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YOSEI Japanese Volcano Dragon by ChuckWalton YOSEI Japanese Volcano Dragon by ChuckWalton
DOUBLECLICK IMAGE FOR BEST RESULTS!!!! I PROMISE

This is a rare commissioned Christmas Gift for an Awesome & very Creative Writer/GM, Brandon “Galactus-Kid” Aten who purchased & delivered the original to his Brother–in-law Michael featuring his in-law’s own RPG character. The character is named “Yosei”, a young Japanese Volcano Dragon that is adorned in red & gold scales and is the Protector Kami spirit over a volcano region in Japan. The dragon’s parental lineage has passed onto him, a set of ancient samurai swords (a katana & a wakizashi) in which Yosei takes the form of a samurai and has trained diligently. Yosei’s samurai armor is ivory white, with gold and crimson inlays. I loved illustrating this character!

This was an image that has taught me a great deal on scales atop of lean, yet powerful musculature and structuring them appropriately. I have also learned a great deal with proper references for assistance for illustrating the intricate samurai armor and will be very cautious in taking on such a task again, XD. The volcano dragon was fun yet hard work, as I wanted to capture (with ref assist.) the essence of this dragon with the whiskers of wisdom, nose, spines, scales and horn crest, with the sentient intelligence in the eyes as well as the features of the serpentine body, tiger fangs and jaws and musculature in the limbs & haunches, and even the hint of eagle imputed into the dragon.

Yosei’s samurai form was nice challenge as well and I wanted to capture the samurai with the fiery unbridled spirit with hair blowing yet stern features in the face of Yosei.

This is a traditional illustration using pencils (Zebra .5 mm & .7mm) on a Strathmore Bristol Smooth plate finish sheet (14” X 17”, 100lb), with X amount of hours as I worked off & on the piece, though I assure you it cramped my fingers.

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NO, I won’t be painting this one, XD
Merry Christmas 08!!!!
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:iconjohnlockeddancer:
JohnlockedDancer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awsome!
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Parasystem Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
Can i Use this as an album cover for a psytrance album i am compiling ;) its a free release on all psytrance portals featuring artists from around the world :D would be nice to hear from you :D Love your Art Chuck
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Parasystem Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
Can i Use this as an album cover for a psytrance album i am compiling ;) its a free release on all psytrance portals featuring artists from around the world :D would be nice to hear from you :D Love your Art Chuck
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Pendragon-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, epic! Amazing work of art!
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ConspiracyToCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Outstanding! Breath-taking detail!
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nimfa36 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FAntastic
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BlazeLeeDragon Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible detail
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:iconemicdepic:
Emicdepic Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very awesome details!
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Grimmish Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist
god lord this is awesome! so beautifully done.
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v242 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
:clap:
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:iconfibisugar:
fibisugar Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist
AMAZING details :O and the drawing itself is gorgeous... very nice
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lechiffre17 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
awesome work!!!
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ColdIsTheVoid Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a truly awesome drawing. You have some amazing art in your gallery, great stuff
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is also so amazing!
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tashag6 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
the dragon reminds me the one from dragon wars movie
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Yaoimaus Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Wooooooooow O.O This is awesome! *fav*
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TH3NAMELESS Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
You are clearly the best artist on deviantart. :D
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kredwood Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
haha i see how you got bit lazy at the end part of the dragon scale. but seriously good job drawing it.
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Hissatsu-Eastwinds Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome armor and dragon
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draenei-friend Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is epic! :+fav: :thumbsup:
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kagome15higurashi Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you should do another one but with a female samurai and a tiger
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That sounds like a GREAT idea!
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:iconkagome15higurashi:
kagome15higurashi Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconnekomelloplz: hi hi hi

:iconinumattplz: hey wats up
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darkkittenangel Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude, this is amazing!!!!!
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THEEMPERORSCHOSEN Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I created an account just to say that this picture is awesome. THIS PICTURE IS AWESOME.
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You so much... and I appreciate your time and compliment! I Hope you enjoy it and enjoy the awesomeness of Deviant art as there is a boatload of talent and inspiration on here!
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hellisflat Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Could you please tell me how you uploaded it with this quality, since my drawing dont always turn out that great.
Its wonderfull !
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You! I actually resize the image at a smaller percentage with a decent resolution of at least 250-300DPI. Outside of that, nothing else done. I hope that helps.
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DrakeAT Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
And people think my Rakesh is detailed.
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shadow-the-t-rex Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(faints after looking at such awesome art) "wow"!!!!!
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awe.. Thank You, tries to fan you through the screen!
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dnbmat Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
awesome!
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You!
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Ookami-nushi Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
wow bro
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dragonofbrainstorms Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student General Artist
I've got an idea. You won't paint this one right? So, why not let someone paint it for you? Just an idea.
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:iconchuckwalton:
ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's open to anyone who wants to paint it, just send me the link and give me the credit as Penciller.
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NebTheDeviantUk Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student General Artist
wow dude
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:iconchuckwalton:
ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hope thats a good wow XD
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MadamDoodle Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Wow.
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:iconchuckwalton:
ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Loving the WOWs
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:iconmadamdoodle:
MadamDoodle Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
you deserve every last one :)

This drawing is beyond amazing!
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o0Risa0o Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Now, that! is avery scaley dragon! 8D
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tas1138 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hello, Im a comicbook colorist from austin tx, I work for a CCP comics. i just love this piece, would you mind if I colored it(just for funs) and posted it on my DA page?
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
By all means feel free and I am humbled and honored and would love to see the results!
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tas1138 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
could you send me a larger file?
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Athuel Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Very pretty and realistic.
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lliandriall Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
I absolutely love your drawing and I would love to get it done as a tattoo in the future. However I wouldn't consider doing that if you didn't say it was ok
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Babysnakes114 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!
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RampageDragon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
I like but how do people draw this good whats there secret
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Crazyhedgy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
That dragon has so much detail...it looks real!
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