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The Black Dragon of Kardis dark goddess of madness and destruction, whom resides in the belly of Marmo. from an old childhood anime of mine Record of Lodoss War. Most have not heard of it, if you have cudos. ;)

:happybounce: Youtube Speedpaint Video :happybounce:

Character is Mr.Hitoshi Yasuda, and Ryo Mizuno

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Nocsa Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just want to say that I would hate to be that dragon and accidentally bite my tongue
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student General Artist
oh most certainly does he have a set of amazing dentures. XD Not a good idea to bite one's tongue at all XD
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bloodlos16 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
amazing that is beautiful work :O
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you soo much, I am truly honored. :D
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Aarok Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my you're fast! Already the next guy done... and it's good old Narse :love: This one here is beautiful too, i like how he rises into the nightsky. And I still can't decide, who i like more, him or Shootie. How about you, which is your fav?

I'm already curious, how the next Lodoss Draggy will look in your style.
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Hmm my favorite it Shooting Star because he was the biggest and the baddest. He also had a cool design. Mycen was my second favorite because she is soo different as a dragoness that I just liked her awkward design. Narse.......egh...I liked his head that was about it...I was expecting more for his body given how they tried to make him this ominous super powerful beast. He had a cool head and it's like the animators were like " screw it" and gave him a basic body with very little detail. Also I don't like how easily he died...so he's on the bottom of my list just about. Abram...needs more screen time I can hardly see his body though he has a neat design. Bramd was cool, though he needed more screentime too. Then the little dragon in the beginning, the spikey one in the cave I liked because he was just neat to look at.
I already have the next dragon all sketched out on my tublr, if you want eh link I can send it, it's Mycen.
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Aarok Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't decide between Shooting Star and Narse. Shootie surely has an unique deisgn, with his fierce spikey body and his four wings, which is rarely seen on dragons.
Well and for Narse, i saw him and just loved his design from the first moment... maybe because he remembers me on my character Aarok ^^;.
And i have to say i like Brahmds head design, with these long horns or whatever it is ^^. They're pretty hard to draw through, so far i never was able to draw him in a (for me) satisfiying way.

All of the dragons designs are somehow special and easy to recognize, if you compare them to dragons of other movies/games etc. and that's what i mainly like about all of them.

Ah sorry that i always write so much, i just shouldn't drink so much tea, that pushes me somehow...

Oh great Mycen? Yes i would love to have a look at that!
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Here is the pic, [link]

lol all I drink is tea and some water. well I grew up drawing dinosaurs and such for a long time, rolw was one of the things that got me to draw dragons. By then I had even started my own story. I first saw the anime when I was 11. And we all have our favorites. I am glad though you liked my version of Narse and I do hope you enjoyed the speedpainting videos. ;p
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Aarok Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow she's pretty so far :love:, but i think her lower jaw is a bit too long.

I am addicted to black tea... and smoothies. I also drew alot of dinosaurs, when i was younger. I was inspired by the PC Game Drakan, and watched Rolw with 16. It surely influenced me too.

Oh yes, i did ^^
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student General Artist
lol. I already shortened it. I am inking it as we speak. That was a rough perhaps 15 minute sketch of mine to get the basic form down. But least I wasn't the only one who thought that. But I'm glad you like her so far. I drink black tea, earl gray is my favorite. But I like the darker teas.
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Aarok Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great ^^ well it kinda striked in my eye. Oh well then have fun with drawing, i'll go to bed now, this heat makes me tired. G'night :3

Black Tea rules!
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student General Artist
lol sleep well ;)
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whitebaltowolf Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
That is awesome
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks soo much I am honored :D
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whitebaltowolf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
no problem =)
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DMBlueDragon Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
(O.O) So beautiful.
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks soo much :D
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zirathedarkelf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Writer
It's a shame I'm not running that dragon contest in #rolw-club anymore. XD Are you going to do more? :3
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes I intend to do all the dragons of lodoss including the nameless one in the beginning of the show.
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zirathedarkelf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Writer
Awesome!
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Acayth Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice picture you have here! I like the atmosphere and the pose of the dragon:) Though there are a few mistakes in the anatomy which could be easily fixed. Just tell me if you want to hear them.
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Sure I'd like to hear them, I always welcome critique. I can understand there are a few mistakes..I was toggling with perspective which I am still learning, and I had to play with a dragon that had terrible anatomy and only 2 minutes of screen time in the actual anime lol. But sure I'd like to hear your critique, I intend to make better drawings of these in the future anything helps. ;)
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Acayth Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, here you go:)

