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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

More character designs:

Volly by AbelPhee Maximus by AbelPhee Lily by AbelPhee Immortalis and Messoria by AbelPhee Dulcia by AbelPhee Nitidus by AbelPhee

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:iconsagekorppi:
SageKorppi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, I think you are officially my favorite Temeraire artist (of all the dragons)!
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KuramaTora Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Loved these!
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Easycompany506 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Aha. Now I get the better idea of what these dragons look like. Nicely done.

As tragic as it is, ever thought about drawing Levitas?
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AbelPhee Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Boop

 Levitas by AbelPhee

already done
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Easycompany506 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Aha. Guess I shoulda went through your gallery sooner...lol
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Falcolf Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I like the way you drew his head! He looks great! :D
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TheUnderpantsBandit Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool! this picture is epic!
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Holly-Ashes Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student General Artist
wings - cool - !!!
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Angwilwileth Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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PistachioInfernal Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
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 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the books
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MdnghtShadow Featured By Owner 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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AbelPhee Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
head-on companions?

and his eyes were actually mentioned in the books to be the same color as the spots on the wings ;)
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MdnghtShadow Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry, I guess I worded that a little awkwardly; I was thinking a head-on version of your full-body side drawings.
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IsisLoveYa Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
You're really good at drawing dragons!
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:iconwyrmsroost:
WyrmsRoost Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like 'em!
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Kyouya-pineapple Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty~~~
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Floatzel Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
omg i remember reading this book in like 6th grade, i dont think i got past half of it though
really nice!
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Psydrache Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I really like your design of Temeraire!
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xxxDoortjexxx Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Very nice. :) This is almost exactly how i imagined him!
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:iconrykhers:
Rykhers Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :heart:
I love the colors!
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UnluckyNumberXIII Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks like how I imagined him. I love how lean he still looks even though I'm sure he's huge. 
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WooflesArt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love those blue speckles on the wings, it reminds me sort of like a night sky.
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GoogyNoober Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
P.S. I like your interpretation of his tendrils. I think the tendrils are pretty uncomfortable part of body, there is danger for the Celestial to bite it or even cut it off at meals. 
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AbelPhee Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
that's why I always put the whiskers on his bottom jaw. They may look cool on the top jaw, but definitely have a huge risk of getting bit accidentally.
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GoogyNoober Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Very good work. I like your version, especially its muzzle. BTW the Celestials have the five wing spines and possibly five fingers on their paws.
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AbelPhee Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Actually Celestials have six wing spines/fingers, and five toes, while other dragons have five wing spines and four toes ;)
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StoryShepherd Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow this is perfect and I do like the speckles on his ruff as well though it was never mentioned. Really amazing. You even got the 6 spines on his wings right! I can't tell if he has the Celestial's trademark of 5 digits on his hands though. 

Do you plan on doing full bodies of any of the other dragons?
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AbelPhee Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! He does have 5 toes, but some are hidden on the other side (can't really show all five from this perspective) ;)
and yup, more designs are on the way!
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StoryShepherd Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Sure thing!
Yeah I guesses as much, it would look rather awkward if all of them were visible. 
Glad to here it! I am really looking forward to seeing more. c:
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jgarza511 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like a toothless
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