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Saphira by Neboveria Saphira by Neboveria
The magnificent.

I love her, though the books are not the best I ever read. Saphira is my favorite dragon and I keep rereading the series only because of her :) She is the most "alive" person in the vast crowd of blank and so very "lawful good" characters such as her rider, whom I, honestly, hate sometimes.
Also, I can see now, why riding her without a saddle causes only pain, suffering and gore. Look at those scales!

I'm planning to draw all five dragons of the cicle, or even six, including Umaroth, Vrael's dragon, because he was white and I love to paint white :) 

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morning-starWOTBD Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
yes!
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alexaAnime1 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am reading the book and I like it but I think it has too much fantasy :P The dragons are nice but there are some things completely unnecessary! The fantasy in The Hobbit or the Lord of the Rings is great but in this book sometimes is so annoying... and I agree with you! Saphira is the best character and one of the best dragons in a book and you did a great job on this draw!
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Baqqeh Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Llama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1] 
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zulesrules Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome! thats how i always imagined her
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okami1995 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
I love the enormous wings. Dragons feel like they should have big wings to support them in flight, so dragons with tiny wings kind of bug me a little XD.
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Kiwi-Rainwing Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE Saphira too! And trust me, I think we all hate Eragon at times...
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Nagase13 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now this is is Saphira Bjarskular!
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zendeath221 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student Writer
This is much more close to how I see her than most of the other artworks.
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Sonny-Kun Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This makes me want to learn how to draw dragon anatomy (something i am completely terrible at)
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BrianGriffinForever Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
really beautiful. I love Saphira, too.
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dragonkiss114 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! 
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redwallfvs Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student General Artist
I love Saphira, too!  One of the best series I've ever read, actually. Also, I think you should put this drawing in critics because, just- well... wow.
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TheHobbitArt Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow
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XxKashmiraxX Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Daym, that blue, I love it. And the design is gorgoues
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RainbowLeaf9987 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
I thought Umaroth was gold? Or am I forgetting which one you're talking about? The white dragon was the first one to ever have a Rider.
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RainbowLeaf9987 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Nope. I once again fail at Inheritance. Let me go cry in a corner in shame.
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Neboveria Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
I remembered who is Umaroth only by reading the wiki :) There are too many strange names in this books. You don't want to know, how russian translaters slaughtered ancient language and all the names. I mean, the language itself is not the most pleasant, it's just a bunch of english words with replaced leters and another bunch of very heavy constructions with freaking seventeen consonants in a row, but still russian translation sucks. I'm reading original now, and it far better. It was a revelation for me to know, that elven queen is actually Islanzadi, not Imiladris. I don't even know where did they find it. Maybe it's her informal name, I didn't read far enough to see still, or maybe they just invented it for better sounding. 
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RainbowLeaf9987 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Oh, OK lol
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terriprayutm Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Gorgeous work! Love the colors and lighting you've used.
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Kuro-Hiryuu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Epic! The best Saphira I've never seen *__*
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riverphoenixwhat Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow
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tomcio199214 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Gah!! You draw Saphira from "Eragon". She looks so amazing and  I like her head. I bet you based most of her look at description from book. Lovely art^^
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Neboveria Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Of course :) I don't really like design from the film, she looks a bit clumsy there. And my first goal was to draw Saphira as I imagined her while reading.
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tomcio199214 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
I see and she looks realy nice. And I saw Thorn too. Nicely done too ;)
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Miafka Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Потрясающая проработка) очень нравится
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XAnimentX Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
i fucking love it
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illiarovanna Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
BEAUTIFULLY STUNNING!!!!
I loe the feathery look... and the sparkly shiny look.... 8XD EPIC!!! Can't wait to see more!
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Neboveria Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
There is Thorn, if didn't see him already :) neboveria.deviantart.com/art/T…
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fyra007 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
She is wonderfull! Love it!
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Dragondays Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think there could have been a whole book on Angela she was my favorite.  I found the books much more enjoyable in audio form. :)
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TIFFASHY Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love Angela~! :heart: I agree, she's the best. :>
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RyukiGrayDragon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Beautiful 8O
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ninjafoxC3 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh hey by the way, I've actually heard that they are remaking the movie to the book, and this time they are going to follow it more better and also continue on with the rest of the other ones...at least thats what I heard and I really do hope they actually do.
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Neboveria Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
I hope you have a proof to that news. I don't like to start fangirling without a good reason, but I'm very close to it right now :)
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ninjafoxC3 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually don't have a lot of proof, just some of my friends have told me about it, I sort of vaguely heard about it myself, but it would probably be best to research it on the computer first before making anymore assumptions. Yeah, sometimes I wish I knew everything, but I don't. And if they really are remaking that movie, I hope they do it more like the Lord of the Rings...well in a way...or at least just follow the book a whole lot better.
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Ixal Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
There was once an April Fool about an Eragon remake by Disney Animation. I think your friend fell for it.
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ninjafoxC3 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah probably, but if they were to remake it, that would be totally awesome.
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Ixal Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
To be honest, I would rather see Peter Jackson finally doing something with the Temeraire license he bought back in 2006.
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Neboveria Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Jackson bought Temeraire license? I hope he'll remember it once he finished The Hobbit.
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Ixal Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Already back in 2006. He was/is a huge fan.

If he makes a movie is a different question. The last thing I know (and that was years ago) is that he planned a TV series instead of a movie and was searching for investors.
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ninjafoxC3 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait, what's that?
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Ixal Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Temeraire is a book series also about dragon rider(s) and in my opinion much superior to Eragon.

Also interesting is that it does not the usual "One man, one dragon in a fantasy Tolkien inspired world with magic". Instead the book series plays in the real world during the Napoleonic Wars with dragons being the only fantastic element in it. They are used by both sides as air force, manned by a crew of up to 30 gunners, etc. Dragon combat looks a lot like naval combat. The dragons have also been bred into many different distinctive species with different roles and abilities.
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TIFFASHY Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really hope that's true! They really stuffed up the movie in the first place. :c
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ninjafoxC3 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah.
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ninjafoxC3 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh I love this, this is almost exactly how I pictured her in the book. The way they did it in the movie made me cry and want to scream at them for making her look like that.
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Generic-username427 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is an excellent piece of art, and I'm with you that she is the most interesting character in those books.
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WildWonderWorld Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist
She is really beautiful :3 Great draw :D
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Tulline Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If it is Saphira from ,,Eragon'' then she should have horns :3
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Shearkin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is beautiful!
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Ixal Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Nice (and spiky).
I agree that most characters in Eragon weren't all that great.

Have you tried reading Temeraire? I found them a lot better than the Eragon books, and also refreshing as they do not play in the usual fantasy world and have some interesting concepts of dragon riding.
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