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The Pottery by The-Nutkase The Pottery by The-Nutkase
With a chill he realized he was in the backyard of what had been the city's biggest pottery. A thousand times he had walked past its burned out shell, its gaping windows and its door branded with the Shadow Lord's sign.
The brand meant that the Shadow Lord's hand had been laid upon the property. Now it was a dead place, never again to be used, or even entered.

-From the novel Deltora Quest: The Forests of Silence.


Earlier I watched the first Deltora Quest episode as a break from school work. I liked the scene when Lief enters the pottery, so I decided to recreate it with his wolf version for fun. A still of the scene can be seen here: [link]

I tried to mimic the lighting as close as I could. Overall I think it came out so-so. Ah well, good enough to post, I guess. My skills seem to have gotten a bit rusty due to my lack of drawing lately. xD


Lief/Deltora Quest (c) Emily Rodda
Wolf version designed by myself.



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Strange-Argument Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the lighting is really cool. Just the right amount of light rays to cast dramatic shadows on the scene.
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The-Nutkase Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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redghost187 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The shadow Lord!!!
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DieselPaws Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Its amazing!!!! but i have to say since you draw detora quest people as wolves wouldn't the brand be a paw not a hand? just asking otherwise its incredible :)
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The-Nutkase Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I get that question a lot. I made it a paw print initially, but it just looked too... Cute. You know what i mean? xD
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DieselPaws Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist
yeah XD maybe add claws marks coming from it might look harsher lol
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redghost187 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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The-Nutkase Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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redghost187 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome it looks great 
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Sawrae Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist
This is... AWESOME!
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:iconthe-nutkase:
The-Nutkase Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Nadasi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Another awesome drawing! :)
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:iconthe-nutkase:
The-Nutkase Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Geellick Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist
wow! *o*
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The-Nutkase Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
x3
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Rythos Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
I miss. Your face. By not being on dA. And let me just say AHHHHH WOLF LIEF. kdljfklajf <3
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:iconthe-nutkase:
The-Nutkase Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I missed you for ages. :c
Come on here more often? Yes? :D
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KUCHUK1 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
AMAZING!!! I love Deltora Quest <3
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:iconthe-nutkase:
The-Nutkase Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou!
Deltora Quest is amazing! :D
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KUCHUK1 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Yeah, it is!!!
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SilverPadfoot Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   Photographer
Yes!!!!!! Amazing and just like the anime! More please =)
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The-Nutkase Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will do! I have plenty of scenes in mind to recreate~

Out of curiosity, what scene would you like to see drawn this way?
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SilverPadfoot Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012   Photographer
Oh, goodness, the whole series! lol

But I really love the battle between the three and Reeah. Sure, it's a lot different from the books, but it was still entertaining. And I also love all of book 5 with the Dread Gnomes and the Kin. Would they be wolves, too, or are just the humans in wolf form? And I love book two with Soldeen and Manus. Oh! And the "filler" episode in the last season where Lief, Barda, and Jasmine take over Tom's shop. OMG it makes me laugh every time XD

But I love all of your DQ artwork and I will fangirl all over any of it <3
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The-Nutkase Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always wanted to draw up the scene against Reeah. He's my favourite guardian, but I don't know how i'll go about drawing a snake. We'll see.

I'm reading Dread Mountain right now actually! And it's just the humans in wolf form (and gnomes too because they're human-ish. xD). I might alter anime appearances, though, like add some features of the kin from the books.

Haha, loved that episode despite being a filler! xD
I'm happy to talk to someone who doesn't mind the difference between the show and books like myself. Lots of people aren't like you. xD
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SilverPadfoot Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012   Photographer
OMG I just got the cutest image of wolf-Lief in a kin's pouch and looking all disgruntled XD

Haha, well I see the book and the anime as two different entities, because they are. I mean, no television or movie adaptation is exactly like their book counterpart because it's nearly impossible. The only movie I've seen that's exactly like the book is Much Ado About Nothing and that's just because they used the original play as the script. I think the elements they added into the DQ anime are pretty good and add a bit of drama (and more episodes XD). I think it also helped that I saw all of the episodes in Japanese first and I knew the books so well that I could fill in dialogue and know what was going on. The fillers were a little more difficult, but you can tell what's going on by their expressions and actions. Then i saw it in English and cringed a little, but most dubbed animes suck anyway. I've seen most of them in English now and it's not too bad, though cheesy at times.

And, honestly, I always thought that Lief was blonde lol. I somehow missed the detail in the book where it hinted that his hair is black, so for 12 years I thought he was blonde until people started freaking out over the anime.
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The-Nutkase Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D'aww, I wanna draw that now. :'D -adds to endless list of things I want to draw-

I only first watched the anime dubbed, so I got used to the voices pretty quickly. They were terrible, but sometimes it made it more fun to watch. xD Then those extra episodes I watched in Japanese, and, well, those voice actors suited them much better. But then again, most kids shows that get dubbed have really bad voice actors.

