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Blue Dragon Rain by Dreamkeepers Blue Dragon Rain by Dreamkeepers
A commission for Darius of his striking blue-striped dragon character. This one was loads of fun, being able to play with the landscape in the rain, with dawn light coming over the horizon. Hmm... Makes me want to climb a mountain, though. Probably not a good idea. Unless they make shorter, friendlier mountains for the coordination impaired.
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:iconjredwolf:
Wow, I don't know where to begin. I'm going to try and go "easy" though, because I don't think I really have a right to go further seeing as how it'd take possibly decades for me to produce something of this quality.

The good parts: your knowledge of light, and shadow, the way you have the darkness, and the sunset, the utterly delicious and amazing storm clouds and rain... the texture of the rocks, and design of the dragon. The overall extraordinary level of detail in the piece is absolutely stunning. I think I should explain that I deduct a few points for impact -- because dragons have been done in the past, but I really couldn't drop that much simply because it is done in such a unique way as to make this your own.

The only thing that really bothered me, at all, was that the creature's waist seemed a little unnaturally thin, for the proportions of the rest of its body. Even still, it remains harmonious with the rest... so it took quite a long time staring at the picture to notice it.

I feel like I'd be slobbering on you if I kept going on about all the things in this image I liked, when I honestly can't find more than a few things to at best, "nit-pick". So, instead I'll tell you my single most favorite thing, and then second most favorite about this image;
The Rain. It looks so... alive, and real it's amazing.
Second, are your light effects... they're truly what bring the image to life, and make it seem like more of a photograph from some alternate reality, than a digital image.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful work!
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:icontittytrap:
tittytrap Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016
Can you make more?
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:icondreamkeepers:
Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016
If the owner commissioned more when the time slots were open, then sure!
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:icontittytrap:
tittytrap Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016
I have an idea for one of my characters and I'm not skilled enough to bring him to life, maybe you could help?
I have really admired the way you draw dragonlings for years now and it would be a great honour if you would help me create the Wolv
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:iconninjashadow-x:
NinjaShadow-X Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
That is the most handsome dragon I've ever seen.
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:icondreamkeepers:
Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Thank you.  8 3
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:iconpokedamos:
PokeDamos Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*hugs*
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:iconoverk1lll:
Overk1lll Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Nice
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:iconruuk-ve:
ruuk-ve Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice. I'm also going to copy this to our featured folder aside from my personal folder.
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:iconxenanraptor720:
Xenanraptor720 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Excellence, just pure excellence. Definitely have to favorite this.
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:iconleaf-minx:
Leaf-Minx Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Magnificent work!
Do u still do commissions?
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:icondreamkeepers:
Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Unfortunately I have a huge backlog now- I'll be working through it for a few years. ^^; Thank you for the interest, though!
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:iconleaf-minx:
Leaf-Minx Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
np. and...A FEW YEARS?! jeez. that's a LOT of work!
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:icontavahka:
Tavahka Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist
This looks awsome dude
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:icondreamkeepers:
Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Thank you. :)
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:icontavahka:
Tavahka Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist
No problem!
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:icontuskado:
Tuskado Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Haha I think they have them. There called hills. ^^ No but seriously this is awesome! I love this dragon dudes markings. ^^
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:iconsolo-ion:
solo-ion Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
I notice his halo is visible, but he doesn't seem to be using his power.

Is that because his power is Looking Awesome?
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:icondreamkeepers:
Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Yes. Er, I mean, no. X D The commissioner wanted me to show a very subtle manifestation of the power- if you look close, you can see that the raindrops are actually bending around the character without hitting him. He has supernatural umbrella abilities. :D
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solo-ion Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Now that you point it out, it's so blazingly obvious. How did I fail to notice that last time I was here?

Supernatural Umbrella Abilities... That would be handy in many situations besides rainy days.

