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The man who wished to become a dragon pilot by JWiesner The man who wished to become a dragon pilot by JWiesner
"Why, my little friend, would someone wish to become a dragon pilot? You have just been saved from your crashing plane. All the others are dead. I firmly believe this was a lesson meant to be learned!"
"I wish to become a dragon pilot because dragons are not planes... that's why I thought... well, I thought you're easier to... I mean that you're..."
"...that I, as a living being, am easier to control?"

The rest of the story is up to you. Is this a good dragon? An evil dragon? Good villain? Bad hero? Who's who? Personally, I love stories with twists.

This picture was a minor art style experiment. Can't help but make up mini stories while making these. Actually, this was meant to be a quick pic but noo, I get distracted with dragon details.

I'M SUPPOSED TO WORK ON MY GRAPHIC NOVEL! :I
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Love the style, love the dragons expression, love how the tail fades into the mist in the background. Is this an original story of yours? Very cool backstory. If it is yours I would love to work with you on writing something out (I'm trying to branch out into 'real' writing after years of semi-successful fanfiction).

Anyways, I don't think I can find anything wrong with the piece to 'critique'. I guess I'd like to see a bit more detailing, especially on the human, but considering you said this was supposed to be a quick piece it can be forgiven. So, great job!
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I absolutely LOVE this! The texture of the dragon is magnificent, and I love the clouds in the background and the fade of the tail from our point of view.

I love open-ended stories, also, so the story portion just makes my imagination go wild. In my mind, as a fan of villains, I imagine a good-hearted man and a jaded dragon who because of circumstances end up having to help each other, and in which the man learns to 'pilot' the dragon. In the end, however, I imagine their goals going astray and though the powerful dragon and pilot duo become known to the world, its of their tyrrany and wickedness. Though good-intentioned, their morals are led astray and they end up becoming the villains of the story.

That's just me though.

I really do love this piece. Whatever it was you wanted to try new; I think it worked. It's just such an eye-appealing piece! And the idea of a dragon PILOT is pretty original.
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Dynamoe Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018
What willlll the dragon do? 
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spiritfaerie Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  New Deviant Professional Interface Designer
LOL I love this. Best dragon face EVER
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NairaDNV Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018
I love this, the dragon looks like he's up to no good xD
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Exeidur Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the look of that dragon :D
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Sereida-Arts Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Student General Artist
Such a cool image, and really interesting story!
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Sevastianos-Ntzokas Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
the look on the dragon's face... priceless
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XNocturnalTigerlilyX Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Student
I love the expressions.
The man's face gives off the "I might be in trouble vibe", while the dragon's expression is as though he just got a treat. Or the dragon could be looking smug.
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Lyle127A Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great moment. Sometimes, you feel so bored riding the horse and driving the carriage. So make a new hobby by negotiate with a dragon to be the 'plane'. Just I wondering what will happens next...

Great job~
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JWiesner Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Professional
Thank you. c:
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:iconlyle127a:
Lyle127A Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome~
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The-Unslain-Dragon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful art :)
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Cyclone1O1 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow did you make this
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The-Unslain-Dragon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
?
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:iconcyclone1o1:
Cyclone1O1 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The High Quality Art
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The-Unslain-Dragon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh, no...
The artist’s name is JWiesner.
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ioanabart Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work on this! I love your style and the dragons expression ^^
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Professional
Thank you! :)
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:iconmiwwi:
Miwwi Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Ooooooh this is nice!!! Coool :D
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RavenclawPotterhead4 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018
that title kills me XD

"The Man Who Wished to be a Dragon Pilot"
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:iconjwiesner:
JWiesner Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Professional
Yeah, I explained the story in the description. :3
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RavenclawPotterhead4 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018
i know, just with no context its hilarious XD
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Professional Photographer
This could become a really great book or film, so intriguing are the story and the art. Very well done. :D
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JWiesner Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Professional
Thank you so much! <3
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Professional Photographer
You are most welcome. :D
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commanderjonas Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This reminds me of the old saying "never smile at a crocodile" for some reason.


Still, Good work :nod:
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JWiesner Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Professional
Haha, technically the man there didn't smile at him, it's more like the crocodile smiles at him. xD

Thanks!
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commanderjonas Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess you have a point :nod:


And you are welcome! ;)
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MioraaKnight Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Great image and story base!
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JWiesner Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Professional
Thank you!
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TalonV Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe it's not that a living being would be easier to control, but that a living being would be easier to... trust. After all, no self-respecting dragon with it's self-preservation instinct intact is going to fly head-on into a cliff-face and explode. A plane wouldn't care one way or the other, and if not piloted properly, certainly would. XD

Which is why I always choose a horse over a car. XP
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baldferretgraphics Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome picture and will add to favorites for sure!
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ARstories Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017   Writer
creative concept and great execution!
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ShadowDoctrine Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Love It ~ Heart by AStoKo  
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IcyWindzzz Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
i love the stylistic approach !
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ezaito Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I love this! Love 
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FPDC Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017
wow, love the details ! the shadows and their expressions !
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JWiesner Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Professional
Thank you!
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FPDC Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017
<3 :D
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Chameleonade Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017
Love that piece! ^^
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:iconxahastarian:
Xahastarian Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this looks so amazing your style is very good  btw what program did you use? :3
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JWiesner Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Professional
Thank you!

I used Photoshop CS5 when I drew this. I use Photoshop CC in the meantime. c:
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Xahastarian Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh ok :3 i dont use photoshop actually ^^ but still this  looks really good
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Demiurge11 Featured By Owner May 3, 2017
That guy has definitely bitten off more than he could chew
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UltimateFangirl1234 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017
Wow, really cool art style!
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Awesomewolfiz Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this! 
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marsiic Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love that dragon!.. La la la la 
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N1NJAKEES Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017
Looking Awesome! :D
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CyroBlue101 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dayum....This is really amazing. I wish my art was good as yours!
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JWiesner Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Professional
Keep practicing and trying out new things. I'm sure your art will be great. :) Honestly, when I first joined this site, I just had pencil doodles on note paper, haha. I deleted most of those in the meantime.
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CyroBlue101 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? I'll try to do the same, maybe soon it'll be good.
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