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Encounter by Deligaris Encounter by Deligaris
It's been a while since I made a dragon. :) I was working on it every now and then during my sleepless nights. This is one of the most time-consuming paintings, since the detail was optimized for a large size print (5000x2500 px), so some things like the decoration on the armor are not visible here. For the head I used as a base a raw 3D model of a dragon head that I had created in ZBrush ([link]), and then I shaded each scale individually, like everything else. I hope you like it :)

Made in Photoshop.
Thanks for viewing!
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IlBiancoNeve Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
jawdropper !
cloudskimmer Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
"Really, now. You can barely *drag* it along."
StreetArt123 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dragon: "Good Evening, Sir Knight! Do you perhaps need some assistance?

Knight: *Attempts to swing sword* *fails*

Dragon: "Uh, yes. The sword. Do you need help carrying it?"

Knight: *Tries to swing again* *fails again*

Dragon: "Yes, it's a lovely sword Sir. But it seems a bit big for you. Would you like some help?"

:D (Big Grin) 
thesimmsonian Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Spoiler Alert: The Dragon wins.
Drakkoniss Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Was it a *random* encounter? *suggestive/joking/sarcastic eyebrow raise*

Myrethy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:jawdrop: I saw this picture in a YouTube dragon slideshow... AND NOW I FOUND IT AGAIN!! YAY!! This is awesome!
Deligaris Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe thank you! :)
Emilijamus Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just absolutely fantastic! Especially the details on the dragons! I can almost feel the atmosphere from the picture, and imagine the dragon's head come closer and closer... Wonderful job! 
Deligaris Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, glad you like it!
Emilijamus Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problemo! :3
TheArtOfLegwear Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Breathtaking and stunning work.
kingdomavatar Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Wow he encounter a dragon.
Travail-de-lame Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
WOOOOOOW :clap: Really great :rose:
xomehbabyxo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
This is really good. I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to use the model of the head as a base for a dragon I'm writing about.
TraditionalCMD Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
oooohhhh... scale work! Pretty. :D
GodlyPerf3ction Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
SO EPIC!! :leetcrab:
mross55 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Love dragons as it is and this has to be one of the best i've seen in a very long time. Love this!!
Phoenixdrache Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing Dragon! I love it! :)
harrisonfarley Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
your talent... your style. please.... since i am an artist myself. could you give me some pointers, good ideas. anything. i would love to work at it to become as good as you are.
lordxeras Featured By Owner May 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
amazing as always, dude...though how does mr dark knight there lift that fucking huge sword?
ArkaTheWolf Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg....i really love this amazing drawing! *___* :la:
trilestry Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
I purchased this print. I absolutely love this. You are my favorite dragon artist on here, any time i see one that moves me it is one of yours! you are amazing!
Deligaris Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thank you so much, glad you liked it! :)
trilestry Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
cool! thanks! got one on my wall :) love your stuff
TigerHebert Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love it. Something like this would look great on the cover of the book I am working on!
Deligaris Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
talonmacleod Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
That is one crazy-insane awesome-looking dragon. VERY impressive detail.
That is some wicked armor and weaponry on the warrior, also.
Deligaris Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
Lufisipico Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
The 5000x2500 px version only for sell?
Isn't a chance I can see it. How much you sell it?
Akira-Ravenlier Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Woot for ZBrush! Do you have a full dragon model that you'd like to see rigged and animated? I love your dragons, they are gorgeous. I'd like to rig and animate a dragon for a demo reel but don't have a model that I like. I'm picky, I know, but...gotta have a great Dragon! ^_^ Credit is absolutely a given. ^_^
Deligaris Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I'd like to; however I don't have any full-body dragons atm..
Julien1866 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
So cool ! I love the details
HeavenWolf108 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"So, I finally got to the boss room... now how the hell am I going to kill this dragon?"
Mixirica037 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Just amazing *-*
neghab Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
wow wow wow.... I like this one :clap:
ColtReaper Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
just... wow, awesome
mhyr Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
best ever ;)
simerplaha Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
This is amazing
Supermoi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dragon Slayer about to be toasted XD Pretty neat!
Phoenix001 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Holy wow. :worship:
inejwstine Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will you make this available in prints as a black mug? :D I think it would be awesome!
DRAGONBLOOM Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she used this one to for her dragons ruled our world impruved
Firegaaa Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
wow, great job, love the way the dragon is sizing the man up.

he may need a bigger balde, a much bigger blade
Deligaris Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe thanks!
BlackJack0919 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh I LOVE the dragon's teeth :XD: I bet they will cut the knight in half easily :XD:
rcorpse Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
It's how I wake up every morning. Awesome.
ShiranuiOkami Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Somehow I find this dragon cute... don't ask me why, because I don't know x) I also thinks aliens are cute, from Alien vs Predator.. haha. Anyway really awesome work! I totally love it, awesome details on the dragon and also on the armored guy :dance:
Deligaris Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe thank you very much!
neo4ever90 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
where did you learn to draw like this is there a site where i can learn at least the basick if i can learn at least 1/10 of what you can do it be greate
Deligaris Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Just a lot of practice... :)
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