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Brother.  Prince.  Snake. by samburley Brother.  Prince.  Snake. by samburley
I recently had the wonderful opportunity to illustrate a little story by Cecil Castellucci for I was honored that they came to me for a dragon and had a lot of fun with this. Painted in acrylics, colored and edited in photoshop.

Read the story here: [link] - Do not use without permission

Check out my website [link], blog [link] or facebook [link] for more!

Feel free to email me at - Don't send notes here on DA because I tend to miss them.
If you're interested in prints, check my site Contact page for rates and send me an email, or browse BFA: [link]

Thanks for looking! :)
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Watershepherd Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Oooh, I like this one! :D nice work
NightHead Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hooray for Snake unfluenced dragon desgisn! So awesome!
M0NY11 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this all from mind? If so how...
Lapponia Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, just great! looks very realistic!
toshi13go Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
epicness! awesome!
bulentkural Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
BaIK3N Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student General Artist
kyt5000 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Will this be on display at Illuxcon?
samburley Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Hey Kyle. Unfortunately not - the traditional version isn't really worth looking at, and it actually looks like I won't be able to make the show this year. I'm moving to Seattle next month and just can't afford the trip all the way back so soon. I am working on a new traditional dragon though and hope to get into the 2013 show :)
nightlynxness Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
*Stunned by the gorgeousness of this piece* I find this perfect--the dragon is a feast for the eyes, you do the anatomy, lighting, colouring, perspective (basically everything) of it so well, it looks so tangible, so real, so full of character. I can almost hear it rumbling... Love the claw on the gargoyle <3 And the little bird on its other paw :3

The background of the piece is just icing on the cake; the sky, the landscape, the building on the right--just the right amount of detail, love the colour scheme for it, and how it contrasts against the stone grey of the castle... and of course, love the angle you drew it from.

Simply breathtaking!!!
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