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EDIT Nov. 23, 2010: Okay, more changes. I got some great critiques from Jon Schindehette, Lars Grant-West, and many others at Illuxcon, and have tried to implement some of their suggestions. I may make more changes in the future. You can see the previous version here.

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EDIT Oct. 29, 2010: Thank you guys for all the awesome crits! I've made quite a few changes to this, and I think it's a big improvement. Here's the new painting, and if you want to see the old one you can go here. Special thanks to :icontheechoinside: for the extremely helpful paintover! :love:

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This thing is FINALLY (maybe) done. I started it back in May and ignored it over the summer in favor of work, but since Illuxcon is coming up, I need more new portfolio pieces. I decided to ditch the lines, and am very happy I took :icondracothrope:'s suggestion to use Kingfisher-like markings!

I would very much appreciate critiques or suggestions, though, I may not be able to reply to them right away. Thanks! :)

WIP 1
WIP 2
WIP 3

Textures from CGtextures and Bittbox.

Corel Painter 11, Photoshop CS5, 2010.

~~~Commission Info~~~

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Saskle's avatar
Saskle|Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work! The water looks brilliant and I love the colors of the dragon! :love:
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pyro-helfier| General Artist
The water looks incredible and I like how he's eating the fish.  Very cool.
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muck1's avatar
Dat wing! Goodness. I think I've never seen a more "realistic" drake, if realistic is the right word.
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atrafeathers|Student Traditional Artist
wow well done looks so real 
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Nesshi|Hobbyist Digital Artist
The most amazing dragon drawing that I'd already saw :O
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kiprotich|Hobbyist Writer
Very nice! Very reminiscent of a wetlands bird in the neck and head.
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Olivier-C's avatar
Thats an amazing drawing! the textures and lights are pretty impressive, really nice work :)
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EclipseMind|Student General Artist
THAT IS ONE BEAUTIFUL FISH! You make it look so alive and smooth! The emotion you give it by having the fish meet his fate is just splendid!

"What? this picture is about the dragon?"
Oooooh!!!One sec:

THAT IS ONE BEAUTIFUL dragon! You make it look so alive and smooth! The emotion you give it by having the dragon meet his fate is just splendid!xD

Seriously you have skills.
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dragongirl408's avatar
That looks like one of the dragons from Game of Thrones.
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Gaaras1Girl1719|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That...is so freaking awesome.8O
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TheReapersApprentice|Hobbyist General Artist
That makes dragons seem so real! =P
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bparsh's avatar
bparsh|Student General Artist
Beautiful water effect! Dope creature too
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DragonprotectorRyuu's avatar
This is amazing :wow:
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JericaWinters|Hobbyist Digital Artist
NOM nom nom!!!! :chew:
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KaitlinDragon|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...you just put every dragon in my gallery to shame and then some... I love it!
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AnnaCStansfield|Professional General Artist
This is kind of incredible.
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biscaboo's avatar
is it wierd that this makes me want to eat fish?! great pic by the way!
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ToxicOrion|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome detail :icondragonnod2:
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ElvensGrace|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my...It's gorgeous
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Margot1942's avatar
I love dragons and this one is very cool! :-)
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SassyDragon18|Hobbyist Writer
Cool!!!
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Liennepien|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work, love the colours!
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Gorgeous, and amazing work on the water. I love that you didnt forget to reflect the color of the dragon off the water. :thumbsup:
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TaniaAV| Traditional Artist
wow!!! Really nice!!I love it!!
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