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Guardian by Ironshod Guardian by Ironshod
A little while ago I did a poll on what features people would most like to see in a dragon. Thanks very much to everyone who voted and commented - it was really nice to hear what you all thought. Noble and powerful were both qualities high up in the votes and comments. So here is a dragon of those of you who like these sort of creatures - I hope you will like it :)

I have painted a series of artworks featuring girls and dragons. Mainly small dragons. However variety is good, and so here is a big one! I hoped having a person in the painting helps to give an idea of the scale of the dragon, and also suggests a story that might be unfolding. As always it is cool to hear what people think might be going on in the scene.

Thanks to `Elandria for use of her loverly stock photos as reference for the figure.
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:icondovahkiinsonaan:
dovahkiinsonaan Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
the dragon is very beautiful
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:iconbrianpfel:
BrianPfel Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015

This photo is truly a powerful one.   The authority it demands as well as the sense of nobility is amazing.   Nice work!

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:iconreyn-khuprus:
Reyn-Khuprus Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
I just thought of an alternate title for this:

"Playing with food."

;)
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:icongiratina-mm:
giratina-mm Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
<font><font>putin est super beau!!!!!!!!!!!</font></font>
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:iconsofiasofie:
SofiaSofie Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
I wouldn't definitely be afraid next to a Dragon like this one! Compliments!
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:iconjaeger15:
Jaeger15 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I have card sleeves with a nearly identical picture on them - the only difference is that the woman is replaced by a crystal ball on a stone pedestal.
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:iconshesuretoldme:
shesuretoldme Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
^O^ omg love this. You have some serious talent...this is gorgeous. So formidable!
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:iconamaryllisluna:
AmaryllisLuna Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Amazing
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:iconcrimson-dragon-king:
Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Job :)
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:iconsanguinewinds:
SanguineWinds Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Tag   :icondragonhehe:
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:iconcrimson-dragon-king:
Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am it?
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:iconvanades:
Vanades Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Just brilliant. I really love your dragons.
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:icondbellik:
DBelliK Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
awsome,as any other of you paintings:) I love dragons
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:iconmangaartfanstwin:
MangaArtfansTwin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Awesome.................. :iconomgsoawesomeplz:
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:iconshael-ra:
Shael-ra Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Doesn´t she look a bit like Cersei Lannister? :)
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:icongunnerman123:
gunnerman123 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive detail
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:iconmoonwolfe:
MoonWolfe Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
This is stunning
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:iconmilaysvk:
MilaySVK Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
awesome work :) i like it much
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SagiousMan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
What I think is happening is a group of adventurers finding this mystical cave, and they come to across these two, with the dragon looking at them like, "Mess with her, you mess with me, Capiche?"
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Asagi-K-Kurosaki Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Writer
I may have mentioned this before, but I absolutely adore dragons and girls, it both contradicts the idea that dragons are mean and spitefull as well as the thought that women are weak; dragons are gentle enough to be freinds with a woman, and women are strong enough to be freinds with dragons :heart:
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silverlunawolf6 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I can see a hundred stories that would have this scene, and they are all amazing.
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:iconxotz:
xotz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Excellent!
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:icongothikgurl69:
gothikgurl69 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This picture really struck me. It reminds me of my dad. The quiet strength, pride, and wisdom I see in the dragon as he guards the girl in the picture embodies everything my dad means to me. I just found out today that his cancer is advancing. This picture gives me strength. Thank you for your lovely artwork.
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greenstables Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow...this is really beautiful. It looks sort of dark and grim, like the girl is about to do something huge and tragic. I just love the mood this painting gives off. And the detail you managed to fit into it is quite stunning. You have a lot of talent!
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:iconf4stline:
F4stline Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Beautiful art, love at first sight. I use your art in my blog, [link] (hungarian)!
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:iconarwenknight:
Arwenknight Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Wow, very nice.
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:iconsaakilla:
Saakilla Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
"Come on, old friend. Let's start our spell."
Not exactly the most creative phrase, but it's what I think when I see this incredible piece.
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Silverkitsune26 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
When I see this, I can't shake the feeling I get. The feeling is that the dragon is saying "Back off she's MINE." ^_^
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:iconouuz:
OuuZ Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
you don't want to mess with her, not even a glare, when that dragon is around
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:iconknwash:
Knwash Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist
Dang that's awesome your so talented I love the detail on the dragon with he was my guardian that would be awesome
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:iconfalseshepherd:
FalseShepherd Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing detail and such!
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:iconbrutiey:
Brutiey Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Strength and Beauty, very nice.
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:iconneil-macleod:
Neil-Macleod Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, great works u have their!!
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:iconphotopathica:
Photopathica Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011   General Artist
really impressive work, the symmetry makes it looks so powerful
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:iconsherwi:
sherwi Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
crazy work like da dragon design
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:iconsnoopgirl55:
snoopgirl55 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
wow!
I wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of that dragon :P
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:iconlilydragonquill:
LilyDragonquill Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist
I absolutely love your portrayal of dragons - especially this one. I feel like you went straight into my head and made a picture of what I see when I think about a book I hope to write one day. I'm absolutely gobsmacked.
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:iconserpentine-eyes1994:
serpentine-eyes1994 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
I so want to be that girl!Very well done! :heart:
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:icondrakofeanor:
DrakoFeanor Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
perfect!!!!!!!
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:iconsabakunoamber:
SabakuNoAmber Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D i love this dragon. such a noble fellow ^3^
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:icondaywishes:
Daywishes Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
this is my favourite from your calendar, as its March picture me and my boyfriend look at it every day now... and we see ourselves in it! big powerful dragon and elegant lady in his strong presence... :blackrose:

dear Anne, thank you for your art!
you had to see me jumping and screaming like crazy when my english friend brought me your 2011 calendar here, to cold Russia!
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:iconknifemare:
knifemare Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
brilliant work i have been hunting for a dragon like this for years.
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:iconpatriciaenola:
patriciaenola Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
I have wandered through this Gallery loving every moment you have painted a Dragon exactly like mine - her name is Teimath.
Golden and very beautiful
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:iconspacecase70:
spacecase70 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
absolutely Beautiful
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:icongothicblackangel:
GothicBlackAngel Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Ook... why didn't I fave this?
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:iconakrine:
AKRine Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love the sense of scale I get from this!
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:iconshaolinchita:
shaolinchita Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
hell yea. i wish i had a drgaon
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:icongaaras-my-hubbie:
Gaaras-my-Hubbie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
gaaasp! :wow: i want a guardian dragon!...or a unicorn >.>....wait....Master Grimmy is my guardian xD nvm!
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:iconautumnlegacy:
AutumnLegacy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
It's very well done I can just imagine the story behind it :)
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:iconrisuna-phenix:
Risuna-Phenix Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Amazing, I love it!
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