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Brom and Saphira by hibbary Brom and Saphira by hibbary
This is either my last picture of '06 or my first picture of '07. I spent the majority of my time working on it in '06 but am uploading it now. I dunno. I guess it doesn't matter.

Anyway, I went to see Eragon with my brother. By god was it ever BAD!!!!!! Laughably bad in the worst and most wonderful way. I was gonna write a journal all about it but never got around to it. Anyway, it was really awful. I rather wish they'd made it back in the 80's, because that's the feel I got from it. Really bad 80's fantasy, ha ha! A hackneyed cobble of previously published fantasy work. I'm glad to have watched it.

Undoubtably, my favorite character was Brom. He seemed to be the only cast member who could act, and his clothing rocked, and that VOICE! My GOD! I hadn't put two and two together (my fellow TLK fans would have me murdered if they knew), and realized at the time that Jeremy Irons did the voice for Scar. MMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!! Sexy clothes, sexy voice, and surprisingly sexy all around for an old, kinda bug-eyed, slightly toadesque guy. It was inevitable that he should die.

I'm typing a lot of stuff XD So I decided to do some fanart, despite the fact that I am not, by any means, a fan of Eragon. This is a youngish Brom with his own blue dragon, Saphira. Yes, both dragons are named the same damned thing. Confusing as hell, but there it is. And Brom evidently hasn't changed clothing since his dragon died XD No wonder they looked so grungy.

Oh yeah, and... I have never read the book. I don't intend to. I probably got both characters aaaaaaaaall wrong. And ya know what?? I really don't care XD This is my own interpretation. And that's that.

Also, a few people have bitched about the feather wings. The movie might have gone out on a limb with the bird style wings, but at least they bothered to try something new, and I thought the effect was worth the experiment. And a lot of my 'dragons' sport feathers and fur, so there it is. I enjoy something different from time to time. I love traditional dragons, but also like experimentation.
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KunYKA Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gosh, she is so freaking baddass here!
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Through-the-movies Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Saphira looks so good with the horns and eagle-like blue feather wings :D 
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DraigonSwords Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Could u do more eragon art? I would love to see it... like a comparison to how Eragon looked before and after that ceremony that healed and changed him :)
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SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
Well, Brom's original dragon was named Saphira.

It's why he mentioned the name when Eragon came to talk to him in the books.
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Meownimator Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NIIIIIIICE
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VengefulPhoenix Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So AMAZING! I love the Inheritance cycle!! Beautifully well done!! 
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InumiInuzuka Featured By Owner Edited Mar 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I think that Saphira's voice and Jeremy Irons playing Brom is probably the best parts. That and I like how they did Eragon's Arya's and Saphira's armor in the battle.

But other than that I am the one almost yelling "The book is better" everytime I watch it.
But I like how you drew  Saphira.
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SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
I kinda like Movie Brom better. Just felt, so much more... badass.

I mean, the part where he's setting the barn on fire in the movie.

"Funeral fit for a king."
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InumiInuzuka Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
True. I also liked it that the Movie Brom was a bit more snide than book Brom.
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SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
Yeah, he felt much more badass in a way.
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Jasperthekid Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Oh and the  wings and spines are wrong too.
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Jasperthekid Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
That is not an accurate representation of Brom....Read the books and will find out what he looks like, and why is the jem of broms sword blue Za'roc was red, unless this was before the fall of the riders or sometime before his dragon died which means all is forgiven.
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SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
Since Brom's original Dragon was named Saphira (and we can guess that she was probably blue as well), then it's likely that that is Brom's sword before the Fall of the Riders.
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Willowfyre Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The only good part about the movie was the animation of Saphira. Excuse me, but the rest was crap.  :)
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Dark-Dragon-13 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Saphira looks so awesome!  La la la la 
 How many hours do you think you put into this incredible peace of work?
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BlackDragon117 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing
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i-have-a-llama-army Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooooh nice! :D
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SpiritSong17 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
woooow..so epic...brom saphira and eragon are totally awesome!
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SpyroOandOcynder Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg,  love te dragon o.o
Really good work~
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Kaiya-Ashigawa Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
As someone who read the books and loves them I do like the composition and tone of this piece but I would note bat wings do make more sense for a reason with dragons for lift purposes. Membrane can run along the body creating a solid singular plane to support their weight like a bat or terasaurs(not sure on spelling.) also the spines along their back are literal spines that could cause serious injuries if landed upon. I do love your little details and the hands/paws are well formed. Also Saphira looks a tad masculine with the hard triangular eye. Remember, predator, eyes forward.
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Anacondaphilist Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I agree. Dragons are reptilian, so I've always thought that dragons with feathers and fur don't make too much sense. Sure, you don't see reptiles flying around on bat wings in real life, but it seems like bat wings match dragons better than feathers.
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DraigonSwords Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I think that was what annoyed me about how they portrayed Saphire in that God awful movie... made her look like a cross between a dragon and a bird, when they mention membrane wings, not feathers. Awesome drawing otherwise XD
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T-Man13 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
This looks amazing. I adore the brilliant dark blue on the dragon, and Brom looks incredible. I read the book and I loved it. I was super excited when I heard there was going to be a movie. Went to see it in theaters, and I loved it. The differences between book and movie don't really bother me all that much. If you don't compare the two, the movie is amazing.
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007demosthenes Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely adore Jeremy Iron's voice.
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Pantherfanfics Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I read the title, looked at brom and thought, "My gosh he's young" XD My favorite books.
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unkownsoldier1 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Movie sucked, but I LOVED the books.
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Ginnya Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist
Yeah me too c:
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QuitscheenteOfDoom Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student General Artist
You are so right about the movie... and all the stuff you wrote in the description :D Brom wins!
First I thought the pic shows your imagination of how Eragon & Saphira II. could look like... if so, I would like the pic even more (because it is similar to my imagination from reading the book). And the dragon looks so much better than in the movie (I'm not a fan of bird-style dragon wings, but these are quite cool).
You did a really good job ^^
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kissfull Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Watching Eragon the movie, was like watching Aeon Flux the movie,
The original stuff(Books/Tvseries) > Movies

