“Norway was incredible and inspiring in so many ways—and the light, the skies, the way color filters through at those northern latitudes definitely found its way into this movie.” –Dean DeBois, director
This is just amazing on so many levels. I think I actually cried watching it.
I’d been noticing myself that while the plotlines of the movies were so different from the books, the spirit and the themes stayed the same - and there’s so much analysis you could do in that area. And it was really cool to see Cressida Cowell remarking upon that as well. (That said, there are so many things from the books I would love to have had in the movies).
Secondly, did you hear her say that the twelfth (currently unreleased) HTTYD book is her favorite?!! They’ve just been getting better and better as the series progresses, and now I doubly can’t wait for the final book to be released!
Finally!! The words in this were based off of Hiccup’s narration in the first book of the How to Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell. I’ve been working on this for a few months now (on and off) and finally just finished it for the Dragons 2 release. Happy flying for those who are going to see it!!! :)
I had to oddly compress everything because of Tumblr formatting x__X make sure you click the 3 mini pictures after the first/second panel!!!
uuuugh, this still isn’t right but I need a break from it. Something about the colours/contrast I just can’t get right. Still tossing up whether to add Toothless or not? I had him sketched up on the right horn.
Anyway, about to go in to spoilers, so if you haven’t seen How to Train Your Dragon 2 look away now. And go see it, you are missing out on one of the best ever animated movies.
I totally can’t remember what Stoick’s statue looked like so I’m not even going to pretend this is accurate. A whole bunch of artistic licence going on.
I imagine Hiccup flying up there to talk things out when he is stuck on a ‘chief’ type problem. Sometimes it’s nice to think he still listens, wherever he is.
Watching Hiccup become chief was kind of sad. He’s an awesome leader and I think he will do a great job, but it’s like watching a bird have it’s wings clipped. He would do it out of obligation, but not with the same passion Stoick had. It would be hard to think about feeding a village when your heart is soaring in the skies on the back of a dragon.
I wouldn’t be surprised if part of the last movie/s is about both Hiccup and Toothless flying away from their new responsibilities as fast as possible.