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Winged companions by Ironshod Winged companions by Ironshod
After a long day flying around these two winged companions take a rest in a forest glade.

.... or maybe you have another idea for what is happening in this scene? Comments and ideas are always good to read :)

Painted in Photoshop. I really like painting dragons but sometimes all those scales can be hard work!

Huge thanks to Elandria for the figure reference [link] that was a great inspiration for this image.
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ColorDragonTail Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
i love it where did you get the inspiration from?
joshuatree1967 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
RolandLatoreSpeed Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's wonderful...
Vividly gorgeous and amazing.... 
beccaleeg Featured By Owner Edited Jun 18, 2015
I love this!  This is my take on what story is behind this picture:

"A curse has robbed the Dragon of its flight.  Abandoned by its own and hot with despair a final visitor arrives.  She gifts him her own power of flight and the fallen angel becomes the first dragon rider."
0p1e Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
I found this years ago, and have been using it as a desktop background ever since. I am so happy that I now know who did this amazing work!
75Driftwood Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Great image
Soren-Rain Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! I saw picture in a book I got at Barns&Noble!!!!! I love it!!
BlackDragon117 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I have seen your pictures all over the Internet for the longest time, and now I finally found the artist who made theriese beautiful works of art. I love your art.
GRANDMASTER909 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
can i please use you pictures for my story please?
StrangeCanine Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I bought a t-shirt earlier, with this beautiful art on it! Its such a coincidence that I end up finding you on DeviantArt the same night! XD
lostnumb Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
A lot of people wrote you that this painting or every painting of you looks wunderful but i must do it again too, because this is amazing.
Saya-Hinto Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student General Artist
This isn't you're picture, It's from Anne Stokes, she's like one of my favorite artists...
Saya-Hinto Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student General Artist
can I delete that... you are Anne Stokes
thetiger12 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
WOW!! what program do you use?!
AveryCF Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
MissPajamaGirl Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
You captured what I have in my mind when I read a novel by "Anne McCaffery" and the Dragon riders of Pern
SpitfireMK1 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Interesting. Very, very interesting.....

I like it. I like it a lot. *snort*
Alsii Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
very nice
Thank you!
ShoshanaAriel Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
I am also deeply touched by this painting. It depicts a very beautiful companionship, honest respect, deep trust, and genuine love. I love it!
serpenna Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I I'm touched by this beauty (faint)
RekaCryistall Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] Just thought you should be aware. I have reported the theft.
Galerim Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
It's not theft. He just made a better version that's all.
RekaCryistall Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's theft: he took an existing design and modified it without the artists consent. He did not create his own original piece, but visually and obviously ripped this one off. That's theft. According to the rules of this site and according to copyright law.
voctavian85 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
nope. that means that we at school are STEALING monalisa just because we try to redraw her too? rework your laws please.
Saya-Hinto Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student General Artist
the artist could at least metion that it isn't his/her work and say he name of the real artist too!!
Cinderwillow3000 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I just relized that tatoo on her arm is the same one as the water girls!!! Also, how long did this take?
CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is gorgeous, i'll order some t-shirts on your website for sure!
mytonitemike Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful combo you Dnt see that much anymore
HollowMage Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i absoutly love this! i saw it in a book and immediatly fell in love with it! it's brilliant!!!
IAmZuo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just wow
zwierzak27 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
This is stunning! I love your style
Buggie1112 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, brilliant as always! You're honestly my favorite artist! Such an inspiration!
search-of-tales Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I like how the dragon is calm, yet still seems to be alert. wary, but enraged. however my favorite part is how the girl has a dragon symbols on her. the tattoo on the arm, the dragon on her vambrace, and lastly the flames on her boot.

additional I was wondering where you learned how do make art like that and how long it took
koun-no-ryu Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
I love this Picture, it's my alltime favourite. It contains everything I like and love. The Dragon is calm and not so angry as the most others. And the Fairy is beautiful espacially the black-red color combination.
The Problem is I want this Picture on my Wall. I have the flag but I want to buy a printed Version. ;^;
Could you the buy Function enable for this Art?

Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please ^^
canpassion Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
:clap: Wonderful... :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: J'adore. :) :love: :heart:
Asagi-K-Kurosaki Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Writer
This is so amazing! I think it's my favirote peice of your's!!! :love: Ah I remember seeing it before as a plaque but.. I have zero room to hang it anywhere @_@ I just love it so much, especially the colors <3
michaela72 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
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Nightwitch69 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
love it
DaxLegacy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Avengium Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love your technique and your vision. This picture was my wallpaper even before using deviantart.
Luesatora Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
To me, the dragon seems to be curled around her in a somewhat protective fashion, Which raises the question. From what, is the dragon protecting her?
Snow-Flake8 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Actually its on most girls
Snow-Flake8 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
I just noticed the tattoo in the girls arm and its the same as water dragon girl
Daerevardul Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
i still love that picture... especially my flag of it on my wall :P
underworldprinces Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Thats F awsome
mushroomGOD121 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love the dragon. :)
Zak05 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing job!!!:)
WolfShadow567 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg this is epic!
OuuZ Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
They are like, " that's right we love each other, leave us alone !". They seem sort of mad to be spotted. Not because they were seen together but because they lost the privacy.
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