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Siegfried Kills Fafnir by KatePfeilschiefter Siegfried Kills Fafnir by KatePfeilschiefter
Another pic for my AP project, Dragons Across Cultures. This time it's Siegfried and Fafnir, done in the style of Arthur Rackham.

ink on watercolor paper
painted primarily with coffee, secondarily watercolors

4/12/2010
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dlambeaut Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful homage to Rackham. And wonderfuly done! The "8" shaped dragon, depicting someway the infinity ouroboros, design is on purpose or casual?
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

This was a while ago but I do remember it was deliberate
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dlambeaut Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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JeantineHobbit Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  New member Hobbyist Writer
Man, this is awesome! I'm really starting to prefer grounded dragons over flying ones. They just feel nearer to being indestructible... Well at least in Tolkien's work. :)
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moonman86 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
are you german?
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:iconkatepfeilschiefter:
KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Partially, among other things
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moonman86 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
i ask because you call him siegfried but his traditional name is sigurd
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Khialat Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
This really does look like Arthur Rackham's style!! I always loved how he did Fafnir. Great work! :thumbsup:
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midnight-nightengale Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the ancient like style of it and the abstract of the dragons body. You should do more on Norse of other mythologies. good job
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Vikingmaid Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student General Artist
well done!
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Swannan Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Wonderful! A beautiful recreation of Arthur Rackham's style!!
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PhilipHarvey Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally awesome a work of great quality! :)
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MistressKurumi Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<3 Arthur Rackham. Great job.
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
So cool! So cleverly drawn.
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JARM13 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job . I think you have the style pegged in this one .
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Kero360 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this one.....
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NarielLimbaear Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Legend style, drink the painting... Love it ! *-*
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lucas-irineu Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I can't believe I had missed this. It's fucking incredible. I love what you did with Fafnir instead of having him as a more classical dragon.
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MarcellusDracul Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Beautiful work! Too bad everything goes downhill for Sigurd from here.
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AaronMiller Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
awesome piece.
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks so much!
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cacophonyy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Love the colors and style!
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dinarasmall Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
it's beautiful!
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DSil Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student General Artist
I love how the tail spirals around Siegfried. Nice composition!
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HerrGraf Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Extremely awesome . Interesting that you portrayed Fafnir more as a snake than a classic dragon .
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Most dragons are traditionally serpentine, I was also basing this off of Arthur Rackhams' Fafnir paintings, which depict the dragon as a type of wyrm.
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HerrGraf Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Interesting . He reminded me a bit of a lindworm .
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
He could be, though Lindworms in heraldry specifically have two forelegs and nothing more.
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HerrGraf Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Hmmm , I didn`t think of that ...
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Alaenor-Skybird Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
I really like the composition of this, it reminds me of the celtic knotwork style or one of those norse woodcarving with all the swirls.
The fact that is painted with COFFEE makes it even cooler!
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Nymueh Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist
as epic as the story behind it .....
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Versispellis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
I really love the composition of this. Fafnir's body seems to form an infinity symbol and the way his tail frames Siegfried is really interesting.
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jediprincess Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You painted this with coffee? o.O This is INCREDIBLE! I love it! And it's even more incredible because it's a scene from Norse mythology--which does not have nearly enough attention these days; all the focus tends to lean towards Greek and Roman. But anyways, I love the level of detail in this.
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I agree with you there, that Greek and Roman get too much attention. But Norse is by far nowhere near the most neglected. It's been incorporated into just about everything, from Lord of The Rings to everything with a Krakken, Norse is still quite popular.

And thankyou :)
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