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"Mount Dragon" by Justin Kunz

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“It was only then, in some distant corner of his mind, Taran dimly understood that Dyrnwyn was blazing in his grasp and that he was still alive.” 36 x 24, Oil on canvas ©2000 Justin Kunz. All rights reserved. This painting is based on 'The High King,' the Newbery Award winning book by Lloyd Alexander (New York, Dell 1968), and the final volume of the Chronicles of Prydain. Before the companions' final assault on Annuvin, Land of the Dead, Taran unsheaths the black sword Dyrnwyn in a desperate attempt to ward off the deathless Cauldron Born warriors. To view close-ups and other work, please visit my web site at http://www.justinkunz.com, and follow the link to 'Pictures of Prydain.'

18 Nov 200245 Sarah Frances Viehmann
Beautiful composition and action poses...for a minute I thought it was Star Wars fanart (forgive me =P), but when I saw it was from the Chronicles, I had to take a closer look! Excellent work...the color is vibrant and the perspective and figures are magnificent. I always pictured Taran as having darker, longer hair, but to each his own perception, eh? The High King was my favorite of the series, and I adore this picture. Wonderful job!
8 Jan 2003:-) Taryn R. Gerstenberger
Oh my! It's so wonderful! And it's The LLOYD ALEXANDER SERIES! Ah... the books I have always loved and will never stop loving! Your work.. all your work, is so stunning and so perfect for the series! Just wonderful!
25 Feb 200345 Josh
(Josh Gedfray?) I too thought it was blue. And imagined Taran with long hair on each side, not so neat. I always thought the couldron born as big men with HUGE muscles, and then for a white cap with a spike on it's top (spike like half an inch. Their skin looked grayish too, and they had a small beard around their mouth.
1 Apr 200345 Anonymous
My crush on Taran has been rekindled by this picture! He looks so tough and...tough! Very good job!
10 Apr 200345 Caroline Coppa
While this is a good picture, and I LOVE the Prydain chronicles, i too had imagined taran with long messy hair and the couldron born seem a liitle too alive. I had imagined them as skelaton like creaures with slashed bits of flesh still attached to their bones. The painting is still really good though.
11 Feb 200445 Anonymous
This is a great picture although his clothes look kinda modern but the rest is great ( is that a dead gwythain in the middle right)
19 Jul 2005:-) Richard Bergqvist
Fantastic piece of art here, man... posing, composition, light and color and shade... it's all top notch! However, I feel like the red-tinted mountain in the background "pops" a bit too much... It really jumps out of the background and steals the focus from the characters. If you were to desaturate the mountain just a bit, then this picture would be a true masterpiece. Fantastic character portraits too! I'm off to view more!
8 Oct 200545 Anonymous
Wow, thats an amazing painting! I love it especially the flaming sword! Its awesome! I can't think of anymore words to explain how great your pics are.
10 Dec 200845 Anon.
13 Dec 201245 Anon.
Ah, now I have a good picture in my head of what a Cauldron-Born looks like. The images I always imagined until now were fall-apart-type zombies that were long-dead. But this newly-dead depiction of them makes much more sense. Thanks!
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'Mount Dragon':
 • Created by: :-) Justin Kunz
 • Copyright: ©Justin Kunz. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Annuvin, Arawn, Blacksword, Boy, Cauldronborn, Chroniclesofprydain, Dyrnwyn, Enchantedsword, Enchantment, Flamingsword, Gwythaint, Highking, Illustration, Landofthedead, Lloydalexander, Mabinogion, Magicsword, Man, Mountain, Mountdragon, Mythology, Oil, Oiloncanvas, Oilpaint, Prydain, Realistic, Snow, Sunset, Sword, Taran, Undead, Wales, Warrior, Welsh, Welshmythology, Young, Youngman
 • Categories: Fights, Duels, Battles, Landscape, Nature, Panoramic, Man, Men, Vampires, Zombies, Undeads, Dark, Gothic, Warrior, Fighter, Mercenary, Knights, Paladins, Weapons, Bows, Swords, Blades, Rapiers...
 • Techniques: Oil Paint
 • Inspirations: Other Author
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