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Longing by Gewalgon Longing by Gewalgon
"Once, a long time ago,
I could fly ...
Fly, ... in the body in which my soul feels home
In the form of a majestic dragon.

Longing ... Longing plagues me ...
When will the time come?
When will the magic regain its old power?
Oh - great dragons, wise and powerful, hear my longing!
Oh - ancient power of miracles, you wonderful magic, hear my longing!

I yearn to rise my wings up in the air,
as once in the old days ...
Yes, yes, in flesh and blood!
With a pounding dragonheart!

My desire is burning ...
Fly ...
and thereby embrace the world ...:earth:"



[Drawn on a black paper with color pencils and pastel chalks]



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:iconfiercefantasy:
I am still quite amazed by your pieces and I just love the detail that you have created in this art work.
There are just two details that I have to point out that don't seem right.
1. Short body. The head doesn't look proportional with its body because it seems like it doesn't have one. I'm sure that was do to fitting your creature on the page.
2. I do love the shading in this piece but with the moon beneath it the highlights on the left wing wouldn't be so bright, like your right wing but the highlights would have been brighter on the outline of the limb on the wing. (hope that makes sense)
I LOVE the detail of the fur! Wonderful job!:D But like the wing the nap of the neck would not be so bright. Yet this is such a great picture and the background is soooo amazing!
What do you think?
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:iconwegdeslichts:
WegdesLichts Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
hast du den Text geschrieben ? 
Heimweh sag ich da nur ;)
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ja, habe ich!
Und das kannst du laut sagen!
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:iconaeonitas:
Aeonitas Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...und den Wind wieder in den Flügeln spüren können...
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:damphyr::heart:
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:iconowlcomet:
OwlComet Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is a very beautiful image and I really love the atmosphere of this picture.
You have made the light come out great!! <3
And those wings are awesome!! ^^
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
Glad you like it! :-)
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:iconfiorinosulaco:
fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
What beautiful textures, love each detail of your dragon :) My wishes to fly in a dragon someday.
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, glad you like it! :-)
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:icondeciever98:
Deciever98 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student General Artist
One of the best Dragon drawings I've ever seen :)
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :-)
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:icondeciever98:
Deciever98 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student General Artist
You're quite welcome :)
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Sunrise-LoneWolf Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Ohh,haven't seen this piece before. Very nice,loved the moon and the dragon's fur! :)
*add to favourites*

You seens to be getting better and better on drawing night scapes on black paper! Some time ago I tried my 1st drawing on black paper,but I'm not good with it though lol. I dream in some day manage to draw even a tiny bit like you in black paper,I like it but can't use right. :XD:
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your detailed and nice comment!
I'm really glad you like it!
Did you uploaded your blackpaper drawing? I would love to see it!^^
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Sunrise-LoneWolf Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
You're welcome! :aww:
And yes,it's here: [link] I just know that the picture is very bad,the grass was green lol! Soon I'll find a way of getting a better picture,my camera is horrible. :XD:
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
Is this your first one? It looks really nice! :-)
I love to use pastel chalks on blackpaper. With them you can create wonderful glowing effects!
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Sunrise-LoneWolf Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
No problem,and yes,it was!
And ah,thank you!! :D

I loved doing this one,and now that I'm better with bird anatomy and coloring,I guess I should try another. Just the major problem I find is that I can't use darker colors,as dark green,dark blue,brown,etc. Some colors don't ever fit or are visible,unless I used pastel too,hm... Another problem is that I can't find blackpaper lol,I used to buy it at an art baazar near I live but there makes a few months I don't see blackpaper anymore.
And agree! Would be really great for some contrast of light effect,it glows! Hehe,I'd imagine doing a painting using color pastels on blackpaper,must be awesome! :la:
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(Sorry for the late answer!)
Just try it, it sounds good!
I should buy some pastel pencils, it should be easyer to draw with them than with pastel chalks xD
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:iconsunrise-lonewolf:
Sunrise-LoneWolf Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
(It's fine!)
And ah,okay! I'll try so! Thanks for encouraging! :)
And yes,would be easier than using the chalks hehe. But anyway,both get awesome! xD
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kylecaio Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. THIS is what I call incridable!!
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :-)
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:icondanarashidi:
DanaRashidi Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm speechless..
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very creative :) Love the dragon! :D
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
I'm really glad you love my dragon! :la:
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Rahjital Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
This definitely has to be my favourite drawing of yours; the longer I look at it, the more I like it. The perspective is great and gives the artwork a real sense of depth. The background is really nice, but utlimately it does exactly what it should do - shift attention to Alvrericjas. And there really is a lot to look at. The left wing is simply breathtaking, the amount of shading and anatomy details you put there makes me only wonder how much time you had to spend over it to get such a perfect result. That's not to say the rest looks bad, though - there is a somewhat noticeable difference in quality between the wing and the body, but that's not really a problem.

I see so many things in this drawing I can't even remotely describe them by mere words.. Sorry about that ^^;
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your detailed comment! :-)
The perspective was really difficult, in my head it looked much better xD
But I will try to draw more different/difficult poses in future^^

I'm really glad that you like this piece, it means a lot to me!
If you find some words, I would be happy to read what you see in this drawing more^^
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YamiSelina Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Also ich finde ja das auf schwarzem Papier gezeichnet so einiges toll aussieht und dieser Mond ist wirklich klasse!
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Danke, das freut mich sehr! :-)
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40Oliver Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconawyeahplz:
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:iconthagirion:
Thagirion Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I like this one too. Also like the wings. I like nice wings. I really like the moon. I know moons can be hard to texture and shade. I like the lines from the craters.
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
I'm glad that you like the picture! :-)
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:iconthagirion:
Thagirion Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No prob. I enjoyed looking at your gallery.
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:iconjohnandrewsmith:
JohnAndrewSmith Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
It is very beautiful.
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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TheEpicHobbittron Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very pretty
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:icontheepichobbittron:
TheEpicHobbittron Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not a problem your work is quite beautiful
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:iconlizrath:
Lizrath Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Interface Designer
So cool.
nicely done sky, the edge of the blue starmist thing (forgot the name) is little too thick.
But nothing else is really with the picture.
Really like it ♥
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
I'm glad you like it! :heart:
But I'm not sure what you mean with the blue starmist... do you mean maybe the clouds?
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:iconlizrath:
Lizrath Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Interface Designer
I don't know? The blue cloud thing on right.
And be welcome ^^
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes^^ This should be a cloud xD
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:iconlizrath:
Lizrath Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Interface Designer
XD okay
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:icondarkdragon770:
darkdragon770 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student General Artist
beautiful :)
I have to say that you have improved, and Alvrericjas looks amazing
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
I'm glad to hear it! :happybounce:
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:iconanimalamelia16:
AnimalAmelia16 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Cool!! Love the feather detail!!
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it! :-)
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AnimalAmelia16 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!! And I really do!!
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:iconcuileth:
Cuileth Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Beautiful!
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:icongewalgon:
Gewalgon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :-)
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:iconcuileth:
Cuileth Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist
You're welcome- as always, Gewalgon! :heart:
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:iconsaraais:
Saraais Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, das ist mal ein verdammt schönes Bild! Es zieht einen ja fast magisch an. Die Flügel sind einfach wunderschön, besonders die Details in den Federn. Außerdem finde ich es toll, wie der zweite Flügel von der Nacht verschluckt wird. Den Mond hast du auch wunderbar hinbekommen! Ein wirklich tolles Gemälde :D
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