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Morkeleb the Black and Jenny by Nashiil Morkeleb the Black and Jenny by Nashiil
An old sketch from around 12yrs ago of Barbra Hambly's character Morkeleb the Black and his wizard friend Jenny (who is shown in her dragon form from the end of Dragonsbane). I tried to draw him according to the descrption in the book, so I added the antennae that everyone seems to forget about. It's wrinkled and smudged, but I had to put it up. He is one of my all time favorite dragons! All hail the star drake!

Materials: sketch book paper, graphite drawing pencils
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SnowyYuki25 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is crazy good!
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Nashiil Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!:hug:
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ZhaKrisstol Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful picture, the shading and highlights are wonderfully done!

The books are superbly written I think, not much compares nowadays.

I created my own rendition some years ago [link]
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Nashiil Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! He is probably my favorite dragon, and Hambly's vision of dragons was incredibly unique.
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ZhaKrisstol Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definately, especially how she portrays the wisdom and mysticism of the ancient dragons , i.e. Morkeleb in contrast of how the other races, humans in particular view the dragons.
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SilverandZuko Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Student General Artist
AMAZING!! Hated the book loved the dragon. Amazing drawing!!! :D
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Nashiil Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I love the dragon too. He is one of the most unique dragons I have ever read about.
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SilverandZuko Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Student General Artist
Totally. I hope I can come up with something like that. I'm writing a small story of my interpretation of the Silver and Gold Dragon. If you want to check it out. Here's what I have up so far. Tell me what you think? Please? [link] [link]
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Nashiil Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the links!
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Ardamass Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
very cool
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Nashiil Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Silraen Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loved the ending :heart:

Beautiful drawing of these two!
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Nashiil Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! You read the book too! I haven't found many people who have. I really liked her take on dragons too. It was very unique. Thanks for the comment and the fave!
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Silraen Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Her dragons are very unique! :aww: I never finished the series. I think I got to book 3 and then stopped. Did you finish the series? How does it end, if you don't mind me asking? :aww:

I wish more people would read it :heart:

And you're very welcome :)
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Nashiil Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It ends kinda sadly because Jenny will always be haunted by the demon that used to possess her. She stays with Aversin, and Morkeleb becomes a star drake like he wanted...At least that's what I remember. Since my memory is so fuzzy I may just read the series again. Morekeleb is so cool!
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Silraen Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for telling me! :)

He totally is! :aww:
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audreyboo222 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
WHOA. this is amazing. Best dragon pic like EVAH. totally faving it. GREAT job!!
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Aki-Masamune Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
I've never heard of them, but this is an amazing job! O.O

I wish I could shade like this!
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Nashiil Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! The characters are from a book by Barbra Hambly called Dragonsbane. The first book was really good and had the most original take on dragons ever!
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Aki-Masamune Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
Now I kinda wanna read it! XD
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daisylegs Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
wonderful, you've got good shading skill.
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Nashiil Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for faving!
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Nashiil Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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diegosora281092 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
woooooooooow O___________O
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Nashiil Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, thanks! Oh and thanks for the fave too!
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diegosora281092 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
of nothing
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