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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:

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

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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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:icontimohuovinen:
timohuovinen Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist
That is an awesome concept with an awesome result
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:iconkz2101:
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.
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:icondrakoncast:
drakoncast Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
This has been featured here: Musebox 0001. :)
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:icondrakoncast:
drakoncast Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
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:iconamenen:
Amenen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww Its so epic and beautiful!  *_*
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:iconjessburnett:
jessburnett Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
epic
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:iconmdragonkin:
MDragonkin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome job!
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:iconeyeofthebeast985:
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!
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SevenSer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
LOVE!!!!!!!!
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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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:icondarkshadower:
darkshadower Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
coolness
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:iconsweetgirlcat:
SweetGirlCat Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my goddess!!!!
i love this dragon!!!!!
i really love your concept about all your dragons, they're just amazing *O*
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:iconcpsketching:
CPsketching Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. Awestruck.
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:iconougaming:
ougaming Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
My mind. She is blown.

I think that covers it.
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:iconjanix-moon:
Janix-moon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
this is more like the dragon that our ancestors feared... powerful! this is amazing thanks for sharing
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:iconkaterinaiv:
katerinaIv Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Great
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paint-the-sky-teal Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
this is amazing, i looked at you r picture that you took and it is fantastic, their is so much depth, detail and underlying color. This picture is very inspirational to me and makes me want to draw and sketch in your style, i can not wait to pick up a pencil now and rack my brain for an idea that will be an eighth as fantastic as the master piece you created, bravo with this piece; it has to be one of my absolute favorites i have seen on DA.
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:iconbotchiball:
botchiball Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Wow, very cool concept : ). I didn't see that he was a giant mountain on the gold sheet, I think it came out very well.
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:iconmizzrandumb:
MizzRandumb Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Holy crap this is fantastic! :faint:
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:icongwenthyr:
Gwenthyr Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's very impressive picture, awesome work! :nod: I would be surprised if it wasn't already sold. The dynamics between paint and paper must be very interesting, I would like to see that. You know, that's the second time I was actually considering going to a con in different country just to see one of your pictures :) Maybe next time I will really go, since I got a job finally :aww:
I like how the birds make the dragon seem really huge :)
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:iconmeadhorn:
Meadhorn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
really niiiiiice XD
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:iconmishikaiya:
Mishikaiya Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant!
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:iconknight-of-rosubia:
knight-of-rosubia Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a great piece. I love your art alectorfencer. It's always leaving me satisfied. You have a way with the pen my friend :D
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:iconranarh:
Ranarh Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
I always liked the idea of dragons acting as landscape anyway, and this dragon, well, rocks! :D
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:icongalestormkitsune:
galestormKitsune Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Student General Artist
this is really amazing :D I love all the detail
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:icontantomilecat:
TantomileCat Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
The way you worked the dragon into the landscape is awesome!!! XD
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makeshiftgarbage Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
great piece! i think a lot of vertical lines could have made it stronger, in areas where the dragon is pulling itself out of the ground and in how the rocks are falling. very nice though! :)
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kohlsen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
sorry for the many comments-problems with the technique!!--------------- -
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:iconkohlsen:
kohlsen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
looks really good-------- -
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:iconkohlsen:
kohlsen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
looks really good-------- -
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:iconkohlsen:
kohlsen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
looks really good-------- -
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:iconkohlsen:
kohlsen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
looks really good-------- -
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:iconlost-in-a-fishbowl:
lost-in-a-fishbowl Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010   General Artist
Very impressive!
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:iconseishu:
Seishu Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Simply amazing. No other words I can think of.
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:icondgkd:
DGKD Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's incredible, very imaginative
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:iconiancjw:
iancjw Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
awesome work :D
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:iconbrunodsp:
Brunodsp Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Amazing....
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:iconscarymonsters1991:
scarymonsters1991 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010   Traditional Artist
awesome detail
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:iconpeaceandprotocol:
PeaceandProtocol Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Wow, this is insanely well drawn.
Dragons are me favourite, so of course it's an insta-fav. :D :+fav:
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:icondarkenmarr:
Darkenmarr Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great! the feel and composition of this drawing was very well thought through.

love the details. =3
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:iconsoulwinddragon:
SoulWindDragon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh btw :3 i featured it in my journal... hope you don't mind ^^'
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:iconzephyrwolfen:
zephyrwolfen Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Absolutely stunning - I love the detail in this and the way you've managed to convey the sense of massive scale - yet another fantastic piece! :love::heart::wow:
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:icondemocomics:
DemoComics Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really awesome
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Karfunkelstone Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressing! :wow:
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:iconlunavalse:
lunavalse Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely beautiful.
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:iconantarija:
Antarija Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa, awesome! :D
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:iconkurourufu:
KurouRufu Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Do want :la: This is amazing, I love the idea.
Wish I could go to BerliCon and buy it from ya.
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:iconhiepsimubac0412:
hiepsimubac0412 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
awesome. I like his head and his neck, with the stone appearance, u drew it very well.
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:iconkwayera:
Kwayera Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Oh wow. Want.
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AmitKBabooa Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Ho ! It's so great and powerful !
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