I’m sick of it….. to explain it again and again. Please have your point of view, that’s alright, but don’t try to teach me!
There are many dragons that I don’t like (Taballuga, the one from Shrek, the Dragonfighters dragons....) and I don’t like Saphira ( I read the books -yes, all four- and I don’t like her character and the reason that she –and all other dragons- only exists for Eragon/their riders…they don’t have a own life or rather they are attached by the hip)!! But that is not the reason why I draw this picture! The reason is that the producers from the movie have used so much from DH (And NO, I don't speak about movie Saphira's design or something! I speak about artwork, locations, workings and stuff like that). And they praise themselves and speak disdainfully about older dragon films….and about, how bad the animation in DH is, but in fact, I can’t see a difference between it. (well, everybody has a own opinion about that)
In my pic here is only ONE example of stealing. The two Dragon logos above them are both official promotional artwork, and as you maybe can see, the designers from the Eragon movie took that logo from Dragonheart and altered it ….oh boy, that’s really crummy IMO (even IF the alteration was made by the same designer)
The "original" and "copy" refers to the logos NOT the design of the dragons!!
Done with color pencils and later finish it at the computer, 2006
Eragon was too description heavy, maybe it's just me but I get bored with too much information. And it's not fair that the dragons are always at their rider's bekon-call, I mean in the book she had a few more rebellious moments but still she felt too much like her and Eragon were attached by the hip. And if you're gonna have a dragon that can speak they should be treated as a regular character, not and accessory. In the movie she had like two moments of true savage rage, but it was so few and far between.
Draco had a personality outside the bond he and Bowen had, he could be a smart-ass and had opinions about everything. He didn't have to be right beside Bowen at all times and taunted and teased him constantly that it just felt so real.
I still like Eragon for what it is, just that I understand it's flails and it's far from perfect. To be honest pretty much anything with dragons I'll most likely be into.
So don't feel like you have to answer to people who hate on you, you are you and no one can change that. The drawing is amazing and keep on doing what your doing, you deserve to be happy and have opinions.
Thank you so much for your nice comment
I often don’t find the right words if I want to explain something, but you illustrated the Eragon-Saphira and Draco-Bowen relationship exactly in the way I see it too. C:
Some excellent work with colored pencils, I gotta' say. Everything is so clean and very well drawn, too. Expressions are fantastic! XD 'Saphira' looks like she just doesn't know what's goin' on and Draco's smugness is hilarious. I think Saphira's pretty cool in the books and Draco is awesome - that second bit wasn't an opinion, but a fact. XD - and I like both stories, too. NOT the movie of Eragon, though. The books. They were pretty good for a short fantasy series. Annnnywho... Ha. Would'ya' look at that? It seems I've been ensnared by the endless war of opinions, too. XD Guess I'm to be thrown in with that rabble below, eh? Eh. Oh well.
Now I'm just left wondering - not associating the symbolism, but the idea of dragon battles - who'd win in a fight; Shiron the Windragon or Draco? And Shiron would have to be as Kanerudo or Windmaker, of course. Draco would easily kick his butt otherwise. XD
Anywho, I've rambled my opinions like so many before me, but, seriously, that's some great coloring. Such detail is wondrous. ^^
I wasn't overly fond of the Saphira's feathery look in the movie. To be honest the movie could have been so much better. I have no idea if the Dragon Heart Book I own was made before or after the Movie but It has everything the movie had plus a bit extra. I love it!
i may misunderstand this anyway,but the more i see this and read the description the more i feel ofended by these actions...movies are just movies,we hate them,its normal but taunt or mock them...is quite a deal...i don't say you and others to love it,that will never happen.
as for how they act,let them be,if the copied something leave them...don't feed a useless hatred or negativity towards something...i have to suport many...things.i prefer neutrality for this kind of things...people fighting for foolish reasons...and i will write my dislikements,since im bored of seeing people draw hate things.
first,why people do this,it is pointless and...um kind of stupid...but who im are to it...im to stupid and a fool,(hitinh myself in walls just to satisfy a stupid need of punishment of my life...bulshit to me!)...but i still stand and will write into this so people like you try to understand...if you can piece together my head.
hate only brings hate...draws like this only can bring hate betwen others.if you are going to say i would have watched this don't even take the pleasure of it my dear human...i have to post this so some people of both bands understand the things...this is maybe just a draw,but my dear child...one image can take more than a thousand words.
be carefull of the intend of your draw my dear,other shall misunderstand it.
