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Published: December 21, 2010
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My part of art trade with *catsandscales. Her species Shikairs . Magnificent dragons :) she did a great part, which you can see here:

sorry you had to wait so long... ^^'
I know that they are red, and orange, but... I wanted to draw something rather monochromatic. I was inspired by pictures of the sunrise in the mountains, when bright light sheds a strong shadows, and distant places are becoming more blue and fuzzy.
I hope you like it, despite the fact that this dragon is not the same as in the references :)


This is probably my last artwork posted here this year. On Thursday I go back to my hometown where I have no tablet or even a scanner.

Even so, Merry Christmas everyone!


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DragonGirl1213's avatar
This is amazing!
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I-am-His-artist's avatar
I'm digging all the sweeping lines, and I really like the lighting effects achieved here! It gives the picture a warm feel , though I suspect the setting is cold. Very cool!
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TheBirb|Student Artist
Wyverns ftw!!!!!
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redcat1887|Student Traditional Artist
Gorgeous I love the way you have it more monochromatic like you said in the description
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PaeBac's avatar
I love the flow of this piece, the airy grace and the sense of an impending gust from the dragon's wings.
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MoodDragon|Student General Artist
That is beautiful! Absolutely breath taking! :D
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LonelyHoshi|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love this picture. The empty space really adds more depth to it and makes it feel like the Shikair is popping out of the screen!
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CapitanaRecondita's avatar
Is wonderful!
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DARaabe|Student General Artist
I love the light effects here! The whole perspective and the pose of the dragon are gorgeous!
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Lycandra|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome pose *.* I love your colouring !
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Xinsha's avatar
Really great feel to this!
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LiLaiRa|Professional General Artist
To jest coś niesamowitego...
Aż za serce łapie, niesamowita atmosfera i kolorystyka rysunku.
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MirandaPavelle|Professional General Artist
nice perspective
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Rosakaz|Professional Digital Artist
The perspective is the key here. ^^ Gorgeous work!
Also quite beautiful colors, too. :+favlove:
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SiberiumAbyss|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, wow, this is just outstanding!! O_O Something about the atmosphere of this picture that surrounds the dragon is both uplifting and idyllic, just seeping with a sort of serenity this dragon might be feeling. The contrast of the colours is wonderfully executed, too, sufficing to give it dimension, and yet despite the odd colour clash, it works out superbly! And the dragon itself; just beautiful. I love its pose, particularly with the wings where it appears to be dragging the clouds along with the tips of the outer fingers. The details were very well shaded, too, and almost makes it look as though it were popping out of the image, even if the overall composition is a little abstract. :)

Anyway, sorry for the long comment, but I thought I'd express myself. I could really learn from the details of this wonderful piece! ^_^ (Okay, I'll be quiet, now. XD )
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SoldierToger's avatar
This is pretty neat. love the pose!
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sognodrago|Hobbyist Artist
like the could winds that are surrounded behind the wings!
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AtomicDexter|Hobbyist General Artist
It seems to blend seamlessly into the sky. Talk about great dragon camouflage.
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maverick-k21's avatar
digging the lighting
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zarathus| Artisan Crafter
Wow :O Very awesome scene, love the shading.
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Tearup|Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful dynamic, pose and perspective. :)
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