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Old Dec 20 2007, 10:45 PM   #1
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Default Weyrlings in Flight: Original Characters



In certain areas of the body there is no pigment, such as the inside of the mouth. Dragon muscle and tissue is a silver coloration while their blood is a green ichor, so I reflected that in the color of the mouth. Much fun! This is just.. wow. I'm so proud of myself. There are a lot of things that absolutely suck about this, but that's okay.

This is Alesia and Iolath, meant to be when they were a little younger (and Iolath maybe 20% smaller or so). Of course, being queenriders they were coddled a bit and outside of drills not allowed to do much strenuous free flight, but as soon as they were able to stretch their wings with a bit more freedom, Iolath was very happy to fly as free as she wished! They are using what I'd consider simple riding straps, probably for Weyrling training. I stayed faithful to the straps concept though a saddle seems much less painful to me. Also, note how Alesia is actually airborne and is off the neck of her gold with nothing but the straps holding her on. How she feels is as plain as the look on her face =P There are so many things wrong with it, but I'm so proud of it nonetheless.


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Old Dec 21 2007, 04:57 AM   #2
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Very impressive, very nice work! And I have been in enough small airplanes to know how Alesia feels
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What a fun picture!
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Old Dec 21 2007, 11:12 AM   #4
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Great picture Nako!!
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Awesoe picture! I can almost hear Iolath going 'Wooohoooo!' xDDD
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Old Dec 21 2007, 06:01 PM   #6
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This is delightful ....you can all but hear her whooaaaaaaaaaaaaa, as she come up off her dragon. Is this all computer generated...or is part of it drawn by hand first then put into the computer.
I really enjoy getting to see other artist concepts of Pern. Hope to see more of your work!!

P.S. I like those riding staps...they make perfect sence to me...and can be adapted later as fighting straps.
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Great Job!!!!
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I am thinking of the dragon going between and coming out from between.

Maybe just my imagination
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Very nice! I love the gold's grin as she unseats her rider.
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Old Dec 26 2007, 11:11 PM   #10
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It's all done on the computer in photoshop. I have a tablet which makes it rather easy to finish a whole piece without having to sketch it first. I find that I can do better work of certain things on paper, but I don't have a scanner so I don't do much paper to computer work. =)

And thank you all for commenting. I was happy to share it with you all since I know how hungry I get for Pern dragon concepts. I wish there was more Pern art out there. =D

As far as going /between/, I can't really imagine it much.. not what it looks like anyways. It seems like it'd be a rather boring transition of being there then suddenly not... but I've always wondered about the sensation and I liken it to a night terror that wracks your body with a paralysis, with that desperate need to move and your muscles wishing they could quiver but can't, and it makes you feel almost tingly but not, along with that surreal feeling of knowing you're on the bed but not being able to feel the bed or the sheets... Night terrors suck. For those who don't know what they are, it's when you're still in REM sleep and you're paralyzed, but you're conscious at the same time. Sometimes your dreams overlap it hence the lore of having a demon on your chest holding you down. Then, top all that off with darkness and intense cold. =D
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Belated nice image. I just happen to find this while reading another thead.
Very nicely done.
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This is great! As others have mentioned, I love the expressions on both the dragon and rider!
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This is great! As others have mentioned, I love the expressions on both the dragon and rider!
"nod head yes" Its took a bit to read for my eyes do take a bit longer to adjust! "Sigh" May 18, "crossing fingers" its well let me see things better!
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I must have been treading in Ginnystar's footprints because I came here from another thread as well.

I love it,

Have you done any more?
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I must have been treading in Ginnystar's footprints because I came here from another thread as well.

I love it,

Have you done any more?
I got one or two, that I did before my sight went so bad.
My drawing are not the best but if I find while a cleaning I well see what I can find. I somewhat were one is.

I don't quite know how to put this, one is quite good. Its a blue dragon and rider ready for fall, waiting on their weyr ledge waiting for the call. Not quite as detail as some others but I do like it.
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Nice. Cute too.
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