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The Destroyer by WesTalbott The Destroyer by WesTalbott
This is my 2nd try after The Hunter at blending my curvilinear lines with the rendering of my usual work. I chose to make the rendering a bit more modest and laid back. I'm very happy with the turn out with this one. Next semester I'm planning to do a series of fairytale themed pieces and this style so I should get plenty of practice with it then.

This is not based on any particular story but more just a representation of the menacing danger that dragons often pose in fairytales. After all if there's not a problem to be solved whats the point of a hero?
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:iconorangeman80:
ORANGEMAN80 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Badass!
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Egnigmatic-Prince Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
For some reason this reminds me of a lot of stuff like The Dragons of Pern, Conan and Forgotten Realms... Good work!!
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CorryRox Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome!...
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:iconkhyrkat:
khyrkat Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014   General Artist
Nicely done :clap:
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DraconicParagon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so wonderful and beautiful! I wish I could do something like this! :D
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The-Rasmus-Raven Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   General Artist
Cool ^^
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:icondukehoang:
Dukehoang Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
that's so beautiful!!!! I love it!!!!!
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:iconderfblue:
Derfblue Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow that looks awesome. You have something quite unique with this style, i like it:D
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:iconbeholdanarmy:
Beholdanarmy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Really elegance
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:iconnewboldworld:
newboldworld Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Brilliant! :-)
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:iconjbyrd117:
jbyrd117 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm loving those curves!
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DarkDraculina Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Sorry if this bugs but I was wondering if perhaps you have played Elder Scrolls: Skyrim? I figured you would have played it, since its such a big fantasy game! BTW I really love the pose of the dragpn and the knight! Very lovely colouring and line work keep it up!
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:iconwestalbott:
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Artist
thanks! I have played it although never finished since I don't own it.
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:iconmingo95:
mingo95 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great use of colors, i like a lot your style
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:iconemerson-fialho:
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Artist
Stunning artwork, congratulations!
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:iconplague52x:
Plague52x Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this piece is great! Did you use Illustrator for any of the linework?
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:iconwestalbott:
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks, yes I did.
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Deadpool25mm Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow Nice work!
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:iconunicornomics:
unicornomics Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   General Artist
I love how the dragon has an almost mechanical look to it and swirls menacingly around the statue which seems to be watching him.
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Toradh Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the soft pastel colours here. And your stylised lineart blends surprisingly well with the shading. Lovely artwork from tip to toe! I'm sure the painting series will turn out wonderfully!
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Anfonso Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
ohhh, Epic!
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:iconjosh-martin:
Josh-Martin Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very cool!
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WilsonWJr Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great work again Wes!!!
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:iconwestalbott:
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Artist
thanks!
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WilsonWJr Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
;)
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EFQ Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
OMG AutoFaved! One great masterpiece!

I like the overal blend of colors with the smooth pastel colors in the background!

This is really good o_O
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:iconwestalbott:
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Artist
thanks!
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Very nice detail on the scales and the background! :D
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darkdragon770 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
wow amazing ^^
i find this rather inspiring
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Versipelles Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant. Like the contrast of the blue-green of the statue with the orange-gold of the dragon.

By the way, are there that many dragons in fairy tales? Off the top of my head I can think only of "Die zwei Brüder" and some retellings of the legend of St. George for children (and one fairy tale which my grandmother used to tell which may have been an alteration of Anderson's "Fyrtĝiet").

I await your fairy tale series with monstrous anticipation.
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WesTalbott Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks!

I am planning to make a series of Illustrations for the Estonian fairytale The Dragon of the North. Which is of course just one of many dragon themed tales. Often "Dragon" can refer to any sort of monster as well, not necessarily the traditional dragons we tend to think of.
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Versipelles Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AndersEn, of course.
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ncorva Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Gorgeous work on the color
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:iconwestalbott:
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Artist
thanks :)
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Furrama Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Digital Artist
" After all if there's not a problem to be solved whats the point of a hero?"

To deconstruct what a hero is I suppose.
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:iconwestalbott:
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Artist
truth
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Droksu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Just : Waaaaooow.
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txuRi Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great work! ;D What program do you use to do this work? The result is amazing!
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:iconwestalbott:
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Artist
just photoshop & Illustator.
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trollsmyth Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I love the watercolor look you've got going here. Gives it a very fairytale feel with a pinch of Parrish's sunset colors.
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:iconwestalbott:
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Artist
thanks!
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Christa-Kinde Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Writer
Really enjoying how you blend! :heart:

Love the translucence to the wings and the way the stylized scales of the tail remind me of braiding.
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:iconwestalbott:
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconreetlegna:
ReetLegna Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   General Artist
You create very cool dragons
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:iconaceofkeys72:
AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow awesome dude. I love the whole fairy tale idea behind this piece it feels almost nostalgic ;)
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:iconanthonylino:
anthonylino Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Is beautiful
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CBGINK Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow beautiful work Wes!!!
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:iconwestalbott:
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great style your developing here:)
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:iconwestalbott:
WesTalbott Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks man!
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