I think it was mentioned in Isle of the Dead that Lief had "dark hair". And even though I read the books first, then saw a glimpse of the anime, I thought he had blonde hair, too. I'm glad they changed it because that would mean Lief, Barda and Jasmine would all have black hair and that would be boring. xD
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MilenaRA Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
That's awesome!!!
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The-Nutkase Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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TheDaylightWolf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the whole feel to this!
I think it's amazing when artists create pieces like this that give you goosebumps!
Really great piece <3
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The-Nutkase Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou very much! I'm glad it had the effect I aimed for! C:
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King-of-Deltora Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student General Artist
I love it~ :love:

The lighting is beautiful and soft, and I love the rocky texture of the wall... Honestly, I saw the thumbnail in my messages and knew exactly what scene it was... If that's the pottery, are there Josef and Ranesh wolves hanging around? XD

And um... Just a little thing that really doesn't matter and I don't know why I thought of it... But if the characters are canines, wouldn't that make the Shadow Lord's brand a paw print instead of a hand? :shrug:

Anyway... Awesome work and as usual I envy your ability to draw wolves~ :worship:
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The-Nutkase Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, i'm glad people think the lighting is close to the original scene. It was tough to recreate, to be honest. xD
You could bet Josef and Ranesh are watching him right now. xD Who knows?

I actually did draw it as a paw print first, but it looked a bit silly and not as ominous enough. It was cute more than anything else. xD

Thankyou very much! C:
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King-of-Deltora Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student General Artist
It's really good, scarily so actually... You've got a good eye for detail when it comes to lighting~ ... And a lot of other things, when I think about it... :D

... What would a Josef wolf look like? Very thin, old and haggard?

Ahh... You know, I thought that when I was typing it but thought I'd ask anyway... I guess it would be too cute, I didn't think of that... XD

You're welcome, mate~ Keep it up~ ... Please~? :eager:
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The-Nutkase Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool~ x3

I could imagine Josef being a really thin, white wold with weary looking eyes. I also imagine him with a beard and longish hair on his elbows and hind legs. I'll have to draw him up sometime- even a sketch.

I would have shown you the paw print version, but I accidentally saved over the file with the final one. x'D

And of course! I have plenty of other DQ wolf drawings I want to try out with various scenes and whatnot~ :D
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King-of-Deltora Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Please do~ I'd love to see Josef in your wolf style~ :love:

... Have you ever tried drawing Ralad or Dread Gnome canines? XD

Nah, it's alright... But don't you just hate when that happens? I did it accidentally today and lost a drawing... :(

Hooray~! I can't wait to see them~! :dummy:
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The-Nutkase Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ralads would definitely look odd in wolf style... they'd be blue. xD
Dread Gnomes would just look like puppies with really pointed ears- so no problem there.

I always end up saving over things. A lot of the time i'd like to save each part of the process of drawing something (to show a time lapse type thing to people), but I always mess it up. :(
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King-of-Deltora Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Blue... With red crests too... XD

Ahh... I didn't think of puppies, that's actually quite clever~ :D

Aww... I'm sorry to hear that... :huggle:

Would doing each step on a different layer help?
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The-Nutkase Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yep. x3

Speaking of which, our conversation earlier made me want to sketch up a Josef wolf concept. What do you think? [link]

I normally work on 1-2 layers for the background since having too many kills my computer. xD And not to mention sometimes I just completely forget to save as I go along. :c
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Naragirl007 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! The lighting is perfect in my opinion! The shading is pretty cool too. :meow:
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The-Nutkase Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you think the lighting is perfect- makes me feel really satisfied that I achieved what I wanted. ^^
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Naragirl007 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! ^^ I actually had to look twice at the screenshot. My thought was "hey, wait... wait that looks the exact same...wait a second." XD
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The-Nutkase Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But... you know, the obvious give away is the whole human turned into a dog thing going on...
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Naragirl007 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*facepalm* I meant the background. X'D Er, I mean...Yeah, yeah...now that ya mention it... >>
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BrownWolF-Ann Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:love: great job! excellent shading.
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The-Nutkase Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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kehan-ph Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
love it!
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The-Nutkase Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou! c:
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MrRowboat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's been forever since I've seen you post art xD Definitely not bad for such a time away from drawing. Me? I lose all sensibility when I haven't drawn in a while.
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The-Nutkase Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, just something small and simple to show people i'm alive. xD
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MrRowboat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're ALIVE! D8

*cue thunder*
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