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Temeraire by Exullium Temeraire by Exullium
I remember walking into my local bookstore a few years back and randomly picking up Temeraire and thinking I'd give it a go. Turns out that these books are totally awesome!

I found out about the Temeraire art Contest a day before it was due to close, so I threw everything to the side and painted this...nearly killed me ;P For the limited time I had i'm pleased with how it turned out. Might have to go back and do another Temeraire piece at some point and maybe give myself a little more time to do it!
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Lark-of-the-Morning Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Omigosh, I love this!  This is amazing!  I love the Temeraire books, and you've really captured the sense of a sea-and-air battle here.
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mikaelamac Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student General Artist
More Temerererereeer
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erinirerinire1 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Noes! It's a Fluer-de-Nuit!
... or a Kazilik... XP
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Aekaterina Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student General Artist
It is a Flamme De Gloire I think, she might be Axentare:)
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Bolo42 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's how I found out about the series too!
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iloveDRAGONok Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful ^^
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Hotaru-No-Kuronichi Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The sonic waves are a nniouch with Temeraire.
Though I can't tell if that's Iskierka who's flambéing those poor bastards at sea.
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LOLMANIC45 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Writer
AAAAAAAAAAAAllllll Aboard the Rape boat.
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Telkant Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
You did this in such limited time!? That's amazing!
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madwarf Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Fully ON :) like wOW!!!! every action caught;)
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vampirekittyduiva Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011   Writer
Unbelievably awesome. <3
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Vrani Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Totally awestuck by this!
This is simply spectaculer:wow:!
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Ixal Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Good to see that Temeraire takes his rightful place among the Master Dragons.
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DragonCompany Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Amazing, so beautiful !!! You're really gooooooodd !!!
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TheFuzzDragon Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It is Soooooo awesome! Gute Arbeit auf dem Gemälde.
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Not-always-Fanart Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Nice. The dragon on the right is Iskierka, or some other Kazilik, and I'm guessing that the dragon on the left is Temeraire, although he looks nothing like that in the story, but hey, it's really nice. Keep up the good work. :P :)
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Vivienne-Mercier Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I agree about the books being awesome! A friend has loaned me the first three in the series, and I am just now starting on "Black Powder War." Novik is nothing short of amazing, and I am glad to see such incredible fan art! I found your art through her website. :)
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Ixal Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
And you are now featured on Naomi's Website
[link]
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Qualerei Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Yay, the Téméraire books are totally awesome, no questions about it. Your art is about just as good though. I think it's the best Téméraire pic I've seen yet (wasn't even looking for one here, just kind of stumbled over this).

The only thing is, Téméraire looks kinda purple instead of black, but maybe that's just a trick of the light.

You should totally do more Téméraire pics.
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MdnghtShadow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like this! Its great to see fan art with both Temeraire and Iskierka in it. And you mentioned in one comment that Iskierka looks like a stylized Chinese dragon? The Kazalik dragons are described as very long, sinewy dragons, so, in my opinion, she looks great!

The only things that I find odd are: 1. both dragon's crews are missing, and 2. the antler-like horns you gave Temeraire. He is never described as having horns, but as his ruff going all the way around his head, including where his horns are in your painting.

Overall, I really like it!
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Midnos Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wohoho! So epic! You've done a great work! ^^
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devilfern Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
GAHHH THE COLORS! Too pretty!
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arysani Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Gorgeous! The coloring especially - the details of the froth on the waves, the way the light is absorbed through the thinner membrane of the wings, the smoke...I could go on and on! Really beautifully done for such a slap-and-dash ;)
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ink-trap Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful colors!!!
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PyroPrincess00 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
I just, two weeks ago, read the first book and you're right, they ARE awesome. Not since I read LOTR have I thoroughly enjoyed a series. I am now on the second book and completely hooked. :D

More fanart, please!
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AustriaKaninchen Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist
Wow that is epic!
Well done :clap:
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deinboll Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
This is great! I think you should be proud no matter how much time you spent on it :D
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yay Divine Wind in action! Awesome! XD Great work on this!
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Byakughan Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
OH GOD I LOVE THIS SERIES SO MUCH ;A;
I'm getting Empire of Ivory tomorrow, actually~
I can't wait :eager:

This picture is freaking amazing and I absolutely love it!
I looked through your gallery and you are definitely getting a watch :D
TEMERAIRE NEEDS MORE LOVE :noes: Definitely better than Twilight >.>
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Parashiva Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
I admire you
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evilkingrin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FUCKYES-
i mean, um, WOW. this is epic!! i love it!
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InceptusNovus Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
omg this is beautiful!!! Great representation of the book dude. :)
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Kihien Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Do you know how the contest turned out?
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EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Student Writer
This is one stunning piece!
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Whitedragon51 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Impresive. It looks like an actual paint victorian brush painting. Who is the dragon breathing fire?
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tanglespud Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Gorgeous work. I love the combination of water and fire.
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Gryphonia Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Featured [link] :hug:
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Quendy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Student Filmographer
This is AMAZING!
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Algeblah Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
ONE DAY?! ARE YOU INSANE? *_*

This piece is amazing, serious <3
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dragon-sigma Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
WOW... now THIS deserves to be on one of the covers.
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Nighty-chan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Woah! Such a picture in such a short time? Great work.
Another Temeraire pic would be awesome, 'couse this here is incredibly wonderful.
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Exullium Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Thank you! Yeah I don't usually paint quite that fast, left me feeling knackered for the rest of the week ;) I'd love to find time to do another and really go to town with it!
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Cerulean452 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Very nice! I love how you've portrayed Iskierka. I know she's missing her wings, but she looks like how she's described in the books: with spikes and coils. =)
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Exullium Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Thank you! I must admit, when I painted this it'd been a while since I'd read Temeraire and like you say, the description of 'spikes and coils' is what stuck in my mind which is why I think I didn't even question the lack of wings at first :)
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Mira-The-Lunatic Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Wow....breathtakingly beautiful.
I love the pose for Temerarie,you draw the wings better than i~ = )
I love it~
:+fav:
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Exullium Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Thank you very much! I thought having the light bleed through his wings would make for a more dramatic scene :)
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Mira-The-Lunatic Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
It does~
Though...i was wondering on the right wing(Tmerarie's right) how it's supposed to be curved?It looks like the other one,save for the foreshortened curve in the upper left(Our left,xDD)
...or am i seeing things?XD
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simply-irenic Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness, you did this in a day? This is absolutely insane, and I mean that in the best way possible!
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Exullium Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Haha yeah, but it nearly killed me doing it ;P Cheers!
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Kanirou Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
This is a ton of fun to look at. I LOVE the colors, and while the dragons are awesome, I actually think the burning ship and the water are my favorite bits. The smoke and fire look fantastic, and the compression waves of Temeraire's roar are subtle but a very cool touch for those who notice. The way everything's juxtaposed looks great, and Temeraire's design is very cool. Overall, this is just pretty awesome ;)
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