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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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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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