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random dragon II

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Another random dragon drawn during a boring lecture...drawing is so much more inconspicuous than falling asleep :D
This started out as an oriental dragon but became a water dragon along the way...

mechanical pencil on paper, 20x20 cm

Edit: Changed the tail fin to better match the other fins. Thanks to ~shayshayni for her suggestion on how to make it look better :)

other random dragons:
random dragon I
random dragon III
random dragon IV
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guardianxofxmoon's avatar
awesome water dragon! You put a lot of details into it, and you're just as bad as my friend who doodles during class...>.>
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WolfByte0Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome scales. :) I love them. Ack, any tips for 'em? I'm practicing dragons. ;-;
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AnkaravenHobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
I have made a tutorial on how to draw scales, it´s in my gallery as well...it is more focused on coloured pencils though.
Generally the most important things to keep in mind are not to make them too regular, vary the size a bit depending on where on the body the scale is located and if they are a bit bigger to give them separate shading (which can be quite time-consuming but it´s worth the trouble) :)
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WolfByte0Hobbyist General Artist
I like colored pencils--I'll definitely check it out. :)
Yeah, that's kind of the common sense that I didn't exactly realize. x3 Makes sense, and I bet it is worth the trouble, by the looks of it. Very worth.
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BetweenAsleepAndWakeHobbyist General Artist
I love your sea serpent. He looks thoughtful to me and you drew a lot of details and muscles.

I am thinking, I will be watching for more of your creations. It seems I like what you do, whether it be digital or traditional art.:heart:
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AnkaravenHobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
liquidblueeyes's avatar
That looks absolutely beatiful :)
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AnkaravenHobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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you're welcome :)
Shanimal47's avatar
You put a great level of detail into your work, that's really good. You often don't see this level of care put in. You added a lot of depth to this one, even against the white background. Nice job.
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AnkaravenHobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
Random-weasel's avatar
I love how you gave it more of a horse head and more muscle tone on the thick body. Nicely done. :D I also draw/sketch dragons. Its so much fun.
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AnkaravenHobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
Random-weasel's avatar
your welcome. :D
InvaderHera's avatar
Woah, looks really good! I like the fins! I could see myself drawing during lectures...with much worse looking results.
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AnkaravenHobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
The quality of the drawings I do during lectures depends a lot on how boring they are :D
Sunkra's avatar
This looks like one of the seadragons sailors described and lectured people drew according to their descriptions in the dark ages.
There are whole encyclopedias of fantasy creatures which were presumed real from that period of human history.
It looks great!
:+fav:
randomjunk123's avatar
Amazing. I really, really love this. The amazing amount of work that you put into this is evident. I really do like it a lot. The form is fabulous and I love the fact that you used traditional methods to do it. Amazing :D
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AnkaravenHobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot!:)
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Schatten-DracheHobbyist Traditional Artist
looks like many fishs, realistic sea-dragon
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umbrafoxProfessional Digital Artist
Very cool! All those scales must've taken a good bit of patience. I agree with shayshayni in that the tail could be a little fancier. The only other thing I notice (and this might just be the scan) is that the muscles at the front of the top "s" curve of the neck might be a tad over-defined relative to the rest of the muscle shadows.
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AnkaravenHobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
Luckily patience was never much of a problem for me, I can spend hours just drawing or painting textures like scales or feathers...it´s a bit like meditation just not as boring :D
I edited the tail fin, hope you like it better now. Those over-defined muscles are an effect of readjusting the contrast after scanning...I tried to reduce it, not sure if it worked though.
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umbrafoxProfessional Digital Artist
Yeah the tail is much better now. The shadows on the muscles :shrug: There's only so much you can do :) Looks cool
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