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CE: Territorial Battle by DraconaVampira CE: Territorial Battle by DraconaVampira
FINALLY FINISHED *dies* This is the most detailed thing I have ever drawn. Probably close to 12-15 hours went into this drawing. It's huge too (9MB) XD

Also decided that the dragons would have a lightning breath attack instead of fire :3

Background of the drawing:

This particular clan of dragons is vicious and mean, always chasing off other creatures and taking their territory, this time it the victims were the fiery phoenix, and they're not going down without a fight. The viewer is looking through the eyes of one of the phoenix as it tries to defend it's home.
- There are reasons why the dragon's face is lacking scales. I designed them to not have scales there to add a weak spot, so that is intentional-

This took me a lot of work. Comments are GREATLY appreciated~

Contest entry for :icondreamorchid78:
Contest Journal: [link]
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:iconmorgan-michele:
Morgan-Michele Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw the WIPs of this on Facebook (I think,) but I wanted to see the final version before I commented on any of them :D

I absolutely love all the detail you put into this! All of those scales and feathers, I don't think I would have the patience to draw all of those! And the texture on the dragon's eyes is really well done. They look really shiny, just like they should :) You did a really great job at keeping everything symmetrical too. Trying to draw anything from the front and making everything even is tough, and, I'm not sure about you, but I have a really difficult time with drawing dragon's directly from the front.

I could comment on every single aspect here, but I think I'll leave it at that. You did an excellent job on this. All of those hours you spent were well worth it :)
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:icondraconavampira:
DraconaVampira Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I uploaded a few on Facebook x3

Thanks! I barely had the patience to draw them all xD

Thank you so much for the feedback ^w^
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TheQueenofDarkness76 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Writer
Amazing art work :D
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:icondraconavampira:
DraconaVampira Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much ^^
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:iconthequeenofdarkness76:
TheQueenofDarkness76 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Writer
Welcome :D
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:iconthedragondragoth:
TheDragonDragoth Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jeah :3
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:iconlegendathecity:
Legendathecity Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is.... just pure awesome. You took the words right out of my mouth! All that insane detail on the dragon in front and the nearby phoenix's feathers... I also love the contrasting shades of blue in the background.

There is a good amount of contrast to show that there's some serious action going on here, though for some reason, it doesn't feel like it's enough... Maybe some explosions caused by the dragons' and phoenixes' breath attacks clashing with each other, perhaps? There's already signs of chaos in here, though, so it's already amazing as it is!


(I would have commented sooner, but I was busy when I first saw this.)
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:icondraconavampira:
DraconaVampira Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!!!

Darn, I was actually thinking of adding some explosions and more silhouettes in the background, but my time to work on it was running short and I haven't quite grasped how to do explosions (still learning fire XD)

Thanks for the feed back, I really enjoy reading your comments, and you always give such a helpful critique ^^
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:iconlegendathecity:
Legendathecity Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!

Ah, I understand. ^^ I'm not too sure how to do explsions myself, actually. Last time I tried, I just tried making a jumbled mess of colours. XD

Once again, you're welcome! Anything to help with enhancing any already amazing art! :D
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:icondraconavampira:
DraconaVampira Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The jumbled mess of colors looked really good though! x3

:la: :iconsquishhugplz:
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:iconlunarathedragonqueen:
LunaraTheDragonQueen Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Go Phoenix, go! Don't let those dragons bully you out of your home!
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:icondraconavampira:
DraconaVampira Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YEAH WHAT SHE SAID!
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:icondragongirl249:
DragonGirl249 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student General Artist
:jawdrop: :faint:
The detail in this is just amazing!! :iconepiclaplz:
And the lightning looks so awesome! :happybounce:
This is all-around epic!!! :dummy:

The Dragon at the front is staring into my soul :iconscaredplz:
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:icondraconavampira:
DraconaVampira Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :la: >w<

