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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:…

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 )
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!
Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist 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.
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! (:
Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Danke! Es macht einen ja auch irgendwie glücklich, wenn die Freude, die man an einem Bild hatte, auf dessen Betrachter überspringt :).
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.
Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank youuu!
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...)
Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kriegen wir bestimmt hin… Melde das nur rechtzeitig an, damit ich’s drucken lassen kann…
Qitian Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Werd ich tun. Dürfte wie gesagt noch eine Weile dauern :P
Toradh Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rennt ja nicht weg.
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