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Egg Thief by kerembeyit Egg Thief by kerembeyit
As Tallum Beanbag casted a joyful gaze at his long-sought, winged prey
who had left her cave to enjoy the last rays of the day’s sun, he thought
of the first time he had seen a dragon egg.

The egg had belonged to his grandfather, Yervant Beanbag, who treasured
this piece of swag more than any other valuable he owned, everyone would
say. It was no lie, as he had gone as far as to keep it for himself, leaving a
disgruntled merchant behind, and placing this most precious possesion in a
chest as black as the dragon which it was stolen from, after having a
preservation spell put on it to protect it from decaying away.

Tallum’s eyes glistened with his memories as he smiled and thought, after
losing count of the moons he had seen and his soft and red hair turned to
grey, he still so vividly remembered every detail about his first egg.

The moment young, red-haired and tiny Tallum had layed eyes on the
astonishingly big, smoothly rounded beauty that was glittering with a
golden enchantment, and was embellished with long and graceful crack
marks, he knew there could be nothing more beautiful or glorious than a
dragon egg , no matter how hard he looked.

And that was a feeling shared by all Humphs, the little people of Yuranthym
more commonly known as “The Egg Thiefs”. Yuranthym Humphs were the only
ones to engage in such a dangerous profession of stealing dragon eggs, as no
other member of any race had such a petite scale helpful for thieving, yet
possessed the intense courage, and the cunning wit of a Humph.

True, the death rates among the Egg Thieves was over the top, due to burning,
freezing, falling from great heights, or being eaten alive, but those were the
risks a Humph was almost happy to take.

Just as Tallus, who had been travelling for days to find her. He knew he could
not upset the wizard who had paid a large sum of gold for a Bronze Dragon’s egg,
so he waited patiently, watching the proud and golden silhouette of the huge
dragon who seemed to have no idea that a thief was around to steal one of her

The impending night was peacefully falling down, yet in a short while, it was
destined to embrace the sorrowful screams of a forlorn mother.

Story by: Beste Beyit


I've seen a similiar light setting in King Kong and tried to achieve it. If I remember correctly, this one took me at least one week. Well, enjoy!

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Bumblebeebat Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Whoa. The amount of detail in this is stunning... I love it!
Saphroneth Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Naah-naah-na-naah-naah... heh heh heh heh. (Spyro)
ragonet Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
precioso paisaje
OfLightAndShadow Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. . . I can't remember the last time any piece took my breath away. Just. . . Wow.
ChasingShadowsPhoto Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Photographer
This is just... just... I don't even have words.
CindyAA Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My boyfriend has just bought it in print for me *-*
Juniperminthe Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. Simply amazing. I'm speechless right now, actually.
ShaeButtah Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I didn't even think this was drawn digitally until I saw the Category :O_o:
The-Rasmus-Raven Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012   General Artist
Amazing work ^^
ottersauce Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this truly doesn't look like digital art...the level of detail and texture is astounding
beaktastic Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!
Vikingmale Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Writer
Wow, awesome work...
OtherworldyFauna Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Your artwork is stunning! BUT PLEASE CONTINUE THE STORY!!!!!! O^O 0w0
Winnetah Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Hm...I have a question....Do you work as a designer for Schleich? :-?
kaimele555 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow. That's really ALL I can say o-o
Sagittarius1992 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
very cool
Arty-Darty Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Brilliant! I saw this in Dragonworld, very inspiring! :D
SuHaBlAcKhOlE Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i hardly found the theif and the dragon ,,, but where is the egg ? :P

awesome job .. my wourds cant even descripe it
Hellish-Abomination Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
The entire time I read that story I couldn't stop thinking about "Beanbag."
OAGM Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
oh, I see, is this man in the left corner
is he, right?
the thief
cassandra5 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
HOW HOW HOW HOW HOW?????how do you do that???
dragonpony Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woooow! Thats so detailed and beautiful! I especially love the dragon!
Sarafan206 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student General Artist
WOAH 0.0

CrazyGoomba Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Egg theif: NA NA NANA NA Heh Heh
danieljknight Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
gloomy but masterful
Neytirix Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Freaking Amazing. Fav,
sunriseonthehorizon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student Writer
great scenery!
blood-marry Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
awesome :wow:
FUCKosoresaito Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
D: increible!
erikaero Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
jojodery Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
do you use photoshop? 'cause your drawings are great!
DmnSpawn Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
I love this!
I also loved king kong, and I think that your lighting is great, esp the atmosphere.
inecendium Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist
creative-motion Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
MaryKatherineS Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011   General Artist
I just keep staring and is just beautiful!
WSMoye Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
I love that you put the time required to complete it down on most of them. It reminds me to be patient and let art be a process.
NarwhalAlloy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Where is the egg!

Good pic though I like it.
RobotNinjaHero Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Great work. good story.
weaveroffantasy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
This is such an awesome picture. It looks like you spent a hell of a time making it, especially the rocks. And, echoing what someone else said, that poor mother dragon!
LoneCasualty Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Talent At It's BEST
digitalworking Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011   Digital Artist
nice atmosphere
secretlyamermaid Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
put that poor dragon..... it look's like she's looking for who took it
CreatedByMina Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! So amazing details...
jokoon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
I love when you draw nature
RoseroseArt Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Amazing details!
Cowgirl-Hank Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Love this piece.. The detail is amazing!
Tenko-Neko Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woww, beautiful
RubyBolger Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
This piece has been featured in my journal, here --->>> [link] I hope that's ok with you.
FireKitty91 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Aww. Beautiful piece of artwork, I must say. The story is kind of sad but mostly because I sympathize with mommy dragon. 'Tis the way of life *nods*

:+favlove: :+fav:
Vadeka Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Amazing, you can really feel the story in this illustration, there are no elements that jump out so you can divide your attention equally among all the elements of the picture.

Shortly said: Nicely done!!
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