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Ferrod's Interception by Grimdar Ferrod's Interception by Grimdar
--After a long journey to the mysterious isle of Haddross, the Deathwater Pirates began their final battle through the rugged seas of the north to shore. Misfortune however, were in their fate. Haddross had always been guarded by the legendary Ferrod Serpent Dragons, known for their utter destruction of trespassers. It seems the pirate's maps lacked the relatively unimportant information, and so their trusty vessel quickly morphed into a useless floating torch.--

What can I say? Dragons, boats, fire and pure destruction. I love painting these beasts.
About 25 hours (one of my longest)
See the brush strokes closeup: [link] [link]
(original concept sketch coming soon, need to find it)

Tools: PS CS3, Wacom intuos and patience. oh.. and lots of boat references. lots...
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dragonmaximus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
sublime
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Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011   General Artist
You have been featured here [link] I hope you like it!
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wingedness Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
:giggle: the art is amazing, and the author's comments are so funny >w<
thanks for the giggle and the "wow! :D "
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dkl78594 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009   Photographer
Wonderful image! :)
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Sugarflare Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
Sweet concept. I like how the dragon is coming back to finish it off and the sense of a vicious storm is pulled of very well. NICE!
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iatemypencils Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
feel the wind here :) nice
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Thricelight Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
The sense of atmosphere in this painting is palpable. :faint: Wonderful! Only just found your gallery. Will come back later for a longer stroll. :D :sun:
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quizilian Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Nice painting- My only comment would be you should have added more detail to the dragon.
Dragons are very cool. :-)
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IIIXII Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Wonderful job on the water.
That looks to be one pissed off dragon.
lol
Great job!
:)
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Silver-Aura Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
Woah...

Have you read The Coming of Dragons by A.J. Lake?

This looks like the beginning of the story, like, exactly. The ship is trapped in a raging storm, while a huge black shadow hovers above, gleaming with pride as he watches his prey burn among the waves.
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