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The Oath by Junryou-na-Kokoro The Oath by Junryou-na-Kokoro
Illustration for my Illustration I class - it depicts a scene in the Christian fiction novel, The Oath by Frank Peretti. (Peretti = genius)

In the book, this dragon embodies the sinful nature of the mountain town it frequents. The people of that town are all deeply immersed in their sins and are marked by the dragon. Once they receive that mark, the dragon hunts them down and devours them.

It isn't until an outsider comes to town to avenge his brother's death (eaten by the dragon) that the dragon itself is revealed.

This scene depicts the moment when the character confronts the dragon for the first time.

Anyways, I recommend this novel, it's a thrilling read!

Done in Photoshop CS3 w/ a Wacom Graphire tablet.
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EnjoliqueJ Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student
I LOOOOOOVEE thiiiiiiiss. So much. It's one of my favorite books and you depicted it so well! 8D The scales are fantastic .____. And I LOVE the guys expression it fits so well and the pose and AAA!
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yay! Another fan of this excellent novel. :3 Thank you very much!
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JulietsPuppY Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Aw...you're beautiful when you're angry" :icontrollrollplz:

I could've taken the advice not to read that book at night. XD Couldn't sleep cause, the part where Tracy gets her top half chomped off scared me. And the part where the town went into a full scale riot with black goo all over it... *shudders*.

Nevertheless, it's one of the best reads ever. I love your rendition of the dragon and Steve Benson.
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Heheh, it's been years since I've read the book, but I still remember that scene terrified me too!

Thank you :)
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JulietsPuppY Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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MtfoxX3 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student General Artist
best.... book.... evah!!!! :la: I was so sad when I finished it XD that's when you know you've read a good book!!! ooh I loved this book!!! and this is some really excelent art of it! =D
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Seriously! I remember reading it for the first time in 6th grade, then re-reading it right after because I loved it so much. :D

Thank you!
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MtfoxX3 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student General Artist
yus! :dummy: I JUST finished it like a week ago XD

you're so welcome! :la:
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Nest64 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist
Now that I think about it, this picture is an excellent depiction when Steve was been used by the dragon! It's really good! Say, what did your Illustration teacher thought about it?
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much, I'm glad you think so!

He loved it. I think it was his first time seeing someone paint digitally [with a tablet]. xD He's kinda old.
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