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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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:iconpeacheschica:
peacheschica Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
beautiful dragon
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Aeradae Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Lovely :aww:
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CreativeNessEye Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
very nice coloursss
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Fangy-From-Shadow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconiwantitplz:
I'm wordless.
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Embrymandre Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Featured here : [link]
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Koi-Lantern Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Student General Artist
mmm, colors, the colors.
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xXDamselFlyXx Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Really cool.
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raven-2007 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
That's beautiful. :) The warm sun pouring through the window, the flowers and cup of tea sets a nice atmosphere in this picture. The way the dragon is smiling slightly with it's tail in mouth looks cute. :) It was a good choice to set the scene in the library - it's a good symbol of knowledge and... well, I've lost the thread of my thoughts now, of what I was going to say. :XD: Drats. What do you mean by your terribly eloquent speech skills? I'm sure you spoke great words, if your meaningful cheery journals are anything to go by (although I acknowledge that writing a journal and speaking with hundreds of people staring at you present different pressures :lol:), and even if you think you did crap, I daresay few will remember any stuff-ups by you in the future. :P I'm guessing it felt awesome to receive the commission from the college, as it means they were really impressed by your work, and it will be seen by many people in future.
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kpword Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Professional Writer
Forget bookworms. Bookdragons are cooler.
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PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
You were featured here: [link] . :iconfeatureplz:
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AVA4Zinkovsky Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Very good work.
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nFeyrna Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I can relate to the dragons apparant satisfaction. Surrounded by books with a nice cup of (assumed) tea. Sounds like the perfect place on earth!

This has some beautiful design and I love how well the dates in the bookshelf came out. You did a wonderful job!
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NikitaDarkstar Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow that is so beautiful Crys. Looks like that little dragon is spending some quality time in heaven. :3 (Well my version of heaven anyway, nice, bright day and an old library XD)
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Graeth-Raltharn Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Always such beautiful work
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:iconcate-saturn:
Cate-Saturn Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a pretty dragon.
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bigsamuellevel Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
very cool good job
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:iconxserpientex:
xSerpientex Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Gorgeous <3
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CrayolaColours Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
The 1961 - 2011 thing was amazingly clever :) I love the dragons expression.
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:iconsejuay:
Sejuay Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
**BOGGLE**

I just noticed that. :omg:

This rocks. :nod:
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borisstephens Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
This is an amazing piece of work, the lighting is what gets me... it's very nice.
The placement of the books, coffee cup and flowers is ace. Love the colors... so good!
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:iconcometwing:
Cometwing Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful! I love the colors you used:)
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:iconpilkazo:
Pilkazo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Filmographer
beautiful!
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:iconkaroit:
Karoit Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome drawing XD
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:iconblizzardlynn:
BlizzardLynn Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My my, I really love this guy!!
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Skythe-Soulblade Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Honestly, if Libraries had dragons in them to help folks, I'd totally work at one.
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wings1 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
I would really love a wallpaper version of this!
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FlareTheDragon1 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
very sweet and cute :)
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Hoshi-Ryu Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
I love the bookshelf year idea, and they are so blended that it's not bringing your attention away. This is quite a lovely piece!
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Drewsdrewings Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
this is FANTASTIC!!! i love this (goin in favorites)
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Vulpes247 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Beautiful!
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:iconquidditchwitch13:
QuidditchWitch13 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
beautiful work! Always thought dragons belonged with good literature!
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Inka93 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
This is so nice :D
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:iconsmocza-wladczyni:
Smocza-wladczyni Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Beautiful job :)
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:iconkai-shi:
kai-shi Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
AWWWW I love this!
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DemonikaDemise Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is fantastic!
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:iconaxe-ql:
axe-ql Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so... cozy, warmly... beauty:clap:
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:iconm4wie:
M4WiE Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I imagine how big the pic can be on the wall this is really awsome :dummy:
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Al-Hamadi Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
lovely details and lighting
well done :D
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Chickenzaur Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was impressed with the idea of ​​the numbers on the bookshelves :D
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:iconaceling:
Aceling Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous detail and lighting. :)
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PantherStar613 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very gorgeous! Really like the perspective and light play.
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Anna-95 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing! :D The brilliant use of colors and light, it makes it look magical. :) And all the details. The whole painting is just beautiful, gorgeous. :love:
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Artylay Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Pure Awesomeness!
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:iconembrymandre:
Embrymandre Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Very sweet! I love the atmosfere and the flowers!
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Lirael01 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Awesome
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10animallover10 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Beautiful :) I love it^^
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Lionrae Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
A hall with an ouroboros as logo = awesomeness xD
I love the light your artwork has, it gives all the scene a calm atmosphere.
Also, the huge amount of details you always draw is amazing! great work :3
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Julia-Aurora Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful :)! Love the colors and all the details in the painting.
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Akulatraxas Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Wow, please make a photo of the printed version. It must be impressive at this scale!
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