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The Dwellers of the Red Forest by kerembeyit The Dwellers of the Red Forest by kerembeyit
This is my latest piece that I've made for The Catalogue Of Fantastic Literature by Phoenix Publishing.
There's a short story in the it which is written by S. Erdem Türközü. The illustration is about that story.

The story is about a clumsy dragon who likes to read a lot but always gets so excited in the end of the stories and accidently burns the books. "What on earth a dragon likes to read about?" you may ask..Well, he usually reads about his profession which are:
"A Guide to Avoid Stubborn Knights", "Princesses Kidnapping" and stuff like that :)

Anyhow, he finds the solution in the town nearby by kidnapping a girl and making her read the stories for himself.
Then, they become friends.. Then.. Well, I probably shouldn't tell the rest of the story.

Enjoy :)

PS7 with Intuos2 (30 Hours)
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:iconcrimson-dragon-king:
Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Job! :)
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azzacanth Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist
as long as he doesn't get excited and accidentally burn his reader... I doubt she'd appreciate that
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Kittengrl39 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
This is great! I've actually had that idea myself - big, scary creature loves to read but keeps damaging the books, so he gets someone to read for him. It's great to know that other people think the same.
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BenMan888 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
very, very nice picture
I'm thinking of using the idea of the dragon in a story I am doing in my school. Do I have permission to do so?
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QAtheAuthoress Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Reminds me of the 'Dragonheart' series for some reason.
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HatiSkoll24 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
not to alarm you but i think someone may have stolen this picture. i recognized it immediately from a book i have "the secret history of dragons" by J. Renison. other than small changes like the dragon being flipped to look the other way and the scenery, its an EXACT copy. i actually got the book out to compare. Im sorry if this ends up being nothing but i just wanted to be sure you knew.
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Greenigon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
A amazing evening scene !
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:iconhannahwho:
HannahWho Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Wish I had a dragon to read with.
The dragon is awesome.
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:icontygerson:
Tygerson Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Just lovely!
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:iconcowgirl-hank:
Cowgirl-Hank Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
He is beautiful.......:faint:
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Kurayami-Suna Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Squee ^_^ my two favorite things- dragons and books XD.I would kill to have your talent! Brilliant, as always, you are so amazing!!
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:iconmatto-sakujo:
Matto-Sakujo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Very nice image. So peacefull^^
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:iconwordsmith7:
WordSmith7 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
I love this one to pieces! It's just so... enchanting!
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GrandfatherParadox Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwweh, the little story sounds cute.
The picture is great.
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:iconsupermoi:
Supermoi Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:jawdrop: :faint: Wondrous piece...
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:iconlljohnson:
LLJohnson Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Featured in journal here :) [link]
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:iconerufailare:
Erufailare Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Man I apsolutely love all your work. Keep it up!!
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:iconnebride7:
Nebride7 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
Love this!
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:iconscapegoat999:
Scapegoat999 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
I. LOVE. This piece.
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:iconwudelfin:
wudelfin Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
the tones used in this piece draws the eye. the somber look of the girl translate perfectly.
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MyMateSesshoumaru Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Awesome Pic!!

and LOL to the titles of the books the dragon is reading :XD:

A Guide to Avoid Stubborn Knights....Priceless!!
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:iconwierdmonkeyperson:
wierdmonkeyperson Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
aww how sweet. really nice yet again!
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:icongally7:
Gally7 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
I like it a lot!!! I wanna to know the end of story. heh hee ^_^
fav++++
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:iconfiguer:
Figuer Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
I love dragons.
Yours are supperb!
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:iconissacblast:
IssacBlast Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like the style of this one better than the Spectrum Dragons. It almost tells a story by itself. And, of course, ITS A DRAGON!!
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DragonInk7 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Professional Photographer
Love it!!!
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Smaragdia Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i like the woman figure :) she's lovely
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:iconladania:
Ladania Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
you and this work have been featured here in my journal:
[link]
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:iconwolves-rain:
Wolves-Rain Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Student Digital Artist
sooooo great, how did you do that? And yes I have got a Tablet.
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aamalthea Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my, excellent work there!
Love the big wings on the dragons and the colours on the painting. Yeah, the whole painting is just amazing!
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sayhellotoart Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Student General Artist
::laughs weakly::
Well, I "have" and orange dragon with white stripes. His name is Viaroc. Anyhow, I could never find a picture of a dragon with white stripes. Then one day, I found this picture on a search. I thought it was perfect to represent Viaroc and I because The dragon is orange with white stripes and the girl is reading ( I love to read). So I use this picture. He he.
I love it. Your detail is so wonderful! And the awfully large books. Lol. Takes a strong girl to hold one of those to read.
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LadyTara Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Great picture and a great story to go with it :D
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christhedragon Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
it looks so fantastic!! :+fav:
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:iconi-like-sushi:
i-like-sushi Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
The story just makes the picture even better. :)
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Th3-F4ll3n Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
Another awesome picture!
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777whitedragoness Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
I'm not sure what to say about this one other than "amazing". It sounds so cute too, a dragon and a girl becoming friends... *Sigh* The world just seems very lonely without dragons -_-
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QueenArthur Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
wonderful... and such a sweet story :)
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BlackShadowChild Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
WOW I love this picture!
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:iconpatricktoifl:
patricktoifl Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
STUNNING!!! Love the way your paintings look! They look a lot like traditional media!
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:iconpaladingideon:
PaladinGideon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
Simply amazing. I love dragons and this dragon is so elegent and frightening.
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DarkElin Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
This is too friggin awesome!! The textures are amazing and the overall atmosphere is wonderful ^_____^ a thousand gummy bears 1000 x :gummybear:
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:iconwedoh:
wedoh Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
I love the way you did the dragons claws/finger things
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Marl0wM0nday Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Student General Artist
Wow! Thats beautiful and amazing like all you do ! :)
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XRobotxRockX Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Wow this is gorgeous =D
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Meioma Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Beutiful colors^^
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dinosapien Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
omigod i saw this in a book! You must be really good!
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kevdoug Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007  Professional Photographer
Awesome piece, I purchased a print of this and couldn't believe the detail. Nice job.
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:icondesiramem92:
DesiraMem92 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
this is awesome art! I can't draw like that
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mystiske-maje Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
Oh that looks sooooo nice^^
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BourbonBiscuit Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007
Wow, this is a beautiful piece of art, I realised i'd seen it before and then realised where! You were featured in ImagineFX! :) Your dragon construction skills are amazing


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