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Illusor Sky Dragon

Illusor Sky Dragon

Illusor Sky Dragon by Stratadrake
Illusor Sky Dragon by Stratadrake


How poetic it is to both start and end the year 2005 with artwork of dragons: This is Illusor, a variant breed of my feathered Sky Dragons. Despite the large and beautiful train of feathers down his back and tail, this breed is still a flyer on equal par with other Sky Dragons.

It is said that the females of this breed do not bear the large train of tailfeathers, but that they do share similar colors and patterns to their feathered pelt. And like all Sky Dragons, this breed can still store and release electrical energy for use as a weapon.

Inspired by a small carpet with a peacock design I have hanging on my wall; one glance and I knew I had to make a dragon based on it.

Media: Colored and ebony pencil
Time spent: About five hours
Size: 75px/in at full view.

General Info

General Info

Category Fantasy » Dragons » Feathered Dragons
Date Submitted
Views 2351
Favorites... 21
Vote Score 2
Comments 17
Media Colored Pencil / Crayon
Time Taken about 5 hours


Comments (17)

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GoodOlAxel on September 17, 2007, 7:53:41 AM

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GoodOlAxelI like it. The choice of color, the pose, the name, but the beak.
I looks kinda' pasted. You know, the part at the top that seems to be detached...
Sorry, I'm being picky. ;)

SparkyTheMadDog on April 27, 2007, 10:52:09 AM

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SparkyTheMadDogYou put so much details into the feathers and everything else on the dragon! It rocks:) *faves*

Breloom on December 7, 2006, 8:27:00 AM

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BreloomYou need life in your eyes. Try adding shine to them or something. I dare you to try it out and see how significantly it brings a picture to life.

Ouari on December 5, 2006, 12:28:07 PM

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OuariSorry but this does not look like a dragon. Shouldn't this be in the giffin section? I don't belive I have ever seen a dragon with a beak. No offence with the pic though. Its well drawn.

Ouari on December 6, 2006, 8:43:04 AM

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OuariI said beaks not feathers, just looks strange to have i beak to me

Stratadrake on December 6, 2006, 9:22:53 PM

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StratadrakeOkay, that makes more sense. Though... I decided early on that I wanted this type of dragon to be more birdlike than the average, and having drawn several of them, that's one element which will not be changing. Though with this one I did figure out where to be placing the characteristic nose horn... and if you compare this to how I draw a gryphon, you'll notice the differences right away. People have claimed that my gryphons aren't "really" gryphons, too... hehe.

Stratadrake on December 5, 2006, 9:20:42 PM

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StratadrakeTrust me, you aren't the first person to say that. Who says a dragon can't have feathers? ;)

Ouari on December 6, 2006, 8:41:48 AM

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OuariI didn't say feathers I said beaks lol

OMGitsmarshi on November 23, 2006, 1:33:46 AM

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OMGitsmarshiwow! i love the way you have done the feathers and all the detail, the colours also seem to go really well together and are bright, but without clashing,
it's really good! :)

Weapon_Rider on May 23, 2006, 12:16:59 AM

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Weapon_Riderone of the best pieces of artwork I've seen on this sight.......fitting for one of the best artists

PFC on May 11, 2006, 12:19:15 AM

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PFCFive hours? I can see why. It's so incredibly well detailed. Another great picture from Stratadrake!

rolla_roach on March 15, 2006, 5:27:18 PM

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rolla_roachI love peacocks! What a lovely color assortment. Beautiful detail.

WolfZakuro on February 28, 2006, 11:31:15 AM

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WolfZakurothis is beautiful,great details on the feathers.

Sun_Ce on January 22, 2006, 12:05:56 PM

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Sun_CeCe: That is amazing. You blended so many colours and the shading is spectacular. The feathers look like they are from a real bird. Great pic.