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The Dancing Dragon by bluessence The Dancing Dragon by bluessence
Some of you might recall a pencil sketch commission I did a few years ago of a dragon and priestess.. I've received many of comments on that picture asking if I was ever going to color it. Long story short was no.. since it was a commission and it's almost 4 years old now.

But because of all the wonderful comments I was inspired to create my own version, with a new character, which was inspired by a story my sister was writing. So the girl became an Air Pirate and the Dragon got a few limbs...

but overall I'm happy with the stylized composition, and feel satisifed with my recreation of an overly used combo, girls and dragons, what more could you ask for?
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:iconebony-chan:
ebony-chan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Beautiful work here. How did you manage to get the texture for the wall?
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bluessence Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to say it was some textures downloaded at cgtextures.com but it's been awhile so I'm not sure if that was the site.
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ebony-chan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Thanks so much for the info. =)
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Leona629 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
This is just beautiful. I love he facial features and the colouring.

And dragons just make everything better.

Overall lovely. :+fav:
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Capt-BA Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
You already know how much I love this!
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myah5000 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
wow.

I am SO glad your sister sent me a link to your art: this piece is amazing. Why, why, why can't writers draw!!!

But then again, it's kind of an advantage: writers get inspired by artists, artists get inspired by writers. Quid for quo (or however that line goes).
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bluessence Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ^_^ It definately makes for good team work, not to mention I barely have time for art right now, I can't even imagine if I was trying to write and draw my own content.
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allychan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is really georgeous, I love the pose and the coloring ^_^
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bluessence Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
^__^ thanks!
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kheleksul Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
Wow, that dragon's design is pretty damn awesome; it's a nice spin off of traditional chinese dragons. X) Pwn, as always!
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bluessence Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
*hugs* thanks!
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Kalihashar Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008   Photographer
Wonderful colours, like alive! I like her hair tangles, they catch heart and squeeze. She looks so noble and confident I think I will have dream about her being me.
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MoonLightSpectre Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
It's lovely to see some new art from you, finally ^^
Great flow and colors!
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GermanCityGirl Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
The colours are breathtaking!
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bluessence Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you thank you! btw, I never did hear how you liked that second sketch I did for you?
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GermanCityGirl Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I thought I had replied...?
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bluessence Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
It must have not gone through.. I got one saying you looked at it but didn't have time to reply.. and would do so later.
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GermanCityGirl Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
There's a note en route to you shortly. Apologies for the delay :blush:
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monkeycat52 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my. O: I am so impressed by the coloring. It just. One of my eyes fell out.

Overall, this is pretty freakin' fantastic. Articulate I am not.
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:iconquon-chan:
Quon-chan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
you've really improved Blue :). this is an amazing piece.
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:iconbluessence:
bluessence Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank ya! Haven't talked to you in awhile, how've you been?
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:iconquon-chan:
Quon-chan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
yeah! been awhile :). I'm okay. How're you doing? :)
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bluessence Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
doing pretty good, been keeping busy ^_^
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Quon-chan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
good to hear! ^^ <3.
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WritingRin Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
THIS is really awesome. First of all, love the style and the colors (the gray and the orange on the dragon is a really nice combination, and much better than the blues, reds, or greens that I usually see). Secondly, love the pose. Love that they're opposite (head to foot) and how they're intertwined, and that she's floating... awesomely.

I remember the old picture you're talking about, I actually referenced it myself when commissioning you, heh heh. This is a really nice piece to come out of that, and definitely unique from the other person's commission :) Great job all around!
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bluessence Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much, glad you feel I was able to improve upon my original drawing. =)
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WritingRin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome ^____^
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fongmingyun Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
You've outdone yourself. I love the coloring and the stylizing.
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bluessence Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really trying to fine tune my style.. I still feel like I have a ways to go, but I'm glad you're enjoying it ^_^
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howling00greywolf Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what a beautiful piece! :3 love the detail in the hair and clothing, and the dragons skin and face :D
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bluessence Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank ya very much ^_^
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thecapturedspy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I love the color scheme. :)
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bluessence Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank ya!
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toshema Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Wonderfull, wonderful!!:clap:!!!intsa :+fav:!!!
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bluessence Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank ya!
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toshema Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Your very welcome!!
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DragonQueenX Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
yay Kumoricon! don't forget to not forget me XD i'll be at your table with money in hand for some awesome arts!
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bluessence Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe, It'll be pretty sad if I forget your user name by this weekend. I'm excited though.. so anything is possible I guess, don't hate me if I do ^_^; Looking forward to meeting ya!

Look for me in one of the corners along the wall, I can't really explain which corner, but I know I'm in one of the 4 ^_^ (it should be the one straight to the back of the room from the entrance)
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DragonQueenX Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
i'm excited to meet another devart person! it's never happened, so i'm pretty excited. can you do sketches on the spot, like an insta-commission? lol for munnies, of course.
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bluessence Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep I will be, it's not super insta though... usually takes me a good portion of the day, so I recommend getting in line early if you want one. and definately bring some references, that helps ^_^
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debureturns Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Fabulous work! I really like the line-art style you work with, and your CG colouring skills are clearly very finely honed. The textured background is a very nice touch, as well - it would have been so easy to leave it as a solid colour or gradient, but you're clearly not the kind of artist who does things by halves.
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bluessence Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you much! sadly this picture is still a bit rushed, but I'm happy that you can at least tell I tried ^_^
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debureturns Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Well, if it's any consolation, it doesn't look rushed from an outside perspective. If this is the quality of work that you haven't spent all the time you'd like to on, then i'm guessing that the standard of your regular work is a sight to behold!
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dragon-gema Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Student Digital Artist
awesome
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annila Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Student
wow.
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