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Dragon Wallpaper by rubendevela Dragon Wallpaper by rubendevela
Completely digital, no scanning at all... I was just playing with my (then new) digital pen, and I accidentally finished this picture, with funky use of textures (no visible tiling!!!). This is one of the reddest pics I've ever done (and there are quite a few of them).. By the way, this guy is a 12' tall anthropomorphic dragon with pyrokinesis, not any normal dragon (if those things exist).
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:iconpatemvik:
patemvik Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
WOOOW!!!! Looking cool :D!
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dragonkiss114 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! Tard OMG Emote 
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:iconfelixpliet:
Felixpliet Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Awesome
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:iconadastumae:
Adastumae Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey, just letting you know but someone reposted this as theirs. rithomp.deviantart.com/art/Rub…
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dragon-master2 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Omg finally found the original artist of this drawing!  Did you ever do any more art of this guy!  He is so cute!
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:iconrayblon:
rayblon Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Judging by the picture, I wouldn't need a mirror if i had him.
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:icondemonicbanshee:
DemonicBanshee Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sombody traced your work. This reminds me of somebody I know.
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SkyeDattebayo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
exist they do certainly
it kinda looks like me have we ever met?
if ya keep drawin like this you accomplish lot^.=.^
sorry for bad language still learning
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:iconnihime:
Nihime Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
i really love this drawing, it reminded me of the story am writing same pose same everything like the character !!!
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elitex2211 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i love to be him right now btw best deskop ever
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:iconpossumflavored:
PossumFlavored Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Well done.
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:icondemonlioness:
DemonLioness Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Someone traced your work
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:iconrubendevela:
rubendevela Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
They admitted it was traced, though.
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:iconchaosjones17:
chaosjones17 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
hmm, i have seen this over 30 times it never gets boring :love:
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:iconred-dragon-45:
red-dragon-45 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Woah!
That's realy nice...
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:iconzaxlin:
Zaxlin Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Student Filmographer
Amazing. :o
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:iconzaxlin:
Zaxlin Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Student Filmographer
Amazing. :o
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dragons-eene-fflover Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
hey when i was wacthing how to do something on youtube the guy had this s his wallpaper XD
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:icondanilocc:
danilocc Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
looks like drago, from bakugan
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Vampire-Bat365 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
This dragon is.....
AMAZING!!! Whoever you are you really outdid yourself (:

Whatever that means :lol: lol

Um, this is well drawn, great details, etc. I'm stunned! Although I suck and everything looks amazing, but this... this is too good for words. 8D
I really like the background, too!
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:iconasti-friend:
asti-friend Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This dragon rules! He looks so confident and ready to fight!
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:iconsunwukung22:
sunwukung22 Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
*sigh* if only I could see more of This guy he inspires me so much
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:icontall3shyguy:
tAll3Shyguy Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Dragon of Fire! I am going to use this in my Banger Universe as Guy (Of Tales of The Abyss)'s Pet Dragon.
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:iconglitchmaister159:
Glitchmaister159 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Aww.. Lovely, to sad it's not 1600x1200 :o I would've used at desktop! :D
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:iconrubendevela:
rubendevela Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
:) It's really old, before higher res monitors were around
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:iconglitchmaister159:
Glitchmaister159 Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
Ah, I see :) Still a good art though!
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Kurogane05 Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
lol i was looking at the background of this guy's computer and thought to myself, "hey, that looks awfully familiar..." then i looked through your work and lo and behold, it is indeed this one! check it out for yourself! [link]
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:iconrubendevela:
rubendevela Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Wow! I wonder if he just likes red dragons or found it through my airsoft photo. Or maybe I gave him the pic, years ago?
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skateboarder11 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
I've had this favorited for years, but I'm just now commenting on it. ...Go me.

This is, as everyone else has put it, quite amazing. Perhaps it's just me, but seeing the time this was completed (2000, if I'm not mistaken?) just adds to the wonder of the picture - I wasn't aware Photoshop was quite as advanced then, but hell, I'm no artist.

I've always interpreted what he was doing with his hand as some sort of "motion" to actually start the fire in the background.

It's a shame the image is so small for a wallpaper - but I can't fault you for that, given its age (1024x768 was a lot back then, if I remember correctly.). Ah well.

All in all, a wonderful piece. I'm surprised it hasn't been DDed yet.
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:iconrubendevela:
rubendevela Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Yeah, this brings me back. :)
I made this before I has a scanner or a wacom tablet. The lines were made with the insane curve tool in MS paint!
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skateboarder11 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
...Damn, seriously?

That makes it even MORE incredible, honestly. Further proof that great things can be done with MSPaint.
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Jaceb3 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
OMG! Great details! 10 stars!
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:iconschazmen:
Schazmen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Dude, this is one of the coolest dragons I've ever seen!
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:iconlexusstorm:
LexusStorm Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah... this is probably one of the few dragons that I've come across on DA that I've actually saved onto my computer.

And I've decided to use it on several furry sites as my fursona. I hope that's OK.

Now, I'm just going to browse your gallery, and see if I like your other works ^^
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:iconmonchiken:
monchiken Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Extremely cool :clap: !!!!!
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:iconhorse-hart:
Horse-Hart Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Student General Artist
whoa! very cool =D nice job ^^
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:icondracondo:
Dracondo Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
*stares at wallpaper, drooling* Me like fire! Fire and red dragon go very good together! Good job!
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dragonsorcerer284 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Out of 10 stars, i give it a 100!!! ;)
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:iconzacharyzemsen:
ZacharyZemsen Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHOA,
that's cool.

The spikes sorta look like a mohawk...
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:iconrobertw7928:
RobertW7928 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Intense and Sexy all in one, Nice Job.
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:icondragon-master2:
dragon-master2 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
looks like the avatar for Reddragon9288 on gamespot
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WolfShadow7 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008   Traditional Artist
LOVE the colors and texture!!!! 5* fav!

!!!!!PLEASE CLICK!!!!!

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Dont let my poor dragons die... :( they need clicks.
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AvanXX87 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
can i use it at avatar pplleeeaaasssseeee
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:iconstreakspsyche:
StreaksPsyche Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
He's a thing of beauty.
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EdDarkflame Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice! I like his expression of confidence, but still remains kinda modest about himself. Awesome colors!
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BeelzDukeTres Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
WOW! It's great!:D
Good job.:w00t!:
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:iconserialthrillr:
SerialThrillr Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
I love the facial expression, and the fact that he's looking at his nails :D
"There are no challenge left, i burned it all already"
Excellent!
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:iconwhipzter:
whipzter Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Awesome job!!!!!! Instant fave!
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:icondasner:
Dasner Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008   General Artist
That looks like something I am trying to describe in a story I am writing. He looks awesome! ^_^
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:icondarkhorse11:
darkhorse11 Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This is awesome. I love his look and the background is good too. Very cool. :)
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