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Iron Hellkite-Ref Sheet by arvalis Iron Hellkite-Ref Sheet by arvalis
So to preface this, i draw dragons all the time, just never post them because i dont like my sketches. I set out to design a dragon i would draw again, something more iconic, i feel i achieved this. Oh and that dude in the corner, he is a new character that you guys havent seen yet. Might do more cool dragons, maybe later ;p



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Iron HellkiteİRJ Palmer www.arvalis.deviantart.com
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snailspot Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wouldn't the wings get ripped by the spines?
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Wolfywingedwolf Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most likelylikely
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xMintwi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the monster looks like Rathalos ._., but great job!
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Majungatholus Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
omg I love his design!!
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xHyacintho Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome. I love it.
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ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the design of this guy, great work!
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drakon345 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
can you make me a picture?
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arvalis Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
If you want to pay me for a commission, then sure.
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drakon345 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
i have no money
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arvalis Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
I don't do work for free
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drakon345 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
o.k.
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Blazingangel1214 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
You should post your Dragons, they look cool!
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Rorghus Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
This is pretty damn good. I would only say that the wings should be more attached to the shoulder joint, above the forelegs. At the moment, the wing limb is seperated from the shoulder by those bad-ass spikes, and it looks like they are sprouting from the spine of the dragon. But thats just me being picky. On the whole, this is a kick ass Worm.
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arvalis Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Thats because that wing on his body is attached tio the far side. Thats why there a dark circle on the shoulder in front, the wing is removed to show his spine scutes. I show the underside of the wing above.
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Rorghus Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Ooooohhhhh I seeeeeee!!!! Then please forgive me. Fantastic work. :)
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IMONFIREGUYx Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Student Digital Artist
you'd have to find an extremely comfy saddle if you expect me to ride that
great job regardles
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kiki-doodle Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet. I really love the wing design here. Also, I like how the reference is simple, yet detailed. I have overly complicated refs.
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arvalis Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
Yeah i just wanted to have a ref for my needs, wasnt going into it so others can use the ref, just to solidify proportions if i want to draw him again ;p. I like your stuff by the way.
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kiki-doodle Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
well, it worked!

And thank you! You have some nifty stuff, too; I 'll go through it more now that I'm out of class.
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Disrith Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
nice dragon.
the colours are realy great
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arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
thank you
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DjangoX Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I've seen a lot of dragon designs, but this has got to be one of my favourites ever.
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PaperPhantom Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
AWSOME!!!XD
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Redmagesalyre Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Amazing dragon design, and it's rather unique at least to me. I'm not that much to drawing dragons (I think they're overused in some instances) nowadays, but this makes me rethink my position now. I like the spikes and the detailed reference sheet, explaining how spikes can be filed down and why they're claws are so huge (normally you don't see this in a lot of dragon profiles).
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TorinKurai Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
Very cool, I like the spikeyness.
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MerihemXx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist
dude, I love dragons (no duh!) and this one is, well, letts just say this putts my art to shame. great job
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arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
lol thanks
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Garm-r Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats one bad ass dragon my friend :)

everything seems perfect to me, i like it even more after reading the lil notes on the drawing. It shows to really planned him out.
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dont know why you want my crit, you draw so much better than me! Dx I really can't find anything I dont like about it. D: I mean I really like the angular design, it looks vicious. I also love how the inner toes are longer than the outer ones and the general coloration. C: The only things I see that could be improved upon is, unless this is a flightless dragon, it needs larger wings. Also, it seems a little stiff in the way the corve of the back goes. =O a natural looking curve is hard to get in a dragon D: (i dont have it either)

nice piece tho C:
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Asyaruru Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
nice with the color scheme d('.' )z
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Mourdryu Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
woow....are u insane??/ i think u are!!

mad skillzzzz!! awsomeness :D./..
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Fact-N-Fiction Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I like it. It gives me thefacial feel of a silver dragon from D&D. Still, your skill continues to increase R.J. I cannot say anything else... keep it up ^__^
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NuclearBandaid Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
FIRST!!11
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DragonMasterSaaji Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Really amazing like always. I wish I was better at drawing dragons.

Keep up the fantastic work dude.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Thanks a lot dude :D
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Ikarus2 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome job!
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arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
thank you!
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Ikarus2 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome =D
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work! :D
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arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
im glad ya dig
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed I do! :D
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KumoriNinja08 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Sweet job on this^^ I'm really digging all the details^^
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arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Yeah the details were fun =D
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KumoriNinja08 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
^^ I must ask you, have you received payment for my commission as of yet?
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salvager Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Student Digital Artist
really nice job on this. good to see some dragon work from you.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Dragons are just kinda boring to draw though, im kinda tired of drawing wings, ive drawn them so much in my time XD
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salvager Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I guess I know what you mean. It seems like lots of people draw angels and devil characters, and it sorta has overkilled wings. Glad to see you are trying to be different.
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ChikyuuMature Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
:icondroolplz: Amazing... I love it!
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arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Thank you :iconimhappyplz:
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WesTalbott Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Professional Artist
nice, it's hard to find really good dragon designs, this one is pretty solid.
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