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Dragon aura by Gewalgon Dragon aura by Gewalgon
"I show you my heart, my inner dragon.
I wished to be a dragon, the dragons heard my wish.
Now I am half human, half dragon. See my dragon aura...

Take a look in your heart and you will find a forgotten world...
The world of wonders & magic!"

Be one of us by Gewalgon

[Drawn on a black paper with color pencils]


© Copyright by me, Gewalgon - Bettina Catana
Please don't take, use, reupload, etc. my work without my wirtten permission. Thank you! ♥

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:iconraveruna:
I love this piece! The dragon just seems to present himself, to show everyone his self and his aura. The fiery aura gives the dragon a lot of impact and even more magic around it. The background makes the whole picture look dynamic without taking the eye off the dragon.

You're getting much better in drawing claws and arms, and I like that you didn't try to hide the legs in this one. I also like the position of the wings, even if it looks like there are not really bones in there, but that's something I gladly forgive when it comes to fantasy creatures. The only thing that bothers me as an avian artist/lover a little are the feathers - the top side looks good, but the inner side looks unordered. It would have been great to see the primaries and the secondaries here, I think it would've added a bit more to the whole since everything else is so detailed, but that's in the eye of the beholder I guess.

The eyes give a nice contrast, though it looks a little like they're not quite aligned to look in front, and not to look to the side either.. I don't know, it just could be me, but that confuses me a little :p

Sorry, I planned to translate that all to german for you, but I'm a little too tired for that :( I hope this critique helps!

Ravenblack greeting
Wotansvogel :blackrose:
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0stb Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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TreeWyrm Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
When I was less than 10 yrs old, my parents took me and a friend to see a waterfall. Summer flows were low. We thought we could jump the gap across the top of the falls. We were wrong. She jumped first and lost her grip, the rock was so polished smooth and coated in mats of algae we didn't notice until our wet boots landed on it and made them slippery.

I jumped across and did no better (I don't remember if I was just seconds after, or if seeing her slip was what made me jump. Either was I was the falls side of the water torrent, and we weren't going to be able to hold on for long. Even so, I suddenly went very calm, and I just kept thinking over and over: get her out. It had been my idea to make the jump. I didn't want her to pay for that, and I didn't care if I didn't make it.

My father went around a safer root but in the time it took him to get to us, it felt like an eternity. When he got to us, I yelled at him to get her out first, even though I really didn't think I could hold on any longer. Yet I was completely calm and... Well. Something came away with me that day, for after I'd been pulled out, I've never since been the same. I have a strength I didn't know I had, like I proved myself that day, and passed some kind of test.

There's a legend that a water dragon lives within that waterfall, although nobody really is sure how old that legend is and such. Still... I like to think that something slept within those waters. Perhaps the commotion woke it up, and it listened to what I was thinking caught its interest. I did not feel alone. As I said, I walked away from that waterfall with a sense of being and purpose I didn't have before - you could almost say it was like something joined me. Perhaps the dragon gave me a part of itself, to see the world through my eyes, or to aid me in future? LoL... I don't know. All I know is... it'd make a great story if I was right. ;)
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Gewalgon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for sharing this wonderful story! Who knows... maybe the dragon was very impressed by your courage... I think that every legend has its roots. And my experience shows me that you can always trust your feelings. It is said that they're messages from your soul.
Sorry for my late response, right now I am not that active anymore here on dA. But I enjoyed reading your comment a lot!
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:iconartemisdragonheart:
ArtemisDragonheart Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Im in love with your work so much!
I want to know more!
I love learning about others and learning in general
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm really glad to hear that! :heart:
I think you will, with every drawing a little bit more! :-)
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:iconartemisdragonheart:
ArtemisDragonheart Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!
:D Thank you!
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:iconzarim369:
Zarim369 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
This and the digital green one that you re make, are so beautiful!!! just love it.
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like them! :heart:
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:iconzarim369:
Zarim369 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Of course I did, they are so beautiful!!! I was going to try to write a "critic" but I coudn't I found nothing bad on them, they are awesome!!! :D
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BleistiftMensch Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow nice picture
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :-)
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:iconvarjon:
varjon Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh ja, die Drachenaura sieht man hier nun deutlich :D schaut einfach wieder klasse aus, wie du diesen Chara erneut in Szene gesetzt hast ;)
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Danke für deinen Kommentar!
Das freut mich sehr! :aww:
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:iconvarjon:
varjon Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
weiterhin gern geschehen :D
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:iconhoshiblue21:
HoshiBlue21 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Very very nice!!!!!!!! love the glowing blue effect, and just love the eyes!
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :heart:
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:iconhoshiblue21:
HoshiBlue21 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student General Artist
you are welcome!
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:iconpluto-my-way:
pluto-my-way Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:la: sieht majestätisch aus (wie immer xDD)
ich mach grad was ganz ähnliches mit nem digitalen drachenbild, so eine Aura um den drachen rum mein ich :)
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Na da bin ich mal auf das Bild gespannt! :D
Und danke!
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:iconpluto-my-way:
pluto-my-way Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
wird noch ne weile dauern, hab grad nicht grad wenig schulzeugs zu tun xC
anstrengend...
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ich bin sehr geduldig^^ Und bei kreativem Zeugs sollte man sich sowieso nie stressen lassen^^
Und iiiiiiirgendwann ist auch das nervige Schulzeugs vorbei^^
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pluto-my-way Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
jaa...stimmt^^
du wirst es auf jeden fall irgendawann mal sehn <3
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Strigon1753 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Speachless... ◕‿◕

