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Do dragons count as fantasy animals? You'd think, wouldn't you? But the answer, according to Deviantart, is no. Evidently all fantasy animals count as anthro now... And as a dragon isn't really anthropomorphic, I'm putting it into the category 'swords and sorcery'. A copywrite-friendly version of dungeons and dragons, maybe?

Oh, deviantart... why does your sorting system become more nonsensical with each upgrade?

I wonder how all the griffin/dragon/other fantasy animal artists feel about getting lumped into the 'anthro' category.

I was thinking of going to Dragoncon next year, and I'd have to make up a body of work for it. That is, if they don't kick me out for having furry not-dragons :D
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:iconthatonegoatisme:
Thatonegoatisme Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The dragon.. PLEASE COME OUT NORMAL PLEASE COME OUT NORMAL
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:iconmsscarletwings:
MsScarletwings Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
AWWWWWW
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:iconkantankerouskitten:
KantankerousKitten Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I love the intense eyes of the parent, so ready to see their child hatch.
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:iconkaloskalyre:
kaloskalyre Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just found this via StumbleUpon. Love it!
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:iconcre8ivejuices:
Cre8iveJuices Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist
What great skill. And I love that the hatchling is coming out upside-down.
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:iconartesora:
artesora Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student General Artist
This is just too cool...fabulous drawing! (andcanijustsayireallyreallylikeyouravatar:D)
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:iconvssertse:
vssertse Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Wooo, siply amaziiing and lovely!!
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:iconsocial-misfit:
Social-Misfit Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Yeah they really need to add a fantasy beast category of some sort as well as mythology, historical, and probably a bunch of others ;D
Lovely work as always
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:icontoasterx:
ToasterX Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Very nicely done :3
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:iconmgrado:
MGrado Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beauriful artwork. Love the details.
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:iconflameyinyang:
FlameYinYang Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I like fuzzy dragons. I find them unique and fun to draw.

Very cute pic. Good work.
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:iconselki-ven:
Selki-Ven Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
That's so cute, I love <3
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:iconaquamega:
Aquamega Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Whoa amazing job!... Faved :D
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:icongentlefighter44:
GentleFighter44 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
That's so cute! I love the details on your dragons, and just your pictures overall.
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:iconkaylathehedgehog:
kaylathehedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, the little dragon is so cute, hatching backwards and all.

Mama's so fluffy. I want to pet her.
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Wow, great detail. This is a cute scene, and I love how he's coming out feet first.

The eye and fur is the best part.
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shimmer-dragon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
I think when a first saw this I faved + ran D:

So now I will comment on it :B I really do love how detailed the face is on the mother dragon and that cute -silly- hatchling :giggle: The fact that you've given minimal detail to the wing in the background helps to not to take the viewers attention away from the mother and her child - really excellent work c:
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elmartino Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
OMNOMNOMNOM!!! DINNER TYME[link]
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:iconbevarii:
Bevarii Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
whoo! Awesome :D
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:iconopaca:
Opaca Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Student General Artist
ommmg >_< this is sooow cute...this "thing" in the egg...*.=.*
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:icondragoncid:
DragonCid Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
I love your dragons!!!!!!! They are most imaginative!
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:iconsockstealingnome:
sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Admittedly, your dragons look more like griffins to me but regardless of that, your pencil work rocks! I need to learn how to beat my pencil into submission like that. Love the avatar.
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:iconbiduca:
biduca Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008
Hello Friend;

I wonder if your technique, could make a monkey playing Paintball?
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Weird-Oddball-Girl Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
Really cool, I don't know why I've never seen this piece before you put up the color theory challenge.
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kineko Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Aww this is just cute... And the realisation is beautiful...
Poor mommy is wondering what she will suffer with this one... It will probably be the kind of child that get stuck in tree...
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Timelessmind Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Amazing work, just like everything else you do, I'm a huge fan.

But I want to say that the description of dragons as anthro instead of fantasy animal isn't completely assanine, if you think about it. Most Dragons if not all have been attributed with amazing intellect that is as good or greater than a human, and since the definition of anthro is giving human characteristics to nonhuman creatures or beings, Dragons can be considered more anthropomorphic than simply fantasy creatures, since other fantasy creatures tend to be more animalistic functioning on instinct.

I'm not saying it isn't weird, I just wanted to say the point is arguable.

Still an amazing piece.
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ShuiYue Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Student Filmographer
Ok I painted this... and well, its burning a hole through my hard drive... I just need to know what you want me to do with it.
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ShuiYue Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Student Filmographer
Can I color this for practice, you know like for your contest?

p.s did you do this whole thing with a mechanical pencil?
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xdesiring-flightx Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
the eyes look cat-like && they definatly stand out..
I love the dragons expression [;
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paper-faces Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
this is incredible. i've never been presented with an almost mammal like dragon and i think its genious.
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:iconazura88:
Azura88 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
So cute. =3
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TheSangson Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Well,well...no I I found that new, really cool artist by searching "dragon",I´m glad I found her, I search around in her gallery a bit and BAM!

There´s the first pic I ever faved on DA.
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PracticallyGeeky Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
Its so cute! :D
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Dragonic-Saga Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
Ahh... the uber fluffy cuteness... pretty egg ^^
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vtforpedro Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hay, uhm, i colored this! i hope you don't mind xD; if you want me to take it down, just say the word~ [link]
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:iconkiiniku:
kiiniku Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, it's cute. ^^
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Lyswen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Professional Filmographer
tis is undescribalbe!!! it looks so clean and beautiful... I'm amazed.... But I've a question... can I color this one? it would be great, but if you say no, then I completely understand ^^
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trid2bnrml Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
I'm a sucker for dragons---if I had one wish, it might have been to have my ownv real dragon...

or world peace...great job on this one!
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Homicidalrevolver Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Dragons aren't in the fantasty section? well, if DA comes knocking on my door.. im not an anthro artist.. jeebus.. btw, i love your lines :)
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blackthornart Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
wonderful work :love:
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:iconspotty-chan:
Spotty-Chan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
The perfect way to say hello to the world!
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:iconrajansilverdragon:
RajanSilverDragon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist
It's so cute! ^_^ Must fave...er... collect! ^_^
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:iconbetonmanden:
Betonmanden Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
Great job on the egg runes!
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:icondappledclaw:
Dappledclaw Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008   Traditional Artist
Beautiful.

The paws are really magnificent. <3
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:icondor-belle:
Dor-Belle Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
aw...!
baby!
i love the picture! the detail is just amazing!
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:iconnocturnal0light:
Nocturnal0Light Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
I love this dragon !
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:iconoblivion-of-sanity:
oblivion-of-sanity Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
I just put it into original characters, then it just puts it in general fantasy...weird, right?
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:iconmistgarden:
MistGarden Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
Soooo sweet *_*
Just amazing!!!
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:icondrgordon-freeman:
DrGordon-Freeman Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
Just Cute! Keep up the Good work!
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dragonslorefury Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
I love this picture, although the mother kindo of looks like she's wondering what he hell is happening to that weird rock she popped out a few months ago instead of having the expression of welcoming her child into the new world. I don't know maybe she's anxious about it's arrival, if its okay and if it will be able to make it's owm way out of the egg.
Either way I love it, it makes me think which is always good.
I think your style of dragons is just as justified as any other dragon form.
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