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Jenny M. Heidewald

"Dragonlance Laurana and Tanis" by Jenny M. Heidewald

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10/30/03. Added Tanis, unfinished form, the colored version I did on shrinky dink and took a photo of since I didn't have access to a scanner.
Since I drew Goldmoon and Riverwind I might as well draw the rest of the Dragonlance characters that I haven't drawn well enough to display here (who I have left: Tanis, Caramon, Tika, Kitara).
This turned out differently from what I was thinking. mainly because of the hair I believe. I didn't want her hair to look like Goldmoon's so I made it curlier than what I've seen other artists make it. Maybe she had it curled for the day, who knows? I had a tough time with her position too, and the greyscale coloring, after I added the dark border around her dress I was satisfied. it seems that greyscale pictures need that dramatic shading to make them work.
Anyways this is her in her young, innocent stage, you know, before that dramatic picture by Larry Elmore showing the death of Sturm. I was thinking of one of Elmore's drawings again as I drew this, his Goldmoon and Laurana look quite similar.
Scottish Humor:A modern young girl in Edinburgh remarked 'What I find wonderful is how my mother learned all the things she keeps telling me to avoid'.

14 Nov 200345 Sofia Carvalho
Great! An update!!! *hops up and down excitedly*
I'm in love with the B&W picture of Tanis. Seriously, I can't even begin to tell you how much I like it! To be honest I never imagined Tanis the exact way that Larry Elmore depicts him, as I think he makes him look really old and gaunt!! I'm not saying that I don't like Larry Elmore (who would?) but I actually agree more with your vision of Tanis. He looks very handsome. The colored version is too small... I'd love to see a bigger version!!!

1 Jenny M. Heidewald replies: "Jenny's Note11 need to shuffle stuff around a bit more before I can add anything else! <2 Though Larry is my favorite artist ever, I too think Larry's version is a bit gaunt, of course he has been through a lot of hardship so, who knows. Right now I am still trying to figure out if his legs look alright the way I have them in the sketch, if they are the right size and all that, or if I should make them fold back like in the colored version... The colored one is about that small in real life, photos don't do it justice, and who knows when I'll get around to scanning the little bugger! <2"
21 Dec 200345 Finolla Wolf greywolfpixie@ya
Yay! Found her! Whoop! Stunning! And you've gotta love tanis!

1 Jenny M. Heidewald replies: "Jenny's Note: I knew you would, and I am glad you like her! And indeed, one must love Tanis. 2 I also had a crush on him at one point, after Raist...or was that before...? Hah, my finace talks about previous girlfriends, *I* talk about previous book character imaginary boyfriends! <1 "
27 Dec 200345 Huntress Skyfire
Wow...that's all that comes to mind right now, I mean, your Laurana is very pretty yes but, I just can't stop staring at him! This is by far the best picture of Tanthalas I've ever seen!!! *drools* I also love Elmore and the original covers WHERE and always will be my favorites...however while his ladies look stunning I've always found his men to be lacking....something. I dunno, maybe it's me?! But anyway, back to your Tanis pic.....wow! *continues to drool*

18 Jenny M. Heidewald replies: "Jenny's Note: *bows* I am honored. 2 It took a long time to draw him where I was satisfied with the way he looked (thus the reason why he is the last one to show up in my gallery), a postcard with a scantily clad guy on it helped me out with this one. When I saw that 80's postcard I knew it was perfect! 2 It's interesting that when I compared this drawing to a drawing I had done a bit earlier that the expressions were the same. I have a bigger colored version but it's not very well done (you know when you aren't really into a project at the time and just want to get it done?) after my latest Tas and Flint picture get through the que, I'll put him up (hopefully colored a bit better!). As for Elmore's versions, I don't know what to say about the guys, maybe it's because they all look so grim ( with good reason)? Hey was Flint on the cover? Tanis, Goldmoon, Sturm, Caramon, Tika, Raist, Tas, Laurana and Kit... Hmm, so Riverwind and Flint were left off the covers, well there were so many of them I guess that would have unbalanced it. Thank you for the lovely comment, and I will let you know when the colored version of Tanis is up!"
7 Feb 200445 Fyllena
does the guy have a phone number or e-mailadress or something? If he has.. can I have it? ^_^ lol
good job! love them both! the guy is handsome
xx Fyll

7 Jenny M. Heidewald replies: "Jenny's Note: 1-800-DRAGONLANCE Ext#: TANIS ;D I'm glad you like him! I need to get a cattle prod for myself so I finish the picture of Tanis, and now I have to room to put him up by himself!"
8 Feb 200445 M. 'Morisiliel' Clark
you are so incredibly good at drawing clothes!! The picture of Tanis in pencil is fantastic too.

18 Jenny M. Heidewald replies: "Jenny's Note: Not quite as good at placing them as I want to be but, thank you very much! Tanis is among the pictures that are mostly finished, but not quite."
24 Jun 200445 Dragonlance Fan
Laurana is perfect. But isn't Tanis supposed to have a beard? Oh well.

7 Jenny M. Heidewald replies: "Jenny's Note: Amazing, the one I don't think turned out much like the character at all, you think is perfect! And the answer is no to the Tanis question. If you had read the other books you'll note there was a time he didn't have a beard, namely when he was younger and living with the elves. He shaved in order to fit in better, which he never did unfortunately. Ah well."
15 Mar 2006:-) Matthew W Gonzales
Your style is very reminiscent of the older disney stuff... God, Dragonlance would make a great animated fantasy, lol

22 Jenny M. Heidewald replies: "  Jenny's Note: You think so? I'll have to take another look. 2 And I know so about Dragonlance. With how advanced computer stuff is now they should do it that way, make them look exactly like Larry Elmore depicted them. Maybe it will be the next big fantasy movie. I know there are probably a lot more fans for LOTR, but Dl is pretty big too. Thanks for dropping in! 2"
7 Sep 200645 John
laurana looks awesome its the best i have to say1 i always liked tanis but all the pics i see of him has a giant beard i hate it 1 but amazing pic of tanis 1

25 Jenny M. Heidewald replies: "jenny's Note: Thank you John. 2 I never really liked Tanis with a beard eaither...I was flipping through my old sketchbooks the other week and saw the sketch for that Tanis picture.. gotta finish that thing one of these days..."
26 Sep 200645 Tas (the real one of coarse!)
-peeks at picture- pfft i'm only in a few pictures... why do they get spoiled with the pencil?!?! -draws a picture of self- (which isnt good) now now now Well laurana does look good...but tanis has a beard right and well i hid an apple in there once and i want it back!! so draw one on so i can get it

1 Jenny M. Heidewald replies: "Jenny's Note: *lol* Actually I think I draw you the most! And Tanis has a magical disappearing beard. 12"
20 May 200845 Anon.
yayyy! laurana is my favorite of the companions...you should draw her as "the golden general" flying on her silver dragon!!!

:-) Jenny M. Heidewald replies: "*laughs* Thanks! Sadly, I hardly have time for my own projects these days, so I don’t think I’ll be drawing her as the "Golden General" anytime soon...unless someone commissions me to. 2"
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'Dragonlance Laurana and Tanis':
 • Created by: :-) Jenny M. Heidewald
 • Copyright: ©Jenny M. Heidewald. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Bunny, Dragonlance, Greyscale, Laurana, Pencil, Sexy
 • Categories: Elf / Elves, Erotic Fantasies, Sexy..., Man, Men, Romance, Emotion, Love, Royalty, Kings, Princes, Princesses, etc, Woman, Women
 • Techniques: Coloured Pencils, Mechanical/Technical Pencils
 • Submitted: 2003-10-31 00:55:33
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