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goatshrine-art · 50 minutes ago
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In honour of Smaugust this month, I thought this feature could be an artist whose dragons I really admire. C.C.J. Ellis has various themes and styles in their work, but mainly it is steeped in mythical creatures, monsters and, in particular, Welsh folklore. In their traditional work they utilise a loose watercolour and pen style to bring the creatures to life in a swirl of smoky shapes and intricate details. These fine lines take even more of a centre stage in their digital work where it highlights every scale and skin texture.
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There is alot of charm and character in their spindly designs. Some appear friendly yet undeinably beastly, and others possess a very mysterious and unerving aura, leading you to wonder if this is the sort of creature you’d want to trust on a dark night...
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Over the years I have followed them I have watched them pour and incredible amount of time and work into their labor of love, Welsh Monsters and Mythical Beasts. This beautiful and intricatly illustrated book documents the rich mythology of the country. While Wales does have a red dragon on their flag, sadly many of their other mythical creatures and stories are being forgotten over time. Through a passion for their culture, Ellis hopes that they may introduce the legends to a wider audience. The book is available through Waterstones and you can learn more about it here on their website.  
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digitalfriend08 · 2 hours ago
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run for your life by Moose15  (May 23, 2010)
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dragonchildcomic · 2 hours ago
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Back for day two of StocktonCon, and we’re ready for a great day! You can find us in the Artist Alley at the end of our row. I have my handmade dragons, indie comic, coloring pages, and more for all to enjoy! The show runs until 5pm, so come on out for a great day!
If you can’t make the show, you can always order my comics and plush toys on the Dragon Child shop at https://www.dragonchild.net/shop/
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niyerahain · 2 hours ago
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Ok this guy was way too cute to fodder sell so! Meet Hushpuppy. For sale for 100g, sunset/mint xxy and comes with this art! Also open for trades/payment in treasure. Find them here !
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medialibrary · 2 hours ago
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revenantpoet · 4 hours ago
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Feathered
“A dragon Should not be Feathered!” My father squawked Upon my hatching
My mother Glared at him until he left His job long finished And his presence not needed Or wanted Anymore
But those words Though I couldn’t comprehend them Truly know them When I was that tiny They’ve haunted me my whole life
Mother called me beautifully different She said I was special in a good way But the laughter of my broodlings When they began to fly But I was still puffy and small Lurks in the back of my thoughts
When I was old enough I crawled from the nest I hid in the brush and the rocks Like some scavenger Instead of the apex predator I was supposed to be Like my broodlings Soaring above me in the sky
And I Too afraid to fly on feathered wings Where they could see Only taking to the sky in the darkest nights
I wonder Do they miss me? Do they remember me? Do they care? Did they ever care?
But I try not to think too much About anything, really Other than the next prey I need to catch And where I’ll sleep that night
Until Until There is a screaming Filling the air Panic and pain Constricted in a shrieking tone
And in the sky A roc flies by Not an unusual sight They love the scrublands For the same solitude it provides me
But that voice wasn’t bird It was draconian It was familiar It was lovely It was one I’d heard echoing in the nest More than any other
Mother?
A streak of blue flies by after the roc Speedy but not quite as fast And that’s when the roc’s wings lift And the prize clutched in its claws become clear
An egg
My wings spread before I even think My feet no longer on the ground Feathers sleek and quiet.
Protection may be my weakness Feathers soft compared to armored scales But my form is lithe Silent Speedy
I know I’m not like the others I know I’m not as strong My flame not as bright My skin not as tough But stealth And quickness Is how I’ve survived
The wind flies by A silent whistle through my feathers Wings just a blur in the air As I catch the current and soar Above Mother Above the roc Above the sky Above everything
Until I dive
I sink faster than a stone in water Barely a blur Silent and sleek And the roc doesn’t see me coming
My claws dig into feathers Ripping, tearing Until my maw latches onto a neck Crack, crunch Quick and painless Killed how I would want to be killed
Before I flip the beast over Take the egg in delicate paws And spread my wings Letting the body fall As I soar slowly to the ground Landing soft With precious cargo
An egg I’ve never held one before Never seen more than fragments Shimmering shiny and silver In the corners of my birth cave
What sort of dragon does this egg hold? What color will its scales be? Unless it has feathers But that I wouldn’t wish it on them
A thud rumbles next to me I curve my body over the egg— And then I’m surrounded with scales and warmth My mother Not as large as I remember Now that I’m grown
And now she’s She’s… Praising and crying and joyous Happy
And for once Maybe being feathered isn’t such a curse Maybe being so light, so agile Isn’t so bad
If it led to saving this little life If it led to making my mother proud If it led to making me happy
Maybe my life isn’t so much of A curse As it’s more like A challenge
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opaleyedprince · 4 hours ago
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me w/pretty stones since i was like 4
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theabode · 5 hours ago
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thesmartartslibrary · 5 hours ago
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drogonthered · 7 hours ago
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Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen with her sons Jacaerys Velaryon and Lucerys Velaryon.
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bogboyleonard · 7 hours ago
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Dragon thoughts 
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wishuponroses · 8 hours ago
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Please recommend anime that feature DRAGONS!!
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felisblack · 11 hours ago
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Handmade dragon
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