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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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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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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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