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Among the Cherry Blossoms by MeliHitchcock Among the Cherry Blossoms by MeliHitchcock
I want to do some more of these little guys. It's been so long since I've sat down and actually drawn any form of dragon type that I forgot how fun they are to draw. :) Anyway, this is a drake. Not to be confused with a dragon. They are very small, lack the ability to cast magic or breath fire and the like and have about the intelligence of a house cat. Though they are slightly trainable. This is a little boy drake, males have little throat sacks much like frogs do.

I really didn't want to put a highly detailed side panel, so don't get after me about it not being as detailed as the center piece. That's the main meat of the pie as it were. :D

And I'm going to scream if Photoshop borked the colors up again.

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Detail shots can be seen here.
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bodom Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Beautiful!! Thanks a lot :)
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SempaiDy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
awsome!! :D

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"When life gives you lemons, squeeze them into the eyes of the jerk that gave them to you and demand the oranges you asked for!"
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:wave: Hi! I featured this deviation in my journal today. --> [link]
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:iconmelihitchcock:
MeliHitchcock Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:hug: :glomp: Wow, thank you so much! :D
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome. :aww:
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:iconnephtis:
Nephtis Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
Cute, I like the way he is perched on that twig.
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:iconmelihitchcock:
MeliHitchcock Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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tenko72 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so pretty! I like the colors and all of the detail on the dragon.
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:iconmelihitchcock:
MeliHitchcock Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I only wish this image didn't get lost on my last harddrive. :( I thought I backed it up, but apparently not.
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tenko72 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!

:( I'm sorry about that.
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Hobsyllwin18 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007  Professional Writer
greaaat !!!
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dragonleader Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
I love the colours and the caracter is very sweet.:)Beautyful job!
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OokamiRakuen Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
Lovely! The colors are to die for, it's beautiful and amazingly smooth looking.
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:iconmelihitchcock:
MeliHitchcock Featured By Owner May 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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swordofheavenlight Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
wwwoooowww so woooww its just beautiful kickin job :)
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LadySira Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww he is so cute!!
I wanna hug him:hug:
Great color I say hehe
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puppet-soul Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so lovely
I like very much Sakura Blossoms..
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Scorptique Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
whao, this is absolutely sweeeet!!! Awesome painting and drawing skills!!!
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:iconkecharana:
Kecharana Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
CUTE!
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nightingal3 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
Amazing tech -_-!

I wanna draw like that ><
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Nyxen Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
I :heart: this little guy. :)
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Dinkysaurus Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Awwww! I love this to bits! So beautiful! :heart: :+favlove:
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reflections91 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006
WOW! The colours make it look so real! I also really like the way you added so much detail to the background. It should hang as the centerpiece above some fireplace ^^
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Corseir Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006
Beautiful! 8D I really like the wings and the background... gorgeous flowers.

Can't really cc this one; reptiles aren't exactly my "expertise". ^^0
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MeliHitchcock Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
That's ok, they aren't mine either. XD I just like these little guys cuz they are fun to draw with all their curvyness. hehe
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DoodleDragon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
Gorgeous drake and flowers. It looks so much like spring. =D
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:iconmelihitchcock:
MeliHitchcock Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
That's what I was going for! :w00t: I'm currently painting the 'summer' version right now. :)
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DJL2K Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006   Photographer
This is awesome! :+fav:
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pabh Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
stunning piece of work. :clap:
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:iconmelihitchcock:
MeliHitchcock Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks muchly! I'm in the process of working on the next one in the series too. :)
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diab-less Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006   Traditional Artist
wow...this is awesome!
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MeliHitchcock Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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AlMaNeGrA Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
amazing! :D :clap:
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MeliHitchcock Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:bow:

Thank you! :D
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MisterIngo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work as always! But I'm not going to tell you that, I'll let the fangirls tell you all the goodness there is to know.

I'm going to critique a little bit. Well, only on one thing really. It's the head. The head of the little drake. I can understand the pose for letting us see all of the detail on the head, but I have to say that seeing it in profile adds little depth and seems a little bit 2D-ish. I also don't like the way the wing behind the head looks like. It sort of looks like they're on the same level vertically due to the shading and the pose itself. I'd like to see the wing more bent forward as to give way for the head. It the drake were to swing his head backwards and forwards from this pose, I'm under the impression that he'd move his head upwards than moving the wing, which would be simpler.

Get my drift? I hope this was remotely useful. I'm really not one to critique, as you're way better than I. :blush:
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MeliHitchcock Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
hehe Any critique I get I always welcome. :) Like I said when we chatted, I had a hard time with those wings. I hate wings. They tend to cover up areas of the dragon that I really want to paint. :giggle:

Next dragon heads shouldn't be in profile. This is a habit of mine, drawing them profile wise that I need to get out of because you're right, it does limit the 3D quality. Hah! Next image! :D I swears!
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MisterIngo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
lol! Cover up the areas you want to paint? Just ask the drake to strike a nice pose and expose as much shell as possible. :D

Profiling is a nasty habit. I had a hard time drawing profiles when I started drawing manga-ish drawings, but now it's very hard to stop!!!
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driany Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006
the colors and the design are just wonderfull... beautyfull in a full view.

FAV =)
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MeliHitchcock Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :) The small view doesn't do it justice as all the flowers get kind of lost. Well, at least for me it does, but my monitor resolution is maxed out too. XD
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snarfer Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006
This is stunning I adore the colours, the design and the background. Such a beautiful creation :aww:

-Elise
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zikes Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006  Professional Artist
:wow:

If I had any money I'd commission you in a heartbeat, I want something like that on my wall.
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:iconmelihitchcock:
MeliHitchcock Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
That pink though? :laughing:

I've got another in the works. Less girly in colors too. lol
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krazykrista Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006
Wow, very nice piece! I like the addition of the cherry blossoms in pink to the sides...it makes the piece very elegant. Lovely work! :+fav:
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GunnerRomantic Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, he's a happy little lad. These colors really bring a lot of joy to a mind in the early morning. Well-done indeed.
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faerywitch Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
melissa,
this is a great composition! The colors are awesome and the composition too. really beautiful piece to cheer up my day!
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DoctorTsus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006
Amazing as always. <3
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MeliHitchcock Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:hug: Thank you! :aww:
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LissaMonster Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the layout. I think the soft, simple side panels are a nice contrast to the detail of the middle bit. Beautiful work!!
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MeliHitchcock Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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french-teapot Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006   Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful, I can't even begin to tell you! :love: I adore the colours! They're so vibrant and rich. :heart: The dragon is really amazing as well!!!
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