the same ideas better, chiefly Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series.

Sorry if I came off as a little harsh. I think dragons are amazing too, and this one looks great.
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January3rd Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
I LOVE this series!
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Vapolord Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Haha, I feel you on that "drawing people" thingy. Lets see how you like the further events in the book. Has been ages for me, since I read'em. Maybe I gonna re-read them in the future.
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DraconicQueen Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the Eragon series..and this is definitely the best version of Saphira i've see yet-!
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that means a lot that you think so, thank you so much :D
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DraconicQueen Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure!
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Ghst-qn Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BADASS DRAGON DETECTED WOW
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Saphira is quite the badass, no doubt about that =P
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Ghst-qn Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Btw glad to see your drawings again!
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm just as glad to draw them c: I wish I had more time to commit to it, but of course, I'm often busy with other responsibilities.
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julian0123 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome picture :)
I really like those two.
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much :aww: I appreciate it 
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julian0123 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yourwelcome :D
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Hourglass-Vectors Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOAH, guys, we're ALL re-reading the Inheritance cycle!!?! I'm at the end of book 4 right now!! 

This is my second time reading through all the books, I read them as they came out when I was younger, I'm also surprised at how much of the little details I forgot, I love this series just to see Paolonii evolve as a writer. 
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Mynder Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WAIT A MINUTE, YOU'VE been re-reading the Eragon series?! WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO GUESS WHAT I JUST FINISHED RE-READING A COUPLE WEEKS AGO?! =O
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would I be correct in guessing the Eragon series? XD Because if that were the case, that is quite the coincidence 
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Mynder Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT. Yes, it was the Eragon series. MAN I love these dragons, you do them good, keep up the dragons. XD
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dragons certainly are something I love drawing, so no worries there :D
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Jacobellinger Featured By Owner Edited Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I like your Saphira Design. I always thought the original kinda looked derp anyways.

You gonna color this?
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I could never really get myself to like the design for Saphira on the cover, not that it's horrible. It just didn't seem fitting to me really

I don't think I'll be coloring this one. I'd say it's pretty ok as it is c:
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Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My kind of dragons. :)
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Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Aw yish! :D Gotta love Saphira 
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely, no arguments there ^^
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Gaardsson Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Now that's superb detail work!
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, means a lot ^^
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T-Man13 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
This is amazing! Saphira looks absolutely breathtaking! I love this series! And don't you think it's a good thing you forgot some things from the books? That way you can be shocked and surprised all over again!
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much, glad you like it :D Yes, rediscovering the story has been its own reward, at times almost nostalgic. It certainly hasn't lost its impact 
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T-Man13 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
You are very welcome. And that's excellent! I would love to reread the entire series, but I have too many books to start. Hehehe...
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Taren14 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I never read the last book, myself XD I stopped at "Brisingr". 
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's more than I can say ^^; By the time I got Brisingr as a gift, I had forgotten where the story was, hence why I'm re-reading them. 
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pepier Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa-ho!! Saphira looks amazing! I love how she has that feminine vibe to her (something the book cover lacked imo).

Also, you're great at drawing humans, what are you talking about?
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Humans just aren't my forte, I rarely ever draw them outside of head-to-shoulder busts, so anything that involves a full-body drawing doesn't get much other than a simple standing pose XD It's just a matter of not being practiced enough.

Thanks for the compliment though, I very much appreciate it c:
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kagekitsune12 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Looks very cool. You have an interesting way of interpreting Saphira/dragons. I always thought of them as being much longer than they were tall and having very thick legs but your version makes a lot more sense for the parts where they place people under her belly.
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the greater things about dragons is how much they can be left to interpretation and to a person's imagination. There isn't much that defines a dragon without exception and as a result people can come up with all sorts of designs for them ^^ I'm glad you find mine for Saphira interesting
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Green-Sama Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm glad you're still alive!

Amazing work ^^!
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD I have been rather inactive, no doubt about that. I'm gonna try to be more present on dA, but while I'm still in school, I can never guarantee when I'll post.

But anyways, glad you like my drawing :D 
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slawomiro Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Glad to see you decided to draw a dragon. :D Well done!
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're honestly my favorite mythological creature, I just love em :aww: I actually have a ton of doodles that I've never uploaded (mostly because its a pain taking usable pics with my phone that I can edit and post) XD I really want to get a scanner for my pencil drawings
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db1993 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Very nice.
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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db1993 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
You're welcome. How it going?
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty good I'd say, I'm in the final weeks of this college semester, which of course means final exams. Aside from studying for those, I've just been enjoying life c: Trying to be more active on dA too, though I don't think I'll be posting a lot. 
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db1993 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
That nice and Me too, Next week for the finals for my college too.
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SoulSpade Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, well I wish you luck in those finals c:
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db1993 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 2, 2014
Thanks, you too.
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