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King Izmir by Netarliargus King Izmir by Netarliargus
Izmir is the fifth son of the late Moroccan king, Mohammed. While being the last in the line of succession, it didn't seem to bother Izmir much that he would never sit upon throne of Morocco, as it left him with enough time to pursue his own interest. Such as in interest in archeology. After his uncontroversial marriage with Salima, a common servant girl, he fell out of grace with the rest of the royal family. He and Salima had one son, Prince Khalid and for a while it appeared that Izmir had all he wanted.

His world shattered when Salima died tragically in an accident. After the death of his wife, Izmir became a bitter and resentful man and the end of his troubles were not in sight. When visiting an archeological dig he came in contact with a vial of Blue Dragon blood which promptly transformed him into one. After he saw his father and his four elder brothers being killed by a rampaging Red Dragon, Izmir became the new king of Morocco. Having mastered the ability to shift between his human and dragon form, the people of Morocco are blissfully unaware of the true draconic nature of their new king. But sometimes, on cloudless nights, when the urge becomes to great, the king and his son would fly out together....


Done in CS3 in about ten hours, I've used the Blue Dragon from D&D as a reference.
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:iconadorety:
adorety Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent imagery and awesome dragon. Very cool backstory too. His scales and head spikes look great.
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:iconnetarliargus:
Netarliargus Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Thanks! :)
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Malibuking11 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist
That looks absolutely amazing man great job!Same goes for rest of your gallery!
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:iconnetarliargus:
Netarliargus Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Thanks! :)
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Malibuking11 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist
Anytime! you write great stories also!
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Aarok Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now it's official : You are AWESOME! Seriously as i came first to your page i would've never imagined that you are able to create such detailed drawings now. You've really chosen your right inspiration, i admire Mr. Lockwood too, for his quality artwork.

Eh may i ask how long do you need for such a picture?
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:iconnetarliargus:
Netarliargus Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Aw, don't make me blush. I'd say I wouldn't have gotten this far without guys like you supporting me and keep pushing me to do better. :)
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draco2393 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
well done
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:iconnetarliargus:
Netarliargus Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Thanks! :)
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:iconwolf-fang4:
Wolf-fang4 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow the way I,ve seen people draw dragons this one takes the cake
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:iconnetarliargus:
Netarliargus Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
I hope it takes the cake in the good way. :D
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:iconwolf-fang4:
Wolf-fang4 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It most sertanly does
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nicely done, man! I dig the colours! :D
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:iconnetarliargus:
Netarliargus Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Thanks! :)
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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matt-bulls-stories Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Writer
To answer your question it is interesting the way in which stars seem to cluster around then disperse from the dragons form. In addition to this the lighting and shadow add mystery as Izmir is half hidden. The light from the lantern makes the chest scales look orange contrasting the night sky, which other scales are similar shades to. Finally, the cityscape adds depth to the piece with it window lights and palm tree. It is an impressive artwork including references to the story.
Now have to ask who is holding the lantern?
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:iconnetarliargus:
Netarliargus Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Thanks and Khalid is.
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:iconmatt-bulls-stories:
matt-bulls-stories Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Writer
You are very welcome. Will be looking forward to the next.
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Keeblrkid Featured By Owner May 19, 2012   General Artist
Great story, great drawing.
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:iconnetarliargus:
Netarliargus Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Thanks, it's actualy only a synopsis of the story, you can read the real thing right here: [link]
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:iconakkala5h:
AkKAla5H Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very interesting story and a very beautiful drawing you did here, excellent job!!

:iconsaluteplz:
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:iconnetarliargus:
Netarliargus Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Thanks! :)
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:iconakkala5h:
AkKAla5H Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
np
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Christopher-Hart Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awesome and moody.
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:iconnetarliargus:
Netarliargus Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Thanks! :)
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xXShadowGaleXx Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Each and every time I see your work....I swear, I can stare at it for hours.

I love the relative simplicity of this particular one.
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:iconnetarliargus:
Netarliargus Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Thanks, it was no use drawing a whole city in the background when it's too dark to see anything anyway, the shadows work great too. :)
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Genome707 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
It is time for tactical nuke MW2 style! Then again, Raccoon City getting nuked style works too...
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:iconnetarliargus:
Netarliargus Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
I suppose, but what has that to do with the artwork here?
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:icongenome707:
Genome707 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Bye bye dragon...

:iconhunkplz::iconsaysplz: Drop the hammer...[link]
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:iconenferlain:
Enferlain Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Fuck that shit! MOAB!
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:icongenome707:
Genome707 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
...

:iconhunkplz::iconsaysplz: Drop the hammer...[link]
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:iconenferlain:
Enferlain Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Poor zombies.
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:icongenome707:
Genome707 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Poor zombies? Really? You and female dragons...
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:iconenferlain:
Enferlain Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Naaah, I don't like zombies. Killing them is fun though.
Poor nuclear weapon. :iconcryplz:
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Genome707 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
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TF-chaser Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student General Artist
cool :iconclapplz:
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:iconnetarliargus:
Netarliargus Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Thanks! :)
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TF-chaser Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Your welcome! ^U^
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Halesstryx Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Very good!
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:iconnetarliargus:
Netarliargus Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Thanks! :)
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
really great pic! :)
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:iconnetarliargus:
Netarliargus Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Thanks Kim! :)
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ur welcome :)
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iloveDRAGONok Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
^_< gooooooooooooooooooooooooooood
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:iconnetarliargus:
Netarliargus Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Thanks! :)
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TheDragonDragoth Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wooow O_O
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:iconnetarliargus:
Netarliargus Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Wow indeed, thanks! :)
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TheDragonDragoth Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D please
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Cynysi Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Beauty light game....and shadows game on the scales, nice background too :D
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