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Amberstar00 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OOO what beauty and grace all on a piece of paper
Qwiven Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007
how did you get to draw so damned well!!!
awesome pic though.
i am wondering, did you do the wings with your computer???
*rips at hair*
that is probably one of the reasons i don't have fur, way too much effort for a lazy person like mwah...
anyhow, hope your stressedness deflated.
zarathus Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007   Artisan Crafter
No, it was done with pens, and pencil :)

Hmm... I'm not sure how to explain my method of drawing fur. But it does take a long time, and a lot of patience.

Thanks again! :)
Qwiven Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
long time+patience+qwiven=AAARRRGGGHHHH! *rips at hair...well, scales i guess*
and i was sure you did the wings on computer because they looked so black...but pen??? that is AWESOME!
duluth Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
beautifull draw...i love it! ...i take it for my favourites gallery ;)
see u!
DoodleDragon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006
Ooooh! I love the wings on this one. The fur looks so fluffy, I just want to pet it.
VeroRamos Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice pic :) The wings look beautiful
Feathers-of-Love Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2005
I love the symbolism in this piece, at least the way I see it, with a character being pulled in two different directions by the body part which is the most important, the neck :3
Makes one think a little regarding one's own situation xD
zarathus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2005   Artisan Crafter
*nods* Yeah... basically, that was the meaning which the picture had. Although given how old it is now, I don't remember too well what I was thinking about/feeling at the time. But... I always love to do art with some sort of symbolism behind it. Is interesting when people are able to decipher it, as you did :P
Thanks very much. I appreciate the comment.
Feathers-of-Love Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2005
I love to decipher art, but most of the time, I end up over-analyzing it after having found out there was no hidden meaning at all xD
It is nice to see that you had put some meaning in this picture though, and that you appreciated my small comment n_n

It is truly fun to draw something with some meaning to it, even if it might be hard sometimes. Those pictures are most usually the best though :3
zarathus Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2005   Artisan Crafter
Heh... I can do the same ^^; Although sometimes it seems that people are in ways portraying what's on their mind, when they're doing seemingly random pictures. Even if whatever meaning might not have been intentional. But... yeah, I also over-anaylse things, a lot.

And I agree! When something has meaning behind it, it feels like it's... more, in ways. It can be hard though, as you almost have to convert a thought into an image, in many cases.
Feathers-of-Love Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2005
I have to agree. Pictures with a meaning beind them, are easier to see as 'art', as they are most often portraying something which is hard to accomplish when only doing 'random'pictures :3
phrixus Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2005
Another very powerful work, Zara. Makes me curious what spawned it. *twitches beak* Hm. Not sure what to say, like with the previous image I commented on, there's some sort of power in it. Hard to really put a claw on what. Very emotional indeed, draggy.
Kombi Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005  Student Digital Artist
truly beautiful! I love the wings and the fur. :3 Keep up the amazing work, I envy your skills.
zarathus Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005   Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much ^^ I'm glad you like it.
acenya Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
i dont believe you commented on my so-so wings...ur wings are, u have a lot of talent i'm gunna be watchin u from now on :)
Galeos Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2004

This is very impressive I must say.

Technically I think that is a very smooth and well drawn piece. This piece is very clear and the main character is well drawn. The wings are awfully symmetric (which is very good) and the ball's position between the wings is just perfect!

On the idea level, the piece itself connects perfectly to the title and I like the concept a lot a whole lot! This creation is the kind of creations that stick in your head... and in your favorites too ;)


drtwisted Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004
Are you certain you do not want to pursue a serious career as an artist? This is incredible stuff.
Suttonian Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2004
I love the concept, design, pose, detail - everything!
'nuff said :)
draigefydd Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2004
I didn't think I'd get to say this, but.. you've improved :P The texture of the fur (feathers, maybe? I'm unsure) is pretty amazing o.O

Hee. Still can't think of decent things to write in comments :)
liana Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2004  Student
I like the wings and the whole composition.

Lovley piece.
SiliWili Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2004
Yay she showed it to me first HAHHAHAHAHAA lol
RanzidBlud Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004
Wow, that's really beautiful job!
kayzmir Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2004
I love the flame-like design on the wings. And the way you do fur is absolutely amazing. The composition is awesome, except the way it's cut off, makes me want to see the rest of the dragon. Almost like a part of the drawing is missing. Very brillant work though! The entire piece has a powerful sense of feeling and emotion, it's very captivating.
kenro-chan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2004
the wings and dragon were cool. i like dragons and monster's. i like how you shaded
Raptor85 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wooow! how come i havent seen this !
i love it .. the feeling in it is really nice
and the eh... message O_o i belive Is Real good Awsome details !
XianJaguar Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool wing design, and neat composition. I dunno what you're going through, but this piece is very nice.
synchra Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2004
i really like the angle on this and the dark and the light. :)
Shiev Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2004
i love the feather looks!
darkvenom Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2004
whoa awesome liking this one A LOT :D
Orena Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2004
The wings look amazing, I really like their style.
namelessdragonic Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2004  Hobbyist
Ohh.. this is very lovely, Zara. nn I like the design of the feathers.. they look speshial. oo And you're very good with fur. :|

And.. even though this zarathus is being accepted.. it kinda look sad. And.. I wonder why it's tied.. :/
Werebeast Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2004
Oh my that is quite a lovely picture! :)
bakel Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2004
hee.. your art is always a treat for me to see. :) Even though the mood behind them sometimes make me a bit concerned for you..

I can not wait until I finish this tattoo thingy I'm making for you. o_o I reeeally hope you like it! ^^
nyokirrr Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2004
I see the Zarathus is prisoner, with weapons pointed on her. She has wings, she'd like to fly away. Am I right?
I like the drawing... but yeah, it's sad...
Take care, Zarathus. - Nyo.
Stripe-O Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2004
Ok, so thats what brilliant art looks like.
comrade-carpet Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2004
*randomly saw a comment about coloring it* Even if you don't color it, I like it. Then again, I've always been a sucker for black and white art.
awesome sybolism and design.
Lenalis Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2004
So long as they have you chained, the least of a threat, they're content to deal with you. When they have to. And under no other circumstances will they acknowledge your existence. :comfort:
celticblack Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2004
This is beautiful, I love the design. It strikes me as being fairly tribal, and the fur and feather details are fantastic. I also love the expression on the dragon's face, it gives the impression of pained serenity. Very expressive.
Isdrake Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2004   Digital Artist
Aww, the poor thing. I like the mix of medium. =P
Falcon- Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome mix of inks and pencils... great job.
psychocosmo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004
i love the bold black and white and how it contrasts with the tonal work in this! the pose is amazing too, so much symbolizm in everything youve included here! :clap:
Kyndir Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004
This is beautiful, Zara... I love how you did the fur. And the symbolism is so powerful... Gorgeous work!
senshuu Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
o__o! it's beauty! and...symbolic.
AutumnSunset Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004
undeniably gorgeous as usual :worship:
poe Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004
i'd give at least one of my kidneys to be able to shade fur and ink like that.
bluedragonfire Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004
wow.....wonderful job!!
DemonicSerpent101 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004  Student Filmographer
wonderful job ^_^ accept im a lil confuzzled O.o well dun matter cause im always confuzzled :) the fir is nicley detailed and its very nice to see that you have used mixed media, pen and pencil. Wonderful :aww:
hunterbahamut Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004   Digital Artist
Interesting idea/concept, getting some mixed ideas.
Amazing detail and shading as usual. Beautiful work.
xylophagous Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004
Wow, I love the wings and that orb(I guess thats whut I should call it ^^) the fur is awesome! gewd job!
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