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Skellig by Nectarine Skellig by Nectarine
This is skellig, from David Almonds book of the same name! As the story goes, two kids find him in an old brokendown shed at the end of one of their gardens. At first they think its a dead man, but he's alive, worn and fragile with Mr Arthur-Itis, skellig has no will to live, untill the children move him to a safer place in the loft of an abandoned house. When they move him they discover two hard lumps beneath his coat, they pull his jacket of revealing his broken, torn wings. The loft is occupied by a family of flegling barn owls, with their help and the love of the children, skellig grows stronger, and eventually flys away.
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MaryamDN Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist
i remember reading the novel in grade 4. it was a cool idea. this is great, i think you've done a perfect job depicting him!
The-Kit Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Love the wings!
metalik-fairy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
Cute model. Had to lighten it up on Photoshop to see his face though lol
Sully-Bean Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
I love the way the light shines through his wings from behind...and his pose is just gorgeous! What's he made of???
PurrElise Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is so beautiful and intricate, you have a real talent! :D Definitely +fave! ^_^
xXMayBeWingedXx Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
That. Is one of the best books ever. I love you for this. XD
It's lovely.
KikiricianGoddess Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
Lovely. He looks almost gelfling, in a way, but still like Skellig from the book. What are his arms and face made of?

I loved that book...the hardest part of it to get through was the two chapters when he couldn't feel his sister's heartbeat. I had a hard time not crying through that part, and I was 21 years old at the time.
Boggleboy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
How big is this piece? It's wonderful!
BoboeTheElf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
Whoa, how did you make that?
Kzarr Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Student Interface Designer
I have read that story :D
You have the power to create beauty
ameyasha Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007
I remember this book! Those wings are magnificent.
Buckeh Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007
I'm currently reading that book, and so far I love it! This is an awesome picture! I just love how you portrayed Skellig ^_^
Nectarine Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
Thank you very much, you are very kind. currently lost my confidence in my work and your compliment means a lot to me, thank you. Hope you enjoy the book.
lazarusmumble Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007
I'm not a big fan of the book. Too serious, but this is how I imagined him. Grand!

He should keep his wings in better condition..........
Angel-or-Phantom Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006
:: Bounces :: I love Love LOVE that book!
NEME5IS Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006
Sometimes it makes me angry or sad when i see a character portrayed differently than i see him/her in my minds eye. I have searched FOREVER and now i've found it! this is a prefect representation of what i saw in my mind. Great intrepertation, i LOVE that book. this is the only good intrepretation i've seen of him, EVER. :hug:
MumblingIdiot Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2006  Professional
That's amazing. I just remembered this book and decided to search it. I don't like some other peoples interpretation of the character but this is easily the best I've seen. He looks very frail and creepy, like he should do. And beautiful work with the wings. Great stuff.
KaytlynES Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that book so much!
Nectarine Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
It is a lovely book. I think Enchanting's the word, You really feel for the skellig and I love the mistery surounding him. The shame he has when his wings are revield, as if he has fallen from heven for his sins. And would rather not remember what he is.
KaytlynES Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's such an easy read. I can read it in about an hour and a half. The first day I read it, I read it three times. You never tire of it.
Rebel-lion Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sorry for not commenting on this any sooner hes fab but very creepy!
mneumonic Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
excellent story by the sounds of it
i can relate to that more or less
Nectarine Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2005
Thats the beauty of it really, everyone can relate in some way or other.
13thFreak Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2005
sounds interesting. good work
Nectarine Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2005
Thanks, Its only a kids book, but I would recomend it to any adult.
bloodyjojo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2005
Those wings are cool!
Nectarine Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2005
Cheers, I'd like a pair my self
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