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Wyvern at Dusk by KatePfeilschiefter Wyvern at Dusk by KatePfeilschiefter
Haven't actually painted a dragon in a while. So here's a wyvern, for practice. Critique is welcome and helpful.

EDIT: Adjusted the size of his lower jaw and attempted to fix some things on both wings. Now with cloudy background and higher contrast lighting.
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:iconjayfeather8:
Jayfeather8 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Student Artist
That. Is. AMAZING!!!!!!
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:iconltdragooniii:
LTDragoonIII Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Nice
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DrAcOpIk Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Awesomee!!!! :D I love it!
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GreekRandomness Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Cool! Wyverns are one of my fav. dragons. Great job!
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AgentofTheScourge Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wyverns are cousins of dragons but dragonkin none the less. the great red welsh dragon is a true dragon. based on a book witch i sadly could not get
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PrincessMarianna Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant work!
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:iconbobjot67:
Bobjot67 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student
Another amazing work of art.
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:iconisamiz:
isamiz Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
me encantan
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:icontsuchi1:
TsuChi1 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
I love this beast :)

tell me , how can I summon this beauty?
do I need a lot of mana ? ;)

TC
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:iconbiorave:
Biorave Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love how the light and shadow contrast really enhances his details and coloring.
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mdlillustration Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hey,
You're featured in my journal! [link]
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:iconkatepfeilschiefter:
KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmdlillustration:
mdlillustration Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very welcome!
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:iconwednesdaysheroes:
WednesdaysHeroes Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
I don't have words...wow.
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:iconlucas-irineu:
lucas-irineu Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful, as usual.
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:iconjirael:
jirael Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is gorgeous. How did you make the sky? it looks so soft...I am not even going to try to begin to wrap my head around how you did the wyvern...I am just not there yet! beautiful btw
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FierceFantasy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work here! The colors on your wyvern are so beautiful. And his position at first thought would have looked unbalanced but because his wings are pulled back you get the sense he's balancing himself. And I would have thought the legs looked small to his head and chest but wyvern are an exception for me becuase their glorified birds and birds have stick legs compared to their body. So great job with the atonomy! oh and great background the colors are great.
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconfiercefantasy:
FierceFantasy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are so welcome!
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:iconfredbrach:
FredBrach Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yo nice!
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:iconmiguel2010:
Miguel2010 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
I love the way you work with the light and use it to make your creations come to life. Well done!
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:iconoddstuffs:
Oddstuffs Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love your design for the wyvern! His horns are beautiful, and that bony crest on the end of his nose is brilliant! He's gorgeous!
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:iconmetalsnail:
MetalSnail Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!
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:iconsagittarius-a-star:
Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice!! :D As for critique- this looks great actually. Love the papery wings...
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your dragons and wyverns so much, they're always so unique and beautiful. I love the papery, torn wings, as well as the background :heart:
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:iconlypten:
Lypten Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I don't know why, but I totally dig his face, especially his eyes!
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
It looks like a much stronger piece now. Are you polishing it up for a portfolio?
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:iconkatepfeilschiefter:
KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, yeah, I also received some more critique and wanted to implement it.
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dragonmaximus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
sublime
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:icongrashalm89:
Grashalm89 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
one more great dragon
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:iconmikecorriero:
MIKECORRIERO Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
very nice Katie :)
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:iconakrona:
akrona Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Stunning. I love the detail in the wings and the shading - looks really 3d.
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:iconragnarok6664:
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
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TESLA5380 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Epic dude
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:icondragon83m:
Dragon83m Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
so real!!!
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:iconjbrenthill:
jbrenthill Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful details! You bring so much life to your creatures!
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:iconbluekraken:
BlueKraken Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Looks amazing; love the amount of detail. Good job.
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:iconcole00:
Cole00 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! Stunning!
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Aprilweredragon Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Wow!
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:iconjasminetwil:
JasmineTwiL Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Augh, this is absolutely stunning! I love the colour scheme! *salutes*
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice detail (and texture) and colors, shading is also great. I'd wish more from the composition though.... looks a little dropped to me, like the bottom part has been cropped while the top stands too empty, it's not balanced.
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful work!! You have a lot of skill for painting big, scary creatures. :) The only critique I can offer is that I think the wyvern's legs would be a bit bigger and thicker to hold that beast up and help him launch himself into the air, but I'm not entirely sure- what do you think?
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

Large birds and large pterosaurs didn't really have overly burly legs in proportion to their body. The wings and pectorals are the primary force propelling flying creatures into the sky. Drawing dragon legs involves finding a fine line between making the legs look lightweight and at the same time not too scrawny. A lot of the time fantasy artists give dragons thick tree trunk legs that just wouldn't work out for a flying critter, so I try and border more on the lanky look myself.
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WestlyLaFleur Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:clap:
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:iconquirkycat:
QuirkyCat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Lovely beast
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:iconart-by-eos:
Art-by-Eos Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!
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ProdigyDuck Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful!
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Scribblemad Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Sweet stuff!
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Hexfloog Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What colors and textures! Love it, as always. :]
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MissDudette Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
For some reason, I really dig that chest. ^^
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