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Commission - Chinese Dragon by drachenmagier Commission - Chinese Dragon by drachenmagier
Commission for *Enide-Dear

First time ever I tried myself with the Chinese Long (Chin. dragon). And those scales were fun to color. And the curl in it's body fun to draw. X3

... Now I can only hope Enide will not hate me too much for the details: It's supposed to end up as a wallpainting. d:
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What can I possibly say to do this exotic piece justice?
This is a gorgeous piece! Utterly Breathtaking!
The fine details and soft vs. strong use of colour supplys a rather brilliant contrast, an the orbs/pearls in it's claws display such a regal and royal touch,
It has a strong feel of fire and strength to it, however.
Words cannot express how amazing this image is!
Right down to the smallest scale and hair strand!
It's inspirational! It makes you feel strong inside, like you could conquer anything, like you're this entrancing dragon yourself!
Bravo *drachenmagier!
I've never loved a piece of art this much, it's one of my favourites on DeviantArt!
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This is a very beautiful piece of art! This is exactly how I picture a Chinese Dragon.

The shading and lighting on this is completely gorgeuos!

The only thing that comes to my mind is the legs. They seem almost out of place, and they are kind of confusing to look at.

Other than that, this is a very realistic piece. You are a very good artist, one of the best I've seen.

This definately earns you a llama and a watch. This makes me want to look at your gallery, and favorite every single piece.

Keep up the good work!

=brindlecatt
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AdhityaRasmi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Chinese Dragon painted by the foreigner, so that it's specific features could not be truly as original as native Chinese DragonGiggle .
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That leaves the question if something can be "original" if it's creation is always the same in its homeland. d:

But if you're talking about the clouds that normally cover up the Longs: I asked and it was requested to draw it without. :)
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AdhityaRasmi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ok! Thank you! Nod 
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MantaDrifter Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Its beautiful.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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MantaDrifter Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Your welcome
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jaleibruderschmitt Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh mein Gott!!!! Wunderbar!!!! Sehr gut mein freund!!!! Amazing Dragon!!!!! I wish i could draw like that!!!!!! Keep up the good work ja!!!!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much~! :D
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jaleibruderschmitt Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Ur welcome. U wanna be friends
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Friends" is not something to decide to be. :D Friends is something you can become when you know each other well.
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jaleibruderschmitt Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh so I take that as a no
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never know, but just saying yes to such a question does not work for me. :D
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jaleibruderschmitt Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Okay then.
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ChojinRyu750 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful :)
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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ChojinRyu750 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
you're welcome
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arieasciolla Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
OMG! How long did it take you to do this drawing!?  It is so detailed and the curl in its body actually is inspiring me to draw more chinese dragons.  This is a true masterpiece!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
The scales here were easy to do, even though they look a lot harder. Simply make a grid, then draw the scales over it. The shading is mostly the background color, with a tad of white and dark violet, to show the form of the scales.
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MissSiemonster Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student General Artist
i think the colors of this piece are beautiful. i love the position of the feet, they make it look just as crazy as traditional paintings of these dragons. i think the horns are also beautifully shaped, and that they add a solid contrast to the otherwise really flowing-looking dragon :)
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :heart:
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SKYBLUECLEAR Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
beautiful...
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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zebraz1 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
It Looks Awsome o3o
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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BlacknessWolf Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How long did this take you???
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hm, good question. O-o I remember drawing a lot of scales, but I don't think it took me too long.
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BlacknessWolf Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh ok
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cheyluvsu03 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! And a great first try!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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cheyluvsu03 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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tonio48 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Obviously this a great illustration. Details and colors scheme are fantastic.
My only critic is about the fingers... A traditional Chinese dragon got 5 fingers...not 4, as all my Chinese friends often pointed it to me ;-)
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
I was told only the long of the Chinese Emperor has five fingers though. Not easy to find correct information, when one has to rely on the internet. ^^'
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tonio48 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are right about the Long Emperor and considering the normal people of that remote times weren't allow to illustrate in any way the "King's Dragon ", though, some illustrations were done with a slight changed details, as less fingers for example.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, good, you had me worried for a moment. :D Not the best idea to have an emperor-dragon on the wall of your kids room (that's what the commission was for). d:
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tonio48 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha....well,no worries,times have changed, modern childs are much more demanding and open... You know, with all those monsters, transformers, zombies, weird superheros and so forth... They don't put limit in their dreams ;-)
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True, but I still like the old values when it comes to mythical creatures. :D I guess I'm pretty much the only one around here who knows how to greet a Sidé or one of the Fey. Or what to do to survive the encounter. d:
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Wolf-Ninja001 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :bow:
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psychedeliczen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Spectacular dragon! I love the details in the scales! :)
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! : D
I just love spending hours on scales way too much. d:
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lengkyx Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i really like the details here. i like the colors, too! ^^
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :heart: Happy to hear you like it. ^^
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randomnessence Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
oh my gosh, thats amazing!
i wish this was on sale as a mug or something, too bad its a commishion
but its really awesome, incredible detail and everything just looks right
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
Oh, the commissioner of this one is actually very open minded when it comes to the drawing. She already stated that she does not mind when it's on mugs, shirts or posters.
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randomnessence Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
no problem
wow, thats nice
thumbs up to her!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed. :D
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leorio-hunter Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
beautiful *_*
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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LLoude Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
awesome!!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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