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Victorious dragon by Ironshod Victorious dragon by Ironshod
This is the cover painting of my dragon calendar, which you can see more of here [link] and as you'll see on the cover the dragon is looking up at the title and the fire overlaps the border. The image also appears in full for the month of June.

The publishers chose this image for the cover as they thought the red of the dragon would be a good stand out colour on shop shelves. The picture originally had a celtic cross in the background but for the calendar I changed it to a stormy sky for a little added drama. I generally paint digitally which makes making changes like these much easier.

Hope you'll like it!

Rarrrrrrragh!!!!!! ;)
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:icondragonydoodles:
DragonyDoodles Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!  i've never drawn a dragon without hind legs.  I like how you did this thought, i'm thinking that he slithers around like a snake when he lands
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:icontoze13:
toze13 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
fantastic
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:iconfelix9363:
felix9363 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
i got that guy on my sweater!!
(So happy.)
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:iconlloude:
LLoude Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
awesome!
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:iconblazegirl8:
Blazegirl8 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
You're one of the best dragon artists I've seen :)
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:iconihrtasab:
ihrtasab Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
so awsome love detail
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:iconmuddy-the-fox:
Muddy-The-Fox Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Omg so it is yours!! I bought this picture from a stall in town a little while back. I fell in love with it instantly and had this feeling I have seen it before!!

[link]
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:iconluigialien:
LuigiAlien Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
COOL
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:iconsuperdaughter2:
Superdaughter2 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
yeah awesome
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:iconsistene:
Sistene Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
was this in a calender? i think i've got it :)
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:iconhellspawnsam29:
HellspawnSam29 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
This is so cool!, im learning how to draw dragons at the moment but nowhere as good as this, just trying to get the basics down in terms of drawing them and shading with photoshop and stuff^^
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:icontaranach:
Taranach Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
This is an Awesome work of art! This is more properly called a Wyvern, rather than a Dragon, but the attention to detail and the skill in execution is absolutely beautiful! I am humbled in the presence of such great talent!
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:icontaranach:
Taranach Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Awesome picture! I believe that is actually considered a Wyvern rather than a dragon but still rocks!! I am in awe of your skill!
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:iconxilethegunner:
xilethegunner Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this! it needs back legs though. unless u wanted it to b a chinese dragon! wonder what it acheved...
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:iconorcanos:
orcanos Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011   Photographer
Victory is cool
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:icon999cheetos999:
999cheetos999 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Hey one question....Did ECS (a motherboard manufacturer) happen to have the same art in their boxes(did u make it)? I was surprised because I have one O.O ...sick dragon BTW,
[link]
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:iconachkata1995:
Achkata1995 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
I see a lot of detail here ... :)
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:icondragon41810:
Dragon41810 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
wonderful looking dragon excellent add in with the sword
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:iconswirlyeyeshypnotize:
SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool! Holy crap this rocks!
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:iconnevan1:
nevan1 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He is a bit like the god of fire in draks religion
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:icondragonwing1312:
dragonwing1312 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
It kind of looks like he's playing a sword-like guitar, this is awesome!
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:icondraconic1:
Draconic1 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Student Writer
He as a force that cannot be stopped...
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:iconhronawmonstamer:
HronawmonsTamer Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is the same dragon
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:iconhronawmonstamer:
HronawmonsTamer Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I got on a t-shirt!
And it is kickass,really kickass!
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:iconbenji-ninja:
Benji-Ninja Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha this is epic. At first I thought it was playing a guitar but a guess a bloody spear sword is just as awesome. xD
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:iconmottenfest:
Mottenfest Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have card protectors with this image on it. With the Celtic cross. :3
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:iconether3aldragon:
Ether3alDragon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Silly humans. Don't they know that knights only win in movies?
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:icondragon032:
dragon032 Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
This is the dragon on the box for my new motherboard! AWESOME!
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:iconsteevdragon:
SteevDragon Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
great dragon! I was wondering, how does he get around on the ground with no rear legs?
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:iconon-dragons-wings:
On-Dragons-Wings Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
It was actually the original version of this piece that decided me on my computer's graphics card. I knew I had to have a copy of it :XD:

PS: you should post the original if you still have it...
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:iconamyloublossom:
AmyLouBlossom Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
awesome :D

just one question; where are its back legs?

:)
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:iconzevl:
zevl Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
:clap: good work :clap:
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:iconmichelleandherslef:
Michelleandherslef Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Sweet~! :D
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:iconvilla-chinchilla:
Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work~
This is so amazing. I just went WOW when I saw it.
:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
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:iconroaringleo:
RoaringLeo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
i have yugioh card covers of this one too.
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:icontwilightstarrphoenix:
twilightstarrphoenix Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008   Writer
Wonderful picture.
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:icontao-mell:
Tao-mell Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's totally doing air guitar on that sword.
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:iconmidnight-mare:
midnight-mare Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
great job
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:icontararoys:
TaraRoys Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
Wow. Your dragons are spectacular.
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:iconnight-clawler:
Night-Clawler Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
Wow! This is amazing! The dragon looks very happy! :D
Oh, btw, do you take requests and such??
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:iconcoregazer:
coregazer Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the dragon but i can only help but wonder where his legs are... o_O
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:iconkinkitsune:
KinKitsune Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
Very good piece. Was it your intention to do the fire as a spurt not a blaze? XD IMHO it'll look better as a blaze aha.
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:iconnarutorox2:
narutorox2 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
omg, i love your dragons, great job.
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:iconfrutivalusdaydreamer:
FrutiValusDaydreamer Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
Wow, really, really cool, I love the effects of the clouds and the storm!
And the dragon is magnificent, truly victorious!
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:iconkrrr-kun:
Krrr-kun Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this dragon, really at the way he`s holding the sword and stuff :3 such a pretty dragon
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:iconsundwn:
SunDwn Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
That's awesome. Although I guess I've used to seeing dragons with their hind legs, but anyway :)
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:iconsmaragdia:
Smaragdia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i :love: it :D it's gorgeous!!!!
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:iconangelprincess33:
Angelprincess33 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Student Digital Artist
wow love it!!!:love:
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:icondarklord11222:
darklord11222 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
you did it again man, awsome work, proud to be the 100th downloader :D
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:iconwhipzter:
whipzter Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
Rockin!!!!!
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