Now if only I could think up just one.
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CallCPS Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
O.O BEST DRAGON ART EVAR!!!!
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:iconninbun-the-great:
NinBun-the-Great Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this and I'm jealous!
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Bond2602 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
just plain awesome. somehow he became one of my favourite characters, just because of your drawings. Really really nicely drawn. i really enjoy the lighting and the background, too. I hope he commissions that character a lot more. keep up the awesome work!
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CalvinCopyright Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
THIS PIC IS WHAT GOT ME INTO DREAMKEEPERS! IT WAS IN A YOUTUBE VIDEO! IT WAS A RECORDING OF THE SONG "Could've Been" by TSFH! GO FIND IT! IT'S AWESOME!
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:iconinsanitystudz:
insanitystudz Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here XD
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:iconefiziel:
Efiziel Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
I really like this one. It make me to feel something I guess.
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:iconnbgodzilla86:
nbgodzilla86 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
awesome job on him or her i like it
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:iconflame-of-insanity:
Flame-of-insanity Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student
if you look in the other picture you will see he is a he.
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:iconnbgodzilla86:
nbgodzilla86 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
ah ok
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:icondjtechndragon:
DJTECHNDRAGON Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
dude this is awesome
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wing693789 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This image is really what got me into the Dreamkeepers series. i was searching from random pictures of dragons on google, and came accross this. wanting to find out more about it, i followed the link. *BAM* i was hooked :)
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Jhettervik Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
i would love to see you do more of this character, awesome awesome work
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:icondoorstop1227:
DoorStop1227 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
a...a...AWESOME!!!
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:icongraystripe77:
Graystripe77 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow. Just Wow.

I must say, I love the dreamkeepers concept and especially the wonderful art in the books. Make more!
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:icongraystripe77:
Graystripe77 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oh and listening to the song "Am I Not Human?" while looking at this is just epic.
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sporefox1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm still learning the ways of art, but one things for sure...

you're art and comic truelly inspire.
:iconbowingplz:
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Pyrus-Leonidas Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
I really like the landscape, and I also like the dragon.
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drgnfrnd Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
considering jredwolf's critique about the thinness of the waist, you have to remember that a dragon's stomach is unimaginably efficient so they don't need much of an intestinal tract. all anthro dragons are going to be disproportionally skinny with a slightly larger than average ribcage for the oversized lungs and heart and whatnot. nobody probably cares much about this but i enjoy putting my two-cents in so...yeah, that was it. lovely pic though, tells a whole story in of itself.
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Kilheryx Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
wonderful...love it..:)
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:iconscheppel:
scheppel Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Nice work with with the coloring. the pose is very nice although the dragon looks a little malnourished. interesting that you you gave the dragon pants. you don't often see that in dragon art. Great work. Adding of favorites.
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art2ponder Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Hi, your image was liked so much I've put it into a music video
Dark Piano Song. Gothic Music. Here is the [link]
Hope you like the video. :)
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:iconarlibrarian:
arlibrarian Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Just randomly found this, like blue dragons, heh. Great work!
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:iconcammo353:
Cammo353 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ho-ly. Shit.

So epic...
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:iconninjashadow-x:
NinjaShadow-X Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Anthro dragons are way better looking than average ones, especially the males one with lean yet fairly-muscular physiques.
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zeldafan13 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is one anthro art im fine with. I came across it while searching keyword dragon. note: im not a furry. A job well don nonetheless.
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Sarafan206 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student General Artist
you know, the second time i looked at this pic i acctually thought i saw the rain move :blush:
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Sarafan206 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow. If I could write a critique, and I had a billion-word dictionary full of ONLY words to define AMAZING, I would never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever EVER find the right words. I never thought I'd say this, but AMAZING doesn't even cover the emotions that explode in my heart when I see this picture. A picture's worth a thousand words? More like a trillion.
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Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Aw, thank you so much! :dance: I'm happy that you like the picture so much!
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Sarafan206 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Student General Artist
it is just so... epic is the closest word i can think of but still not enough...
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:iconmercurybird:
mercurybird Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wowee, I love the concept and the lighting *-*
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