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First Flight

By Camelid
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Raising a child is never easy, especially in an inter-species family - but the resourceful parent always finds a way.

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The heroine of the "The immortals" books by Tamora Pierce actually -does- raise a dragon for a while and has a deep relationship with all animals - so my first thought was that this might be an illustration for the story. But also as a stand-alone picture it is very beautiful!
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Really good expressions. :clap:
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This is SO lovely, I'm in awe. Amazing colors and personality! 
KokamoCorner's avatar
Simply one of the best! :wow: Everything about this painting is perfect. Great job!
emera's avatar
So thoroughly delightful! I love your lighting and color choices (the diffused blue lighting is so evocative of a brisk spring day), and the details like her sidesaddle.
AguaRush11's avatar
this is beautiful! oh my gosh. i love it. and i love the commentary / story behind it. <3 wow! 
if you don't mind me asking, oils or acrylics ?
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Glad you like it! This one's in oil.
Skerkrou's avatar
Awesome :)  the impressionistic countryside really matches the main theme :) love it!
DanGref's avatar
So much happiness at one art! No matter how difficult is living in such a family, all bad things, one day can fly away ;D Awesome art.
Shalladdrin's avatar
I read on your fineartamerica page that you did this on illustration board. May I ask what kind? 
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I believe this one was on Crescent illustration board.
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Thank you! :3
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Out of curiosity... which is the "child" here, and which is the "parent?" This is a really beautiful and upliftingly playful scene either way! :aww:
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My intention was that the dragon is the child and the human the mother - she is using her falcon to try and teach her son to fly - but, of course, like all art, it is open to interpretation of the viewer :3
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Cool! I wonder how she came to adopt a dragon. :)
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I love how all your paintings tell such interesting stories! This one is really heart warming; I could imagine this being a story from the world of "Howl's Moving Castle" or "Castle Waiting" :D It has that kind of sweet feeling to it 
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Thank you! I'm glad you think so! :3
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Love the joyous feeling in this painting :)
Camelid's avatar
Thanks! :3 Glad you do!
Olvium's avatar
Such a cute illustration, well done! Great mood and characters.
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