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Fantasy Faction Interactive => Fantasy Art / Fan Art => Topic started by: JMack on April 13, 2015, 02:42:35 AM

Title: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: JMack on April 13, 2015, 02:42:35 AM
I was looking for some dragon art to put together a joke for @Lady Ty, but it didn't quite happen. :)

Instead, here is an awesome dragon picture I found online. No idea whose it is or where it came from. Sorry  :-[

But, awesome dragon!  ;D
What can you find?

(http://i.imgur.com/cZyeApi.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Nora on April 13, 2015, 04:53:47 AM
(http://40.media.tumblr.com/2d00788586ccb5b3737636d595219756/tumblr_mz9fwjgtgF1qmr4eao1_500.jpg)

http://www.cfsl.net/wp-content/gallery/jean-sebastien-rossbach/abstract-dragon.jpg

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/198/c/3/wrong_way_for_stupid_trolls___final_step_by_grosnez-d6dvhlr.jpg

under water dragon? http://tinyurl.com/l6r4pbg

(http://36.media.tumblr.com/5697ed0475aa02b6baf88bc3d5d7beb6/tumblr_nmi9dtpJSm1qmr4eao1_500.jpg)

This one is cool. I'd totally have it framed and titled "Oops.." http://th03.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2014/144/7/2/joseph__the_ancient__forest_dragon_by_mikeazevedo-d7jlys8.png

This is one of my greatest favorite ever, very realistic, love the work on muscles and the goddam colourwork. Brilliant. Very realistic.
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/ba/60/74/ba607421448e555955db69bea82b596a.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Lady Ty on April 13, 2015, 08:40:07 AM
@Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094) and @Nora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40237) - Thank you  :D thank you ;D  thank you  8) it may have been intended for a joke but this thread is heaven. I  need some of those dancing ghosts and party balloon emoticons  to show my appreciation ;D

I don't know how to upload pics onto the forum, do I need an app and if so what is the best one?  I had Flickr once but didn't like it.

http://www.cfsl.net/wp-content/gallery/jean-sebastien-rossbach/abstract-dragon.jpg

Nora, that one was glorious, and exactly like me when I am out riding  8)
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: ScarletBea on April 13, 2015, 08:45:54 AM
I don't know how to upload pics onto the forum, do I need an app and if so what is the best one?  I had Flickr once but didn't like it.
If you find a picture you like online, just right-click on ti and then select "copy image url" or something similar (the exact words vary with browser).
Then you come here and click on the little MonaLisa button (the third one, after the spoilers) and paste that url inside the img tags that appear.
And then everyone can see the image :)

Like this:

(http://www.cfsl.net/wp-content/gallery/jean-sebastien-rossbach/abstract-dragon.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Lady Ty on April 13, 2015, 09:05:46 AM
Thank you, ScarletBea never explored all those buttons properly. :)
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Henry Dale on April 13, 2015, 09:55:18 AM
I can't post em. On mobile/lazy. But I like guild wars dragons :)

http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Elder_Dragon
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Lady Ty on April 14, 2015, 05:05:32 AM
I tried to photo some of my favourite covers but they don't come out clearly enough, so here are links to some  dragons by Geoff Taylor in Katharine Kerr's Deverry series

http://www.geofftaylor-artist.com/galleries/cover-art/art/time-war

http://www.geofftaylor-artist.com/galleries/cover-art/art/time-justice

and my favourite fantasy artist for dragons Michael Whelan, with covers for Deathwing, Dragon Prince, Dragon's Bane and Dragon Fire.

http://www.michaelwhelan.com/gallery/illustration/fantasy/


Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: JMack on April 14, 2015, 10:04:38 AM
I tried to photo some of my favourite covers but they don't come out clearly enough, so here are links to some  dragons by Geoff Taylor in Katharine Kerr's Deverry series

http://www.geofftaylor-artist.com/galleries/cover-art/art/time-war

http://www.geofftaylor-artist.com/galleries/cover-art/art/time-justice

and my favourite fantasy artist for dragons Michael Whelan, with covers for Deathwing, Dragon Prince, Dragon's Bane and Dragon Fire.

http://www.michaelwhelan.com/gallery/illustration/fantasy/
Love the Michael Whelan especially.
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Lady Ty on April 28, 2015, 05:33:12 AM
The Dragon Gate Barcelona, Spain

(http://36.media.tumblr.com/aab80fd62c1f74b66445a7ac36d3268c/tumblr_nngj2pMLz11tvhtb7o3_1280.jpg)

More detail pics http://www.steampunktendencies.com/post/117514179979/thefabulousweirdtrotters-dragon-gate-of-gaudi
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Nora on April 28, 2015, 06:29:45 AM
Oh so cool!!
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Henry Dale on April 28, 2015, 07:09:35 AM
Seen that last time I was there, it's actually pretty famous ^^
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Nora on April 28, 2015, 09:02:07 AM
Some new things I've stumbled upon in Pinterest :

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/96/6e/d3/966ed30ae2a58d0a7985d7ca2073c1a1.jpg)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/52/af/d4/52afd40af5f16f590809e3663d42bc22.jpg)

Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Lady Ty on April 28, 2015, 09:08:48 AM
Wow, that white dragon is so detailed and beautiful, what patience.

