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this is the original artwork of the dragon from the dragon novel cover.

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OMG i got a DD!! yay!! :boogie:
i guess that explains why i received like a hundred messages all of a sudden. :D
thanks alot for all the comments and crits, they're making me really really really happy! :dance:
and i'm sorry i cant reply all the comments (but i'l try), since this is my first DD and i'm still in shock! OMG! :wow: :faint:
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btw, i counted there are 4 person who said that this is more like a hydra than a dragon. what do you think? :confused:


makasih bgt buat ~butosipit :thanks:
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original dragon, by ~arf, is quite remarkable the way the dragon heads are woven into the castle scene. Add to that the fire and you really get a sense of being overwhelmed by the onslaught. ( Suggested by butosipit and Featured by Aeires )
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superdm64 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Allow me to attempt to clear up this matter. This is not a Hydra. For starters, it has legs. The Hydra (unless this is the Disney Hercules universe) does not have legs. Some people assume that any Dragon creature with multiple heads is a Hydra, however multi-headed Dragons are not uncommon in legend. Furthermore, a real Hydra has a more serpentine appearance (though this does vary far more than the legs thing). This is all based on how I define these creatures of course, and I tend to hold the Hydra up to the original Greek myth.
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sahragok Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
nice work :)
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azazel501 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
What is the title of the dragon novel?
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TundraaFX Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah!
This is amazing.
I really like the colors.
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:iconpenciltopapertoeaser:
Kind of reminds me of Orochi from the wii game Okami.
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Dr490n10v3r Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
definitely hydra!
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AliphSacadijaya Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
GOODDDDDD
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poketard19 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i think hydra:iconwonderingplz:
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Arlynos2219 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Original dragon? Are we talking the Devil himself? Revelations ?
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kaset218 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow
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Canibabey Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Hydra-esque dragons are pure badassry, it's a shame they're not very common.

Great work!
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Samuraibot Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it does look like a hydra yes, but the head thats sort of at the back and kind of getting pushed back looks singular.
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ViDeSt Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Cool!!!
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:iconarantais:
Arantais Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Dang, I like how the you illustrate the fire and the dragon/hydra personally , i think its a hydra XD
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xxWolfshadowxx Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
If it were a hydra it would have fins and the such not spikes so it's a dragon or well, whatever you think cause it's your piece but it looks really cool!
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n1njA-stAr Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Meh.. kinda looks like one, but aren't hydra"s found in water? Then agian I've never seen a dragon with more then 3 heads XD What ever it is it awesome! Really cool peice :D
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beandog79 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
"Uh mom the dragons loose again." :D
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PossumRoadkill Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Beautiful piece. You have a wonderful style.
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TamagoStudio Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
A very big great illustration.
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Highlighterjuice Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
It is hydra-ish, but it is also dragon-ish. And awesome-ish XD
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:iconarf:
arf Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
ahahaa thanks!!
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Highlighterjuice Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Lol, you're welcome ^^
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Rukawa-11 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is it!
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LugiaSilverWing Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kewl. I love multi-headed dragons ^_^. Nice Work!!
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temary44 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I love it!
By the way, I think that the difference between hydras and dragons is that the dragons just have 1 head while the hydras have more.
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DRACODOPTABLES Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Spectacular! It seems one of our Eggs likes it as well!
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zhleader Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Hello, this is zhleader! I am sending messages to all dragon fans to advertise Future Dragon, a fantasy story I created! Please check it out! Now up is the entire vol. 1 (chapters 1-10) and the website (futuredragon.wetpaint.com). Once again, please check it out and I appreciate your support!
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Lioness-of-Cydonia Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Breathtaking! I love the way you colored it.
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:iconarf:
arf Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very very much. :thanks:
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Poisondart22 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
Check out :icondragonloversclub444:
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alyssalee112 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
omg. very fairy-tale like! :D i can stare at this all day and still admire it. x)
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:iconarf:
arf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
you can stare this all day? no waaay, the city would have been burned down by then! :D

thanks so much, glad you like it. :thanks:
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lolgirl45476 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
i say.... its very peaceful in that town.
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:iconarf:
arf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
it was, before the dragon/hydra/wathever comes visiting. :D
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ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
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Awesome![link]
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:iconarf:
arf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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meowchi75 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the details!!
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:iconarf:
arf Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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KozmoJosh Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009   Filmographer
woah! nice detail!
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:iconarf:
arf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very very much. :)
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Thorn-Zenithar Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwww, so beautiful-just havin fun traching a castle!!!! i feel bad for the knights on call for this job!!! XDDD

i have to agree with, 4 you said, other people, it does resemble a hydra, but with a very dragon-esque look-which i love btw!!!

well worth the DD!
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arf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha.. luckily all the knights are on vacation! :D

thanks alot!! glad you like it! :thanks:
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Thorn-Zenithar Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahahahaha, well maybe they should STAY on vacation huh? lol

your welcome!!! :D
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SinistarX Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Very cool art style
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:iconarf:
arf Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much sir. :)
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YamiMomochi Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Cool!
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:iconarf:
arf Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!

but i think it's hot. you know, fire and all. :D
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starthere13 Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
:nod: THIS is the way a dragon should be. Fierce, destructive, devastating. The background adds to the ferocity of the monster! It shows the carnage and wreckage that it's wrought. Great picture!!!


I thought the Hydra was a Dragon. o.O
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:iconarf:
arf Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot! i really appreciate your thoughts on this. :thanks:

yea i thought hydra = dragon, but apparently not. :D
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Daughter-of-David811 Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
it's a hydragon! The artwork is beautiful, truly beautiful... and so detailed, too. You really made it come alive! :)
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