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The Reasons for Things by cryslara The Reasons for Things by cryslara
Oh fine, have another dragon. ;)
This was painted a while back as a commission for my residential college - my hall's logo is an ouroboros which makes doing art for them pretty awesome.

What's really cool is that this was printed out on a massive scale, at about two metres wide, that I then presented to the college at Commencement with all my terribly eloquent speech skills. It's the 50th anniversary of the hall this year and I hid the years in the bookshelves as a sneaky reference to that.

No idea on the time as I worked on it over summer, but Photoshop CS4 and a Wacom Intuos 4 tablet as always.

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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
"Oh, hello there! Please, feel free to browse; just remember the library has a three-at-a-time limit for checking out books. Enjoy yourself!

"...Please, don't be afraid. I know a library is the last place you expected to find a dragoness such as myself, but I promise I'm not dangerous. I won't eat you for being too loud or something terrible like that. Though you WILL be in for a quick snarl or two."
StatsMann Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
One day.. i will draw like that! ^^
Bajatmerc Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
I hope it would be ok if I link this page with your name and include the picture in a list of threads on a forum that I am working on.
Angel0507 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Love the dragon in the library. I love to read.
Panda-Dog Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a cozy piece of art. Looking at it makes me feel happy. :)
DeVoutNumelran Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic. So very astounding. :)
LongBeautifulDay Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the atmosphere. And dragon in the library is the perfect dragon.:meow:
xSilverxEaglex Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
alligirl Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow. I haven't checked up on you for a while--and this is what I was missing. Incredible. I love the dragon's scales, the color palette, the natural pose of not-quite-eating its tail, and the subtleness of the years worked in--I didn't notice them at first, but they're so very clear now. You just did a phenomenal job; hope you're continuing to enjoy your work.
Letdragon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Would love to spend my quiet days in the library with that dragon. :)
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