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January 17, 2013
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The Stream Of The Spirit -GIFT- by Wotansvogel The Stream Of The Spirit -GIFT- by Wotansvogel
"A dragon's heart burns fiercely under the cosmic moonlight..."

Edit: He is now named Dolras■ran, the Spirit of Nature! Thank you *Graetth! :D

This time, I'll leave you to interpret this drawing yourself completely. I'd be very happy to read what you think when you all look at this! :)

A gift to :icongraetth:! It does not happen often that you find such a wonderful friend.
At first I planned to let his wings flow into a waterfall, but that would've been too much.

Watch me draw this on youtube: [link]

Spoof: [link] (Intended with the awesome-face as a preview for *Gewalgon.. but she decided that something was definitely missing. :D)

*Graphite Pencil 2B 6B 8B
*Kneaded eraser, pencil eraser, murdered eraser

Art and Character belongd to ME, Wotansvogel. Do not steal, use, copy, alter or trace my art or remove my watermark.
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I think this was done very well overall. The idea may have been used before, but this one is unique in it's own way. I can see that the work put into this was great, and probably took a very long time. The vision is obvious and I would say it's a good one. The technique is something that I doubt anyone could copy. Especially me. This picture is amazing and there is in fact an impact here. The picture makes you curious about who the dragon is, and why he is there, just about every question imaginable.

All in all this was a very good picture.
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A Dragon's Heart burns fiercely, under the Cosmic Moonlight. So overwhelming with passion… this remarkable artwork speaks a thousand words. Immediately we see the emotion. There is a raw power surging up and through this aged white ash tree. It is a tree of wisdom… and experience. A limb of earth energy. And the mighty dragon of nature grips the curvature of his foundation; feeling the texture of every groove. He is bound to the earth… a part of it. The water flows as energy through the dragon, feeding the stream. The Cervid horns signify a practicality beyond superficiality, a return to nature, and the ancient laws of life. He yearns for the cosmos; its beauty and vastness are an incomprehensible fathom. Yet he knows the depths, and he feels it. His heart surges even as the starlight reflects upon the waters.

I love everything about this artwork; especially the horns, the tree, and the dark star spotted sky. The vaulted body position is commanding and suggests the love of freedom, but also a respect for the indisputable order of things. The water coming from the wings is a very nice touch as well; a strong representation of life and energy. The Deer horn style is my absolute favorite. I simply love it, no explanation needed. I have supposed the tree, due to the heavy grooves and the distinct diamond shape to them, as an aged White Ash. A younger tree would have had a smoother surface. This Reptilian Dragon has a fine row of Dorsal Spines running down his back which remind me of the many wild lizards I had so often been fascinated by as a young boy. The curved end of the tail just makes me happy. And I love that this is a black and white artwork.

The piece is drawn very well technically. I think under the strictest criticism we could ask for slightly more detailed proportions, however it is almost difficult to say where. Possibly we could have seen more prominence with the wings, but that is debatable. I like the texture of the tree and the fact that it has no leaves. The stripes running the length of the dragon are realistic, and help to show the surface of the skin and body. We have stunning dark talons which match the horns nicely.

The companion video [link] to this artwork is simply amazing. It was wonderful to see this process of 4.5 hours passing by in just 8 minutes and 39 seconds. The music sets a good mood also, giving a very epic and medieval flavor. It was interesting to learn that you are right handed also, and to see with what comfort and familiarity you hold each tool in hand. The ease with which you created and blended was fluid and fascinating to watch.

Overall, The Stream Of The Spirit is a very beautifully crafted piece. It is an intriguing combination of earth, water, dragon, and starscape. The sensation of night and magic simply pour forth from it. I find it to be an attractive and riveting addition to your art gallery, and a great contribution to the imagination of art and dragon lovers everywhere. But most of all, this artwork and the companion video are a most amazing gift to me. I was surprised and I a delighted that you have created this for me. There is only one thing better which I have ever received from you, and that is the gift of friendship. And I will forever hold true to our bond. With much love and respect I say thank you, and well done.

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Feivelyn Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student General Artist
nettes drachen viech :D
Ich sollte definitiv auch wieder ÷fter drachen malen
Seleda Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Awesome! :D (Big Grin) 
lady-dariella Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
This Absolutely rocks.
Brii333 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooh my goodness, he's beautiful. Dragons are awesome and really hard to draw, so I'm going to have to say that its fantastic. Sorry I don't have anything more constructive to offer...
Wotansvogel Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013   General Artist
Thank you very much, and don't worry, every comment makes me happy! :happybounce:
Ectoplasmic-Slug Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Congratulations!! :happybounce: This submitted art piece has qualified for the Excellent Art folder in #Dragon-Fanatics

Have a Great week! :peace:

Amanda Rose Wanner :rose:
*Mukki-Tadi Founder
Wotansvogel Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013   General Artist
Wow.. :wow:
Thank you so much! :)

Ravenblack greetings and a great week to you too!
Ectoplasmic-Slug Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student General Artist
You're very welcome :hug: Thanks :)
Stolvezen Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So great !
RamsaySnow Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is wonderful!
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