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Protector of the Forest by AlectorFencer Protector of the Forest by AlectorFencer
He will protect the forest from despair and darkness.

:bulletgreen:Get this painting as a large print on matte-finished card! ~>> Protector of the Forest Print :bulletgreen:

This is Darkwing, a dragon character belonging to a commissioner of the same title. He wanted a charactersheet but when I read the description and what he means to do, protecting forests and being a general good soul, I couldn't resist painting this scene. :D
The stag embodies darkness, death and despair.

Here is a clearer design concept of the stag:



Thank you soo much for looking <3 :blowkiss:

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For more WIPs, photographs and general updates, watch me on Facebook ~> www.facebook.com/AlectorFencer :D
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:iconalphabeasty:
Alphabeasty Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  New member Student Artist
It's incredibly! I love the dragon and the deer. It have blow my mind!
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:iconmehda8d:
Mehda8D Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! I really love the detailed background as well!
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SinatismArt Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  New member
yes,yes,yes
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LizzyStorms Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Ooh so pretty
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BlatantAnonymous Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love the contrast of colors here, not to mention the vividness of the dragon's side in comparison with the stag's dark forest! Nice to see the traditional roles of the represented species flipped as well Clap 
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:iconlukhanus:
Lukhanus Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional Artist
Very cool! :-)
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:icontiffanyrosebud:
TiffanyRosebud Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the roles are reversed from usual... i kinda like it
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:iconcanter6:
Canter6 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
That is beautiful :) And the stag is amazing, I love the idea.
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:iconthelittlewaterdragon:
TheLittleWaterDragon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you did this-not only is the style flawless, but most people depict dragons as the destroyers and stags as the protectors. The flip of this really adds style:) (Smile) 
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SplodgeGurl Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if anyone else has mentioned it, but the scales going up the front of the dragon's throat look like a fern frond! Very apt. :)
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SashikobroAyumu Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
so cool
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m4rg1tt4rg3t Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope you don't mind if I put up a deviation based on this. I'm working on it now.
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Harbinger449 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
I love the creature-stereotype reversal....great job! :D
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thepolishgirl Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At first glance I thought the stag was the protector.  I think it has to do with composition.  As viewer, I identified with the character that was closest to me layout-wise.  Otherwise, this is a pretty amazing image.  Very evocative :)
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dragonkiss114 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC!!!!!!!!!! :D
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KunYKA Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HOW YOU GET IDEA TO MAKE DRAGON AS PROTECTOR OF THE FOREST AND DEER AS EVIL?!:o
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ShadoWolf0913 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice! I love how well you use the lighting to show life vs. death, and the dragon's pose is so wonderful and ferocious. :)
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:iconkairensintal:
Kairensintal Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh GOTT das ist so genial gemacht! Ich finde deinen Stil generell ziemlich klasse =D
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:iconkennyzened:
KennyZened Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Someone hook me up with that dragon!!!! Im in loooooove!!! <SWOOONS>
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BlazingDawn159 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Yaay a forest dragon! I love its pose and awesomeness!!:squee: 
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BubblegumSkies Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student General Artist
i just fucking love your artwork !!!! :happybounce: 
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alexwolflover777 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i love it =D
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:iconhttyd2loverqueen:
HTTYD2loverQueen Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is AMAZING!
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:icontrottingperyton:
TrottingPeryton Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a battle this will be.
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purpledragonflies Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the best piece of artwork I've ever seen. You'd usually think it's the other way around, where the stag protects the forest. This, where the dragon protects the forest, makes the painting stunning.
I love this picture, if I could, I would hang it up on a wall in my bedroom.
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jaknife79 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Get 'em Darkwing!  Forest protector dragons are some of the coolest! x)   Great job, i got the story all wrong at first glance, it's really a pleasant surprise!
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Royle-McCulloch Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the turn on this, instead of the dragon being a terrifying monster, it is a protect against something that is normal considered good but turns out to be evil and in the end even though protecting, the dragon keeps its might.
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The-Doctors-Phoenix Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Can't take my eyes off this:D ugh its ahmazzzzing
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Syyend Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know; you actually switched the meanings most people think of when they view those animals... and I'm glad you did! ^^ Why can't dragons be the good guys?
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onlyanaccount Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Yay! The dragon is good! To many dragons are represented as evil or mindlessly savage which I frown upon greatly.
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TabalugaDragon Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
The dragon is good and the stag is evil? that's really original, great art!
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:iconlexi247:
Lexi247 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Fantastic work!!
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:iconfishofglass:
fishofglass Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
so good!
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:icontheraven-king:
TheRaven-King Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What a twist of rolls!  Amazing!
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:iconquadallae:
quadallae Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
THATS AWESOME!!
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:iconeidren:
Eidren Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
LightYveltal vs Dark Xerneas __

Your art is just awesome :)
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SkalblakaFang Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Great!
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:iconhannahelizabethh:
hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student General Artist
this is sweet! :)
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Tamuril2 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist

Again, with the light and dark. Thank you! Hug It shows the idea so clearly. And the dragon?...:squee: <---going bonkers for it over here.


Thanks for posting it on DA. :D

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:icondawnther:
Dawnther Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Gorgeous Dragon love the detail
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:iconsuzannehole:
SuzanneHole Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Awesome painting, such great detail!
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julian0123 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's beautiful and awesome!
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:iconvutava:
Vutava Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Makes me think of Vorash defending the Dragonwood.
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:iconemerlyrose:
emerlyrose Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! Great job.
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:iconcambriella:
Cambriella Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this dragon <3 it look great!
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:iconx-zelfa:
X-Zelfa Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amazing, simply amazing *__________*
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ChocolateQuill Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
This is absolutely gorgeous, and it's great to see a dragon that is the good guy <3
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NercoGurl Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3 DRAGON! <3
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VivaAmerica Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
I love how the traditional roles of Good and Evil are reversed. This is absolutely stunning!
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:iconmega-gojira:
Mega-Gojira Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So the Dragon is Light and the Stag Darkness, interesting.
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