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Continuing my current mood for Dragons (and Wyverns in this case), here's my next baby.

The Swidhelm's Skywyrm Bull [link] was posed in Poser and then imported into Vue for the rest of the scene.

One of Quadspinner's monuments [link] was used as the rock tower (several on top of one another to give it enough height) and for the bg, I sculpted a terrain, created the eco-system and then placed the scotts pine trees in the foreground.

DoF effect was performed in Photoshop with the Lens Blur filter using Vue's rendered z-map.

Software - Poser, Vue & Photoshop

PS - title help from the lovely *GothicVampireFreak

Thanks for looking.

Visit Craig's Sketchbook for more Vue renders, illustrations and sketches.
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dwdriver Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like your work!!!!
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DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
:wave: This amazing work has been featured in my journal: [link] :heart:
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CraigJohn Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
A very belated (but much appreciated) Thank You!! :squee:
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DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
you're welcome :)
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ThierryCravatte Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent composition, and great pose work. This image must definitely be seen full size, that beast is awesome ! The Dof is really efficient, the dragon 'pops' litterally out of the screen !
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dragonmaximus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
sublime
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group :iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 42 - Wyvern" You can find it here: [link]
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:iconcraigjohn:
CraigJohn Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Thank you very much - I appreciate it loads! And I feel very honoured in such company!!!! :squee:
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:iconladyarah:
ladyarah Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome, and I'm so glad you enjoyed the article! :heart:
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:iconcraigjohn:
CraigJohn Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
How can I not - Loads of great images and it was in no particular order... but I was first. :squee:

:hug:
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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CraigJohn Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
:XD:
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aimeislove Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thats some kick ass dragon XD
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:iconpaladinorc:
PaladinOrc Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Sqeee :D
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:iconcraigjohn:
CraigJohn Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
I'm glad you like it! :squee:
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PaladinOrc Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
:)
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:iconuoa7:
uoa7 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Filmographer
the dragon is absolutely amazing!!!
you may want to tweak the trees a little bit. they look like plastic models
double thumbs up!
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:iconcraigjohn:
CraigJohn Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Thanks very much! :squee:

I'll look to change that in a 1.5 version.
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:iconbergone:
BergOne Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Nothing is like a good dragon, and this is among the best I have seen in a long while.
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:iconcraigjohn:
CraigJohn Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Thank you very much! :XD:
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Pen--Is--Envy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
The realism of this render is really amazing. And the dragon is so dynamic here. :clap::sqeee::eyepopping:
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CraigJohn Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Hahahah - I love the squee emoticon!!!! :squee:

I'm very glad you like it - it came out exactly how I wanted it (which is rare)!
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Pen--Is--Envy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
:squee:
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CraigJohn Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
:w00t:


Yeah, the 'woot' has nothing on the 'squee' now! :squee:
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Pen--Is--Envy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
LOL :)
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Pen--Is--Envy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Dear Lord, my typos again... :squee:*
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Ottsel-Paws14 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
:jawdrop: Wow, I was expecting awesome, but not this much of it! I think I love it! The dragon is... oh, how can I describe this intelligently? It has a "fear me" quality, obviously, with him roaring at the viewer like that. And the holes in the wings actually make me a little timid to look at it, because they tell that he's no stranger to fights (at least that's the impression I'm getting) I'm half believing that it'll breath fire right into my face. Awesomesauce on an epic bun, in other words.

...I feel like I'm writing a critique. I don't want to critique; there's nothing here TO critique!
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CraigJohn Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
haha - Now there's a response I was hoping for! :XD:

This guy doesn't need fire when the sound of his roar is enough to make his prey freeze in fear!

Hopefully you'll also like my other dragons images to come!!! (although they'll be in a few weeks now) :D
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Ottsel-Paws14 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
:D Y'welcome! :D

I can't wait to see 'em. Actually, I can, but it might be a tad impatiently. But take your time; the Mona Lisa wasn't painted in a minute.
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Elchanan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your deviation has been featured here ->[link] :hug:
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CraigJohn Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Wow - Thank you very much!! I see I'm in very impressive company! :)
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:iconelchanan:
Elchanan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome!:hug:
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Elchanan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!:hug:
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CraigJohn Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
:XD: :w00t:

And thanks again for the feature! :)
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:iconelchanan:
Elchanan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome!:hug:
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YukoYanaLeslie Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow, love the ferocity in this!
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:iconcraigjohn:
CraigJohn Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
:XD: That's definitely the emotion I was going with this! :w00t:
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:iconyukoyanaleslie:
YukoYanaLeslie Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Mission succesfull:la:
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:icondipaula:
Dipaula Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
So realistic I got scared! Fantastic!:)
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:iconcraigjohn:
CraigJohn Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
I'm very glad you did!!!! :XD:
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Dipaula Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
:D
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qbishop1 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice!
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:iconcraigjohn:
CraigJohn Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Thanks! :D
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
one word.
wow.
seriously, just the one.
but thats a good thing, believe me.
come check out my gallery sometime, i think you would like it.
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CraigJohn Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
That's a perfect word - short and to the point! :XD:
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
normally i rant on and on but this one surprised me as well as impressed me:)
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:iconcraigjohn:
CraigJohn Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
I'm very glad it did! :)
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:iconascynd:
Ascynd Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
I like the pose! And the coppery look of the light on his scales.
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:iconcraigjohn:
CraigJohn Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Thank you! It took many test renders to finally get it right. I see you're no stranger to retexturing yourself! (although this wasn't a proper re-texture in this image, just a bit of editing in Vue)
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Ascynd Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Ah I see, well that and the light give his scales a nice metallic effect all the same!
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