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Burning Daylight by Contraltissimo Burning Daylight by Contraltissimo
Around the time I started sketching this, I broke one of my most important rules. The rule is: Never buy movie-based video games. Because they tend to be awful.

Well.... I caved anyway and went and bought the How To Train Your Dragon game for Wii, and started playing the adventure mode. The first person I talked to was Tuffnut. And you know what the first thing Tuffnut said to me was?

"Yeah, I slept in these clothes."


So I went back to my sketch, changed his pose, and dressed him all up. Saved me the trouble of having to invent some Viking pajamas anyway.

No wonder Ruff was so offended by his aroma....

Ah, about this pic. This is a scene from chapter one of a fic I haven't written yet. [[EDIT! - Vestige Chapter One now available! :D END EDIT]] I like to imagine that, while Gobber may be out of a job training people to fight dragons.... Spitelout still gets to teach young Vikings the finer points of hunting and tracking. Yay hunting trip for our heroes. (Ugh, don't all the HTTYD fics start this way? I'm such a sheep....)

The thing is, Spitelout prefers a very early start to his day. His young charges? Not so much. Hence, Spitelout offers Tuffnut some chilly motivation....

Pencil line art, epic fail Photoshop color-job, change of plans, abandoned pen line art, 'nuther change of plans, a whole lotta graphite, and just a little bit of Photoshop.

Rejoice with me friends! This is my first quasi-computer-colored artwork! :dance:

Download if you want to see the tinier details. :D

....see what lurks under Tuffnut's bed....
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HorrorHorseAnimation Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is like fuckin summer camp. XD The one person that gets up like, "We gotta big day of hiking to do today!" And then one person gets up while the rest just hiss and back up in the corner like vampires. XD

Nice job!
Sanluris Featured By Owner Edited Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
In art class I didn't draw much but I think I liked using graphite the most. It was fun and didn't need colors to look nice. It just needed shading and detail and voila! I wasn't very good at drawing though, but graphite and charcoal are some of my favorite types of medium.

In the movie Hiccup said it snows nine months of the year and hails the other three, so it must be pretty chilly; that makes it a lot harder to get up in the morning.
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Oh I used to go nuts with pencils all the time.... not so much anymore, though, maybe just because I don't often make time for myself.

Haha, and truly. :XD:
Ghostpampo1997 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Shading And And Highlight Is Wonderful D :
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Thanks so much!  :)
shadowpiratemonkey7 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i recoiled a bit when i read the artist's description about your fic, because my httyd fic starts out with a hunting trip too..... >_> they really DO all start out that way, don't they? o_o well anyway i'm loving this picture. the expressions are killing me XD
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Haha thanks friend! :D Yeah, hunting's kind of inescapable isn't it? :laughing:

Glad you like! :D
shadowpiratemonkey7 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome! :D i agree with you there XD
waj317 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
the sooo me when i have to get get up in the morning!
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Haha yes? :laughing: I'm familiar with that feeling too. :XD:
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