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Eggsperience by Agaave Eggsperience by Agaave
Here is my entry for #Cavitto’s Easter/St. Patrick’s Day contest!
I chose the theme of Egg Hunt and the eggs Thyella found are not laid by a hen or an Easter bunny...
Another uncertain question is that who is hunting who. :giggle:

I incorporated the contest theme with my Thyella’s storyline. I haven’t written almost anything about her yet so this was a perfect opportunity to start telling her story.
Here is what happened right after she got kicked out from Mount Olympos:

The Fall across the skies was quick. Thyella didn’t even have time to realize what just happened when she already thumped on ground. Her sight came back gradually and what she saw made her think that she had hit her head badly and was hallucinating: – Eggs. Huge eggs, size of her head, lying in a nest which was carefully made of grass and different plants. The eggs had beautiful, swirling patterns and they radiated heat.

Thyella was mesmerized by the illusion but a sudden, high-pitched shriek above woke her back to reality. She looked up and saw a dragon winding on the sky. Her instincts told her to flee – but where? She had landed on a ledge which towered above clouds. Great and safe place for a dragon nest but poor place for a horse who had no wings…

Trying to figure out how to escape Thyella heard a low crack from the nest. Fascinated and forgetting threat coming above Thyella watched a little dragon breaking its way through shell. After getting its head out the creature couched and few fire sparks came out of its mouth. Then it laid its golden eyes on the very first living creature it saw: Thyella. They stared each other curiously – little dragon hatchling and a horse that had just fallen down from Heaven.

Shriek heard again, this time closer and louder. From the corner of her eye Thyella saw dragon gliding towards: the hatchling's mom had spotted an intruder near her nest. Thyella didn’t want to end up fried in dragon’s breath so she chose the second worse option and jumped off the cliff.

Little dragon watched the horse disappearing among clouds below. Its mother landed on ledge, sent a fire ball after intruder but thought that the drop would end the horse and didn't bother to go after. She could go later and pick up its carcass to feed her new born baby with it.

This time the fall felt like eternity.
When it finally ended it was not ground Thyella met but a cold mountain river. She splashed on water, sunk down but pushed herself back to surface.
Still alive and kicking!

Breed © =Cloudrunner64
Character © me

Veratis points:
:bulletblack: Full body with bg: +3 pts
:bulletblack: Show entry: +1 pt
:bulletblack: Placing in Named Category: +1 pt
Total = +5 pts

Thyella’s Veratis point tracker

EDIT: I won the Judge's Choice category in this contest! :squee:
Proudly presenting awesome Judge's Choice Ribbon:
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PointyHat Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!  Very nice job!  I love your use of color, especially the clouds and eggs! 
Agaave Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks alot! :aww:
ImpactSocialMedia Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Your color combinations and attention to detail are just breath taking good work!
Agaave Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :bow:
Windspirit-Aquaeris Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colors and all the details are just amzing this time.
And again there are less line arts :)
You're getting better and better :D

I really love the clouds this time. Like i said i love the colors. They're so warm and really reminds me of spring :3
I also like the gras and the stones. Great job with the details. And this lill dragon is just sweet! Awesome idea xD
You did a great job with anatomy as well.
I don't know what to say.
This is really one of my favorite pictures of you ^-^

And Congrats for the Ribbon! :hug:
Agaave Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much hon! :glomp:
This is the second contest ever here in dA where I have managed to place so it was really really nice surprise to get that ribbon. :dummy:

I used the same grey lineart trick here again but hopefully some day only light pencil lines will be enough.
Going back and forth with lines and not-lines though.

Clouds have been my favorite thing to paint recently so I am happy to hear that you like them!
I guess I am not done yet with all the clouds but there will be more in the future. ;P
Windspirit-Aquaeris Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad about that!
It's a nice feelings to win some prices in a contest :3

Yeah clouds! I love them to draw, too xD
Agaave Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, it is always nice to participate but winning something is a huge bonus. :happybounce:
ElfaLaura Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
wow the sky is amazing
Agaave Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :floating:
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