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June 14, 2010
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Raising from Rocks by AlectorFencer Raising from Rocks by AlectorFencer
All the birds have flown up and gone;
A lonely cloud floats leisurely by.
We never tire of looking at each other -
Only the mountain and I. - Li Po

This picture temporary satisfacted my urge to draw massive mountaineous nature aspects breaking and falling apart. Rocks and soil that get torn in the air and flow for a second before they fall back on the ground and leave a totally new sculpted landscape caused by this dragon.
He has slept for thousand of years and age has come to take him. So he decided not to linger on anymore and free his chains from the heavy rocks. But time has taken his strength and so he breaks apart by his very last move.

This was a lot of fun to paint because the paper used for it is coated with reflective metallic particle. Watercolours don't adhere properly so I had to coat the paint several times and make very thick mixtures to get the tones just as I wanted them. PearlEden gave this wonderful paper to me before she went back home again.

Sometimes it was quite difficult to bring any strokes of paint down as I didn't control the reaction of both the paint and the paper. This time, the paper controlled me and I had to follow its rules. :D
The scanner doesn't give the original justice. I'm totally amazed how the result of the original looks like. Whenever I tilt the image to the sun or do a different direction, the entire picture moves along and either lets the dragon shimmer red or poke out. Sometimes, it appears very dark and only the birds and the golden coat of the paper shine through.

Although I took some pictures of ifferent ankles for you to have an idea what the paper looks like:



[link] - I wasn't even sure whether I should upload this or the scan


The picture can be seen and bought at BerliCon and if nobody wants it there, I will take it along to Eurofurence. ^^

Thanks a lot for looking! <3
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YuriKolovsky Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist
That is an awesome concept with an awesome result
kz2101 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student Writer
Local town better prepare tribute, cuz the local knights sure aren't going to cover their asses.
drakoncast Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
This has been featured here: Musebox 0001. :)
drakoncast Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Amenen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww Its so epic and beautiful!  *_*
jessburnett Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
MDragonkin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome job!
eyeofthebeast985 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Ha! Its so cool! sorry I just can't say anything that will truly describe how i feel about this work!
SevenSer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
FastFlyer01 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Talk about earth dragon god; this has to be the biggest dragon I have ever seen. This looks like it should be a card in the trading card game called Magic, the Gathering. This dragon is one my favorites now because of its sheer size.
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