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Metallic Dragons: Aerial Combat

Draconomicon 2: metallic Dragons - chapter start artwork; Dungeons & Dragons. ©Wizards of the Coast

Acrylic, Approx 21" x 19".

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Wing beats mingled with cries as the battlers swooped and soared through the sky.

It was great fun to work on an aerial combat. It freed the characters from needing to be placed on the same plane, allowing for dynamic placement, whilst the wings act as excellent framing devices.

I placed the POV over the Elf's shoulder as that helps us identify with the adventurers. It also gives the sense of swooping in (as a rescuer?) to an ongoing engagement.
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There is so much in Metallic Dragons:Aerial Combat that makes it so infinitely cool. The excellent perspective and brilliant capturing of motion put us right in the midst of the action. A sweeping fantasy piece by *RalphHorsley, do enjoy! ( Suggested by Exillior and Featured by snowmask )
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edfornieles Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
hello, let me know if you take commissions

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RuizArtGallery Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Rockin' piece. Love the action going on. Hooray for Traditionalists!
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Cooter6000 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
I love this.
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wolfloverphenix Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
nice
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roboturtle13 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Could you draw me a dragon that's looks like its made I crystal and your awesome
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I am not currently accepting private commissions.

Thanks :)
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roboturtle13 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh ok
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Wingedtimberwolf Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist
go ranger xD
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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TwickyGirl Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow it's very cool!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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BorderlanderGuy Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Nice :D
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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AngelsCrafts Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Beautiful and stunning.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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laycass Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
excellent!!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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SKKDragonKnight Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
This is awesome!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool - Thanks :)
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SKKDragonKnight Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
You're welcome! ^^
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Squidgirl42 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Writer
Wow, their fighter is really bummin right now...
I love it!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - Thanks :)
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Moleo4 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweeeeeeet
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treekit1 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
WOOT I AGREE VIDEO GAME PERSON BELOW THIS COMMENT!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thnaks :)
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dragonautumn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
if this was a video game i would totally buy this.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool - thanks :)
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Axis324 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Awesomely amazing! The image is well done.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
DThanks very much :)
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Legionofshadows2 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011   Artist
Wow this really good I love the detail in the dragons and
This reminds me of warhammer
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thnaks :)
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dragonaire007 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
wow! ive no other words for it! just goes to show i'm speechless!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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Kat-Is-evil Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg that is such an amazing angle
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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Kat-Is-evil Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no prob
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Eternaliferocks Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
THIS IS GOOD! I REALLY LIKE!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
great - Thanks :)
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Mbrow107 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
i love dragons and this is beautiful, Great image
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
great - Thanks :)
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nightwindwolf95 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Your art is just amazing! I wish that I could paint like that.:happybounce:
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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nightwindwolf95 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :D
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Oktobercyan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's I can say!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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Oktobercyan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course!!!
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darkn2ght Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
wonderful depth and perspective!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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