Didn't realise at first the Dragon Gate  was a Gaudi piece no wonder its marvellous, envy you having been there Henry. Europe is so packed with everything old and beautiful, or modern and exciting.
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Nora on April 28, 2015, 09:31:24 AM
Holly Hell check out these prehistoric dragons :

(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/249/2/b/prehistoric_dragons_2_by_iririv-d2y5xoc.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: JMack on April 28, 2015, 11:16:22 AM
Love those! What great way to take the dragon waaaaay back.
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Lady Ty on May 07, 2015, 04:38:40 AM
Now this is what I call re-cycling  ;D  Serpens Carpartorious

(https://scontent-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/1487370_10152117008779617_1145953126_n.jpg?oh=1be42432abc2d1f0ddcf935e74dd9372&oe=55D11639)
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: K.S. Crooks on May 09, 2015, 07:52:26 PM
The first image is one of the best dragon pictures I have seen.
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Nora on May 19, 2015, 05:26:33 AM
Big ass post! YAY!! Found them all today and stored them in order to share with you guys. Sorry for the long post, hope it'll be awesome enough to counter balance!  ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/zh4UUPs.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/4GeN8Ih.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/HqrVULv.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/89vphg6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/a7lz4hQ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/xykAyEk.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/JyE4kuS.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/9WqyQBL.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/V1iIZz0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/niUPbnD.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/dBt7Ukf.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/n1mPxYZ.jpg)

And a cute bottled dragon to finish :

(http://i.imgur.com/lCZ8845.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Lady Ty on May 19, 2015, 06:45:23 AM
Bowing at your feet @Nora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40237), million thanks. No 8 made me laugh, like surprised hen ;D, but they are all the epitome of awesome.  8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: JMack on May 19, 2015, 03:29:34 PM
I love the knight and dragon at the burial site. There's a story in that one!
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: xiagan on May 19, 2015, 08:31:51 PM
Anteater and Hammerhead Shark Dragons.  :D Awesome!
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Lady Ty on May 22, 2015, 03:53:30 AM
Not scary except for learner  :D Called First Lesson by Kerem Beyit

(http://dfep0xlbws1ys.cloudfront.net/thumbs79/cc/79ccf2553cda2fe1d1c0da4f24d15017.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Nora on November 02, 2015, 02:06:41 AM
Warning, @Lady_Ty (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31869), I found some art that makes a cross of mythical creatures, between foxes, birds and wolves... But still very much like dragons, I just can't help but show them to you! Some are more dragon than others... All by the same artist though :

(http://i.imgur.com/UZDVrpo.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/NaoCsDt.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/KLjpZzm.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QOQQ5MS.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/EiVvFVT.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/iUiCM9x.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/kwZAocs.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Lady Ty on November 02, 2015, 02:56:11 AM
Beautiful, glorious, wonderful creatures - made my day - thanks @Nora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40237) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Nora on November 03, 2015, 02:59:23 AM
You're welcome, @Lady_Ty (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31869), and look, I found some that look like your avatar :

(http://i.imgur.com/t6YaLKP.jpg)

And some dino looking realistic ones :

(http://i.imgur.com/ggVGDze.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/2ntzIV3.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/n3O3M5E.jpg)

Found some very pretty/moody ones as well :

(http://i.imgur.com/5WItmUx.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/B634Rai.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/hgZSu0h.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/AjihC5W.jpg)

Also a pink one :

(http://i.imgur.com/Y2W9fgk.jpg)

Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Mr.J on November 03, 2015, 10:54:27 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ytkCmC5sI_o/TmZEMRUSwzI/AAAAAAAACgo/lJF8Ec106C8/s320/puff%2Bthe%2Bmagic%2Bdragon%2Blyrics%252C.png)
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Lady Ty on November 03, 2015, 11:51:04 PM
Nora, that first one is so like the avatar, well done will check out that artist more and Mr.J like cuddly ones now and again ;D
Dragons do make for great subjects for art, no wonder I love them so much. ;)

