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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!




:iconcavitto:
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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:iconklarkasi878:
KlarkaSi878 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
What to say? it is so WONDERFUL!
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :w00t:
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:iconklarkasi878:
KlarkaSi878 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
yeah, you are welcome! :D
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:iconpointyhat:
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! 
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks alot! :aww:
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:iconimpactsocialmedia:
ImpactSocialMedia Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Your color combinations and attention to detail are just breath taking good work!
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :bow:
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:iconwindspirit-aquaeris:
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:
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:iconagaave:
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
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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
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:iconagaave:
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:
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ElfaLaura Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
wow the sky is amazing
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :floating:
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:iconelfalaura:
ElfaLaura Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
you're welcome
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HylianWolfLink Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
God, why is your work always so gorgeous? Those clouds. Those CLOUDS. :faint: and that mane and tail I can't get over. Stunning piece, as always!
And Thyella is just a stunner. Gorgeous thing :eyes:
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :bow:
I am glad to hear that you like Thyella's design! I also adore her but she alwasy causes me troubles when I try to draw her... I hope it will get easier to make pictures of her over time! ^^;
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:iconhylianwolflink:
HylianWolfLink Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :la:
And really? You make her seem so effortless I'd never even guess that she's a troublemaker for you. She's definitely worth it though :giggle:
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am happy it at least looks effortless when the process was something really different! :D
Mission accoplished. ^^
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HylianWolfLink Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aha of course, you're an incredible artist! :heart:
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug:
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:iconadreos:
Adreos Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicely done.

Now you got me thinking on stuff... DANG IT!
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woot, let me hear what this made you think! *is curious*
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:iconadreos:
Adreos Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hybrid creature design - Horsedragon
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would love to see you making a 3D model of such creature! :w00t:
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:iconadreos:
Adreos Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tempting...

Also would be interesting to see you draw one.
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:plotting:
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shananaginz Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The clouds are simply spectacular!
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :heart:
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LavinceLara Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Gorgeous =D Toi värien käyttö ja yksityiskohat taas :heart:
Hepan vasen takajalka täält katottuna on vähän liian paksu
mut eipä se haittaa ainakaan mua vaikka pisti silmään. Mutta
siis todella nätti kokonaisuus :hug:
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kiitos paljon! :glomp:

Kritiikki on aina tervetullutta, sitä tulee niin sokeaks omille töilleen kun niitä aikansa tuijottaa, että saattaa omilta silmiltä mennä anatomiavirheet ohi. ^^
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:iconlavincelara:
LavinceLara Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Ei mittään, on ain kiva auttaa muit kehittymään taiteessaan :hug:
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:glomp:
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:iconalmaticani:
almaticani Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the skies behind Thiella they make her look
majestic. :iconlovelaplz:
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :airborne:
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:iconalmaticani:
almaticani Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Welcome!:heart:
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha! The expression on Thyella's face is priceless. It's like a combination of OMG and WTF. :XD: And just look at that cute little baby dragon poking its head out of the egg. :love: Nice story that you included with the picture, too! :clap:
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am glad you like her face! :happybounce:
It is surprisingly difficult to make horse's face look expressive - especilly if you're trying to keep style semi-realistic.
So there is another thing to practice for me in the future. ^^

I haven't figured out how the story will continue (it will do that eventually) but I am pretty sure that the lil' dragon will make another entrance. ;)
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol. If you're me, it's hard getting anything's face to look expressive - person, horse, dragon, you name it! :giggle: I think you nailed it. ;)

Yay! ^^
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dragons are tad easier with expressions because they're fantasy creatures... but not sure if horses are showing funny faces even in real life (except the things they do with their upper lips... :roll:) so must improvise. ;P

And hey, your dragons are nothing but expressive all the time! :dummy:
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
super pretty clouded sky
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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kalmanen Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Iiihaaanaaa kuva :heart: Kommentoisin paremmin, mutta oon niin hemmetin väsynyt, että ei kulje päässä enää mitään järkevää ajatusta. Onnea kisaan!
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Iiihaaaanaaaa kommentti! :happybounce:
Ei sitä aina tartte olla niin kauhean syvällistä. :D
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kalmanen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Haha hyvä et kelpaa :giggle:
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Eleweth Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Awww that´s beautiful :love: I love that horses surprised expression, looks so funny :D
And that little dragon looking on him is sooooo sweet <3 aww :3. Good luck in your contest, hon. I think you definitelly win! :3
Color scheme is amazing as always! That sky fascinates me. Amazing job as always :clap: there are not enough words to describe how beautiful illustration this is. Just wow.. :3
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :tighthug:

I am happy that you like her expression - it is not easy to draw expressive face for a horse, I have noticed. :roll:
That little dragon wanted to get drawn; who knows if we meet him again in the future. ;)

Thank you also for wishing me luck! :heart:
I'll definitely need it; there are so much awesome entries in the contest!
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Eleweth Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
I hope we will meet that little dragon in the future :giggle: he´s sooo little cutie :3

You´re welcome :hug: I think you have excellent chance to win with this awesome pic :3
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy to hear that - maybe warm welcome makes it easier for him to make his second entrance. :dance:

We'll see what happens with the contest results - judging is in progress at the moment! :excited:
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:iconeleweth:
Eleweth Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
Maybe! It would be great! :squee:

Yay, I´ll keep my fingers crossed then! :meow:
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ReQuay Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
OMG, this is so beautiful. The colors are just stunning. :worship: The way your characters and landscapes come to life, it's like the mesmerizing images from the Serendipity series I used to read as a child... just lovely.

I like how you were able to add her back story into this little egg-finding expedition also. A perfect introduction to Thyella. :D
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