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I thought long about this concept but the final idea came to me right as I was going to sleep, a giant dragon skeleton
entwined in massive roots.

But what happened here?
Feel free to think up a backstory behind this place!


A twig snapped underneath my boot,
breaking the awed silence that had befallen me and my companion.

Emerging from the forest, the sight shook me to the core.
You grew up hearing about it, the great beast, its mouth open in its last roar of defiance that was now forever silence.
But nothing could have prepared me for the actual sight...
It stood as a reminder to us all, its shadow looming over the city below never letting the inhabitants forget of the time when our lands were ruled by mighty beasts. Yet we had won.

This thought I had the most trouble comprehending. The sheer size of the monster had to be seen to be believed, it's wingspan alone stretching as long as the cliff face behind it stood tall. How could one human have prevailed over such a beast?

But he had...

One lone man, a traveller to the common eye but deep within his veins, magic ran deep.
The last dragon had no hope, or that is how they tell the story. That the beast, although the oldest and last living dragon to terrorise the skies and lands below was no match for the spirits that bowed before the mage.
He had entombed it in the land that it had once ruled. Not dead just frozen.

I felt a shiver run through me as I looked up at the skull, at the holes that still seemed to hold eyes and a hidden power. Magic in the land had died out along ago.

If the beast was to awaken.... There was no hope.

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Kreeperface23 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this!! Very majestic
TitaniumUrsa Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019
As we exited the hilltop forest onto the slope of short grass and moss. We finally saw that which we had come to see. The Great Drained Dragon. Legends say this beast was once an immortal being whose breath could make plant life grow exponentially. Like most dragons, it established a horde in the plateau that it resided in. However, it's was a rather... unconventional collection. It gathered ancient and marvolous plant life. 10,000 year old trees, ferns said to have properties of a Panecea, even plant based monsters found their way into the Drained Dragon's garden. One day, a particular plant it had taken, said to blossom once every era, finally bloomed. Before the Dragon could react, roots bursed through the cave walls in the core of the great plateau and tried to restrain the Dragon. In a panic, it attempted to flee by breaking through the side of the mount, only to be further restrained by branches and roots. The roots began to sap away the Dragon's very life essence. For centuries, the Dragon thrashed about in vain attempts to free itself, before all of it's energy was drained away. Leaving nothing but the skeletal remains of a once glorious beast. It turns out, the plant responsible for draining the dragon was first created by an insane geomancer, who chose to imbue his soul into the plant as a crazed bid for immortality. Did it work? None can say. Now people stear clear of the Great Plateau for fear of sharing the dragon's fate. I must venture forth, however. For I am certain the cure to my region's plague rests in the Garden of the Great Drained Dragon...
JanVanh Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019
Great gesture of this creature - cool rooty look!
dragonstorm676 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Dragon: 10,000 years could give you such a crick on the wings!
ArtByIzzy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019
Really beautiful and well done! 😍 Can I use this as a wallpaper on my computer?
TheEyebrow Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018  Student General Artist
As much as I love it, it honestly scares me so good job
MrHedonism Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Butterflybarna Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018
This is a true masterpiece!
Thunder-B Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Epic :)
ImMeezami Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018  Student Artist
I can't get the words to say how amazing and magnificent this is
ZeroRayn Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018
Knight :"well that seems uncomfortable"
regnoart Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
What good are those little weapons going to be against an epic dragon like that? XD
ashelia12 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018
Its reminds me of Elder Scrolls. Realy cool
artchamaleon Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
So asesome!!!! 😍
tsukino-hikaru Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
This looks amazing. I may have to run a D&D one-shot based off of this, with this image as the splash page for my players. If I do, I'll be sure to credit in the youtube and link you to it!
DrewBoy89 Featured By Owner May 11, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
That dragon looks so cool and beautiful!
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
The master at work! Impressive old concept :)
vanBlood Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
GrowingStandards50 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
A noce idea that was wonderfully executed.
jrh-design Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Genius concept. Very well executed too! :)
JQuasarD Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
Fabulous! Artwork details that caught my eye: the birds, the grass, the clouds, the moon... all come together well.

To me, though, it looks like not so much a dragon converted to vegetation, but the work of really talented botanists, seeking to keep away dangerous enemies ...
VoodooPlays Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018
Amazing stuff! will buy
Nahbois1518 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! So detailed and beautiful!
MelSavageKiller Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018
Amazing picture, love it. Would look awesome in print.
sweetdreamz12 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Darkmistmix Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
amazing job! i lovedHeart 
Ghostpaint1 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018
I'm honestly thinking of writing a short story around this piece. 
Nerdy-Demon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Mikonomu Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! such a wonderful concept 
ThatEmeraldKat Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018
Oh my god this is breathtaking. 

...It would be amazing to write a story about this...
LeMeOfficial Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018
wow... no words just wow
lTheBloodyToasterl Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice for being an idea you came up whit going to bed!
SimplyTeo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018
That is so cool!
RenGrey Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018
just ... wow. 
DragnBoi65 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beyond awesome!
crimsonforgegames Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018
How fucking hauntingly beautiful is this?!
SunsetSeaArts Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooo it's so haunting! It gives me the chills when I look at it, but it is so captivating I can't look away! Well done!
simferia Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018   Photographer
BumbleBoomDoom Featured By Owner Edited Mar 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks like a big tree (or some interlacing trees ).
I wonder how it looks with leaves (I know this is a dragon but for me it looks like a tree in dragonshape).
Imagine this were in reality.
If I were a millionaire, I would build this.
That is very, very, very awesome.

Added this to my favourites and will watch you.
Mesmermei Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks good! Although the wings could be a little bigger ;)
SchattenLotus Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018
Epic ... ...
SONICFAN18 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018
._. wow
MonsterInkStudio Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
jumpugly Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Professional Filmographer
One of the best galleries here!
MaximeChiasson Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
lovely work!
SketchyFlower1122 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EnamEsrever Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018
All I can think of is the dragon was taking on another, far more powerful force. Knocked from the skies, it began to breathe fire, or perhaps only roar, defying its adversary and preparing to leap back into a melee. But before it could launch from the ground, the earth itself fought the dragon, and nature's grasp held him until he breathed his last breath.
Magaiverus Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Incredible! Great job!
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