These incredible fan-colored Eragon Coloring Book covers blew us away – and won!

We recently held a competition encouraging fans to print our exclusive black and white cover of the Official Eragon Coloring Book (still available for download!), color it in, and share it on social media using the hashtag #ColorEragon! As promised, we’ve chosen two “grand prize” winners as well as five random participation winners, all of which are featured below!

Important note: art is subjective. We chose our personal favorites and understand that your views my differ. We appreciate everyone who took the time to participate in the contest and hope that you enjoy their work as much as we did.

Overall favorite: Kamille_Tacos (Instagram), @kkmchickens (Twitter)!

Why we chose it: This fan’s color blending, stunning sunset, and use of light and shadows to add depth to the cover led us to choose this submission as our “overall favorite” winner!


Most creative: Christos216 (Instagram)!

Why we chose it: This fan’s use of unusual colors on Saphira’s scales and the landscape in the cover’s background adds fun and quirky visual interest to a cover that many of us colored “normally”… and that’s exactly why we love it!


 

Randomly chosen participation winners

These five fans will receive an set of autographed Inheritance Cycle goodies!






All other participants

These covers, featured in no particular order, are the remainder of submissions from the #ColorEragon hashtag on Twitter and Instagram! Thank you to everyone who participated!


The dozens of stunning submissions we received showcases a wide range of creativity and passion among our community. We appreciate each and every one of you who took the time to #ColorEragon! Remember: not being chosen as a winner doesn’t invalidate your work! Hundreds, if not thousands, of fans will now see and appreciate your art for the unique piece it is!

If you haven’t already, you can snag a copy of the Official Eragon Coloring Book (in stores now!) and join us all as we #ColorEragon! Be sure to share photos of your creations on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #ColorEragon! We’ll be featuring our favorite illustrations in the future, and who knows… maybe even more giveaways?!

  • J.Swenson

    I still haven’t colored in my copy, too afraid I’ll make a mistake, as I don’t want to ruin a copy with Christopher’s autograph.

  • Kent Benedict Pastolero Cabuco

    Hi still I didn’t receive the giveaway.

    • Christos Christou

      Me too!

      • Kent Benedict Pastolero Cabuco

        Hi Christos dis you recieve your prize?

        • Christos Christou

          No. And they didn’t respont to my private masage:/ Did you recieve it?

          • Kent Benedict Pastolero Cabuco

            No also, and also they didn’t respond to my message. 🤔

  • Lobeon

    Off-topic:
    In the Christmas article of shurtugal, where some good ones, but when i was searching for them in my country, i find that there was a lot of books from the same author in some cases, in others, some are unavailable, and i don’t know the collections.
    A suggestion and a request, because i love dragons (good ones, not those jerks that need to be slainned) and while we are waiting for book 5, can someone give some advice on other books with dragons to read?
    The advice (or shurtugal could make an article about it) about these books, it could be in the following format per collection, to help me search:
    -Author: Cristopher Paolini.
    -Collection: Inheritance Cycle.
    -Books (4): Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance (In the right order.)
    -Description: …
    Thanks!

    • Lobeon

      Off-topic (again):
      Still waiting for shurtugal discord channel!
      We have hope!

    • FanFicWriter

      Have you tried:
      -Dragon Rider
      -The Fire Within
      -Dealing with Dragons
      Or you could just search up “Books about dragons” for more books.

  • Andrea Burns Comer

    Colored Pencil, Metalic markers, and some hand drawn details. Not nearly as good as others, but I’m proud of it.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/367bdf795dc02604c1815e2cc55a4544802f93259542e5ca1d870dc07253cf27.jpg

  • Andrea Burns Comer
  • Raven Minor

    I love the overall favorite, good job!
    Both my Mom and I entered via instagram with the hashtag #ColorEragon but they’re not shown with the participants. Did something happen with the entries?

    • Were your entries marked as public or private? I downloaded every public Instagram photo available as public in the hashtag.

  • Joe Hunt

    Yea guys! Congrads to the winners! But no love to the people who dont have twitter or instagram? Looks like no email submissions were recognized?
    Either way i had a lot of fun doing it! Cant wait for book 5! Guess ill have to re read the first four….again….while i wait!

    • I uploaded the email entries in the wrong format and they aren’t displaying as a result – that is 100% my fault! I’m going to reply to each email participant asking for their address and will be sending along a little something as an apology.

      • Kale Fuller

        Thanks so much

  • Christos Christou

    How to communicate about the prize?

    • A.A. Frias

      I’m wondering the same. I sent a PM to them on Instagram asking if they needed my address.

      • Christos Christou

        Me too. But they didnt answer me yet

      • Christos Christou

        Did they send you oninstagram?

        • A.A. Frias

          No, I haven’t received any word from them yet.

          • Embarrassed to admit this but I didn’t realize people the Shur’tugal account isn’t following go to message requests, which I didn’t know had a separate pending/accept window. Sorry about that! (I know next to nothing about Instagram’s messenger, especially since it isn’t available in-browser). I replied!

          • A.A. Frias

            That’s okay, we’re only human. I make mistakes like that all the time. I do follow shurtugalofficial on Instagram and I received a message from that account today. 🙂

    • We’ve reached out to all Twitter users and are in the process of reaching out to the Instagram users!

      • A.A. Frias

        Thanks for the update on that issue! 🙂 Looking forward to a message on Instagram.

  • A.A. Frias

    I’m A.A. Frias. I was one of the five random winners (and also the featured image, I see, wow, thank you)! Congratulations to all the other winners, they’re all fantastic!

  • Christos Christou

    Hey!! My name is christos. I cant believe i won! Thanks so much! My heart is honestely beating fast right now! I really adore the books and the whole eragon world! It was a dream to be able to have this! I am thankful for everything!

    • Andrea Burns Comer

      Congratulations Christos! Your work is truly beautiful!

      • Christos Christou

        Thank you! 😋😊

    • SlenderGman

      Oh my dog i can NOT beliEVE i can finally meet the artist of that drawing. You are amazing and truly inspiring. Great Job.

  • Andrea Burns Comer

    Hum, my submission is not listed here at all. I tagged both @paolini and @itsshurty in the post on Twitter and on Instagram. I am @roaminggypsy on twitter.

    • I uploaded the email entries in the wrong format and they aren’t displaying as a result – that is 100% my fault! I’m going to reply to each email participant asking for their address and will be sending along a little something as an apology.

      • Andrea Burns Comer

        I appreciate the consideration. My entry was actually posted to Twitter and Instagram via #coloreragon
        Under @roaminggypsy82

        • Looks like I wasn’t able to see it because your account was private. Thanks for forwarding it! It’s a part of the gallery now.

  • Kale Fuller

    I entered via email and mine isn’t here.