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Guardian of the Forest

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This artwork is not for sale or to be distributed.  Artwork © Skymarch Entertainment Inc. 2018

It's been ages since my last dragon... so time for another! 

I have never thought dragons to be evil.  They are fierce, dominant, brutal creatures, but not evil. To me they are nature's wrath made manifest, protectors of that which is pure, guardians of the untouched and sacred. 

So here is my latest take on our scaled winged favourites, hope you like him!

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Guardian series:
Guardian of the Deep by John-Stone-Art   Guardian of the Sun by John-Stone-Art   Guardian of the Moon by John-Stone-Art
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HammerinInkminer's avatar
...and a fitting forest guardian it is -- nicely done.
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John-Stone-ArtProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you! Appreciate it :) 
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...you're welcome.
kaburninator's avatar
amazing work! whats this dragon breathing exactly?
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John-Stone-ArtProfessional Digital Artist
Forest dragons usually breath a poisonous flame :) don't get caught! 
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or practice holding your breath
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DiamondtheBetaHobbyist General Artist
:I My words don't and can't say how EPIC it is
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John-Stone-ArtProfessional Digital Artist
haha, cheers!!
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DiamondtheBetaHobbyist General Artist
Yessss! God has blessed you with this ability! cheers!
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asari13Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool
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John-Stone-ArtProfessional Digital Artist
Cheers! 
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smaugthegolden123Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i agree with you dragon's are NEVER evil
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John-Stone-ArtProfessional Digital Artist
yeah, I am glad you agree :) 
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smaugthegolden123Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes I never believed that dragon's aren't evil but nature's most amazing creatures
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Rile-ReptileStudent Filmographer
This looks fantastic!
I gotta say, this is probably my favorite of your work so far!

The detail in this is absolutely fantastic!
It looks like it could be used in one of those fantasy card games!Magican Emote 

Watching the speedpaint was awesome as well,
seeing the different techniques you used to get specific details just right!

Simply amazing!Laughing Dragon
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John-Stone-ArtProfessional Digital Artist
haha, thank you! Was a piece that somehow just came together.  Literally woke up one morning and was like, "I want to paint a dragon" and the rest is history :P 
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Enderstorm3950Student General Artist
You're really good at dragon making. I wish I had that level of skill, but I'm always busy. I'm still in school, and I'm also learning piano and English (I'm Russian) outside of school. I think my grammar was correct, I used a lot of translator to make this comment.
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John-Stone-ArtProfessional Digital Artist
Well I wish you all the best in your studies. Good luck, keep up the hard work, it will always take you to good things :) 
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Enderstorm3950Student General Artist
Thanks :)
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So... what would the dragon consider as a reason to attack someone in the forest?
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John-Stone-ArtProfessional Digital Artist
chopping down trees is a big no no I would say :P 
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Well yeah, but what if I was just walking around out there?
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John-Stone-ArtProfessional Digital Artist
lol... I'd say you're all good ;) 
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