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Steampunk Dragon -October 2010

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Dragon of the Amur (Black) river. The river marks the border between Russia and China and is well known for its industrial past, which is what I wanted to portray in this illustration.
The dragon is barely recognisable from its original form, now he is entirely steam powered, housing huge furnaces within his chest. The furnace workers and black-smiths live on the dragon’s ribs and under-side, whist the rich live on the head and back. The back of the dragon is designated for military equipment.

-Medium: Biro, watercolour and coloured pencil on drawing paper
-Size: A3

Apart of “The Four Dragons” series:
Estuary Dragon by ColletteJEllisSteampunk Dragon by ColletteJEllisColossus Dragon by ColletteJEllisRiver Dragon by ColletteJEllis

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Whoa-hoah! Crazy-impressive piece...!

I really like your choice of Oriental-Siberian influences. (The world of steampunk has certainly had its fill of Victorian stuff, so it's very refreshing to see other cultures in the mix) ^~;

As far as a true critique goes, the overall piece is too busy (too "chaotic", as my professors would say) all across the canvas. The dragon is blending in a little too closely with the background- which is a shame because the creature has an REALLY striking silhouette, but it's hard to admire this from afar.

Perhaps if framed over more of that pink sunset instead of the night scene, it'd have that much more impact. The face of the dragon, especially, ought to command a lot more attention. I really feel bad nitpicking this, because you made it traditionally and can't merely solve the issue with the push of a button) 0.~;;



Still, it's gorgeous and brimming with conceptual merit. Great stuff! :nod: :D :w00t:
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yosofine Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looks at age of artwork... but.. says it anyway: This so reminds me of Howel's Moving Castle. Yep yep! Yes it does!
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FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Professional General Artist
lol many people have said that XP I atually saw the movie because everyone said this reminded them of the movie, I definately agree it's very similar XP
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:iconpdevinney:
pdevinney Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
Very nice.
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:iconartcreationist:
ArtCreationist Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!
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:iconninjaweretiger:
NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome!
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
^^ 
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:iconcrystalnicolemarcano:
crystalnicolemarcano Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Such a stunning piece! What an insanely fierce dragon! www.hauntingsoftheheartmovie.com
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:icontitanmoon72:
Titanmoon72 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
i love the samari look to the scales
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
XD I'm so glad you notated that lol
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:iconhuitzlbane:
huitzlbane Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Yep. Yet another thing I have to fav
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:iconbaneeden:
BaneEden Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome:heart:
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:iconskooterwolf:
Skooterwolf Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Beautiful Just beautiful!
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:icondingo-murci:
dingo-murci Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
impresionant'ˇˇˇ i like the detailsˇˇ and the steampunk stileˇˇ
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:iconlupr:
Lupr Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
I'm not even exaggerating when I say this is my favourite thing I have ever seen on deviantART.
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:iconsacredjourneydesigns:
SacredJourneyDesigns Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful detail and colors. Very unique. Love it!
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OnixEyes2 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Wow! I love the way you incorporated a city, and it's really awesome how you did this ina painting. I like how it's a little hard to see it's features, it makes it look less like a dragon and more like a city, so it forces you to double take and realize that its actually a dragon. :)
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ingrissi27 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
This literally looks like it is part of a transformers movie or something :D This is one of the greatest pieces of artwork I have ever seen XD Excellent; definitely adding to my fave's list :)
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ShadowAngel256 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
This is amazing! your work shows the patience you have. I dont have that kind of patience...
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:iconschinkenspicker:
Schinkenspicker Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is fucking amazing, can't take my eyes away from it !
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:iconcharming-karma:
charming-karma Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Oh My Sushi. *is quite speechless*
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:iconmetal-petey-flower:
Metal-Petey-Flower Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Interface Designer
I love the detail; it projects the steampunk theme so well!
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:iconfeather-queen:
feather-queen Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
. . . WOW.thats all I say.Wow.<3
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charligal-stock Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This amazing work has been featured in my journal [link]
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thankyou :)
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:iconcharligal-stock:
charligal-stock Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
no worries
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:iconultimatedragonlover:
UltimateDragonLover Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
PURE AWESOMENESS
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:iconchonunhwa:
Chonunhwa Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Your pictures inpired me !
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DesireeFlameheart Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
I can't say anything else than that it's amazing! How you did it?[link]
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:iconweebird:
weebird Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing work! i love the use of colour and the steam punk style really beautiful, such detail!
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VigilNebula Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
So people live on him, eh?
Gotta be a rough life then

Wonderfull work, by the way!
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
Indeed, I imagine their furniture has to be nailed down! :3
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:iconvigilnebula:
VigilNebula Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
And safety straps for in bed. Otherwise you'll literally fly trough the bedroom. Add bad luck to that and you fly trough the window and off the dragon altogether
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
Indeed! :o
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:iconvigilnebula:
VigilNebula Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Add good luck and you'll be crashing into walls. Then they have to bring you to the hospital, where the same goes...

Don't know what is worse, but I'd be rather poor than rich if I ever move to that city
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
It's a rather smooth ride surprisingly :) buildings have inbuilt suspention ^^
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VigilNebula Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Doubt that's gonna help if he has a bad cog in the system XD
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
lol indeedy
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mrkillzo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this one is another favorit of mine =)

but i do think i like the DD one a bit more.

funny, ussually gears and dragons and other consepts combined would make my day.

i think your DD has just made me more mentally spoiled! ><
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Myn-Anthony Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
O_o .... *speechless*

Instah-fave. :D
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ThePhantomDragon Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Filmographer
dontyou know its rude to fart in public u.=.U
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
haha someone notaced XP I apologise
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ThePhantomDragon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Professional Filmographer
K GOOD though i break that rule all the time : D
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Evilduckie227 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
OMFG!!!! SIIIIICK!
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LittleMissUnholy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Student General Artist
A lovely place to live in :wow:
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Kamakru Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
I absolutely love this! <3 I love how you incorporated the architecture and the dragon overall fits so well into the background and setting. Wonderful job, definitely a favorite =]
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:iconflyingviperart:
FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Aww thankyou :)
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gaelicwolf Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Student
OKAY, you just blew my mind. This creature has real weight to it; I keep looking back at its "feet" and how solidly they seem to be against the ground, if that makes much sense. Of course I love the color choices; it looks like my wardrobe. Beautiful dark coppers and browns that really say "steampunk".

I was just checking up on all my old DeviantArt people, since I'm hardly around anymore....isn't it amazing how much everyone has improved since we all first joined? Remember that first art trade we did? :D Seems like so, so long ago!
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FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thankyou ^^ It took soo long to draw XO lol I love those colours too :), I have allot of nice deep greens and brown in my wardrobe too XP
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JeharraVixen Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
He's absolutely gorgeous.
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Frogore Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Epicus Gargantuas
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