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November 1, 2009
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The Colchian Dragon by drakhenliche The Colchian Dragon by drakhenliche
My version of the dragon that guarded the Golden Fleece.

There's some things I could fix/tidy up but really, this picture's been on my easel for about 18 months and I'm done with looking at it!

Water mixable oil paints (paynes grey and titanium white) on approx 14x10 inch canvas board.
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BahamutFury82 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
This actually inspired me to do my newest art project in oil paints. I love it!
drakhenliche Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh awesome! Glad I could inspire something :) How'd it go?
BahamutFury82 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Sorry for the late reply. ^^; It went awesome! I think I have the final picture uploaded least I think it's the final one. I love oil paints now haha. :D
SerpentRose Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's not a whole lot to say about this, other than how awesome it is and that I love the shading, and I like how you designed the dragon's face. x3 Man seeing stuff like this makes me really unhappy with my own traditional painting skills, but that's my fault since I never practice.

One question though: What is that white fluffy thing on its neck? I'm assuming from your description it's either a sheep, or its fleece.
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I love painting on canvas.. though it also endlessly frustrates me since I can't ever seem to quite get the detail I want and have to go with whatever the brush wants to do.
Yeah, practice is the way to go - I bought a load of cheap, crappy canvases from a discount store a while back and made a mess on them. A little time consuming but definitely paid off. Next I need to branch out a bit more from payne's grey monotones :D

That's the Golden Fleece, as per the Greek myth. I've not painted/drawn anything sheep like before so it did turn out to be a bit of a blob!
CursedOnez Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
damn wyckedlicious job! :love:
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
darkhart666 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
i am overwhelmed your work with oils
drakhenliche Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :) They take so much longer than anything else I work with, but I don't think anything else would give quite the same effect.
LDN-RDNT Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
looks good. it looked like a work of gustave dore from the thumbnail view. i like it.
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