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Black Dragon

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By sandara   |   
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This dragon will also be for sale in limited quantities at Gencon Indianapolis as a playmat!

You can also buy it as a laptop skin or cushion here :…
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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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MangleDragonHobbyist Digital Artist
One of the most iconic of dragon pieces on the internet to this day, and for good reason. Your work always seems to pop up everywhere artwork is involved, you are truly one of the most recognizable artists around.
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This work has been stolen on Redbubble at:…
I would file a copyright complaint for you, but only the owner of the rights can do that. :/
Here's the info you need if you choose to:…

Your work is lovely and I hate to see it used by someone else like this. 
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I love this!
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Woah. This dragon is cool and creepy.
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DeronsieEnnard0Student General Artist
Its so dark! i wuv it!!!
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AquaticJM General Artist
This looks awesome! :D

I especially like the purple glowing from the inside of the dragon that contrasts with its dark exterior~ :)
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wow. cool dragon
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The terrific decadence of this dreadful feeling i have looking at this Masterpiece is beyond words........... O_o
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Ghost Dragons live in areas where it's a graveyard or a swamp, they tend to cause hallucinations to their prey in order to have the advantage. They will try to let you show any sign of fear since they want their prey to have fear.
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Now that, is a terrifying yet epic dragon! Awesome job, on the design and details. The backgrounds look really great too.
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Been looking for this one for a while – lotta YouTubers snatched this as a thumbnail!

It might seem simple, but I really like the visual of this decaying drake perching on a giant skull. All the detail you put into the environment – the curling ribcages, blackened branches, low-lying mist, and the fiery dawn on the horizon – really ground the subject. The layers and silhouetted trees also give it a great sense of depth, like the dragon is perched at the middle of a marsh pond or something.

Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for drawing this, I really appreciate the deathly aesthetic incorporated into a whole landscape instead of just drawing the dragon isolated.
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So good, it gives me chills!
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Wow, this is a very terrible Dragon, very nice Work.Nod 
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That's a damn big skull it's hanging out on top of.

Love the glowy effect, it's fantastic.
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Hey Sadara! I tried to reach you by email but can't find one for you. The company I manage ( is going to comicon this year and we were wondering if we could use any of your work to show off our metal prints? Your drawings are absolutely spectacular and would look great on our metal. We could of course put your name/site in the bottom corner. There will be many people there so it is a great way to gain more exposure. Please shoot me a message if you are interested. Thank you so much! 
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Love it so much. This is one of the best I've seen right now. And it's in a dark mood. Good work of art!
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That is dope I really like it.
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This reminds me of the dragon Sindragosa from World of Warcraft! :)
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Can I ask for in 1920x1080 ?
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Bin456Student Artist
Nice, i used for a destop background. Make a gold dragon plz 
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Hey loooks so so  fantastic

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Thank You
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