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I thought long about this concept but the final idea came to me right as I was going to sleep, a giant dragon skeleton
entwined in massive roots.

But what happened here?
Feel free to think up a backstory behind this place!


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A twig snapped underneath my boot,
breaking the awed silence that had befallen me and my companion.

Emerging from the forest, the sight shook me to the core.
You grew up hearing about it, the great beast, its mouth open in its last roar of defiance that was now forever silence.
But nothing could have prepared me for the actual sight...
It stood as a reminder to us all, its shadow looming over the city below never letting the inhabitants forget of the time when our lands were ruled by mighty beasts. Yet we had won.

This thought I had the most trouble comprehending. The sheer size of the monster had to be seen to be believed, it's wingspan alone stretching as long as the cliff face behind it stood tall. How could one human have prevailed over such a beast?

But he had...

One lone man, a traveller to the common eye but deep within his veins, magic ran deep.
The last dragon had no hope, or that is how they tell the story. That the beast, although the oldest and last living dragon to terrorise the skies and lands below was no match for the spirits that bowed before the mage.
He had entombed it in the land that it had once ruled. Not dead just frozen.

I felt a shiver run through me as I looked up at the skull, at the holes that still seemed to hold eyes and a hidden power. Magic in the land had died out along ago.

If the beast was to awaken.... There was no hope.


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:icondave-hoghtoncarter:
dave-hoghtoncarter Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
This has inspired a part of the setting for a new D&D campaign I'm writing (strictly for personal use, I'll add!). The text of the setting for this reads:

- There are widely thought to be no dragons on Valkaria. It is believed that the last Valkarian dragon was killed shortly after the foundation of Valverde by an early Ranger who is now venerated as a minor Saint, Kallum Eravan. The skeleton of the great wyrm Sakarum, held to have once been a very ancient Blue Dragon, can be found jutting out of a crag on the western side of the Brantians, some way up the River Mers, close to the ancient Mersfal fortress which it incinerated. It is partially fossilised, interwoven with stunted and barren tree-trunks, sealed in stone where Eravan magically collapsed half a mountain onto its tail before dealing the final blow with enchanted arrows. A small village perched on the cliffs serves an intermittent tourist economy as well as Rangers who come in pilgrimage to venerate the memory of Eravan.

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DoodlePod Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  New Deviant Student
amazingness- exceeding mind.. CAPACITY!
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:iconsupertwist:
SuperTwist Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Awesome!
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DanielNetSet Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
so amazinG!
how the skeleton got into such position to be covered with roots and vines?
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:iconaltrunchen:
Altrunchen Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Best. Dracolich. EVER!
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surafbrov Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Agreed. La la la la 
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Thokuipers Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
awsome work !
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Neteasegames Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
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or I can call you at your convenience.
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Saiyan4life Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
That is an awesome dragon picture.
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AndreaBaratelli Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
this is superb!
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rebeccaangoo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see your picture here :)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=blPH7d…

Great drawing!
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:icontfsakon:
TFSakon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
That's amazing The scale is so dwarfing.
You almost shy away from it bathed in glorious sunlight, yet so obviously a macabre object.
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:iconpatoer:
patoer Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Truly stunning
take my coins!!
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:iconlaughbutts:
LaughButts Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;O; That was most definitely a slow death. 
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EvgenPivovaroff Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
  Великолепная работа!!!) Мне интересно сколько времени ушло на этот арт?
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Palomo69 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
it actually exist in Darksouls! and its as amazing as this! awesome work !
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JonasDeRo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
really? did they take my IDEA? :O
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lavanda53 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow
It´s AMAZING!! :dummy:
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Dzink Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
So that's how Plummet works..
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Thekrazykiki Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love for you to make this a drwaing series! ;3
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loveart56 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
AWW GOD . U ARE THE BEST DRAWRER EVER . IT LOOKS SO REAL AND AMAZINGLY AMING AMAZING , WELL DONE ON UR BEST DRAWRINGS IN THE WORLD :0
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shikaka65 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanna draw like this. But it's simply difficult to do.. :(
I love the details, especially for the dragon shape :)
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Yunorima Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY GOD! *-* I love it!
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ChasingShadowsPhoto Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Photographer
I cannot describe to you how much this piece moves me. It's like nature is swallowing up her own creatures. Like perhaps long ago, when the dragons (dinosaurs) walked the earth, there was some catastrophe that caused the earth to decide she could no longer be home to such large and powerful creatures. But it would have pained her to give up her creations, to just kill them off. So she froze them, entombed (as your title suggests) in her own materials, in the roots of what would grow up around these beasts and take over the earth. This piece is superb! Very, very intriguing and very awe-inspiring. I'm so glad there are great artists out there like yourself! I don't have the patience to draw like this, but I very much enjoy viewing the work of others. Thank you for sharing this with the world! PS As soon as I get some extra cash, I'm gonna buy a print of this because it is just that good!!
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devilscion Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student
Damn Amazing
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VoodooHammer Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Powerful image and the back story makes it even more so.
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upgradeninja Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
would be awesome on a canvas in a mancave
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Saphira20 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
beautiful
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marksbg Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
This would look hot as a skyrim load/menu screen
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SHADOWoftheSPARTAN Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Rainbows are flying out of my eyes. Sorry for the wackiness. I was on another deviant's page who said some good things about your art, including something about rainbows. Anyways I really like this pic. I've always loved dragons and it's always fun to find one re-imagined in a new way.
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Ethereal919 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
So beautiful but in an eerie way...
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Nightmare-Prophet Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Majestic
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RemnantRyku Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Breathtaking, thrilling, and inspiring.
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Krillin34 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Awesome
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MinotaurUnicorn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I bought a print of this for my brother. It was gorgeous, especially in a frameless setting.
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RockLou Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What size was it? I'm curious how they send you the really big prints.
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electricobra Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congratz im inspired to make a rpg thing
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Sci-FiFanstasy Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
I'm sooo glad I found you on DA, your works are simply breathtaking! This should be put into a movie! :)
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PorcelainMalice Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...I dreamt of this not too long ago o.o''' Except the mouth led into a cave. Wow.. talk about coincidence.

Great work
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pauldesu Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow :o 
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68830504 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
so beautifulˇˇ
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:iconatrolus:
Atrolus Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Major Skyrim vibe coming from this one!
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Tiancum Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, i love this one so much! it looks so massive. great job on all the detail work, as usual. i'm truly impressed by your gallery, and it's hard to pick a favorite of yours, but it's probably this one. 

this sort of has a "skyrim" meets "furn gully" vibe to it, but in a good way. :nod:
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Dee-Guitarist Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I am just getting back into drawing after decades and beginning to paint.  I hope that someday that my art work will be able to speak people like yours does to me.
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Galandhrina Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The hair of my neck stood up!, it is not just the amazing work of ilustration but what a dreamlike image. Great artist.
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dopepope Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
that's awesome
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LaughButts Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
INCREDIBLE 
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RenMoraes Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
So , Bioware already called you to work in DA , inquisition ?!

If don't , shame for them !


Stunning work !!!
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akai--chi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow i am so fascinated *A*
theidea that this could existed...somewhere..wow *~*
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