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Galenbjorn by Netarliargus Galenbjorn by Netarliargus
Galenbjørn is, or rather was, before he became a dragon, a Russian immigrant born in Svalbard. He worked in the coal mines of Barentsburg (Баренцбург). Although Svalbard is under Norwegian sovereignty, the unique Spitsbergen Treaty of 1920 allows citizens of signatory countries equal rights to exploit natural resources. Currently, Russia is the only country to maintain such a presence. Russia maintains a consulate in Barentsburg,the northernmost diplomatic mission of any kind in the world. Since his father is from Norway, he has a Norwegian name: "Galenbjørn" This guy will be the antagonist in a story I'm thinking up. Oh, he also has his own theme song: [link]

Done in CS3 in about ten hours. Used a new technique in an attempt to draw with less lines. All in all I'm satisfied how it came out.
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Nightfang13 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice white. I especially like the head, head frill, neck, and chest. All in all i can see the detail and hard work you put into this.
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Thanks! The head got special attention when it came to detail, it's the part most people tend to focus on. :D
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ShaderDragon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Very beautiful! I like how all the colors, of both the dragon and the background, seem to go well together. That said, I also like the background quite a bit too.
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Thanks! :D
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ShaderDragon Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
No prob! I'm quite impressed by it.
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InspiredDragons Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! That is gorgeous! The background, the northern lights effects. The soft glow given off the scales. Fantastic! I also like the regal pose, showing of its dominant look, yet it stands with a natural skill of grace. In other words, I really like it! ^^ Nice work!
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Thanks, I did my best to make it look as "artic" as I could.
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adorety Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent depiction of a white dragon. And very interesting back story. That's some interesting info about the treaty. Maybe this guy can put things to right!. Excellent work.
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Ah, he's going to be the bad guy, well, sort of. Not very likeable but not really evil for just the sake of it.
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Enferlain Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
So he's gonna be "dragony" :) Looking forward to it someday :)
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Hmh, what exactly do you mean with "dragony"? :)
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Enferlain Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Well, you know, that usual natural dragon attitude. It may seem evil to others what they do but they just do what they do without being bad or good. "We are what we are"
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Oh right, the classic view of dragon in the West. Yes, since he's from Scandinavia his behaviour will be like that of the old Vikings. :D
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Enferlain Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Woooho! Scandinavian dragons! :D Bet he likes metal :iconshagrathplz:
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
I'm actually already busy writing a story involing two dragons, one who acts like the Western ones and one who act like the more Asian ones.
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Enferlain Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
What kind of story? And is it finished? :)
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:iconnetarliargus:
Netarliargus Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Thanks and no, it's concept art for the sequel of the Twin Fires, the story you're reading now.
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Enferlain Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Beautiful!
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
very nice pic! love the auroras in the sky. :)
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Thanks Kim. :D
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ur welcome :)
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SpottedTalon7 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful aurora!
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Thanks! :D
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AlexandraRokk Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic!
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Thanks! :D
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IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gotta love the aurora borealis! The details on the dragon looks fantastic as well!

Got some stuff to watch out as well though, the dragon looks slightly detached from the rest of the picture. Can't pin down what it is, but I think it could be the colour or the value range. Sorry for being so vague :P

Anyways, really awesome work as always!
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Thanks.

I think it's becouse he's completely white, I guess it stands out against a darker background. There's sevaral layers of a single color on top of everything already to make it more uniform.
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IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another thing, try to clean up your sketch lines a little, tie up those loose ends. Or turn it into proper lineart =P

On other news, FUS ROH DAH!!!
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
I have no idea what that means.
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IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I meant, that the details on the dragon looked quite sketchy, you may want to clean them up a little.

Or, Force Balance Push
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Majcen007 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
His theme song should have been batman! :D
hehe, just kidding... as always, you have created a stunning dragon and a appropriate backround for him as well :)
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Hmh, why Batman? I know the wings of a dragon look a lote like those of bats...
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Majcen007 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
All I know is that I saw Galenbjørn and the batman theme song came right away :D
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Halesstryx Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Very nice! I like it!
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Thanks! :D
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2GodBtheGlory Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Very cool!! :)
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Thanks! :D
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2GodBtheGlory Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome! :)
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greendragon27 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you made the auroras =)
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Thanks, the sky would have looked a bit empty without them. :D
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greendragon27 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
haha well it's a very nice space filler then :3
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Donarion Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
whoa!! awesome drawing! i like that dragon! =)
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Thanks! :)
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Eragon007 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
cool
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Thanks! :D
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Eragon007 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
:D
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LOLMANIC45 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Writer
Add to the theme song here's my character's :D [link] Nikolai always like Flamenco for some reason. It makes him calm dragon or not.
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LOLMANIC45 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Writer
He goes well cold Northern Russia is good for white. Antagonist? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, why does Russia always gets stereotyped as evil -_-. Is my main character the only friendly Russian and dragon? I guess so.

Other than that it is good one.
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
What made you think that just because he's the antagonist it also means he's evil?
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LOLMANIC45 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Writer
Well, antagonists don't sound like something good. Just the word antagonist . . . I jumped to conclusions
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