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The way by Ironshod The way by Ironshod

Every picture is inspired by something and this one that I have just completed, perhaps surprising, was inspired by a dog. I will explain...
A few months ago I adopted a dog from a rescue kennel called Charlie. Charlie is a lovely chap and already seven years old. He is a little nervous and it is not possible to explain to a dog what is happening to them and that this is to be their new home. All one can do is treat them kindly and lead them gently into a new and better life. This is the sentiment behind this artwork. The girl leads the dragon, and despite his obvious strength he looks tentatively over his shoulder, but she is calm and kind and her magic lights their way. I hope you like it.

My thanks to model Elandria whose photo I used as reference when painting the figure.

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MorikoPony8115 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im so sorry for ruining this peaceful moment but...










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DragonsOfJasmine Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
You should make books 
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DragonsOfJasmine Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
I love it it's so real
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HammerinInkminer Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018
...love the translation and transition from which you took from your experience.  it made an already beautiful work of art, even better -- well done.
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VioletWriter Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
this is the last art u posted, are u still alive? I know that sounds crazy but it's been 3/4 years
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:iconanie-linwelin:
anie-linwelin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
Wonderful dragon! ☺
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:icondeathstarshotput:
deathstarshotput Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016
Love it!
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:iconsilverwolfjp:
Silverwolfjp Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
Wonderful dragon, as usual :)
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Lisi345 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your talents are Amazing and truly magnificent. I see how much heart and soul went into each and every one of your creations. But all You do are dragons, fairies, unicorns, vampires, mermaids & Angels and all of them are magnificent but I like for you to explore a bit out of your comfort zone. if you don't mind I would like to see some lets say for example human like animals or demons it would be different from your normal style but that way you could explore and see how far your talents can reach. you have done marvelous painting and quite frankly I admire them I even bought one myself over the summer. I know I might not be the greatest artist for digital art at the moment but I do love viewing at different artist and see the potential they bring with their art and honestly you are by far the best one I've seen on here so far. I love your art and style and I can see you truly can overcome any challenge that comes your way. I can see you have a golden heart as it radiates off every single creation you've done giving each one a different but beautiful meaning. I would love to see more from you keep up your marvelous work and go that extra mile I know you can do it.
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MyrvanaMiseria Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work
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:iconvampyre-lover:
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016
Stunning Work!
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TatianaAlexandraKing Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully done
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Gwynae Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015   Writer
Parts of this image really click with me. It's beautiful...thank you for your continued contribution to the best parts of life!
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:icondracoan:
Dracoan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful.
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manders123 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
This is awesome
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:iconpraxiusalternate:
Praxiusalternate Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
awesome
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:iconmockingbirdontree:
mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
A very kindhearted dragon. Unbelievable that he can give paw to his mistress. Gorgeous picture.
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:iconquetzal-queen:
Quetzal-Queen Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
So gorgeous!
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:iconlabatryth:
Labatryth Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Professional Writer
You always had the best art.
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:icontanasha67:
tanasha67 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a pleasing to the eye, and there's a beautifull story behind :rose:
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:iconspiritlesssoul:
SpiritlessSoul Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Mesmerizing Detail 
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:iconravensirishgirl:
RavensIrishGirl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
A guide to the uncertain. It's lovely Anne.
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DavidGeorgePortero Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Me again.  How can I not love it.Clap :) (Smile) +fav 
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:icondragoonbeyblade:
dragoonbeyblade Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Beautiful blue dragon I love
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:iconyumyumcat:
yumyumcat Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
wow this is absolutely lovely and the story behind it brings a tear of joy~ <3 Thanks for adopting! Love +fav 
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digitalwiz Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
YAY!! 
Aloha
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L-A-Addams-Art Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
charlie you are an inspiration , nice story behind the art
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Draconaa Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.... I love this so much! Blue dragons are 'my' dragons... 
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DurwenImmorguliel Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Breathaking!!
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Choccy2010 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Great artist great work :D 
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:iconhunting-wolf:
Hunting-wolf Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You make some really amazing dragons! :)
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jnsucker12 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Nice Dragon! Such a cutey! <3
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In2FF7 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Such amazing work :D
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:iconnatasha121:
natasha121 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
I really love this, it is so beautiful.
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Eleninya Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Beautiful and Magical. 
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mishdev Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
HI

What a wonderful image, I just love it
I publish a magazine called “Discover Magick”  on the Apple Newsstand and I would love to use your image on the cover of the April Issue that is all about dragons,   I would have a link back to your page and credits to you in the magazine. The magazine can be seen here:
itunes.apple.com/us/app/discov…

Please let me know if this is OK, Mish
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Valhallia Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Stunning as always :heart:
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Unforgotten-Sofi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Your arts are beautiful. I love it ^.^
It's a good job ;3
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MeliaArch Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
This is really beautiful. The image that you capture in it is wonderful.
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Loley36 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
I just loved it! Giggle 
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Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Th way she is holding the dragon's hand is just precious. Well done!
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The-WrinklyNinja Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful picture, and I love the sentiment behind the description, too.

Good luck to you and Charlie! :heart:
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Rowena-Silver Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
That's one haughty expression that dragon has, I'm sorry I don't see the tentativeness. Love her gown, and the wings.
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Winged-wolf-fan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist
This is really beautiful
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zewhatcher Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Writer
Absolutely beautiful. 
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Sasiadragon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, what a sweet story! I just adore to know the link between your dragons and your dogs - a link between your world and ours. The glow on the grystal is very nice, and they both have powerful expressions. The drahon almost looks ... fragile, like made of glass, sheltering itself from the world with its wings ... One thing that bothers me a bit is how far up the wing is connected, because I think it would be hard for the dragon to keep its hindquarters in the air without support, but I'm also nerdy like that. The woman's dress is wonderful. She holds the dragon's large claws so tenderly. It surely has a nice story.
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Fiorre Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow ! This looks amazing!
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bloodunderrazor Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
That is amazing. I love your work. If I could find one of your hoodies in my chubby size I would so own it.
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Mean-Sindri Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is the most beautiful... 
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
I find this a dignified and beautiful image, the underlying kindness and story behind it only make it the more beautiful.
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