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Megan Patrick

"Gmork" by Megan Patrick

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Atreyu followed the sound, which gradually grew weaker and ended in a hoarse sob. He had to search for some time. He passed a gateway, entered a narrow, lightless court, passed through an arch and finally came to a damp, grimy backyard. And there, chained, lay a gigantic, half-starved werewolf. Each rib stood out separately under its mangy fur, the vertebrae looked like the teeth of a saw, and its tongue dangled from its half-open mouth. Slowly Atreyu approached him. When the werewolf noticed him, it raised its great head with a jerk. A greenish light flared up in its eyes. For a time, the two looked at each other without a word, without a sound. Finally the wolf let out a soft, dangerous-sounding growl: 'Go away. Let me die in peace.' The meeting with Gmork, prisoner of the princess of Spook City from The Neverending Story by Michael Ende. I loved the movie as a kid, but didn't read the book until I was in high school. If you've never read it, I highly recommend it to pretty much anyone. Anyway, about the piece: it's a study. Ink, watercolor, colored pencil, and acrylic on illustration board and run through Photoshop for color adjustment. I like it, but I don't think it really stands up as a finalized illustration, so I'm working on redoing it with a better composition and background.

27 Feb 2009:-) Ally Shaw
Nice colours!
25 Feb 201245 Liz
I think it’s a marvellous, faithful illustration! &I loved that book: love that scene in particular. Movie never did it justice: Hollywood villains in kids’ movies not nuanced enough in that era!

I personally think book-Gmork displays a kind of shabby dignity with traces of pathetic, fatalistic nobility! Maybe a picture of him *not* snarling would show that?? The illustration in the original book is not bad.
25 Feb 201245 Liz
(Oh - and I jolly well love M Ende’s original definition of a werewolf! "Don’t you know what a werewolf is, sonny?..
25 Feb 201245 Liz
"There are creatures, who have no world of their own, but who can pass between many worlds. I am one of THOSE."


(&to me he is reminiscent of Fenrir, too.. All good Northern Trad stuff! 2 )
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 • Created by: :-) Megan Patrick
 • Copyright: ©Megan Patrick. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Bastian, Chains, Gmork, Neverending, Story, Werewolf, Wolf
 • Categories: Lycanthrope, Were-folk, etc, Fan art
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Black Ink, Acrylics, Watercolour, Mixed Media, Photoshop
 • Submitted: 2009-02-20 15:21:00
 • Views: 1712
 • Resolution: 700x363

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