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Temeraire by AbelPhee Temeraire by AbelPhee

Temeraire the Celestial

Starting off the full body designs with the star of the series. I don’t think there was any mention of the ruff having markings like the wings, but I added them in for aesthetic (which is what the Chinese were all about). Though overall Celestials are by far the easiest of dragons, simply because there is so little to them (no spikes, horns, armor etc.). Which is the whole point as they were bred for more brain than brawn.

[update] added just a few hints of more color and cleaned up the layout

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TheUnderpantsBandit Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So refined, and it looks like he can really fly away. Beautiful!

 Do you roleplay perchance?
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Oreochema Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oooh! You have Celestials, too! ^^ I really need to work on improving my art skills so I can create refs of my various species....
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ArcticLeapordFrost Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool! this picture is epic!
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Holly-Ashes Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, isn't that tail a bit too long? I don't remember the Novik sayin g he had a tail as long as his bo dy O.O Wouldn't that be a hindrance? It's said he always keeps it off the ground, swaying it a bit. That tail looks a bit too long and heavy for him to keep off the ground when he walks.
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WafflesThePsychopath Jan 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Love this series!!!!!!*Waiting impatiently to get the 2nd and 3rd books via mail*
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THEKIDWITHAKNIFE Jan 3, 2014  Student General Artist
wings - cool - !!!
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Angwilwileth Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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I like the coloured markings, it really adds more omph to his design. And that smug look on his face, as if to say 'yes, I know I'm beautiful' :D
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woodywoodwood Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the books
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MdnghtShadow Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I would love to see head-on companions to the full-body drawings you're doing!  I love his eyes, though I always thought of them as much darker blue, more deep ocean than sky.
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