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"Tempting Fate(s)" by Dawn D Davidson

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From The Black Cauldron, second book in Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain...

Having found their way to the middle of the Marshes of Morva, Taran and his friends meet a mysterious trio of hags with ambiguous morals. Orddu, Orwen, and Orgoch are some of the more enigmatic figures in these books, replete with symbolism and delightfully eccentric. Here, they threaten gleefully to turn the whole troop into frogs.

digital painting, redux. Entirely in Corel Painter.

7 Jun 2005:-) Stav Ofer aka 'Silmarien'
Amazing picture! all their expressions are great, but the best patrs in my opinion are Fflewddur (of course) and the witch on the right - at first she looks like a loving grandma happy to see her grandchildren, but then you realize the real reason for her smile...
16 Sep 200545 Majik
In reply to Alyssa JB it is the haughty Ellidyr from this artist's 'Pig Boy' picture who redeems himself by throwing himself into the cauldron to destroy it. He is probably mortaly wounded at the time, so he perhaps has less to lose than anyoe else might.
4 Dec 200545 Anonymous
Oooh I *really* love everything in it except for the pale aura-thing around Fflewddur's hair (although it's possible that in that weather, his spiky hair is conducting some major static electricity), and Taran's face. It looks too girlish. His arms look stiff instead of spontaneous, too. The major problem is that seeing even such a good picture of this encounter is giving me horrible flashbacks to the infamous (or would-be-infamous-if-anyone-saw-the-movie) "frog in the cleavage" scene. Ewwwwwwww....

Very good pic!
26 Apr 2006:-) Kim E. Houtkamp
Poor Gurgi... 12

Very nice drawing. 1
15 Sep 2006:-) Duelen
tee hee! you drew Orwen, Orgoch, and Orddu! i always loved their weirdness...still can't figure out if they're beuatiful maidens disguising as hags, or vice versa..have had many debates with people about it too...*shrug* who cares when there's artwork like this to look at!
29 Oct 200645 Angel_of_Music
I love the look on Ffluwddur's face! great picture
4 May 200745 A Friendly Manticore
I love this book! Your interpretation of the characters is lovely. Thank you!
11 May 200745 Anonymous
I think the hag in green is beautifully drawn with a great expression on her face
27 Dec 200745 Anonymous
What a good picture! Just like that I thought they all looked like!!
8 Aug 2008:-) Sarah Charles
This is so funny! I love the expression on the hag in green. I simply can’t draw old age!
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'Tempting Fate(s)':
 • Created by: :-) Dawn D Davidson
 • Copyright: ©Dawn D Davidson. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Black, Book, Cauldron, Childrensbook, Chronicles, Color, Computer, Digital, Eilonwy, Flewddur, Gurgi, Hag, Hags, Illustration, Lloydalexander, Pencil, Prydain, Sketch, Taran, Witch, Witches
 • Categories: Book Illustration
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Computer-coloured Picture
 • Inspirations: Other Author
 • Submitted: 2007-04-26 16:03:11
 • Views: 4995
 • Resolution: 720x820

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