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Dragon Dancer by Ironshod Dragon Dancer by Ironshod
I just finished this new artwork called Dragon Dancer. I first had the idea for it when I visited China last year but have only just got round to painting it. Spring is finally here in the UK and perhaps its been the cherry blossom appearing on the trees that made me want to paint it now?
The picture is all about joy, as the girl dances with this playful dragon. He swirls around her captivated by her brightly coloured fans, and the pink petals from the trees catch the wind as they fall. I really enjoyed painting it.

A big thanks to photographer `mjranum-stock for the figure reference photo that I used when painting the girl.
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tanasha67 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly inspiring :)
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Franciscathedragon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
It's so unique and light hearted from normal dragon and girl pairings,you did an excellent job.
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X0-EKS0-X0 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how the dancer and her dragon stand out with such vibrancy and clarity.
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dragonkiss114 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent! I can't take my eyes off it! Wow! 
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Vasvirag Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
LOVE this one!
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babyvfan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
This is so cool
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evangeline40003 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student
I like how happy they both look, it shows a friendship between them:) :D (Big Grin) i like it- Fav it!
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Suiren27 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
I like it
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:iconroxazza:
roxazza Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i think this is my fave out of all of your work
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Boytalkart Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014   Digital Artist
fantastic work
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KangtheKonquerer Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I saw this piece a long time ago, amazing :D
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foxyninja2003 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
My sister bought this print for me. It is signed. Thank you for this awesome piece.
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mihoshigurl Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
so graceful and well executed
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AmxBri Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD the dragon looks as though he is having so much fun. Well done, I love the emotion and flow of this piece, and also its depth, with the foreground and floating petals and the background. well done!
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chinesehorse Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
I love all your work it is all beautiful.
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:icontheartnova:
TheArtNova Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excelente pintura!...Amo los Dragones.
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AlannaPendragon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome colouring
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MorkelebTheDragon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
This is a beautiful picture!
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:iconmskm2001:
MSKM2001 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Beautiful work.  I love it.
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!
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kakashi-narutorules Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is AWESOME!
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not-who-i-look-like Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, wow, that's beautiful!
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Spirit-Seer-of-Water Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful, like all of your work. I love this!
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ArcoIris-Gato Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww that is very sweet =)
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Exlaa Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Eastern Lung dragons rock! but are sorely neglected in art, due to the more popular Western variety...
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Wolfpup12 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have no words, this is soo cool! :D definitely of one my main faves!
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lenamadeleine Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Beautiful Anne !!!!
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Calaca35 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Pretty awesome.
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scorpio81 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful
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Sasiadragon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh, I think you're improving quite a bit currently! It's great to see such a talented and skilled artist as you getting even better - for some reason it's very inspiring for me to see professional artist I admire that keeps improving. Makes me want to pick up a pencil right away.
I really like this, very dynamic and with beautiful colours. The head of the dragon has a neat expression, kind of like the smile on many old chinese dragon-artworks I've seen, but still with your painterly, more realistic look. I really like the repeated use of colour all over the piece, and then the two attention-grabbing red fans. Oh, and both the design of the dragon's antlers and it's nose. I'm not quiiiite sure why, but I just love it's snout.

My current diary is about to run out of pages. I really hope one will be made with this on the cover ...


Thanks for being in Ebeltoft this spring, by the way! It was both wonderful and inspiring to meet you ^^
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Monika48 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its wonderful
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DragonEyzs Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
You have such a wonderfully gift. Beautiful!
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RyuDragon-derp Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your art is so gorgeous. It makes me feel nostalgic somehow :)
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:iconhouse-mystic:
House-Mystic Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
absolutely LOVE this picture!
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JaveneRoze Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Writer
I absolutely love this! I keep coming back to it~
Someday, I'll have money and come back to beg for a print.
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callmenoone Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
wonderful atmosphere
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JoePingleton Featured By Owner May 19, 2013   Filmographer
WOW perfection
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PhoenixDestruction Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Featured Here :huggle: Please keep up the good work!
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Domino-Dragon Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Amazing:D
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:iconpassin:
Passin Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Beautiful
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CrioArts Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very very nice
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TommyINA96 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
amazing !!!
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Ebonstorm Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Writer
A wonderful and playful image. Very well done. Makes me want to write something based on the image alone!
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GreenPearlVoice Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
Amazing once more, you can see the fun the dragon has. Absolutely amazing !!!
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Egabriellema Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Just wonderful!
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kitteh-chick27 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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Avahlon Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work :heart:
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Terramoo Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job. I love the concept.
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reichan79 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
The dragon looks so happy. I like the blur background thanks to that dragon and girl are sharp. The girl's outfit is lovely. Brilliant!
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SamanthasMommy Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Beautiful!
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