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Carenath ref sheet by rah-bop Carenath ref sheet by rah-bop
Commission for Carenath Ziroth. I did not create this character, I only drew him.


art © Rah-Bop
character © Carenath

This image is exclusively for Carenath and Carenath ONLY. Under no circumstances may you use, modify, or redistribute this image, in whole or in part, in any way.
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DragonFlame123 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, hes really cool
Xervir Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
As wide as this animal's wingspan is I would suspect that it would live in mountainous terrain and feed on anything that it can see on the ground beneath it. This is in comparison to the Andean Condor, which inhabits South American mountains and will glide for more than 100 miles daily in search of carrion. It is one the heaviest land-based flying animals in the world. Take note that when hunting from the skies a bright or reflective underbelly would make the animal very difficult to see.
Kaonashi-Nanashi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. I didn't know that about the underbelly. I'll keep that in mind when I think about my dragons. 
Akcire98 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Your Dragons are amazing!
sack-back Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
simply amazing
Miuchmodi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Steambigbear Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Thats cool.
LunaLuv000 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
:la: *speachless*
draco2393 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Love how you did the wings
RandomFoxFan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
very cool :D
Alphaheart Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
i love that dragon it is awsome
night-fury-lover-1 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
excellent job!
dragoneh Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
this is really good well done
aesujin Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Student
Fantastic shading! :)
RobinRavenmoon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Student General Artist
Skylergirl94 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
Whoa! I think this is my favorite dragon ..... Soo cool!
Nagase13 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
very very beautiful i looove dragons.! :la:
TNHawke Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
beautiful work!
TheDemonHunter14 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
oooo I like the details^^
Saelyra Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
Man, I gotta say I have always loved how you texture/render the wing membrane. Very 'legit' looking.
Scaleeth Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh cool! I know him! :3

Beautiful art! <3
L-Young Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
wow, nice work with the scales and the shading and the anatomy 0_0 everything looks awesome ^_^
Fluffball264 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww that top right image just has "Dentist visit" painted all over it ^^
Elziler Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
thats BEutiful!!!
of-Salfarro Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Nice! I like to see the folding wing fingers too, mine fold as well but I've always been too poor to commission you (and so undecided on certain other details anyways) so it's like I got a teeny little visual freebie today... go me! :D
rah-bop Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I was actually thinking of you when I did it. I've been looking for an excuse to draw folded wing fingers. :x
of-Salfarro Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
It all works out!! :D
Niohoggr Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Lovely work!
THe details are - as always- stunning! n .n
LhuneArt Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
As always, your reference sheets just make me drool. The simplicity of the sheet itself, the amazing detail in the character. The way you drew the wings and the way the wing flap covers the elbow really makes the membrane look strong but elastic, it totally makes sense.

Awesome job, Rah-Bop :3.
RaptorArts Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love this piece. The wings alone on the top view show your mastery at wings and the texture is fantastic! Wish I could do work this nice. :D
Skysealer Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think.. the one thing that strikes to be ABSOLUTELY AWESOME is ironically a very small detail: the way the membrane folds over the elbow, gosh why did no one else see this 'til now? Brava! It makes total anatomical sense.

Very beautiful ref as always, love your anatomies. C:
Azerane Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! The complexity of that is amazing. Really incredible.
endsdawn Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Wow, that is a really nice reference sheet. Love all the detail and the wonderful shading.
ROLLTECK Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional Artist
yeahh it s very beautiful work:jawdrop: :o great job :);)
RazenHashikado Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Awesome dragon! Very nicely detailed work. :D
Pterux Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
Absolutely gorgeous character reference. I'm in love with the wings--so creative. :heart:
A-Grey-Jackalope Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
One of these days I am certainly going to commission a dragon ref from you. These are just too stunning. :heart:
Moonrisepower Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is drop dead amazing..O.O
Nambroth Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
Rah you taught me about PATAGIUMS and I will never, ever forget!
silverwolf81 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful job! the look of the scales is amazing, looks like to took a lot of patience to do.
LeccathuFurvicael Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
Lovely work rendering the folds and texture of the wing membrane - it looks fitting to the proportion of the animal. Did you draw in every line originally? What a heck of a lot of detail, but it doesn't overwhelm or swamp - you can still make out what you need to. I will leave the rest of the critique out since this is a completed drawing - again, beautiful rendering, and for some reason the fact that the ventral scales stand out from each other really seems like they are meant to be that way, very 'scientific' in its execution. I guess by 'scientific' I mean 'specific', as in detail and attention to the different regions and any changes that may be evident due to their placement - the neck strikes the most attention from me.

I really like this - keep up the good work! :D :heart:
rah-bop Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not really sure what you mean by "did you draw in every line originally." I don't really know how to answer. D:

Oh gosh, Leccathu, PLEEEASE critique it if you see anything amiss or if you have any suggestions you think I could benefit from. It doesn't matter that this one is done; I am always working on more stuff, so any advice will be very helpful for future pictures, I'm certain!

LeccathuFurvicael Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Sorry about the bad word choices. :D I was meaning if you had used a digital texture to help get the wing membrane to look as it does, or if the small folds and texture in the wing membrane was all hand-drawn.

One thing that I thought while looking at this was the depth of the torso/chest - it seems almost disproportionate to the rest of the body structure. But, now that I think of it, it is reminiscent of a bird's chest cavity and back, made to withstand the stresses placed on it by the muscles attached to the ribcage, keel, and back. Due to the keel, birds' bodies look very deep as well. That may have been what you were thinking of while constructing this, and I also don't know if the original concept/reference depicted the dragon as very deep-chested as well. I can't really say what would make it look better (I'm still having problems with figuring out anatomy and proportion myself), so... this critique was pretty much a bust. XD

As well, you have beautiful rendering abilities and execution of anatomy, though the head in the main image seems a little out of place, almost. I think it's only because it is a more simple design and it looks as though the light is hitting the side of the face facing us, making it lighter than the rest of the overall body.

Apart from that, I can't see anything to comment on constructively. :D It's interesting how so many people are responding to the wing membrane 'folded' across the elbow when the wing is furled. For one thing, I am assuming that bats have a similar effect when they furl their wings, but I have, for the life of me, have not been able to find references seeing this, or anything that the wing membrane between body and last digit does as the digits are closed in. If you have any photos of this, PLEASE SHOW THEM TO ME!!! I'S DEMANDS EEET!! :heart: XD *laughs* But seriously, the way you worked with the membrane has been nothing I've ever thought of, and it seems like it would work - great work on your part. :D

As well, on the note that you are very experimental with your coloring techniques, I am very much the same way. I have no real pattern myself. :P So much for tutorials, eh?

Again, I am always happy to see new work from you - brava! ^^ And I love you too, Rah-Bop. We never seem to communicate a lot, or get much of a chance to, but it's always awesome when we do. :D :glomp: ^^ Keep up the great work!
bored-dog Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
Very nice! I love the way you painted the wing membranes on the main dragon image- how it folds over the "elbow".
Tomecko Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm loving that beautiful, jewel-bright blue.
Grahckheuhl Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
Love that shade of blue.
Though that statement is in no way biased what so ever. Nope, nu-uh... >.=.>
Sejuay Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW OH MAN. I like the toothy face. :D
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
The Queen of Anatomy over here ^_^ This is one gorgeous dragon design and he is HUGE.
darkwolf994 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
RiverStreak Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
I love how the wings fold! It's amazing how life like you made this character. I love your art to bits :+favlove:
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