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Splendor Serpent by KatePfeilschiefter Splendor Serpent by KatePfeilschiefter
A doodle that developed into something a bit further fleshed out. I really like Sirrush, I imagine them as draconic cheetahs, their long limbs, cat-like tails and long bodies suggest flexibility and speed. I guess this one's rolling a shield across the top of the ruined Ishtar gate, apparently Sirrush do this.
I obviously had no idea how to paint a shield back-lit in such a way.


Critique is helpful and welcome.
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this Mušḫuššu :D amazing representation. 
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Joanna1993 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
Dragons are Native to North Africa and the Middle East.
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EyeWonderUniverse Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW this is really beautiful!!! Love the red colors and the lighting!
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ShinRedDear Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First time I've seen a "Live" representation of this famous beast. Very nice. :D
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ShadowSaber Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah his Awesome
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poplokj Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sei un drago! you are a dragon!!
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poplokj Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sei un drago! you are a dragon!!
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poplokj Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sei un drago! you are a dragon!
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KitWhitham Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Been a long time since I last saw a sirrush!
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Rakaseth Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I love the lighting in this picture... very interesting take on a dragon, I like how you included the killing claws on its feet.
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DawnSentinel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Yesss, finally someone else knows about these guys!
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Lupuna Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Awwwmrgrrg I like this. <3 And you even added these three, uhm, "rings" on its neck. *excited*

Unfortunately I don't know much about digital art and can't give critque... but I like the whole picture a lot. :)
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Dystatic-Studio Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I find it in the index of the Dragonlore, but not too much described of its appearance. And you did give me a good chance to see the imaginable creature I'm looking for. :)
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DrakainaQueen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Babilonic type dragon? I did a headshot of them once =)
Nice drawing! Lovely colors :clap:
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Versiris Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great work! I love the pose and the lighting! Maybe push some darker areas under the thighs and other small areas. The wall seems a tad thin, but other than that it looks great :)
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DemonML Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011   Digital Artist
I absolutly LOVE the sirrush body structure. You are correct when describing them as cheetah-like, very well done.

As for the shield, the only thing i would fix, would be to make it a bit darker with a brighter reflected light, but what you have there looks stunning as is (im horrible with lighting as well lD).
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XRAY0128 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
SIRRUSH! I remember loving the design of that creature!
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MalchiorOfNol Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
The Dragon of the Ishtar Gate. Nice.
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