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cave dragons by hibbary cave dragons by hibbary
Cave paintings depicting prehistoric dragons.


The true nature of the paper is sadly very reduced by the scan. The original has a very textured surface as well as salt crystals growing on and in the fibers of the paper, giving it an extremely stone-like quality.

It will probably be in the Anthrocon art show. If you're there, please stop by and take a look :3


Also, if you think this is too detailed or too accurate for cave paintings, you really ought to take a closer look at the real thing. Prehistoric man's renderings of animals were studied and beautiful. I like the cave lions of Grotte Chauvet especially.
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6-of-tentacles Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
> Prehistoric man's renderings of animals were studied and beautiful.

When the great cave paintings first started to be discovered, Picasso--Picasso!--took a look and said "In 50,000 years we've learned nothing. Nothing!." -6oT
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Crowford210 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Student Artist
We need the Dovahkiin
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skybackrider Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooooooo it's amazing 
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ValerieJoyLauria Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
so clever, I LOVE it!!! :D
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:icontlavos:
tlavos Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's awesome !
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well done!
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:iconthunderchicken42:
Thunderchicken42 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty! I like it!
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0WestEndRiot0 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember, I loved dragons so much in my childhood - always believed them to be real. :)

What about dinosaurs? They're the dragons of our planet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracorex
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:iconlentpirls:
lentpirls Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Very good :-)
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:iconeliasmpjunior:
EliasMPJunior Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Awesome work! Is it for sale?
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:iconeliasmpjunior:
EliasMPJunior Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Awesome work! Is it for sale?
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:iconeliasmpjunior:
EliasMPJunior Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Hello! Awesome work. Is it for sale?
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emeraldeye1993 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
cool.
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome!
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:iconsonefire:
sonefire Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i knew they were real! :D that's magical!
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:iconchickensandsheep:
chickensandsheep Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!!! CAVE DRAGONS!!!! :D
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:iconhomuncoloss:
HomunColoss Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really cool idea
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:iconcobaltwolfsirius:
CobaltWolfSirius Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful! :D these look they're from an actual cave! ^^
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:iconjennyraepip:
jennyraepip Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful.
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:icongold-seven:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, such a neat idea and beautiful execution! Truly inspiring.
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:iconfrostfire141:
frostfire141 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Has got to be one of the most beujtiful pices of artwork I have EVER seen on DA
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:icondragon-princess08:
Dragon-princess08 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
if only. but i already know they exist.
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darkwolfhowling Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm an archaeology student. If I found this in a cave it would be so cool
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:iconwolfcub343:
wolfcub343 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010   Traditional Artist
wow..........awsome.........
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:iconcristiboss:
CristiBoss Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
if only
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:iconkicha20:
kicha20 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Very Nice
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:iconboulangerie:
Boulangerie Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
The salt is awesome! I love using that effect for texture, and for things like stars. also it sparkles in the light.
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MooonliteArtist Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
I added this to my facebook photos for my fantasy story - with attribution. (i will take them down if you wish). I hope you can stop by and check out the story.

Lovely art!

[link]
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:iconkeseral:
keseral Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! The ochre-colours are just perfect too ^_^
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:iconmacayeal:
MacAyeal Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Very nice work.
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The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is AWESOME!!!!!!
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:iconbrightface:
Brightface Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Love this pic, just awesome... No words to describe it! :x
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Koyukionna Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Fantastic.
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:iconyamiyami:
yamiyami Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Gosh, this reminds me of an art project I had to do in Grade 9... I love it!
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KesraReulen Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. Stylized, but always beautiful. And I don't think many cave wall artists had erasers, so that makes it even more impressive.
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toshirodragon Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this! I've used it as a wallpaper on my laptop... I thought maybe I ought to tell you Thanks!
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snowwolfsabertooth Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
yes :( about the paper
this is great
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:iconmagitekelite:
MagitekElite Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Student General Artist
I was wondering...can I use this for a dragon forum I am making? For the banner? :)
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SandBladeRaider Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
These must be the moth wing dragons of the native americans. The lives in the plains, hunting buffalo from the sky, then one day, they were gone...
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katiejo911 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What is the size and what would you charge for the original?
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Troppa-D Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D I thought this said Cave drawings.
They looks like actually cave paintings, that's so coool.
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seeing-the-dark Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
I love this idea. Wonderfully done. :heart:
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MukArt Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
well i think this is epic, we did cave paintings studies first semester of college and you got the colors and idea down awesomely :)
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RukahTsubasa Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
oh cool^^ i was just learning in one of my art history classes about the cave painters and the hall of bulls. This is funny to see after 10 hours of cave bull and hand historical art^^ i love it^^Nicely done!
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draco-datura Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Wow! Amazing idea and the picture is very well done! I love it! :heart:
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RainFreckles Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
loveitloveitloveit!!!
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:iconzaatharen:
Zaatharen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Student General Artist
Dragons! :D I love them :P This looks really like some cave drawing. I´ve hit me by an idea i wont to visit some caves in my country or old celtic cottages and draw some of them :D
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sevenblackcats Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
I love this Work!! It is unique and very well done!!!!!
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MattMan-Loftus Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Bad-Ass!
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:wave: Hi! I featured this deviation in my journal today --> [link]
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