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Arrogath by KatePfeilschiefter Arrogath by KatePfeilschiefter
Needed to do a new design of Arro and an excuse to paint more dragons. May do more to this later.

Wips are here---> [link]

Crits and advice are always welcome.
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:iconeyewonderuniverse:
EyeWonderUniverse Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:O wow this is really cool!
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Creature218 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Best dragon design ever also you're a real inspiration to me with you're dragon pictures and they did help me see how a six legged dragon should look like so much so that the dragons in my fantasy novel which has dragons as a major plot point are based off of you're dragon pictures so yeah awesome
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:iconpassin:
Passin Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
He's a beauty
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GuverFourElements Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Que grande el dragon!!
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DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
:wave:
This splendid work has been featured in my journal [link]
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:iconkatepfeilschiefter:
KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
:huggle::iconwelcomeplz:
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:iconnightpark:
Nightpark Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Design and colouring are fantastic, nothing to criticize. :)
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:iconthe-bluetip:
The-Bluetip Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful work! I just love the whiskers and that snout
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really beautiful! :omfg: Good pose and realistic view! :nod:
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:iconsarpaxd:
SarpaxD Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! great work *-*
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous work! :aww:
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:iconcalluna-draconis:
Calluna-Draconis Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
woooooow :O
impressive!
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:iconmissveronici:
MissVeronici Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome
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:icongeekowl:
GeekOwl Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome as always
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:iconaprilweredragon:
Aprilweredragon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Oh my gosh-wow!
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:iconlollymote:
Lollymote Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student General Artist
A thumbs up from this dragon would be... very interesting. xD And highly motivating. Especially if running is involved.
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ArcaneDespondency Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student General Artist
This is beautiful & amazing... :heart: However there is something bugging me about it... Why does he have raised toe claws on his right feet & not his left...? If they're those velociraptor-type claws then they should always be up... *confused*
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

They're not anatomically exact velociraptor claws. The "thumb" on the dragons hind foot is double jointed, as are the thumbs on the hands. They can rotate 90 degrees from a normal human/raptor like position to the hind placement of an eagles foot and vise versa. This way they can grab prey from above while flying, as well as use the claw for all the typical theropod functions while on the ground.
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ArcaneDespondency Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for the explanation! ^_^ Puts my mind at ease. :heart:
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SwanArt Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I would like to place this in my tutorial group under "Making of..."
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
sure
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:iconmiguel2010:
Miguel2010 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Magnificent!
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice work!! :heart: You always find an excuse to paint more dragons... :)
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:iconwolf-ninja001:
Wolf-Ninja001 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NICE.
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:icongedankentheory:
GedankenTheory Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love his gentle expression and the lighting on this. <3
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shyvampiress1997 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. I love this. Beautiful detail.
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TheFlyingViper Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
He looks Welsh! Xd lol
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
His character design and story is based around the legend of y ddraig goch and y ddraig gwyn, so it's cool that actually was able to show through. Thanks!
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TheFlyingViper Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ausome :3 I've done a pice based on the same story --> [link]
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ProdigyDuck Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love it. The dragon has a very cat-like pose.

The wings remind me of Ben Wootan's dragon art.
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank ye!
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GalanorBrighteye Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellently realistic, but the nose throws me off. xD

I know dragons share traits of many animals, but I view them as strictly reptilian in their facial features at least.
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, the nose is actually bugging me a tad, though for different reasons, I may change it to a more beak like structure later. I'm always changing the design of this guy.
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Grashalm89 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
super duper^^
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:iconwitherzane:
Witherzane Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of Skyrim :3 I love it!
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:iconjackrover:
JackRover Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I just love the inclusion of mammalian features in your dragon designs despite never disowning a reptilian layout.. it is just really consistent with the dragon artistic tradition during many centuries in Europe :) I suppose that from a biological point of view these features may have evolved by convergent evolution from reptilian ancestors
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't actually think dragons could be true reptiles or true mammals, due to the addition of another pair of arms. Which is partly why I like giving them traits from both groups. Thank you!
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theguynobodyknows Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
fantastic
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LhuneArt Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice indeed, he feels quite real. Great job on the colors :>.
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telthona Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
its VERY simmilar to one of L.D. Austin's dragons: [link]
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I greatly admire how she paints her dragons and other critters. That image partly inspired this one, well at least the dragon on a rock part. But I don't really see the similarity between the dragons, unless you're referring specifically to the setting.
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telthona Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh come on, even the rock shape is simmilar xD The design is different but proportions and pose is almost the same :D
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I really don't see it, I liked how the rock was painted and was trying for that same kind of feeling, but it's not the same structure. As for the proportions, this is how I've always drawn dragons, and I'm a little offended that you're insisting I copied her, as I've put a lot of time and drawings into figuring these critters out. As for the pose, that's based on a drawing of this same dragon from a few years ago, and it looks nothing like what Austin has drawn. I really don't know what you want from me at this point.
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telthona Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i dont want from you anything :D just try to avoid such obvious things like using artwork as an inspiration and reference in some point in the future. You have your own skill, you can figure out something more yours. I just don't like when artists try to achive similar impression as their masters. Its just boring. You can see this on Kekai Kotaki fans galleries, you can see this on Loish fans galleries.. so you can probably see what i mean.
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I know what you mean, but I don't consider this painting as falling into that category. As for example, I could find hundreds of images extremely similar to what Austin painted, that doesn't mean her or my painting is any less valid. Striving to meet the same quality of work as the artist you admire is a big part of getting better and growing skill, and if that makes an image or an artist boring, then all art is boring. Nothing is created in a vacuum. Aside from that, I've drawn dragons on rocks before, painting one of those drawings doesn't mean I'm purposely trying to replicate something someone else made. This image was more inspired by Todd Lockwood than Austin anyway. The fact that you see more Austin in it than Todd is coincidental.
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JekJekRoo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my! this is the best dragon picture I've ever seen
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Xx-NightFuryGirl-xX Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student General Artist
wow that is so so cool :)
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Spaddobird Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Wow, the anatomy is perfect! I love the colour. Was the muzzle cat based?
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wasn't actually based on any one thing in particular, just came about through doodling.
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