EDIT* Made some colour adjustments because holy moly I had it dark. Also Unsharp masks are kind of cool.
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.
You can see some close ups on my Tumblr auro-cyanide.tumblr.com/post/9…