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Pirate Dragon by AxelMedellin Pirate Dragon by AxelMedellin
Thanks to for the idea, hope you like it, man.

Well, this is something I wouldn't have thought of myself. I haven't done many fantasy illustrations, I kinda like the exercise. The textures were a lot of fun to do. Back to work.
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:iconalangizehcastaneda:
AlanGizehCastaneda Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice work.
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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archiewebber Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
:|]
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archiewebber Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
wwwwwwwwwwwwwoooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww :)
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Skavenloft Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
probably the most epic epic art ever
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darksoulzero3 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
My friend just sent this to me on myspace and all i have to say is, HOLY CRAP! I had to come on here and find you and let you know that. This if amazing!
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much, and thanks to your friend. You made my day.
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nymphOFsorrow Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Writer
Brillante idea, buen concepto :clap:
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Muchas gracias
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:iconshiroinumair:
ShiroiNumair Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Student
¡Ja ja! ¿Quiénes? ¿Los que se farolearon bien y bonito la Tierra Media?
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:iconshiroinumair:
ShiroiNumair Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Student
¡La fantasía é;pica manda! ¡SEEEEEH!
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Mientras no sea D&D...
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:iconpwnagekitten:
PwnageKitten Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow...it amazes me how people can actually draw things like this :)
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so humbled
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:iconshinershovels:
shinershovels Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
Dragons and pirates just rock... together, they're godly!
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconshinershovels:
shinershovels Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007
You're very much welcome
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:iconskidesigns:
SkiDesignS Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
"kick-ass" doesn't seem to do this justice :|
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
:D thanks
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:iconskidesigns:
SkiDesignS Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
you're very much welcome:P
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:iconwolfwind9:
wolfwind9 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
Wow! Wow! How did you do that? If possible do you think you could give me some good advice.
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

Well, as you probably read there, the idea wasn't mind, but I took the words and began sketching... lots of lizard reference, and a nice tablet... I saw a lot of reference for lighting, too... and needed lots of patience...
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:iconwolfwind9:
wolfwind9 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006
I can tell if i could draw that good I would be at ease in my work.
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:iconsupergenius23:
supergenius23 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006
Strange concept, but it's so well executed. Awesome work on all the textures, and love the pose of the Dragon as well as all the detail put into this piece. Excellent piece of work you have here.
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks!
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:iconsoys:
soys Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006
Terrific piece
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks!
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:iconsoys:
soys Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006
Welcome :-)
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Applewaffles Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006
I've been staring at this picture for god knows how long trying to think of a comment other then OMFG AWESOME!!11!1 :XD: Really like the whole "pirate essence" of the picture along with that flaming eye. I thought it was coming out his nostril at first. His eyes "burn" with adventure maybe? =P
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:D good one, I like that "burn". Thanks"
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:icontherionflux6:
Therionflux6 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
this one rocks ! keep up the good work!
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks, I'll try
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:iconhandsomeape:
handsomeape Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006
no puedo creer todo el detalle que le pusiste. espectaculaaar! es en Photoshop?
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:D si, viejo y buen photoshop, me gusta mucho mas que el painter...
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:iconhandsomeape:
handsomeape Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006
what tha..? como diria my Profesor "most excellent"
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:D gracias por eso
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Jukeboxhero26 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2006
Holy Crap!! That's awesome! You haven't done much fantasy work and you pull out somethng like this!! My lord, you are truly amazing. Did you use photoshop to make this?
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks! Yes, that's good old photoshop ;)
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:icongvasco:
Gvasco Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2006
just incredibly awsome!!!!!
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks and thanks for the fav!
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:iconlostthought:
lostthought Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006   Traditional Artist
For starters, you're not the only one who could never imagine a pirate dragon on his own. That having been said, awesome job <insert usual comment about amazing details, colors, textures, etc>.

The design though, is the most impressive. You've managed to include many piratic (is that even a word?) features: tattoos, plenty of jewelry (those hooks on the end of the wings are clever), and a fake leg (which took me a while to notice). One question though: where is that fire coming from? At first glance I thought it originated from the nose, but it seems like its an eye patch or something... hmmm, a flaming eye patch, now that would be interesting...
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks... it's one of those ideas one thinks so simple, isn't it?

I was doodling the eye patch, and I really wanted fire to go with the dragon image... then I thought that maybe the damage that caused the dragon to lose its eye, maybe went so deep that connected with its fire generator (or whatever)... so now the fire follows the way of less resistance ;)
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ArtDragon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Student
unbelievable textures here: I can nearly feel them! :D
pirate + dragon = something sexy. :heart:
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Now, that I hadn't thought about...

Thanks :D
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Archaeopteryx-Ix Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
ARRR!
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Jigoku-no-yume Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
It's like King Kong, except pirate dragon style and much, mcuh cooler! I love it!
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:D thank you very much
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Wenart Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
nice texute, I like it =)
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, there!
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DraconianAngel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2006
Jesus Christ, I'm in awe of the water details... :omg:
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