I can't say that for all stuff, Reading the True blood series (Sookie Housestack Novels) is not as good as watching the HBO series. n___n
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chibeteadrinker Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The movie was, indeed horrible. It was like the writers were drunk or half dead as they wrote it. The books, on the other hand, are ripe with interesting scenes and plot twists. The only complaint I had about the books was the author kind of ripped the ending off of LOtR. -_-
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DallasWolfram Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Writer
he was a young writer with a lot of fantastic writing to influence his own. I think that for his first series and with his experience they are excellent books. True he did a little ripping off and had some good references that may be good or may not. But we all have to agree that first book, aged 18 when the first came out, and with how difficult fiction writing (being original) can be he did a splendid job.
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hibbary Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
The author ripped off a lot of work from several different authors.
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chibeteadrinker Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, such as Harry Potter. I admit that it wasn't the best series, and he added WAY too many unnessacary details, but at least they were better than the movie. >.>
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Superhobbit Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Not to mention the Dr Who references.
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chibeteadrinker Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wondered if I was the only one who noticed...
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MewEllyAzura Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
He also ripped off Ursula LeGuin. Her Earthsea series was pretty amazing.
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DoorStop1227 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
I beg you... read the book. You really can't say anything until you do. You would not understand the sheer beauty and intelligence the dragons in the books have. You have NO idea what you are missing. Judging by your artwork, it would be your favorite book series. Ever.
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Chibi-Richi-Opossom Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Wow not many people think of Brom's dragon from the story its a realy nice touch since most people ignore the fact Saphira's name was the same as Eragons 'Saphira'.
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Nate-E Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Since this page seems to be deviating from the picture at hand... I might as well join in. (cool depiction BTW, this is actually one of my favorite interpretations)

[rant begins here]As for the movie. I watched it again recently - just to make sure I had a good understanding of exactly what went wrong. What went wrong was the writing. Dreadful, horrible, lazy, disgusting writing. It's possibly one of the worst book adaptations of all time, and a truly awful movie all on its own.

It makes me sad that the biggest complaints people have are the physical appearance of the characters (who's blond and who has a beard and whether Saphira has feathers ect.) - something I really couldn't give a rat's ass about in most cases. It's depressing because there were so many more important problems with the movie as an adaptation.

An adaptation should NOT be exactly - page for page - like the book, and Eragon is not a particularly easy book to adapt considering the screen time one would require for a Dragon, and loads of other factors. However, it should get the idea of each character right. It should get the basic premise and plot right, and for God's sake, it shouldn't water down the characters to the point where we're at the bottom of the barrel character-wise.

The direction was clearly dreadful as well since very few of the actors seemed able to express human emotions.[end rant]

lol I could rant a lot longer, the list of reasons this movie sucks on it's own - AND ruins the book is rather long. Perhaps I should learn to write so I can make an organized analysis and explain exactly why this movie was such a massive betrayal - regardless of how "good" the book was. Of course the book isn't a masterpiece, but it could make a hell of a movie if done right.
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eeveejolteonfan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Read the book -.-
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xxWolfxxChickxx Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it is terrible isnt it ugh the books are amazing though ever read them?
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sarah107 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
nice drawing! just u know tho, broms saphira was turqoise or aquamarine.
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featherwolf19 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is wonderful! Beautifully drawn!
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Ginnabell Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
my child... Brom is amazing
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Brimstone925 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Alright, I have to say, I love this pic. I at first was confused, but then it suddenly hit me that Brom had a dragon also named Saphira. This is also one of the best drawn pictures of Eragon that I have seen, nice work.
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rababco Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love book series but the movie was so so. I actually watched the movie first and loved the storyline so I read the books. I've finally gotten around to reading book four and working on it right now.
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sfors Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
omg Broms dragon !!! love it !!
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baradasrox Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
This is Awesome!!
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MLFA Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Just finished Brisingr (3rd part), and I most say you hit spot on!
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JadeyBug1 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Cool but i thought saphira was smaller
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