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Singing Soaring Lark by AndrewRyanArt Singing Soaring Lark by AndrewRyanArt
This is a scene I've depicted from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale The Singing Soaring Lark. The version I have read has a good prince and princess as primary characters. The good prince turns is turned into a lion through unfortunate circumstances and the good princess spends a lot of time trying to find him and save him from the enchantment. At one point in the story she learns that the lion is fighting a dragon and can only defeat the dragon with her help so she attains a magical gryphon and arrives at the scene, helping the lion defeat the dragon. It turns out however that the dragon was actually an evil enchanted princess and this evil princess steals the gryphon and flys away with the good prince before the good princess can stop her.
This stroy is very convoluted and I had a hard time depicting the scene. In the story the lion prince turns back into human form after the defeat of the dragon princess but I felt drawing him in human form would kind of make the story harder to recognize (not that it's a very popular fairy tale anyway but oh well) overall though I'm happy with the composition and how the Gryphon came out looking pretty dumb and frightened.
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:iconnalabulle:
nalabulle Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
great composition, atmospher ;)
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
I really love this story and there is very little art to be found. Wonderful work--I especially love your lion and the fantastic beasts! :heart:
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4ever-maybe Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Photographer
omg! when i was young i read this story, but i forgot the name and who it was by. this is my favorite part ! thanks for making an awesome partial of it :)
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CanveySue Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh God that's excellent!
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fujoshianimechick Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
MY GOD, THIS IS AMAZING FANTASY ART. I CAN NOT DRAW THIS WELL, EVER.
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Disneylyric Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student General Artist
So this is a couple seconds prior to the transformation. I like those kinds of scenes, too.
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ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
Phenomenal! :wow: The detail is amazing.
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:iconpotprincess:
PotPrincess Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Absolutely love this and I know the story well. I'm jealous of your drawing, I wish I could draw a dragon that magnificent!
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LucaCastiglione Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Bellissimo!!!
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:icondsil:
DSil Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Great scene! I love how that shadow cuts across the composition.
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beachelf Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
:clap: :iconbummy1: Phenomenal! :iconbummy1: :clap:
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AKK-STUDIO Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Your stayle is amazing ^^
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:iconanimegrlluvit:
AnimegrlLuvit Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this picture you give me inspiration to keep drawing! Thanks!
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:iconpercabethstories:
PercabethStories Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
This is just...beautiful!
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:iconphillebovsky:
phillebovsky Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
great work!
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:iconjennymajeske:
jennymajeske Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
i love how the bodies of the animals make a circle
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:iconandrewryanart:
AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks, not many people pick up on that.
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:iconjennymajeske:
jennymajeske Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
I bet they pick up on it subconsciously and find it really pleasing but don't necessarily know why!
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:iconandrewryanart:
AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student General Artist
lol true.
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:icondr-stain:
Dr-Stain Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Student
nicely done!
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:icondragonkira:
DragonKira Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
OMG, this is amazing!
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:icontaniaav:
TaniaAV Featured By Owner May 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
wow!!! Excellent!!
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sixstringtorment666 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
This is stellar, i love the dragon holding the girl in his mouth. Not sure if holding is the appropriate term lol, but yeah the details are wonderful man.
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:iconandrewryanart:
AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks a bunch
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SangoSlayer299 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantasic! :wow:
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:iconcianart:
cianart Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful work! I love all details! what's the (real) size of this illustration?
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:iconandrewryanart:
AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks, I think it's 24 by 36 inches or something, it's in a gallery right now so I don't have it with me to measure.
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Sgtkneecaps Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
awesome o.o
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:iconandrewryanart:
AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks
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:iconxibalbha:
xibalbha Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really good :)
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:iconandrewryanart:
AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student General Artist
thank you
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:iconstonedsnake:
stonedsnake Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, incredibly beautiful pencil work. I can't wait to look at the rest of your pieces. Thank you for sharing it. :)
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:iconandrewryanart:
AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks a lot
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:icondsil:
DSil Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Subtle, sophisticated, and beautiful. A magnificent image!
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:iconandrewryanart:
AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks
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:iconmariyaolshevska:
mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Incredible work!
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:iconandrewryanart:
AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student General Artist
thank you
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:iconmeltin:
Meltin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So much to love about this. Very nice.:)
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:iconandrewryanart:
AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks a bunch
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:iconmeltin:
Meltin Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome.:)
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:icontrigar:
Trigar Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Simply astounding! I love the fact that you included the story from which this piece sprang, but to be honest, your drawing is so expressive that it' s a tale all on its own! The detailing and shading you've gotten into this piece are superb! Not to mention the nice contrasting tones! Magnificent drawing!!! How big is the drawing if I may ask?
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
love the way you make the shadow falls on the dragon:)!
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:iconandrewryanart:
AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks a bunch
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
u are most welcome:) love ur shading and way of story telling!
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RandySprout Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
How very wonderful and lyrical!
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Alfonzzz105 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Holy Amazingness of the Amazing! Its magical!
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:iconandrewryanart:
AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks a lot
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gintmfgb Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Excellent !!
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Salaidard Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! They look just like just the way I imagined them, and the composition is really good...
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