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April 28, 2012
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Storm Rising by pallanoph Storm Rising by pallanoph
Line art commission for :iconstormnobleheart: of his dragon character, Storm. :)

Now, I rarely draw dragons anymore, so to say this was a challenge is stretching a bit. It's the wings that make it tricky; putting them down on paper that ends up being too small makes it even worse. :XD: I tried pulling off a sort of perspective here, and I'm not sure how well it's working. I assure you, however, that I did try. (Very hard.) That's not to say I didn't enjoy drawing him, however. :)

Dip pen with india ink on bristol vellum, 11x14"

Character ~StormNobleheart
Art April Schumacher
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BigRedKareBear Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
the wings are fantastic
MonsterNooks Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Really nice! I love the lines and detail, so crisp and clear! really nice!
TheFeatheredCat Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the feet-- the articulation is fantastic. I think your wings came out good, but you could try adding more shading to the rear wing and to the end of the tail to make them sink back behind the rest of the character a bit more. --faved
MistingWolf Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Every time I see new art from you, I want to commission you again! This looks simply wonderful, and I think the perspective works just fine. :D
pallanoph Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :aww:
Seaff Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Never ceasing to amaze with these sketch commissions. He looks like quite a unique dragon too, I especially love how you did those paws!
pallanoph Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :aww: It's always fun to draw them when they look differently than your standard western dragons. I can't say I have much for originality in that department, however, so I'll just draw dragons belonging to other people. :lol:
wheresmytea Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really like the hatching on this one! It's like a lithograph illustration. :)
pallanoph Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I do love lithography, as well as intaglio, particularly copperplate etching. *misses the joy of a traditional printmaking studio*

Thanks! It would also seem that I'm finally getting some of my hatching skills back. It's tricky with a dip pen, sometimes. :D
StormNobleheart Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Excellent work! I must say that you have drawn extremely close to what I see with my mind's eye. I agree that wings are very tricky to draw. Most of the time when I used to attempt to draw dragons, I would draw the wings folded.

Thank you so very much.
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