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This is a private commission that I did for a good friend! She requested a picture of her along with her own pern-style dragon. I've not read any of the Pern series, I really ought to!
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:iconrael87a:
rael87a Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
you really should read the series its awesome and you did such a good job with the dragon even down to the faceted eyes. AWESOME!!!
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D I think I will! Thanks!
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:iconann-mclaren:
Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your deviation has been featured in my journal this week. [link] :hug:
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Many thanks for the feature! :) It's much appreciated!
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:iconann-mclaren:
Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome.:hug:
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TomeMac Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! I love the detail.
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
^_^ Thankyou!
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:iconaaronsmurfmurphy:
AaronSmurfMurphy Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Wow! The scale textures are impressive enough but the way the wing skin is ever so slightly transparent is just fantastic.
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D Awesome, I'm glad someone noticed that extra touch!
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:iconemmav:
emmav Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
WOAH! This came out great!! ^_^
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D :D Fank yeew!!
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:iconchloeevansart:
ChloeEvansArt Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Ah really really cool! I'm reading the Christopher Paolini Inheritance series right now and this reminded me of the Dragon Riders. I picked up Volume 1 of "The Art Of Paul Duffield" recently in my local comic store and i've been hooked ever since!
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
^_^ Thank you! Hope my work continues to please!
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:iconlycorisu:
Lycorisu Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hnnng this is gorgeous, the lighting of that 'winter sun' is brilliant.
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D Thanks so much!
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EmmaSeptimus Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
wuhu your back already missing finding some of your work here :D
and if that wouldn't be enough the dragon has this awesome texture v(OoO)v <3
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
^__^ Hello again!! Thanks as always! I've missed posting here.
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dragonkat34 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student General Artist
ps: you should totally read them :3 all of them! they're a very engaging series and while dragonflight can be hard to get into, if you give it a chance, you'd lke it i bet. i did. :3 :) harper hall's really great subseries. and dragonsdawn is a nother good place to start b/c its the original colonization of pern and the first encounter with thread...

anyway, once more this piece is amazingvisually :3
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FrancineDelgado Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Very Pretty I love IT
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
^_^ Thanks!
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow man! That's amazing! I really like the way you did the scales! Cool detail in the background as well! :D
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D :D Thanks! I got inspiration for the background from reading Jiro Taniguchi's Summit of the Gods.
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!

That's pretty fantastic! :D
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meta-ultra1a Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
wow the dragon It's so great
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
^_^ Thankyou!
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:iconmeta-ultra1a:
meta-ultra1a Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
you're welcome
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sunnivaixchel Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU REALLY OUGHT TO.

this is amazing :iconthumbsupplz:
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D Thanks! And I plan on doing so!
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Loomiq Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dragon's skin is gorgeous!
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
^_^ Thanks! It's all down to CGtextures.com and thier amazing leather textures, plus a lot of careful warping and distorting!
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Lycatel Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
dude you're back, i've been wondering when you would post something else. I been watching you for a while but i don't think i ever commented, just watching from the shadows.
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
^_^ Hey! Thanks for the comment. Hopefully I'll have lots more to post soon - it has been a bit quiet lately.
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spodmaster-spiff Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love the clouds. I want to sit on them.
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D I always think that about clouds! The best clouds ever are in Michael Foreman's The Land of Dreams [link]
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spodmaster-spiff Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Any clouds are good for me. Thye just look so damned comfy!
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iluffsmyferrets Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew the dragon's eyes looked familiar!!!! I have read the first book!
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
^_^ Cool! Was it good?
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:iconiluffsmyferrets:
iluffsmyferrets Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah! I love it! Great book for sure :D
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:iconjackcrowder:
jackcrowder Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely work, Paul.

Very enchanting scene.

I absolutely want to see you on a Fantasy epic now.
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
^_^ Thanks! Hopefully one of my upcoming projects will be a fantasy piece. Maybe not epic fantasy, but certainly something fantastical!
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jackcrowder Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Woo!

I hope so, mate.
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alexandergras Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
The first two books in the series are among the best fantasy books for teens. You really get into the main character and her world. The rest is like sequels always are: you might want to consider investing your time in something else.

I didn't quite expect dragons from you :-)
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
AH right, sounds like my experience of epic fantasy all over that does! And regarding dragons, I'm a massive fantasy geek, always have been :D
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Elizelda Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Ooh, what a lovely dragon! I've never read the Pern books either. I did try ... though I obviously wasn't sucessful :/
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I guess the series is pretty daunting!
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dragonkat34 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student General Artist
I can't believe you've never read them but your dragon is spot-on for anatomy except for the scales but hey, it makes him lok more textured :L

And I love his rider too!
You're really good :)
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
^_^ Thankyou! I did as much research on the dragons as I could without actually reading the books.
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:icondragonkat34:
dragonkat34 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student General Artist
:3 they look great and yw :)
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beckycloonan Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional
PERN!!! I knew it right away before even reading the description!!! I was like, this is a dragonrider, I know for sure!!!!!!! SO AWESOME.
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spoonbard Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D :D Awesome, thanks!! Are the books good?
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