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Ice Dragon by Ironshod Ice Dragon by Ironshod
I love painting dragons. I hoping to creat a range of different dragon that live in different enviroments. Kind of like a fantasy nature documentary ;) This dragon is able to live in the coldest enviroments.

My art shows a young and still small version of the ice dragon. I have some idea for the adults.... A huge ice covered dragon lying curled up in a massive underground cave with lots of cool ice and snow formation surrounding it, you almost don't notice the dragon at all at first. Also an action shot of the dragon bursting out of the cave in flight, icicles breaking off around it's massive wings as it soars into winter sky. I just have to get some time to paint these now!

This artwork was painted in acrylics. I did however do a bit of a re-touch in Photoshop on some of the snow effects once I had scanned the art in. The dodge tool is particually useful for exaggerating the shine on the ice.
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lcclaw Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
He's so shiny!WOW!
Shardilmar Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Kestral1995 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love dragons. I really hope you do continue to make dragons.
SharrdriderofVulken Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so beautiful! As you can see, I found your picture many years ago, as it is my icon now, but the version I found wasn't quite so spectacular! You captured the look of the ice , on the column and on the dragon, just perfectly, it looks as if it's about to spring off the screen!
DARKPAWZ27 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Excuse me, I'm writing a story and would like to know if i could use this as the Cover Picture! I would love to use it because it's so beautiful!
LostLittleDream Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
but this looks like anne stoke art...
it says it in the corner of the picture
Amefrio Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks very awesome! I love the dragon's design, it is unique compared to many other works! :)
jilllllly Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014

I love you picture and love the ice dragon

belchingneron Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
That's beautiful in a way.

skyrimwolf11 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
that looks awesome
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