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Through the Storm by Toradh Through the Storm by Toradh

Despite, or maybe precisely because I have much more fond memories of the Neverending Story movie than it deserves, I always wanted to paint something more true to the book. I mean, it says that Fuchur has a lionlike head, and Atréju should have olive-green skin. So have a Fuchur with a lionlike head and green-skinned Atréju. Oh yes, and that’s how they’re spelled in the German original. I refuse to spell them otherwise, thank you for understanding.


Thanks to Jenny’s watercolour workshop, I finally managed to colour this, which makes me happy. Parts of it are really rushed because I was too lazy to render Fuchur’s scales, but had way too much fun to blotch white paint on them, and because I couldn’t quite decide whether I would be able to finish the painting before the workshop ends or not and ending up trying. But I supposed it somehow worked out.


The Neverending Story > everything.


Watercolours, drawing ink and white acrylics, and some references of pearl-coloured scales which I ended up not looking at, anyway.


There is only true music suggestion, although it totally doesn’t fit the specific situation in the picture: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddz3Bf…


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Whoops, it happened again? Thanks for the DD!

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Given 2014-08-02
Through the Storm by Toradh is a wonderful painting with fantastic atmosphere and a sense of movement. ( Featured by Lyricanna )
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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Toradh Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)

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annewipf Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
:love:
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Toradh Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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Skia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gratulation zur DD! Es ist so wohltuend, Bilder zu sehen, die vom Buch inspiriert wurden. Danke dafür!
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Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Danke! Mindestens in Deutschland hat das Buch ja auch an Popularität nichts eingebüßt, fällt mir aber schwer zu sagen, wie das im Rest der Welt aussieht.
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Kirschpraline Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow, wunderschöne Umsetzung dieser zwei großartigen Charaktere aus Michael Endes Unendlicher Geschichte! 
Klasse Design und Koloration, gefällt mir sehr gut! (:
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Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Danke! Es macht einen ja auch irgendwie glücklich, wenn die Freude, die man an einem Bild hatte, auf dessen Betrachter überspringt :).
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Raznac Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The one day I don't look at DDs, really? :P Grats and well done.
Atréju = childhood hero. Though I don't remember the films as vividly as the books.
I like how you made Fuchur both dragon- and lion-like. Rawr.
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Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank youuu!
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Qitian Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Irgendwann, wenn ich mal wieder Geld übrig hab, möchte ich das bitte als Poster haben. Für meine Bibliothek. (Falls die irgendwann mal zustande kommt...)
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Kriegen wir bestimmt hin… Melde das nur rechtzeitig an, damit ich’s drucken lassen kann…
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Qitian Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Werd ich tun. Dürfte wie gesagt noch eine Weile dauern :P
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Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Rennt ja nicht weg.
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Dulliros Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Seh grad, dass Du eine DD bekommen hast! Glückwunsch!:8Bparty: 
Das ist aber auch verdient. Live kam mir das Bild ein wenig sehr dunkel vor, aber jetzt find ich es optimal.
Cooler Atréju mit Zopf (!). Ich find es eine nette kleine Anspielung, dass Du ihm einen dunkelroten Mantel verpasst hast :clap:
Schon bedrohliche Gewitterwolken im Hintergrund :clap:
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Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Danke!
Das mit dem roten (bzw. purpurnen) Mantel stand auch im Buch. Guck nochmal nach :)
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Dulliros Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry! Ich war zwölf oder so, als ich das gelesen hab. Da gehen manche Details verloren Harumph 
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Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ein guter Grund, das Buch nochmal zu lesen :)
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Dulliros Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Keine Zeit.
Es gibt noch so viele Bücher, die ich zum ersten Mal lesen muss. ;-)
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Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Dann macht’s ja auch keinen Unterschied, wenn du erst nächste Woche damit anfängst :D
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Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes to what? :P
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Chrisnelle141 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I read this book in middle school!!!! I loved this book!!! Lovely Shoujo (Heart for you) [V3] Thanks for making it a reality!!! Lovely Shoujo Emoji (Huggy Hug) [V2] 
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Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
A very good reading choice!
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Chrisnelle141 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea, I loved that book!!! Lovely Shoujo (Pretty Please) [V3] 
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Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Very good!
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Chrisnelle141 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. Lovely Shoujo (Nods) [V4] 
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Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That’s good :D
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Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Jasabam Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014   Digital Artist
This is really beautiful and a very well deserved DD!
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Ganjamira Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Finally - a green Atryu and a beautifull majestic Fuchur!:love: Thank you for this!:dalove:
(I did´nt liked the movie adaptions very much, I red the book first...)

Very well deserved DD!:clap:
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, they didn’t quite succeed in matching the descriptions from the book… glad you like it :)
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Ganjamira Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Its a wonderfull work you did, especially with the textures of Fuchurs fur and scales:love:
And I simply adore your style, its perfect for fairytale illustrations!
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Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, I’d like that indeed!
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swandog Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
OMGTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU for painting them the way they SHOULD BE!! :D Love this so much!!! <333
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
At least in my head :D. Thank you!
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Ganjamira Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Exactly same opinion!:love:
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CelticBotan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Neverending Story ugh <3 one of my all-time favorite books.
I love your depiction of them, it is really true to the story! And congrats on your DD! =D
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Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes yes yes, the book is wonderful!
And I’m glad you like my take on it, thank you!
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sairey Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is gorgeous! <3 I love it.
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Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Ebonsong Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Beautiful. :)
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Evaron Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that's really cool
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Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I recognised the characters immediately! Thanks for a faithful Neverending Story illustration :)
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