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Bone Dragon

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Published: October 31, 2006
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Something 'in keeping' with todays theme. Though I'm sure I'd have drawn this even if it wasn't All Hallows Eve. Also took the opportunity to test out some uber diddly fine sable brushes wot I bought yesterday on the background.

Bone dragons (or skeletal dragons, if you prefer).
Same as zombie dragons, just with all the flesh rotted off so they don't smell as bad or spread as much disease. Despite thier size, these are still classed only as 'lesser dead' - reanimated bodies with perhaps the most rudimentary memories of their former lives governing their actions unless they've been risen by a necromancer in which case they are under their command. Not to be confused with dracoliches (lol, to think a dracoliche was just a reanimated corpse would be your first and last mistake).

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Hiya!  I just wanted to let you know that I've featured your work in a Halloween post on my dragon artwork blog (with proper attribution and links back, of course).  I love this piece!  You can find me at Writing Dragons Blog, and this feature here.  Keep up the awesome work!
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drakhenlicheHobbyist General Artist
Aw wow thank you! Very kind of you to include my beastie =) I shall bookmark your blog for further perusal ^^
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It was very Halloween appropriate, and your name is just great also! :)
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DRAGONLOVER101040Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome! If you don't mind, I'd like your opinion on my skeletal dragon. [link]
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drakhenlicheHobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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DRAGONLOVER101040Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gladly. :D
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really like the shading here
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drakhenlicheHobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I find shading using a brush always has more 'life' (for want of a better word) to it than just using a marker or something.
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Morgan-666Hobbyist Writer
i lovethe watercolor effect of it. nice job :)
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drakhenlicheHobbyist General Artist
Thank you! The ink was quite watered on this, so helped with that look.
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JellisLionessHobbyist Traditional Artist
i love it :love:
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drakhenlicheHobbyist General Artist
Hey thanks! :) Glad ye do! I really should come back to this some time and add some more detail.
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JellisLionessHobbyist Traditional Artist
please do :D i would love to see that
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drakhenlicheHobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :) I should come back to this and sharpen up the detail some time... if I can find the original :D
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UbastyyatHobbyist Digital Artist
Hoooooot.
Also, insert me gushing over stuff here.
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dananew1 Traditional Artist
Very nice and calming, i loves it!
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drakhenlicheHobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :) I greatly enjoyed working on this one.
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loupgarouisStudent
Wouldn't a bone dragon be uncapable of flight?
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drakhenlicheHobbyist General Artist
heh, more to the point - would it even be capable of existing at all? I figure if there's powerful enough magics to reanimate the dead, then they can use it to fly.
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loupgarouisStudent
haha I hadn't thought of that. Magic seems to be a handy excuse to have. :D
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drakhenlicheHobbyist General Artist
A very handy one ;D
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drakhenlicheHobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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