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Solstice Gathering by Ironshod Solstice Gathering by Ironshod
Wishing you all blessings of the season, whatever your faith, and whatever you celebrate.
This artwork is called Solstice Gathering. Here a small dragon is helpfully collecting holly and mistletoe for his mistress, to use as decorations for the forthcoming festivities.
I made this illustration as a Yule card for publishers Eastgate Resource. I hope you like it. As always I find small dragons a lovely subject to paint and the sentiment is based on my dog Obi and the many, many sticks he has proudly fetched me in the fourteen years I have had him. My thanks to model ^Elandria for the photo I used as reference when painting the figure.
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fantasygirl2000 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Do you Are neo pagan?
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AzaleaJones Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awwwwww
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AmaryllisLuna Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
LOVE!!!!
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Launie Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
LOVE IT!!! LOVE IT!!! LOVE IT!!!! :heart: :heart: Man... I could look at these all day!!!
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lenamadeleine Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
I never get tired of this one its just so Beautiful
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pagangirl1986 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I liked this image so much that I made a graphic based on it! [link]
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lightfaith0606 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Adorable. :)
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korrawinx Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful :)
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najacr Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love dragons!And your art is so beautiful!It really inspired me!Bless you =)
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spiritImmortalLisa Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
so cute!!! beautiful colors
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Wolfpup12 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the atmosphere and the different shades of purple! :)
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StarDragon108 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
INCREDIBLE!!!!!!! :love:
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Caleb9849 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Lovely :)
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is gorgeous
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group :iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 49 - Winter Fantasy!" You can find it here: [link] ^_^
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Ysabetwordsmith Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Writer
This is a beautiful seasonal piece.
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image! Charmed and Beauty ! Good job ![link]
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Writer
:wave: Hi! Your piece has been featured as inspiration in #Lit-Visual-Alliance's Winter Alliance Contest article! Please :+fav: the article to bring more attention to the features and the contest. Thanks! :)
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Hakkatu Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I really love winter and in your painting is so amazing cold atmosphere with warm touch of emotions.
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stainedglassrose Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Oi, I wish I had a dragon like that. ^^; Beautiful, as always. She's so elegant and graceful looking.
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Dracoan Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Cool.
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BlueRulez Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
I love it, very nice idea. The little dragon looks almost like my house dragon.
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LizAdeniji Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so sweet! Dragon so much wants to be a part of things.
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stephmala Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Writer
It's beautiful! It makes me think of the fantasy and wonder that winter brings. Winter always seems like a time for magic.
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prussiancrimsonheart Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Cute!
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Farha2010 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
So beautiful - enchanting <3
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ow, so beautiful! Loved the moment and the mood here!
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Shadowed-Star18 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
featured here: [link]
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Faeolan-Equus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Touching :)
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AtTheAmidorianGates Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Epic how long did this take to do????
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Asagi-K-Kurosaki Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Writer
Gorgeous :love: I just love baby dragons, especially with faeries and maidens :love:
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Your work is amazing...
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MermaidsScalesLtd Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
I love the idea of doggie sized dragons too.

MRS
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salatsosse Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
I´m jealous of your work :)
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salatsosse Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
I´m jealous of your work... :)
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Tink1865 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Love it
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JadeLocket Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
incredible job! it's so beautiful!
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ChasingShadowsPhoto Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Photographer
Very, very beautiful work.
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GEOvanneGEO Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Brings Narnia to mind.
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FallenPurityChalice Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
pretty
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WNaturalism Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Splendid work!
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booklover1999 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
pretty! I like that your making nice looking dragons instead of mean looking dragons. There needs to be more nice dragons. :)
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AFMelody Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Oh wow! Another inspring picture!
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TiaPrincessNews Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing
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Nienna--Calaelen Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Woooow this is so amazing, all in serenity!!
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VioletAries Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Aww he (or she) is so cute, I love dragons, especially the little ones :)
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Kittypie323 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is beautiful!!
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FARTYTREEFROG Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
GAWD !!----she's feeding baby dragon with mistletoe---so romantic--beautiful
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SilverDragonSpirit Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Ohhh! Bless him! What a cute dragon!
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