|12 Jun 2008|| Nightislander|
I like the people being shadowed, but the dragon, i dont know, i guess i would have liked to see that dragon better. Very prettyful, and i like the color of the water. Esther S. Brendel (Maiden name: Esther S. Wetzel)
replies: "Thank you! I admit you’re right, thare are some faults about lighting and shadow on that dragon. Well, you paint to learn ... ;-)"
|12 Jun 2008|| Jake Phoenix Beasley|
I PITY THE DRAGON!
What’s the background story behind it? Why is it dead? And why are they recycling it?! Esther S. Brendel (Maiden name: Esther S. Wetzel)
replies: "I think this scene will be incorporated into my fantasy novel-in-rewriting-progress. There are huge dragons living in that world. When they die, they usually dive into the ocean for their last "great hunt" and their corpses get washed to the beaches. The ocean’s streams carry them to certain places - the dragon graveyards. People know those places and exploit the dragons remains to get large bones, scales and teeth which they need to build their homes and tools and weapons, and if they happen to find a quite fresh corpse they collect the dried blood for it’s healing powers."
|12 Jun 2008|| Paul Cerar|
This reminds me of a painting from the "Life Nature Library" volume, "Evolution". The scene was of prehistoric men using a brush-fire to drive elephants into a swamp, and then butchering them. Esther S. Brendel (Maiden name: Esther S. Wetzel)
replies: "The idea for this was definitely inspired by prehistoric hunters using the bones and the ivory of mammoths. However I don’t imaging those poeple having hunted and killed this dragon. It was a far to big and mighty specimen. I rather mixed the ideas of mammoth hunters and elephant graveyards ..."
|12 Jun 2008|| Natalia Nikitin|
|12 Jun 2008|| Oliver Wallace|
|12 Jun 2008|| Anne Wipf|
So beautiful. It seems inspired by the whale hunt in the 19th century, isn’t it? Great work and congrats for a well deserved Mod’s Choice.
|14 Jun 2008|| Dragomir Cristian Madalin|
its a very good drawing but the colors and concept of the entire drawing bring out a good tone of sadness and pain. Fear and torment along with sadness and pain tumbled up and forming hope and desire of survival, prosperity and future.
i think i got it right, right?
|19 Jun 2008|| Ian 'skully' Morgan|
wow - great idea and well painted.
|25 Jun 2008|| Sarah Fragore Roper|
i have one thing to say about this. BEACHED DRAGON!