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Dunkledragon by Sheridan-J Dunkledragon by Sheridan-J
This was originally gonna be a Fell Beast/Nazgul from Lord of the Rings, but I decided to change it's head/face to that of a Dunkleosteus and add the flames to create a Dragon/Phoenix hybrid type creature :thumbsup:.

I couldn't decide lol
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I love the colors here, the purples and oranges work really well together. The fire on the creature's back stands out nicely against the blue in the sky above it. really creative design, too.. it's always fun when you start drawing one thing and end up with something completely different. :D

The one wing getting clipped off on the side makes the dragon look a little bit crowded, I think. His face is so close to the edge that it gives the piece a little bit of an uncomfortable feel. I'd suggest adding just a little bit to the canvas on the left side, enough to get the tip of that wing on there and give the little (...big) guy some breathing room. The horizontal line of the mountains is working really nicely to draw the viewer's attention to that area, so it's kind of startling to hit a "wall" so close to the focal point.

The scale is also a little bit confusing at first glance. At first, I thought it was flying high above the mountains and very close to the viewer, but now that I sit here looking at it more closely, I think he's extremely large and flying right above the mountains, right? I think maybe defining the shadow on the ground a bit would help - at the moment it looks like shadows in the mountain crags. Maybe making it match his shape a little more obviously would help to draw it out a little.

All that said, this is a really nice piece, I like it a lot. That is definitely one dragon nobody will be riding anytime soon. :giggle:
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British-Prophetess Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
8. Beautiful. Just beautiful :heart:
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Agoz25 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Original!
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TheArmamentarium Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Really odd but good.[:
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Ultimate-Gale Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
My favorite part of this would have to be the shading. Good job.
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gerardway156 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
That's one aweswome dragon!
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Quna Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
Well done! You have your own creature now! :boogie:
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Ebil-One Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
awesome!!
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Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
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:dance: * MAGICAL * :dance:
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Such a Magnificent & Lovely fantasy Picture ! It's really looking great :w00t:
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gilsalas Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
nice job
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TheOracleDragon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
woah, cool!
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