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Sun Dragon by TakenFlyght Sun Dragon by TakenFlyght
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Done with watercolor paint on a very large piece of paper. I'm not sure exactly how long I spent on it, but it was a large chunk of the day, with breaks to play age of mythology (Fun and addicting cheap game!) when I was waiting for washes to dry.

I am really super proud of this, I haven't really done much watercolor work, and especcially not with this much detail, but I am super happy with how it turned out.


I came up with a bit of a myth/story to go with it (I love coming up with fantasy type ways to describe things like the sun, and dragons are my favorite way to do so. it's just really fun to come up with ways to describe something in a way people might have before science came around)


The dragongives off a dazzling light, and as it flies across the sky it continually wraps and curls around itself so that the light is more concentrated. The only time you can see its true darker colors is at sunset when it lands on the earth to rest, and at sunrise when it takes off again.

(I have this thought out in waaaay more detail, I'm just far too lazy to write it out, and that would take up too much space and probably bore all of you anyway! XD )
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:iconpsychocereals:
Psychocereals Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
The dragon looks really great! I love it's flowy mane and the colours overall a lot. Great job! :D
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:icontakenflyght:
TakenFlyght Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you! :D
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RachelFair Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this one is my fav. ^_^ dragons ftw!
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:icontakenflyght:
TakenFlyght Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks! (and dragons rock! :P)
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fruitbatslyra Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the lanterns. :D
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:icontakenflyght:
TakenFlyght Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconfruitbatslyra:
fruitbatslyra Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome ^^
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bing-nyn-nyaa69 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
I really like the end of the tail! I love the colors! Very good watercolor work! Love it!
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:icontakenflyght:
TakenFlyght Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks! :D
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Tokenekie Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Wow I love the pose! Great story too; It goes well with the colors :)

The little lamp is cute too!
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