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Draco Mount

Draco Mount

Draco Mount by AriaGunnir
Draco Mount by AriaGunnir


Well... Although I'm not entirely satisfied with it, I think it is because I am so accustomed to drawing on paper 3 or 4 times bigger, I thought I would get this in for the Dragon Contest...  Still doing the style with the slightly translucent wings.  It has been a long... Looooong time since I did a pencil drawing.
I would welcome constructive comments, if you have any to offer, as well as compliments.  I would agree with you if you thought I might need more definition of the scales, but again... This might be something I could do if I drew larger and then had a digital camera instead of a scanner...  Someday I'll do that! 
Draco looks pleased, as though he knew I snuck up to that summit to draw his likeness.  He is a bit vain (named a mountain after himself!), but that's just between you and I! LOL

General Info

General Info

Category Books » By Author Name » Anne McCaffrey
Date Submitted
Views 4760
Favorites... 5
Vote Score 5
Comments 36
Media Graphite pencil
Time Taken 6 - 8 hours
Reference Loosely based around the bookcovers of Pern


Comments (36)

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silverstream on November 12, 2007, 4:34:58 AM

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silverstreamShweetness. I can't draw dragons very well. I've been practicing, though.

LockheartAngel on March 23, 2007, 3:09:32 AM

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LockheartAngelAstonishing details. The lines are smooth and blend in together very nicely^^ You have loads of talent^^

AriaGunnir on March 23, 2007, 11:49:39 AM

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AriaGunnirHi there!  Thank you very much!  I'm glad you like it and thanks for commenting and visiting me in my gallery!  *grins*

Punx on March 5, 2007, 8:37:11 AM

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Punxthats glorious! i wish i had the attention span to do that kind of work.

AriaGunnir on March 17, 2007, 5:52:24 AM

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AriaGunnirAttention span!? lol  My attention could only last about an hour a night for about a week

DocOck on February 26, 2007, 7:03:38 AM

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DocOckGreat detail to the scales and the rock.

AriaGunnir on February 26, 2007, 10:11:22 AM

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AriaGunnirHey thanks Doc! Nice of you to visit my gallery!

spiritedchaos on February 26, 2007, 3:14:25 AM

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spiritedchaosMarvellous, I love the composition of the page!

It's a great piece, I don't think you need more definition on the scales - I think it'd get too fussy and with dragons a lot of it is all about the dramatic lines of the body and not the tiny little things. The only thing I cold find to concrit on is the shadows - using a softer pencil on the really, really deep shadows (mainly the bits of the belly behind the fore and hind-legs) would bring a bit more depth. Also I couldn't place the light source exactly - I guessed top right and out of the page? If so would there be a band of shadow cast by the tail on the back wing? Just a nitpick though, it's just as good without it.

Also, I <3 his smug little smile!

AriaGunnir on February 26, 2007, 10:10:31 AM

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AriaGunnirActually I was thinking the light was from the sun coming up on the lower angle from about the middle of the page to the right so that the shadow was cast just a little above the dragon... The crag he is on is at a peculiar angle though, so perhaps I just messed up a bit on the shadow behind his head....  Hmmm...  *squints at Draco*

Silvereen on February 25, 2007, 4:31:42 PM

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That's too good to be true ^^
I just cannot describe how much I like the detail in this pic. Especially the scales and the shading! Must've taken you ages!:)

AriaGunnir on February 25, 2007, 9:57:20 PM

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AriaGunnirAww, thanks!  I'm glad you feel there is enough detail... That was one of my worries...

7thSynn on February 25, 2007, 3:11:53 PM

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7thSynnThat's....w0w.....I wish I could draw dragons....but it's so....snake like...especially its neck..great shading....must've taken a while....feeling the grin...almost mischivous.....

AriaGunnir on February 25, 2007, 9:56:37 PM

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AriaGunnirThanks!  That's what I was shooting for....  I haven't seen you in a while!  You must be busy!

7thSynn on February 26, 2007, 9:16:08 AM

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7thSynnheh...I got it...1st

I took a lil break...but
check out the CP forum sometime

AriaGunnir on February 26, 2007, 10:34:48 AM

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AriaGunnirI sure will!... *tries hard to think what CP is*  Oh!! Critique Panel??  Okay I'll have a looksee....

Uchiki on February 25, 2007, 2:29:15 AM

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UchikiHow can you not be satisfied with this beautiful piece of pencil work?! I adore the pic and love the dragon's cheeky grin. Do more dragon drawing, please!!

AriaGunnir on February 25, 2007, 3:32:29 AM

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AriaGunnirThank you so much for the nice comment... I  most definitely will draw more dragons.  LOL...  Well, I don't HATE the picture, I just meant I'm more used to drawing them about 4 to 6 times bigger, and that way I have more detail...  I just felt that it lacked some detail...  Also I haven't drawn in pencil, except to sketch, for like about a decade... I forgot how soft the stupid 6B Pencils are... I had one about half the length of a regular pencil and now it's down to a nub... And it's nearly impossible to keep it nice and sharp for more than 2 seconds...  LOL  So, you see where I'm coming from?

Uchiki on February 25, 2007, 3:34:50 AM

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Uchiki*nods* Hence, I only use 3B pencils. Last longer. I find that pencils like 6B and up are too soft for my type of drawing, and yes, I can relate to the constant sharpening of the pencil.

jira on February 25, 2007, 1:19:32 AM

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jiraI applaud the pencil detail artwork techniques applied and leave the criticism to others (I’m not here to nit-pick)! I know what I like and this is a nice piece!

AriaGunnir on February 25, 2007, 1:43:59 AM

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AriaGunnirThank you very much!  You are very kind!  I like your work as well!  How long have YOU been drawing?

thedudedisturbed on February 24, 2007, 2:25:57 PM

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poor us(the contestants of less experience)...curse you...curse you well...
REALLY great drawing!!

AriaGunnir on February 25, 2007, 12:02:31 AM

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AriaGunnirWell, I can say with certainty, I've never been cursed WELL before... LOL  I don't know what YOU'RE talking about, because I've seen your gallery... You have terrific skillz, and it looks like to me like you have experience in art!  LOL  If I could have a "well curse" does that mean that no matter how hard I try to fail at something, I'll always succeed??  It's kind of a paradox though, trying to fail and failing at failing, so maybe that would be the end of the world or something! LOL  

thedudedisturbed on February 25, 2007, 7:18:59 AM

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thedudedisturbedwell really its a meaningless just cancels it self out..

AriaGunnir on February 25, 2007, 8:45:27 AM

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AriaGunnirOh!  *whew* what a relief!  Then I'm not cursed and can go back to living my life! LOL  Thanks for the compliment!