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Mistress of Dragons by RalphHorsley Mistress of Dragons by RalphHorsley

Mistress of Dragons

 

Oils on primed illustration board.

Approx 18" x 28"

 

A personal project. I wanted to explore Dragons in all their different shapes, sizes and colours. A lot of these have probably already cropped up in my ‘Wildborn’ range, but ae too hard to see properly.

Original artwork for sale.

 

Original Art Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/RalphHorsley
Print Shop: ralphhorsley.zenfolio.com/
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/Ralph.Horsley…
Google+: plus.google.com/+RalphHorsley

 

©Ralph Horsley

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:iconskybackrider:
skybackrider Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
dragonry 
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dunno dude, I think it needs more...... I think you need to add more dragons!

I'm of course kidding, that's awesome! :D
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
:)
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:iconsf01:
SF01 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Vertebrates are tetrapods, not hexapods.
The wings are nothing else than transformed upper limbs due to evolution, not an additional 3rd pair of limbs.
So, either one or another.
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:icondemoniohorrible:
DemonioHorrible Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
RHAPSODY
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:iconannardunster:
AnnaRDunster Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist
oh jeez- the one in the back-- no not the one who's head is in the top middle..the one behind him

dang!!
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:iconjesse-the-art-maker:
Jesse-the-art-maker Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
I love it!
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:iconmetamorpher:
Metamorpher Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I have to be honest about this piece. If i was rich myself. I would by it right away. But I think I'll try to buy a print of it. And it may sound strange. So I hope you don't mind. I was just browsing friends favs and this was in it.

The piece is beautiful. It reminds me of this old book called "The Dragon and the George" series. One thing that the dragons in it loved were stories. And Georges *What they call humans* that would come near their den. They would stop and ask for stories. I can see this as this lady coming into the den calling all the dragons for story time. This piece is beautiful and I'm just so beautiful. You show the tranquility that is rarely painted or drawn of dragons. Thank you for doing such a great piece
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much for such a lovely comment - thanks :)
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:iconphillebovsky:
phillebovsky Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Great work !
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:iconthe13wizard:
the13wizard Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Holy mother of dragons!
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:iconk-bladin:
K-Bladin Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, so many details. Took some time before I saw the one in the background. Great work.
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
outstanding!! :thumbsup:
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:iconfunkyalienlovers:
funkyalienlovers Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow awesome artwork
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:icondameodessa:
DameOdessa Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazingly impressive! So many dragons, i'm speechless. O_O Now, let count the scales...
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:iconcorzar:
Corzar Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So many dragons in one place great job on this pic
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconsaya-hinto:
Saya-Hinto Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Student General Artist
that's freaking awesome :o
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you:)
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:iconsaya-hinto:
Saya-Hinto Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Well it's true so no problem :squee:
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:iconanndreamy:
AnnDreamy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing painting ;D
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconpharmakon7:
pharmakon7 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Knew the finished version of this would be awesome!  Just not sure there are enough dragons  ;)
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks - and you're right, should have put some more in ;)
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:iconpharmakon7:
pharmakon7 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
To paraphrase a famous Saturday Night Live skit:  I have a fever, and the only prescription is more DRAGONS!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconjohangrenier:
JohanGrenier Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
that's a lot of dragons!!!

I wonder how she feed them all?
Anyway, this piece is great and the composition focus is clear despite the huge amount of characters in it, Great job Ralph!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Much appreciated - thanks :)
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:iconsfinga:
Sfinga Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
It turned out even more perfect than I imagined! 
I'm in looove!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic - thanks :D
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:iconrobertcrescenzio:
RobertCrescenzio Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
This is a huge task and it was done amazingly!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :D
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:iconrobertcrescenzio:
most welcome, its an inspiring painting because of the variety of dragons in it and each one is as good as the other, Really dig the styles of your dragons to. Im hard to please with dragons to these hit the mark. As you can see i also draw/paint dragons and im my biggest critique!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks again :)
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:iconjames-dark-blue-wolf:
James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Whoa awesome
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - thanks :)
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:iconjames-dark-blue-wolf:
James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
your welcome
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:iconzhakrisstol:
ZhaKrisstol Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They're all amazing looking dragons, and they're everywhere!
I just can't pick a favourite, though the green dude who looks like he's got his arms folded is pretty neat. And I just noticed the huge eye in the background, there's so much to look at!

I really neat to get this as a print one day. It's truely awesome (and I can't imagine how long how all this took).
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Much appreciated - thanks :)
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:iconbig0bear:
big0bear Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
*puts on my Gandalf voice* There is only One, Queen of Dragons, only one who can bend them to her will...and she does not share power!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconorselis:
orselis Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
How the hell are you doing this, uploadoing new art so often? Do you ever sleep? :D
That's crazily good. Reminds me of good old times of classic fantasy illustration. Epic!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
well it is a full time job ;)

thanks
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:iconorselis:
orselis Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's what I thought :D I wish I could drop my day by day job but it's impoissible and, I'm afraid, it will be always impossible. Need to get satisfied with freelance occassional jobs.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Edited Nov 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
All the best with those :)
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:iconarkat-kingtrollkin:
Arkat-Kingtrollkin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
yup, nice variance of dragons, but I reckon they're all thinking the same thing: Who wants to start?
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
lol - maybe so :)
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:iconmaeix2:
Maeix2 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Writer
Now, there's a lady I wouldn't mind trading places with. So many lovely dragons all in one place :love: 
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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