AS FOR THE HATERS OF EACH OTHERS STORYS.
STOPD THIS FOOLISH THINGS.
im tired of seeing hatred,may this words be deleted,pulled as spam,reported...even called ofensive.BUT NO,IM NOT REGRETING WHAT IM WRITING.you guys and girls have to pull negative emotions away,and more than disgust,understand things,see them both negative and positive...yeah i know you all can't keep a neutrtal thing,humans aren't for it...but why feed this hatred between other,why waste a time dealing with negative emotions,ask yourself...why hate and offend something?...yeah may these words sound stupid and incoherent...im just 15.and i have to say this world may be bad for many and good for others but for me...is life,may i hame my own race,but at least....diferent from you guys,I TRY TO UNDERSTAND AND DON'T JUDGE OTHERS BY SOMETHING SIMPLE...is not easy as my life and world was never something easy,you know it true...nothing is easy.but at least try to do it.
what cause many ancient civilizations and tribes people to die before they would,misunderstanding...wars and all that.
i dare you people to talk to me in ofensive ways.i dare you to show how our race is,hating and other things,but to too prove me im not the only one who tries to stop such things.
it is sad this will be ignored forever...since people don't read,they jump usually to judge and hate...
it is sad to knowledge many people will jump and say many negative things,im just disaponted,thought is normal,don't jump and talk to me like a child,thing wisely what you say,talk as a formed person would,not with simple words like"the kill yourself"or"why you came to watch it and waste your time here"...i came to at least pull the ones who understand this just for a simple thing...stop hurting other and figthing...it just tears you apart and others as well.
i wish i could say more but my inglish lenguage is limited since im from another country in south america...i talk spanish,and i cant talk much,my grammar,ortigrafy and caligrafy may suck,im not perfect,but neither you...and no one opinion is the real one,we are just partial beigns with a still changing form of be,later probably i will forget why i did this...and even now i find my words are useless to you all,and if you find this a waste of time,why then you readed it?...something made you a purspose of it and simple words are not enought to answer this question,give an argumentation and all that...i will allways be hearing you all,but don't let your feelings overcome your words,talk calm and like i have tried to do...and i will thank you all for this.
remember that im allways hearing you all...
Oh gods, HOW much I agree with you!!!
btw...you have nice dragons in your gallery
And thank you very much!
Ich find Saphiras Feder-Schuppen-Hybrid Schwingen total unpraktisch. Schuppen auf der Flughaut würde die Flügel unnötig beschweren. Ich weiß nicht ob das Fliegen da noch so problemlos möglich wäre.
Nein, Nena's Stimme geht wirklich gar nicht...
Hm, Feder-Schuppen-Hybrid-Design KANN gut und praktisch sein, wenn man nach dem Motto weniger ist mehr arbeitet...
Zwei oder drei kleine Federreihen am Flügelstrang hätten edel ausgesehen und wären beim Fliegen nicht hinderlich gewesen.
Saphira's Flügel wirken allerdings so "plüschig", da kann es wirklich sein, dass sie Flughaut + Federn in einem darstellen sollten...
Und das ist wirklich unpraktisch ^^
In summary, I quite agree with your symbolic usage of Draco and Saphira.
Many people think that I try to match the Eragon and the Dragonheart story. But trying to match the story’s (no matter if the Books or the Movies) is simply stupid, because these are two COMPETELY different worlds which can’t be compared.
I have read the Inheritance books too (well the last one only halfway through), therefore I know that the Eragon movie has almost nothing to do with the books…haha but I didn’t know that even Paolini don’t like the movie ^^
Now, you want a dragon movie to dis, I say Dragonheart 2: A New Beginning. That movie...for me, it was worse than Eragon <.<....
The acting, the producing team, and of course, the dragons...Dragonheart was by far better. The only people from Eragon I liked where the voice of Saphira, and the well cast character of Brom.
well *sigh* DH: A New Beginning (I refuse to call it Dragonheart 2)....it's more than worse!!! (I don't want to waste more words about it here...)
If you would live in Germany you would even hate Saphiras voice...
Dragon Heart is amazing, my favorite movie when I was little. The graphics are, like Jurassic Park, still amazing to this date.
Draco wins. Hands down. I like Saphira in the books, but Draco is voiced by Sean Connery. Dragon+Sean Connery=epic win.