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Water dragon by Ironshod Water dragon by Ironshod
I've been wanting to paint a water dragon for ages! I also have an idea for a giant one swimming underwater, but that'll have to wait for now.

What do you think is the story behind this image? It just sort of happened and doesn't have one, but I feel that it should. If any of the writers amongst you would like to suggest an idea it would be really interesting to hear what you come up with. Or if anyone has a better name than "water dragon" please let me know - I am afraid I am pretty useless at thinking of names for my paintings! ;)

This was a commission, but the client just requested a female character in water with a fantasy theme, and you know me, any excuse to paint a dragon :giggle:

Hope you like it :)
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alondra-raphfan12 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow your art is so i love this
ashanalian Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  New member
This one is my absolute favourite! I still have my pull-out poster from last years calendar. There so many story ideas sitting behind this image! Mostly I think about the irony of a typically fire-based fantasy creature being instead a water creature.
dragonkiss114 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no words to describe this epic painting! 
Carolan-McElwee Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  New member Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is my all time favourite of your pieces. It's amazing, maybe the story to it is that this woman was longing for a child so she goes to some ancient temple and there is a pool that can grant you any wish but comes with a cost. So she asks for a child but got a child dragon, instead of hating it she loves it even more because of the beauty it has....??? Lol, may not be the best but a fun idea i just had. <3
YoagilIzneal Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Hey, do you sell your works? Cause I saw something similar at a flee market. Bought one of them to. :)
sira-the-hedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
i have this on my jewel  chest
Russa55 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014[4]=4#ph……

This author gives Your art for your. And receives a reward. Note on copyright
DefiantDeviantX Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  New member
Wow Thats amazing! Beautiful
Windklang Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this picture!
It is simply adorable for every fantasy fan :D
I suggested this to :iconthefavouriteshowcase: - we have the theme Water in July :) ;) - I hope you enjoy the extra exposure!
Azcazach Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The girl there is an elf who went on a perilous journey to save the last few remaining water dragons in the kingdom. When all else fails and the evil sorcerer whose wish is to destroy all dragons seems to succeed, the elf found the last remaining water dragon of its kind.
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