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Guardian of the Forest by John-Stone-Art Guardian of the Forest by John-Stone-Art
It's been ages since my last dragon... so time for another! 


I have never thought dragons to be evil.  They are fierce, dominant, brutal creatures, but not evil. To me they are nature's wrath made manifest, protectors of that which is pure, guardians of the untouched and sacred. 

So here is my latest take on our scaled winged favourites, hope you like him!

Speedpaint: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw5Jy-…;

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Guardian series:
Guardian of the Deep by John-Stone-Art  Guardian of the Sun by John-Stone-Art  Guardian of the Moon by John-Stone-Art
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Rile-Reptile Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks fantastic!
I gotta say, this is probably my favorite of your work so far!

The detail in this is absolutely fantastic!
It looks like it could be used in one of those fantasy card games!Magican Emote 

Watching the speedpaint was awesome as well,
seeing the different techniques you used to get specific details just right!

Simply amazing!Laughing Dragon
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
haha, thank you! Was a piece that somehow just came together.  Literally woke up one morning and was like, "I want to paint a dragon" and the rest is history :P 
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Prex-the-swordspony Featured By Owner May 20, 2017
So... what would the dragon consider as a reason to attack someone in the forest?
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
chopping down trees is a big no no I would say :P 
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:iconprex-the-swordspony:
Prex-the-swordspony Featured By Owner May 20, 2017
Well yeah, but what if I was just walking around out there?
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
lol... I'd say you're all good ;) 
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:iconprex-the-swordspony:
Prex-the-swordspony Featured By Owner May 20, 2017
Hooray! 
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CobraCatDragon2898 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Awesome! I love how you made this dragon fierce, but protective as well.
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Finsterdrache Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
Realy nice one, remember me on that green dragon of Heroes of Might and Magic 5.
Like this. ^^ How he's so wild and strong. Just Great! Favo.
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John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! Was a spur of the moment this dragon when I painted him, just went with the flow of a vague idea in my head, turned out pretty well! :) 
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Finsterdrache Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
Good flow ;)
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:iconthe-sprout-army:
The-Sprout-Army Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Professional General Artist
Perfect position and angle!
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! 😊 Still a favourite of mine.
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:iconfhelalr:
fhelalr Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016   Digital Artist
Cool! I love the colors!
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much! need to paint more green themed pieces I reckon :) 
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:iconartdog22:
artdog22 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016
Amazing work.
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! was great fun painting this one :) 
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:iconviperwings:
Viperwings Featured By Owner Edited Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic Dragon! +fav :D (Big Grin) 
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John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! :D 
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Viperwings Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No worries! ^_^
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:iconrevan005:
Revan005 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016
Cool!
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Much more to come in future, feel free to follow me for more :) 
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Revan005 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016
Ok.:)
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:iconfurrytiger:
FurryTiger Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Wow! It's cool. Very good detail and work with light and shadow! I like.)
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
cheers! Yeah bit of a favourite of mine :) 
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:iconkunyka:
KunYKA Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
and like you show here, kind-hearted dragon mustn't be cute and harmless:3
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darkfurwolf300 Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! :) 
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darkfurwolf300 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome
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MrD66 Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing !! OO It looks just like the Green Dragon from Heroes of Might and Magic 5. I love how high quality it is. ^^
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John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Edited May 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Was wicked fun to paint.
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Iovena Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, a really powerful dragon. A true guardian who'll defeat all threats to his forest.
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John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Yeah he'll do his job :P 
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Iovena Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yes, I think so too^^
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Taraneitor Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
Thank you.
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John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:D 
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BloodshedSabre Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
This right here is awesome!
What do you use to create such pieces?
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! PS cs5 :) 
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BloodshedSabre Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
I do believe it would take me thousands of years to learn to do something this well with CS5. :P :D
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DancingDemonArt Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Excelent!
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! :D 
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:iconkunyka:
KunYKA Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done!
(Who said that freak dragons can't be good guys?:3)
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
exactly! ;)
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decay125 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
nice
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:D thanks!
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decay125 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
np!
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berryblast123456 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is so amazing, you did everything so beautiful! I love it!
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:iconjohn-stone-art:
John-Stone-Art Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
appreciate the kind words, thank you :)
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berryblast123456 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anytime! :3
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SkimboDragon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautyful!
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