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"Knights of virtue" by Henning Ludvigsen

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This is the cover illustration and content sketches for the book “knights of virtue, book one of the guardians” by fantasy and science finction author Joseph Giunta.

The character on the picture is Magarius, the advisor to King Marik. He is a modest man with little in regards to fanfare. On this picture he releases the essence from an autumn leaf.
His familiar, Flicker, is a multi-hued faery dragon. Named so for his unique ability to flicker in and out of existence, like the snuffing of a candle flame. Rather than speak, Flicker sings out a trill in a language few understand. He often croons a soft melody into the ear of his master while resting on his shoulder. Flickers scales changes colour according to his mood.

Painted from scratch using Photoshop with a Wacom tablet as usual.
I also made some digital pencil illustrations for the inside of the book. You can have a look at those, the close-ups and step-by-step process on my site :-)

10 Feb 200645 Dreamer
Oooh, that's adorable! Love wizard, love dragon, love...it all!
14 Feb 2008:-) Jay scorpgem21 Lan
Magarius & Flicker... what a team to observe the essence-drawing from a leaf...
3 Jun 2009:-) Katarina Ora Baralic
29 Nov 2009:-) Caitlin E Brewster
Love it! the dragon is so cute! I like the expression on his face
15 Jul 2010:-) Joshua R Emig
So essentially he’s practicing in small scale, the ability to yank out an organic beings essence. Given the leafs apparent sudden decay from this process I sure wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of a larger scale exercise in the "releasing" of essences.
20 Feb 2012:-) Daniel R Baker
Incredible work. The epitome of magical wisdom and kindliness. The shelf in the background emphasizes his persona, and I love the expression on the faery dragon’s face.
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'Knights of virtue':
 • Created by: :-) Henning Ludvigsen
 • Copyright: ©Henning Ludvigsen. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Beard, Book, Books, Bookshelf, Bridgeclaw, Cover, Dragon, Guy, Henning, Laying, Leaf, Ludvigsen, Magic, Magician, Man, On, Resting, Shoulder, Small, Sparcle, Study, The, Tiny, Wizard
 • Categories: Humourous or Cute Things, Magic and Sorcery, Spells, etc., Wizards, Priests, Druids, Sorcerers..., Book Illustration
 • Techniques: Computer Painted from Scratch
 • Submitted: 2005-11-29 00:44:56
 • Views: 9583
 • Resolution: 500x773

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