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Slayer by Lizzy-John Slayer by Lizzy-John
No, not the vampire kind of slayer. Sorry Buffy fans.

This is digital over pencil. The pencils didn't have any background, but once it was all painted it didn't really look right without one. It took a while to settle on a light cloudscape and border. Hope it looks okay!

Comments and Critique appreciated, as always.
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gwarnage Featured By Owner 3 days ago
every day , dragons suffer from knight , fighter jet , and viking abuse , for just pennies a day , you can stop this
CloakedOrphan0709 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Looks like Michael defeating Satan. Just sayin...
swillchambers Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
SolomonAros Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't look at this without wondering... how did he manage to stab the dragon in the sky? And how does the slayer plan on landing in a fashion that won't kill him?
wolfnoom Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014   Digital Artist
thats so obvious, he is a dragoon knight pffff, they have this ability "jump" and "high jump" thats how he can reach so high
SolomonAros Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Silly me! That makes perfect sense!
wolfnoom Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014   Digital Artist
Vagohe Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He doesn't.
IvanRostoff Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
I can't believe how few people ask that!
kuniedakakashi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
saint george?

Keeline Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
This is a really wonderful art. The colours and the scales, the armor! Fantastic. :) (Smile) +fav Heart   
But I do hope, he sprouts some wings, or the impact will hurt.. Sweating a little...
genghisjon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice lines and colors!
RobertDanielRyan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is gorgeous! It also reminds me of Saint George And The Dragon. 
LucasMolla Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why kill the dragon???

I donīt like of it...
wahay Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning. The cool reflective lighting is a refreshing touch, too!
Razzle1184 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
amazing, love the dragon!!! amazing detail on the Armour and scales
Christa-Kinde Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013   Writer
Stunning. Exciting. And a part of me is screaming, "You're going to fall!"
chiryogatito Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
this is one of my truly favourite pieces on this page, like in the top 10. i return to it each certain time
Babymordred121 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013   General Artist
The fabric-y texture to the dragon wings is interesting. Never seen that before.
ChikiriChou Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amaziiing! O A O omg I wish I were that good ; u ;
sandw1chl0vr Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Aww, the poor dragon :(
SKKDragonKnight Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Nice detail!
footinadream Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
wow!! love this!
WateryGrave Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Very pretty, I like the colouring of the scales against the colour of the background.
Versipelles Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
See, this is what fantasy art should be about. Despite the violence of the theme, the somewhat muted colors give a very lyrical feeling to this picture. The transition from the white, to the red, to the green gives a wonderful sens of depth. There's almost an arabesque feeling in all the complications of curves, but the diagonal thrust of the lance, the torso and abdomen of the dragon, and the thigh and calf of the knight, give a nice overall unity of movement, nicely counterpoised by the secondary diagonals of the neck and train. Excellent.
DaKirin Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Very good job. I can see you really took your time. Love it.
The-WiseFool Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
simple amazing!!!
Gingermoth Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
This is beautiful. I LOVE THIS.
cabepfir Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
very dynamic and splendid colours!
lonely29archer Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
pretty epic!
Katzenfrau007 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Precious work! I like it the final result!
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work... send you a request of my group :iconsoulcollectors:
DiegoSazon Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Very Good design! Reminds me a little of the story of "St. George" ... The dragon was pretty cool and very good wings.
The warrior armor then perfect. Especially the inner parts and flexible. Their colors are also very beautiful.
Now the question that remains: How does he plan to arrive alive to the ground now that the dragon died in mid-flight? KKKKK
hungerartist Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Lizzy, it's amazing to see how your work has progressed! Loving these new pieces and so glad to see you back on DA. I think the cloudscape and border are highly successful...the design of the dragon is delightfully vintage, and the colors and presentation seem to nod at artists like Durer, or Rackham, or Jon Foster. However, the attention to realistic lighting and space makes it totally fresh and uniquely you...hope to see more soon!
DrawsTillIdie Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
I like the way you colored the scales on the dragon, and the design on the armor. Also, the shadow under the slayer looks very good:)
Aleph777 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wilmar-Ballespi Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Digital Artist
i love it! ;)
kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
It definitely looks more than just "okay". It looks great! Wonderful attention to detail, not just in the figures themselves but in their movement too. The image seems to jump right off the screen!
utriv Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Wow! COOL!
Dionisante Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good!!!
WeeFreeMrMan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your treatment of the wings is excellently done, and the coloration of the scales works wonders in hue composition.
JeffStokely Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional
This is absolutely beautiful...
TheFifthElephant Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible. The only thing I can comment on is that the clothes and such aren't blowing about nearly enough to portray the amount of drama in the scene, but it's sublimely drawn/painted.
awrugro Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
magnificent, so inspiring
AtomicAgeEthan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Beautifully done. Great composition.
thirdhand Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
great detail
oOlinstant0miso0soup Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic work! I really like the scales on the dragon and all the different colors :) I think the clouds look great as well, creates a great frame♪
tcwordsmith Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student General Artist
My friend showed me this and my first thought was, "Sweet, merciful Saint George." This is gorgeous.
kitgryph Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Seriously cool! And, classic.
outsidelogic Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This really stands out because it's so bright and luminous. So many other fantasy-themed works around here are dark and portentous, which is fine certainly, given the subject matter. But it's nice to see someone make use of a light color pallette and still produce a powerful image.
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