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The Dragon Palace by ovibos The Dragon Palace by ovibos
A children's book illustration for Alison Baird's The Dragon's Egg. This is definitely the result of a few too many hours spent rendering in Photoshop.
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Given 2008-06-30
The character studies are superb, with an unusual Oriental - influenced dragon, and the colors are so warm and magical. The overall piece is just beautifully rendered, and you can tell alot of effort and heart went into their work. The Dragon Palace by ~ovibos ( Suggested by joeyv7 and Featured by JunkbyJen )
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PeaceOhmuian0025 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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JalapenoJaz Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow it looks beautiful! I love the use of warm colours!
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MarcellenNeppel Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Oooh, really amazing and wonderful!
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Sancta-Agonia Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Вау!
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jeweledphoenix Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely spectacular...
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cocohun Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
wow

its great atmosphere and beautiful dragon!!!
The dragon looks lively..I think the children will be overwhelmed! I would wish to kow how they feel about this picture

Have you asked children about ur artwork? And If you did ..what did they say?
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KryptKeepah Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Dang! this is a great drawing! great color scheme!

~Woah!*o* so kool!
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FabrykaImaginacji Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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Lilleceline Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Wow. o_o.. i loooooove this! :'D
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Scealai-Storyteller Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the dragon's expression.
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other Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is perfect
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Stuckinfantasy10 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
i love the dragon so much, he looks soo friendly ^^
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Ghost-Shard Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
That's really cool! :)
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kaloskalyre Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How did I not see this when it was featured as a DD? I love it :)
I wad doing a Google search hoping to inspire some more dragon artwork of my own, and I found this page which linked here.
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KoutaTheCreator Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I love the vibrant warm colors! Excellent concept and composition.
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shimmer-dragon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
I love how the dragon has been painted, especially the fur and its colours contrast nicely to its warm surrounding colours. I love its face as well :'D
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name-already-chosen Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
OMG! This is gorgeous!
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Purplefire40 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so wonderfully beautiful!! I'm so glad that I stumbled across your work here on DA!!
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ovibos Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad to be stumbled upon :D
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foozicle Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
i love how soft the lighting looks here, and beautiful choice of colours too :)
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ovibos Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hee, I had so much fun with the lighting. Thank you! :D
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turtlepaw88 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
O: This is so beautiful...
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ovibos Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thanks :aww:
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FeralRingo Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Wow! This is amazing!
The colours are so magical :)
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ovibos Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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malisaa Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this one is really wonderful! i love the warm colors and the mysterious feel of this painting! really awesome work and congrats on the DD! =)
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ovibos Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the kind comment :heart:
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malisaa Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
youre welcome :D
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asti-friend Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a wonderful picture!
I love the lights and the warm, cozy feeling which comes along with it. The pose of the dragon is very good, too.

You are really talented, it looks great!
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ovibos Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the lovely feedback :aww:
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
So beautiful, this is for a story book? :)
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ovibos Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^ It was an assignment for art school, but the book is real. It was one of my favorites as a kid.
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Ah, interesting, and you're welcome ^_^
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Icegaze-of-Riverclan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful.
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DuraiShiniku Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ez Szé;p! Gratulálok hozzá! Kitűnő alkotás!
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answerphone Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
The blue in the background really makes the fire stand out, great job!
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Engelchen19 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
wow the colors are nice.

Warm pic =)
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ovibos Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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emilieleger Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This artwork is featured in a news article: [link]
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Wolves-Rain Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Student Digital Artist
how did you do the details? Its awesome!
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ovibos Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It definitely helps to keep the picture as large as possible and zoom in while painting. I find that having at least one dimension at 3000 pixels and setting it to 300 dpi works well. That's about as big as I can go without making Photoshop and my poor old laptop lag too much, but I imagine other artists go even bigger :3
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Wolves-Rain Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, I've finally learn how to paint digital, works good for me
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benzyvyngona Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
great colours!
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britts-demesne Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
If my childhood books looked this good, then I'd
never would give them away. :thumbsup:
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Ocean-Kitsune Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009   Writer
I never pictured the book like that but this is stunning, truely stunning
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ovibos Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! This wasn't quite how I pictured it either, but it's always interesting how things change during the mind-to-paper transition :3
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GlassCloud Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
WOW... why haven't i seen this before?? ;p
absolutly beautiful!
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Mangagirl18 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
OMG! THIS IS ABSOLOUTELY AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL! LOVE IT!
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vhartley Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This is a beautiful and fun painting. I love the lighting and the smoke drifting around the palace, and the children's book cartoony style is beautiful.
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