Posted Nov 19, 2007, 12:31:56 AM

It is considered a good omen when a water dragon emerges from the watery depths, even the smallest of creatures will herald its comming. 

Commissioned piece.  I would have liked to have made the dragon a little more fierce looking, but the person for whom this was done, it very pleased with it.

Painted in Photoshop.

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  • Nov 18, 2007
    I thought that was Nessy for a second Tongue

    I really like the fireflies, and the individual highlights and shadows on the dragon.
  • Nov 18, 2007
    Awesome work on the scales! Great lighting, too!
    • Nov 18, 2007
      Thanks! The scales did take a bit of work, so it is good to hear that they are appreciated. Smile
  • Nov 20, 2007
    This is a beautiful dragon! The background is just as great as the picture, to. Great job! ^^
    • Nov 20, 2007
      Thanks! I have been trying to do more complete backgrounds lately, it is nice to know they are appreciated. Smile
  • Jan 15, 2008
    I like it a lot, a nice pic with a lot of atmosphere
  • Feb 18, 2008
    amazingly awesome.
  • Apr 23, 2008
    Beatifully done! Despite the fearsome dragon, the entire scene has a serene feeling. The "fireflies" and the placid surface of the water add a nice touch that makes the entire setting feel much calmer and more relaxed.
    • Apr 25, 2008
      Thanks for your kind words. I am glad the peaceful atmosphere I was going for came through.
  • Aug 28, 2008
    Don't know why you say you have issues with all your pieces - this one's definitely a beauty!

    But, I can understand. I see flaws in all of my work as well, but that's why I started with these online galleries - to have people to help me learn and improve.

    Your work is already beautiful. You have a great knack for colour - something I've always struggled with a bit myself.
    • Aug 31, 2008
      Thanks for the kind words, it gave me a boost. Big Smile
  • Sep 19, 2008
    I really like how you did the water and clouds in this. Nice detail in the dragon's scales too, the reflecting purples and blues!
    • Sep 22, 2008
      Thanks, I am glad you liked it. Smile
  • Sep 19, 2008
    Since it is a good omen it doesn't need to be that fierce looking ^_^. I love it. The night shadows and glimmering water, great balance. The highlights on the scales are beautiful, I can almost pet him. I love the eye (looks like a little jewl) is very alive and wild. The fireflies floating around makes it look even more magical. Great job! I love dragons of all kinds.
    • Sep 22, 2008
      Thanks. I was trying something new with this piece and I did learn a thing or two. Wink
  • Oct 30, 2009
    OMG! This is soooo beautiful the colors and the BG is amazing and I envy your dragon skills, I love them soooo much Heart Great work ^^




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