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That's a cover for the book "Jade", by Joseph Lallo.
The story talks about an orphan girl - Jade -, raised by a dragon (in the cover she's grown up).
You can check out the ebook here: [link]

Painted in Photoshop.

Thanks for viewing!
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Curvy-tribal Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hello and thank you for submitting to :iconsharpenededge: this is really cool and impressive, so much details all over the place from the lighting of each and every single scales of your drake to the leaf covered ground with a background that could be mistaken for a Transylvania scenery filled with dark fantasy,  is that white part on the dragon a scar or is it part of the scale pattern ? really well done on this amazing cover, makes me want to read the book ;)

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JadeDragon1 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I Am sooooo reading this book
I love It Love 
Going to read straight away
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just started reading this one.
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Fire-Link Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Awesome sounds like an interesting book. I should check it out. How's things going?
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:iconwalkthecreativepath:
walkthecreativepath Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Absolutely awesome Trophy
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do not come between the Nazgul and his prey.
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry I didn't mean to post that there.
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VeneziaK Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
This is truly beautiful! All the details and the colours make the picture seem almost real!

They could be Aria and her dragon from Eragon, too.
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:iconfeyphantom:
FeyPhantom Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
This is fantastically gorgeous. Love love love the detail.
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:iconpatrx:
patrx Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
I'll have to keep this ebook in mind for when I get my tablet...:D It's a definite :+fav: :D
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Gadrac Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I read it and I must admit it's an amazing story!
And an awesome pic, too!!!
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Now that's the kind of art that goes with a great story. :)
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Dark-Okami23 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
That is Amazing Great job
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tryingrealism Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This was my favorite of the covers you did for Mr. Lallo, I love the tattered wings and scar in the skin-ties it to the story beautifully :)
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SleeplessMuse Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah Nick, how I missed your artwork! I love how this illustration has a more "painted" feel to it; it's still realistic but it's a different technique and texture than in your other pictures and, of course, it's still breath taking!
I love the details in her earrings and the dragon's medallion and of course, the dragon itself is ...just awesome. Great work, as always :D :heart:
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RedFyreDragon Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
For some odd reason, I like that "white scar" ( if that's what it is ) upon the green Dragon. Always like looking at your photoshop wrok ^_^
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:iconzak05:
Zak05 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic!!!!!!:clap:
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:iconsatinaxsyn:
SatinaXSyn Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
that is so amazing
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:icondrakkor:
drakkor Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
Amazing way of drawing Dragons !
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KryptnKnight Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great detail in the dragon's scales
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:iconeamfos:
eamfos Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L...!!!!
μπράβο ρε φίλε..!!!
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Inviting-Ambiguity Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
I love the expression she's got--kind of a f*#@ you smile. I guess I would have that too, leaning up against a friggin' dragon. Amazing work!
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Deligaris Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, that's an interesting interpretation.
Thanks!
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:iconorgeston:
Orgeston Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I wish I knew how to suggest as a DD!
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SoulSlay0r Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Love it! She has a pirate look :D
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schwarzrose1 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Truly amazing
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Jan-Oscar Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Amazing work, Nick! Thanks for sharing. :D
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:icondeligaris:
Deligaris Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Thank you for letting us add your Amazing work to our gallery! :iconfantasyfans101:
:iconpositivityplz:
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Fantastic piece...
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:iconmlr2010:
mlr2010 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
VERY BEAUTIFUL :heart:
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:iconvalellis:
valellis Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Ωραία δουλειά..!
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:icondeligaris:
Deligaris Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Eyxaristw!
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valellis Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
:)
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PointedEarsGirl Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! Good concept. Smashing artwork. :D
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Mangatellers Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work. I like the pose and her clothes. Thank for the link of the ebook. I will defenatelly check it. ^^
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Deligaris Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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zompi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
"Well guys, you are screwed up"... At least she could said something like that, didn't she?
Nice job, but I wonder why the left wing is so... ragged.
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Deligaris Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I think that's because of a lightning strike, same for the white scar.
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Michael7S Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012   Interface Designer
:omfg: WOW! :wow: :deviation: :+favlove: :)
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:iconletdragon:
Letdragon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Beautiful! :)
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BlueYoukai Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The dragon looks absolutely awesome, even with this creepy smile xD
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Cruton2025 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
What is the white crack/scar running from the eye down the neck?
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:icondeligaris:
Deligaris Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
According to the story, that's because of a lightning strike.
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Shearkin Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow what a cool pic!! wonderful work!
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Arkaios Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ahh, this is outstanding! I love all of the detail on the skin and scales ;n; <3
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GlacierDragon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just love your dragons, especially the way you create scales <3 I must admit, you're what inspired me to start using more contrast when drawing scales...it's great for making them "pop" and stand out more, makes them seem more realistic XD Beautiful work c:


Also...those comments comparing this to Inheritance make me weep ._. Your art far surpasses that rubbish.
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:icondeligaris:
Deligaris Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thank you so much, I really appreciate that! :)
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GlacierDragon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries C:
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lululetti Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow amazing detail, great work!
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