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Dragon 1 - Linnorm by Adorael Dragon 1 - Linnorm by Adorael
I got my Birthday and Christmas presents and they were art supplies! :squee: I had to try them out so I started a series of dragons XD because dragons are awesome. This is the first of them and I hope to do one each day during the holidays, so that's about 10 (if math doth not fail me).

It's tinted paper for pencils (rather thin) and I used mechanical pencil, white gel, copic markers and black liner :D
Traditional feels so natural to me but I hate that it doesn't photograph well. I might try scanning the next one but I know from experience that that's not much better. Oh well...

This is actually a linnorm concept for my story. It is a blind white cave linnorm, which is basically a dragon with only one pair of legs. He is blind because he has no need for eyes in the depths of the caves he inhabits where no light reaches. He instead feels around with his whiskers. I gave him gills for better air intake when he breaths fire.
Featuring Peticel (that's the fluff on the upper right, my cat, he likes to sit on my stuff). Speaking of which, with your help and all the suggestions I received on how to beat writer's block, I won Nanowrimo! Yey! So thank you! It is currently 50,216 words long and though I took December off I plan to start writing again next year.

Also thank you all for the birthday wishes! :hug: Thank you for the point gifts to all who donated, I will thank you personally soon ;u;
Merry Christmas!!!

More stuff from me:
Arcanine and vulpix by AdoraelThe Albino by AdoraelShizumaritamae by Adorael

Stop: Do Not Use by SimplySilent
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Five Stars all around, this is simply gorgeous and it looks like it could come off the page at any moment! The way the colored paper makes the shading of the scales pop, those along with the detail of the face is what really drew my eyes to it. The anatomy is just perfect for this dragon, as is all the anatomy of your characters in your art. I really love this, I wish I had more space to express how much I think of this. I think your art work is just amazing, you are so talented! Amazing work!!
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It's super beautiful and well done, the colors and the touch are amazing! I love how you put high contrast on the dragon and less contrast on the bottom part. How the light hits the scales is just amazing how you did it. I feel like there is something missing, because you have you focal point, which is the dragon, but nothing much is going around so I would maybe draw another element in the right part, maybe a background, some clouds, a sky or maybe even a nice flower in a subtle pink or reddish color. Good job again, keep it up! :)
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krizok Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  New Deviant Professional Traditional Artist
Nice work! ;)
ShadowDee Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply stunning. I can't say anything else than ... WOW!
You're amazing :D
garjansverd Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016
I really love the shading and details on the scales. Looks amazing - though I'm sure it looks even better in person.
mokurenawakened Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my you are very good at the detailing!  I love how the dragon just comes to life through your hand.  This is the kind of art I like because its detailed and carefully formed.  I can tell you like to add minute details for the viewer to enjoy, as I do as well :)
taisenkatakura321 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome drawing, looks fantastic!
AvroBullet Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Dragonfiretoo Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
wow, fascinating :-)
EliasHUE Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Student Artist
Which tool did you use to create those white scales? Some kind of eraser?
LeahD7 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FabriceW Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
such a pity I faved this (I wanted so much to put it again in my faves ^^)
LeCire Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, that is impressive..!
J-Rus Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Чудесные работы! Все полны чувств, красок и любви. Мне нравимться, когда Автор любит своих героев. Это правильно, это здорово1
Camarimore Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
Beautiful drawing, simply love the subject and hipper-realism awesome, bravo!!!
serg Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
This is very cute!
N1GHT0WL5 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Student General Artist
Dragons ARE awesome!
Yobi-chan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks amazing! I love how with the tinted paper, you have made an effect as if it's fading away the further down you look. It's super cool! Do you make the effect with the black liner? So it looks more bold and concrete on the upper half, and the lower half is just pencil? If so, I have to try it out! It looks so cool! : D
imalkuth Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
I like the idea and its realization.
daikagaru Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is truely amazing..! *o*
d10n11s10 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG O_O... Amazing
GinSheol Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The details are stunning in this work!
Actlikenaturedoes Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016
Love the whiskers, nice touch!Meow :3 
elrafou Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
scotcampbell Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Professional Artist
DancingPotatoNerd1o1 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You are now my senpai
devineline Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016
Wow just amazing !!!!
N1C0L4I Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016   Traditional Artist
Wow, your traditional art is amazing! Unfortunately I gave up drawing years ago, but when I see your work, I really want to grap a pencil and start again!
And by the way, thank you for giving me a favourite on my work. I really appreciate it.
FifiCake Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Edelslav Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this one.
HaskiHNK Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Student General Artist
I like the black and white contrast with the tone of the paper. :3
deanMmahoney Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amaxing work 👍
Traezh Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016   General Artist
LadyofTales Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. The shading and highlights make the dragon rise up off the page. 
pichi-orenj Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
Truly inspiring! 
GynnildArt Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
Got to love sketches this one is just brilliant.
For those who know me I hate the polished up look many strive so hard to master.
This one is rather nice tho. great attention to detail and  an overall great look and feel.

I like the way the picture turned out. Camera a bit skew and the artist hands in plain view. 
What a beaut
bluebox1 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Professional Writer
awesome, I love it!
BeanzTheCat Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Student General Artist
zonked-eye Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
looks very happy smelling the breeze. maybe smelling things never before experienced, smells carried away from afar
blakcmattai Featured By Owner May 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
Very good work !!!
CrazedGallery Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
Very well done.  Love your work.
LycanDrake2828 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
he's beautiful!!!
Ficxen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I've got a midtone sketchbook too!But I don't really know how to use it when it comes to coloring.
Any tips? You seem to know what you're doing haha.
free-gamer4ever Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
+fav Clap Trophy 
urban-faery Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
amazing detail in the scales, and such a fantastic pose. it looks so natural.
Fancyipants Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
very very good!   I'm excited about your project!!
TwistMyForm Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015   General Artist
Great dragon, love it.
littlelonedoodle Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
hey this is awesome! I love your style! Thanks for faving my only deviation!Love 
Brandon1920 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent drawing! Great job of showing fine details!
FabriceW Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this technique is top notch!
zoddygor Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015
You are a incredible artist ! : o
ChalidDraws Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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December 24, 2014
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Canon PowerShot A810
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1/25 second
Focal Length
5 mm
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Date Taken
Dec 25, 2014, 12:28:39 AM
Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 (Windows)
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