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Dragons of Incense - Dammar by AlectorFencer Dragons of Incense - Dammar by AlectorFencer
Dragons of Incense - Dammar

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Dammar: When light meets Dammar's body, it breaks and reflects on the nearly crystalline surface of very bright yellow and browns.
Dammar unfurls a sweet, fresh and citrus like scent when being burnt. The smoke can become very dense when burnt in too big quantities. During the incense, Dammar brightens the mood and helps against sadness and melancholy. Its profound meaning is „torch“ and „light“ and leads back to its use and effect.


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Together with me on the inspiring pathway of the Dragons of Incense, Dammar, is a breathtaking music piece composed by Fox Amoore ~> [link]
Thank you so much for the inspiration and dedication you put into giving Dammar a real voice, and thank you for everyone whom you chose to become part of this too. <3

Dammar was the second idea for the Dragons of Incense series and also the hardest for me to accomplish. Back in 2008 I tried several concepts and designs yet without success. My imagination and feeling for this dragon didn't put down on paper and the way I envisioned him remained in my mind for many years. With Dammar, I dropped the series in 2008 and forgot about it.
Now, I had to face this task again and thought long about the nearly unfeasable shape and surface of the resin itself. Now that I accomplished that, the pathway for all the other dragons that are yet to come, is opened and Dragons of Incense will live on till its completion and hopefully long after. :)

Therefore, Dammar means a lot to me. He created the barrier which made me drop the project many years ago, but also opened the continuative pathway for me now to go on.

I've always had a fascination about incense and the beautiful atmosphere it can create. One could always find incense sticks or small floral copper bowls with resins and plants in my home. Whenever I came back from a journey, I lit charcoal and a selected mixture of herbs in a small bowl to announce my arrival. It's something I always loved doing.
Having incense makes me feel creative and at home.

Dragons have always fascinated me, so the idea was to merge those two fascinations to one to find out, if my vision matches my olfaction.

This is the second step of resurrecting an idea I had back in 2008 when I started designing dragons correlating plants and resins that we know as incense. I will design roughly 21 different dragons that each features plants and their distinctive scent and effect. This project is supposed to lead you through a very different olfactory journey whereas my own nose is my direct collaborator.

And there we go, it's back on its feet and planned thoroughly to actually make it into a book presenting all dragons in printed form. :] So, keep your eyes open!

Thank you so much for the support and looking! <3

I'm sorry for the re-upload. The thumbnail somehow seemed corrupt yesterday, or the image didn't load properly. :/ I changed the file name and fixed some parts of the painting. I hope you enjoy. :)

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Here is the first Dragon of Incense, Styrax:



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:iconladyofazzaroth:
LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Super beautiful<3<3
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ESHanninen-M Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so gorgeous. I love the pose and all the minute detail in the texture.  Awesome.
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NikkiLynneC Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is so beautiful! I love it all! Love 
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:iconcalley14:
calley14 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is just beautiful and breathtaking work. You are gifted both with a brush and the ability to create via technology. Well done is a wimp of a phrase to use for this to explain your work and talent. ^_^ O.O
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:iconlirongabriel:
lirongabriel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Love your work m8, Question : 
How do you go about and start getting into drawing dragons ? what kind of studies you preform ?

Would love an answer.
Thanks ~
:)
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sidetrack1 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
From the look of those scales,in my mind it's cool to think that a creature that big could camalflage in with rocks. Makes me think how the habitat where the dragon lives alone could make for a cool craggy landscape with staligmites and stalicites
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:iconarmieri:
armieri Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Such a great image, wish it was available for purchase as a print...
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:icondpirate:
Dpirate Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Awesome
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:iconravensaerie:
RavensAerie Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're work is very impressive.
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:iconstarling16:
starling16 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Must have been difficult making the dragon and rock look definitely different. If I'd done it you probably wouldn't be able to tell where one stopped and the other started haha ^^ but I need practice, and I haven't done dragons before.
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:iconhollandlolita:
HollandLolita Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
beautiful
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:iconfuriarossaandmimma:
FuriarossaAndMimma Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I'm watching it listening the music piece composed by Fox Amoore. Breathtaking. :heart:
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:iconvampirekingdom:
vampirekingdom Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Feature here [link] Excellent work!!!!!!
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is amazing!
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:iconseelenwald:
Seelenwald Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so awesome :>
All these details in here are so stunning!
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LauraGarabedian Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I always love your work, but this piece is truly exceptional. Just stunning
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agorandy Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Nice work !
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:iconenoa79:
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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aoifasd Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love dragons!
This is very cool!
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god, it's brilliant and so gorgeous!! :heart:
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing details. Brilliant work as always. :)
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sirocco-rc Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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WolfenAmphithere Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Artist
These are based off of real types of incense, right? The paintings are nice, but they completely lose their meaning to those of us who don't/can't burn incense, or can't obtain a particular scent... Great idea, though
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:iconprivatedoomsday:
PrivateDoomsday Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's beautifully detailed! Your art is amazing!
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Gorillafactor Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So awesome.
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gadax Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Like nude women drawing, I still wonder how could it be "new" dragon, Thank you for giving so brilliant answer!
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:iconmyraethcorax:
MyraethCorax Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a lovely dragon! I always wonder how you do the rocks and other textures/details... because they are so wonderful :heart:
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fooxd Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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skyblue000 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The details looks amazing! :wow: Incredible work! :D
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Loheco Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is is is..... OWO i love it!
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BumblebeeGames Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Artist
very detailes one... in this..
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:icongoldentorch4:
goldentorch4 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the deep, gentle, and powerful voice he has... So soothing
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filanteperseide Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
:wow: the details for a digital art !!! It makes all the difference.. At first glance it could almost be confused with painted art.. Your dragon is fantastic.. Great artwork !!! :thumbsup::)
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Aleu93 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Beautiful *-*
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xInvictus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
It's sooooooooooooooo cool
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Forem Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What a gorgeous appearance! The composition and colours are stunning.
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Forem Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What a gorgeous appearance! The composition and colours are stunning.
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Darkflametailz Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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soluble-hermit Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is classic in appearance, wonderfully composed and everything. Beautiful work.
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martinxyz Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is incredible. The dragon looks so... majestic, so powerful and mighty... Just like a dragon should. And the light adds another great dose of pure epicness. But the most amazing thing about this picture is the amount of details - you've managed to put in a lot of little things that contribute to the feel of the scene but at the same time it's not cluttered at all. Amazing job!
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Innfhinithydesigns Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I am astonished :wow:
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Katrla Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
o.O
How is it possible? Is it just practice or is it a gift of awesomenes?
So many details...
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing details - wow!
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martholli Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
show...;)
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ClymberPaddler Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Each component is inspiring; in total, a powerful creation: the music, the olfaction (under intense exercise, I've experienced olfactory hallucinations) , the story, the drawing with its crystalline properties (there is power in crystals) and colors and light, all this AND the dragon's posture and countenance of strength and honor (as opposed to horror and fear).

I live in the Mohave Desert. This plant, [link], as a tea, boosts the immune system and after a rain provides the desert with its distinctive smell. This plant, [link], also called Incienso by the Spanish, was burned by monks in the New World as an incense, its odor not unlike frankenscense. I can imagine dragons in the Mohave Desert; but I do not have your artistic skill to create them.
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Rozzi-dk Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Awesome! :D
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bluewolfahmad Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Amazing. :]
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