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First Flight by RalphHorsley First Flight by RalphHorsley
First Flight

Wildborn Series.
©Ralph Horsley.

Acrylic, Approx 26.5" x 18.5"

Original artwork for sale: SOLD
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'The first wingbeat signals the start of life’s journey.'

Dragons are invariably shown as solitary and frequently engaged in combat, which is why I chose to paint a more intimate scne, but still one wrought with it's own drama and narratives.

The compositional structure is a strong triangular form, drawing the viewer to the parents head, accentuated by the positioning of the sun and rim light. Overlaid this is a sinuous 'S' which helps with creating energy and movement.
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igneousdragon2718 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
that's fantastic, :happybounce: 
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James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Whoa badass awesome!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconjames-dark-blue-wolf:
Your welcome
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DragoRoku Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
I would be honored if you would allow me to use this video in a non-profit video for the under appreciated and hardly shown caring side of Dragons. If you have any ?'s before proceeding then please don't hesitate to ask.
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ShadowSpyProductions Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
That castle is done for.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
yep.. a little bit ;)
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dy-hio-deviantart Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I loved the colors, amazing quality.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Keitsumah Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Dat is a BIG dragon... and even the babies easilly outsize the castle...

makes me wonder how many babies are killed in legends and what would happen if one of the OLD dragons awoke...
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