This one below made me laugh so much, but is in spoiler in case it counts as advertising - if so mods, I apologise and you can wipe the post. But smile before you do.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_bVtGlUaW-tA/TFMUBmIb7vI/AAAAAAAAL8Y/h04Qp_Vbo5M/s1600/30.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: GregTaylor on November 04, 2015, 01:39:38 PM
Vance Kovacs -

(http://conceptartworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/vance_kovacs_dragon_01.jpg)
(http://www.cgsociety.org/cgsarchive/newgallerycrits/g31/440531/440531_1287456157_large.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Nora on November 24, 2015, 12:53:23 PM
Just for you @Lady_Ty (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31869)

(http://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/aq2oYBj_460s.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Lady Ty on November 25, 2015, 12:25:53 AM
Oooooh @Nora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40237) that is wonderful. Sending all my gardeners out to transform the hedges of my Stately Home instantly. ;D
Discovered you can have Nessie Dragons in lakes as well


(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/b8/4d/12/b84d1297cf59d347a73a3b201beb6aa8.jpg)

becomes

(http://www.patioandyard.com/gp-nd.jpg)

Just need a lake.
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Nora on November 25, 2015, 02:10:00 AM
I'm sure a pond would do  ;D
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Nora on February 14, 2016, 12:52:19 PM
Found you a desert dragon @Lady_Ty (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31869)!

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/fd/68/c8/fd68c83f8c218b1891d476e830a771c8.jpg)

This defeated dragon if for @Jmack (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=37094)!!

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/af/06/d3/af06d37f29cac3b47f63af6fc52c6111.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: JMack on February 14, 2016, 12:56:29 PM
F@ing fantastic! Goats rule!   ;D
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Lady Ty on February 15, 2016, 04:58:14 AM
That Desert Dragon is beautiful - needs a name and a story sometime. ;)
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Shay_Fox on February 18, 2016, 10:19:46 PM
its nice. no words to say but its amazing work..!!
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Lady Ty on March 09, 2016, 04:04:16 AM
Super Steampunk Lego Dragon Doubloon's dragon from The Brothers Brick

(http://i2.wp.com/farm2.staticflickr.com/1446/24585316334_29fe2eb3ae_z.jpg?resize=625%2C417&ssl=1)
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Nora on December 01, 2016, 09:29:05 PM
Let's re-open this for all our new members who might not know it exists, and could probably use it to find some inspiration!

(http://img09.deviantart.net/50c0/i/2015/031/8/b/sea_dragon_by_atenebris-d7nbcb7.jpg)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/58/db/27/58db2768d3720f240fb43fdbdc5d8e2a.jpg)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/3b/65/34/3b65349079f50de0fb00d22c6c776121.jpg)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/45/d2/29/45d22954d22f2d2d31b2bb852b1979c6.jpg)

I really like this guy's style :

(http://pre12.deviantart.net/6e0d/th/pre/f/2016/102/a/3/holy_mother__closed__by_torntethers-d9yhz05.png)

(http://pre13.deviantart.net/6c82/th/pre/f/2016/105/d/6/dark_matter__closed__by_torntethers-d9z1ot3.png)

(http://pre07.deviantart.net/f6a4/th/pre/f/2016/103/8/4/venous__closed__by_torntethers-d9yrc8w.png)

(http://orig14.deviantart.net/a475/f/2016/220/a/4/void_eater__closed__by_torntethers-dacrzyo.png)

(http://pre06.deviantart.net/a6fa/th/pre/f/2016/030/f/3/blooming_prince__flatsale__by_torntethers-d9pxzso.png)

(http://pre01.deviantart.net/ba65/th/pre/f/2016/072/6/2/siambird_by_sheylu-d9us69g.png)

(http://orig12.deviantart.net/c961/f/2016/101/2/c/starmander_by_sheylu-d9xopdp.png)

(http://pre06.deviantart.net/337c/th/pre/f/2016/073/e/5/dagger_wyvern_by_sheylu-d9v5fxw.png)

(http://pre07.deviantart.net/7168/th/pre/f/2016/063/6/a/grey_lizard_by_sheylu-d9tx687.png)

(http://pre02.deviantart.net/b489/th/pre/f/2016/145/2/8/liquid_gold_by_sheylu-d9rjw5z.png)

(http://pre08.deviantart.net/ff95/th/pre/f/2016/060/f/6/plains_king_by_sheylu-d9te2dt.png)

(http://pre13.deviantart.net/2189/th/pre/f/2016/142/b/3/marine_by_sheylu-da3g0o2.png)

(http://pre03.deviantart.net/7ad7/th/pre/f/2016/123/7/b/streak_by_sheylu-da16tkn.png)

(http://pre08.deviantart.net/f6f9/th/pre/f/2016/075/8/9/checkered_serpent_by_sheylu-d9ve3dm.png)

(http://pre05.deviantart.net/f07d/th/pre/i/2016/032/a/6/pale_dragon_by_sheylu-d9q0hqu.png)

IT NEVER EEEEENDS!!!

