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Ahhh... yes, my little Shrike! She loved to hunt at night, and since a few weeks she had found her love for hunting in the big City too.
After seizing some people from the balconies the reports about people who "misteriously dasappeared" from their balconies increased, people started to stay inside their homes. But last night she tried a new dangerous, but elegant hunting-tactic by breaking through the large window of a Penthouse and grabbing a victim directly out of her apartment.

Unfortunately she was seen this time by three witnesses who saw how she seized and carried her screaming prey away... but fortunately no one believed the story of this three lunatics :-)
But i have to train Shrike a little bit better now: First, it's dangerous, she has a thick skin, so even breaking through safety-glass hurt her only very little, but i worry about her beautiful eyes.
And she is still growing and i worry about this point too: Did she always calculate her increasing size right when she deciede that she would made it through a window opening?

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Inspired by: by :iconb1nd1:

and the Movie Q - The Winged Serpent

Since months i have played with the idea to let break in some "primeval terror" into our save and civilized world. And what seems more safe and most far away from ferocious beasts than a big city, and there a modern, cozy apartment in one of the skyscrapers? We may expect to be robbed by some gangsters there, but surely not to be hunted down by a Wyvern :plotting:


Technical side:
Rendered in DAZ-Studio 3 Advanced. Post-Production in Paint Shop Pro X and Photoshop.
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Broken Glass by :iconsolalia:
Broken Glass Scatter Brush by :iconsinisterscene04:

Backdrop in the window: Stock: City by Night by :iconantiretrovirus:

Thanks to this artists for the inspiration and the brushes :bow:

Entry for the contest Human Hunter by :iconnohumansallowed:
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l33tn3rdz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You know because Shrike and you are so awesome, I will let you in on a little secret.

The way I managed to train my dragon was with some help from an expert. He is a young Viking called Hiccup. Also the star in the best selling instructional movie, How to train your dragon.
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l33tn3rdz Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
BTW you are right, you will need to train her better because eventually people will begin to get smart and install electronic security and defense systems.

In one of my RP worlds, there was this dragon that was attacking my character's home village so some alien friends on the request of the villagers, installed Large Anti-Dragon Motion Sensing Laser Defense Turrets all around the area to blast the dragon into the next kingdom. We have not had any more dragon problems after that.

And that was due to aliens help. Imagine what people in a high tech modern city could set up. Last thing you would want is for her to get fried by a Mac Kinery Laser Grid or zapped by electric grating and fencing. Or solid adamantium blast shutters over the windows?
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ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, i (and Shrike) know this problem with modern weapon-technologies: [link] Furtunately she barely get out off this serious troubles and since this nasty incident she try to avoid "over-technolgized" areas... Here and there some troubles with a traditional dragonhunter, okay, that's no problem for her [link] But jets, stinger-rockets, laser-guns, vulcan-cannons etc. are really a problem... Not only for the smaller Wyverns, but even for the largest Dragon... Let show off Smaug with his "Scales like tenfold shields" when you have a 20mm-Vulcan with uranium-ammo to perforate him on your fingertip... It's sad, but life has become hard for a traditional wyvern or dragon today.
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l33tn3rdz Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You should get off of Earth then and relocate. Perhaps the planet the Elder Scrolls games are on or Middle Earth, or how about Planet Azeroth?

My deep space scanning arrays have located several habitable planets with medieval societies. Look some up too. There is one where the whole D&D universe is set up in.

I am pretty sure that the modern people would be more then happy to help the dragons find a new home. Gets them out of their hair. And the dragons don't need to worry about over powered future tech weapons when looking for food.

So it's a win win for both sides. They can even provide transport for them off Earth.
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l33tn3rdz Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Can she be trained to share her meals?

I was able to teach mine who's name is The Crimson Dragon named after the torrents of blood spilled by him. Had very little trouble training it. Of course it helps if you are a flesh eating demon.

Now we just gather a couple dozen humans and stuff our faces into them.
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ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, Shrike is a good girl, but that's the only little problem i have with her: Her habit for eating people. I felt always a little bit uncomfortable when Shrike came back from some hunt, often with some screaming damsel in her claws... And to explain the victim, that it is now food and to apologize for the inconvenience that i can't do anything for her anymore... except to told Shrike, that she shall perform a fast kill...
Fortunately i was able to train Shrike to carry her victims elsewere and not in my backyard for killing and eating. That reduced the nasty mess in my backyard and the troubles with the neighborhood a lot.
I didn't tried out if Shrike would share a meal... I guess, going between Shrike and her prey would only turn you quickly into her dessert.
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l33tn3rdz Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ha ha! Well we like them alive, kicking, and screaming. We have a bit of a sadistic personality.
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Lexana Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool, nice scene
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ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you... and Shrike is still growing ;-)
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Lexana Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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lordxeras Featured By Owner May 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
nothing quite ruins your night out like a dragon bursting through your window
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ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, forgot to say this have a sequel titled Nightout: [link] ;-)
And the sequel of the sequel, or better, end of the story [link] show us, that the night was really ruined for Vanessa :evillaugh:
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323starlight Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a wyvern dragon i call him wolvren the great dragon
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CRJSeevy Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
My CGI skillz: ]]]]
Ur CGI skillz:]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]

