Heh, no offense to John Palencar, the artist for the covers of each of the books, but I didn't like the style of dragon he used. It was a little too bulbous to me, to be honest. Moving on to this, Out of all of the submissions I saw for Saphira here on DA so far, I really take to this one. I like the angular shape of the head, and the detail put into all of the scaly extensions and the spikes! The blue hue of her scales is brilliant enough to be a pleasant sight instead of an overpowering blue that contrasts with everything in the piece. The shading provides a soothing graduation of the blue into darker and lighter hues that complements the original color.
Her expression is also a nice addition; you can actually tell that she has a content look on her face, which is a readable, gentle expression on an otherwise ferocious face which actually shows a good degree of emotion.
I've been addicted to reading the Fourth book, Inheritance, lately, hence the search I made, but this is just a fantastic piece. I love these books!
o.o Wow.... If I could ask you to do something I'd ask if you could do Saphira standing up, like how she was posed in the movie when Brom died and Eragon put stones on Brom, then Saphira breathed iceish? I don't know.... Then she stood up in the sunlight. You've seen the movie right? o.o
Ohhh shes beauuutifulll ^^ she looks so dainty (if you wanted to make her less dainty her snout could be a little longer) im betting the real saphira looked much more like this than the one on the book cover, and the movie saphira's scales are a murky blue, Saphira would set their tushes alight design is very creative