Username   Password  
Remember   Register   |   Forgot your password?

Skimming the Silver Lining

Skimming the Silver Lining

Skimming the Silver Lining by AriaGunnir
Skimming the Silver Lining by AriaGunnir


My Dragons are mostly inspired by the art from the Anne McCaffrey covers from The Dragon Riders of Pern, especially how their wings join to their bodies...  Around the period of time I was drawing this particular dragon, I was influenced by some Asian paintings I had seen of dragons, which depicted their faces looking more like a dog's. This picture is from about a decade ago...  If you have ever seen a swimming reptile, they hug their legs against their bodies like this one does as he swims through the air.

Someone said that my dragon reminds them of Dragonair from Pokemon... I guess I can sort of see a resemblance... Perhaps a distant cousin, twice removed????

General Info

General Info

Category Fantasy » Misc. Fantasy
Date Submitted
Views 2525
Favorites... 3
Vote Score 4
Comments 25
Media Graphite pencil
Time Taken Unknown, probably a couple of hours
Reference Dragon Riders of Pern


Comments (25)

You are not authorized to comment here. Your must be registered and logged in to comment

7thSynn on March 12, 2007, 3:19:42 PM

7thSynn on
7thSynn0mg.....when I was like in 7th......umm....umm....that!! what was its name?.....Dragonair...yea...thats it...I looked it looks just like it...just w/o the wings....awesome stuff...

AriaGunnir on March 17, 2007, 6:02:26 AM

AriaGunnir on
AriaGunnirHuh!  I will have to go check that out.. This is so old, I think it was well before Pokemon came out, though...  Cool! Glad you like!

Punx on March 5, 2007, 8:36:13 AM

Punx on
Punxso smooth. very nice!

AriaGunnir on March 17, 2007, 6:01:31 AM

AriaGunnir on
AriaGunnirThanks!  He shaves with Schick! lol 

Tikuu on February 23, 2007, 5:24:10 AM

Tikuu on
Tikuuawwww, it's face is so cute! another realy good dragon!!

AriaGunnir on February 23, 2007, 9:12:25 AM

AriaGunnir on
AriaGunnirThank you very much!  I do believe dragons have cheerful moments... LOL

rolla_roach on February 21, 2007, 4:14:07 PM

rolla_roach on
rolla_roachThis is so neat^^ It's like a blend of Pokemon and The Land Before Time! Very unique style. I entered 2 pics in the same contest. Good luck to you!

AriaGunnir on February 22, 2007, 10:50:39 AM

AriaGunnir on
AriaGunnirThank you Rolla!  You were a good contenda in the last contest we were in together...  You got skillz.  I am working on one more entry...  I was inspired by the really nice textures that everyone did on their dragons' scales, so my new entry won't be all smooth scales like my old one.  And it's sort of posing...  I really like the ones you entered! You did Young Peacock Dragon and Twin Dragons right?

rolla_roach on February 26, 2007, 3:13:52 PM

rolla_roach on
rolla_roachI saw your new one! Great work on it^^ And yup, I did peacock dragon and twin dragons ^_^

rolla_roach on February 22, 2007, 2:20:32 PM

rolla_roach on
rolla_roachThank you very much ^_^ Can't wait to see your new entry. I know it's gonna be awesome. Yeah, Twin Dragons and Peacock Dragon are my entry. I may do one more (an Eastern Dragon maybe), but I'm not entirly sure...

ScarrFace on February 21, 2007, 10:06:53 AM

ScarrFace on
ScarrFaceWords cannot describe this..The wings the eyes everything is just so skillful..

AriaGunnir on February 21, 2007, 10:52:24 AM

AriaGunnir on
AriaGunnirWell, thank you very much!  I do like happy dragons... I'm sure they wouldn't want to get caught having fun, but I'm sure they do when we aren't watching! LOL

sesshy4189 on February 10, 2007, 4:50:17 AM

sesshy4189 on
sesshy4189thats really good, I love the wings^^

AriaGunnir on February 10, 2007, 8:36:44 AM

AriaGunnir on
AriaGunnirThank you... I think that is one of my favourite things: I like wings that are almost transparent...

Uchiki on February 9, 2007, 9:46:31 PM

Uchiki on
UchikiAwesome! You're way better at drawing dragons than me. I'm entering the dragon contest, too, but am having real trouble in coming up with an entry- second attempt at the moment. Love the shading, especially *adds to fave pics list*

AriaGunnir on February 10, 2007, 12:52:29 AM

AriaGunnir on
AriaGunnirThank you very much!  I'll have a browse in your gallery too!

Lennex3 on January 30, 2007, 12:54:40 PM

Lennex3 on
Lennex3your dragons look happy, mine are always like *bite your face off*.. i like it

AriaGunnir on January 30, 2007, 10:08:07 PM

AriaGunnir on
AriaGunnirI tend to draw dragons in a variety of moods...  They must have good moods sometimes! And of course, I am sure certain breeds are more prone to different moods.

jira on January 28, 2007, 12:49:27 AM

jira on
jiraJust a great job!

thedudedisturbed on January 25, 2007, 9:04:44 AM

thedudedisturbed on
thedudedisturbedmega hurrays

AriaGunnir on January 25, 2007, 11:45:36 AM

AriaGunnir on
AriaGunnirThank you very much!