Menolly Climbing
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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. :)

Did a bit of an update/revision to this one. You can view the updated version here:
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ChathslilMisery's avatar
"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|Student Traditional Artist
Nicely done. :)
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Collon28|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's avatar
:) cool love those books
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Dragongirl651's avatar
I love that book.
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MirkwoodElf|Professional Filmographer
gorgeous :)
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Dystatic-Studio|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|Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. Dragonsong is one of my favorite books. :)
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tygriffin|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|Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. I look forward to seeing it. :D
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VaelDragon|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work! :D
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Cheddarness8|Hobbyist General Artist
:3 This is gorgeous; I love it.
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PassengerMuse's avatar
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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