ITS BEAUTIFULZ (✌゚∀゚)
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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Strigon1753 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Your welcome
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Aquilla-Whingate Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   General Artist
Ahh so nice, the place where east meets west is what this dragon looks comparable to. It has some of the physical appearances like fur body and horn style ans its west component being the wings, that look feathered. The moon as a backdrop to show the glowing aura around the dragon,s body, very well executed.
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your detailed and nice comment! :-)
I appreciate it much! :hug:
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:iconelfan87:
elfan87 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Beautiful.... :)
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :-)
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elfan87 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
;)
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:iconahunternamedzirion:
ahunternamedzirion Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is just plain beautiful O_O I love this!
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad you love it! :heart:
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ahunternamedzirion Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No problem :)
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silverelflover1101 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
@___@

I remember drawing a dragon like this... but nowadays I'm fine drawing variety of what I am fond of.
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:iconreithya:
Reithya Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Full of power and emotion, a definite favorite! :love:
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :shamrock:
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butch68 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
another wonderful piece....LOVE IT!
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
I'm glad you like it!
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butch68 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome!
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:iconluoco:
Luoco Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
What can I say about this piece? It's lovely. Magnificent. Wondrous. There just aren't any words I could use to describe how beautiful it looks to my eyes. And what about the dragon's eyes? Beautiful! The pose, the wings, legs, horns, it's all very beautiful. Well done! ^^
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the great comment!
It means a lot to me! :happybounce:
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:iconwingsofdragons:
wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love dragons...
:icondragonloveplz:
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me too! :D
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:iconwingsofdragons:
wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Have a lovely day
:iconwingsplz:
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, have a lovely day too! :shamrock:
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:iconwingsofdragons:
wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so vey much:icondeviantsplz:
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Okiro13 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Da ist ja nochmal ein schwarz-Papierbildchen von dir! Dieses Mal mit einer recht dynamischen und sehr schönen Pose.
Der Drache hat was von einem östlichen Drachen. Sein schlangenähnlicher Körperbau lässt dies vermuten.
Zudem finde ich es schön, wie du das fellige hervorgebracht hast und vor allem diese blaue Aura. Schlicht, aber es zeigt seine Wirkung. Zudem stechen noch diese schönen grünen Augen total heraus. Da bekommt man ja fast Angst. XD

Ein echt schönes Bildchen mal wieder ;)
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Herzlichen Dank für deinen Kommentar! ^^
Stimmt, jetzt wo du es sagst ähnelt Alvrericjas nun etwas mehr einem östlichen Drachen. Find ich grad ziemlich interessant xD
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Okiro13 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Naja wieso sie den nicht einmal so zeichnen? Ich mein das steht ihr auch! XD
Vor allem das fellige macht es. Weil eigentlich östliche Drachen eher Fell haben, als Schuppen. ;)
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