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Draco Constellation by ShadeofShinon Draco Constellation by ShadeofShinon
Fanart for one of my all time favourite movies and one of the most underrated movies I know, Dragonheart. Every dragon fan should see it, it is a great movie in every way and Draco is, hands down, the best movie dragon there is. Everyone else can go home.
I just rewatched this movie and remembered why I loved it so much. Also, I found out, to my great disappointment, that this movie has so little fanart out there. So I decided to fix it.

People who have seen the movie probably know what I was trying to do here. I think Draco turned out to be a bit too much fleshed out in this picture. I think the color balance is good as it is, but I guess I could've made the constellation part a bit more flat. Ah well, I hope the idea gets through anyway.

I hope you like it!
And watch the movie if you haven't!

Media Watercolours and white ink on Cartiera Magnani Portofino watercolour paper
Time taken 6-7 hours

Draco belongs to whoever is responsible of the movie Dragonheart
Art c *ShadeofShinon

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:iconsoliassoul:
Soliassoul Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this concept. It's so heartbreaking, though. ;_;

And those stars are astonishingly great. O.o I agree, he's a bit too solid, but where Draco's wing merges with the sky is done beautifully. I love it all!
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :>
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Pretty cool idea. And I adore the beautiful host of sparkling stars and galaxies in your night sky. White ink sure is a beautiful medium. Lovely painting. 
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! White ink is a very useful medium, but I think it needs to be used in moderation and only when needed. I think if you can make the same effect with paper white you should do it that way rather than applying white ink afterwards, just not to make the picture look too stuffed. I hope you know what I mean. But white ink is definitely apt to making night skies and stars.
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moltresflare Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
I think its amazing and you did a great job
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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GShepherd17 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I. LOVE this movie. There is no other movie like it, Draco is the best dragon!
Also.. don't watch the sequel... <(' i hate to say it, i REALLY do.. but the sequel is awful..
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. And no worries, I have no intention watching the movie. It sounds terrible and I don't want to ruin one of my favourite movies ever with a horrible sequel.
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GShepherd17 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is. The dragon in the new movie looks like freaking justin beiber :/ draco is waaay cooler.

Well i watched the sequel, it didnt quit ruin the movie because it wasnt same characters. So really it did no harm, but i say dont waste ya good time watching it lol
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Meerin Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I absolutely LOVED this movie. The second one was... ehhh to me. But I have both on DVD together X3 ah I love draco, and the old movie still brings out a tear or two at the end. This painting is beautiful  :)
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I never saw the second one. I own the first one and I watch it every now and then. It's a very beautiful and well made. Draco has such amazing personality, his animation is amazing. All the gestures and expression and his whole being is simply brilliant.
Anyway, thank you!
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Triosky Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Wow. Amazing.
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Wulfsista Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I know "Dragonheart" and Draco is one of my favourite Movie-Dragons, beside Saphira from the "Eragon"-Movie

 

Great, great Work

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Goddess-of-Time Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
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 beautiful. That part of the movie was very touching
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:iconshadeofshinon:
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Yeah, it sure was. :>
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Goddess-of-Time Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
You're welcome! =)

:icondracoplz: (<- oh lol not what I expected... but I left it because it made me laugh)
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, good that you left it, it made me laugh, too. |D
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Maty12 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
You did a very good job and it was a very clever idea for a drawing. The movie was great, I loved it.
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Maty12 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
No probs.
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Hidavalentinwar Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Purisen aina onnesta, kun kuulen Sean Conneryn äänen ja hän teki loistavaa työtä Dracona. Muistan vielä ensimmäisen kerran, kun näin tämän elokuvan tai ainakin sen loppukohtauksen. Jokin siinä kiehtoi minua niin paljon, että se kiusasi minua vuosikausia takaraivossani kunnes törmäsin tähän elokuvaan uudestaan lukioni järjestämällä risteilyllä. Nappasin sen heti mukaani ja katsoin sen kokonaisuudessaan. Se oli hyvin nostalginen hetki ^^

Oikein hieno kuva taas kerran. Pidän erityisesti tuosta siirtymästä sinisestä ruskeaan. Se on niin sulava ;)
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Hidavalentinwar Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Purisen aina onnesta, kun kuulen Sean Conneryn äänen ja hän teki loistavaa työtä Dracona. Muistan vielä ensimmäisen kerran, kun näin tämän elokuvan tai ainakin sen loppukohtauksen. Jokin siinä kiehtoi minua niin paljon, että se kiusasi minua vuosikausia takaraivossani kunnes törmäsin tähän elokuvaan uudestaan lukioni järjestämällä risteilyllä. Nappasin sen heti mukaani ja katsoin sen kokonaisuudessaan. Se oli hyvin nostalginen hetki ^^

Oikein hieno kuva taas kerran. Pidän erityisesti tuosta siirtymästä sinisestä ruskeaan. Se on niin sulava ;)
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hänellä on kyllä todella mukava ääni. Sitä kelpaisi kuunnella enemmänkin. Ja olen samaa mieltä, hänen äänensä sopi Dracolle erittäin hyvin. Yleensä en ole mikään animoitujen otusten dubbausten fani, mutta tämä on jo taidetta.

Kiitoksia! :>
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AnimeFlight Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dragonheart. I first saw it when I was very small on the SciFic channel with my dad. This movie left an impression on me even at the tender age of seven. When I found it in the movie store years later and flipped the heck out. I watched it twice within two days. Haha.
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The movie left an impression on me as well when I first saw it. I feel like watching it again right now.
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Hungarianbeast Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i cried when he died :iconcryforeverplz: and the music that goes under that scene doesn't help with it
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, the ending's a real tear-jerker. The OST is just perfect, especially that one song.
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Hungarianbeast Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes it is.
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awsome1236 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o and anyone hoo is on please look at my stuff! i new
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awsome1236 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that lookz almost xactly like him!
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BeadyEyedGirl Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the reason why I managed to watch this as a child was because my mom was a fan of Sean Connery!!!

I thank her soooo much for that!!!

DragonHeart FOREVER!!!!
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! That was fortunate for you. :>
Dragonheart is amazing. :heart:
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BeadyEyedGirl Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh yes it was... i even persuaded my brother (who happens to be a dragon lover) to watch it...
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ShadoWolf0913 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful! :D I love that movie so much!
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :>
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LugiaUmbreonPower Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Most very amazing~! :heart: OAO
I love this so much~ :3
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. :>
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LugiaUmbreonPower Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student General Artist
No prob.^^
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Katoracked Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dragonheart was my favorite movie ever as a child! Plus your painting is beautiful! :+favlove:
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It was my favourite movie, too, it's still one of the dearest movies to me. Thanks!
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Katoracked Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's definitely a movie I will forever treasure in my heart. And you're welcome!
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EnderCreeper-18 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Wow.
You have seen DragonHeart?
I love that movie!
It so badass!
I love it!
XD
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I certainly have! It's one of my all-time favourite movies.
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EnderCreeper-18 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Yes
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Sanhanian Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Finally, someone else who's seen it! None of my friends have even heard of it.
And it's such an awesome movie.
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know right! None of my IRL friends know about it and it's quite sad.
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Sanhanian Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, no kidding.
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TiaHarribel93 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Artist
AMAZING 0.0 I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED DRACO!!!!
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I've always loved Draco as well.
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