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Mad with grief by Strecno Mad with grief by Strecno
This a colored sketch out of my sketchbook. The good thing about colored sketches is that you can revise all the faults of coloring and shading much better in the actual painting…

It’s a cold sunset…Excitedly screams can be heard it the air and the spit of the fire that destroys the village…the goats jams themselves in backmost corner of their corral bleat in fear of the fire and the…dragon!

On the rock is a male dragon of Draco’s kind. But not Draco (if you can see the differences or not)!!! He has some scars and one leg is only a stump. Maybe these wounds were inflicted by dragonslayers.
This dragon was wounded so much by humans, and perhaps he couldn’t stand the pain to see all the other dragons around him dying (possibly some of them were his friends…). Maybe it took only one more modicum to drive him into madness. The hate grows...he know everything is hopeless…the only thing that remains to be done is revenge (I guess he can’t differentiate between “good or bad” humans anymore, at this point)

Yes, he is responsible for the fire in the village. You can still see the black rings around his nostrils. And he is ready to blow fire on to coming soldiers, too (look at the dim glowing in his nose^^). Perhaps someone shoot an arrow with a ballista in his chest, and a thin line of blood runs down his body. I know as long as the arrow stuck in his body, usually the blood can’t issue much, but I guess if the dragon flew with the last of his strength on this rock, it’s possible that thru the movement flows out some blood. He is in great pain and knows he will die soon…but not without taking some of the hated humans with him…

Done with color pencils (still have no Prismas :P)

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TheLOAD Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
The blood looks like liquid light....
deathnotefan88 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great work again
SharksDen Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I have never read the original novel, is there including more description about story background like the past days of the dragons?
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SharksDen Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this is really a long description, I have to use translation software to read. But your English is awesome!
Will the village of this story was the story turning point of Bowen . But the film is processed into a comedy segment. Maybe, Draco has already been aware of the problem, like a mentor directly took their business from fraud transaction to heroism. Avalon, in the movie, the dragon seem to be very familiar with. Through queen said, I know that in a long time ago, there was a harmonious coexistence age of human and dragon. Perhaps in the time of King Arthur. I really love this version of the magic set. Magic is mysterious, it does not like a technology exists, but as a partly hidden and partly visible. No Wizard, no technical term. This is the real magic.
In any case the most parts of the movie is primarily comedy elements, the time has passed so many years, I really want to have a new film version. A more serious epic movie. Now we have" Eragon" or " How to Train Your Dragon" ( the Eragon's movie is dreadful), so it seems impossible. Actually once I had dreamed of becoming a director, at least, a screenwriter, has the ability to shoot the film in its remake. The naive dream died in the growth road. I became a painter -.-|||
NeonBow Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Poor dragon.
Cachtice Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Wahhh he will die.... :tears:

please let the fucking DS burn too.... add an secound version from the pidcture... The Dragon lives and the DS are dead....
Strecno Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
-_- du weißt das das mit der vorgeschichte unrealistisch ist Xp außerdem sind bestimmt noch genug soldaten die ihn sicher töten (die sind dann auch Rechtshänder), selbst wenn er die vordersten röstet…..immer diese Happyends ;P
JeffreyA95 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Thats Cool, could he be Draco's younger Brother?
Strecno Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Err….I guess not ^^ not every dragon that look similar to Draco is automatically akin with him….
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