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War of Dragons by Shockbolt War of Dragons by Shockbolt
This is my illustration for this weeks art challenge over at [link] , topic being "war of dragons".


Painted in Photoshop 6.0 using a intuos 3 wacom tablet, no reference of any kind used. 3 evenings spent.

"The ancient battle between firedragons and icedragons.
Ever since the morning of time, they had fought for control of the world and for the power gained through the people worshipping them.

Once the mighty leader of the firedragons was defeated, they cut off his wings and banished him from the world. So it was that the icedragons reigned for thousands of years, hunting down the remaining firedragons, one by one.

But it was said that when the constellations of the three moons were right, their leader would come to their rescue to defeat the icedragons..."

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:iconbluemoon865:
BlueMoon865 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Truly astounding.
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconbluemoon865:
BlueMoon865 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Your welcome.
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:icondeviantson808:
DeviantSon808 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
poor dragon haha nahh but its great this really caught my eye
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:iconsheba987:
Sheba987 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome art, i quite like it
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:icondarksoulxlightheart:
DarkSoulXLightHeart Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
W.O.W I've seen heaps of awesome drawings, but this has to be one of my favorites and one of the best! Awesome work!
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconyellowkirbyknight:
Yellowkirbyknight Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Amazing Drawing I wish I was so good at drawing like you and this is one of the best drawings ive ever seen. :)
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Keep spending time painting and you'll see you'll improve!
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:iconbirdofabirch:
BirdofaBirch Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
This is a very wonderful. But I think a good dragons will be lost in this war. : )
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:iconlidpele:
lidpele Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
did the little dragon have to die?
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm afraid so...
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:iconmadsportspie:
MadSportsPie Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
That is so beast.
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconravenwolfe0:
Ravenwolfe0 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
very cool
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconravenwolfe0:
Ravenwolfe0 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Welcome :)
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:iconexocolumn:
exocolumn Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Awesome work!
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconfirstdarkangel2001:
FirstDarkAngel2001 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
great epic work! :D:D:D so much so an epic work because of not using any references too! ^^
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconfirstdarkangel2001:
FirstDarkAngel2001 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
not a problem at all! :D I am curious of if you might do anything of point commissions or art trades or requests at all? I am sorry to be using this great piece of work's comment area in order to ask, and you can of course send a reply via note if you want. ^^
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Generally, the only way I do requests are when I have polls with various categories, then let people also come with suggestions as they vote :)
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:iconfirstdarkangel2001:
FirstDarkAngel2001 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
that is interesting. ^_^ and yeah, I have done polls, and it ends up becoming sometimes of it being voted of a random female, and I will ask the first person that commented on it being a random female that I do a female OC of theirs. ^^ it makes it more fun that way, I think.
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Shockbolt Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I usually donīt do specific requests as I feel they have a purpose for asking, either to use the artwork in one way or another, other than appreciating it. :)
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:iconfirstdarkangel2001:
FirstDarkAngel2001 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
that is true in itself, but with commissions it gives a reason of which one makes artwork for another. ^^
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
An art-exchange, thatīs a whole other matter :)
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NobilisKrypton Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Ís og Eldur" Amazing details! And the dead ice dragon on the left :D :icondragonlaplz:
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:iconscorch62msc:
scorch62msc Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely amazing!!!
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:icontaintedutopia:
taintedutopia Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
WTB wallpaper?
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The original is way too small to be turned into a wallpaper, I'll have wallpaper sizes in mind for future dragon paintings though :D
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:iconjizzy342:
Jizzy342 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Would you mind if I used this as a reference to draw for practice? Obviously I'd link back to this deviation when I put it up on mine.
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Not at all :)
It'll be fun to see how the result comes out for You :D
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:icongraphic-hound:
Graphic-Hound Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Great work... I hope you don't take this the wrong way but it looks kind of like the the roach on "Men in Black". Well in the face area that is.
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:XD:
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:iconjared1481:
Jared1481 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow..amazing work :)
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You :)
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:icontorrent-demonz:
Torrent-Demonz Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
unique! great job!
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icontorrent-demonz:
Torrent-Demonz Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
anytime. keep up the good work. I personally love dragons, and id have to say that is one of my favs now. actually got it up as my current background. I draw myself, so ill have to see abiout putting up some stuff myself. except everything i do is by hand. I don't have really any experience with"Bryce" and those type of programs. anywayzzz, truely awesome picture.
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DragonOfHuecoMundo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Student General Artist
wow that is truly an amazing picture great job:nod: i love it^^:clap:
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You! :D
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:icondragonofhuecomundo:
DragonOfHuecoMundo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Student General Artist
your welcome^^
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:icongreeklegendsarewin14:
epic pic
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconrydi1689:
rydi1689 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your amazing artwork has been featured in "The Nevergiven Daily Deviations". Please take a look and give the other featured pieces some love :w00t:. Thank you!
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:iconshockbolt:
Shockbolt Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
And thank You for doing so! :D
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sorrowfulsnowleopard Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... *collapses from seeing pure awsomeness*

amazing! instant fave!
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:iconhydrus-v-riddle:
Hydrus-v-riddle Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I know, this is so amazing, and your a fan of snow leopards too I see! I love snow leopard, we should talk.

Anubis
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