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Fire dragon by Vaejoun Fire dragon by Vaejoun
Step by step here:
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This was my first REALLY big watercolor. (Around 40cm tall)

Watercolor, Gouache and some color pencils.
The original looks a little different, because digitalising a watercolor is very difficult, especially with such a bad camera.^^
So I tweaked it in photoshop afterwards.

Hope you like it.
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Fire dragon by ~Vaejoun ( Featured by STelari )
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ArtKosh Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
That is GREAT!
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:iconangelwerks:
angelwerks Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Digital Artist
It was an interesting idea to have the dragon looking away from us - he's less imposing, but somehow still frightening. The fire effects you've done here are superb. And in a world of Photoshop painters, it's nice to see traditional watercolor - it makes the tones and lighting even more impressive. Good job.
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:icongilpires:
GilPires Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Thumbs UP!
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:iconsadisticsharky:
SadisticSharky Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
impressive!
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:iconrandomdragon0412:
RandomDragon0412 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is totally awesome!!!! Amazing job!!!
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:icontoadjacara:
ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Nice :)
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:icongunneson88:
gunneson88 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
cool
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:iconkaytlynes:
KaytlynES Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of the coolest dragons I have ever seen. :D
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:iconwolfywolpy6:
wolfywolpy6 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know what exactly it is about this piece but I just love it
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:iconthandav:
thandav Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
:) yess I liked him cool dragon :heart:
:iconcip15: :iconcip23: :iconcip15:
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:iconcookiebeef:
CookieBeef Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang! Looks awesome :D
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:iconruisuruisudance:
RuisuRuisuDance Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh GOD, this is amazing. :clap:
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:iconbrookegillette:
BrookeGillette Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great watercolors fantasy art! I love the variation in brushwork/dilution of paint and also great colors!
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:icondistortedorion:
DistortedOrion Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Bad ass!!
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:iconsparkpenguin:
sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
such an immense creature, i love it! and getting bright light in watercolor was always so hard for me-- excellent work! and those tiny little scales too, what detail!
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:icontsalagimahariel:
TsalagiMahariel Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome.
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:iconmarratokensuto:
MarratoKensuto Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
EPIC!!! :la:
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
intimidating head turn, splendid execution.
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:iconslayerofdarkness:
SlayerOfDarkness Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
amazing job:clap:
congrats on the DD!
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:iconjnaxizemus:
Jnaxizemus Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
this is pretty damn astounding
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:iconsilveraquila:
silveraquila Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Charmander, done right.
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:iconrockmanciel:
RockmanCiel Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THis is the most awesome dragon o.o...is so so beautiful and cute...the colors are perfects and lives!...this is...nice n.n
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:icongris-is-an-ice-bird:
Gris-is-an-Ice-Bird Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic!! :3
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:iconlamorien:
Lamorien Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
congrats on the DD! Lovely atmosphere, such wonderful color :)
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:iconmybrutalx-ratedlove:
MyBrutalX-RatedLove Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This reminds of the giant dragon at the end of the How To Train Your Dragon movie
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:iconkiggorunk:
KiggorunK Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, i thinked I'm the only who said that ^^
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:iconknight-of-god:
Knight-Of-God Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, that's so cool! Excellent job!
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:iconmartyven:
Martyven Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist
Godzilla v 1.0 hahaha xD
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:iconrmtonieta:
RMTonieta Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Awesome work!
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:iconxxxnightfuryxxx:
XxxNightFuryxxX Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
it looks really cool and realistic, i love dragons alot
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:iconchangingcactus:
changingcactus Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
hoo he's a big sucker.
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:iconwolverat:
Wolverat Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
The colors really glow. Beautiful work.
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, gorgeous painting! I actually thought it was a digital painting at first, but the fact that it's traditional is great. :)
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:iconknalcarr:
knalcarr Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That is amazing.
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:iconleynir:
Leynir Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
While (fire) dragons are probably older than dirt, this one is really unique. I think it's his head (the short snout) and the almost dinosaur-like anatomy which appeals to me so much. Also because of his dark red scales he almost seems to be made of bricks, like a furnace that magically came to life.
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sock-eating-ninjas Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student General Artist
ooh, my goodness this is amazing! ;o I really love the contrast~
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:iconshiningforcekaya:
ShiningForceKaya Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love the stark contrasting colors!
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:iconlilis-gallery:
lilis-gallery Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
OHMYGOD, amazing watercolour skills ! This is BRILLIANT ! :iconfavbomb-plz:
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:iconchrishenanigans:
Chrishenanigans Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
This is super. Wonderful usage of watercolor in the smoke and fire, but that skin is really well-crafted.
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:icongilpires:
GilPires Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Thumbs UP!
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:iconelucidator:
Elucidator Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The dragon is painted so nicely. Great job.
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:iconmystickenji:
MysticKenji Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I can almost feel the heat... Awesome work!
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:iconthexsilverxwolf:
ThexSilverxWolf Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Wow! That's good.
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:iconstrongbad-joe132:
strongbad-joe132 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Holy Shit! is that from Chrono Cross?
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:icons3crt:
S3cRt Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Nice
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:iconroyalcanterlot-rps:
RoyalCanterlot-RPS Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Sweet looking monster! In D&D there called Red Dragons by the way! =D
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:iconlinkinparkrulz95:
linkinparkrulz95 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O__O That is SO AWESOME!!!! :icondragonlaplz:
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:icongumballultima:
GumballUltima Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Nice job!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconrauthik:
Rauthik Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
just stunning. Great work!
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:iconc-vastian:
C-vastian Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student General Artist
:D
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