26 January 2012 2:31 PM CST

In Good Company

Final with digital touches:


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Tradtional version:

Temeraire Dragons

Media: Copic multiliner brush with warm and cool greys and watercolors, india, sepia, cobalt, and viridian washes on hot press arches. Photoshop color and adjustments added.

Size: 22 x 30 in

Notes: Commission – This piece of the Dragons of the Aerial Corps and their captains/companions is from the Temeraire novels by Naomi Novik. (Clockwise L-R) Dragons:  Arkady, Maximus, Iskierka, Temeraire, Lily, Volly. Captains: Tharkay, Berkley, Laurence, Granby, Harcourt, James.

20 Comments

  • Draco18s
    February 3, 2012

    Holy moley. This is amazing, and stunningly detailed! AND HUGE!
    Love it. :)

  • saulone (Daniel)
    February 3, 2012

    Thank you! It was a really fun piece to work on :) glad you dig!

  • Jeremiah
    February 7, 2012

    This is an AMAZING drawing. Congrats!!

  • saulone (Daniel)
    February 7, 2012

    Thank you so much :) This was a real pleasure to work on. I’ve said it elsewhere, but illustrating a graphic novel adaptation of Naomi Novik’s wonderful series would be a dream project. Thanks again for the kind words!

  • Temerairelover123
    February 27, 2012

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series, and I think Temeraire’s
    character. The way you drew him is stunning!
    I love it.

    Tara

  • Dragons123
    February 27, 2012

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    How in the world did you draw that?
    I’ts incrediable!

  • saulone (Daniel)
    February 27, 2012

    Thank you! I really apprecaite it :) Time and patience…and a lot of erasing ;)

  • saulone (Daniel)
    February 27, 2012

    Thanks Tara! I was pretty happy with this piece, and was very thrilled to work on it, being a huge Temeraire fan as well. Thanks again!

  • Molly
    March 3, 2012

    Oh, man. This is just stunning. My jaw actually dropped when it loaded.

  • saulone (Daniel)
    March 3, 2012

    Ha! Thanks so much for the kind words, (and the slack jaw ;) ) Much appreciated!

  • Sara
    April 12, 2012

    I have to say. The details in this is quite amazing. I never could really completely picture what the breeds actually looked like, even with their sketches in the book. I LOVE how you portrayed Arkady <3 and Lily is simply beautiful <3

  • saulone (Daniel)
    April 16, 2012

    Thanks so very much! That is wonderful to hear. I just hope Naomi enjoys the print as much :)

  • Claudio
    April 25, 2012

    This is a amazing picture!!! I’ve never seen a so detailed and huge picture of the Characters from Naomi Noviks’ book!
    If a read the book it was hard to imagine the Dragons in the book but this Picture has made it all clear.
    Don’t stop to do so magnificend pictures and greetings from Switzerland :D

    Yes this is why my english grammar is to terrible ;)

  • zac b
    June 10, 2012

    I just got this for my birthday and man I can’t stop staring at it. the temeraire series is my favorite series of any book I’ve read so thank you for bringing it to life. i have it hanging up in the middle of my living room and it’s just awesome. I also got a smaller print of just temeraire that is equally amazing.
    I love how you made out Maximus to be so bold looking. I could rave all day but I won’t so great job and I will probably be buying some more prints later on!

    zac

  • saulone (Daniel)
    June 13, 2012

    Hey Zac! Awesome :) I love Naomi’s wonderful series as well. Glad you dig the piece and happy birthday!

    ~D

  • Eric
    July 11, 2012

    Beautiful!! I love the detail and the scale. I’m picturing this during the campaign against the French invasion in Victory of Eagles. Just finished reading Crucible of Gold and needed more before moving on :D

  • Laura
    September 18, 2012

    Oh, wow, such a detailed drawing! Thank you, you made my life richer today!

  • santino de jesus
    October 28, 2012

    this is really great, i can draw like this kind of piece but i dont have enough high quality drawing materials to illustrate because i cant find in our province here in the philippines, if you can help me to be one of your great illustrators i’ll give you my best to show more of my amazing creations.

  • Shawn Desrosiers
    February 27, 2013

    Beautiful rendering. You are a great and rare talent. It nice to see what thought they looked like in my head put to paper. I can only hope you do an illustrated version of. Miss Noviks novels. Thank you please do more.

  • saulone (Daniel)
    February 27, 2013

    Thank you so much. I would love to do a graphic novel adaptation of Naomi Novik’s novels. Having read them many times, the images that they bring to mind I’ve always imagined capturing on paper.

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