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Mountain Priest by Eclectixx Mountain Priest by Eclectixx
This is a piece I did just for fun; obviously this is a dragon, perched on a rock in the mountains with an orange full moon. There's not much else to tell about this one really.
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Nazgul666 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic!! I love the design of the head - a very wise old face :heart:
HammerinInkminer Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018 this artwork -- very unique.
Eclectixx Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
HammerinInkminer Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018're welcome.
BlackrockLegacies Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017   Writer
are you sure? that looks like Piano, beneath the orange lit saiyan moon, makes sense though if you play a piano with all they keys just so, like, you know, a priest might be evil but it's hard to tell with all those dragon notes, played just so?
I heard they could light the moon, with kii orbs, from beneath, to transform and fight the monster King Piccolo summoned, called Piano, they thought was a dragon, at first.. If those stories are true though, they're etched into our very reality, so you probably dreamed up the real deal, you know? Myth is cool like that, 
this totally looks like Piano, the mountain priest, to me
ShadowDragon22 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016   Digital Artist
That is so awesome, I love the style. The contrast and lighting is really nice too!
DragonZoo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015   Writer
Bad ass dragon! Dragon of the day
PeaTree-Creations Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I like how you've positioned the wings of the dragon, and then placed the head and tail to enter the right center of the two wings coming together. Excellent design concept and composition of the piece! 
ScribbleZennias Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the lighting in this. It's amazing.
lucasdreams Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
I really like your artwork. You have a amazing technique. What did you used (software)? And do you have a a standard proceduro of painting? 
RockLou Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool!!! :iconrlyplz:
Dragoniel Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Great job on the wings!
fiba34 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
wow! cool dragon and the moon is amazing :@)
GuyRiessen Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous!  Love the translucent wings with their occluding veins and wrinkles
Albegoyec Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's very nice *______*
ethnonaut Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the perfect composition,it is like the ying+yang-sign! great work!!
Harrygohil Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent work! I love it. Wish I could use this !
DSil Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Excellent rendering on the wings, they really seem translucent.
GWes Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a lovely fiery sky...
CiLiNDr0 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Amazing work! Love it!

I was wandering if you could let me us this image for an Android game called "Kingdoms of Myth", it's turn based strategy game based on a fantasy World. You can find a little bit more info in this rough website made by my colleges [link] (Sorry for the bad English). Of course you will have full credits of your work and link to your webpage if you want :)

Lot of thanks for your time ;)
DameOdessa Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Your splendid work has been featured in my journal: [link]

DragoRoku Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I would be truly honored if you would allow me to use this pic in a Dragon's secret lives montage video. If you would say yes I will compensate by putting your name, screen or real if you prefer, on the pic along with the credits, and the description with a link to your DA page next to it.
PraiseDovahPie Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic (actually, I haven't found anything by you that isn't fantastic)!
arioch5150 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
i love the lovecraft work, hope to see more of it in the near future. i also thought your nevermore piece was amazing.
JADEDRAGON318 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Very good work!!
treeguy101 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Kind of reminds me of the dragons in Eberron for some reason.
ChristianKolle Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
I will comment some time when I can think what to say, besides nice work.
Emeraltana Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
This looks extremely epic. The composition and the coloring are simply flawless.

You did a great job my friend!
Tiancum Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the translucency in his wings.
TheShock Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i would like to know more about the creative process, this picture is really a good mypaint use. but the moon seems to be very photographic
Eclectixx Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Someone else asked about the creative process down below as well, so here's the answer I gave them;
"I used Mypaint to do 95% of it, and the rest was done in GIMP. I used GIMP to adjust levels, crop the image, and to make the moon (I used a custom made brush in GIMP for that). For everything else, I used mostly default brushes in Mypaint- mostly the acrylic brushes, as well as the watercolor brushes, sponge tool, airbrush, and a little bit of the starry skies brush. Start with a solid composition, a good color pallet, and don't be afraid to paint on new layers but merge them down when you are happy with your progress so you don't end up with dozens of layers. The finished piece for this one here had 4 layers; one for the dragon, one for the clouds, one for the moon and stars, and one for the rest of the background."

I'll add that to make the moon I started by taking a high resolution photograph of the moon, so that it could be blown up about 20 times what it is now without distortion, and converted it to a simple grey-scale brush in GIMP. I ended up having to paint in much of the moon by hand in Mypaint in the end anyway, though, because the brush is a single color and I needed to get it to blend in with the atmosphere to make it look natural.

Probably the most time I spent on this piece was in distinguishing the difference between the translucent (scattered) light showing through the wing membranes verses the directly reflected light on the wing surfaces angled towards the light source.
TheShock Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the explanation. it would be cool to see something similar in a video recorded and posted in the forums. I agree is a great composition, great eyecatcher in a L shape. and the moon work is lovable. of course Orange is one of my favorite or better said , more used color. congrats for the work.
KassidiKeys Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Hello! I've given this piece a feature over here -> [link]
DaisyMM13 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
wow beautiful :D
rasikaCart Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is impossibly good!
Oracia Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Preeetty dragon. I do believe this is my new desktop background. :D
sparklysue Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Excellent work.
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Rivenmist Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! That is really awesome! I love the colors on this. Good job! ^__^
Christa-Kinde Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012   Writer
Love all the spines. Gorgeous colors!
Essence4life Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
splendid job. love dragons
badlilmunkee Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely love this! Your truly did a beautiful job on the coloring of this piece.
DargonZine Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Really fantastic image. Mysterious and menacing.
BeardedShadow Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Love the coloring.
Karoughh Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very beauty...
LA-Fairy Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it!
wildkeny Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Amazing work! Just a little bit weird about the anatomy cuz dragon's wing is supposed to be its forehand (just imagine how the dragon flys).
Lonesome--Crow Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Nice! I love the way the wings frame the picture. :)
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
just awesome!
Maniakuk Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice work :)
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