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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.
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
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.
Netarliargus Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Thanks! :D
ShaderDragon Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
No prob! I'm quite impressed by it.
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!
Netarliargus Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Thanks, I did my best to make it look as "artic" as I could.
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.
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.
Enferlain Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
So he's gonna be "dragony" :) Looking forward to it someday :)
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