Der Prahler naht by nachtritter

Der Prahler naht

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Added: Oct 27, 2004
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This was an illustration that bugged me for quite a while. It started out as a simple idea: savage, primal, barbarian warrior facing off a monster, seen from behind the warrior figure. I had not a single clue as to what he would be facing, though. I just knew I wanted it to be mythological in essence - not so much the stuff of D&D. It would have to be the stuff of mythological epics. So I tried drawing different mythological monsters: a troll, a manticore, a giant, a chimera... nothing worked.

So I left it (the drawing) alone for two weeks.

But then, I thought of legends and sagas, and Siegfried came to mind. I thought it would be pretty awesome to draw Siegfried facing off with Fafner the dragon.

[Fafner] : Pruh! Komm, prahlendes Kind!
[Siegfried] : Hab' acht, Brüller! Der Prahler naht!

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Guest's picture

love your style, has an old school fantasy feel, like first edition d&d...... love the way you made the dragon slink and curl over the ledge, you can tell it is agile and cunning

Guest's picture

Awww, poor barbarian.

kuk's picture

Kickass piece, I like to see it in color

nachtritter's picture

Smile Yeah, he is. Well, along with other heroes like Cuchulain and Beowulf. Smile

nachtritter's picture

What can I say, Frazetta? I don't think you could have said a nicer thing. Smile

rita's picture

Like it. JA Siegfried is indeed very famous!

christar's picture

This reminds me of a classic Frazetta sketch, cool and menacing work. Smile

Guest's picture

Amazing picture, amazing pencilwork.
What more can I say?

Art at its best.