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Portrait of a Wax - Dragon

By Kyena
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In ancient times, Wax - Dragons have been known to humans as sources of great wisdom.
Some of their body parts consist of wax elementsand are very weak to physical attack. Thus those parts are covered with a transparent shell (specially the chest area - horns and parts of the head).
Due to their great weakness and the fact that they are not meant to fight but rather serve as sources of inspiration and advisors, they have been driven very close to extinction.

It takes a long time until a Dragon of this kind makes friendship with a human being. A symbiosis which is however essential for their survival.
They are creatures of snakelike, delicate appearance and feed only on plants. Their character is very tender and protectful which in terms makes them even more vulnurable and weak.

Once a Wax - Dragon has found a human companion it stays loyal until it's death.


That's the little background story I had in my head ever since I started painting this.
Photoshop CS2 from start till finish
I used some really out of focuse yellowish references of my hands for this (unfortunately I don't have nowhere near as slender and delicate hands like she does now and I don't have long nails at all >_<;)
Other then that - no references or material used for this.
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Azurilla12Student General Artist
Awesome work!
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I love her veil
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NaruSenpai21Hobbyist Writer
This looks amazing, And is very intreging. I'm currently in the midst of writing a story- on its way to being a novel- and your paintings are really beautiful,

I kinda want to use them for the cover. I really love your work Free to Use-ChibiSmilePlz 
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SO, so, so, so  STUNNING.

I like the wax-dragon concept & both the girl & dragon is a piece of beauty indeed.
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gorgeous!!!! Clap
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Amazing work.
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love the eyes of the dragon!
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AWSOME WORK I LOVE IT! :heart: :squee:
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woooooooow look at the tendons in the hands .... :O
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HevflyniaHobbyist General Artist
its so amazing
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MickeyFebruaryStudent Writer
This can't be done justice by a simple comment! Too brilliant!
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Beautiful work!
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:clap: Wonderful... :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: J'adore. :) :love: :heart:
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OMG i love it it is sooo beautiful
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this incredible well done its so realistic as well yo should defiantly be proud :)!
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<3 this so much! one of my favorites!
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beautyfull picture
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i love the colors, so stunning art :D
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so smoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooth
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:wave:Your wonderful artwork was featured in my journal [link] :iconiloveit-plz::iconhappydayplz:
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