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crystal dragon by drachenmagier crystal dragon by drachenmagier
I'm REALLY getting the hang of digital now! : D










j/k, this one is 100% traditional, mixed media on A4 bristol paper. :D
Crystals and dragons just mix really well~.
Plus, listening to some metal that fits the theme. :D
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:icondowilliamcap7:
This drawing seems powerful. I just like traditionnal art, it looks like traditionnal art but I don't know if it's really traditionnal art. Those colors, that is to say : blue, purple, black and white makes me wonder. The blue color symbolie for me the calm, the serenity and the coldness that reigns in this drawing. The purple color symbolize the magic side of this drawing. And the black and white color make the balnce. It's incredible that it symbolize serenity but the dragon in question is preparing to attack. It's calm, violent and poetic at the same time. I love it! 18 stars out of 20 that's not nothing!
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:iconbladeninja76:
*sigh* I've said it before: your blue-purple works are amazing. However, this one takes the cake its uniquely beautiful design.

My first impression is how it not only has that color combo, but also has a beautiful arrangement of shining "wings", limbs in different directions, and a crown, all under a bright sky. As I look closer, I realize that the wings held by who-knows what and that this creature has four arms with dark scales. These are odd but interesting choices, and causes me to think of is creature as not a dragon, but something different. Semantics aside, I also like how the tail curls around that rock, which has its own curved carvings. I suppose the creature looks rather confident having all those limbs and smiling smugly.

What confuses me is the background at the bottom. While the dark bricks actually have a nice pattern and remind me of that jellyfish city piece I critiqued, I wonder what they're doing here as they don't match the rock or and have an odd angle to be the setting. This makes me ask what the setting is, so it might have been better to leave it out. I also see pencil lines that seem to barely imply oher rocks. But aside from those two, the rest of your uncommon design choices have made a beautifully unique fantasy.
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:iconfrozenyde:
Frozenyde Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018
Wonderfully awesome.
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconjamielynweigt:
JamieLynWeigt Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018
Hiya! I just wanted to let you know that I've featured this dragon on my dragon artwork blog (with proper attribution and links back, of course). I love the details of this piece! You can find me at Writing Dragons, and your feature in my April AtoZ Challenge here. I actually featured you once before as well, but I was terrible at notifications back then, sorry! Keep up the amazing work!
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Go wild and really no need to ask me. ^^ I think I stumbled over the blog because - yes, vain me - I googled "drachenmagier". :D But thanks for asking non the less and have fun! :D

And thank you very much for the amazing compliment! ^^
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:iconsourose:
Sourose Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Student Digital Artist
maybe you can make it look smoother idk
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Any specific part? :) Like, making less scales? Or smoother colours?
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:iconsourose:
Sourose Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Smoother colors I guess
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
And where? All over, special corner or something? :)
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:iconsourose:
Sourose Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Student Digital Artist
All over the wings 


Im not a good critique
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
All can be learned. :D It helps with critiques when you point out examples. The stony part of the wings need to be a bit gritty if you ask me. So, I'm guessing you mean the crystalline side.
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:iconsourose:
Sourose Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Yea
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:iconpeppermintsollie:
PepperMintSollie Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Why does this remind me of Dialga??
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Of whom? Never heard the name, sorry. ^^
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:iconpeppermintsollie:
PepperMintSollie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a Pokemon.
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
To be honest, today you can draw a chair and it reminds people of pokemon. ^^'
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:iconpeppermintsollie:
PepperMintSollie Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
oh gawd it actually does (Im not lying)
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Neither am I. XD
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:iconsourose:
Sourose Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Student Digital Artist
It is a pokemon
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:iconmidnighttiger8140:
MidnightTiger8140 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I was like, "WHADDYA MEAN, DIGITAL?!"
lol... got me that time :XD:

As always, really beautifully done! :D I especially like how you created the crystal wings - the reflections are gorgeous :love:
And the detailed swirls on the underbelly of the dragon are a beautiful touch :heart:
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
XD Hah! Another one who fell for it! <3

And thank you very much! :bow:
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:iconasmyworlddivides:
AsMyWorldDivides Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
It says traditional in the tags. I love this piece though!! 
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
It IS traditional, so I don't see why it shouldn't say that. O-o
And thanks. d:
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:iconasmyworlddivides:
AsMyWorldDivides Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Nah don't worry. When you upload it just pick digital under the category : D   It'll do what you've used most if you don't change it  <3 
You're welcome I've been looking at your art for months it's beautiful : D 
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:iconmummymetaller:
MummyMetaller Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Professional General Artist
Did you read the artists description? :/
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:iconasmyworlddivides:
AsMyWorldDivides Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Yes and I fell for it and they knew that so not wasting my time with jerks. Run along now
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I know it's a public thread, but please stay nice. I don't want to get up and find a warzone in my comment section. ;)
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:iconmummymetaller:
MummyMetaller Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Professional General Artist
PMSL LOLOLOLOLOL  
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I know it's a public thread, but please stay nice. I don't want to get up and find a warzone in my comment section. ;)
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:iconmummymetaller:
MummyMetaller Featured By Owner Edited Feb 26, 2018  Professional General Artist
I just asked a genuine question; I didn't resort to name calling :shrug: I've forgotten to read the descriptions a few times in the past, so just made the suggestion, meh. You know you won't get any name calling from me anyways Dra, unless it's at you, ya fuggen beech... ;P

*I shall beat you up on Discord now moaha!*

(Btw no worries; I tried being helpful & for some reason it was taken as an insult by that person? How they choose to engage from now is up to them, either way I'm not going to bother, I'm not wasting my time with such rude people & I don't want your comments section to be turned into a shit show) :D
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
And why would I want that? It's TRADITIONAL. Nothing digital about it.
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:iconfirecat67:
FireCat67 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is also pretty and menacing but I wanna keep it
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. ^^
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:iconelzataerinn:
elzataerinn Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018
The wings floating over the limbs is a creative idea, I'll give you that :)
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:iconrunewuff:
runewuff Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like he's in the middle of an epic move!
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. x3
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:iconthe13wizard:
the13wizard Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018
I love the idea that the front arms are smaller then the wing-arms, and that the wings have more muscle in them. :-)
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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:iconthe13wizard:
the13wizard Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
Welcome. :-)
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:iconimdraproc:
Imdraproc Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
GORGEOUS! The blue markings on the dragon's underbelly are appropriately elaborate, and I really like the focused yet tranquil look on the being's face. Its' horns give the impression of an ancient war-helm, and the dragon has a dynamic as well as mystical and magical feel about it, certainly helped by the cool colouring and the float-y stone wings. Glorious work! I can barely click the 'Favourite'-button any faster! 
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:iconjulian0123:
julian0123 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I love the design :D
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconfarael-hikari:
Farael-Hikari Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018
You just never cease to broaden my world...
Everything in his design is so unspeakably lovable and inspiring!
Special mention for the detached wings. :heart:
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. QWQ
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:iconanonymousseaturtle:
anonymousSeaTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
I really love all your dragon. They're just amazing!
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconredwingsdragon:
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018
Awesome work here
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconzombiechylde:
ZombieChylde Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohhhh! Mann, der sieht majestätisch aus. :heart:
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:icondrachenmagier:
drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Danke. X3
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:iconsterlingraven:
SterlingRaven Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
very creative and aesthetically pleasing ovo
Love how you made the wings <3
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