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-Umbre Ribmouth Dragon-
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Published: January 13, 2012
I hadn't painted a dragon in a good while and I wanted to. This was going to just be a creature design sheet, but then I went overboard and made it a sort of hybrid illustration concept art piece. I tried for a oily pearlescence on the dragon, but I'm not sure if I pulled it off. I told you guys I'd update this dragon.


PhotoshopCS3: 20 hours
Umbre Ribmouth Dragon©RJ Palmer
Image size
4500x3433px 2.15 MB
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
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UFINOKE's avatar
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JiaFeidalianCat's avatar
Adding so many colours on a dragon but do not turbid, which show your Superb painting skills.
Beautiful creature!
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AngelofDarkSilence's avatar
Nice effect you got going on that chest there. Very hypnotic and colorful. 
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DracoPhobos|Student Filmographer
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DraconGem|Student Writer
Wow, this is absolutely beautiful! 
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globerflobb|Hobbyist General Artist
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theLacertakiin|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How many sketches did you do of this before you decided you had the right look?
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arvalis|Professional Digital Artist
Think I did this one on the first sketch.
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CorryRox|Student General Artist
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You make the best approximations of an anatomically correct, 6-limbed (4 legs and 2 wings) dragon! Nobody ever does a second, robust set of pectoralis majoris; they often end up extrapolating the pectoralis minor for the function of wing beats. I feel like the pectoralis minor version, done by others, wouldn't be powerful enough to facilitate flight! Your version certainly does! Great work!!!
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Hell!!! This dragon is f__king amazing.
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Iridias89|Hobbyist General Artist
It indeed looks oily, in a very twisted way. Some kind of a venomous dragon?
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Leioll's avatar
that thing looks terrifying... and absolutely beautiful!!
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RAWR-keikz|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
those COLORS! and that anatomy! and the detail! *dies*
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Herebellama|Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow, the colours on his chest...
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the background color just blows me away
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Kefren4400|Hobbyist Digital Artist
That skinny guy on the ground doesn't seems happy...
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RegalDragon|Professional Filmographer
I think you REALLY pulled off the oily look! Amazing work as always. I especially love the wings...they remind me of a thorn thicket.
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ShaleseSands|Professional Traditional Artist
That's really awesome! Great colors and wonderful use of atmosphere. :)
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