(http://pre08.deviantart.net/95d4/th/pre/f/2016/034/9/1/amethyst_heart_tao_by_sheylu-d9qeynp.png)

(http://orig14.deviantart.net/cd32/f/2016/112/4/4/fumaroon_by_sheylu-d9ztch3.png)

An Earl Grey Tea Dragon!

(http://img06.deviantart.net/6182/i/2016/205/9/3/earl_grey_tea_dragon__open__by_oukamiyoukai45-dab8jju.png)

Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Nora on January 19, 2017, 09:59:39 PM
Cutest little felt dragons ever for you @Lady_Ty!!!

(http://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/agqDWxW_700b.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Lady Ty on January 19, 2017, 10:15:39 PM
@Nora thanks, they are glorious. I grumble about dragons being cute in books, but these are a whole different ball game. They could live with me anyday. Especially ones who can grow mushrooms or cast wizard spells. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on January 20, 2017, 11:31:04 AM
If there is such a thing as dragongasm I think I just had it. Magnificent artworks!  :o
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Lady Ty on April 10, 2018, 05:10:30 AM
Time to wake my allies, they've been asleep too long.

(https://orig00.deviantart.net/7e16/f/2012/254/3/3/the_dragon_empress_by_dsillustration-d5efdy6.jpg)

(https://orig00.deviantart.net/573a/f/2009/091/4/b/crystal_dragons_by_sandara.jpg)

(https://orig00.deviantart.net/1f54/f/2015/345/a/4/black_dragon_v2_by_sandara-d9jtdg8.jpg)

(http://dragonimages.net/images/gallery/dragon-images-by-unknown-155.jpg)

(https://img00.deviantart.net/8cb3/i/2010/031/5/9/dragon_by_edli.jpg)

(https://pre00.deviantart.net/c6b5/th/pre/f/2013/066/9/0/001dra_by_ameeeeba-d5x8c5p.jpg)



Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: cupiscent on April 10, 2018, 07:32:51 AM
I don't particularly like dragons (I know, revoke my fantasy card) but this is so baroque and delicious and decadent and I LOVE IT.

(http://www.cfsl.net/wp-content/gallery/jean-sebastien-rossbach/abstract-dragon.jpg)

I want all the stories where dragons are, like... status symbols and manifestations of wealth and power and expressions of personal aesthetic. In short, where your dragon is bling and your dragon gets blinged. Blingdragons. I'm on board.
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: JMack on April 10, 2018, 12:03:15 PM
But is the dragon her bling, or does she decorate the dragon?
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Dark Squiggle on May 03, 2018, 09:40:35 PM
But is the dragon her bling, or does she decorate the dragon?
These dragons already are. The "dragonfish", "arrow", "Asian Aro", "swordfish", "boneytongue".... The Asian Arrowana, Scleropages formosus. Symbol of wealth the world all over, and highly sought after contraband in the US. Here in NY any Asian Aro could fetch $15k. In Singapore the really exotic ones get $100k+.
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTrkAsmzTYwELX2CJAxN8SVd8H0Cb5niJBBd_NGNphI1FDA_jnrlg)
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: J.R. Darewood on May 04, 2018, 03:05:45 AM
(https://img00.deviantart.net/9fd5/i/2006/203/9/6/dragon_reflection_by_ironshod.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: Grey on September 01, 2018, 11:42:00 AM
I really like Zhaitan, dragon of death and shadow, from Guild Wars 2. I played a lot of the game before I ever saw the dragon (its the main antagonist of the base game) and figured that it would be just a kinda generic looking dragon, maybe looking a bit deathly and/or skeletal like it's minions.

Then, woah...

(https://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9ajb7rafn1qm024so1_500.png)

It has other heads coming out of its mouth and other heads making up its body. It's basically stitched together from different dragons and when you actually get to fight it at the end, it is monstrous.

(https://78.media.tumblr.com/e9e443d351fe47ea29d3234753ba1589/tumblr_nr8kkrNBkG1sd0pf4o1_1280.png)
Title: Re: Best Dragon Art?
Post by: ArhiX on September 06, 2018, 09:33:45 PM
I feel like I need to add something about Zaitan.

Originally this dragon was meant to be a lot bigger. But because game's engine had it's limitations they had to make him smaller. A lot smaller.

(https://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/thumb/a/af/Zhaitan%27s_Size.jpg/800px-Zhaitan%27s_Size.jpg)