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-Umbre Ribmouth Dragon- by arvalis -Umbre Ribmouth Dragon- by arvalis
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.

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Umbre Ribmouth Dragon©RJ Palmer
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:iconufinoke:
UFINOKE Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
colors! 
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:iconjiafeidaliancat:
JiaFeidalianCat Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
Adding so many colours on a dragon but do not turbid, which show your Superb painting skills.
Beautiful creature!
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:iconangelofdarksilence:
AngelofDarkSilence Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015   General Artist
Nice effect you got going on that chest there. Very hypnotic and colorful. 
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:icondracophobos:
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Student Filmographer
ooooooooo
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:icondracongem:
DraconGem Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Writer
Wow, this is absolutely beautiful! 
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:icongloberflobb:
globerflobb Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SAY IT WITH YOUR CHEST!!
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:iconjadewill:
jadewill Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awsom
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:iconthelacertakiin:
theLacertakiin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How many sketches did you do of this before you decided you had the right look?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Think I did this one on the first sketch.
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Cool :)
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:iconcorryrox:
CorryRox Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student General Artist
WOW!..
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:iconjomak222:
jomak222 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
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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:iconitsdapitts:
itsdapitts Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Hell!!! This dragon is f__king amazing.
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:iconiridias89:
Iridias89 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It indeed looks oily, in a very twisted way. Some kind of a venomous dragon?
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:iconsekushiman:
Sekushiman Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
:thumbsup:
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:iconleioll:
Leioll Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
that thing looks terrifying... and absolutely beautiful!!
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:iconrawr-keikz:
RAWR-keikz Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
those COLORS! and that anatomy! and the detail! *dies*
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:icondragonmaximus:
dragonmaximus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
bellissimo
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:iconherebellama:
Herebellama Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow, the colours on his chest...
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:iconkohakuro:
Kohakuro Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student General Artist
ffffffffBEUTIFUL
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:icondriftas:
driftas Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
the background color just blows me away
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:iconkefren4400:
Kefren4400 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That skinny guy on the ground doesn't seems happy...
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:iconregaldragon:
RegalDragon Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  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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:iconshalesesands:
ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That's really awesome! Great colors and wonderful use of atmosphere. :)
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:iconcfakatsuki:
cfakatsuki Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Dark and colorful at the same time add in tue fact it's a dragon and u have some grade A art here
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:iconnelson619:
Nelson619 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Fantastic dragon!
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:icontheyakhobbit:
theyakhobbit Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is a very epic picture how long did it take you?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It says in the description.
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:iconampledeviant:
AmpleDeviant Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
When people pull off stuff like this, I kinda feel like I can't do it too. How do you do that? Is it discipline? Or motivation?
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:iconampledeviant:
AmpleDeviant Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Oops, I meant "how do you manage?". Sorry.
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AmpleDeviant Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Ho do you MANAGE 20 hours of this stuff?! I mean, right now I've only seen 2 of your dragons and they look AWESOME! Have you considered a career in trading card design?
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:iconculdesackidz:
culdesackidz Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
love the colors
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:icondarkelektra:
DarkElektra Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Amazing artwork! :clap:
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:icon1rich1:
1Rich1 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Fantastic!
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:iconkxeron:
kxeron Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool wing design and also the mix of colors on dragon's chest. Got to say, I love the swamp with those dryed-up trees - reminds me on of my dreams.
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:iconelithian:
Elithian Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Super cool. He's like a soap-bubble. With teeth!
I really like the cheekbone-ridge and how it works with the lower jaw-teeth.
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:iconbrotherostavia:
BrotherOstavia Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love this atmosphere.
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:iconderlaine8:
Derlaine8 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I once tried a pearlescence coloring too, it's hard to do!!!
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:iconjaynapavlin:
JaynaPavlin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful chromatic colors!
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:icontheoriginaldragongod:
Theoriginaldragongod Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He looks BUFF!
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:iconpyrostyx:
PyroStyx Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow, I love this. Awesome art, keep it up :heart:
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:iconshadow111190:
shadow111190 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O
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:iconrikkuwolfsbane:
RikkuWolfsBane Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
0_0 wow awesome . . . i love dragons ^_^
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Awesome
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:icondragoonboy46:
Dragoonboy46 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats when the pitiful party, consisting of a Knight, Archer, Mage, Monk. Crap their pants because of how unprepared they are.
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work.
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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:iconazefish:
AzeFish Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Stunning work, just, wow!
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:iconsorarojas:
SoraRojas Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
Nice dude! I think you got the pearlescence spot on too!
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:icontaitaviracocha:
Taitaviracocha Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantástico!!
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:iconxlehx:
XLEHX Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Holy...snaps OwO
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