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Climbing Dragon by drakhenliche Climbing Dragon by drakhenliche
Again with the unimaginative titles.
I drew this a while ago and, again, it was one of those pictures that I drew for the sake of drawing something so I wasn't too worried how it would turn out (hence the stylised wings) - it was just nice to finish a picture and get my pencil crayons out for a change since I'd not used them for ages.
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:iconumbraserpent:
Umbraserpent Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Awesome!
Love the design
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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combpank Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
very like this version
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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1stFrostfirewolf Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing! Very good detail this would make a wonderful tattoo. Love the green!!!! The dragon pose is well perportioned with the vine as well. An absulutly wonderful piece and a diffently a fave for me.
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! At least one person already has used this as a tattoo! I have a photo somewhere (not to hand though).
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1stFrostfirewolf Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thats really cool and you are welcome
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:iconinghelene:
Inghelene Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice. I like the bright green in the light spots :D
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjshapeshifter:
jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
I love all your dragons, especially this one....it's so "slinky" and slithery.....thank for sharing.............jss
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I've had a few people come to me with photos of this tattooed on them - apparently it lends itself to that!
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:iconjshapeshifter:
jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
I can only imagine the greatness of your work in tattoo form. All of it would make excelent body art...
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:iconjoshevi:
joshevi Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
your dragons are so good
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :) Glad you like them!
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:iconjoshevi:
joshevi Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
your welcome
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Susan-Snap-Dragon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
It reminds me of the lizards I used to try to catch in my back yard! They'd always bite me. lol

Anyway, very nice!
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! They're quick little things, aren't they?
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Susan-Snap-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
They sure are! :sprint:
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:iconcxv:
cxv Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the pose. Great dragon! Good job :clap: :+fav:
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thakn you!
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bergamont27 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
green with envy
nice drawing
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, thanks :)
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SteveINSANE Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course I'm gonna say its awesome, because I love dragons.
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
heheh, thanks. Nothing wrong with being a bit biased there, methinks ;)
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DraveDragonheart Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm not really unoriginal i quite like it :D its really nice
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It was just the title I felt unoriginal but there's only so many names I could have given this, I think.
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EdDarkflame Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely work, looks pretty good =)
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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Demonic-Haze Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ooooh this looks lovely ^_^ You did a fantastic job on the colouring :heart: I really like the different shades and tones of green you used 8D :heart: and the way you highlighted the skin with a touch of yellow makes this piece stand out a lot more as well :aww: :D Great work on the shading as well :D it's really nicely layered and the tones look great ^_^ :aww: :D Very cool pose too :love: I really like the twisting of the stomach :heart: and the anatomy looks really cool too 8D I especially like how the claws look :3 Very very nice work n_n :+fav: :D
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Yeah the green looked a little flat until I put some yellow in... then my scanner ate the colours and I had to adjust them back in with Photoshop... but still this is pretty close to the original.
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XimonR Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh this is very interesting.
I like it a lot, especially the movement and the design.
Nice work!
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers :) It was fun figuring out how to coil him about his vine in an interesting way.
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Dork151 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
i like it, u did a awesome job
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much :)
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Dork151 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
ur welcome :)
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Nazgul666 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
:wow: wooooow! very beautiful :D I loves it :D :love: :aww:
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Nazgul666 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
ur welcome! :D :icontardglompplz:
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MeMyMine Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
Hah, it's Climbing on a C letter :P
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're the only person who seems to have noticed that! It wasn't intentionally a 'C' but after I blacked it out it just jumped out at me. I pondered the notion of doing a whole alphabet... but maybe another time.
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llamalizzard Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
wow, so pretty! i love him! (don't care if gender is wrong)

amazing work.
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I hadn't thought on a specific gender so could be a he ;)
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llamalizzard Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
well, he is now!! lol
i really love how you've done his body!! awesome!
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MythArcana Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Ahhh..he's more of a Lurking Lizard to me! Great details and colors and posing of this remarkable creature! The way he interacts with the branch is so cool! You really did a remarkable job on this piece...ultra coolery!
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
He is a bit lizardy, isn't he? I don't picture this guy as a big dragon, that's for sure. Perhaps he's even no bigger than as seen here.
And thank you! :)
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Lusaen Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, love the flow of the body and the color.
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I kind of wanted to give him something a bit more ';proper' to climb on... but I think in the end keeping it simple means the vine thing doesn't detract from the dragon.
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Lusaen Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the vine, it contrasts the lightness of the dragon, but it's in a similar style to the dragon, so like you said, doesn't detract from it, but rather gives it a reason to be in this nifty position.
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drakhenliche Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I think what helped put it in context was when I added the finishing touches of slightly heavier black shadows on the dragon - without those the vine was too dark. It's nice how just a few touches suddenly make something come together :)
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Drummerxkiller Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Student General Artist
Always prefered traditional works, and I think you did not lose the hand. original and complicated pose, I think yu puted more the originality on the posture then the dragon itself.I love the shading in it, particullary to the wings and to the claw.
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