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Menolly Climbing by tygriffin Menolly Climbing by tygriffin
A quick concept created for the weekly Illustration Friday challenge. I was working on the Pern environment concepts, so it was an easy leap to think of this scene from "Dragonsong" when the IF topic was "Climbing". The figure of Menolly has some issues, but I figure I'll tweak it another time. :)

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Did a bit of an update/revision to this one. You can view the updated version here:
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ChathslilMisery Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
"The little queen all golden
Flew hissing at the sea.
To stop each wave
Her clutch to save
She ventured bravely

As she attacked the sea in rage
A holderman came nigh
along the sand
Fishnet in hand
And saw the queen midsky

He stared at her in wonder
For often he'd been told
that such as she
Could never be
Who hovered there, bright gold.

He saw her plight and quickly
He looked up the cliff he faced
And saw a cave
Above the wave
In which her eggs he placed.

The little queen all golden
Upon his shoulder stood
Her eyes all blue
Glowed of her true
Undying gratitude"
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imhilien Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nicely done. :)
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Collon28 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just read Dragonsong for the first time the other day. Indeed, that scene was quite neat, leading to the even neat-er scene of the Fire Lizard hatching. Really cool rendition. You even drew the front legs, unlike the front cover illustrator; kudos!
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madwarf Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
:) cool love those books
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Dragongirl651 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome!
I love that book.
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MirkwoodElf Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Professional Filmographer
gorgeous :)
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Dystatic-Studio Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh, that scene is familiar from the book "Dragon's Egg" written by Sarah L. T. . The girl climbing the mountain is almost the same as your drawing here, expect the ocean. :)
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WidowShark Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. Dragonsong is one of my favorite books. :)
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tygriffin Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! It's one of my favorites, too. :) I'll hopefully be posting more of my "fan art" in the next few months.
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WidowShark Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. I look forward to seeing it. :D
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VaelDragon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work! :D
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Cheddarness8 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:3 This is gorgeous; I love it.
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PassengerMuse Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Oh, I read this book! The first one, at least. My library doesn't carry the other ones. :(
Is that supposed to be the mother or Menolly's queen?
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