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Saphira Bjartskular by FireEagleSpirit Saphira Bjartskular by FireEagleSpirit
I've just finished reading the Inheritance (last book of Eragon series).. so I wanted to draw one of my favorite characters, Saphira. (my favorite is Shruikan but I'm just sad about his poor role in the book)

So, that's Saphira from the Inheritance cycle... as I imagine her... I don't like the feathered wings from the movie, and I also don't like the book cover ilustration... so I did my own version of her.

I imagine her kind of delicated for a dragon, but still looks ferocious, I like it.



I'm not so bad with dragons, am I? :?
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SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
She would get angry at me if I laughed at the translation of 'Dragon' in the ancient language.

It literally means "scale-flapper".

'Scale-flapper': if my Hunter Character was there, she'd be ready to shred him or immolate him with all his laughter.
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bumbarash17 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
She is so graceful!:D (Big Grin) 
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shinigamizehel Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Student Filmographer
Awesome!!! I love it!
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ReshiaTheReshiram Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wait there's a movie? and i lover your drawing
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confusedkangaroo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist
That is a serious looking, epic Saphira! Beautiful wings, spines and scales.
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Vixenopolis Featured By Owner Edited Sep 15, 2015
Saphira is mah fave character in the whole series. She is powerful, wise, courageous, beautiful, awe-inspiring, and ADORABLE (Idk why, bat she is just super kyoot to me!)   Heart Love
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FireEagleSpirit Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
Hehe, she is also one of my faves (and one of my fave dragons of any story), exactly because she has an interesting personality and she surely is beautiful and unique hehe who thought of having a dragoness as protagonist? (together with Eragon, of course) And one who is really well developed as a character.

In fact, Eragon is very important in my perception of dragons nowadays... I really like the way he worked with their personalities...
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Vixenopolis Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015
Ikr
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SaphiraBjarskular Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
IT. IS. AVESOME...
I love it. Realy. I'm a big fan of Saphira.
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AcuraAquatosPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Student Artist
You catched her personality in this design. Glad someone captured the triangular head :) she looks amazing here :D
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werewolves35 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
That's incredible! You should really consider becoming a professional artist someday!
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Anynome Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
I re-create this drawing on paper and the result is really good.I'm glad I discover this wonderfull drawing of her because i've spent so much hours to do this ******* face she has XD
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Soerixx Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
That is the best representation of Saphira I've ever seen. She looks so beautiful and powerful at the same time, just like in the books :)
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Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice Job! :icondragongrin:
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kirothecrazyartist Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student Filmographer
nice :3
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FireEagleSpirit Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Thanks
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kirothecrazyartist Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student Filmographer
np
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SkalblakaFang Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Wow you made her so beautiful! Just... Wow!
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FireEagleSpirit Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Thank you *-* I'm glad you liked my version ;0
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SkalblakaFang Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
I do. There is more subtle tones to her face now which makes her appear all the more personable.
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Sylver-Hawk Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm with you with her design.I never imagine dragons with feathered wings or hangy lips and stuff xD It's a nice drawing all 'round as well. I love how you did the moon.
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FireEagleSpirit Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Thanks a lot! The drawing is a bit old already, and I feel like I should make a new one, but I still like this version.. certainly this is the way I imagined her when reading the books, I'm glad you liked it 
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Sylver-Hawk Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I don't think the people who illustrated the covers even read the books. The dragons don't look at all how they were described. Yes, you should be proud of this. 
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Shana2468 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 5, 2014
beautiful <3
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FireEagleSpirit Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
:)
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GaaraYamato Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Heart 
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Hades1861 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow you really did a GREAT job with this!!! :D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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FireEagleSpirit Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
Thank you so much! :heart:
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Hades1861 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student General Artist
You're most welcome!!!! :333
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TheLittleWaterDragon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY! I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO LOVED SHRUIKAN!I am a dummy! Clap :D (Big Grin) 
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FireEagleSpirit Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
You are not alone! :hug: ^^
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AaronofShadowpack Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Yeah, I liked how they did her personality in the movie, and I liked the way they animated and made her move, but feathers? Really? And where were her neck spikes? And why the heck did she burst into a flash of light and come out grown up (I like to pretend that it is a time skip, but...)? Very good drawing, though. I really like it :)
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's beautiful. :wow:
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FireEagleSpirit Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
She is! 
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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Duskstar15 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Artist
Wow. . . I just finished Eldest. I haven't seen the Eragon movie, but the pictures I've seen of Saphira from it. . . ew. Just ew. The pictures on the covers are even worse. But this. . . this is almost exactly how I imagined her. It's beutiful. 
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FireEagleSpirit Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Hey there! Thank you so much for the comment :) I agree on her looks, unfortunately I never related to the cover art... I'm glad you like my version of her ;0
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Azusia Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
It's just so beautiful. Could I use it as an avatar ? ♥
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FireEagleSpirit Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Of course! Thanks you ;p
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eeveegirl6 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
So pretty! **
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FireEagleSpirit Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Thanks a lot ;p
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eeveegirl6 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Your welcome!
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Sadestar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! nearly perfect imagery of her ^^

only thing that strikes me a slightest bit odd though is that the book described a gap in her spikes for eragon to sit in, but other than that, it is perfect. 
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FireEagleSpirit Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Thank you so much! Indeed, nice observation.. I just forgot that detail all over (poor Eragon!)
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Arowhead9 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
amg i like the teenage girl look on her its so how i though she would look.
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FireEagleSpirit Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Thank you so much! I think you got it
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ItsRainingTrees Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
This is prety much how I pictured her! All the others I've seen of her suck :/
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FireEagleSpirit Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Oh, I'm glad you liked my version :meow:
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Kaiya-Ashigawa Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I think of the portrayals I've seen so far of her on DA this is my fave. Sadly I've noticed most of the art is inspired by the travesty that is that movie. The only good thing to come of it was Jeremy Irons as Brom. I know he's described as being much older in the books but I liked this version of him.
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FireEagleSpirit Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013

Unfortunately I have to agree with you... Brom is one of the few good things there

I'm glad you liked my version of Saphira, this is like I imagined her when reading the books 

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