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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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:icondragonmaximus:
dragonmaximus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
sublime
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:iconlupsiberg:
Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011   General Artist
You have been featured here [link] I hope you like it!
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:iconwingedness:
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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:icondkl78594:
dkl78594 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009   Photographer
Wonderful image! :)
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:iconsugarflare:
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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:iconiatemypencils:
iatemypencils Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
feel the wind here :) nice
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:iconthricelight:
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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:iconquizilian:
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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:iconiiixii:
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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:iconsilver-aura:
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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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
I haven't actually.. thanks for pointing it out! I may have to check it out :)
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:iconsilver-aura:
Silver-Aura Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
Its not really the greatest book, but the scene is like, reminded me of it, lol. *im a dragon whore and read everything dragon that comes my way*
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:iconsteveyoungsculptor:
steveyoungsculptor Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Woah!
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:iconcherishedmemories:
CherishedMemories Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
Magnificent workmanship! :heart:
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:icondarkdreamr:
darkdreamr Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
fantastic rain, wind, water, fire..just amazing.
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:iconmeluseena:
meluseena Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
I love the action, that dragon is very scarily done. :+favlove:
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:iconjackass-designs:
Jackass-Designs Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
wooooooooow!! amazing freaking work! not only this but servant of death, gatekeeper all stunning and unique works! best artist ive seen here till now !! u should make a digital painting tutorial or walkthrough to help noobs like me :D ...


once again amazing work!
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:iconcoveredeyes:
coveredeyes Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
I love this. The Ferrod looks awesome and spooky, and the flames reflection on the wave is a nice touch. Love the concept too! Bet the map maker is going to get fired.
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:iconrakuen-no-sayuri:
Rakuen-No-Sayuri Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Professional Photographer
I'm very impressed with all the exquisite details you've added to this excellent piece.... amazing!
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:iconolorinpc:
olorinpc Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
the detail here is just awesome - great piece!
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:iconemberspirit:
Emberspirit Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
Wow, the ocean is so great! I like the wake behind the ship and how the water splashes against the cliffs. The whole thing is just fantastic!
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:iconpenginchan:
Penginchan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
That's really, really, really, REALLY good! I really, really, really, REALLY like it! ^^
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:iconkarakas:
Karakas Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
Gods, the water effect x_x I'm in awe! Beautiful, and so realistic, right down to the spray of the waves. There's a real sense of wind and storm in this. :)
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:iconray72285:
ray72285 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008   Traditional Artist
Just sending you a congratulations for being featured in this week's issue of The Dragons of deviantART - [link] :)
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:iconbenrr:
BenRR Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
That is amazing!! If someday I'm 1/10 the artist you are, I'll be content. I featured it in my journal, I hope you don't mind. ^^;
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
Hey Ben, thanks a ton for your support. I really appreciate it :)
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:iconmaggock:
maggock Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Awesome piece! The dragon just looks so menacing, and everything is so well done. :>
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:iconsouthparkaddict:
SouthParkAddict Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
that's really good work, well done :)
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Thanks!
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:icongenesis-orbit:
Genesis-Orbit Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008   Photographer
Intense scene I must say! Love the colors and the way you set up the composition :D
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Thanks! glad you like it :)
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:iconfrozenration:
frozenration Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome as usual :)
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Thanks! :thumbsup:
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:iconfrozenration:
frozenration Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Wow, that's really good! I love the rain, the lighting, the colors, everything! :clap:
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Thanks as usual! :hug:
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:iconelestrial:
elestrial Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Anytime :nod:
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Great rain effects and overall perspective; the balance between detail and background works really well with the subject matter :)
I am a little confused as to why the back deck is on fire, but it looks really cool, so I don't care too much....
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Thanks! :)
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:iconmixdown:
mixdown Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008   Photographer
Amazing, just amazing.
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Thanks, I really appreciate the comment :)
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:iconlika--elvennight1999:
UAAAAH!!!
I love Dragons!! I also love water and fire and things that reminds me of pirates!!
Just FINE!!
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kunoichi-kari Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
WHOA!!!!

This is an AMAZING piece. I love how the dragon's wings look like they're still moving. Wish I had a smidgen of your talent.

O_o I just noticed something. The dragon's face bears an uncanny resemblance to the demon Chernabog from the Disney flick Fantasia. (I only know the demon's name from Kingdom Hearts... ^^;)
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:iconwildeye:
Wildeye Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
Very nice! Glad I'm not on that boat. Love the storm as well as the dragon!
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
Glad I'm not on the boat either. Thanks for the comment :)
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spudzalot Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
thats amazing, the detail is perfect! :D
faved!
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
Thanks! I'm glad you like it :)
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:iconspudzalot:
spudzalot Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
you are very wacome :D
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
And I love watching what you paint! The scenery is amazing, from the glow of the fire to the whipping rain and strong wind.
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:icongrimdar:
Grimdar Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
Thanks as usual Elly! It's important for me to put motion into most of my stuff, makes it that much more interesting :)
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