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"A Tuareg Dragon" by Mie ´Stormwing´ Bendiksby

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Here the other day I had a real itch to draw a desert dragon, and somehow it ended up with a Tuareg dude on its back. I've done some research on the Tuareg people with the intention of basing a fantasy people on them, and NOW THEY'VE SWAPPED THEIR CAMELS FOR DRAGONS AND ARE PATROLLING TRADE ROUTES. Think of the races they're going to have!

I started working on this traditionally, but I didn't quite manage to pull it off--didn't take long time 'fore I realised I needed layers. So I took a picture of it, imported it to Photoshop and finished it digitally. I think I have something passable now, but damn, did I struggle with the dragon's hands and feet. I ended up using my own hands and raccoon feet for reference.

I based the dragon's tack on the tack the Tuareg use for their camels--I added some rings to that neck ring for the reins to pass through, so that if the Tuareg should lose the them, they wouldn't, say, fall over the dragon's neck and end up out of reach.

23 Feb 2012:-) Kerstyn Kaori Leigh
Awesome Mie!! And congrats on the MP 2
23 Feb 2012:-) Heather Christine Carey
I find myself fixated with its magnificent jaws.... 19
24 Feb 2012:-) Shelz Keast
I like the details on the dragon’s head. The rein fastener is a good addition too. The nearer wing looks a bit odd though. It doesn’t seem to have a clear leading edge to the wing.
25 Feb 2012:-) Rhiannon Mytherea Taylor
Congratulations on the Mod’s Pick! (I’ll comment properly on dA...I prefer the system >_>12
26 Feb 2012:-) Marian Graham Holloway
Congratulations! Beautiful work!
19 Dec 2012:-) Helena sophia de koning
amazing! keep it up!1
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'A Tuareg Dragon':
 • Created by: :-) Mie ´Stormwing´ Bendiksby
 • Copyright: ©Mie ´Stormwing´ Bendiksby. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Dune, Dunes, Sand, Tassels, Flying, Desert, Dragonrider, Sahara, Blankets, Rider, Blanket, Dragon, Tuareg, African, North
 • Categories: Dragons, Drakes, Wyverns, etc, Landscape, Nature, Panoramic, Man, Men, African Traditions, Mythology
 • Techniques: Photoshop
Modpick •  Mod Pick at: 2012-02-23 22:01:24
 • Submitted: 2012-02-17 21:33:54
 • Views: 1669
 • Resolution: 1380x1571

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