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Steel Dragon by kerembeyit Steel Dragon by kerembeyit
There's a short story behind this one. This is not the original piece that was printed in the Draconomicon 2: Metallic Dragons book, this is an improved version.

I sent my finals months ago so it's too late for the book but I've put too much time and effort into this, and used too many references to just abandon it. I had to fix those wings :)

I wasn't aware that its wings actually consisted of several metal blades, it was not in my description and in the reference sketch each wing looked like one giant solid piece of metal, they actually kind of reminded one, of mosquito wings which was pretty ridiculous but I had no choice, that was the reference sketch... So it was totally not my fault:)

My first version was approved somehow and later I received my courtesy copies and I found out about the mistake I made... Well, I finally had some time to correct it so here you go, enjoy the Steel Dragon with its proper wings!


1995-2009 Wizards of the Coast LLC

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Pitsh Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014   Digital Artist
beautiful calming piece of work
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layotam444 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
sorry for being picky.... but where is the other foot of the dragon? aside that it looks amazing in every aspect! it tells a little tale... as you watch it in your mind!
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The-Nalkiahn Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
The background has this beautiful filmic quality
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spottedleaf2014 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is just so amazing!!!! You are definitely an amazing artist!
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Nice :D
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VincentdelaCruz Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
wow.. i loved the original picture of the book....
one of the best works of all the 4th edition....

And i really love this improved version...

You have a great talent!
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LarissaLoyd Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
They are so proud and beautiful!
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BlackRavenMoon Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
very nice
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Wihr Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Great artwork :+fav:
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NenadJones Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I love this one, the detail and atmosphere is just perfect - damn, I hope one day I can create something as awesome as this :/
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Feldnan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Writer
I'm a sucker for cities/castles/fortresses in backgrounds!
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:iconjaqerant92:
JaqErant92 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You, sir, are going to fill up my faves folder.
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Lightning-Prime Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I love the work you! Maybe you would interrested in becoming a contributor in my new group! :iconclub-dragon:
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RickMittelstedt Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
this is a great picture...love the atmospheric effect you added
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MottoMadness Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! :O
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MottoMadness Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ugh, stupid faces! Nice work :)
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Suzycat1000 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
So great, now framed and on my dining room wall. I love your work.
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bluebrothers Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Much love to the opulent green tones
and the amazing presence of the multilayered dragon!
There is much to this artwork, but it is perfectly in balance, insane good!
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TheStarryNightmare Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist
WOW!!!
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Valvado Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
This is incredible! Beautiful work congrats :D

Com and see fantasy Art Gallery :

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Whitehorse7577 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Epic Love!
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Muddyfox2012 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thats amazing <3
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An-Old-Otaku Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Fixing something that's not right even though you don't have too! Now that's what I call craftsmanship! :thumbsup:
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DaenerysOfTargaryens Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :love:
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jelena1997 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Totally Amazing!!:D
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AvianPain Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally Amazing!!
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Daed-3-rewarD Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
love the background effect. amazing work!
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Zowie-Dee Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
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d3v1l-ChIlD Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
its amazing. the texture makes it so much more real like. and perfect colors.
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LudosAquila Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Love the scenery and character, dragon looks almost steel :)
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kimberlei Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:wo: cool and cool dragon
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SilverySands Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Oh, forgot to say. I love how the girl's armour matches with the dragon's and their stance match too. Really a wonderful and impressive piece!
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SilverySands Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
This is an amazing piece. One of the best I have seen here. It would be cool if you could do something like this making me the heroine! :)

Thanks for sharing!
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Bluefire-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. I can stare at it for hours. You are a wonderful artist :D I really like the dragon's wings. They remind me of blades, like knives. One swipe from those wings coul be deadly. Lovely.
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JunElf Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
This is an absolutely breathtaking piece of artwork. If I was ever to be tempted to 'nab' an image for my blogsite, this was TRULY temptation city - OMG.. WOW. I guess JunElf's next journey in life is to learn how the heck to create something this fantastic. Now I'm going to hunt down those books and have a good read. THANK YOU - you made my day, just seeing this.
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kakobrutus Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Featured in [link]
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Angel-DevilDog Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Stunning! No...Breath taking. *w*
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RoseTheUnicorn Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is just stunning.
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BLampinen Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very Cool!
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yayayayayala Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
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Phoenix-DeFuego Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
I probably stared at this painting for 20 minutes. It's a beautiful piece of art. You are a very talented artist.
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Tekareon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're a professional !!!
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orinoko69 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
This is a magnificent picture you have created which I totally love, the dragon is awesome. It is almost perfect, why almost, well for me I hate those birds, I know its coastal butthey do nothing for tis picture. I just envy your talent. )
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cybry Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
awesome
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MySensitiveHeart Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Hi, Can i Use this picture for my graphic ? :)
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Monanniverse Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Damn. You are amazing.
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AdamDalyOnline Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
I literally do not have words for what I'm looking at. Do you have any videos of your workflow?
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IlonaLaura Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
You are a master of dragons :) What a perfection.
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GabrieleRivolta Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic!
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KtBach Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Very nice. Love your work. I need someone to do some dragon's for me to use as a logo and label art for my meadery. Interested?
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