"The curved crossguard was also made of blued brightsteel, as were the four ribs that held in place the large sapphire that formed the pommel. The hand-and-a-half hilt was made of hard black wood. /.../ Like the rest of the sword, the blade was blue, but of a slightly lighter shade; is was the blue of the scales in the hollow of Saphira's throat rather than the blue of those on her back. And as it was on Zar'roc, the color was iridescent; as Eragon moved the sword about, the color would shimmer and shift, displaying any of the many tones of blue present on Saphira herself. Through the wash of color, the cable-like patterns within the brightsteel and the pale bands along the edges were still visible." - from Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
My own interpretation of the two swords, Zar'roc and Brisingr from the Eragon book series.
I currently have a school assignment which is to create concept art for a chosen fictional universe and I chose to create concept art for the Inheritance book series! This is the first time I'm painting sword designs, so I'd be happy for any constructive criticism I can get! ^^ I hope you like my version of the swords and remember to add me to watch if you want to see more Eragon concept art from me!
♥ gonna be doing Saphira, Eragon, Arya and more as well so stay tuned! :3
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