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Elegant Dragon by Ironshod Elegant Dragon by Ironshod
This is quite an unusual dragon! I got the idea when visiting a wildlife park and seeing flamingos. I hope you will find it interesting. It is the sort of elegant dragon that might live in formal gardens, and here it lands on the girls hand with its wings curving round almost like a umbrella.

A big thank you to `Elandria for the use of her photgraph as reference for the figure in this picture.

Elegant Dragon is not the most inspired name for this piece - any other suggestions gratefully received :)
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Blue-marin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Beautiful
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Oomizo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Lovely indeed, I can see a little flamingo in there ;) The design on her dress is great! You can tell she's been around dragons a lot 
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Jozura Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
How about Caretaker Dragon, cause it protects the garden, and her from the rain?
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Evanescyan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
I was quite happy to see this for two distinct reasons. One of them being that it's an absolutely beautiful piece of art. Kudos to you Ironshod!
The other is that you're one of the very few artists out there who, intentionally or not, properly proportioned this dragon's wings.

In response to RyuDragon-derp's comment:
Suprisingly, that wing size is actually appropriate. About 95% of the dragons I see depicted have an insufficient wingspan.
People don't realize just how big wings need to be to support the weight of a heavy being like a dragon.
The Albatross, the biggest bird on our planet, weights about 10kg and features a 3.4m wingspan.
So you have to consider that a dragon, which has a much firmer skeleton, skull, claws and much heavier skin and scales, would weight
quite a bit more than these birds. So this body-to-wing proportion is far more physically accurate than most we see.

Just for fun, humans weight anywhere between 60 and 80kg on average. If we had wings, we'd need something like a 25m wingspan!

AIP§
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RyuDragon-derp Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very beautiful! I like how large the dragon's wings are in comparison to its body; it makes it look like he's protecting the girl, almost. You're one of my favorite artists by far :)
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princessireneofceres Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Writer
I would probably call it A Rose By Any Other Name. Because the dragon is as beautiful as the roses even though it is called something else, like that quote from Shakespeare.
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Queenkhan Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
very beautifull
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DracorusTerra Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Que elegante es esa chica con ese dragon rosa, es bellisimo, adorable y magestuoso!!! Me gusta mucho :D
How elegant is that girl with the pink dragon, is beautiful, adorable and majestic!!! I really like :D
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XenOhm Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
her face looks like a character from game of thrones, ironically the girl that was daenerys's (mother of dragons) Assistant... Just thought Id let you know, b/c I found it fitting ^_^
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your wonderful artwork has been featured here -
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:heart:
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Bast-Incarnation Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Elegant indeed ;)
This is just gorgeous! Beautifully executed. Her dress looks so realistic. =D
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Marjie79 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful !!! :love: :clap:
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Rjalker Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh that is so awesome! :D
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prussiancrimsonheart Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Beautiful!
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Asagi-K-Kurosaki Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Writer
Pink dragons are the BEST kind of dragons and I don't see them often enough :love: I love the concept behind this, being inspired by flamingos and the dragon being social and landing on a woman's hand :heart:
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vivimorena Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
This is AMAZING! I could use it for my Tamara if you`d let me? :) totally personal use?
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DarkStorm07 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
it looks really good and still looks elegant
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AnimaDragonLibra Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Added comment, if you are actually Anne Stokes, at least you know someone is looking out for your artwork.
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AnimaDragonLibra Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
I hope your name is ANNE STOKES though I get the feeling that's not your name.
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EmTwilight Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Actually, if you look at her profile, she IS Anne Stokes...
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Javashot Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
LOVE the dragon, not a huge fan of pink but you worked it into the dragon beautifully
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Artyy-Tegra Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is my favorite art!
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RoseStaar Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Artist
She (or he?) looks lovely! Kind of like a guardian dragon. Definitely love it!
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KingatGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I never thought that a Dragon would look so pretty in the color pink. guess i was wrong! haha. very lovely picture
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aillin1 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012   Writer
There is some very powerful symbolic meanings to this. I love it.
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Anthiea Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely <3
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Thefoxylady Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful. It looks like the dragon is confessing his love to her or is swearing he'll always be there for her if she should ever call for him. <3
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Leonna-Kanine Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
The moment I saw this I thought of Juliet... so maybe Juliet's Dragon? o.O I dunno, that's just me... I absolutely love this picture, nonetheless~
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Gylfie599 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I really love this!.. I don't know what I'm saying... I love all of your drawings to do with dragons! :)
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1redgirl1 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
wow it's so realistic, i love it! i want that dress now
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KarneTia Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
now I want a dragon as my pet too!!! X3
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mbnn1079 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Love it--grat job
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sarcastic-crane Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how matched the color of the dragon, the color of the trim on the dress, and the color of the flowers. It really ties the whole thing together.
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AGeneralCrazy11919 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just beautiful!
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orangeluigi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
A pink dragon now that interesting!
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The-Goddess-18 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful!!!!
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saintsakthi Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful...
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LordMiras Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet;)..i love it ;)
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Superdaughter2 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
congrats... i tend prefer dark colors red or but you made it happen. love it!!!
if you look for name maybe you should call it mi amor which means my love becuase between dragon and girl is plain love in a friendship.
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Ramelaun Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
sooooo coooooool i love it
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Miko-Kitty Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
i drew a dragon almost similar to that one in my notebook XD
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constell8ion Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student General Artist
The roses add a nice touch. :) This is a gorgeous picture, but I couldn't help but notice that the dragon appears to only have one arm. Was that intentional?
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Sheeahshy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it has two u just cant see it
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helth Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Your dragon and girl is really pretty and you did a really good job.
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ShirleyAcevedo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Beautiful and Mesmerizing!
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becstar2410 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
i love this but i hate pink lol i just love dragonds lol its really cool i really like it
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MistyKems Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
This is amazing! I love it! Wow!
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LittleSilverDragon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow what a masterpiece! So beautiful and so calming i just can't... quite.... ZzZzZzZz
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XcubX Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is the sort of picture i was browsing for, well done!
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Iliene Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011   Photographer
This is great work! :happybounce:
:boogie: :squee:
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