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Oriole Oolung by Heatherbeast Oriole Oolung by Heatherbeast
The black Chinese Dragon, harbinger of death for important figures.

This young fella is so festive, though, I can't but help that seeing him playing around the skies when it's time for a bad ruler to go. Just look at him! He's brought the whole party with him!

Also, Halloween!

Colorations are based on the Baltimore Oriole: [link]

Prismacolors on colored paper, 8.5 x 11.

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Well, the cat's out of the bag!!!

The dragon ';project' I mentioned some time ago was going to involve all the different major types and classes of dragons. THEN, I pair them with birds that share the same first letter of their name.
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:iconpockydruglord:
PockyDruglord Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
Wow. I've always kinda sucked with colored pencils! Seeing this makes me wanna try at least one more time lol.
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Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Oh please do!!!

I personally am in awe of people who do fantastic marker work. Talk about unforgiving!
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Lord-Noctifer Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Meh, might want improvement, but you definitely don't NEED it. >.> I'm a nazi for Grammar and improper use of words... sorry....
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Lord-Noctifer Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
meh, You do more than I ever could, which makes you plain amazing! *cheesy smile and both thumbs up* But in all seriousness, your artistic skill with 2 dimensional images is quite mind-boggling to the average person, I'd have to assume.... mostly because my own is mind-boggling to most people who've ever talked to me about mine, and that's without the coloring...
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Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Thank you! I still need to improve my digital coloring skills, I think...
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:iconlord-noctifer:
Lord-Noctifer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been drawing since I was 4 as far as I can remember, and I can make AMAZING artwork, but only rarely do I possess the initiative, motivation, or energy to break my inertia and do so.
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
I hear you on the 'breaking inertia' bit. It makes me sad that I do not produce very much finished work.
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:iconlord-noctifer:
Lord-Noctifer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can do good, but my art isn't usually as uniformly amazing. How long have you been been creating visual art? It's quite nice. *feels like a total brown-noser right now*
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Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
I've been getting up to since first grade when I decided that all the dragons on posters and in art looked DUMB and could be done better. ;)

Hee hee. Glad you liked it.
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Koyote042 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
You know I thought I commented on this. But alas I did not. This is a stellar piece of work. In fact it's in my top five of my favorites from you... top 3 even. I am a sucker for Chinese Dragons. :p
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:iconnamura:
Namura Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
Freaking Awsome colour combination!
I want it *-*
And you make so many nice Details like scales and fur^^
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Aww, thanks for taking a look at this guy, and leaving a comment and :+fav:. :) :hug:
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UpsilonEexe Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
Ooo.. Sweet.

I envy those who are capable of marker usage. Good job!
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
No markers. :> Thank you for swinging by.
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:iconmerystic:
Merystic Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
That is absolutely beautiful. Love everything about it. :)
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MischievousPooka Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
Good detail.
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Mistique89D Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
My compliments! Everything you draw and colour turns out to be stunningly beautiful.
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KingGiantess Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm jealous! :XD: I work with Prismacolours and can't make them that beautiful!

Wonderful job! I love the scale texture.
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Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
Oops, a bit belated on my part. Thanks for coming by to have a look! You can't be shy with Prismacolors! Keep at it.
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KingGiantess Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, people do it all the time. You're very welcome! :D And I've learned a thing or two about my Prismas (Likely by looking at this picture. XD), so thank you very much as well! :heart:
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:iconmetalformer:
metalformer Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fearsome dude indeed!
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dracanta Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
wow, that's freakin' great! Amazing colours and your blending/shading is awesome :D
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
Thanks for the compliment! :) The coloring part was fun, I admit.
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:iconthe-devi-stator:
The-Devi-stator Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
Wooooow, I really like this! Yay for gorgeous dragon art!
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Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
Heh, thanks Devi.
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NBVega Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Freakin awesome. You really are exceptionally talented. :D
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MrMinos Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
Sweet!
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MEDdMI Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fun design and colors, very appropriate for Halloween! I'm also reminded of licorice & candy corn... hmm. Wonder if Oriole overdosed on the snacks? XD
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Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
It could explain why he's hyper, heh. :>
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ShebaKoby Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
Oooh I love this! Kinda a coincidence that baltimore oriole colors are halloween colors too, eh?
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Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
It is. It certainly wasn't planned for. Just the first one that came to mind with the clearest way to draw it up.
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Draange Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
I love the textures and colors used in him, they flow so well from one into another.
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Kesquest Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
ooo very pretty heather ^^.

i love the shading and the movement of the dragon
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JazzChyk Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
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Made of pure wonderful.
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Spook2k5 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
Really nice. I like the colors and the contrast between them.

As well as that devious spark of mischief in the eyes.
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Lunatron Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
He's so lovely! The death, the black, and the orange work so fittingly with the month. *Thumbs up.*
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:iconreidyn:
Reidyn Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
Oh he is gorgeous! I love the colors and the way you worked the pencils! Excellent dude!
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shekeira Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
He is absolutely gorgeous! I wouldn't mind Death taking me away if it was this guy.
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hansime Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
Liking the texturing on the scales (the work put into the scales, I'd get lazy) and the depth having been done well! ^__^
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
Thanks, hans! I'm glad you're digging it.
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Amoenna Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Student Writer
I LOVE the coloring. ^^
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NuclearConvoy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
There's one word that's run through my head about 50 times since I first looked at this: Wow!
This was all done in pencil crayons???
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
Prismacolors have a bit of oil in them, which means the color goes down opaque...
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NuclearConvoy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
Which makes sense as to why they blend like they do and, in general, just look danged pretty.
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shumworld Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
ooooooooooooooooooo

dragons.
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:iconheatherbeast:
Heatherbeast Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
I'm sorry to report that it's not a pregnant he/she/it lesbian. :[
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shumworld Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
then it sucks.
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