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~ Stolen Constellations ~

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Published: August 6, 2017
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Once a glorious golden-scaled Star Eater, this dragon became corrupted by Chaos long ago, and eventually it eroded into nothing but a vessel for darkness. At first the drake's scales were simply dulled and cracked, and it's mind was filled with a endless hunger.

Seeking to return to its former glory the star thief consumed everything around them, hoping that if they devoured enough stars their scales would shine golden once again. Yet no attempts to end it ravenous appetite could extinguish the parasitic Chaos that had latched onto its soul.

Gradually the scales of this drake eroded away, and as the Chaos grew the dragon deteriorated until nothing but a skeletal shell was left.

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Size - A4 brown paper
Media - tried out some polychromos pencils

Originally I just wanted to try and draw a dragon skeleton. The description was an idea that happened after I had finished this dragon, but the idea seemed to fit.

I didn't leave enough room for wings and attempted fiery magic to takes its place, but I feel like that might distract from the skeleton a bit now? xD
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Hiya!  I just wanted to let you know that I've featured your work on my dragon artwork blog (with proper attribution and links back, of course).  I love this piece, and your essay on Dragon Anatomy in your journal is really cool too!  You can find me at Writing Dragons, and your feature here.  Keep up the good work!
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SaphireDragon16Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for featuring my dragons~ it's nice to know that you found them worthy of a feature! I enjoyed reading some of your other entries, and I look forward to seeing more interesting dragon journals from you! =D
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No problem, your style is so interesting, I'm sure you'll hear from me again sometime! :)
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SaphireDragon16Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again~ and I look forward to it! =D
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SamLutzHobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! I love how you managed to make a skeleton dragon look beautiful!
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Thank you very much! =D
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floriaiglenoirHobbyist Traditional Artist
...wonderful work! :iconfabulousplz::iconsparklesplz:
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Thank you~ I'm glad that you like it! =D
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miniaturedreamsHobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic detail and highlighting! I love the starry sky making up the 'body' of the dragon and the red flames. I don't think the flames distract , it seems to give a bit of background detail in my opinion.

How long did this take you to create?
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SaphireDragon16Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you~ it's nice to know that you like the starry-sky colours on the 'body' and the flames! =D

Somewhere around 4 hours at an estimate, it's hard to tell because I spend a lot of time procrastinating with music :meow:
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Lugia20711Hobbyist Writer
Cool!
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SaphireDragon16Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! =D
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XTheShadydragonXHobbyist General Artist
The colours you use are always great, but I really love these ones. The story's awesome too, how do you come up with these ideas?
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SaphireDragon16Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awe thank you very much ~ it's nice to know that you like my use of colours, and the story description! =D
Usually I come up with the descriptions as I'm uploading them ~ although sometimes it's the original idea/thoughts I had when I started drawing. Although this one was made up during a conversation. xD
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TheWyvernFoxHobbyist General Artist
Wow this is really well done! I love the skeletal design!! Cool story too, you always do a good job on those. 
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SaphireDragon16Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awe thank you, I'm happy that you like this dragon and its story! :meow:
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RavenHeart1984Professional Traditional Artist
flawless
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SaphireDragon16Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! =)
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RavenHeart1984Professional Traditional Artist
your welcome
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PearlbomberHobbyist Writer
Yay! The mythology of black holes is born!:D (Big Grin) 

I really love the description here, and the beautiful blue inside the skeletal dragon perfectly represents the stars that it's devoured on its quest to regain its golden scales. (At least the bones are still golden...maybe.)
The blue and red flames dancing around the body also look really awesome. The red and blue flames almost seem to represent the dragons loss of sanity as it slowly looses the stars it consumed and the flames its breathes.
Really great job on this piece!:D (Big Grin) 
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SaphireDragon16Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! :meow:
It's nice to hear that you liked the description, and you think the blue mass suits the story of this dying star eater. =D
Thank you very much ~ I was thinking that as the dragon deteriorates, its own star-stolen fire would overcome by the blue Chaotic fire that now inhibits its soul. ^-^
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PearlbomberHobbyist Writer
Oh, so that's why some of the fireballs have blue pieces in them! It makes sense now!:D (Big Grin) 
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I love it Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart  
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Thank you! :hug:
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