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Ferrod's Interception
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Published: February 16, 2008
© 2008 - 2019 Grimdar
--After a long journey to the mysterious isle of Haddross, the Deathwater Pirates began their final battle through the rugged seas of the north to shore. Misfortune however, were in their fate. Haddross had always been guarded by the legendary Ferrod Serpent Dragons, known for their utter destruction of trespassers. It seems the pirate's maps lacked the relatively unimportant information, and so their trusty vessel quickly morphed into a useless floating torch.--

What can I say? Dragons, boats, fire and pure destruction. I love painting these beasts.
About 25 hours (one of my longest)
See the brush strokes closeup: [link] [link]
(original concept sketch coming soon, need to find it)

Tools: PS CS3, Wacom intuos and patience. oh.. and lots of boat references. lots...
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Lupsiberg's avatar
Lupsiberg|Hobbyist General Artist
You have been featured here [link] I hope you like it!
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wingedness's avatar
:giggle: the art is amazing, and the author's comments are so funny >w<
thanks for the giggle and the "wow! :D "
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dkl78594| Photographer
Wonderful image! :)
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Sugarflare's avatar
Sweet concept. I like how the dragon is coming back to finish it off and the sense of a vicious storm is pulled of very well. NICE!
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iatemypencils|Professional Digital Artist
feel the wind here :) nice
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Thricelight|Professional General Artist
The sense of atmosphere in this painting is palpable. :faint: Wonderful! Only just found your gallery. Will come back later for a longer stroll. :D :sun:
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quizilian's avatar
Nice painting- My only comment would be you should have added more detail to the dragon.
Dragons are very cool. :-)
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IIIXII's avatar
Wonderful job on the water.
That looks to be one pissed off dragon.
Great job!
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Have you read The Coming of Dragons by A.J. Lake?

This looks like the beginning of the story, like, exactly. The ship is trapped in a raging storm, while a huge black shadow hovers above, gleaming with pride as he watches his prey burn among the waves.
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Grimdar's avatar
I haven't actually.. thanks for pointing it out! I may have to check it out :)
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Silver-Aura's avatar
Its not really the greatest book, but the scene is like, reminded me of it, lol. *im a dragon whore and read everything dragon that comes my way*
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CherishedMemories's avatar
Magnificent workmanship! :heart:
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darkdreamr's avatar
fantastic rain, wind, water, fire..just amazing.
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meluseena|Professional General Artist
I love the action, that dragon is very scarily done. :+favlove:
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Jackass-Designs's avatar
wooooooooow!! amazing freaking work! not only this but servant of death, gatekeeper all stunning and unique works! best artist ive seen here till now !! u should make a digital painting tutorial or walkthrough to help noobs like me :D ...

once again amazing work!
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coveredeyes's avatar
I love this. The Ferrod looks awesome and spooky, and the flames reflection on the wave is a nice touch. Love the concept too! Bet the map maker is going to get fired.
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Rakuen-No-Sayuri|Professional Photographer
I'm very impressed with all the exquisite details you've added to this excellent piece.... amazing!
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olorinpc|Hobbyist Photographer
the detail here is just awesome - great piece!
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Emberspirit's avatar
Wow, the ocean is so great! I like the wake behind the ship and how the water splashes against the cliffs. The whole thing is just fantastic!
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Penginchan's avatar
That's really, really, really, REALLY good! I really, really, really, REALLY like it! ^^
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Karakas's avatar
Gods, the water effect x_x I'm in awe! Beautiful, and so realistic, right down to the spray of the waves. There's a real sense of wind and storm in this. :)
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ray72285| Traditional Artist
Just sending you a congratulations for being featured in this week's issue of The Dragons of deviantART - [link] :)
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