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Shadow Dragon by Nathaldron Shadow Dragon by Nathaldron
My half of an art trade with :iconwolfish-dream: who requested a black/shadow dragon with purple plate scales. I dont know if I did this right ^^; if he has wings, if he should be that body shape, I think I did the stomach wrong...and dont even ask me about those cloud things because I have no idea what they are 8D but still, he was pretty fun to draw =3

I hope you like him!!! :heart: Thank you for the trade!!!

Her half---> [link]
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:iconikanku:
Ikanku Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantasssstic!
The colouring is so smooth, I wanna touchittt!!
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:iconnathaldron:
Nathaldron Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:giggle: Thanks, touch away! :XD:
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:iconikanku:
Ikanku Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*stroooooookeeeeehhh* :drool:
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:iconkycheronian101:
Kycheronian101 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!!
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:iconnathaldron:
Nathaldron Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks =)
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:iconkycheronian101:
Kycheronian101 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem!
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:iconcottoncritter:
cottoncritter Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're really good at coloring/shading =D Nice pose here too! n-n
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:iconnathaldron:
Nathaldron Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It takes me ages to colour ^^; thanks!
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:iconcottoncritter:
cottoncritter Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well the outcomes are great! <3 np!~
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:iconkittysib:
KittySib Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Cute!:D
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:iconnathaldron:
Nathaldron Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks =3
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:iconkittysib:
KittySib Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
:D
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:iconwolfish-dream:
Wolfish-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Oh my gosh! I'm loving your design for it way better than my original concept! :heart: It looks amazing and I absolutely adore it! I love the cloud idea, and the colors are exactly how I imagined. The body shape and wings are spot on! It's perfect! :squee: Thank you so much for trading with me! :glomp: Hehe, I don't think I can say thank you enough :happybounce:
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:iconnathaldron:
Nathaldron Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:la: Yay!! I was so worried when I realised that I did the colour on the stomach wrong X_X thats what I get for not looking at the picture while colouring :fish:
Thank you!! Im very pleased you like him :hug: Thanks again for the trade :iconlachoirplz:
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:iconwolfish-dream:
Wolfish-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Hehe, that's quite alright. When I originally inked it out of my sketch book, I'd forgotten the tummy plates too. I think I like it better without them though :nod:
:hug: It was fun! Thank you for trading with me :aww:
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Almiras Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous work! =D I love the colours and shading. He looks very mysterious ^-^ and cloudy bits are a lovely contrast to the scales!
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:iconnathaldron:
Nathaldron Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks =) He looks quite thoughtful to me :giggle:
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:iconlittlenespa:
LittleNespa Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
beauftifull
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:iconnathaldron:
Nathaldron Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you =)
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:iconsoundwave04:
Soundwave04 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Looks great!
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:iconnathaldron:
Nathaldron Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks =)
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:iconslushy-pye:
Slushy-Pye Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
cloud*, even. :lmao:
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:iconnathaldron:
Nathaldron Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Clods sound better :XD:
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:iconslushy-pye:
Slushy-Pye Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
...And there wasn't a clod in the sky! :giggle: :XD:
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:iconslushy-pye:
Slushy-Pye Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think the clod thingies look really cool actually. :XD:
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:iconnathaldron:
Nathaldron Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks =3 Since he was shadowy I thought maybe thats how he forms...from clouds ^^
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:iconrainbowcrumbs:
RainbowCrumbs Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Such beautiful, smooth colours and a fantastic sense of depth and texture from your awesome lighting skills. A wonderful creature and great pose to show it :D
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:iconnathaldron:
Nathaldron Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!! I get stressed about lighting :XD: I always realise half way through colouring that I dont have a light direction ^^; :XD:
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:iconshadowkio:
Shadowkio Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Thw wings! The tail! The feet! Its beautiful!!!! The little clouds really add to the design, and stop being so hard on yourself!!!!!!
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:iconnathaldron:
Nathaldron Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks love =3 I'll try!
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:iconshadowkio:
Shadowkio Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
NOES!!!! YOU WILL STOP BEING HARD ON YOURSELF!!! Tis not good for you and your work is amazing!!
Stop this nonsense or I shall set my Cupcakes of Doom upon you!!!!!!
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:iconnathaldron:
Nathaldron Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, not the cupcakes :iconohnoesplz: I shall be good!!!

:XD:
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:iconshadowkio:
Shadowkio Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Good!! But be warned!! They are here ready and waiting to get you!!! >;3
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:iconflyingguardianfish:
FlyingGuardianFish Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh stop being harsh on yourself, it looks great :aww:
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:iconnathaldron:
Nathaldron Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am always horrible to myself ^^; I do it so no one else can point out the mistakes o_o;; but I do think his stomach should have been purple, not black ^^; ^^; ^^;
Thank you =3
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I-Ate-The-Cake Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is truely amasing! I really love your style and the anatomy of it is really pretty, i especially love the twisting of the tail and the wings!
In terms of coloring i can only say wow! Your technique is... well... i'm jealous and the transition from one color to another is really nicely done!
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:iconnathaldron:
Nathaldron Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, Im glad you like him ^^ Ive always really struggled with dragon anatomy - I did with this one as well X_X so I am pleased you think it looks ok!
And thanks again! Black is so hard to blend :( I wish I could get it smoother (some guys get it so it looks digital!) but, your comment means alot to me, thank you :heart:
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I-Ate-The-Cake Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would seriously never have thought that you struggled with the anatomy, though I think it's hard anyway. :)
Black is a bitch to blends, excuse me my swearing, but i think you do it extremely well compared to me. :D
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:iconnathaldron:
Nathaldron Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, anatomy on anything is difficult to get right!
And yes, it is X_X We just need to keep practicing - though Im sure you are your own worst critic and that you are much better than you think =)
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I-Ate-The-Cake Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It really is!
Yeah, practising, if i just had the time and inspiration... i've got an artist's block. :/
But yeah practise and beleaving in yourself. :)
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:iconrbf-productions-nl:
RBF-productions-NL Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey Kate. This reminds me of the works you used to do when we first met.
You have developed your own style and choose to do what you liked.

But it;s these... dragons, the way you work on them with bright colors and subtle, almost cartoon like contrasts that I love most.

Awesome.

Keep it up!!
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:iconnathaldron:
Nathaldron Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aye, I drew alot of dragons like this =3 and then I got a little depressed about it because they looked cartoony and not more "real". Now though, thats my style and how my dragons will always look so Im trying to roll with it! He was fun to do and thats what its about, having fun ^^

Thank you :D
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:iconrbf-productions-nl:
RBF-productions-NL Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
And YOU should focus on fun right now, so go draw a dozen of those awesome dragons!!!
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:iconnathaldron:
Nathaldron Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:salute: Aye aye Sir!!
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:icondashing-the-rainbow:
dashing-the-rainbow Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012   Digital Artist
hey guess waht, 7 secs and its already qualified for a group
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:iconnathaldron:
Nathaldron Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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