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Dragon Attack! by drakhenliche Dragon Attack! by drakhenliche
I wasn't going to colour this because my gammy wrist and tendonitis-riddled thumb weren't really up to it. But then I did anyway... And now I have a sore wrist and a pretty dragon.
Shading all done with markers (greyscale) so colouring was just a case of adding in the hues in a separate layer. Not sure exactly what I was thinking with the background - maybe the dragon coming to life from the page of some arcane book?

Oh, while I'm here, feel free to come visit my 'Skulls, Beasties and Dragons' Facebook page. Which does what it says on the tin.
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:iconscratchydragon:
ScratchyDragon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Wow, awesome dragon!
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconcrankshaftnumber5:
CrankshaftNumber5 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
I live this!
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:iconcrankshaftnumber5:
CrankshaftNumber5 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Er, love this, rather. 
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:iconranakanth:
Ranakanth Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Great piece!  The line work and contrast really give it a depth-of-field feeling with the head and claws seeming to be in nearest focus and the rest fading back.  I think this would make a great design for a shirt or something!  Thanks for pressing on with your hand! :)   Regardless of whatever the background is suppose to be, I think it works really well.
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:iconomapu:
Omapu Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Awesome dragon!!!  Powerful and beautiful!
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:iconkycheronian101:
Kycheronian101 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkycheronian101:
Kycheronian101 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem!
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:iconninjaweretiger:
NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is both awesome and amazing! :D
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome!
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:iconnightpark:
Nightpark Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Impressive! I can't help but recall the raptor jumps in Jurassic Park, it gives me the same feeling, like "hah, you're screwed!" xD
I hope you hand gets well soon. ;)
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)

Haha, yep I can totally see that :D

And thanks - it's better than a few months back but it's just one of those ongoing things one has to manage.
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:icontimberslashwolf:
TimberSlashWolf Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow:I don't know what to say!!Epic..Amazing..Awesome!?!?!
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thank you! :) All good things to hear ^^
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:icontimberslashwolf:
TimberSlashWolf Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your very welcome:)
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:icondragonmists:
DragonMists Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Love the colors !! Gorgeous
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconpsydrache:
Psydrache Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this dragon looks awesome! I really like his orange eye and the pose. It's like he jumps directly in my face x3
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! That's what I hoped to achieve. I was worried his body was a bit short but hopefully the shading hides that a bit :D
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:iconzhakrisstol:
ZhaKrisstol Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At least you got something awesome for your sore hand.
It would indeed look great as a book cover or even as a poster.
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, worth the pain! :)
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:icontrixynetex:
TrixyNetex Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An amazing dragon
And that's all that need be said ;)
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconravenfire5:
Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
it trued out good in color! :)
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:-)
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:iconsilverfang07:
silverfang07 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet :la:
The pain was worth it I see (though I hope it feels better soon)
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! 'tis improving slowly but surely.
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:iconsilverfang07:
silverfang07 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconrekka-alexiel:
rekka-alexiel Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work as always!! Sorry your wrist is acting up!
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It's better than it was a few months ago, but still I can't use digital colouring as much as I'd like as using the PC's still an issue.
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:iconmystalia:
Mystalia Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I really like this one. The colors are so subtle, yet so unmistakably present. It really is quite lovely.
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! He did start of a little more colourful - blue, in fact, but making adjustments as I went this scheme just sort of fell into place, working much better.
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:iconmystalia:
Mystalia Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I think this suits him better than blue would somehow. It's very natural-looking and also a bit more traditional for dragons =) Really cool <3
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:iconburningashdragon:
BurningAshDragon Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. That's amazing! :jawdrop:
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconburningashdragon:
BurningAshDragon Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:iconlordhighwarlock:
LordHighWarlock Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Magnificently done! Love it!! :D
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsne-aks:
Sne-aks Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Worth the pain. Definitely worth the pain.
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconldn-rdnt:
LDN-RDNT Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
WOW. i rarely see you draw digital. But this has traditional touches to it. but what the hey, traditional and digital... both good.
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Yeah I've been indulging more in traditional media of late. Partly because I can't use the PC too much with my wrist but also I've just been enjoying pushing paint around. I've even been venturing into the realm of sculpture this weekend (and something a little more ambitious than my usual sad sausage dragons)!
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:iconinnocent-evil:
innocent-evil Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great, I also liked your line art too ^^ Glad you found it in ya to color it :D
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad I did in the end. Don't feel like I've done many digitally coloured dragons lately, or at least not to a standard I like.
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:iconletdragon:
Letdragon Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Run from the awesome dragon!
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup! And hope there's someone else running slower...
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:iconletdragon:
Letdragon Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
That's evil. X3
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:icondrakhenliche:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
natural selection in action ! XD
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