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The Pharaoh Dragon

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Sandstorm is my character ^^ the dragon pharaoh.

his eyes are bleeding because he has the power to see the future, and that causes him pain D:

Wings are supposed to go that far and look like thet because he can't fly U_U he's more like a desert snake, but wiyh them he can cause sandstorms!

DOWNLOAD for a better view of the wings ^^ they have a special design that isn't clear on DA

Done fully on paint tool SAI retouches on PS CS3

6 hrs
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The dragon itself, as well as the background, is incredibly well done. The concept is fascinating, the coloration is spot-on, and I could totally believe that this dragon hails from Ancient Egyptian times. The tail, head and wings are what really caught my attention; The details are prominent all around, but especially around those areas. The shading, highlights and textures really give off the feeling of a very bright and hot area. It's clear that you paid lots of attention getting every detail right and trying to get it to look powerful yet miserable. That gemstone between its claws also urges my curiosity. This picture makes me want to know more about this fantastic beast. All around, incredibly well made. Mad props to you!
Galidor-Dragon's avatar
Thank you for taking the time to write this! :) 
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Great drawing! I love the way the blue so strongly contrasts with the sand and pyramids. The sand blackening where the tail touches it is a nice touch. It is poison, perhaps? I really like the way the horns curve back behind the head. However, I`m not so sure about the shadow in the background. Overall, the drawing is pretty cool. I really like the background story. it really brings the drawing to life in a very unique way that`s really hard to do. I feel bad for the dragon though, with all the bleeding and such. I said it before and I`ll say it again, I really like this!
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This is just.......... Amazing .
Vision : I love how detailed it is , and how you put in every single scale . And I also love how you gave him/her some clothing/apparel .

Originality : the hen you think about the desert , what colours come to your mind ? Dusty yellows , pale yellows , and maybe some red . Well , yours had different colours than that : like the cyan frill , the golden hoop and ing "gloves"

Technique : I like how you didn't put the limbs semectric , and how they are apart . Also , the glowing parts are neat too .

Impact : one word : wow .
I think that your style is amazing , and that you should improve on making things a little more 3D , and make the background help the dragon pop . But all in all , I love your work , so keep it up !
Galidor-Dragon's avatar
:hug:  Thank you for this!
Zestytail's avatar
Np . Great work deserves great critiques . 
You Are Welcome 
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Really cool. I really liked the artwork. I noticed the technique with large claws and horns, especially on the wings, it makes it look very dangerous and aggressive, yet it still has that wise and "all knowing" effect with the gem that he is holding, the crying blood, and the gem encrusted gloves on the wings. very good job on the shading, especially in the sand by the claws and tail horn. The only question I have is what inspired you to make this artwork? what were you feeling and/or thinking while creating or brainstorming for this artwork. Amazing job, hope to see more amazing artwork from you!
Galidor-Dragon's avatar
 Thank you so much! 
My thoughts when I created this have been long forgotten, but I think I was inspired by some Egyptian designs I saw in a museum.  And this was my first time sitting long hours straight drawing something, and I tried different scales on the Dragon.  My style has evolved,but this remains as a reminder that I can get better :) 
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my pleasure amazing artist!
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This dragon is just amazing. I love how he can see into the future and I can almost feel this dragons pain. I also love that the tail has a large blade. But the blade seems a bit to big. Since this dragon is in the desert, I would have made the blade almost like a scorpions tail. But the gloves on the wings are just genius! I Would have loved to have seen a Pharoah crown for a head piece. But I love how all the colors go together. I wish that there were more dragons like this! Amazing!
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Really good I had to look I like the detail
I think its beautiful
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I came across this and just had to see it.
I really like all the detail you put into the dragon.<img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/>
The way you made the scales and the shading are very nice.<img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/>
The colors are amazing and the jewelry are very nice. I do
think the Background could of used a little more work though.
Like the sky and the pyramid.
But still it is a very nice picture.<img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/> My favorite part is the position
the dragon is in. And how much detail the dragon has on it. I also like the way you did the wings they look very nice too.<img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/>
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This picture really made me stop and look i think this is a awesome drawing.
i love dargons that adds up to XD
i really loved the art style of the picture the colours and other things like the shading <3 i enjoyed this picture
i noticed the dragon had gloves witch made me smile i really love this picture because of EVRYTHING <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>
i hope to see more and more and more pictures its very original your art style is very nice too i loved this picture i loved it so very much,
This dragon is very nice, cool
Galidor-Dragon's avatar
Thank you!! :D I'm glad to know you liked him!
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Okay I know I said that is cool already but I will say it again that is so cool! You did a awesome job with it! I love the colors you used and I love the horns on it! I also think the background it awesome! I also love the way you did the tail he looks like he is readily to fight or protect at any moment. I think you did an amazing job with everything. I don't think it could be any better. I also love the way you did the scales, claws, wings the pyramid and the sand.
Galidor-Dragon's avatar
Thank you! :D I'm glad you liked it!!
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I like the concept, and the idea that seeing the future is painful is interesting. The green hair got lost; I didn't find it until after I looked at it for a few minutes. I'm not sure how much it fits. The pose is a bit awkward but I like the way it leads to the wings. The wings themselves are good. Lots of times the angles can get tricky. The texture of the wings looks odd. Not bad, just odd. It makes me wonder what they are made of, if it's something like a membrane or what. And the sand effects are good. My FAVORITE part is gloves on the wing hands. Those are cool. Although I am a bit curious on how he put them on. :3 Overall, very good and awesome and worth the six hours it took to make.
Galidor-Dragon's avatar
thank you for taking your time on writting this, it really helps! :D about the critique:
the green thing is not hair ;p is a membrane like thing just like the wings C: and the glove question is the same I made myself after I finished XD "How the heck did he put those on?!"
again, thank you! it's the first critique I receive and it makes me happy :3
Leah-the-Red's avatar
No problem. I tried to be fair, I was so scared I was going to be mean! I hope I was able to help. In a shot of shameful self advertising, I've got some literature I've requested critiques on, if you want to check it out. Promise it's not emo poems. :D

Yeah, awesome picture.
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