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Vilde Dyrnes Ulriksen

"Liveship" by Vilde Dyrnes Ulriksen

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This piece is inpired by the "Liveship Traders Trilogy" by Robin Hobb. Robin Hobb is one of my dad's favourite authors, and he had long recommended her books to me before I finally began reading this trilogy last summer. I loved it.

When I asked my dad what he wanted from me for Christmas, he told me to draw an illustration to the Liveship Traders Trilogy. I wanted the piece to be good, so I decided not to hurry. For the last couple of months I have worked on and off on the piece, and yesterday it was finished. My dad liked it very much, and we are going to find a nice frame to it :)

If you have not read the books, you will probably not understand the symbolism portrayed. However, I can say this much: liveships are different from usual ships by the fact that their figureheads are alive creatures who can speak, think and move independently. Moreover, the liveships have these special qualities due to a special link between them, the dragons in the sky and the serpents in the sea.

The piece is created in mixed traditional media, including graphite pencils, coloured pencils, black ink pens, a white gel pen, pastel chalks and acrylics.

 




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'Liveship':
 • Created by: :-) Vilde Dyrnes Ulriksen
 • Copyright: ©Vilde Dyrnes Ulriksen. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Illustration, Traditional, Liveship, Sea, Dragon, Books, Hobb, Figurehead, Robin, Media, Ship, Mixed, Serpent
 • Categories: Landscape, Nature, Panoramic, Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters, Spaceships, Ships, Bessels, Transportation..., Woman, Women, Fan art, Book Illustration
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Coloured Pencils, Black Ink, Felt-tipped Pens, Soft (Chalk) Pastels, Acrylics, Markers, Mixed Media, Erasers
 • Submitted: 2011-05-01 17:38:26
 • Views: 1075
 • Resolution: 601x820

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