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White dragon bird stay high on fantasy world.
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TheLandlockedKaiju Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not normally a fan of the avian/mammalian interpretations of dragons, to me they always seem to work best as reptilian, preferably serpentine or varanoid. I'm also not particularly a fan of the "well it's a hero dragon so it can't be reptilian we have to bird-mammal it up because reptiles can't be noble and heroic only *thinking* animals like mammals can" mode of designing.
Now I bring that up because you've definitely changed things up here; not only is this "avianized" dragon not made so to make it more "relatable" when an artist could use the strengths of a reptilian design to still make something relatable, but it still has *plenty* of a serpentine aura about it that I think a lot of dragon designs, particularly on dA, lack to large degrees in favor of the "scaly wolves with bird wings and mohawks" design (not to disparage those who go for that design, it's just not my cup of tea). The choice to use a very serpentine body plan and slinking pose overlaid with well-integrated feathers makes for a rather visual interesting design in this case, showing what a truly chimeric dragon design ought to look like while also showing that feathers doesn't mean the dragon can't seem vicious, nor that they mean the dragon can't still come off as perfectly draconic.

To put it shortly, outside of Eastern and South American mythology, this is the first feather-dragon I've seen that I can totally get behind.
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ashanalian Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
This is so beautiful. I love how you made a hybrid of a graceful creature and a fearsome creature. Although I've heard swans can get pretty vicious too.
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BakaAndTensaiArt Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Makes me think of a swan turned into a dragon - graceful and beautiful, but dangerous and deadly.
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BlackThemplar Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
it is biuty
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LexThomas Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Ohh I love it ^^


I want one, please^^
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MissOerba Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
niceee
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aristi1982 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist
Nice!!
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DisturbedDragon2000 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014   Artist
AWESOME
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DisturbedDragon2000 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014   Artist
KINDA LIKE MYBloody Heragon 
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Metridali Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
awsome
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creepycriters Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student General Artist
awesome, love it!!
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SpookyThaClown Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning!Eyepopping 
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ExzelcicAngel Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
something i am a bog fan of... DRAGIIINZZZ :B
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool! Awesome work. :D
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:icondrakoncast:
drakoncast Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Superb! Nice to see some soft feathers on such a fierce creature; interesting contrast. :)
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drakoncast Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
And btw, this has been featured here: Musebox 0001 :)
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drakoncast Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
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Luthilius Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Nice! :)
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:iconkatsumiyo:
Katsumiyo Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
The colors you used in this are so gorgeous, and I love the more avian theme in this particular dragon.
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:iconwhispering-universe:
whispering-universe Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely beautiful
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:iconzarory:
Zarory Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
nice work xD
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vybration Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is a nice contrast to how dragons are often portrayed.  They are usually interpreted with scales covering most of their body and tough, hard reptilian skin as their armor.  The body feathers and feathered wing are a great touch to an often used idea.  Thank you for sharing your art work.
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ElementalJess Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really stunning in all areas...
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muslu Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
can i use this a ps work?
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WhiteRose2132 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful dragon .I really like it .
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Eden-West Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I LOVE the damn painting style of this piece! It's really beautiful! And the colours! I've always secretly admired those evening skies where the sky turns into that orange tint! Makes me feel so warm! :)  
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ProcerDeCrepusculum Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional General Artist

Powerful piece of work. :clap:


-PDC

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Daios-kun Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing!!!!
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:iconcorryrox:
CorryRox Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Amaazing!
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Rott-i-kins Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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schwarzeeis Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
incredible !!
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bluemanlou Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic..!
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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:iconravhi:
Ravhi Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing
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theARCHERstyls Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really amazing

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DraakjeD Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work!
i like how you mande the wings.
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Wulfsista Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW GREAT WORK, I had to add it to my Favourites ;)
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jaybirdbandit Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
magnificent, awesome work, keep it up
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twipplestoast Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014   Writer
This is awesome! :heart:
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
I am speechless to say how incredible this artwork is
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SkyeSyren Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is absolutely stunning! The detail is astounding, and I am so jealous of your talent >_< I can really only do line art, which really is nothing compared to this.

On a completely different note though, this reminds me a lot of the "Screaming Death" from the Dragons: Riders of Berk series.
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GoldenPhoenixWolf Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful and epic:)!
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miss-hena Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Love the colours!
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blackstar707 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!
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boris0317 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work. :wow:
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Dragonflysunning Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning piece of work! I just have one question; when will these be available at Petco?
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moxxee Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Woah, that's amazing :o
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Dzhulyet Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Cool drawing.
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unusualsen Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Great work!
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Donny89 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Really awesome.
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