ah well, something to shoot for! :)
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AntiRetrovirus Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Wow there is SO much going on here that I couldn't even find where you used my stock at first. Whee! Glad it was useful.
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finn2012 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
this is why you do not use ouiga boards.....
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imaxesse Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
my favorite one of all..the dragon ^,-,^
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snakecoils1322 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
i totally agree
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not-really-living Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha! I knew that it's more dangerous to be at the top. That's why the more poor people are safe from Shrike.
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Heavy-Fantasy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Orcs with maces, magic elves, stupid troll or giant snakes. They really aren't all that similar but they love to spoil a party as much as a dragon! ;)
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MCMXC2 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
COOL!!!
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Jedah1984 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Great Piece of work! You did a great job capturing all the different movements of the situation. Must have been quite some work!

Might I ask, how did you achieve the blurring effect in the foreground - depth of field or was it done during postwork?

And it may be just me, but the girl in the foreground reminds me an awful lot of Miranda, pre-digestion of course ;D

Anyway, good luck at the contest *cheer*
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ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehehe... you got me! Yes, it is Miranda ;-) Sometimes i work like Roger Corman and use the same set (or in this case the same "actor") again in different works.
The dept-of-field is set already in DAZ-Studio.
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Jedah1984 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Ha, I knew it was her! Actually, that's pretty cool, I liked her design a lot.

Thinking about it, assuming this is actually 'the' Miranda, that would mean that Shrike and Sucuriju are actually from the same fictional 'world' (and that Miranda's circle of friends has a lot of bad luck with scaly fiends...). In that case I demand a "Shrike vs. Sucuriju" comic! The ultimate battle of the beasts! Or maybe a "Shrike and Sucuriju - bestest monster buddy tag ream vs. humanity" ;)
Just kidding ^^

Thanks for the info regarding the depth of field - it's really a niece effect!
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ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, Miranda made me a lot of troubles: It's "V4 to V3", that means, a morph of the Victoria 4 that is made to work with Victoria 3 clothes. When i used her for the first time i find out, that the face-morphs of the V4 to V3 didn't work correctly. Only some simple facial expressions (smile, open/close eyes, open/close mouth etc.) were possible with it; no more complex expressions like anger, fear, surprise etc.
Seems to be some errors in the V4 to V3-morph-loader... and that's the reason, why you almost never see her face, only in [link] it worked with using only this simple facial expressions (and some post-production in PSP X) from this point of view.
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Jedah1984 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
And I was wondering why there weren't more shots of her pretty face - that explains a lot ^^ Oh, the perils of battling one's own software ;)
But I all turned out nice anyway and that way we got a good look on her beautiful hair :D
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Gefällt mir! :D
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ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danke, aber diese Jagdmethode muss ich ihr wohl leider wieder abgewöhnen. Ist einfach zu gefährlich. Das war nur einfaches Sicherheitsglas und trotz ihrer dicken Haut hat sie einige kleine, aber dafür tiefe Schnitte abbekommen (zwei Tuben Betaisodona habe ich danach verbraucht). Und was, wenn nun irgendwo richtiges Panzerglas verbaut ist? Und was, wenn sie sich mal verschätzt und das Fenster oder der Raum dahinter dann doch zu klein ist? Verdammt, sie könnte sich dabei den Kopf einschlagen, die Augen ausstechen, die Flügel oder Klauen brechen usw.
Man hat's nicht leicht mit so einem Haustier. Sie ist noch so jung und ich muss sie noch besser erziehen: Sie frisst mir einfach zu viele Leute. Auch wenn junge Damen lecker sind, sie sollte lieber Schafe, Hirsche, Pferde etc. jagen. Irgendwann bringt sie sich (und mich) damit noch in die Bredullje! ;-)
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
:lmao:

Pfleg sie schnell wieder gesund, damit wir mehr von ihr sehen können - und lass dich nicht fressen! :D
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DisneyVillain1349 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
I wish I hada pet like that.
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draculablade Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Very nice work
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