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Dragon Dawn

This picture was commissioned as a wrap around novel cover. Dragons flying over a city was a fun subject to paint :)
By tilting the angle of the horizon and zooming in on the dragon and rider I have tried to created the sense of flying. The dragon riders were described as looking similar to Native Americans, hence the feathers and costume.

Some of you may have already seen the sketch for this painting that I posted in my scraps section
First I sketched out this picture in pencil and then I coloured a scan in Photoshop.

Hope you like it :)
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HammerinInkminer's avatar, very nice image -- love everything except for the rider actually.  assuming it were up to me, I would have gone with the head dress, but no cape and showing off well-defined topless upper body instead with very long black hair for each of them instead - but it's still a keeper, well done.
spitesyre's avatar
The colors are vibrant, the designs are superb, it's all really amazing. :love:
Flowlow's avatar
saw this passing by on facebook, instantly caught my eye and clicked. should have known it was you^^ amazing work
JaqErant92's avatar
I love pictures with dragon riders. You did this one masterfully.
CreeppingDeath's avatar
this is just epic!
JulieElizabethArt's avatar
Your wonderful artwork has been featured here -
CreativeSketcher's avatar
Very nice perspective and picture as well!
vivimorena's avatar
I`ll send a message with a question inspired by that...
Sheba987's avatar
This is amazing! it must hae taken weeks to do, i love it!
NamelessManic's avatar
Native American's + dragons = destruction of European castle, NICE!!!!!
LordMiras's avatar
you now what i said ;)
LOLMANIC45's avatar
[link] Now cue epic battle music.
Dreamer-In-Shadows's avatar
Holy dragons, now this is a TRUE MASTERPIECE! :O
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The-Gaming-Demoness's avatar
:wow: This is SO beautiful! :iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz: FAV!
AmorSacer's avatar
That should look a new branch to Warhammer! :)
Artborn's avatar
realy i like it.a panoramic shot of attacking in the city..
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xXAbigailValentineXx's avatar
I find it interesting how you chose an american-indian themed rider, its very orignal and with a breathtaking background!!
DragonEpic94's avatar
Hey you got the same title as a book I'm writting
Lineageman's avatar
It reminds me Lord of the rings :)
frozenfire100's avatar
no no no its not dragons flying around a city (normal) its dragon RIDERS flying aorund the city on their bad@$$ dragons (epic)
nice pic
Wardem's avatar
hehehehe, awesome
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