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The Black Dragon v2 by WesTalbott The Black Dragon v2 by WesTalbott
This is one of 3 paintovers I did on old pieces to improve them.

I'd like to thank Dan Dos Santos, Justin Gerard, and Eric Fortune for taking the time to look over my work and provide the awesome feedback that lead to making these adjustments.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-02-01
The Black Dragon v2, a spectacularly epic and gorgeous illustration by ~Wes-Talbott. ( Suggested by Christa-Kinde and Featured by alicexz )
:iconkylekerber:
KyleKerber Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Great lighting and perspective. Truly epic moment.
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:iconchildersart:
childersart Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome!!
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:icongamingkittyunderbed:
GamingKittyUnderBed Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
I love it, makes me feel like I am playing GW2, or World of Warcraft again, when I get that sudden rush of excitement. Great work!
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Impressive composition and lighting. I wish I did this.
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:iconportosilva:
Portosilva Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Your work is just so intense. Well done!
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:iconaandrogynous:
AAndrogynous Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
omg thats so cool!The dragons scales are all so well done!
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:icondragontie:
Dragontie Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks great :)
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:icongunneson88:
gunneson88 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
this is cool
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:iconchaoz-wulf:
chaoz-wulf Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
That is just too awesome...
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:iconironmeeze01:
Ironmeeze01 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
TRUE WARRIOR
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:iconspiritsilhouette:
spiritsilhouette Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Oh, the detail in this...
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:iconinkfang:
Inkfang Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is great
i love the amount of detail put into this, the shading and lighting is just
sgahgsagss
amazing man, well done
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:icon8loodyrain:
8loodyrain Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOAH!!!!!! this is epic bro!
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:iconmozyapene:
mozyapene Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
great work!!
good luck to destroy the dragon!
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:iconhawkeye137:
Hawkeye137 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
They called him Dovahkiin. The DRAGONBORN!
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:iconcolorousme:
Colorousme Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Say... do you play Skryrim?

I really love this piece :) Nice perspective and colours and shading and background-stuff! At first I didn't even notice the person next to the dragon's tail.. he/she's a bit light compared to the rest of the picture, but still nice. I love all the details you put on the dragon: scales, eyes, teeth.. really admiring work ;)
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:iconwestalbott:
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you. I have played a little skyrim, bu that was after I painted this, I like to pretend I'm ahead of the curve :P
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:iconjedday:
jedday Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
brilliant perspective, you could also draw a perspective were we can se the scene but form the warriors eyes, we can se the sword and the dragon upon us... u wil capture a great feeling
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EuchridEucrow Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love the warm light against the nice clean blue shadows in the snow. Makes me want to go skiing. It's sure to steal the AoI show I think.
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:iconwestalbott:
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Artist
thanks!
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:iconeuchrideucrow:
EuchridEucrow Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconbeebeerai:
beebeerai Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
w0w!!!amazing!i like your art work very much!! :)
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:iconwestalbott:
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Artist
thanks!
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:iconbellasmina:
Bellasmina Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Amazing work!
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:iconcookia:
Cookia Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
epicness overload
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:icontillshilohcomes:
TillShilohComes Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
This is awesome work!
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:iconswirlyeyeshypnotize:
SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAH!!! 8D
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:iconlight-death:
light-death Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
it's a beautiful representation ^^
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:iconv1lian:
V1lian Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aaah such a classic theme, and it still hasn't gotten old.
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:iconasacrifice2yggdrasil:
Asacrifice2Yggdrasil Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I like it alot! Make me wanna roll some dice!
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:iconsolubrious:
Solubrious Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
This kicks ass! Gr8 job!!! An instant fave.

Peace
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:iconswiftstack:
Swiftstack Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Photographer
Looks fantastic! :D I love dragons, and this one's a really good piece. C: *faved*
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:iconyasarugin-02:
Yasarugin-02 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i likey
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:iconflygonpirate:
FlygonPirate Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This...This is beyond amazing.. :iconiwantitplz: THIS IS TRULY EPIC!

Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :D Awesome, AWESOME WORK, HERE!
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BetweenTheTeardrops Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
reminds me of skyrim!!! great job anyways

"Inferno Awaits"
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"Into The Void"
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:iconsuchimi14:
suchimi14 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Congratulations on the DD!
the earlier version is cool, but this one is cooler :D
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:iconkonoesuzumiya:
konoesuzumiya Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Toothless, when he's 300 years old :) LOL

no but in all seriousness, lovely illustration. It's just amazing! :love:
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:iconarcher7tadayoshi:
Archer7Tadayoshi Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Knight: Ugh! Dragon! Thou breath stinks of OVER 9000 corpses!
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:iconcitymzd:
CityMZD Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
OMG AMAZING !
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:iconsagittor:
Sagittor Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012   Photographer
Great work ...Congrats for DD :)
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:iconsc-anime-girl:
SC-Anime-Girl Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow awesome job! :)
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:iconred-viper-of-dorne:
red-viper-of-dorne Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
awesome image. if only you painted it with brush on canvas it would sell for thousands.
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:iconnothen12:
Nothen12 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Beautiful, just simply beautiful. Kudos to ya!
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:iconchocogingerfingers:
chocogingerfingers Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
Holey crudcakes, AMAZING!!! :iconiwantitplz:
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:icongarvandragon:
garvandragon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AWSOME DRAGON
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:iconwarriorarnelle:
WarriorArnelle Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
hmm....i wonder if that knight tastes good with ketchup.... ahem, i mean, AWESOME PAINTING :lol: yeah, just ignore that little comment from my inner dragon..... :giggle:
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Duffy-Sama Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I find it interesting how the tail is curled around the maiden/princess to try and keep her from escaping, and I have to say that the icy breath looks realistic (I should know, since I've been spending a lot of my days for the past two or three weeks freezing my butt off just walking to work. XD).

Very beautiful piece. I don't know what the original looked like, but redos are often better than the old ones. :3
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:iconwestalbott:
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks! haha it's in scraps if you want to check it out.
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:iconrukiasoul01:
RukiaSoul01 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
One of the most kick ass dragon pics I've ever seen!
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:iconcoveredinfrost:
CoveredInFrost Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Skyriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiim!
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