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Comm| BlueJay-Cat Design by IrisDesert Comm| BlueJay-Cat Design by IrisDesert
I was commissioned by BlueJay-Cat to make a dragon or creature design somewhat based off of the character, Artorias from Dark Souls. I wanted to incorporate some aspects of his design loosely, but also add in other features to set this one apart.

I hope I did alright ;v;
I didn't really do much in the area of markings, but there are some faded ones on the chest plate. Just let me know if you would like me to change anything!

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Character belongs to :iconbluejay-cat:

Art and character design was drawn by me
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CloverFlowers Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*x* This is amazing~!
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IrisDesert Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you! c:
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CloverFlowers Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
c: you're welcome~
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MadBast Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
OMG <3
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H-brid Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
That's awesome and so beautiful dear... no words !! :iconcatlaplz:
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IrisDesert Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Ahh thank you! <3
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H-brid Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Np you're very welcome !! :tighthug:
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rainpeltkitty Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work
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Rott-i-kins Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Those scales though.
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:iconirisdesert:
IrisDesert Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Many scales, so long to draw ;v;
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Decayingyouth Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW.. THIS LOOKS AMAZING!!! <3
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IrisDesert Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Ahh, thank you <3
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AirSaber Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Away man I wish I could commission you. You might get this a lot but I desperately hope we can both do a trade one day.
But this dragon is absolutely fabulous! i especially love the scales you did on him, they look just like knight armor. And again, the painty style is just so eye-catching. love all of dis i do
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IrisDesert Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Woah this was so long ago and I never responded to this, but here is a very late thank you! <3
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WildWonderWorld Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist
Very cool dragon :) nice work!!!
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IrisDesert Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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WildWonderWorld Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist
you're welcome :)
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xDoglate Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the face! Amazing work!
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IrisDesert Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you <3
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finiens Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a pretty guy.°w°
My fingers are practically itching to draw him, especially the plates on his shoulders and hind legs. The design is just amazing!
While I agree with Dae that his body seems a bit to heavy to be supported by his rather thin legs, the scales/plates donīt neccessarily have to be metallic and could therefore be much lighter than expected.
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IrisDesert Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Ah! thank you! I did change the front legs a bit and made them longer, adding
a bit more bulk in the arms. It does seem a bit heavy, but going off of what you said
the scaling and plating could have a metallic luster, but not actually metal, or heavy
like metal. I just wanted to create more of a metallic effect for the sake of learning how
to draw metal looking things. When I originally painted him, he was a lot whiter c:
Thank you for the input <3
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finiens Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Drawing metal is fun, all those highlights and strong contrasts.<3
The changes you made suit him well. His body looks a lot more balanced now.
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IrisDesert Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Yes it is <3
Ah I'm glad the changes worked out!
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BlackChaos666 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg an artorias dragon...! I love you!
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IrisDesert Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Ahh he was quite fun to design! Glad you like <3
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BlackChaos666 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like?? I LOVE it :C
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IrisDesert Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Aw, well thank you! c:
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Dae-Thalin Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, I have to admit that in my opinion the body looks much too heavy with all the metal plates for this relatively thin and fragile legs, especially the frontpaws look almost comically small and wobbly(sry to say it that way, I will take it back if it was supposed to look like that xD) I would expect legs like that on a much ligther body.
Otherwise, the design looks awesome. I love the plating on his shoulders and the scale extensions on his upper legs!
The head design looks incredible, and the scarf! So cute xD
Thd coloring looks as brilliant as always :)
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IrisDesert Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Haha, I think the wobbliness is because of the pose, and I'm not sure whether BlueJay wants to include it as apart of the character, but Artorias broke his arm at one point, so maybe it will hang like that or just be apart of the pose which has some motion to it. On the other hand the arms and paws are stylized, but you are right, I probably should make them somewhat longer, but I will have to redo the details on the plates because I already had the image flattened. I guess I could probably paint out the watermark and then add it back in after I've fixed the front legs. I have a bad habit of adding extra details after I flatten the whole image ||D
As for the back legs, they would not support the heavy chest for very long if to get up on two legs, but the front arms will do better once I make them longer, and probably buff them up a little c:
Also, thank you!
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BlueJay-Cat Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh my god. I can't even! I'm so so so glad you chose to tackle this commission, you have seriously exceeded my expectations on this! I'm like kind of at a loss for words! I can't stop stark at this beauty, I just showed it to all my dark souls friends and they were in as much awe as I am now ;^; <3 gosh iris, everything about this is awesome. You definitely made it recognizable while keeping him his own! I can't wait to try my own hand at this beauty. I feel like I can't appreciate this piece enough :) really really, thank you!
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IrisDesert Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student General Artist
I'M SORRY THIS RESPONSE IS SO LATE ||D

I'm so glad you loved the design, it made me so happy to know that I
did good work for you! I can't wait to see any future works of him!
Thank you so much for commissioning me, and I really had a great time
working on this design c:
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BlueJay-Cat Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No problem!! Honestly if you're ever free to do this sort of thing again I'd love another character design, I love how you draw and your designs are just plain wonderful - I don't imagine anyone else would have been able to give me such a great crossover! If you're ever up to it please give me a heads up!! :D <3 I should hopefully have a few works of him popping up soon as we'll btw- I'm pretty excited!
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Love the form on the scales and armor plates! Looks so dang cool!
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IrisDesert Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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XelaDragon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014   Digital Artist
Oh my goodness I love that head shapeee
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IrisDesert Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Ahh thank you! I really liked the head shape as well.
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CelestialRainicorn Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice detail I have to admit
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IrisDesert Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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