First of all, the general proportion of the dragon torso and the head is good and the design of the head fits very well to the rest of the dragon. Though the feet are a little too short for such a heavy torso. They look a little stiff. If you want to make a character short feet, you should make them muscular though to create a believable dragon design. To get a better feeling for the muscles of feet you could study different references like the one of reptiles or humans (they have a similar body anatomy) or even from birds to get a feeling for the different sizes of the brest muscles in comparison to the body.
Also all poses of the feet do not really fit together. Imagine the dragon while flying. Would they really make all those moves with their legs? What pose do you want them to give? For me every foot tells me a different story:
the front right leg says to me that the dragon either tries to catch something in the air at the end of flying a parabola route. The front left leg looks like the dragon would flap their wings very strongly to fly backwards. The hind leg looks like the dragon is about to land on the ground, while the other hind leg looks like the dragon just left the ground.
When creatures fly, they try to have a streamlined siluette for a fast and maneuverable flight. Therefore all limbs are positioned so as not to interfere that streamlined pose. You can see it on birds for example. They push their feet under their preen gland and their necks are either completely stretched (geese) or layed into an "s" position (pelicans. So if you draw creatures while flying, you should always keep that in mind:)

The hind legs are a little unproportionated and the bones under the flesh seem to be too soft. The vault on the shin should be veery small (afterall there is just skin which coveres the bone there).
You could also do the tail base a bit smaller, I know, dinosaurs have really wide tail bases too, but dinosaurs have no wings:) It all sounds actually worse than it actually is, because most of it contains just tiny mistakes which can be easily avoided after you finally see them.

Now I want to say something about the colouration. I have absolutely no critique for you there because you did an absolutely amazing job on it. I downloaded it to take a closer look at the picture before criticizing it and so I saw how detailed you drew the skin and how perfectly you setted the shadows and lights of the moon. My favorite part is the head and neck, included the scales. You have coordinated the shadows of the colours so well and created a very deep contrast. Really wonderful to look at!

Well, I hope I could helpc: (and I really apologize for my bad english, Im not a native speaker)
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Svartya Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O.o you already finished it! 8U you are so fast! :D
and yus it looks very cool! and you gave him belly plates too! yay! :la:
also very goos pose :3 and the moon gave a nice effect too!
really gorgeous art like always! :love:
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks soo much my friend :happybounce: I am glad you like him, he was fun to draw :D
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LadyFarnese Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Lodoss *_* I love this dragon more than Shooting Star :3
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Lol, he's my third favorite given he died far too easily, and his body was not as detailed as the others. But other than that he was pretty neat :D
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Nyght11 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the texture on the wings!
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Enferlain Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Oh my. Glorious!
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot, he's a cool beastie :D
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Leonar-Cousland Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
More dragons!!!
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
lol yes :happybounce:
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Leonar-Cousland Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
I LOVE DRAGONS!!!
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Natalie02 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice,
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks :D
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tilwen Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
oh my GAWD girl?!?! :O how much are you drawing lately - it's like a sudden talent deluge... :D stunning work, adore the storm clouds and the brooding, ominous feeling. gorgeous work.
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks soo much :happybounce: I am experimenting with it, trying to learn to draw faster. And make interesting concept as well :D
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tilwen Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
:D well keep it up, they are amazing.
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aranous Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Awesome, I always found his design pretty interesting with the two tails. What a way to die though...
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah...I thought it was a bit too quick. It's what got him knocked down on my favorites list.
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aranous Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
When you think about it, it's kind of strange to imagine a dragon dying to fire...
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
yep....you would think lol.
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TheEpicHobbittron Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW :icondragonshock1: the very fact that you speed painted this is flippen amazing ! ! !
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm honored you think so, hope you enjoyed the video :D
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TheEpicHobbittron Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I did
still Impressive
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Ealaain Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
that anime sure has some interesting designs :D I like how you drew her roaring. makes her look as if she is delivering what she's the goddess of ;) very cool.
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
It's actually a male dragon, he serves a goddess. But he's pretty cool :D
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Ealaain Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
OOOOH, oops ^^; well, still cool :D
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NobilisKrypton Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it!
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noctem-tenebris Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm glad :D
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