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Lief - King of Deltora by Yabukl Lief - King of Deltora by Yabukl
A Deltora Quest fan art.

Lief The King of Deltora... Complete with his Belt of Deltora.

Took awhile... drawing this while working on various other things.

Perhaps i'm going to draw Barda and Jasmine too... :P

P.S: I know Lief has blonde hair in the anime... but he has brown hair in the book, and I drew him following the books' description... so yer.

[Edit]: So I read up on the train your brain contest on DA and I thought... maybe I could slip this in as an entry for the book cover. :3
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ThunderGoku Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
I don't get why people trash the Anime for. Compared to most adaptations, it followed the books much more closely
Samaru163 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The reason this is the best rendition of Lief is that he doesn't look like your average hero. He looks like an everyday kid, which is precisely how Emily Rodda intended him to be.
thesimmsonian Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah . . . I can't stand the anime, but Japanese animation on whole makes me cringe; one of my gripes is how they always manage to make their protagonists look so perfect and stereotypically attractive - or unattractive in some cases. Frankly, it gets a bit ridiculous, so I prefer the closer verisimilitude of Western fictionalizations.

Anyways, that said, this is probably the best rendering of Lief I've ever seen, and I've been a fan of the DQ series for the full 13 years of its run. He looks a bit young, but I think you've pretty much hit the nail on the head concerning what everybody imagines when they read the books.

You just brought my childhood back in full force.
SapphireShelle91 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
It's Lief and exactly how I imagined him! THANK YOU! The anime just about made me cry with horror. I had hope with the opening and then, nope, nada, zilch. Why couldn't they have just followed the books? And the books descriptions of people and creatures? This was a series I have loved since childhood and is very, very close to my heart and in half an hour of show, the anime almost completely destroyed my love for it. Luckily, I quickly reread my entire collection of Deltora books and remembered just how much I loved it. I wonder if they'll ever redo the anime with one that actually follows the books properly. I've always wanted to see the books as movies or as a live action TV show personally.
Anyway, I'm getting off point, your picture is awesome! I love how you've drawn Lief, he's exactly how I imagined him to look.
Do you think you would ever get around to drawing Jasmine and Barda?
luka1184 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Next up: fixing the abomination that is Ols in the anime >_< Please? :P
AzureYugiohVanguard Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
anniebogoni Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! I'm glad you did it based on the books, the anime disappointed me so badly.:(

I'd love to see the others too! I like your style.^^
MyMarshlands Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
perfectly awesome!
Chipgirl9 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YES PERFECT. :heart:
I don't even have the words to express my love for this piece... rkjgnasefearstf :love:
I hope you do draw Jasmine and Barda as well! I'd love to see your take on them! :D
MilenaRA Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
OMG that's awesomeee!!!
(and thanks for doing him how u imagine it makes me feel happier :DD)
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November 13, 2012
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