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Commish. Red and Gold Dragon by drakhenliche Commish. Red and Gold Dragon by drakhenliche
Commissioned piece. No proper title. The remit was for a red and gold dragon with a mountainous backdrop. I did make one tiny alteration just now to try and fix that mountain on the left to stop it leading you off the page, otherwise this has been complete for a couple of months now but it was a birthday present for someone (heh, I'm a sucker for that sort of commission - such a nice idea!) so I made sure they'd had it before I uploaded! Apparently it was very well received, which is nice to know ^^
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:iconmichaelcrutcher:
michaelcrutcher Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Nice graphics.
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:icongodzillafan11:
godzillafan11 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
What a magnificent and a perfect looking dragon! This so reminds me of Smaug! I really like how you blended both colors well with the body. What software did you use? I would love to have a dragon design like this!
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:iconburningashdragon:
BurningAshDragon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so amazingly beautiful!
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:iconmarl1nde:
Marl1nde Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist
oh, very well done ^^
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:icontsukasa57:
Tsukasa57 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
i like what i see
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:iconitsdapitts:
itsdapitts Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
OMG!!! This is f__king amazing. (swoons).
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:iconunicornknight321:
UnicornKnight321 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Could you do a black and silver dragon?
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I could do ^^
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:iconunicornknight321:
UnicornKnight321 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Sweet!
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:iconxxxbloodrosexx:
xxXBloodroseXx Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow you are so good and your Lvl of detail in all of your drawings
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I like to get stuck in on the detail :)
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:iconxxxbloodrosexx:
xxXBloodroseXx Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
lol i do the same with some of my art
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:iconninjaweretiger:
NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!!! That is so cool!
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:iconlloude:
LLoude Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
cool
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:icondoctorwhoone:
DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Reminds me of Megatron in the Beast Wars episodes 'Master Blaster' and 'Other Victories'.
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
heh I'll have to take your word for it - never seen it :D
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:icondoctorwhoone:
DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Here's a quick clip of him emerging from Lava, revealing that his previous Beast Mode of a Tyrannosaurus has changed into a red Dragon [link] :)
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:icondpdesautels:
dpdesautels Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Magnificent: fierce without being ugly!
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! My favourite kind of fierce :)
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:iconmeowmeowmeow21:
Meowmeowmeow21 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
A dragon of this caliber just screams "badass" from every spike and scale... wow effect achieved
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:iconsomewherecommenting:
somewherecommenting Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
it looks so real
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:iconyellow110:
yellow110 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
amazing...
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:icondragonhatchling:
dragonhatchling Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Amazing! So beautiful and frightning at the same time!
I love how you seperated the lights from the darks and the light from the fire has a very good balance. Well done
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! This was a challenge but I really enjoyed working on it and figuring out all the various lighting :) Have to say I'm proud of the result :)
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:icondragonhatchling:
dragonhatchling Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Everyone should be proud of their works. I'm practicing and slowly BUT SURELY making progress. But sadly I don't have a digital drawing pad or a scanner to scan in my pencil drawings. But hopefully that problem will be solved soon.
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:iconxeerinare:
Xeerinare Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is so cool! :D
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconxeerinare:
Xeerinare Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :D
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:iconlokisluckycharms:
LokisLuckyCharms Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
I'm interested in a small commissioned piece, if I can afford you. Please drop me a line? I don't check DA much but my email is mark.warner@gmail.com

Thanks in advance!
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
emailed ^^
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:icondraelen:
Draelen Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Oh dear lord, this is absolutely stunning, those SCALES :O_o:

Spectacular job, I don't know what else to say x.x
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :-) And thanks for mentioning the scales - I spent a whole lot of time on those :D
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:icongriffinphillis:
GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work on the shading and scales!
:D
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Spent forever on all the details but it was worth it in the end!
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:icongriffinphillis:
GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I bet. :3
It was worth it!
:D
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:iconaracelicasandra:
ARACELICASANDRA Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
I LOVE IT!!! But, how do you made those jobs so awesomeness?
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Thank you! lol, just blame my wasted youth...
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:iconmisterdoctordottles:
MisterDoctorDottles Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
I am this close to featuring this on a Facebook page. Is that okay with you?

Now, about the art: Amazing. The scales, the fire, the little spikes and claws, those wings... Everything is absolutely brilliant in the highest degree.
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, that's fine.
And thank you! I took something close to forever on this but it seems to have paid off :D
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:iconurazel:
Urazel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truly a handsome fellow and your portrayal of him is nothing short of stunning, very impressed with the detail of the lighting, the blue hue you use to capture the shadows that blend slightly into the background colours are really what makes the highlights stand out so much.
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I worked particularly hard on the lighting on this to bring it all together (since a red and gold dragon does have the potential to end up a bit garish against a dark background!) so I'm glad you commented on it :)
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:iconurazel:
Urazel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm far removed from creating something on this level but I'd like to think I do have SOME understanding of how art like this is made.
Art like this is instructive and inspiring to me so I try to leave a comment with at least some constructive content. >_> I gotte practice more with my tablet...
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:icondragonjewlz:
dragonjewlz Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
gorgeous
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsmithieaan:
smithieaan Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
OMG!!
So awesome
One of the best Dragon drawings I have ever seen :)
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm so happy this one's been well received - I spent what seemed like forever on it!
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:iconsmithieaan:
smithieaan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Your welcome XD
It looks like forever well spent :)
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:iconstealthdesigns:
Stealthdesigns Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Well thats amazing!
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :-)
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