Yes, yes it is x3
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LightEndDragon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Woah my god. That's amazing!
Really nice, love the details on the dragons face and the story of the picture.
I think it's really original how it's through the phoenix's eyes :)
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:icondraconavampira:
DraconaVampira Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
All those details took forever to do XD I still felt like I was drawing even when I stopped XDD
Thanks, I'm glad I went with the idea x3
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LightEndDragon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem :D
And i'm not surprised! Your efforts paid off though. It looks amazing<3
No problem, again XD It's a nice perspective :)
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May-Ya Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Filmographer
whaaaaaat? You did that!!!?? O___O That's actually very nice! Awesome textures, amazing detail and colors. That close up of a dragon is splendid. Sweet sweet work :iconchuuplz:
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:icondraconavampira:
DraconaVampira Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup Yup! ^w^
Thank you so much!
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neepneep128 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's amazing :iconnoeswooplz:
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:icondraconavampira:
DraconaVampira Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Neeps!
I worked hard on it xD
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:iconneepneep128:
neepneep128 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I can tell ;n;
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:iconhronawmonstamer:
HronawmonsTamer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...dude... that reallt is f*cking amazing!
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:icondraconavampira:
DraconaVampira Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you~!!! ^^
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xSilverflowerx Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
OOHH EMMM GEEE!!! YOU FINISHED IT!! Gawdd, the detail of the scales and feathers are awesome ;w;
Gotta love those fangs ^,__,^
Pic is beautiful~ Good job!! :iconmonkeythumbplz:
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:icondraconavampira:
DraconaVampira Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yush :iconlaaaplz: I'm glad too xD

Thanks!!! :iconsquishhugplz:
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xSilverflowerx Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
You're very welcome!! :icondragonhugplz:
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:iconshadowfighter999:
shadowfighter999 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
*wants* awesome work?
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:icondraconavampira:
DraconaVampira Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconsquishhugplz: Thanks~!
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:iconshadowfighter999:
shadowfighter999 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
yw :3
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:icondraconavampira:
DraconaVampira Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*spazz glomp* x3
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shadowfighter999 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
*doesn't even know what glomp is but glomps too*
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:icondraconavampira:
DraconaVampira Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomp:
That xD
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:iconshadowfighter999:
shadowfighter999 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
oh :iconglompplz:
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:icondraconavampira:
DraconaVampira Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD Now you know
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Paranormalmoon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The effects on this are wonderful and I love the originality of the dragons, but one thing that gets me is the anatomy on the closest dragon. It's probably just me but his face looks a little crooked.
And the dragon next to him just looks a little akward because of how his mouth is.

Great work on the lightning and the clouds though!
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:icondraconavampira:
DraconaVampira Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Crap, well I was trying to keep it straight xD It's much straighter than I normally get so I'm pretty okay with it currently.

Thank you very much~!
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:iconparanormalmoon:
Paranormalmoon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :)

Also, I recommend referancing with Skyrim Dragons. They've helped me a lot.
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:icondraconavampira:
DraconaVampira Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll have to try that x3 Thanks for the tip ^^
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:iconparanormalmoon:
Paranormalmoon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob :)
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:iconlithiumdark:
LithiumDark Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Fucking wow. Yes I still want this in our living room!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Like, NOW GDI! SPECTACULAR~

Even if this doesn't win, it fucking won in my book.
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:icondraconavampira:
DraconaVampira Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>w<
Glad to hear~
Guess this was a good step in improvement xD
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:iconlithiumdark:
LithiumDark Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Yes it was. You did absolutely amazing.
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:icondraconavampira:
DraconaVampira Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la: Just imagine what I'll come up with the next time I do something like this :la:

Although that will be awhile XD I have to recover from this one
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:iconlithiumdark:
LithiumDark Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Haha, I can't wait.
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:iconfirekittyart:
FireKittyArt Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
wow! this looks way awesome finished!
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:icondraconavampira:
DraconaVampira Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!

and I fixed the using fire on a Phoenix problem xD
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:iconfirekittyart:
FireKittyArt Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
I saw :XD: Lightning dragons!
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:icondraconavampira:
DraconaVampira Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and lightning is such a fun power to draw x3
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:iconninjawerewolves:
NinjaWerewolves Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
This is so gorgeous~! The shading and scales and feathers and background~ <3
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