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Red Dragon by Lionheartcartoon Red Dragon by Lionheartcartoon
Done as a concept drawing/painting for work.

Now.. before you go 'Hey, Red Dragons arent like that!" let me tell you that YES, you're right. But it's boring when dragons all look the same and are copied from any D&D book.

Wasnt easy coming up with that head design.

Nor was it to put all that detail. A cartoonist like me never really put thought into painting and that Dragon took almost a month of work from sketch to finished color.

So, enjoy.
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:iconbman296:
Bman296 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013

mind making me a red dragon like this one only except he is flying in the air and has a 12 year old on his back and the boy has a red sword in his right hand

 

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MoonDragon12 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Looks nice, good jobe :)
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:iconlloude:
LLoude Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
very good!
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:icona-holo-fan-189:
a-holo-fan-189 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student Writer
that the coolest dragon ive seen.... ever!
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Thanks ^^ I try :)
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:icona-holo-fan-189:
a-holo-fan-189 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Writer
your very much welcome.
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:icongryphon2001:
Gryphon2001 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
That's Pretty Amazing Detail... I think I bounced past this on your gallery, but saw it on someone else's Faves...
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
It took a week or two to do back then.. I don't exactly remember, but I know it wasnt easy designing a somewhat different-looking dragon ^^;
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:iconkiro27:
Kiro27 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
Cool
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:icondale1993:
Dale1993 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
thts a great pic :D
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
*bows humbly*
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:iconzioru:
zioru Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Very cool work.
I love this art!
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
I'm quite happy with how this one turned out :)
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:iconzioru:
zioru Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
You are a wonderful person!
Everything is permitted.
The problem is solved if it understands each other.
Let's love each other :)
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Allow me to watch then. But friendship works best :)
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:iconmaniacalmuffin:
ManiacalMuffin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
Wonderful work! I love the details in it.
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:icongubble:
Gubble Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
For not spending much time on painting...this painting is FREAKIN' awesome!
I wish I could paint like that! :9
Dragon design rocks.
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:icon6886mat:
6886mat Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Man this dragon is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But you could
put a much more intersting background...
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
it'S been done a while ago.. Background wasnt a priority.. I should redo one with a BG or in a situation <.<
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23jojO23 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
O M GG THIS IS SO AMAZING, the dezine,pose lighting,shadeing everything just goes so wonderfully togetherr!! grate stufff!!!!!!! Exelent stufff <3
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
Thanks ^^
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:iconsererena:
sererena Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Hey, did you know they officially announced Fighting Fantasy? :D
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
Yup... saw it on Kotaku. It's about time, that thing was off to a very bad start.
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:iconcorlath-vandraco:
Corlath-VanDraco Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
.. LOVE IT!!!!!!!

looks almost like the dragon I've been looking for *swoons* he's perrdy
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Thanks :) took a LOOONG time to do x.x
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:iconjazylh:
JazylH Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional Filmographer
WOW! Just WOW!
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
one of the few where I pushed details through the roof
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:iconbahamutfury82:
BahamutFury82 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
Excellent work on the detail and the design! I like it a lot!
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
At the time, that thing took me almost a month to do completely.. That's including all the design sketches and tryouts to get something cool and yet never seen before.
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:iconbahamutfury82:
BahamutFury82 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
Wow, that's crazy. I don't think I'm going to be working on something for that long for quite some time.
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:icondragonrace:
dragonrace Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009   Digital Artist
so amazing!
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:iconhecate-servant-2:
Hecate-servant-2 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I think I actually prefer this style of dragon over the "normal" style of dragons. Very creative. Nice job!
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:iconrevivalphoenix:
RevivalPhoenix Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
Oh I love the teeth. The face is great.
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:iconmastertoymaker:
MasterToymaker Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Professional Artist
It looks awesome. Why is it so dark? A lot of the detail seems to get lost.
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
Apparently its different for all screens. It looks #1 on mine. sorry about that
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:iconspyroflamesredsbum:
Spyroflamesredsbum Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
VERREEHH KEEEEEWWl 8-)
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:iconsaziskylion:
SaziSkylion Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Das a kwazy-kewl dragon!
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:iconrandomlynx:
RandomLynx Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
Fantastic job. And I agree with you, D&D did a great job of bringing awareness and interest in fantasy material but that doesn't mean they should be the only voice on the subject.
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:iconaribasultan:
aribasultan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
Lovely, a dragon in the true sense of the word :D Looks great hun thanks for sharing
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:iconwrybread:
wrybread Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
somber
intimidating
I picture a vast & darkly majestic wingspan
reminds me of Smaug from "The Hobbit"
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
I did read the book, but I don't recall seeing any depicted versions of Smaug. Could very well be a subliminal imprint of some sort. Glad you like though ^^
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:iconwrybread:
wrybread Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
somber
intimidating
I picture a vast & darkly magestic wingspan
reminds me of Smaug from "The Hobbit"
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:iconchuckles1982:
Chuckles1982 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
Who in their right mind would say "Red dragons don't look like that"? Honestly. As if they've ever seen a dragon...

ANYWAY!
This is awesome beyond words... Honestly, I feel bad in that I can't adequately describe how it makes me feel..
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
Quite all right :) But when it comes to monsters, there are books describing how they are and even paintings of how they look in that universe. Sometimes going astray from 'cannon' isnt allowed but some purists, but being in a fantasy world means you can let your imagination go. I am lucky, no such person commented wrongly, in fact, the design pleases :) I'm quite surprised and honored at such praise :)

*bows* thanks bunches :) You people here really can make my days :)
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:iconchuckles1982:
Chuckles1982 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
"in that universe" being the key words in the second sentence. After I've been lectured a few too many times on how elves "are supposed to be" while playing WoW and with all the various incarnations of Optimus Prime... One has to realize that it's all fantasy and all how the artist sees the world (and the other worlds.) ^_^

IT pleases, yes. But now that you've done one, they'll beg you for more! XD
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:iconncweber:
NCWeber Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn, he's an evil looking bastard, isn't he? :D Kudos on the awesome design. :nod:
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
Thanks :) And yes, 'Dangerous' and 'Evil' were two words I tried to keep in mind as well as 'Badass' and 'Cool factor' while drawing :)
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:iconncweber:
NCWeber Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I'd say you covered all bases, in my opinion. :D
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:iconstardragon77:
StarDragon77 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
I do like the look of this. Very feirce looking.

Though if I might ask, have you thought about doing your own version of Sapphira from "Eragon"? (The book, not the movie of course, cause the movie version sucked ass).
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:iconlionheartcartoon:
Lionheartcartoon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
I have yet to read the books. But I really doubt I would try and do another dragon in the near future. Still, doing this one was a good experience overall :)
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